"Door County Wedding Photography"

Gordon Lodge Door County Wedding | Amanda & Mike by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Door County Gordon Lodge wedding photographs captured on Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100 & D800 with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford XP2 & Ilford 3200 films. Processed by Fast Foto Film Lab.

Wedding Planner: Amy Gorham, Gordon Lodge Event Planner | Ceremony & Reception: Gordon Lodge | Florist: Helene Ingsten-Anderson - Flora Flowershop | Officiant: Dan Cooley | DJ: ACA Entertainment | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sotoro | Bridal Shoes: Nina | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, Amsale in Blush | Gentlemen's Suit: Men's Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup Stylist: Heather from Neroli Salon | Cake: Krista Olson - Jacksonport Bakery | Harpist: Tammy Naze | Rings: Lyle Husars, Brookfield


Where do we begin with the excitement, planning & FUN that went into this styled shoot? :) It's no secret that we McCartneys are lovers of everything Door County. :) Not to mention the wonderful friendship that we're so blessed to have with A.Styled Event!! Pull those elements together, along with a crazy-talented team of vendors, and you can only imagine how excited we were to collaborate on this little labor of love!

With Anna leading the way and bringing endless creative direction, we dreamed up an intimate rehearsal dinner set along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, just behind the bride's childhood home. For those of you who aren't familiar, Door County is an absolute GEM!! As the peninsula of Wisconsin, Door County is surrounded by Green Bay & Lake Michigan, and it truly feels like the charming New England area – Wisconsin's own little slice of paradise. :) It's filled with gorgeous views, countless art galleries, and impeccable dining options, the best of which are to be found when tipped off by one of the locals!

Buds 'n Bloom designed stunning centerpieces to compliment a soft & romantic tablescape, along with the bride's bouquet, floral crown, and teepee adornments! The most charming custom letterpress invitations from Monograham were sent to the couple's immediate family, and Flourgirl Patissier created a sweet ombre cake for the occasion. Door County Olive Oil shared a selection of their favorite oils to be enjoyed with fresh Washington Island Bread, which was followed by a traditional Door County Fish Boil dinner! Guests were welcomed into the county with a basket filled with Door County goodies including cider, specialty oils & seasonings, and bread from Madison Avenue Wine Shop (a must-visit if you're in the area!).

We had an absolute BLAST photographing this beautiful setting, complete with our sweet models who happen to be a real-life couple! Aren't they adorable!! We're so excited to share these images with you – you may have seen some of them featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this fall, too :) Truly, the team that brought this shoot to life is so full of passion & love for what they do that each one of them is an inspiration!! Capturing their designs & creations was an absolute honor... and SO MUCH FUN!!! Can't wait to play again soon ;)

Lots of Love!! | Kelsy & Butch

All images captured on film with Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H. 

Floral Design: Buds ‘n Bloom | Creative Direction + Event Styling: A.Styled Event | Invitations: Monograham | Olive Oil for Tasting: Door County Olive Oil | Cake: Flourgirl Patissier | Welcome Basket Goodies: Madison Avenue Wine Shop | Hair + Makeup: Jessica of Clipper’s Mate | Bride’s Dress: Victoria’s Secret | Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic

CAUGHT UP IN AN IMAGE by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

It's funny how the schedule of a wedding photographer plays out. Of course some months are busier than others. You can go from 110 mph to about 30 mph in a matter of two months. You fall in love with the personalities & stories of so many incredible individuals & couples... And then a few months later (or in this case 6 months later - gosh time flies!) you come across a particular image that, looking back, speaks volumes to the two of them and the way they love each other. Happy weekend, friends! We hope you stay warm :)

Love // K&B

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MEET THE MCCARTNEYS! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Today we are absolutely beaming and beyond thrilled to announce a rebranding for The McCartneys Photography! This is a little something that has been MONTHS in the making, and not being able to share has been so hard! But the process has been exciting, uplifting and very motivating! Website. Brand. Collateral. Blog. It's all new!! And it's all us! Backing things up a little bit... After Butch proposed (Christmas 2007!) we started thinking about what we wanted our wedding to look like, and we knew that we wanted to have an elegant yet cozy feel in all of the collateral. We asked a huge favor of Butch's sister Stevi and she designed all of our wedding collateral (save the dates, invitations, you name it)! We loved her design SO much that we carried elements of that over into our previous branding, and it left us with a look that we felt very connected to... A brand that fit us well for the first few years once we took our business full-time... A brand that grew and evolved with us and had such special meaning to us and to our marriage :)

Fast forward to today... We were ready for a change. As we have grown in our business, we found ourselves ready for a look that was a bit more polished and powerful, while still maintaning the organic & approachable feel of our previous brand. Who else to turn to than the one person who knows us inside & out and is incredibly gifted in all elements of graphic design -- our sister Stevi! While walking us through the entire process she created a look for us that is clean, complete, and 100% us. From our logo down to envelopes and our product packaging, we feel whole and are just giddy over the final product. We could not be more excited to present to you the new look of The McCartneys Photography!! Thank you so much for taking a peek :D

Love // K&B