Sarah and Paul's wedding is one we looked forward to with excitement for months! Together with Andrea from Cherry Blossom Events, they planned a classic and elegant wedding at North Shore Golf Club in Appleton. After becoming husband & wife at Plymouth Congregational Church, their friends & family were welcomed to cocktail hour at North Shore. Its location right along the water, countless windows and charming architecture make it one of the loveliest venues in Wisconsin! Not to mention, Sarah & Paul planned for it to be styled to perfection by Andrea and decorated with beautiful florals by House of Flowers!! 

Upon arrival, Sarah & Paul's wedding party hopped into golf carts and we wiggled our way around the course for portraits with giant smiles leading the way on everyone's faces! Sarah & Paul are two of the most thoughtful, loving and generous people we know, and it was of no surprise to us that their wedding party was just as wonderful! :) Heartfelt toasts, a special musical performance, and the most joyful bride & groom imaginable made for an evening we couldn't be more thankful to have been a part of! Congratulations to you, Sarah & Paul! We love you both and cannot wait to see you soon!

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch

Getting Ready & Wedding Ceremony: Plymouth Congregational Church  |  Reception: North Shore Golf Club, Appleton, WI|  Wedding Planner: Andrea from Cherry Blossom Events  |  Makeup Artist: Liz Booth  |  Hair Stylist: Victoria  |  Florist: House of Flowers  |  Officiant: Pastor Rick  |  Cake Artist: Cake Anatomy  |  DJ, Uplighting & Photo Booth: Sound by Design|  Videographer: One Fine Day  |  Paper Goods: Minted  |  Bride's Engagement Ring: SimonG  |  Bride & Groom's Wedding Rings: Rummele's  |  Bride's Gown: 'Casablanca' by Enzoani, from Erika's Bridal  |  Bride's Veil: by Erica Koesler, from Erika's Bridal  |  Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade|  Groom's Suit: Custom made by Trunk Club


There are some people who simply have style. Tara Sparbel is one of them :) She visited our studio earlier this month and we shared the most carefree, inspiring and FUN afternoon together!

The moment Tara arrived she was all smiles and filled with contagious energy. We adore and feed off of people who have her kind of spunk! As soon as Tara hit the glistening silver backdrop in her flowy skirt, crop top and purple lips, the party started... and it easily could have lasted all day long!!

Tara, thank you so much for entrusting us to capture your sweet personality. You are beautiful inside and out!! Oh, and Parker also thanks you for the treats, and the pets, and for letting him crash a few photos ;)

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch


This cute-as-can-be little lady just turned ONE!! To celebrate the occasion with photos, we had the absolute pleasure of meeting the Larsens in Door County. After photographing Kim & Stew's Door County wedding and milestones along the way with their two sweet girls, Maggie & Annie, we've grown to adore this family more and more, and always look forward to their portrait sessions (here, here and here). Like Butch, Kim & Stew both grew up in Door County, so as soon as Kim mentioned a Door County session we were completely on board! :) For us, the County is an oasis of relaxation, fun, family, and inspiration... not to mention it is one of our favorite places in the Midwest to photograph! When their session arrived, we were absolutely thrilled to have the most beautiful spring day for portraits on Kim & Stew's family's farm. Maggie was twirling in the most vibrant dress while Annie's non-stop smiles & giggles had us all beaming!! Creating images for this sweet family, our dear friends, in a location that holds so much meaning to their family was not only a blast, but an absolute honor. Thank you, Kim & Stew, for letting us photograph your adorable family! Love you guys!

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch

Door County family portraits captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Portra 400 film. Processed by Fast Foto.


Goodness, have we ever been MIA on the blogging front these last few months! We have so many wonderful fall/winter sessions to share with you all, starting with this one with three of our favorites!! :) Laura & Todor are two of the kindest, funnest, and most awesome people to hang out with -- both with and without cameras! We like to think of Laura Ivanova as our personal photographer and have been very lucky to have her photograph the three of us on countless occasions, all of which we are beyond thankful for!! She has the ability to capture us (and all of her clients!!) like no one else, and has even photographed several of our family member's wedding celebrations. This time, we couldn't wait to get Laura, her husband Todor and their sweet pup Cali in front of our cameras!! Having gotten together with them for mini vacations in Door County, we were thrilled when they visited us in Wausau last winter! Of course, the day we decide to swap photo sessions it was approximately -20 with the wind chill, but we shared smiles, lots of laughs, and battled the crisp air in true Midwestern fashion. :) 

Giant hugs to the three of you and thank you so much for entrusting us to photograph your sweet family! Now, start house hunting in Wausau and let's plan our next DoorCo getaway! ;)

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch (& Parker the Peanut)

Winter portraits in WI captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Fuji Pro 400H film. Scanned by Fast Foto.