Published: Martha Stewart Weddings by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Where do we begin? Perhaps with how lucky we are to have been the photographers for Libby & Allen! They might actually hold the record for couple on our calendar for the longest amount of time. They booked us about two years before their wedding actually happened! Needless to say we looked forward to their wedding day for a LONG time. And wow did they plan the ULTIMATE wedding at the Milwaukee Art Museum. You can read all about it in Libby's own words on Martha Stewart Weddings, but these two had their FIRST DATE at the Milwaukee Art Museum, got ENGAGED there, and even had their WEDDING at the Milwaukee Art Museum! True romantics!

Which brings us to their feature on Martha Stewart Weddings website. AHHHHH!!!! Since we dove full-time our photography business 7 years ago, seeing our work featured on Martha has been a big goal of ours. And it's Libby & Allen's personalized, charming style that sparked Martha Stewart's interest!! We could gush on and on about their details, but please, do yourself a favor and head over to Martha's site and take a look for yourself. We'll never forget the reply we received from an editor minutes after submitting this wedding: "How Fun!" AHHH! Pinch us!!

Libby & Allen, we love you two to pieces and are so happy your wedding will inspire countless brides & grooms! Thank you for inviting us into your amazing celebration!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

PS: After viewing Libby & Allen's feature on Martha Stewart Weddings, take a peek at their entire wedding day here!


HOORAY!! We recently had the giant, heartwarming honor of re-living one of our favorite days of 2014: Lydia & Jon's Boston area wedding! Style Me Pretty shared a collection of L&J's images as well as the story of their stunning, emotional wedding celebration not just from the two of us, but from Lydia as well. Be sure to stop by and leave them some love – these two families put so much heart into making Lydia and Jon's day special, and we are so happy to see their wedding now serve as inspiration for future Mr & Mrs as well!


Kelsy & Butch



We're over-the-moon and almost in a state of disbelief about this one. We were recently invited to be a part of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book! For years we had our eye on their LBB and, about a month ago, an email popped into our inbox that literally made us jump out of our chairs! Head over to the Wisconsin wedding photographer section of the Little Black Book to view our profile and let us know what you think!





We are also proud new members of The Grey Collective: An assortment of Grey Likes Weddings' favorite wedding vendors from around the globe! Head this way to see our profile and explore the many talented vendors listed in WI and beyond. :)






Just a few weeks ago, Susan & Eric's Minnesota engagement session was featured on Style Me Pretty! Obviously we are beaming about this feature as Susan is Kelsy's aunt, and Kelsy was also one of her Matrons of Honor at their wedding earlier this summer! Come see their farmer's market engagement!





Four little joyful popsicles walking around a farm together in western Wisconsin :) This just about sums up our time spent with Rachel & Gary last November for their engagement session. Except, their smiles and obvious love radiated enough to keep us all toasty! Style Me Pretty saw it too and featured their sweet session last month! If you missed it take a look here!





Stacey & Max's backyard wedding was filled to the brim with personal details, gorgeous florals, and even canoes filled with homemade brews from the groomsmen! Rustic Wedding Chic featured their wedding last month and we are SO thrilled to see all of Stacey & Max (& their friends/family's) hard work in the spotlight!Rustic-Wedding-Chic-Stacey-Max

WEDDING & BABY FEATURES by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Penelope-OnToBaby-Nursery Little Miss Penelope's newborn session stole our hearts in a hurry, and we couldn't be more thrilled that On to Baby happened to feel the same!! Sara & Brian dreamed up the cutest nursery that, we have no doubt, will surely serve as inspiration for future Moms & Dads as they plan their little lady's room :) SO grateful for this family!


Jen & Rob's barn wedding in Wausau this past August was such an incredible day that we honestly wish we could relive it over & over again! The talented hands of Jen's Mom and Jenna from Jenna A Events created an absolute dream celebration for them to enjoy, and we enjoyed capturing every element! :) Thankful that Maggie from Rustic Wedding Chic also fell in love with Jen and Rob's wedding day!

Love | Kelsy & Butch

RECENT FEATURES! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney


Over the last few weeks we've had so much fun reliving a couple of our favorite weddings & engagements on lovely wedding blogs!! After all of the planning that our couples put into their sessions and celebrations, it is such a joy to see their efforts serve as inspiration for future brides & grooms :) First up was Emily & Dave's classic country club wedding in Milwaukee, featured on the wonderful Elizabeth Anne Designs! Their beautiful wedding day was filled with the perfect amount of sunshine, personal touches, a hint of nautical detailing, and one of the most adorable couples of all time!! :)


Abby couldn't have said it more perfectly in Jess & Dom's feature on Style Me Pretty - these two really are amazing!

"So girls. I think you’re going to kind of love this wedding. Because the “there is just something sexy about a man in uniform” theory definitely applies. Add to that a girl fit to be a princess, a stunning ballroom backdrop and oh, maybe some of the prettiest pics – shot by The McCartneys – I’ve ever seen and bam. Love gone wild."

We are So grateful to have been the ones behind the cameras as Jess & Dom's magical day unfolded in front of us :)


Brittany & Dustin are a sweet, fun couple with this amazing sense of style that is absolutely timeless! Their cozy engagement session was featured on the Midwest's very own destination for all things wedding – thank you, Wisconsin Bride!!! :)

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch