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Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement Photos

August 4, 2022


couple kissing at lincoln park zoo during their engagement photos

Summertime engagement sessions are still in full swing, and we’re loving every last one of them. If you’re like me and the thought of having to look good in humidity and heat stresses you out, I definitely recommend either an at-home or studio session, but if you’re like Maria and John, you embrace it and knock your engagement photos out of the park despite sweating through a dress shirt.

We had originally planned to go from the Lincoln Park Zoo to the pier at North Avenue Beach, but due to the heat and humidity, decided to venture around the Zoo instead. A lot of people only think of the Honeycombs when they think of photos at the Zoo, but there are SO many beautiful vignettes around the park and we took full advantage of them, especially the gorgeous wildflowers. Scroll to see some of my favorites from their session.

All image © Arielle Gallione 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. 

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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