Alix and Bob | Chicago Studio Maternity Photos

November 7, 2022


I don’t know what’s in the water this year, but every. damn. maternity session I have shot in the studio this year has been incredible. But now that I type “I don’t know” why… I do know why. Every single one of these mommas came to me with their vision for photos prior to the session and that is a huge key to making the most out of your photo shoot. If you don’t exactly what you want, that’s okay! But browse the web, think about your favorite movies, places, and art, and source your inspiration by the things around you that bring joy. Alix emailed me a few screenshots from Pinterest, as well as a few photos of mine that she’s seen via the blogs I shared above, so it was easy for me to take her inspo and run with it when it came time to shoot. She didn’t do an outfit consultation beforehand, but when she pulled that white tulle mini dress out of her bag I immediately knew this session was going to be fun. Scroll to see some of my favorite from the 4 looks Alix put together during this shoot! (And peep the most sparkly, fun booties.)

I hope to look this cute when I get pregnant tbh. Like… SO CUTE.

All images © 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 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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