OUR LITTLE FAMILY :) / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

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The very moment we knew our branding was about to change in a huge way, we immediately reached out to Laura Ivanova. Not only is she a great friend of ours, she also happens to be a crazy-talented photographer who we're able to be ourselves in front of!! :) If you've seen any pictures of us on our website EVER, Laura is the lady who captured them. So planning another session with her was a no-brainer!!

Next we started thinking about outfits and this process took a bit longer. Being on the other side of the camera is SUCH a great experience for us because it really puts us in our clients shoes! For weeks we were trying to find and decide on the perfect outfits & styling that were complimentary and visually interesting yet really felt like US. Can we say thank goodness for online shopping?! We played the online shopping game and had dresses & ties arriving on a weekly basis until two pretty options presented themselves ;) And you know what it made us think? If only we were as cute as Parker, then we wouldn't have to worry about fancy outfits!!

Fast forward to our photo shoot and we were both excited/a little nervous at the same time as we headed to Minneapolis. Those little nerves quickly faded after Laura fired away her fifth frame, but it made the entire "client experience" feel very real! After being photographed around Wayzata's piers and beach, we were blessed with the most beautiful sunset and were so happy the four of us could enjoy our little picnic & a glass of wine to round out the session :)

Laura, we cannot thank you enough for these images!! Giant smiles (and even some laughter!) takes over as we pour over them, and we love them SOOOO much!

Love | Kelsy & Butch

A huge thank you to Julie Lam for hair & make-up, too! :)