AN AFTERNOON IN DOOR COUNTY / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney


After photographing a gorgeous wedding in Milwaukee, we headed back to Door County to stay with Butch's parents who had been watching our little Parker puppy while we took pictures! Originally, we had planned to head home on Sunday. After just a smidge of convincing, we decided to make it a long weekend and enjoy the most beautiful Sunday imaginable exploring the County!! It's no secret that wedding photographers work Saturdays, so we typically find other days throughout the week to celebrate (ahem, Tuesdays). It really didn't take much convincing at all to stay and make the most of a perfectly sunny 75 degree Sunday in Door County!

Hours of Jeeping through Cave Point, a fun (and ADORABLE) visit from family friends, delicious picnic on the deck, MASSIVE bon fire & s'mores rounded out our day of vacation :) The little cuties you see above are Olive & Stella! Miss Olive was a good little gardener, and smiley Stella couldn't get her giggles out fast enough the moment she saw Parker, Cozzy or Ruby (her favorite pups!). These two had us grinning from ear-to-ear with their cuteness all afternoon, and we headed home with happy hearts & one pooped puppy after a family-filled day of relaxation & exploring.

We are of course thankful for all of the moments with family and friends, but when we look back on this day we will always be even more grateful that we stayed because it was the last we were able to spend with Parker's Uncle Cozzy (Butch's parents Aussie). We didn't know it at the time, but this particular Sunday was the last day that Cozzy felt like himself, played frisbee with the biggest smile on his face, and ran around with Parker & Ruby. We'll always miss Cozzy's butt wiggles and the way he so patiently & lovingly played with and watched over Parker from the day he met him. It seems like good dogs should just live forever, and Cozzy is one of the best. We know that he is up in puppy heaven cheering on Parker with every frisbee he catches, and couldn't be more grateful for these images and memories!!!

With heavy hearts & lots of Love | K&B

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H // Camera: Contax 645 //