openFieldphotography. » the blog. photography by lauren chapman & robbie gantt.

end of summer sessions.

As the hustle and bustle of back to school starts we wanted to offer something REALLY SPECIAL to all the moms out there (dads you’re welcome to this too!). Last week we photographed a session with just a mom and her sweet girl who’s starting kindergarten this fall (Hi Katie & Emily!). When Katie emailed us, she said that she wanted us to document this time with Emily before she started school:
“I am thinking about a shoot with my little Emily. Just she and I. She is going to be heading to kindergarten full time in August. I’ve been feeling SO emotional about it!!  I can’t think of a better way to mark the closing of our amazing chapter, the two of us together…”
We LOVE this idea. As we were driving home from the session, Robbie and I knew that this idea was too wonderful to not share, and the perfect excuse for you to get in front of the camera and let us document this time with you and your little. You ALL have a million images on your phones them laughing, and playing, and showing you their latest art project, but are YOU in any of them?? Let us do the work this time and you just enjoy being their mom, seeing their smile, smooching their sunkissed cheeks, tucking their hair behind their ears and soaking up every moment of them.
*a 1/2 hr session at a location of your choice, gallery of images hosted for 1 month, one digital file for printing and personal use
*investment: $150

AND, as our way of saying “thank you!” for spreading the word about these SUPER SPECIAL end of summer sessions, we’re going to offer a $25 credit on additional image files OR we’ll even apply the discount towards the purchase of the image drive for each person that you refer and BOOKS a session with us! SO SPREAD THE WORD! 🙂 (up to TWO $25 discounts per family!)



email us with any questions and to book a time with us, and don’t forget to share with friends & family, and don’t forget about that $25 discount for referring us!
lauren (at) openFieldphotography (dot)(com)


for those of us that are photographers, it’s sometimes necessary to do a session that’s just for fun. it’s a non-stress type situation, one where you can get out those ideas that have been in your brain and on the back burner. this session with chelsea was that for me. i use pinterest a ton, for home decor ideas, recipes, inspiration for weddings and upcoming sessions, etc. i have a board that unknowingly i kept pinning images of crowns and elizabethan collars. i figured my brain was telling me something, so i reached out to chelsea and asked if she’d help me out with making them come to life.

like i said, sessions like this are good for me, they remind me of why i love photographing people so much.

a big thanks to chelsea, you’re awesome.



styling by: me | assisting my: robbie gantt | model: chelsea mark | crowns made by: me | elizabethan collar made by: dolly chapman | dresses: ASOS

harry and his big sis halle.

oh, harry & halle. you guys have the greatest laughs!

harry and his collection of tee-shirts, his spiky hair and silly little giggle.

and his big sis halle with her red converse, contagious smile and sass.

enjoy these images!


l. & r.


i found these shirts for them and each one, i think, describes their personalities PERFECTLY!! ashley & brandon, don’t you guys agree?!?! LOL!

and wax lips! these things will never not be fun & funny to me. harry, you’re the best. 🙂

erica & covey. the wedding.

happy monday!

hope you’ve all had a glorious weekend and that your week is starting out great…hang on though, because it’s about to get a WHOLE LOT BETTER. 🙂

these two.

these two incredibly happy, in love, magical people got married.

they got married and here are some of our favorites from their day. it’s a long one, so get comfy and prepare to smile, a lot.

we honestly can’t say enough about how AMAZING their friends & families are. each and every single one of erica’s bridesmaids were so lovely (i secretly one day hope to join their squad), so kind, so supportive, i could go on and on about how great they were. and, you can tell that covey is just as good a friend as erica is, based on the group of guys he chose to stand next to him. they were all so funny. i love hearing stories about how everyone met, where life has taken them, and how they still all remain close. both of the speeches (hi kristi & salvi!) were so emotional and heartfelt, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. the whole dang day was just about as lovely and wonderful as they come…honestly.

i had a feeling it was going to be a good day when erica asked me what shoes she should wear…converse or rose gold air jordans.

erica & covey…we couldn’t be happier for you, we’re so grateful that you asked us to document your perfect day…we wish you both nothing but love and happiness. we hope this images make you all smile and that they showcase just how awesome, heartfelt, and amazing your day was.


l. & r.

covey surprised erica with a ROCKIN’ wedding day gift…it was disguised in a target box. keep scrolling for what was inside…nice job covey, well done.

covey was a big ball of nerves right before the first-look with erica. so sweet to see all of his emotions, and another really good example of how a first-look on the day can really calm nerves. having a moment to catch your breath, see your person, and just be with one another before the day “really” starts.

we did the first look at the beautiful marriott at river center which has such a wonderful view of downtown cincinnati!

“talk & laugh!”

erica’s face in this one…it’s perfection.


it was HOT on their wedding day, like REAL hot, and sunny. we knew we needed to find a spot to get them out of the sun and we ended up finding the PERFECT spot…we could of spent all afternoon shooting here!

these next few images are my favorite from the whole day. these two have the best personalities and when i asked them to start dancing, they happy obliged!


can we also for one minute talk about how freaking handsome covey looks in this blue suit? i mean, it’s tailored to a T, and you could tell he was feeling himself in it. kudos to you my friend, you looked almost as fantastic as  your beautiful bride did. speaking of, how AMAZING is erica’s dress? those sleeves, that blush color and the skirt with the layers…super fun to photograph!

we made a quick stop at the ball park for a group shot! erica and her bridesmaid kourtni used to work on the rally crew for the cincinnati reds! how fun!

a very sweet and emotional moment during the ceremony when erica’s grandmother walked her down the aisle. how sweet is she?!

the reception was held at the garden of park hills in covington, ky and across the street were some trees and greenery…we know we wanted to steal them away for just a few portraits of the two of them…we didn’t spend very long, maybe 10 minutes total, but both robbie and i love the resulting images!

love her smile and DIMPLES…they are most definitely winning. 🙂

they opted for donuts instead of a cake (LOVE) how great is their “topper“?!

best man salvi and his amazing speech.

let’s get this party started! so many happy guests celebrated and danced the night away!

especially THIS CUTIE! she didn’t stop dancing, and when her parents tried to get her to rest she started crying, so they let her keep going!! 🙂 so cute!

and they lived happily ever after.



photography: openField photography. | hotel: Marriott at River Center | dress: Brides by Young | suit: Men’s Warehouse | flowers: Gina Ligon |  DJ: McFadden Music  | videographer: Nathan Dickerson Videography | ceremony & reception: The Gardens of Park Hills

transportation: Cincy Nights Limousine | donuts: Holtman’s Donuts  | toppers & cute signage: etsy

the triplett family.

check out THIS CUTIE.

tommy, who you may remember from his newborn session, recently turned 6 months old and we met up with his little family to document ALL OF THE CUTENESS!!

he’s such a happy baby, full of personality, and super inquisitive…which says so much about his parents (shout out to sarah & phil who are SO amazing with tommy!)

we’re pretty excited to see this kid grow up, and even more happy that his parents keep asking us back to capture all of it!!

big hugs to the triplett family!


l. & r.

look at that face! it was pretty hot and humid and he was a CHAMP, but that face. LOL! 🙂