Kelsey + Anthony | White Pines Golf Club Wedding

I met Kelsey when she was a freshman and I was a junior in high school. We became good friends playing varsity softball together for two seasons, and a few years after I graduated and went to U of I, Kelsey followed suit and we’d occasionally bump into each other around campus. I don’t think I’d seen or heard from Kels since I graduated college, and I was so excited when her and Anthony reached out to me last year to shoot their wedding. It was a chilly one, but we braved the windy fall weather for a cute outdoor ceremony at White Pines in Bensenville, IL, and finished right in time for some perfect glow hour bridal pics on the golf course. These two are beyond sweet, and it was so much fun spending the day with them and their families. Wishing you guys nothing but the best xoxo

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All images copyright © Arielle Gallione 2019



The Fernstrom Family | East Dundee Family Photography

These guys are the first family I ever photographed in 2013. McKenna was 4 and Gavin was 6. We’ve done five family sessions since then, and it is crazy that I’ve been able to watch these kids grow up through my lens. This time around, and as both of us being residents of Dundee, we decided to incorporate a Dundee staple, Van’s Frozen Custard, into their session (don’t ask me how or why kids enjoy gummy worms in their ice cream, but Gavin did. McKenna opted for the smarter choice: cheesecake. ) We also walked around the riverwalk and found a couple of cute spots for a few Christmas card worthy group shots. After all of the rain we’ve been getting these last few weeks, we really lucked out with some decent weather. I’m so grateful for clients like Nicole and Ryan that have been around since the beginning, and I look forward to continuing to document all of these special moments for them. 💞

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All images copyright 2019 © Arielle Gallione Photography.

Chandler + Lacey's Lacuna Lofts Wedding

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As I get ready to wrap up my 2019 season, I couldn’t have been luckier to work with clients like Lacey and Chandler. They are kind, loving, laid back, and make my job look easy and effortless. It down-poured throughout their entire day, and they didn’t bat an eye at picking up umbrellas and going with the flow. I think their first-look was easily one of my favorite parts of the day (and possibly one of my favorite first-looks ever)— Chan’s reaction to seeing Lacey for the first time, as well as Lacey seeing Chan, was the absolute sweetest thing. Their ceremony was originally supposed to be on the roof of Lacuna Lofts, but due to the rain only letting up for about an hour, we were only able to squeeze some portraits in before relocating to their beautiful indoor ceremony spot. These two radiate love and good vibes, and as they exchanged vows you could tell not just how much they love each other, but how much they are loved by their family and friends. Following the ceremony, they had THE BEST reception. Not just because they had a gummy bear bar with pounds of fresh goods from the Albanese Candy Factory, but because everyone immediately hopped on the dance floor to celebrate with them (AND Lacey’s dress change was 🔥.) While I might have gotten soaked running to my car after, I had the most wonderful day working with these guys, and am so happy to have been apart of their day.

Chandler and Lacey — thank you guys for trusting me to do my thing, wishing y’all nothing but fresh blue shark gummies and happiness 5ever.

xoxo

Venue: Lacuna Lofts

Flowers: Dahlia Blooms Design

Dress #1: Pronovias

Dress #2: BHLDN

Pianist: Ryan Alexander

DJ: The Lab3l

Photobooth: Zippybooth

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All images copyright © Arielle Gallione 2019.

Alexa + Nick's Anniversary Session at The Morton Arboretum

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It rained (poured, actually) on Nick and Alexa’s wedding day last October, so we had a little re-do last weekend with some anniversary photos at The Morton Arboretum. The weather was puuuurfect, and Alexa killed it in that beautiful dress from Lulu’s. My favorite moment of the day was when I told Nick to whisper in Lex’s ear what his favorite part of the last year was and he whispered “getting a Costco membership” — I’m not married but my boyfriend and I made our first Costco trip yesterday and I can confirm that buying butter in bulk with your partner (and getting treated with a bulk bouquet of roses after a tough week 😭) is amazing. Nick is my second cousin, so I’m not going to act like we didn’t have a family party to attend and eat pasta at after this, but I love when my clients come back to me after their wedding and can’t wait to continue documenting their lives with each passing year. 💞

Head’s up! All of my weekends in October are booked, but you can click here to book a session for one of my remaining dates of 2019. I’ll likely be opening one or two days for mini sessions in the Northwest Suburbs soon— follow me on social to stay up to date.

Abby + Teddy's Dreamy Bluff Spring Engagement Session | Elgin, IL

When I pulled up next to them in the parking lot with my windows down and Teddy said “is that Bon Iver?” I knew we were in for a good session. We trekked into the Bluff Spring Nature Preserve during glow hour and the weather was that perfect taste of early fall we (by we I mean… me) have been longing for after a hot, hot summer. (Side note: i never knew this place existed until I googled “wild flower fields near me” while searching for the perfect spot in the suburbs for this shoot and it’s… 15 minutes from my house. Facepalm.) We listened to, you guessed it, Bon Iver and some other romantic portrait jams while I documented the love between these two, and if I said “sooo cute” while shooting once I said it 100 times. Abby is an absolute stunner and it’s so obvious how much Teddy adores her. Their love + soft summer light glowing on them made for a gallery of so many favorites that I had to share some of them here. I cannot wait to shoot their wedding next May!

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