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


While the pandemic is still very much present, we’re taking all the recommended precautions and would like very much to get back to doing what we love; documenting life. Robbie is fully vaccinated and I get my second dose at the end of the week (!), and we’ve officially OPENED UP the books for 2021 lifestyle family sessions, senior portraits & weddings! If you or someone you know is thinking about having photographs taken, send them our way. πŸ™‚ Small businesses took a hit in 2020 (and are still working on opening back up) so spreading the word about shopping small is now more important than ever. Send us a message, visit our website/blog or send us an email to book some time with us!


r. & l.


2020 through us ALL for a big loop. For Robbie and I, it wasn’t only canceled weddings and big events, but knowing that we’d miss out on photographing family sessions (which is a HUGE part of our business AND also is a time for us to hang out and socialize with clients turned friends). Luckily for us, THIS CREW was up for a small road trip and a very safe and socially distanced family session! With the sun was out and fresh air aplenty, we 100% made the most of our day with the Schubbe Family (and MAN OH MAN, did it feel good to laugh!). We celebrated with pumpkin cookies and it was glorious. CHEERS! to the Schubbe Family and their fun family, we love you guys and we’re so glad we could spend the morning with you all!


l. & r. & homer.



It’s rather good to have an idea/inspiration/vague plan when we shoot. However, it’s more fun and rewarding when you take that idea and spin it on it’s head. Thankful to have a model who was up for creating, and it’s always a good time when Chelsea is in the studio with us. Photographed in our studio last year and heavily inspired by Art Streiber and Lady Gaga from Variety MagazineπŸ™‚

l. & r.


Huge sunflower fields for days. Huge apple orchard fields for days. Red hair, a simple dress and a pair of rain boots. Blue skies.

All of these things I can really get into.

I (lauren) spent the afternoon with Nicki making some pretty special portraits and these are a few of the resulting images.