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Jacyln + Tom | Luxury Wedding Photography at London House Chicago

November 8, 2022

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Now that busy season is over, I can finally start sharing more of the weddings and sessions I have had over the past few months. This season was absolutely incredible to me – five states, four countries, and three continents between May and October – but we are beyond ready for some rest, relaxation, and holiday cheer (if you know me, you know ya girl lives for Christmas movies, baking, and allllll of the warm, cable knit sweaters and fuzzy socks that Abercrombie, Aerie, Quince, and Aritzia have in stock.) But before we start getting snow I want to flash back to a spicy Labor Day Weekend in Chicago with Jaclyn and Tom. By spicy, I mean literally 85 degrees and a church so old that they’re not allowed to install air conditioning, but the portraits are a lil spicy too.

This was a classically Chicago wedding with two big Italian families: a vibe right up Arielle’s alley. Jaclyn and Tom had the biggest and best crew surrounding them on their wedding day, and it was a party from start to finish. The pair got ready at London House Chicago, were wed at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii (the oldest Italian church in Chicago, that both sets of grandparents were married at of course), took photos by the Wrigley Building, and returned to London House for their reception in one of London House’s beautiful ballrooms. Fun fact: pre-COVID I used to photograph LondonHouse’s New Years Eve party and it was wild, but watching the fireworks over the Chicago river from their ballroom is a core memory for me. Jaclyn and Tom’s families are so close and it made the day so intimate, despite there being nearly 200 people in attendance. I had the best time documenting this big Italian bunch and am looking forward to documenting all of life’s biggest moments for them in the years to come. Scroll to see some of my favorites from their day.

Jac is super close with her sister, just like I am, so naturally this moment was everything to me.

My guy Derrick Tate happened to be playing his sax near the Wrigley Building where we were taking photos and naturally the bridesmaids were living for it. Derrick plays at weddings too!

A moment of silence for the coolest part about having your wedding at London House Chicago: getting to have your photos taken in the cuppola on the roof. This was also a nice moment alone for Jaclyn and Tom as they opted not to do a first look beforehand. If you choose to be like them on your wedding day, add a little buffer time on your schedule so you can be alone for your wedding portraits! The pair also snuck away to a private room to eat a few appetizers before joining their family and friends for cocktail hour.

All images © Arielle Gallione 2022.

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BEHIND THE LENS

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.)

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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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george town,
the bahamas

boracay, malay, 
philippines

nashville

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JULY 28TH - 31ST, 2022

SEPT 8TH - 11TH, 2022

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