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 & families in love (especially couples in Door County & Madison)!

As we've been told, we have an energy that has been described as contagious!  And when asked why we love photography our answer is simple, and it comes with a smile on our faces. We love capturing heartfelt moments that go by too fast so you can look back on them with a smile on YOUR face! Knowing the images we create will last forever and become a cherished memory for our clients means the world to us.


We are approaching our 9th year as full-time photographers and have photographed 200+ weddings together. We feel endlessly grateful for the incredible couples we are privileged 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 laughter-filled family sessions with your littles, we enjoy every bit of portrait photography. In our eyes, the biggest compliment is when our couples become lifelong clients and friends! Above all, it's the connections we're able to make with our couples & 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 yet timeless imagery. 

When we're not behind the camera we love sharing a pot of coffee in the morning (& finding a local coffee shop in the afternoon!), traveling, hiking with our cavapoo pup, and 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!! :)