Annie & Vic’s Chicago Lakefront Proposal

April 1, 2022


When I tell you these were the worst conditions I’ve ever shot portraits in, I mean it. 😂 It was 30 degrees, raining, and there were 20mph winds that made my hands numb and my winter jacket drenched. But Vic had this planned out for months and we were not about to let mother nature deter him from proposing to his best friend, Annie. Fortunately, due to the weather, the lakefront trail was completely empty and allowed for me to hide out near the back doors of the Shedd Aquarium while I waited for Annie and Vic to arrive (it was made even more brutal by a forgotten pair of gloves on my end, lol.) Despite it all, Vic pulled off the perfect surprise, and the rain made for some of the most romantic, cinematic photos ever.

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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 150 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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