Chicago Family Photography 

Capturing the laughter,
the chaos, and the love 

Welcome to my photography world! Where capturing YOU is my passion. Whether you're embracing the sweetness of a newborn, or making new memories with your family. You've definitely come to the right place.

Take a look around, I can't wait to work together to create beautiful memories.

Are you looking for a photography experience that is stress free, fun, and leaves you smiling?

Are you looking for a photographer that is great with kids, has tons or patience, and has an eye for your best angles? 

Are you looking for photos that bring you joy, remind you of special moments in your life, are so beautiful you want to hang them everywhere?

Then you have come to the right place!


You can stop looking. You found your photographer.

Hey! I'm Ariel!

Lets GO

Prepare for all the cuteness that is the newborn session

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Ready to capture all the love, chaos, and joy that is your family?

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Be prepared to show the world the you behind your brand 

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Graduation is almost here, celebrate yourself with an epic session

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I recently used the talented Ariel from REL Portraits to take our family photoshoot. Beforehand, she helped me choose coordinating outfits for everyone in my family from the socks to the hair accessories. She clearly took into consideration the type of setting I requested by choosing the perfect location. The day of the shoot, she was timely, creative, patient with the kids, and captured tons of priceless photos. It was hard to narrow down the proofs, but I finally did! I ordered them to display in my home, and I love them so much already. (Although I will admit - it’s a tad bittersweet for me because these new photos replaced the photos from my previous photoshoot with Ariel, which I also love so much. But I will just move them to another wall.) I highly recommend REL Portraits!

- Ayelet Isaacs

Absolutely recommend!

We used Ariel twice, she was so kind, patient, and professional. She worked with us when the the kids and weather were against us and the results were stunning and spoke for themselves. I would 100% recommend booking a session with her!

— Rissell Russell

" She was so kind, patient and professional!"

We’ve used Ariel for every single photoshoot and have never been disappointed! Can highly recommend!

- Isabella Garfinkel

"Can Highly Recomend"

"Absolutely recommend REL Portraits by Ariel! Our photo session exceeded our expectations. Ariel's patience with our kids was remarkable. Her studio is stocked with a variety of props and thoughtful amenities like snacks, and even nursing and diapering supplies. Ariel's attention to detail during the shoot, providing directions for poses and positions, resulted in truly phenomenal and personalized photographs. A fantastic experience overall!"

- Vera Krinsky

"A Fantastic Experience"


We know how quickly life changes and appreciate your interest in having REL Preserve the moments that matter most. 

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