MINNEAPOLIS LIFESTYLE SESSION | LAURA, TODOR & CALI

When our dear friends Laura & Todor found out they had an accepted offer on their home in NE Minneapolis and invited us over to capture them in the home they loved for so many years, in addition to being absolutely honored, we were also just plain excited to see them!!! Through photography, we have become great friends with these two, and trading photo sessions with each other is something we try to do regularly. However!!!! Laura Ivanova is a fellow film photographer who we have looked up to, admired, and ooooo'd & awe'd over since 2009 when we first met. Since, she has photographed us (here, here, here and here - to name just a few!) and we have photographed her & Todor (here, here and here). Needless to say, we consider Laura our lifetime photographer (she even photographed two of our family member's weddings!!) and we can't say enough about her awesome husband Todor & their adorable pup, Cali, too. :)

You know that feeling where you walk into a place - whether it is a friend's house or a local store you love - and you want to take home one of everything in sight?! That's the way we can best describe the feelings we had upon entering Laura & Todor's charmingly styled home. But what we found to be the best part - aside from the perfect decor they had as far as the eye could see - was that the things laced throughout their home all had special meaning behind them. Heirlooms from their family members, things they had collected on one of their many trips (check out Laura's travel photography!!), etc. And just like that, here we go rambling about how much we love this little family!! We'll wrap this up so you can scroll down to see just how lovely and sweet Laura, Todor and Cali are together.

Laura & Todor - than you so much for the absolute honor of capturing one of your final days at Casa Ivanova! We hope you're loving your new home and soaking in the beauty of a fresh start.

xoxo,

Kelsy & Butch

Images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Kodak Portra 160 film.

NORTH SHORE GOLF CLUB WEDDING | SARAH & PAUL

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

WAUSAU STUDIO PORTRAITS | TARA

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

DOOR COUNTY FAMILY PORTRAITS | THE LARSEN'S!

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.