engagement sessions

Engagement Session on 35mm film

January 30, 2023


This session isn’t new if you’ve been following me since last summer, BUT these film scans weren’t ready at the time I initially shared Olivia and Ryan’s engagement session and they deserved their own post. These two are literally the most photogenic couple ever, which obviously made it a dream to shoot their engagement and wedding, but throw some 35mm film into the mix and we have absolute magic.

I have been shooting film leisurely for the past seven years, but had only used it for client work once until 2021. Part of me enjoyed keeping this aspect of photography to myself – it was a hobby, something I could be intentional with: taking photos of my travels, family and friends on film. But as I have grown in my craft, I realized that the work I loved the most was vastly different than what I had been creating for 90% of my clients and it was time I merged the two. Over the last two seasons I have fully embraced my photographic style, and it has resulted in working with dream clients in dream locations who hire me for a unique, timeless way of documenting these fleeting moments in their lives.

The majority of this engagement session was shot on digital, but I shot a roll of Porta 400 and a roll of 400 tri-x and the photos came out so stunning. Developed and scanned by Bellows Film Lab in Wicker Park.

End of roll vibes. No editing or filters. IT CANT BE DUPLICATED
Magic. Pure Magic.

Slowly adding film packages to my 2023 and 2024 weddings. If you’re interested in having 35mm film shot at your wedding, mention it on your inquiry form. Click here.

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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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boracay, malay, 



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