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Susanna & Adam at The Haight

May 8, 2022

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Suz and Adam’s wedding was my first of busy season and I am SO grateful we had beautiful weather (the last 40+ days of rain and no sunshine have been brutal on my well being, and I am sure a lot of you can relate.) I am a veteran of their venue, The Haight, but whenever I shoot at a venue frequently I find ways to make my couple’s photos unique to avoid my own feelings of redundancy. For these two it meant shooting wedding party photos and portraits off site in downtown Elgin, as well as taking advantage of gorgeous spring blooms. My favorite part of the day was Susanna’s Grandma, lovingly known as Guma, rolling down the aisle as flower girl and tossing rose petals. Scroll through these photos to see Guma in all her glory, as well as some of my favorite from this day:

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Susanna had an exact replica made of her mom’s ring. So sweet.
If you know me, you know that it only took 30 seconds for me to lose it while documenting this moment.
Susanna and Adam exchanged vows privately after their first look. It was such a sweet, intimate moment.
Grandma was the flower girl and absolutely stole the show. Again, cue tears.

Vendors:

Photography: Arielle Gallione Photography

Second Photographer: Ness McCormick

Venue: The Haight, Elgin, IL

Florist/Decor: Town and Country Gardens

Cake: Delish Cakes

Make up: Elle Artistry

Hair: Hairs 2 the Bride

All images © 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 ESFJ, 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. 

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