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*special announcement from openField.* please read!


hi everyone!

as i’m sure some of you remember at the end of last year we had some major issues with the hosting company that we’d been using for years. in order to give you all the BEST experience, with no headaches, we’ve decided that we’re making the move to a new hosting site, which means that for some of you, your images that have been archived on will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE after april 30, 2015. robbie has done an excellent job in describing all of the information below, and in an email that we sent out this morning (he’s so good at explaining things!). so, please make sure to read the information below, and please feel free to contact us with ANY questions that you might have or if you’d like to purchase a disc/thumb drive along with a reproduction  & display release.

we’ve gone through and sent out emails to everyone, but just in case, here is the message (in detail).

Dear Friend and Valued Customer,

We hope this note finds you well!

There are some exciting things on the horizon for openField photography, that will most likely impact you as a past client.

In an effort to optimize our business and provide a better service to our customers, we’ve decided to migrate our business to a new (to us) proofing and print fulfillment company. We’re super excited about the change and the image experience it will offer our customers!

That being said, it’s important to note that very soon we will be discontinuing the services provided by For all of you that have relied on Pictage as an archive of your event, those images will no longer be available.

Most importantly, after April 30 of 2015, we will not be archiving any photographs taken prior to January 1, 2014. If you do not currently own the digital negatives from your session or event, now is the time to acquire copies of those images before they are gone. We are offering full-res versions of entire events for 25% off the current pricing. Please note, this pricing only applies to events photographed prior 2014, and will no longer be available after April 30, 2015.

This is the last time images files or prints will be available for those past events, so please do not wait! After April, we can no longer guarantee they will be archived by openField photography, LLC. in any form.

Please let us know if you’re interested in purchasing images files for personal use, and insure your memories are kept safe for future enjoyment.

Sincerely yours,

Lauren Chapman & Robbie Gantt.

openField photography.


l. & r.

the wallis family.

happy friday!

you all know how much we love this family…we have the great honor of photographing them for just about every big milestone in their lives. the last time we photographed them, mirabelle was just a few days old. fast forward a few months, we met up with them on the farm (the tiny tree you see in a few of the images is the SAME tree that betsy & tom planted during their wedding!) to get a some images. we had just about the loveliest of days to do so too!

here are a few of our favorites…enjoy!

p.s. how cute is ms. mirabelle in her little outfit?! those tights and that hat! LOVE her!


l. & r.

hey, wallis family…you guys, you’re the cutest! thanks for being so rad.


hi friends!

we’re back from a little blogging hiatus…did you miss us?! 🙂

up first is a model session with did with the lovely hope.

at the end of last year, while the leaves were still in all of their glorious colors, i spied (while driving) an old run down greenhouse/flower nursery.

below are a few images from my time with hope at a gem of a location.




styled by: lauren chapman

assisted by: robbie gantt

the jenkins family.

you guys, can you believe it’s already DECEMBER?! crazy how fast time seems to be flying lately!

we snuck in this session right before it got chilly and while there was still some great color on the trees! we love this family…and it’s been so fun seeing them every few months to grab some images of them.

hugs to you guys, until next time!


l. & r.

the mcclain family.

we photographed this wee lad when he was still in his mama’s belly.

and then again when he turned ONE!

it took mr. tristan here a little while to warm up to the idea of having his portrait taken, but with eyes like that…

we LOVE these images…i  know i keep saying it, but photographing real families like this has become one of our favorite things to do.

even loki, their sweet pup, made an appearance 🙂

cheers to tristan, for turning one, those blue eyes & lashes, your fun parents and warm late summer evenings!


l. & r.

*with this amazing weather we’ve been having, we are going to squeeze in a few more portrait sessions this fall! if you’re interested OR know a fun family who would like to have some fun portraits taken this year still, send an email our way (or comment below with info!). we’ve still got some wonderful colors on the trees here, and the chillier weather is perfect for snuggling and all those great scarves & boots you’ve been wanting to show off! and…don’t forget about images for your x-mas cards! OH, and we’re also booking spring sessions!*