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sarah, phil & tommy.

happy new family! we were SO excited to meet little tommy, since the last time we met up with his mom & dad, he was still growing in her belly. this little guy sure is loved. we spent some time with these guys at their house, hanging out and letting them just be a new family (which is how we love most to photograph families!). welcome to the world tommy, and lots of love to your mom & dad…we’re excited to see you grow and to document more fun moments.


l. & r.

sarah has mermaid hair. motherhood also fits her so well.

he was up and alert for most of the session…i think we wore him out, as we were tearing down and finishing up he finally crashed and was out. sweet boy.

some of the fun details tommy has in his room. all adventure themed…love it!

LUCKY in LOVE 2018.

happy 2018 friends! we hope you all had a wonderful & relaxing holiday with your loved ones…we sure did.

we also wanted to wish all of those HAPPY couples who got engaged over the holidays a BIG GIANT CONGRATULATIONS! we still have openings for the 2018 season and if you are recently engaged or know someone who is engaged, we’d LOVE it if you sent them our way!


l. & r.

the wallis family.

hello friends!

we’ve been working like mad to get all of our 2017 sessions done and sent out to everyone before the holidays, so excuse our absence from posting on the blog for the last few weeks! we’re nearly done though, so we wanted to share a few NEW posts with you all!! ๐Ÿ™‚

this fine family is FAMOUS here at openField. and we couldn’t be happier to share their latest session! every year we photograph the wallis family at the same spot where they were married and planted a tree…we LOVE that they keep asking us and we LOVE that we get to document them all growing (the marriage tulip tree included!). it’s fun to see these guys, they really have become friends, which is one of the best parts of our job. ๐Ÿ™‚

so, enjoy these happy faces & stay tuned for more very soon!!


l. & r.

tom & sue.

i’ve had the pleasure of knowing tom & sue for the last few years…they’re two of the kindest people, with genuine hearts, and overall just people that you feel better for knowing. i like those kinds of people ๐Ÿ™‚

sue mentioned that they hadn’t had any updated images of the two of them together in quite some time, so we put a quick end to that and scheduled a time & place to meet up.

images like these below are what it’s all about for us, images don’t have to be fussy, the location can be simple, because at the end of the day it’s about the people & subjects and making them feel like they’re not actually having photos taken, but rather just laughing with the one/ones they love.

after the session and after they’d viewed the image gallery, sue sent the loveliest email saying that she usually hates having her photo taken (which let’s be honest, MOST people do) but that this experience was totally different for her. she said ” i am just so glad for the opportunity to have some pictures of us together, that are recent, that are flattering to both of us and we both like.” can’t ask for more than that. ๐Ÿ™‚

so, don’t wait around for the perfect outfit or the perfect hair day or to loose those extra few pounds that you think you may have but on…live in the now, be present, and let’s meet up and get some images of the ones that YOU love.


thanks so much to tom & sue, your kind words and kind smiles are so very appreciated.


l. & r.