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I’m breaking my own rules today.  Since this Friday is the first official day of Fall, I couldn’t pass on featuring this session. It takes place in the heart of summer, on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago.  And, with two days left to spare, I wanted to share the adorableness that is this session, with a bonus video to boot, thanks to Bethany of Maypole Studios.

From Bethany:
Jessica and Ross were inspired by many wedding blogs to personalize their session, to the max! We went to the beach (Oak Street beach in Chicago), set up a picnic area, played in the sand and ate sushi! And, 3 line 9 Productions tagged along to capture a sweet engagement video.

Maypole Studios

jessica + ross | first day of my life from 3 line 9 productions on Vimeo.


  1. I love the use of light in these images, this is a very pretty and bright shoot. I love the video with a great song too!

  2. i’m with amma on this one – the light in these pics is perfect!!

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