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Earlier this year we had the chance to do a little exploring around Denver, Colorado, and we JUST realized that we hadn’t shared our adventure with you yet! This particular day was spent falling in love with a charming coffee shop/cafe, heading West to hike the Eldorado Canyon Trail at Eldorado Canyon State Park (with camera in hand of course), trying out a brewery downtown where Butch tasted his most tasty IPA of all time (big deal, folks!), and finally freshening up for a dinner at our favorite restaurant in Denver. SUCH a fun day – especially since it was a beautiful 60 degrees around Denver and Wisconsin was still buried in snow. ;) The mountains were absolutely beautiful and they left us wanting to come back for more!! Until next time, Colorado :)

Love | Kelsy & Butch

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Quite possibly my new favorite picture of all time of Butch!! :)

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All images captured on film with Contax 645 on Portra 400. 

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  • Eric Schwanke - I love getting out and shooting with my Contax! Makes every scene more interesting… I posted some recently myself from Kohler on the beach and its just beautiful what this camera can capture :) Take me to Colorado with you next time.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Spangler - Oh how I love Colorado! We sometimes talk about moving there. Looks like you had a wonderful time! xoxoReplyCancel

  • kel ward - Beautiful! I love the turquoise door!ReplyCancel

  • Carolee - These really make me want to go visit Colorado! So stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa O'Dwyer - So happy to call Colorado home! Glad you enjoyed it! I LOVE that first photograph!!!!ReplyCancel



Over the last few weeks we’ve had so much fun reliving a couple of our favorite weddings & engagements on lovely wedding blogs!! After all of the planning that our couples put into their sessions and celebrations, it is such a joy to see their efforts serve as inspiration for future brides & grooms :) First up was Emily & Dave’s classic country club wedding in Milwaukee, featured on the wonderful Elizabeth Anne Designs! Their beautiful wedding day was filled with the perfect amount of sunshine, personal touches, a hint of nautical detailing, and one of the most adorable couples of all time!! :)


Abby couldn’t have said it more perfectly in Jess & Dom’s feature on Style Me Pretty – these two really are amazing!

“So girls. I think you’re going to kind of love this wedding. Because the “there is just something sexy about a man in uniform” theory definitely applies. Add to that a girl fit to be a princess, a stunning ballroom backdrop and oh, maybe some of the prettiest pics – shot by The McCartneys – I’ve ever seen and bam. Love gone wild.”

We are So grateful to have been the ones behind the cameras as Jess & Dom’s magical day unfolded in front of us :)


Brittany & Dustin are a sweet, fun couple with this amazing sense of style that is absolutely timeless! Their cozy engagement session was featured on the Midwest’s very own destination for all things wedding – thank you, Wisconsin Bride!!! :)

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch

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With the help of my amazing Mom (thanks MOM!!!), we started planning a special day to get all of the ladies in our family together to celebrate with Susan before her & Eric’s wedding day. The day came in a hurry and it was SO wonderful having everyone over to our home to chat, cheers, enjoy delicious bites, and love on Susan!! A giant thank you to Eric for letting us steal Susan for the weekend, and of course to everyone that came and made this sunny day so sweet :)

Just over a month & a half and we’ll all be together again, celebrating the real thing!

xoxo, Kelsy

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With stunning flowers by Evolutions, a deeeelicious lemon poppy seed cake from Blue Dot Bakeshop and a few fun other elements, we had fun transforming our dining room into the “party room”. We also enjoyed operating like a small army while baking, slicing and dicing to prepare a little sweet & a little savory for everyone to enjoy!

PS – Doesn’t Susan look particularly stunning!! Absolutely love the makeup that Vanexa Yang dolled her up with :)

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If we were being completely honest we would tell you that this day, Julia & Alex’s day, is one that we will never ever forget. After a beautiful outdoor ceremony in Julia’s family’s backyard, she & Alex enjoyed greeting and embracing each of their guests in one of the most heartfelt receiving lines we have ever seen! Everyone was smiling from ear-to-ear as hugs, laughter and giant squeezes were being shared in every direction. We couldn’t help but smile behind our cameras as we captured so many beautiful moments! :) Afterwards, we had what seemed like an eternity to photograph Julia & Alex in the most perfect evening light and beautiful fields that filled her family’s property. That’s when this moment happened, as they stood in the exact place where they had just said their vows and held on tight. And since Julia & Alex’s wedding in 2012, this image has remained one of our favorites… for so many reasons! :)

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View more of Julia & Alex’s Backyard + Wausau Country Club Wedding here!

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