“the mccartneys wausau wi”


Two awesome Australian photographers in WAUSAU... Really?? We were absolutely blown away when we found out Matt & Katie were visiting our cute little town to teach a workshop! Jodi & Marie reached out to M&K in hopes that they would include a stop in Wausau in their first workshop tour through the States & Canada and, AMAZINGLY, they were more than happy to! Matt and Katie are from a very small town in Australia, but their presence in the wedding photography industry is quite massive. Because of their small town roots, they were keen on the idea of visiting any and every small town that expressed interest in their workshop! We had been internet friends with the Australian pair since 2009 and were excited to spend a little time together when they came through Wausau. As it turned out, we were able to offer our home to the two of them while they were here in August, and even contribute our time filming their two-day workshop! Due to a last minute change in plans the workshop actually took place in our studio, and we had fun working with Marie & Jodi to make it the best experience possible for all of the attendees involved. Jodi & Marie put in hours upon hours of coordinating and planning everything out with Matt & Katie, and we were truly honored to have it take place in our studio. From the models to the food and partnering wedding vendors, they ensured that the workshop went off without a hitch!

Matt and Katie were SO giving and happy to share everything they've learned in the last several years of their business -- absolutely essential information for new photographers that otherwise would have to learn these things the hard way! Information that schools don't teach. Plain & simple action steps that every attendee could implement into their business as soon as they got home! From our perspective behind the filming of their workshop, we can truly attest to the quality and sincerity that these two bring to their workshop. It's not "fluff and look at us", it's this is how we do it and this is what works for us, here's how it can work for you.

We had heaps of fun with Matt & Katie and all of the attendees while they were here and are super grateful to have made so many new friends!! We hope you enjoy this little glimpse into a studio full of photographers learning how it's done!

Love | K&B

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H // Camera: Nikon F100 //

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group photo by one of the models // two photos of us by Marie


Kelsey & Dave's effortlessly perfect wedding at the Enchanted Barn was the kind of day a photographer (or any vendor, really...) dreams about!! These two brought 110% of themselves into their wedding style and created a fun, casual, backyard barn celebration for all of their guests to enjoy. We are SO excited that Jocey & Amy of the Wedding Chicks felt the same way and decided to feature Kelsey & Dave's wedding today! We hope you'll head over to their lovely site and take a peek at all of the vintage goodness and adorable moments that made Kelsey and Dave's wedding day so awesome!! Feel free to leave them a little love while you're there :) Love | K&B

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Jessica & Bryan's love story goes all the way back to High School, where they met through classes and connected as friends based on their love for snowboarding. Fast forward to post-college when, after not speaking for 9 years, they got dinner together as friends to catch up. Instead of recapping where they spent the last near decade, they picked up in the present and chatted as if they had been friends since high school! After a lengthy dinner date, they both had that feeling. With absolute certainty, Jessica knew that she couldn't let this one get away. She was working at her Mom's flower shop at the time so, naturally, the best idea was to send him flowers at work! Except there wasn't anyone available to make the delivery, so she brought them over herself. From that delivery on, they each knew they had found the one! Jessie & Bryan's wedding day was filled with more passion and energy than words can possibly begin to describe. Their personalities are magnetic and the way they love each other so comfortably, so effortlessly, speaks volumes. They dreamed up a glamorous wedding day that fit them perfectly! With striking lighting, abundant flowers by Jessie's Mom (owner of Lexington Floral), and just the right amount of flashy sparkle, they transformed Graves 601 in downtown Minneapolis into a magical lounge experience for all of their guests!

Jessica & Bryan's first look before their Friday evening ceremony was very emotional! Their nervous anticipation of the day seemed to be much more at ease once they were in each other's arms :)

Are Jessie's flowers not the most gorgeous thing you have ever seen!! Oh my goodness, we were completely blown away! And how beautiful are these two together!

Their ceremony, officiated by Jessica's step-Mom, was filled with smiles and laughter as Jodi recalled the story of their relationship perfectly!

J&B surrounded themselves with an awesome bridal party - we had SO much fun with all of them!

Jessica, you radiate beauty! And Bryan, you look quite dapper yourself ;)

Everyone loved J&B's sweets bar & appetizer style cocktail reception! So many options!

Thank you so much for the distinct honor of being part of your wedding day, Jessica & Bryan!! We really felt like we were part of your celebration and are so grateful for the way that the two of you and your awesome families/friends welcomed us with open arms. We are so happy for the two of you and know that you have a lifetime of fun, laughter, and adventure ahead of you!!

Love | K&B

Ceremony & Reception: Graves 601 | Bride's Dress: White by Vera Wang | Bride's Shoes: Knox | Rings & Bride's Jewelry: St. Croix Jewelers | Bride's Veil: Handmade by Ann Printz | Bride's Belt: Handmade by the Bride, Jessica! | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal, Assorted Styles | Flowers: Lexington Floral | Paper Goods + Invitations: Handmade by Bride & friends | Hair: The Chair Salon, Rachel Costello | Make-Up: Allie Tempelis, Bride's sister | DJ: Mike Morse | Cake Artist: Dorothy Ann's Bakery | Lounge Furniture: Bungalow 6 | Caterer: Graves 601 | Custom Motorcycle by Groom: Motorbike Bruno's Garage