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it’s the most magical time of year again…say it with me everyone, it’s FALL!!

everyone seems to be loving the idea of mini-sessions…so…ask and you shall receive!

we’ll be scheduling fall mini-sessions starting TODAY (sept.18th). these times will go SUPER FAST, so don’t delay, get one scheduled NOW while you’re thinking about it!



*3o minute session (with you & yours, up to 5 people)

*1 (one) digital file for personal use (you pick your FAV, we’ll send it over!)

*custom designed on-line gallery, hosted for 30 days. you’ll have the option to purchase other proofs/prints OR digital files from your gallery.



email us today to get a time reserved for you & your favorite people!



l. & r.


these two are welcoming a new little one into their lives VERY SOON! you all may remember jane & matt from their super cool cincinnati engagement session OR from their absolutely stunning cincinnati wedding. this time we met up with them to photograph their maternity lifestyle session. (*IMPORTANT SIDE NOTE* we LOVE that we get to photograph such fun people that we can call friends, not just clients. it’s amazing to see how these two have grown and changed and now they’re having a baby! yay for super cool & fun our jobs!)

first, you’re going to notice how amazing jane looks. she’s for sure got that radiance that pregnant women get. but can we talk about THAT DRESS you guys?! she got out of the car and i yelled “OH MY GOSH, THAT DRESS!” it looked positively gorgeous on her.

second, i could’ve photographed in this light and in this particular field ALL DAY. it was that magic time that we all are always running to photograph in. combined with these two happy people and their sweet pup it really was just a combo of all things wonderful.

i’m real proud of these images and i hope that jane & matt, the new baby and their families can look at these and not help but smile and feel happy when doing so.

SO MUCH LOVE to the lesaints.


l. & r.

BALIEY, their sweet pup. when robbie was doing his final edit on these he sent me a screen capture of the image of jane & bailey on the right with the crying emoji face…we’re big dog fans in this house if you didn’t already know that. and i love the image of matt & bailey, two boys with big ol’ smiles! ๐Ÿ™‚



*we’re planning an ohio openField road-trip at the end of september to photograph a few of our current clients, and, for the VERY FIRST TIME, are opening up our schedule to a limited amount of *MINI-SESSIONS!”. for those who have contacted us in the past, now is your chance to get that family lifestyle, senior your-style session OR maternity session done with us! we’re going to photographing around the gambier, ohio area for 2 DAYS ONLY.

below are all of the details!ย 

*when?: steptember 29th & 30th

*where?: gambier, ohio

*what?: 30 minute session, includes your choice of (1) retouched digital file for reproduction for $150

*who? YOU, silly. ๐Ÿ™‚

*why? because we like you and because fall in ohio is literally the most beautiful place on earth.

*how? contact us PRONTO! email us at: info(at)openFieldphotography(dot)(com)

PLEASE note that we can only schedule a session once a reservation fee is received, so DON’T WAIT to contact us. Available times are already limited.


l. & r.

the gronemeyer family.

meet the gronemeyer family!

these wonderful souls invited us over to document who they are before the hustle that is the end of the summer.

the three kids are headed back to college. the two boys, jake & nick to continue their studies and mia, just starting out on her journey.

bella (their sweet pup!) insisted that we keep throwing her ball for her to chase (obviously we happily obliged, duh.)

it was genuinely a really fun session, these people know how to laugh, and to make each other laugh. those are the BEST kind of families.

thanks gronemeyers for a fun evening! you guys ROCK.


l. & r.

mia. class of 2018.

CHEERS to mia and the rest of the class of 2018!

we met up with mia for some a “your style” senior session while she was up visiting family.

in fact, the next blog that we post will be her with her family, so stay tuned for that…it’s a fun one!

anyways, while we were photographing her family and as we try to do with EVERY family that we photograph, is take a portrait of each member, nothing formal, just a portrait to document who they are at this particular time in their life. when it was mia’s turn, she enthusiastically jumped up and said,

“OH ME! i didn’t get a chance to do senior portraits!”

to which i said “wait, what?! no senior portraits? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TOMORROW?”

right then and there before a single portrait was taken, we scheduled a session for the next afternoon!

we spent about 45 minutes with her, getting to know all about her next adventure; starting college in north carolina.ย  we had a grand time laughing and taking some portraits.

everyone should have portraits taken to commemorate graduation, it really is a huge milestone in a person’s life. so again, CHEERS to the class of 2018 and most especially to mia!


l. & r.

*we’re also NOW booking senior “your style” sessions for the class of 2019! what’s a “your style” session you ask?! well, it’s just that…it’s YOU, it’s YOUR STYLE, it’s a session that’s not fussy or formal, it’s not a studio environment, but rather an on-location lifestyle portrait session. they are more relaxed and which allows for YOU TO SHINE. email us for more info and to chat about booking a session that’s ALL ABOUT YOU.