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i love this girl like she’s my sister. i’ve known morganne since she was a little girl, and her along with her family, ARE like family to us. (i won’t lie, i’m getting a little teary right now.) we photographed these images over a two day span on the property where she grew up in southern ohio. we had the greatest time wandering around, laughing and talking and making new memories. she’s grown up into such a beautiful spirit and i can’t wait to see where the next journey in her life takes her.



December 8, 2011 - 8:51 am

kathy - Love these poses plus about 80 more! trying to choose my favorites but I am struggling! Miss you guys and wish you could be here to help me through making some tough decisions. oh what to choose, what size, how many, black and white or color. I am honestly lost!
Could not have asked for a better weekend or a more talented photographer! Love you and once again THANK YOU for making this so special and memorable.

alison & brian. the wedding.

alison and brian are two very special people to us. for those of you who know robbie and i personally, you understand how important our friends are.  when they asked us to document their day we were thrilled (a little nervous, but so wonderfully excited). they were married at an amazing location in missouri, with details (that were mostly MADE, yes, MADE by alison herself!) on a beautiful fall day, with all of their friends and family watching.

we love you guys, wish you nothing but happiness & laughter, and can’t wait to make new memories with you.


l. & r.

venue/location: fresh air farm, kansas city, missouri                  flowers: done by the bride & friends. 🙂

                 hair: genny kordel, hausfeld salon & spa                                          make-up: mashawn rigmaiden, bangs salon & spa

     dresses: notle’s bridal in kansas city, mo ask for sonnie             brides shoes: poetic license from modcloth

 grooms suit: calvin klein                                                                   grooms shoes: cole haan from zappos


December 25, 2011 - 12:18 am

julia & nancy - beautiful pictures of a BEAUTIFUL couple! we’re friends of brian’s family from ages and ages ago. wasn’t their wedding a DREAM to shoot?? gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous – all of it!! the truck, the chalk boards, the SHOES – all amazing! 🙂

December 14, 2011 - 7:51 pm

Taryn - Lauren! Holy Beautiful! You are HIRED! Love Love Love!!!

December 7, 2011 - 9:30 pm

Susan - Lauren you did an amazing job! The pictures are amazing! Alley Cat-WOWZA! You are STUNNING!

December 5, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Nichole - Lauren, these are awesome! What a cool wedding, very breathtaking to view just by photos… I can only imagine in person! Stunning.

December 5, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Derek and Heather Oines - We are so sad we couldnt make it, but the pictures are like a story book. Al-you look so beautiful and your dress and shoes were perfect! Love you guys!!

December 5, 2011 - 4:19 pm

Natalie - Absolutely beautiful photos!

December 5, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Donna - So amazing!!!

December 5, 2011 - 12:45 pm

Renee Eades - These pictures are AMAZING, gorgeous and true to the day. By far my favorite wedding of all time and these photos tell it all. Much love, many blessings and happiness to Brian & Alison!

December 5, 2011 - 10:31 am

Kimie - UGh!!!!! These are beautiful. The black and white of them facing each other on the road is absolutely DIVINE. Completely perfect.

December 5, 2011 - 10:30 am

lauren. - 🙂 happy hark to you both!! we’re so happy that you guys love the images…you’re making me cry with all your kind words too…i need a tissue. we love you guys. 🙂

December 5, 2011 - 9:41 am

Alison & Brian - The reason you and Robbie were the first phone call we made after getting engaged is obvious! Your images display not only your technical expertise, but more importantly, your profound ability to capture the heart and soul of each moment and detail of this wonderful day in time. Thank you for allowing us to journey through the emotion, love and laughter of our wedding day over and over again in living color (and black & white).

All of our love & gratitude,
Alison & Brian

alison & brian. (a preview.)

a little preview of a wonderfully fun wedding we photographed in missouri. these two hold a special place in our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited to share their whole wedding…but  like i said, just a few for now.


l. & r.

November 28, 2011 - 2:06 pm

Alison - Lauren & Robbie- If we had to choose again, it would still be openField- over, and over, and over again. Not only was your creative, quirky, emotion-provoking photography out of this world, but you truly made our day so special just by being a part of it. Thank you to the moon and back. – Brian, Alison & Kota

November 22, 2011 - 11:56 am

bobbi - they’re perfect! Alison, you were a GORGEOUS bride. Oh, and that hot tamale husband of yours… HIGH FIVES! 😀

betsy & tom. the day-after session.

these two have so much love between them that they thought it would fun to get back into their wedding clothes and make some more magic happen. 🙂

even though they say it’s “good luck” to have it rain on your wedding day, it makes it a bit tricky to get images outside. so even with the rain, i said it before, and  i’ll say it again, betsy & tom honestly handled the stormy weather like champs on their wedding day. even though we were able to get some fun images outside, i think that both robbie, myself and betsy & tom knew that there was just a little something more that we had in us to create something special. so when the sun came out a few days later, they got dressed back up in their fancy clothes and it was “game time”. the images below are the result of our day with them.

these images make us happy and giddy.

having a “day-after” session is really such a fun way to showcase YOU GUYS (our amazing couples) without the craziness of the actual wedding day, the bridal party hanging around and just the general, albeit even small amount, of stress that the day can bring. plus, it’s a fun excuse to get back into your dress and get some happy images taken.

b. & t. lots of love and happy smiles…and you guys are cute.

**OH…we have some GREAT NEWS to share with you guys too!! the super stylish, all things bridal, fun, quirky & MIDWEST (represent!) WEDDING BLOG a northwoods wedding featured this session…our first feature YAY! so go check it out and leave some love.


l. & r.

November 30, 2011 - 8:57 pm

Amos Haffner - Wallis?! How random I just found this post. I’m so emailing you right now. It’s been years. Glad you see you married up too! Nice photos as always Open Field! Incredible wedding style too!

November 21, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Jen Barnette - Love! Those boat shots are especially stellar!!

betsy & tom. the wedding.

betsy & tom. and their wedding that was in the woods.

i’ll be honest, i’m a little lost for words with this post.

everything about this whole day was amazing (except for the rain, but they handled that like CHAMPS.) it felt like we had walked onto a movie set. FOR REAL. the amount of style and detail that was put into everything was simply something we’d never seen before. the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the initals carved into an old oak tree, the location, the streamers of fabric, the burlap, the vintage EVERYTHING, the grey suits. it was all delicious eye candy.

we also can’t say enough wonderful things about betsy, tom, both of their families and friends. it was just like being with old friends we’ve known forever.

betsy & tom…we thank you from the very bottom of hearts. we’ve loved getting to know you guys and laugh with you both. the sky is the limit for how much you love each other, and we’re just happy to bring our cameras along to capture the important parts.

:here is the amazing team that helped make the day:

                             planning: tonya & ashlee w/ circle city planners                  design: jackie lines w/ shambora studios

                                                                         flowers: tiffany w/ circle city planners                                    videography: john & jennifer moon w/ northern lights filmworks

make-up: eyeMAX by kiralee                                                    hair: david & mary salon

                         cake: tanya marshall w/ heavenly sweets                              invitations: jen swathwood w/ card ink



l. & r.

here is a link to their e-sessions as well…yup, we broke it down to two ‘mini-e-sessions’. part 1 & part 2

**stay tuned, their “day-after” session is up next.**

August 22, 2012 - 12:29 pm

in print & published. » openFieldphotography. - […] we got the news a few weeks back that the good people at wedding day magazine had picked betsy & toms’s wonderful “wedding in the woods” from […]

November 21, 2011 - 9:56 am

betsy & tom. the day-after session. » openFieldphotography. - […] to get images outside. so even with the rain, i said it before, and  i’ll say it again, betsy & tom honestly handled the stormy weather like champs on their wedding day. even though we were able to […]

November 17, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Jackie Shambora-Lines - So amazing! You are incredibly talented and captured the mood perfectly! We LOVED working with you guys! xo

November 17, 2011 - 11:59 am

Jessica Strickland - wow. wow. wow. ditto what Bobbi said. FAV EVER!!! can’t WAIT for the day after images…. 🙂

November 17, 2011 - 10:18 am

Gail - BEAUTIFUL wedding. Love all the details but especially loving her dress (that crinoline-lace combo at the bodice, OH MY!), the cake, the bridesmaids’ dresses and those GORGEOUS florals!

November 17, 2011 - 10:18 am

bobbi - hands down, favorite oFp. wedding to date. fantastic images!