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Julianna & Vince / Chicago Engagement Session

March 2, 2022


These two sweet humans are members at my gym, Surge to New Levels in Carol Stream, and I patiently waited for Vinny to pop the question (he showed me the ring at the gym the week before he proposed) because I knew Julianna would be reaching out for photos immediately. With a long engagement planned so Julianna can finish school, they booked a Valentine’s mini session with me last month to document these moments of being newly engaged while still planning to do a full session once they begin wedding planning. Absolutely adore how these photos turned out and I am very much looking forward to continue working with these guys.

Photos taken at A Darling Studio in Wicker Park.

© Arielle Gallione Photography 2022

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hi, i'm ARIELLE.

You can usually find me home with my golden retriever or day dreaming of my next trip to Italy.

I am a firm believer in living life with purpose and never missing the opportunity to experience something new. The Meyers-Briggs test says I am an INFJ with ESFJ qualities (an introverted extrovert, IYKYK), and my friends say I am the person they come to when they need comfort, advice, or fresh baked goods. I consider myself an empath, so special moments you share with your loved ones will likely get me all teary eyed and sentimental. I am not here to pretend life is picture perfect, but to capture genuine emotion and create timeless pieces of art to decorate your home. I’m constantly striving for perfection, but have a calming personality and am relatively easy going. 

When the camera is not around my neck, I am a big home body. I love hanging on the couch with my dog, making pasta, breads and desserts from scratch, squatting 400+ pounds in the gym, or plotting my next trip outside of the US. As a direct descendant of Italian immigrants, I feel most at home in Italy (and speak a bit of Italian, too.)



Arielle has photographed over 175 weddings across 12 states, 5 countries, and 3 continents. While her heart beats for coastal and countryside Italian weddings, she is willing to travel anywhere and everywhere to document your day.








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