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WISCONSIN ANNIVERSARY PORTRAITS | WHITNEY & MIKE by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

photographers-in-wisconsin-wausau-001 Whitney & Mike are approaching their second wedding anniversary (this November!), and what better way to plan an early celebration than with a road trip across the Midwest?? We were so thankful that Whitney & Mike planned to include a visit to Wausau in their travels so that we could spend a gorgeous evening getting to know each other and capturing their love!

Just a few months after these two got married Mike was deployed, so now that he's home they are adorable "newlyweds" all over again and our cameras loved them for it. :) Whitney is a photographer as well in their home of Minot, ND, and both she and Mike seemed so comfortable being in front of the camera. We explored one of our favorite little gems in all of Central Wisconsin and, when the session ended, we both found ourselves wishing that Whitney and Mike lived closer so the four of us could have double dates together!!

Thank you two SO much for choosing us for this session – we so enjoyed spending time with you and hope you have a wonderful anniversary in just a couple months!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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DOOR COUNTY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | STEVI & CHARLES! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

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Although we have pretty much known this day was coming for quite sometime, nothing can replace the realness when your sister calls from Hawaii to tell you that she's engaged! AHH! We can barely contain our excitement! :D Charles had contacted Butch's Dad about a month before he planned to propose to Stevi. We must admit, he planned EVERYTHING out perfectly... Right down to scheduling a trip to visit all of us in Door County right after he planned to ask Stevi for her hand in marriage in HAWAII!! If that isn't cool enough, Charles asked Stevi to marry him in a helicopter! WOW! We of course flipped out, laughed and gave hugs over the phone when we got the call in the middle of the night! The only thing standing in the way of Charles' master plan was a pair of hurricanes headed right for Hawaii – it just so happened that their plane home was scheduled to take off right between the two of them. But, they sailed smoothly all the way to Wisconsin and the celebrating continued! :)

After a FULL day of fun on the pontoon boat in Door County, we asked Stevi and Charles to join us for a few golden hour engagement photos in Butch's & Stevi's parents field. LOVE!

We know these two will plan an amazing wedding day that fits them perfectly and we honestly cannot wait to be there to celebrate with them!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

CENTRAL WISCONSIN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | KELLY & ANDY! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

photographers-in-wausau-wi-001 Kelly & Andy made their way to Wausau for their engagement session and after a bit of primping & exploring in our charming downtown, they were ready to be adorable in front of our cameras! :) There's really something about the rain in photos that feels so cozy & romantic, and it didn't stop the four of us for a second! Kelly & Andy are playful & fun and they obviously have a career waiting for them in modeling, if they so choose! We absolutely love the energy they brought to their session and are SO excited for their wedding next June in the Milwaukee area!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

2013 YEAR IN REVIEW | PORTRAITS by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

There is truly something to be said about reflecting upon the year that passed in order to organize your thoughts & goals for the months ahead! We just circled back around to highlight some the wedding & engagement photos that warmed our hearts in 2013, and we wanted to do just the same with portraits. Capturing the newness that comes with your first born baby all the way through the friendship-like love that develops as your little ones become young adults is something that makes us so happy! Time is fleeting and each day seems faster than the last, but in our eyes photography transcends all of that. It freezes special moments so that you can love, share, and cherish them for the rest of your days. We hope these images bring a smile to your face, because we can honestly say that we were smiling when we captured each one of them. To the families who have invited us into their homes over the last year, thank you so much!! We can't wait to photograph your families as they continue to grow this year :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

All images captured with our Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H or Ilford HP5 Film. 

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