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Horseshoe Bay Beach Club Wedding | Amanda & Gordon by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Little did we know, Amanda and Gordon’s celebration would be one of the most emotional wedding days of our career. A day so meaningful and overflowing with love, encouragement and support. A true example of what it is like to go through life’s best and hardest moments and get through them with the support of your family. From reworking the timing of their wedding day and taking each moment as they came, to crying behind the camera and feeling like your heart is about to explode in so many different moments... Amanda & Gordon’s wedding is one we will never forget. The team we worked alongside to bring their wedding day to life and capture all of the tears & hugs was amazing. Their loved ones are so strong and welcoming that we truly felt like part of their family on this day. To say we are thankful to have been this incredible couple’s photographers is an understatement. xx

VENDORS | Planner: Door County Event Planners | Florist: Flora Flowershop | Makeup: Sara Miller | Ceremony & Reception: Horseshoe Bay Beach Club | Linens: Wildflower Linen | DJ: Stylus Chris

Horseshoe Bay Beach Club Door County wedding photographs captured on Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm, Nikon F100 with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford XP2 & Ilford 3200 films. Processed by Fast Foto Film Lab.


Seeing our dearest friends grow their family from two to three is something that makes us smile so big!! Anna & Paul are expecting their little Mister to arrive in September, and anyone who knows them would be quick to agree that they are going to be amazing parents!

Earlier this month while the four of us were celebrating the 4th of July in beautiful Door County, we headed out with our cameras and spent the evening photographing Anna & Paul along the water. Lake Michigan has a way of looking like we were photographing in the Caribbean, and it served as the most beautiful of backdrops for some of our favorite people in the world. :) A simple organic floral crown made by Helen at Flora Flowershop added just the right amount of 'pop' to Anna, a radiant & joyful Mommy-to-be with the most perfect baby bump! As always, Paul's ability to make Anna smile & laugh didn't fail us for a second! 

Sending giant hugs and so much love to these two (three!)!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Door County Maternity Portraits captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford 3200 and Ilford 100.

Floral crown and blooms by Flora Flowershop.


This beautiful family was together just a couple weeks ago for an early celebration of their Mom & Dad's 50th wedding anniversary!! With family members flying in from around the country, what better way to document the occasion than with family portraits? We had so much fun spending the morning with the Osinski's and were lucky to photograph them on their gorgeous property (which we wanted to take home with us)!! :) So many smiling kids running all over the place and fun-loving parents trying to corral them for photos made for a wonderful morning spent with this family!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Door County Family Portraits captured with Pentax 67 and Contax 645 on Fuji Pro 400H film.

DOOR COUNTY PORTRAITS | ANNA & PAUL by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

The JOY these two bring everywhere they go is enough to make us smile as we sit here and type about them! :) While enjoying a wintery Door County weekend with Anna & Paul just last month, we were blessed with an absolutely gorgeous evening. Naturally, we couldn't help but think about how stunning the light was as it fell over the field behind Butch's parents house, so we were thrilled that these two were up for a little impromptu photo session!! 

Anna & Paul have been married for two & a half years and we've had the absolute pleasure of photographing them many times from their engagement & wedding to a family session, and even as models during a gorgeous brunch editorial shoot (styled by Anna herself at A.Styled Event!!). Having their happy faces in front of our cameras simply fills us with happiness!!! Not only are we thankful to have them as dear friends, we're also grateful that they put up with us and our little spontaneous photo sessions. We actually told them they were having their photos taken while they were already driving up to Door County. HA!! Who needs to plan?! :)

Love you two, Anna & Pablo!!


Kels & Butch

PS: Check out the fun GoPro video of Anna & Paul's session to see us all in action!

Door County portrait photography captured in Jacksonport on medium format film. Cameras: Contax 645 and Pentax 67. Film: Fuji Pro 400H.


door-county-family-photographer-001 Kris, Nick and Carl are a breath of fresh air and an absolute blast to photograph! They invited us to their family's beautiful property in Door County and we had a perfect fall afternoon to play with them. :) After photographing Kris and Nick's wedding in this very spot just over two years ago, we were thrilled to see them again not only for a mini family session, but also for dinner at one of our favorites – Wild Tomato! Kris and Nick also shared some VERY exciting news with us which you'll likely figure out once you get to the last photo in this post (if not before). We're so excited for this wonderful family that we're lucky to also call friends!!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch


All images captured with Pentax 67 and Nikon F100 on Fuji Pro 400H.