About Me

from maxing out my credit cards to earning an Emmy Award • silly, fun and a flare for the dramatic; this is me!

I LOVE photography. It is not only my life's work, but my passion. I began in 2006 when I maxed out my credit card to buy two cameras, a flash and two lenses. I was HORRIBLE when I began, but I was determined to be among the best. My photographic education came after graduating college for broadcast journalism and documentary film production. To make a long story short, I worked as a helicopter cameraperson for ABC, NBC, Fox and WGN in Chicago. After 7 years of flying, I retired from the news, earned an Emmy Award with WGN months after retiring, and made the scary leap to go full time in photography.

Every year, I make a point to study with at least one photographer in person, as well as to take multiple continued education courses online. I am obsessed with learning. I also LOVE teaching others what I know! I am constantly exploring different avenues of the photographic world, and capture more than weddings.

Because of this, I only accept a limited number of wedding commissions per year. When I am not capturing weddings, I am capturing dancers and gymnasts, athletes, families, and commercial work for corporations and celebrities.

I am VERY outgoing, and always want to have fun in any situation I find myself in. I am genuine ('fake' makes me itchy), and give everything I have to the people whom I love and who love me. I LOVE meeting new people, and love getting the opportunity to treat them the way that I treat my family. When I'm not behind the camera, I am involved with my church, I love exploring wines, playing classical piano, attending theater and music performances (and of course a solid rock concert), arts and crafts, and being athletically active. My family is my EVERYTHING. And my photo family is an extension of my family. I am so dang lucky!

Testimonials

Testimonials

Eileen and Mike

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"Amy Aiello is the most amazing photographer and person!!! She goes above and beyond to make your pictures look perfect. She helped us pick picture locations and set up a timeline for the day of the wedding. She also likes to know her clients personally which is such a nice touch. I would highly recommend Amy."

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