Today was vibrant and fun and joyful, and so very happy. These two have built a beautiful life together and I was just thankful to get to witness this part of it.
1 1234 minutes ago
And what if I told you that we are meant to
go through the rain to beautiful bloom into
a garden of beauty and wonder?
Would you still choose to run the opposite way?
Without rain there are no glorious fields of wildflowers
through where children run full of joy.
Even the storm that may show up at night, even there, how would we learn to embrace the bright mornings that allow us to embrace the sun and light once again?
At times we feel fear and hide under the “safe roof” when a little rain begins to show up. Don’t be afraid to dance and grow in the rain. Allow yourself to beautifully bloom. Bloom beautifully…
Oh my goodness gracious, these two 😍 We had the absolute best day with Megan and Johann today and just adored getting to celebrate them all day long!!! From the very moment we arrived bright and early this morning, these two AND their precious families & friends made our team feel incredibly welcome and loved, and we just felt like a part of their crew by the end of the day!!! 💖 Megan and Johann, you two are beyond EASY to celebrate, and we hope you realize how loved you are by everyone who came to be there on your special day today!! Getting to be your photographers & videographers has been a total honor and joy for Luke and I, and we literally can’t wait to share more from your stunning day- but here’s one favorite for tonight ☺️ Congrats, you two... we just love you guys!!! Xoxo!! 💕🎉 #caitlinandlukebride
1 3659 minutes ago
Ya know those days where everything goes as good as it could possibly go? That was today.
Man oh man do I feel blessed to have been just a part of documenting these two incredible, humble, and kind people’s love story. Thank you thank you thank you for trusting me. ❤️ Tonight my heart is full.
Still a few weekends available in 2019 if you’re trying to lock me in!
The way these two look at each other ... It’s something I get a front row seat to on a wedding day and always notice — the way couples look at each other. In Blake and Elizabeth, there is so much mutual admiration, twinkle ✨, respect, and ... giddiness ☺️ We love these two SO much and cannot wait to share more of their magical day with you soon!! 💗 #maisonmeredith#welovemarriage
4 922 hours ago
Our 11-Piece Band ripping it up from the very first note!! Tonight!! Saturday 6.15 @guacamolina_ 9:06pm .
never enough love for the boys! Jared killed it this morning during his engagement session with Sara. 🙌🏼 anybody else getting Matt Damon/Ben Affleck vibes? 😉 (and let’s be clear, Sara shined the whole time!)
“When should we cut our wedding cake?” This is a great question that a lot of brides ask as they start to plan out the order of events at their reception! I am the first to say, “It’s your day, there are no rules!”, but there are a couple things to consider when timing out your cake cutting.⠀
1.) Does your venue and/or catering team need time to cut and then serve your guests from the wedding cake?⠀
If you plan to serve the cake to your guests and if you have a lot of people in attendance, your venue might request you cut your cake immediately following your grand entrance at the reception. This will allow them time during dinner to cut up the cake and prepare it to be served to every table right after dinner ends.⠀
2.) Do you have a different desert bar or cake being served to guests that’s separate from your main cutting cake?⠀
If you plan to have a desert bar that guests can serve themselves at or if you only have a small cutting cake or don’t plan to serve cake to your guests, then you have a bit more freedom in choosing when to cut your cake. You could cut it at the start to kick things off, or you could cut it after dinner as a kind of transitional moment between dinner and dancing.⠀
Talk more with your venue and wedding coordinator about when the best time to cut your cake would be, and rest assured I’ll be ready when you are to photograph this timeless wedding moment! 🎂🍰
3 173 hours ago
Who would’ve guessed we were in the middle of a torrential down pour when this photo was taken???!🤪 Absolutely love these two for being such troopers in this rainy weather!!💕
(Ps I hate this weather)
This is how I hope all my couples feel on their wedding day, carefree and happy!!! Yesterday my dear friend got married and I had the extreme honor of photographing her special day. Amy and Mark, thank you for allowing me to capture your love for love another. It was such a fantastic day!!! #flagday2019
6 365 hours ago
Reminiscing on my own beach engagement TWO summers ago. How has it been that long?!
4 335 hours ago
We had so much fun walking around Lincoln Square for Curtis and Laura’s engagement pictures this past week! The rain gave everything a little extra shine ⭐️ 🌧 —-
There’s so much to love about this classic Chicago neighborhood pic 😍❤️
What’s your favorite Chicago neighborhood? We’re big fans of Edgewater (beautiful beaches!), Lincoln Square (our fav brunch place) , & Rogers Park (fav coffee shop!).
On the hunt for a beautiful portrait session or wedding photographer?
Message local business @goldenpathoscollective for availability! Haley’s books are open in the Midwest for summer and fall 2019 but slots are filling quickly!
Currently booking: weddings, engagements, family portraits, senior photos, and event photography.
2 275 hours ago
I’ve been so lucky to have more shoots recently, with the weather getting better. One of my favorite parts about the shoots is exploring new parts of the city! A lot of the time people come to me with location ideas, so I am able to see their choice and widen the places I can recommend to people. These photos were taken near the Adler Planetarium, Amanda’s family photos were at the Palmer House Hilton, Maria’s photos were at Buckingham Fountain, and yesterday’s photos were at the Baha’i Temple!! If you’re interested in a summer photo shoot, these are definitely some beautiful locations to consider!! Also, as requested 😂, I’ll be posting more before and afters so check my story to see a before and after for one of these group photos!
Calling all Chicago brides to be!⠀
In just under two weeks @VollesBridal will be trunk showing our #WildFeatherByRish collection including these breathtaking (left) #OsykaByRish and #PhoenixByRish gowns!⠀
From June 28 - July 7, check out the link in our bio to book your appointment today!⠀
Today is my 28th birthday, and it’s the perfect day to announce my summer couple’s shoot giveaway! Married, engaged, or dating— no requirements— you just need to be available to shoot in August and down for it to be by (possibly in) Lake Michigan!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Be following @ariellegallioneweddings, like this post, and tag a few friends.
2. Post a photo of you and your partner, tag me, and tell me why you want to shoot!
Deadline to enter is Monday, June 24th at 11:59pm CST. Tell your friends!! 🎉🎉
“Everything sucks except...” Niki & Alex met us at Joshua Tree last month and it was short, simple & so perrfffeeeeccctt. More to come promise💕
4 438 hours ago
The way Mont’e looks at Delivia melts my heart! Congratulations on your marriage and thank you for inviting us to celebrate your love! Here are just a few of our favorite photos from your wedding day! More to come soon! ⠀
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1 158 hours ago
These two are MARRIED! 😍
Ericka and Danny’s wedding day yesterday at the Eagan Community Center was nothing short of amazing. We ended the evening with a few husband and wife photos. Look at their “just married glow” 🥰
Happy weekending+I hope it feels as happy and colorful as this! Maybe go have a picnic and leave your phone at home. Maybe take a road trip with your favorite people. Maybe sleep late then make biscuits and gravy and go for a bike ride to even things out. No excuses...I’ve given you ideas now 😂 (also if you do confetti, do it right and make sure you’ll be picking it out of your hair for days 🙌🏻)
These two cuties are getting married today!! Kelly is pretty much a girl after my heart who loves Disney. She requested a picture (that I'm obviously going to share later on) of their rings that would form a Mickey head. GAH! I didn't even think of that!! Love it when my brides get super creative. ❤️ Can't wait to celebrate with them later! 😘
1 28015 hours ago
I rarely share personal photos here, but this past week we were in Portugal with my husband’s family and I took one of my all-time-favorite photos of him as we shared tapas at a cafe in Lisbon. It reminded me of the power of a photograph of someone you love- I am forever humbled to capture other people’s favorite memories in a way that will bring back those warm emotions. It’s truly an honor!
5 10911 hours ago
Look at this fluffy angel face !! the perfect way to start your Saturday 😍😍