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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!! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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.

the jenkins family.

we did some math and figured out that we’ve been photographing this happy group for 10 years now. 10 years! started off with andy & jenn’s engagment session, their wedding (happy 10 year anniversaryΒ  you guys! they celebrated last month!) and now that they have 3 AMAZING kids! (and not to mention one of the coolest dogs around…shout out to wrigley!)

photographing families has quickly become our favorite thing to do. it’s so fun to watch families change and grow and laugh. we’re glad that this gang of bandits trusts us to get the job done.

SO MUCH LOVE to the guys…until next time!!


l. & r. & homer

olivia, those happy sweet eyes and her even sweeter disposition. she’s such a great big sister!

dear sweet mady! can’t belive she’s nearly ONE already! she’s in good hands with olivia & will as her siblings!

i can’t even with the cuteness that is will. his silly little pumpkin grin. πŸ™‚

will playing hide-n-seek with mady. how sweet.


logan a WHS senior!

first, let’s all just say a big “CONGRATULATIONS!” to logan on his senior year!

we met up with logan and his mom to grab a few portraits of him with the awesome fall colors. he was so super friendly and we instantly knew that with those great blue eyes it was going to be a blast! logan is a big-time lacrosse player, and he even teaches young kids to play the game! we’re excited for spring to come around so that we can photograph him in action.

a big thanks to his mom jennifer for reaching out to us as well! πŸ™‚

*ALSO* to any Westfield, Carmel, or Zionsville are high schoolers…we have some spots STILL open yet this year for senior sessions!! we’ll be opening up spring sessions after Jan. 1, 2018 and we’ll be looking for openField photography. senior reps!! contact us for all the info, dates, and availability! info(at)openFieldphotography(dot)(com)


l. & r.