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MINNEAPOLIS LIFESTYLE SESSION ON FILM | LAURA & TODOR by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

We are doing a little happy dance around our sunroom as we prepare these images of Laura & Todor to share with you today!! Laura is a friend of ours who happens to be an amazing film photographer in the Twin Cities! We are constantly in awe of Laura's absolutely beautiful images and have somewhat adopted her as our little family photographer ever since our first session with Laura in 2010, which is something that we are so grateful for! ;) There is truly something to be said about choosing a photographer whose personality puts you at ease and who you can truly be yourselves around! And for us, that is Laura! Her approach to shooting a session is so relaxed yet fun and she has an energy that immediately puts you at ease in front of her camera. We knew that it was about time to update the photos on our website and there wasn't a hint of a doubt that Laura was the one we hoped would capture us on film :) As we started chatting and preparing for our session, it turned out that she & Todor were also hoping to be photographed by a film shooter! We were slightly nervous and super honored to hear that we would be photographing a photographer who we look up to SO much!! Laura is a huge inspiration to us and just thinking about the fact that she would be on the other side of our cameras filled us with excitement. Just a few days after Laura visited Wausau for our session, we headed to Minneapolis to meet Laura, Todor & their sweet pup Bianca. We had a blast photographing and chatting with them! Laura & Todor are both incredibly easy going and stylish, and the chilly temps made them extra cuddly which we thought was absolutely perfect :) Together, Laura & Todor love to see the world. Their travels are well documented and after seeing them cozy up together, it is easy to picture them strolling the streets of Paris or roaming around Todor's home country of Bulgaria! Photographing these two was an absolute thrill for us, as it's not every day we get to photograph the photographer who inspires us!! It makes us smile from ear to ear that we can call this adorable couple friends!

Love | K&B

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H // Camera: Contax 645 & Hasselblad 500cm //

ASHLEY & ADAM | MEMORIAL UNION MADISON WEDDING by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

While planning a February 25th wedding in Madison, one would expect (and hope for) a snowy white dusting throughout the city. Despite the grounds being green just days before, it snowed in time for Ashley & Adam's wedding and could not have been more perfectly white! Their wedding day began at the Mansion Hill Inn, where Ashley & her ladies prepared for the beautiful day ahead. As soon as we arrived we were immediately energized by all of the love & excitement buzzing around their room! The charm of the Inn and abundance of natural light floating into the room was absolutely breathtaking. After sharing a glass of wine with her bridesmaids followed by a few portraits in front of the luxurious hotel, we made our way to the Wisconsin State Capitol so that Ashley could soak in a similar moment with Adam :)

On the third level of the pristine Capitol building, Adam waited for his bride to make her way over to his arms for their first look. Ashley was a radiant beauty as she glided across the marble floor to tap Adam on the shoulder and make her first wedding day memory of his handsome face! Shortly after, Ashley & Adam's ceremony in the Assembly Chamber was especially lovely and filled with so many cute moments between the two of them :)

A&A were more than willing to brave the slightly chilly air to create an unlimited amount of beautiful images with us, which we of course loved! Afterwards,  we headed to Memorial Union for their reception and were smitten over the soft white candlelit feel they brought to the Great Hall. From the romantic floral centerpieces by daffodil*parker to the menus and Ferrero Rocher place cards created by Ashley & Adam, they infused their celebration with so much of themselves... all the way down to a toasty warm signature drink!

The way Adam looks at Ashley and so effortlessly makes her laugh speaks volumes to their relationship. They adore their friends and family as much as they do one another, and since they dated for 6 years before reaching this point it felt like one big family celebrating together!

We are beyond grateful to have been a part of their fairytale wedding day and know that together, Ashley & Adam have found a lifetime of laughter together :) Thank you two SO much!!!

Love | K&B

Oh my goodness!! Ashley you made SUCH a beautiful bride :)

sisters :)

Heading into the Capitol to see her Groom!

Ashley's Great Grandmother's hankerchief + Grandmother's brooch made such pretty additions to her bouquet

We loved A&A's awesome bridal party! And how cute are the bridesmaids' muffs :)

Ashley & Adam were this joyful every moment of their gorgeous wedding day!

Hotel: Mansion Hill Inn | Ceremony: Wisconsin State Capitol, Assembly Chamber | Reception: Memorial Union, Great Hall | Bride's Dress: Alita Graham from The Wedding Shoppe | Bride's Shoes: Steve Madden | Bride's Bracelet: JCrew | Bride's Earings: Aurora Bridal | Bride's Veil: Che Bella | Bride's Mink Fur: Borrowed from a friend | Hankerchief: Bride's Great Grandmother's | Brooch on Flowers: Bride's Grandmother's | Engagement Ring: Gerber Jewelers | Bride's Wedding Band: Wedding Day Diamonds | Groom's Wedding Band: iWeddingBand.com | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse, Tie: Absolute Ties | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from The Wedding Shoppe | Bridesmaid's Necklaces: DelicacyJ | Bridesmaid's Muffs: Designs by K and L | Flowergirl Dresses & Shoes: MyGirlDress | Flowergirl Hair Accessories & Purses: JCrew | Flowers: daffodill*parker | Centerpiece Gold Sticks: Added by Bride & Groom | Invitations: Wedding Channel Store | Menus/Programs: Designed by Bride & Groom, Paper from Anchor Paper | Hair: Cinema Hair Salon | Make-up: Done by Bride's friend, Renee Uzong | DJ & Uplighting: Double Platinum DJ | Cake Artist: Carl's Cakes | Caterer: University of Wisconsin | Favors/Place Cards: Ferrero Rocher Chocolates & Washi Tape Flags from PrettyTape | Table Numbers: Created by Bride, Groom & friend (Nicole Brown) with Paper from Anchor Paper | Signature Drink: Wassail | Honeymoon: Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun