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maria & friends.

first of all…a big “CONGRATS! to the class of 2015!”

we were contacted by maria’s mom (the cutie on the far left) last fall…she had the wonderful idea to commission us to photograph maria and her college roommates for a graduation gift. are you kidding? that’s about the sweetest idea we’d heard. 🙂

*i should also point out that i’ve know maria since she was about 6 or 7 years old. her sister, barb, was one of the first friends that i made when i moved to dayton, ohio and started college. i’ll forever be grateful for her friendship and the great memories that i made while she was my neighbor living next door to me. gosh, i loved my tiny little studio apt.

SO…fast forward a few years and you are now up to speed. oh wait, we also photographed maria’s senior pictures, so it’s safe to say she’s stuck with us photographing the major milestones in her life from here on out. 🙂

we met these AMAZING, SMART, FUNNY, HAPPY and WONDERFUL ladies on the campus of the university of dayton just a few days before graduation. it was just about the loveliest of spring days, too. we had a great time getting to catch up with maria and getting to know these girls! we love this idea, the idea of being able to capture these girls as they all head off in different directions…some of them off to more school, some of them off to jobs, some traveling, and some of the craziness of life. how fun that they’ll be able to look back and this time with images.

we ended the session with them back at their cute little house.

congrats again you guys….thanks for being so fun.


l. & r.

what a cute group of friends!

🙂 favorite from the session!

kelli & ryan. the wedding.

hi friends!

we’re SO pumped to show you all a *few of our favorites from kelli & ryan’s wedding…what a way to start off our 2015 wedding season! this group was fun right from the start. kelli & ryan, thanks for being FREAKING AWESOME  🙂

*warning! this is a HUGE post. to be honest, i’m not even sorry it’s huge. this wedding was great, the bride & groom, the guests, the DJ, the cake, the staff at the venue, it was all just fun, and when you’re fun…well, you get a fun post with lots of images.



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this girl…she’s going places.

kiersten is one of the most genuine people i’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know. she’s funny & smart. she’s lovely and robbie and i had a wonderful time exploring a little fun section of broad ripple and grabbing some images of her.

congrats of your senior year kiersten…thanks for being so fun!

enjoy a few of our favorites!


l. & r.

*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.


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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!


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