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katie & her girls.

hi, hi, hi everyone! here’s another SUPER CUTE *end of summer session* for you all!

katie, mia and maryn.

these three…we had such a fun evening with them! it was HOT and i mean, REAL HOT, but that’s nothing that a little dip in the creek won’t cure! the girls loved the water and as you can see, had a grand ol’ time! mia’s off to school soon, and we know she’ll be fearless!!

enjoy a few of our FAVORITES from their session and HUGS to katie and her girls!!


l. & r.

THE cutest! those smiles though. 🙂

i love this series of mia dancing…this was at the very end of the session, she’s got some mad skills. 🙂

katie & emily. an end of summer session.

these two. 🙂

emily is headed off to kindergarten next week…off to new and exciting adventures!

but before she heads off, her mom wanted some time with just her… some time to hold her sweet little hand… let her wear her favorite dress… and time for a few extra kisses and cuddles.

when katie reached out to us with this idea we immediately LOVED it. robbie and i chatted on the way home after the session about how special these images would be one day and both kinda wished that we had images like these.

our time with these two was silly and happy, involved lots of laughing and ended with us all making a wish upon a dandelion. what a way to spend a summer evening.

we love this family and couldn’t have been happier that katie trusted us to document such a milestone in their lives…much love and big hugs to you guys. until next time, friends. 🙂


l. & r.

this was a full session, however, we’re still booking our *end of summer* sessions. those are a 30 min. session and along with that you’ll receive ONE image for printing. we’ve got a few spots open, so reach out TODAY if you’d like to have some time with your little while the sun is still warm, and they’re still small. 🙂 you can send an email for more info and availability to info (at) openFieldphotography (dot)(com) or click on the link to the blog post with all the details!

mary frances.

we met up with mary frances at one of our favorite places to photograph in downtown indianapolis! the colors on these walls, they are a splendid addition to everything! her red lip was also the perfect accent to the wardrobe (how great is that red & pink dress?!) and her crown (made by me!) and the cool and funky leather jacket…definitely a fun way to spend a summer morning!

thanks mary frances, you were so much fun!


l. & r.

end of summer sessions.

As the hustle and bustle of back to school starts we wanted to offer something REALLY SPECIAL to all the moms out there (dads you’re welcome to this too!). Last week we photographed a session with just a mom and her sweet girl who’s starting kindergarten this fall (Hi Katie & Emily!). When Katie emailed us, she said that she wanted us to document this time with Emily before she started school:
“I am thinking about a shoot with my little Emily. Just she and I. She is going to be heading to kindergarten full time in August. I’ve been feeling SO emotional about it!!  I can’t think of a better way to mark the closing of our amazing chapter, the two of us together…”
We LOVE this idea. As we were driving home from the session, Robbie and I knew that this idea was too wonderful to not share, and the perfect excuse for you to get in front of the camera and let us document this time with you and your little. You ALL have a million images on your phones them laughing, and playing, and showing you their latest art project, but are YOU in any of them?? Let us do the work this time and you just enjoy being their mom, seeing their smile, smooching their sunkissed cheeks, tucking their hair behind their ears and soaking up every moment of them.
*a 1/2 hr session at a location of your choice, gallery of images hosted for 1 month, one digital file for printing and personal use
*investment: $150

AND, as our way of saying “thank you!” for spreading the word about these SUPER SPECIAL end of summer sessions, we’re going to offer a $25 credit on additional image files OR we’ll even apply the discount towards the purchase of the image drive for each person that you refer and BOOKS a session with us! SO SPREAD THE WORD! 🙂 (up to TWO $25 discounts per family!)



email us with any questions and to book a time with us, and don’t forget to share with friends & family, and don’t forget about that $25 discount for referring us!
lauren (at) openFieldphotography (dot)(com)


for those of us that are photographers, it’s sometimes necessary to do a session that’s just for fun. it’s a non-stress type situation, one where you can get out those ideas that have been in your brain and on the back burner. this session with chelsea was that for me. i use pinterest a ton, for home decor ideas, recipes, inspiration for weddings and upcoming sessions, etc. i have a board that unknowingly i kept pinning images of crowns and elizabethan collars. i figured my brain was telling me something, so i reached out to chelsea and asked if she’d help me out with making them come to life.

like i said, sessions like this are good for me, they remind me of why i love photographing people so much.

a big thanks to chelsea, you’re awesome.



styling by: me | assisting my: robbie gantt | model: chelsea mark | crowns made by: me | elizabethan collar made by: dolly chapman | dresses: ASOS