Hi friends, we couldn't be more thankful you're here! We’re Kelsy & Butch McCartney, husband & wife team at The McCartneys Photography. Our studio is located downtown in Wausau, WI and we regularly travel around the Midwest to photograph couples in love – especially couples in Door County, Milwaukee & Madison!

As we've been told, we have an energy that has been described as contagious! One thing those who know us best will let you know is our shared passion for capturing overwhelmingly joyful moments that cannot be duplicated runs deep. Very deep! Faces of loved ones and glances exchanged between you & the ones you hold closest to your heart are some of our favorite memories to preserve forever. When asked why we love wedding photography, our answer is smile and it comes with a smile on our faces – we love capturing heartfelt moments that go by too fast so you can cherish and look back on them with a smile on YOUR face! Knowing we are creating images that will last forever for our clients is one of our biggest motivators, and also one of the things that makes us know we are doing exactly what we were meant to do in life. 

We are approaching our 9th wedding season as full-time photographers and are endlessly grateful for the incredible couples we're honored to get to know. We also have a huge heart for creating heirloom images for families to cherish for a lifetime. From your brand new bundle of joy to the fun, laughter-filled family sessions with your littles, we enjoy every bit of portrait photography and love when our wedding couples become lifelong clients! 

Above all, it's the connections we're able to make with our couples and clients that fill us up and make us love what we do. YOU are our WHY. Creating a taken-care-of experience for our clients is just one thing that sets us apart, in addition to our magnetic energy and artful, timeless imagery. 

When we're not behind the camera we love sharing a pot of coffee in the morning (& finding a coffee shop in the afternoon!), traveling, hiking with our Cavapoo pup & spending as much time with our family as possible.

We're so happy you found us! Fill up your favorite cup, take a stroll around our site and send us a message to introduce yourself – we can't wait to hear about you and your loved ones!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch