Backyard Family Session in Arlington Heights

July 22, 2022


This family session was an absolute treat (and not because momma sent me home with a six pack of seltzers after, lol.) This is the Seidler family. I have been photographing mom and dad long before Cole and Audrey came into the picture — I’ve done extended family sessions for them and Carly’s parents and siblings since 2015. When I tell you this family reminds me of my own insane, loving, hilarious family I mean it. I absolutely adore every minute I get to spend with them, and cannot wait to document their kids as they grow.

Four days before our session, THEY MOVED INTO A NEW HOUSE. Most parents I know would have immediately rescheduled, but Carly and Adam wanted to document their literal fresh start before their furniture even arrived, and an empty living room with wood floors and white walls was music to my little photographer ears.

We started with some photos on the living room floor, ran around the backyard, and finished by playing tag in the front yard. Cole and Audrey are some of the most well behaved kids I have ever photographed, and are SO GOOD at following my prompts and loving on each other (and mom and dad!) to create absolute magic. Scroll below to see some of my favorites from their session.

chicago family session shot in their home

Truly don’t think I could be more obsessed. To book your own family session, click here.

© 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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