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Horseshoe Bay Door County Wedding | Justus & Katie by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Wedding Planner: Door County Event Planners | Florist: Flora Flowershop | Ceremony & Reception: Horseshoe Bay Golf Club | Officiant: Pastor Phil Sweet | Band: The Presidents | Guitarist: George Sadyn | Sweet Treat: The Singing Donut | Invitiation Suite & Paper Goods: Brown County Graphics | Videographer: Vaughter Films | Photographers: The McCartneys Photography

Horseshoe Bay Golf 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.

Door County Sailboat Engagement | Shawna & Jeff by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Shawna and Jeff's engagement session involved at least 35 of our favorite things: water, a sailboat, Door County, timeless nautical style, lots of laughter, a beautiful sunset over the bluff... need we go on?? :) The very first time we chatted with Shawna, she mentioned her background in sailing and we immediately had visions for her & Jeff's engagement photos swirling around in our heads. Carrie of Door County Event Planners' husband swooped in to save the day by allowing us to venture out onto the bay in a sailboat he made by hand. But first, we spent some time at the marina capturing Shawna & Jeff with their adorable little girl, Payton, who was all smiles!

Shawna & Jeff are planning a Door County wedding in charming Ephraim, and we cannot WAIT to be a part of their celebration next year! Until then, here's a peek at the fun we had on the world's most adorable sailboat with one of the coolest couples we've had the pleasure of photographing :)

A giant thank you to Nate & Carrie for making this session possible, and to Shawna & Jeff for simply being your awesome selves! 


Kelsy & Butch

Door County Sailboat Engagement Photos captured on Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Nikon F100 with Fuji Pro 400H, Tri-X 400 and Ilford XP2 films. Developed by Fast Foto.


We chimed in on Erin & John's wedding day just as Erin was just about to slip into her truly stunning Vera Wang gown. She shared a heartfelt moment with her Dad before being escorted by a classic Door County Trolley to Sunset Beach Park in Fish Creek, where an especially handsome groom awaited her. :) Erin & John's bayside ceremony was blessed with abundant sunshine, live music, and the support of all of their loved ones. After soaking in the rays as they became husband & wife, Erin & John snuck away to the Fish Creek Marina where we were in heaven photographing this gorgeous new Mr & Mrs!!

At About Thyme Farm, guests enjoyed cocktail hour and passed hors d'oeuvres on the lawn while Lily & Ben Larsen set the scene for an amazing night with their talented duo of live music! While Erin & John made their way from hugs to laughs to smile-filled conversations, their amazing wedding planner, Chandra from Door County Event Planners, put the finishing touches on a timeless, beautiful barn celebration awaiting them just footsteps away. Heartfelt toasts, sparkly tear-filled eyes and sweet little moments between Erin & John as well as delicious food from Alexander's led right into one of the most perfect Door County sunsets we have ever captured and, from there, their dance floor went from 0 to 100 in record time! :)

Erin & John, we couldn't be more thrilled for the two of you and are so honored to have photographed your wedding celebration! Hoping we'll be able to get together soon now that you're so close, and we're wishing you a wonderful lifetime together as husband & wife!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

About Thyme Farm Door County wedding photography with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 3.5c on Fuji Pro 400H, Kodak TriX 400 and Ilford 3200 film.

Wedding Planner: Chandra from Door County Event Planners  |  Florist: Helene from Flora Flowershop  |  Makeup: Mireille Harom  |  Hair: Stephanie from B Rose Salon in Chicago  |  Officiant: Gary Scherig, Family Friend  |  Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Ben & Lily Larsen  |  DJ: Bradley C  |  Catering: Alexander's in Fish Creek  |  Rings: Steve Quick, Chicago  |  Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas  |  Bride's Dress: Vera Wang Chicago  |  Bride's Shoes: Badly Mischka  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Pappell from Bella Bridesmaids  |  Groom's Attire: Royal Blue Sharksin Suit from Joseph A Bank  |  Rentals: Celebrations  |  Pies: Koepsel's Farm Market

DOOR COUNTY WEDDING | LYDIA & JON by Kelsy & Butch McCartney


It was a perfect day in beautiful Door County. And by perfect, we mean the lilacs were in bloom, the sun was shining, and there was a contagious energy of excitement buzzing around Sturgeon Bay! However, since Lydia & Jon's Boston wedding, the two of them and their families experienced an overload of emotions through the loss of Jon's father, Paul. This amazing couple planned not only one, but two wedding celebrations (one far sooner than the other in Jon's hometown) so Jon's Dad would be able to see him marry the love of his life. Shortly after Lydia & Jon's wedding last August we received the most heartbreaking news; they lost a man who loved SO big and brought sincerity & kindness to everyone he met. We know this to be true because the impact Paul had on us after getting to know him throughout Lydia & Jon's wedding is one we will never forget. Our hearts continue to go out to Jon and his family, but we also know Paul was still very much a part of Lydia & Jon's wedding celebration in Door County just two weeks ago. He was there in spirit and also represented in the monogram Lydia had sewn into her dress, in the special cufflinks Jon wore, and in the wedding ring worn by Jon's Mom, Kathy. We like to think of these memories as a celebration of Paul's life and know that Lydia & Jon and their families continue to feel his presence every single day.

Lydia & Jon waited to see each other until their ceremony, and seeing the way Jon lit up as Lydia was escorted down the aisle by her Dad, Cory, was as if this was the first time they would say "I do" to each other. Their bond is of the strongest we've witnessed and every chance they get to make one another smile, they take it. This, of course, makes everyone around them smile as well because Lydia & Jon are absolutely adorable together!! :) Cory, a Reverend at First Baptist Church, had the pleasure of marrying Lydia to Jon not once, but twice and this time they said their vows in their home church (which is also where Jon proposed)! Lydia & Jon's ceremony was emotional and heartfelt as they shared the same hand-written vows they had just spoken to each other ten months earlier in Boston.

To us Door County means gorgeous water & beaches, so we were thrilled when Lydia & Jon were up for heading over to a secret gem of a beach for portraits. The vibrant aqua of Lake Michigan paired with long grass and a secluded beach made for a dreamy setting, and we used every moment we had with these two and their fun wedding party! Afterwards, of course, they celebrated and boogied the night away with all of their guests. :) 

We couldn't be happier for the life Lydia & Jon have ahead of them!! Photographing so many once-in-a-lifetime moments for their families has been one of our greatest honors. We couldn't be more thankful to have been behind the camera capturing all of the joy, tears, and hugs they shared with loved ones as they became Mr & Mrs Bugli... not once, but twice! Love these two to the moon!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Door County Wedding Photography captured on film with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100 and Rolleiflex 3.5c with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford 3200 and TriX 400 film.

Makeup Artist: Jessica from Yankee Clipper  |  Hair Stylist: Lori from InStyle Salon  |  Florist: Flora Flowershop  |  Officiant: Rev. Corwin Dahl of First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay  |  Cake Artist: North Water Bakery  |  Rings: Custom made from Barmakin Jewelers  |  Bride's gown: Custom made by Vicki Kluge  |  Bride's Veil: Mother of the Groom's, custom made alencon lace veil  |  Bride's shoes: Caparros from Macy's  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Zita's Bridal, designed by Bill Levkoff |  Mens Suits: Joseph A. Bank  |  Organist: Robert Nickel  |  Pianist: Susan Romney


We all know wedding days are fast-moving and fueled by overwhelming emotions all while following a "timeline." This is exactly why we love the idea of post-wedding portraits!! Karla & Greg's Horseshoe Bay Golf Club wedding earlier this year didn't allow time for us to wiggle up to Ellison Bay for portraits, so two weeks later they chose to get dolled up again for extra portraits in their favorite Door County spot. We were blessed with a perfect evening to share with this beautiful new Mr & Mrs and WOW did we ever have a stunning backdrop!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

Hair & Makeup: Sara F. Miller  |  Florist: Helene, Flora Flowershop  |  Rings: Lasker Jewelers, Eau Claire  |  Bride's couture custom necklace, earrings & bracelet: Haute Bride, Los Gatos CA  |  Bride's gown: 'Broadway from the Killer Queen Collection' by Ian Stuart Bride, London, England  |  Bride's shoes: Manolo Blank "Hangisi" Jeweled Pump in Silver  |  Groom's attire: bespoke suite, shirt & cravat from Heimie's Haberdashery, St Paul MN