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!
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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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"WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I do not even know where to begin with working with Amy! She is wonderful in all ways, as a photographer and as a person! We connected well with our personalities and by the end of our initial meeting we knew we wanted to work with us for our special day. Throughout our engagement session, she was able to get a feel of our style and helped us navigate being in front of the camera. She has such an eye for details and the little things that can make each photo special."
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"Where to even begin with Amy?! I reached out, and she set up a time to chat. And we CHATTED! We hit it off immediately. She was so easy to work with, and she put a lot of time and effort into really making our experience the best we could have ever imagined! Her work is award-winning, and you can really see why. She makes shooting so much fun, really makes you feel comfortable, and she's hilarious! If you are trying to decide who to trust for your photos, I recommend trusting Amy! She's beyond worth it!"
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