WINTER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | PATTI & DAN!

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The snow, the dreamy light – Patti & Dan's engagement session couldn't have been more wonderful! With Patti's parents backyard running into Rib Mountain State Park, it provided an idyllic setting to capture her and Dan together. The four of us hiked into the woods and found sunshine bursting through the snow covered evergreens - the PERFECT spot to cozy up! :) Chilled from the wind on the way in, we found ourselves nice and toasty in the woods. While creating pictures with Patti & Dan they took the opportunity to show just how adorable they are together in front of our cameras! Out of nowhere, Dan scooped Patti up and the smiles and laughter that followed had us smiling from ear to ear! We had SO much fun with these two and we could not WAIT to get their film scans back as soon as we left the session. These two are planning a Wausau wedding next October that we are already looking forward to being a part of!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Winter engagement photos captured with Contax 645 or Pentax 67 on Fuji Pro 400H.

O' CHRISTMAS TREE

christmas-trees-wausau-wi-001 It was like we were LIVING in a Christmas movie. We both decided to indulge in a holiday beverage on our daily trip to our favorite coffee shop and were thoroughly enjoying the holiday tunes pumping out of Butch's truck's speakers. Parker was wearing his favorite holiday sweater, it was a wonderful Tuesday afternoon, and we were driving deep into the East side of Wausau to hunt for our Christmas tree! If you happen to follow us on Instagram here or here, you know that our faces couldn't hide one bit of the excitement we felt because, after all, this is one of our FAVORITE days of the entire year!! After borrowing a saw from the sweet attendant at Highland Trees, we were driving through miles and miles of trees and gawking out the window like tourists to find the perfect spot to start our search. After years of different Fir trees (Fraiser, Concolour, etc), we were in the mood for a Blue Spruce and were determined to find it. We finally made our way to the Spruce neighborhood and, we kid you not, the MOMENT we stepped foot out of the truck, it started SNOWING big fluffy flakes! It was as if someone up high in the sky flipped the switch, and we were blissfully tree hunting in a winter wonderland. :) After a little picture-taking, lots of searching and measuring with our arms, and non-stop smiling at Parker as he did mega sprints through countless trees, we found THE ONE. His name is Jack, and he is currently hanging out in our living room, all dressed up in silver and gold.

Traditions, pictures, cozy nights by the fire, Christmas movies, more cookies than any of us need, and holiday get-togethers... We hope this holiday season is just as joy-filled for you and yours!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Images captured with Contax 645 on Ektar 100.

WAUSAU FAMILY PORTRAITS | THE MCCOOL FAMILY

wausau-family-portrait-photographer-001 The day after Thanksgiving we had the pleasure of photographing the McCool family in their beautiful home here in Wausau. Hank and Jack (the cutest twins on the planet!) stole our hearts immediately and we so enjoyed photographing this wonderful family!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Wausau family portraits captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 Portra 800.

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION | LITTLE MISS HENRIETTA

lifestyle-newborn-session-photography-001 There's no question about it: it is a GIANT honor to photograph a soon-to-be Mr & Mrs' engagement session and wedding celebration! But, you know what we consider the biggest honor of all? Being asked to photograph the next steps as our bride & grooms' families grow. :) Needless to say, when Jody & Chris reached out to us about newborn photography for their upcoming baby McGinley, we were beside ourselves!!

On a snowy morning we made our way over to Minneapolis to capture this new family of three (five, with their two pups!) and we could not wait to meet their new little lady, Henrietta Louise, on her 12th day of life. While capturing adorable & petite Henrietta, we couldn't help but smile at her big yawns, long legs, amazing hair, and sweet eyes. Seeing Jody & Chris as Mom & Dad warmed our hearts, as it feels like just yesterday we photographed their 2010 wedding and now they have this beautiful bundle of joy to shape their lives around!! :)

Jody & Chris, thank you SO much for inviting us into your home to capture such special moments and create these images together! We loved seeing you and hope you adore this session as much as you do Henrietta Louise!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Lifestyle newborn session captured with Contax 645 , Pentax 67 and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford 3200.

THE POWER OF A PHOTOGRAPH & WHY WE ARE GRATEFUL

Power-of-a-photograph-portrait When we really sit down and think about it, the moments we are invited to capture for a family are incredible. We're blown away by the honor that it is to document the love within a family.

The first glance you exchange as a husband and wife with eyes that say a thousand words and "I love you's". The loving way you hold your newborn baby, so gently, so overcome with a love you didn't know you could feel. The belly laughter you share during a family portrait session as your little ones let their personalities shine for us to capture. The way you watch your soon-to-be high school graduate pose for her senior portraits while thinking to yourself "I can't believe you're about to go out into the world; just yesterday I held you in my arms!"

... all of these moments of love and life, captured artfully and preserved forever. A photograph so easily becomes more than an image or a print. It's a treasure. A story. An heirloom that will be a part of your family history and passed down for generations, just as our parents, grandparents & their parents have before us.

Let's continue live a life filled to the brim with love. But along the way with how busy our days-weeks-months are, let's not forget to live a life that is also well documented so that our memories never live far away. Fleeting moments come right back while holding a printed photograph in your hands. As time passes, families grow & change and loved ones make their way up to Heaven. Universally, we all appreciate photographs even more with time. And, both personally & professionally, we can attest to this. We've seen the power of an image, and it's part of why we are truly blessed to call this passion of ours a 'job'. A moment... a photo that overwhelmingly captures the spirit of the one you love. The way a photograph warms your heart, and the overwhelming gratitude that we were able to capture their spirit and preserve those moments forever.

So, this holiday (and all year round!) take lots of pictures, both yourself and with a professional! Print your photographs, display them, and have albums made to sit on your shelf or coffee table. It's the first thing us & everyone we know wants to pick up when visiting a loved one's home! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All photographs captured on medium format film with Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm or Pentax 67.

DOOR COUNTY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | SMITH FAMILY

door-county-family-photographer-001 When we arrived to Carrie and Nate's home in beautiful Door County, Nora & Camilla were adorably dressed in the most perfect fall-meets-winter ivory sweater dresses, the fireplace was roaring inside, and the field next to their home was absolutely glowing. So, as you might imagine, we were VERY excited to be taking pictures in this very spot, on this very day, with this wonderful family!

Just hours before Door County's first snowfall, Nora & Camilla were the cutest little troopers in the world and they had nothing but smiles & giggles to share with us! With a few warm-up breaks, lots of gorgeous light and a touch of simple yet rustic styling, we had a blast with this family of four. :)

Carrie, thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your family!! It was such an honor and we cannot wait for the next chance to spend time with your sweet family (as well as, of course, photograph the beautiful weddings you help bring to life)!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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ANNIVERSARY PORTRAITS | ELIZABETH & GUY

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We believe that photos make an amazing gift, so naturally we were excited when Liz & Guy's kids reached out to us and wanted to buy their parents a portrait session gift certificate for their 40th wedding anniversary! Just a few weeks ago, we visited Liz & Guy at their home and had a beautiful fall day to work our way around their property and get to know them! Liz & Guy are both retired and are enjoying their days together traveling together as well as visiting their children spread out across the country. They are a beautiful example of a genuinely happy and loving marriage, and we are so thankful to have created these portraits with them!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Anniversary portraits captured with Contax 645 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H and PanF 50.

BLUE DRESS BARN MICHIGAN WEDDING | CHRISTIANA & PATRICK!

blue-dress-barn-michigan-wedding-001 Christriana & Patrick happened to be the last wedding we were to photograph in 2014. Wow, did they blow us away! We actually said to each other that we were really going to miss the two of them as we were leaving on their wedding night. Maybe it was because we were able to be there as they celebrated with their closest family & friends from their rehearsal dinner until the crazy leave-it-all on the dance floor finale to their BEAUTIFUL Michigan wedding weekend!

After saying goodnight at their rehearsal dinner, the next morning we arrived at the gorgeous home they rented right on Lake Michigan. Words simply don't do justice to describe the truly majestic views. Water met the shores just steps from where Christiana & Patrick slipped into their wedding attire - you just need to see it to believe it!!

Have we mentioned Christiana’s wedding dress yet!? How are we into paragraph three of this post and we haven’t talked about her AMAZING SPARKLY DRESS?! She looked absolutely fabulous and, after she snuck up behind Patrick for their first look, we could have taken their photographs ALL day long!! We felt so lucky to be able to walk through the tall grass on the bluffs of Lake Michigan with these two - they love each other so much and seeing that through our cameras is exactly why we do what we do! For them :) So they can look back in a month, 5 years, 25 years and see exactly how happy they were in this beautiful moment on their wedding day!

So we probably took a little bit too much time photographing them on the bluffs with their wedding party, but we were all having a blast and we have yet to see a wedding start without the bride & groom, so we figured we’d be okay. ;) We were in for one more barn-sized treat when we arrived to Christiana & Patrick's ceremony & reception site, the Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Michigan. SO COOL! We absolutely love all things water & barn related, so we were starting to feel like Christiana & Patrick planned their perfect day for us :) Probably not, but we can dream!

They tied the knot with tears, laughs, and the first wedding party selfie during the recessional we’ve ever seen. These two radiate FUN and it was so contagious on this day. The band kicked in right after the ceremony and not a soul was shy about the dance floor. Heartfelt toasts, touching first dances, and the most romantic glowing light warming Chrisiana & Patricks family & friends faces all night long. Their wedding weekend was surely a blur, as it was for us, and we CANNOT wait to share these images with them! It was a magical ending to our 2014 wedding season, and we wish we could do it with the two of them all over again.

Christiana & Patrick. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! You are gracious, loving, FUN, and we miss you both! We know you’re loving life as Mr. and Mrs. Garrity already!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony & Reception: Blue Dress Barn | Flowers: Teresa Guerriero | Hair Stylist: Ann-Marie Bautista | Makeup Artist: Kiley Cleckner | Band: Second Hand Soul | Catering: White Horse Catering | Paper Products: Rob Brennan, Best Man | Bridal Gown: by Adrianna Papell | Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Attire: Elevee | Table Setting, Linens: Taylor Rental

WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER PHOTOGRAPHY | CHRISTIANA & PATRICK

wedding-rehearsal-dinner-photography-001 Christiana & Patrick decided to skip an engagement session and instead have their rehearsal dinner documented. Can we just say how much we LOVED this?? All of their closest friends and family joined them at Bistro on the Boulevard to kick off their wedding weekend in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and there was so much energy and excitement buzzing around!! Hugs and laughter in every direction we turned, delicious bites and cheerses, all in honor of a truly amazing couple. After a few spontaneous portraits and lots of mingling time, Christiana & Pat welcomed everyone to town with an amazing dinner (& dessert!) and shared their words of appreciation to everyone for making the trip to Michigan to help them celebrate. Feelings and emotions are worn right on their sleeves, and that's just part of what makes Christiana & Pat the kind of people you want to stick in your pocket and never let go!

We CANNOT WAIT to share Christiana & Pat's barn wedding with you tomorrow afternoon! Be sure to stop back because, trust us, you will not want to miss their celebration. :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm and D800 on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford 3200.

 

ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY MILWAUKEE WI | RACHEL & CHARLIE

engagement-photography-milwaukee-wi-001 Lakeshore State Park served as a gorgeous setting for Rachel & Charlie's engagement photos just a couple weeks ago. We have a huge soft spot for Lake Michigan and, as soon as Rachel & Charlie mentioned it, we couldn't wait to get down to Milwaukee for their session! We made our way around the park (which also happened to be where Charlie proposed to Rachel!) and ended their session at the Third Ward, walking through the streets and sprinting hand-in-hand through alleys. :) These two are planning an awesome weekend-long wedding celebration in beautiful Door County next summer and we have been looking forward to their Horse Shoe Bay Farms wedding since the moment their inquiry arrived in our inbox! ;)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford 3200.

 

MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM WEDDING | ELISE & TYLER!

milwaukee-art-museum-wedding-001 With a soft color palette and modern lines in mind, Elise & Tyler designed the wedding of their dreams with lots of help from Elise's Mom, Jean, and an amazing team of creatives! The Milwaukee Art Museum absolutely blew us away with its grand beauty and refreshing walls of white. But more importantly, we were two very lucky photographers as we captured this fun and at ease couple's wedding day. Elise and Tyler are not only a gorgeous bride and groom, but an amazing couple to be surrounded by. The happiness they emitted was never-ending from the moment we arrived to our hugs goodbye and you could see in their eyes that they were so grateful for all of the friends and family who traveled to celebrate with them on their wedding day!

Our day with Elise & Tyler began with the ladies getting final makeup & hair touches and Elise slipping into her beautiful wedding gown (and stunning Manolo's!) in their own getting ready suite at the museum. We were even able to tag along as Elise's maid of honor delivered a special wedding day gift to her groom. From the look on Tyler's face, our guess is that he liked it. :)

The first look took place in a galleria completely overflowing with gorgeous light and white walls & floors everywhere you looked! Our hearts may have skipped a beat when Elise opened Tyler's gift to her - a brand new collar so they can pick out their first puppy and start growing their newly formed family of two! From that moment on, their smiles were painted on and we had a BLAST with their very charismatic wedding party! Inside the museum & out, Elise & Tyler and their stylish wedding party looked amazing and we were thankful to have lots of portrait time with them!

The entire wedding day was set in the Milwaukee Art Museum, but the transformation that took place from the moment the ceremony ended until their reception tables were glowing with candlelight was incredible!! Guests were whisked into another galleria for cocktail hour and an amazing guitarist serenaded everyone as they enjoyed Wisconsin treats and beverages. From a gorgeous ceremony white washed in radiant light and gorgeous florals to a reception celebration with linens, colorful up-lighting, centerpieces and never-ending thoughtful details that filled their reception, all of the friends and family of Elise & Tyler were in for a real treat!

We've been bursting at the seams to share Elise & Tyler's wedding photographs with the world! With think they are such wonderful people, and were an absolute JOY to photograph! Thank you two so much for trusting us to document your wedding day!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm and Nikkormat 35mm on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony & Reception: Milwaukee Art Museum | Wedding Coordinator: Jean Simbro, Mother of the Bride | Flowers: Michael Huebner | Hair Stylist: Rob Schneider | Makeup Artist: Diane Yokes | Cake Artist: The Cake Lady | DJ & Uplighting: Sound by Design | Catering: Cafe Caltrava | Paper Products: Broadway Paper (Kate) and Coqui Design (Elizabeth) | Bridal Gown: by Anna Maier~Ulla-Maija from Saks Fifth Avenue | Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid Dresses: by Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaid | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Judge Jeff Kremers | Guitarist: Joe Wray

WISCONSIN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY | BABY KONRAD

wisconsin-newborn-photography-001 Newborn sessions make us feel so joyful and especially thankful that we're able to capture such special, fleeting moments for new families. Seeing Stephanie and Kurt love on and ADORE their new pride & joy as they began to navigate the roles of Mom and Dad was absolutely heartwarming. Adorable little Konrad was such a good boy during his session and he even gave us a few little laughs as he "leaked" onto his Mom and made her change her shirt :)

Stephanie & Kurt, thank you for choosing us to photograph your adorable family! We hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon and are so happy for you!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Wisconsin newborn photography captured with Contax 645, Rolleiflex 3.5c and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H and Delta 3200.

GRAND THEATER WAUSAU WEDDING | MARIE & JOE!

grand-theater-wausau-wedding-001 Perfect October sunshine, charming downtown Wausau, a classic car, stunning fall blooms and, most importantly, a couple so sincere and in love that everyone felt it.

We arrived to Marie's parents house where she was surrounded by all of her best girlfriends; the light was pouring into the living room where she was helped into a gown that was custom made just for her with the same gorgeous heirloom satin that was used both in her Grandmother's and Mother's wedding dresses years prior. After arriving to Church of the Resurrection by way of her neighbor's classic car, Marie greeted her handsome groom for the first time. Joe was beside the church, full of emotion and excitement for the day ahead. The moment Marie & Joe found their way into each other's arms, they couldn't help but smile from ear to ear!! :)

After a beautiful ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen, Marie & Joe and their lovely wedding party took a stroll through town over to the Historic Yawkey House where we had so much fun photographing them! The light was absolutely glowing and they were, without a doubt, the happiest group of people in Wausau. At the end of portrait time their handsome German Shepherd, Thor, joined us and brought SO much energy and happiness!! Not to mention he was such a good boy as he loved on Marie & Joe! (we obviously have a HUGE soft spot for dogs, especially on a wedding day!)

Marie & Joe walked hand-in-hand across town as Mr and Mrs to their Grand Theater wedding reception where they were greeted by non-stop hugs, laughter, and all of their guests enjoying cocktail hour upstairs in the loft. After thoughtful toasts that brought tears to nearly every single guest in the beautifully decorated Great Hall, we were able to steal them for a few evening portraits under the glowing marquee that wished Marie & Joe a giant "congratulations"! :)

Thinking about this day makes us so happy! Marie & Joe, thank you for inviting us into your lives and into your beautiful wedding celebration. We couldn't imagine spending a wedding day with a more warm and thoughtful couple, and we're so excited to see all of the joy that you bring to the lives of others by simply being yourselves together!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony: Church of the Resurrection | Reception: Grand Theater's Great Hall on ARTSblock | Flowers: Fawn from Inspired by Nature | Hair & Makeup: Studio E | Cake Artist: Sweet Nothings | DJ: PM Enterprises | Catering: The Mint | Invitations: Designed by Marie & Joe, printed from Mpixpro | Bridal Gown: Custom made, using satin from Bride's Mom and Grandma's dresses | Bride’s Shoes: Anne Klein | Favor: Homemade Salsa

PARKER IN THE PATCH WITH PUMPKINS!

pumpkin-patch-wausau-wi-001 Happy HALLOWEEN!!!! We thought today was the perfect day to share images from one of our favorite parts of the fall season – pumpkin hunting!! :) Parker makes everything more fun and this year he was an especially good boy as, together, we would set our eyes on the biggest pumpkins in the whole patch. Luckily, Butch is very capable of hauling our picks all the way to the wagon and then onto our front steps. There's a funny thing about pumpkin hunting; you don't quite realize just how HUGE the pumpkins you're selecting are until you get them home and they consume your front porch steps! Hope the trick-or-treaters don't mind, and we hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H.

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY WAUSAU WI | THE LOY'S!

family-photography-wausau-wi-001 Rows and rows of charming trees with red polka dots, crisp fall air, and a family tradition: apple picking! We've always wanted to photograph a complete session at an apple orchard in the fall! :) Luckily Emily & Michael loved the idea as well, and we had so much fun with them and their two beautiful girls, Olivia & Charlotte, as we made our way around Helene's Hilltop Orchard! This family is truly too cute for words and they're an inspiration to us for the kind of family we hope to one day have.

Emily & Michael, thank you SO much for choosing us for your family photography!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Family photography Wausau WI captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DOOR COUNTY WI | SAMANTHA & ROBB!

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We had the chance to spend a sunny afternoon with Samantha and Robb in beautiful Door County WI and loved the oodles of time and vibrant fall colors we were able to play with while creating portraits together. Wedding days can fly by so quickly and it was amazing to slow down with the two of them all done up in their wedding attire! From the shores of Lake Michigan in Jacksonport to About Thyme Farm's stunning barn in Bailey's Harbor, we had a blast with Samantha & Robb and hope they cherish these images for years to come!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and RZ67 on Fuji Pro 400H.

Florist: Helene from Flora Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Kari Pudlo

WAUSAU WISCONSIN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY | THE MANZON FAMILY

wausau-wisconsin-family-photography-001 We've had the absolute pleasure of photographing this family of three several times over the last couple years, and each time we leave their home with THE biggest smile on our faces!! Throughout Joachim's first year we saw him and his Mom & Dad, Dominee & Hector, every three months for his newborn, 4 month, 8 month and 1 year portraits. This time, well over half a year had passed and we couldn't BELIEVE what an adorable big boy Joachim has become! We cycled through a few of our tricks and, before we knew it, all five of us were having a blast bringing out Joachim's laughter and smiles for us to capture!!

Dominee & Hector, thank you so much for having us over to your lovely home to photograph the two of you loving on Joachim. We consider it a complete honor to be your family photographer!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H and TriX 400.

GORDON LODGE DOOR COUNTY WEDDING | KATIE & NICK!

gordon-lodge-door-county-wedding-001 Fall weekends in Door County, Wisconsin tend to be on the busier side. Fall colors line the shores and back roads everywhere you turn, and the busy roads in Ephraim, Sister Bay, Fish Creek and Bailey's Harbor are usually bumper-to-bumper with cars angling to get to the next beautiful spot. We're not sure words will do the feeling we all experienced justice, but after Katie & Nick's ceremony at Ephraim Moravian Church overlooking Ephraim the entire wedding party gathered at the volunteer Ephraim Firestation, where Nick's father so honorably served. One photo we hoped to get was the entire wedding party in front of the station, which is located right on highway 42 in probably the busiest part of Door County. As we were arranging Katie & Nick and their awesome wedding party, the traffic just stopped! As in, LINES of cars were graciously waiting for us to get the photos we needed! Yup, Katie and Nick stopped traffic on their wedding day on one of the busiest Door County weekends of the entire year!!

Their wedding day was blessed with rain, but you would never know it from the looks on Katie & Nick's faces, or the faces of their guests! From the moment we arrived to the walnut cabin at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor where Katie was getting into her dress, we could tell the only thing that mattered was that Katie & Nick were tying the knot. The non-stop day of celebrating also included a tour of the County via the Door County Trolley winding through Peninsula State Park and just about every colorful back road they could find on the way from their Ephraim ceremony to their BEAUTIFUL Gordon Lodge reception. After sweet and entertaining toasts, Katie & Nick enjoyed adorable cupcakes and danced the night away with all of the guests, who weren't the least bit shy about crashing the dance floor! :)

Katie & Nick, photographing a love as strong & happy as yours is truly a blessing for us! We know the two of you will have a long, joyful and family-centered marriage. Capturing these moments that you'll be able to look back on for a lifetime makes us burst with joy!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and D800 on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Reception: Gordon Lodge | Coordinator: Amy Gorham | Flowers: Helene from Flora | Hair Stylist & Makeup: Stephanie Fox, Salon Sase | Cake Artist: Gordon Lodge | DJ: Elite Music Service | Invitations: As You Wish | Bride’s Dress: by Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Event | Bride’s Jewelry: Susan Allen | Bride’s Shoes: Macy's | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, from the Bridal Event | Groom’s Suit: Allure Men from DuBois Formalwear | Favor: Big Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nancy Christofferson

DOOR COUNTY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERS | THE GOETTELMAN'S

door-county-family-photographers-001 This family portrait session includes three of our very favorite things: Door County's gorgeous fall colors, an ADORABLE family who we are lucky to call great friends, and Butch's parents beautiful land in Jacksonport! It warms our hearts watching this family grow, spending time with them, and especially getting to take photos that they will cherish for a lifetime. :)

Cain, Terry, Olive, Stella, and Ruby are an example of the kind of family we one day hope to have. Especially after spending the day with them earlier this month, as we had a blast goofing around during the session and also enjoying a cookout and giant bonfire with them afterwards (complete with s'mores, of course)!! So much love to this beautiful family!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H.

DOOR COUNTY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS AT CAVE POINT | STACY & STEVE

door-county-engagement-photos-001 We met Stacy & Steve at Cave Point in Door County for their engagement photos on a crisp fall evening. Cave Point is one of the County's most iconic destinations and, on this particular day, the giant waves were crashing and giving us quite a show! :) Door County was the most perfect location for Stacy & Steve's engagement photos as it also allowed them to soak in a relaxing weekend in the county to enjoy the fall colors!!

We had been looking forward to Stacy & Steve's session not just because we knew the two of them are awesome and we would have fun together in this beautiful place, but also because they were bringing along a special little someone who we simply couldn't WAIT to meet! How adorable is their goldendoodle pup, Jordy!?! He melted our hearts immediately and was such a good boy while we were taking pictures throughout the session. He effortlessly managed to make at least 15 friends because everyone who passed by couldn't continue on without giving his sweet, fluffy face a few pets!! It's no secret that we are also giant dog lovers, so this only made us love Stacy & Steve even more. :) We are so excited to be a part of their family farm wedding next June in Central Wisconsin!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 or Pentax 67 on Fuji Pro 400H.