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Villa Terrace Milwaukee Engagement Session

April 16, 2024


If you have been following me on socials lately, you know the last few weeks (months) have been pretty somber for my family. We suffered two unexpected losses of two people who were very important in my family, and one of them was far too soon. It has been difficult and life has been heavy with grief, but I managed to slip in a little bright spot a few weeks ago in Milwaukee with Bridget and Brent at Villa Terrace Milwaukee.

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum has been on my Midwest bucket list for wedding photos for quite awhile. After ruling out an Italy wedding for Connor and I, we looked at having a local wedding at this gorgeous Italian Arts Museum. Unfortunately our guest list was too large for the venue to accommodate; however, if you’re having a wedding with less than 125 guests this spot should be high up on your list. The venue is stunning with absolutely gorgeous grounds, and beautiful indoor photo locations as well. Our session was a tad too early in the season to enjoy the grounds, so we stuck to shooting inside the terrace. It did not disappoint!

Bridget and Brent are getting married in Chicago later this year, and they will be one of the last few weddings I shoot before I get married! This year feels just a little bit sweeter knowing that I am in the same season of life as all of my clients. It has been wonderful getting to know every single one of my couples, and I look forward to talking to all of the 2025 couples hitting my inbox. If you want to be one of those couples, click here. 🙂

Scroll to see some of my favorites from this engagement sesh.

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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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