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DOOR COUNTY FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | SMITH FAMILY by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

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When we arrived to Carrie and Nate's home in beautiful Door County, Nora & Camilla were adorably dressed in the most perfect fall-meets-winter ivory sweater dresses, the fireplace was roaring inside, and the field next to their home was absolutely glowing. So, as you might imagine, we were VERY excited to be taking pictures in this very spot, on this very day, with this wonderful family!

Just hours before Door County's first snowfall, Nora & Camilla were the cutest little troopers in the world and they had nothing but smiles & giggles to share with us! With a few warm-up breaks, lots of gorgeous light and a touch of simple yet rustic styling, we had a blast with this family of four. :)

Carrie, thank you so much for choosing us to photograph your family!! It was such an honor and we cannot wait for the next chance to spend time with your sweet family (as well as, of course, photograph the beautiful weddings you help bring to life)!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

DOOR COUNTY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS | STEVI & CHARLES! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

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Although we have pretty much known this day was coming for quite sometime, nothing can replace the realness when your sister calls from Hawaii to tell you that she's engaged! AHH! We can barely contain our excitement! :D Charles had contacted Butch's Dad about a month before he planned to propose to Stevi. We must admit, he planned EVERYTHING out perfectly... Right down to scheduling a trip to visit all of us in Door County right after he planned to ask Stevi for her hand in marriage in HAWAII!! If that isn't cool enough, Charles asked Stevi to marry him in a helicopter! WOW! We of course flipped out, laughed and gave hugs over the phone when we got the call in the middle of the night! The only thing standing in the way of Charles' master plan was a pair of hurricanes headed right for Hawaii – it just so happened that their plane home was scheduled to take off right between the two of them. But, they sailed smoothly all the way to Wisconsin and the celebrating continued! :)

After a FULL day of fun on the pontoon boat in Door County, we asked Stevi and Charles to join us for a few golden hour engagement photos in Butch's & Stevi's parents field. LOVE!

We know these two will plan an amazing wedding day that fits them perfectly and we honestly cannot wait to be there to celebrate with them!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Fuji Pro 400H.

GORGEOUS DOOR COUNTY ENGAGEMENT | KATIE & NICK! by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

The moment Katie & Nick first reached out to us about their wedding photography, we did a little happy dance, and knew that we simply had to be a part of their day!! You see, Katie joked that she and Nick were often referred to as the "old married couple" among their friends. And you know what that meant to us? That we weren't the only ones who were happy staying in and playing board games or watching a movie with (or without) friends/family! :)

Leading up to their session we bounced ideas back & forth, and decided that the Lakeshore was the absolute perfect spot to start their session. Katie was absolutely gorgeous with her classic berry colored dress and professionally styled hair/makeup (thank you Jessica!), and Nick was so handsome too! We were completely blown away by the romantic light surrounding the two of them and it made for such a dreamy setting!!

While we were home in Door County staying with Butch's parents the day before, we noticed how absolutely perfect their property would be for the second half of Katie & Nick's session!! If we're being completely honest, we had been longing to photograph a sweet couple in Butch's parents' purple field for years. Not even kidding – YEARS!! It just so happened that this was the opportunity to do so, and we were thrilled that Katie & Nick were up for heading over to meet the McCartneys and use their gorgeous property too!

Traveling is a huge shared interest between the two of them, so when Katie & Nick thought to include their passports & a giant map into their session we knew that nothing could be more fitting. Just days after Nick proposed they headed to Hawaii for a long visit (how amazing is that?!), and their travel brought such an element of fun to this session :) We cannot WAIT for Katie & Nick's October 2014 wedding in beautiful Door County!!

Love | Kelsy & Butch

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