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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!

baby evan.

meet sweet baby evan.

his parents are pretty smitten with him.

totally wrapped in love.


l. & r.

smiling bear cub.

August 31, 2012 - 1:02 pm

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October 26, 2011 - 12:12 pm

lauren. - etsy of course!! 🙂

October 26, 2011 - 9:08 am

Gail - OK, I don’t know where they got that little bear cozy hat and bottoms but that is ADORABLE!

October 17, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Amanda - Love, love, love these! You guys really captured our little guy perfectly. Absolutely precious!

kirstin & danielle & tim.

we met up with dani & tim (who you may remember from their amazing winery wedding) and their BEAUTIFUL daughter for their first family session. we love this family with all of our hearts and kind of can’t wait to see her grow up. kirstin already has tons of personality, a perfect smile and totally has her parents wrapped around her cute chubby little fingers. watch out world.

yay! to fun families.


l. & r.

*what better time of year to schedule a family session with us…it’s getting to be “that” time of year (the HOLIDAYS!) and you know you want to show off your cute self (and of course your family) with the perfect card. don’t wait…email us and let’s find a time that works! 🙂

October 29, 2012 - 2:39 pm

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