This family portrait session includes three of our very favorite things: Door County’s gorgeous fall colors, an ADORABLE family who we are lucky to call great friends, and Butch’s parents beautiful land in Jacksonport! It warms our hearts watching this family grow, spending time with them, and especially getting to take photos that they will cherish for a lifetime. :)

Cain, Terry, Olive, Stella, and Ruby are an example of the kind of family we one day hope to have. Especially after spending the day with them earlier this month, as we had a blast goofing around during the session and also enjoying a cookout and giant bonfire with them afterwards (complete with s’mores, of course)!! So much love to this beautiful family!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H.

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  • Mike McCartney - WoW!! Made me smile out loud! Beautiful family, Hap-HAP-HAPPY faces! Fantastic photos capturing a fun filled fall day!
    Cain that laugh of yours is contagious!ReplyCancel

  • wendy laurel - awww.. what a fun fall session!ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward - Oh my gosh, these are AWESOME photos of a super adorable family. What a fantastic location too!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Lindon - Incredible scenery and what a sweet family (cutest girls). Love how you’ve captured their energy :0)ReplyCancel


We met Stacy & Steve at Cave Point in Door County for their engagement photos on a crisp fall evening. Cave Point is one of the County’s most iconic destinations and, on this particular day, the giant waves were crashing and giving us quite a show! :) Door County was the most perfect location for Stacy & Steve’s engagement photos as it also allowed them to soak in a relaxing weekend in the county to enjoy the fall colors!!

We had been looking forward to Stacy & Steve’s session not just because we knew the two of them are awesome and we would have fun together in this beautiful place, but also because they were bringing along a special little someone who we simply couldn’t WAIT to meet! How adorable is their goldendoodle pup, Jordy!?! He melted our hearts immediately and was such a good boy while we were taking pictures throughout the session. He effortlessly managed to make at least 15 friends because everyone who passed by couldn’t continue on without giving his sweet, fluffy face a few pets!! It’s no secret that we are also giant dog lovers, so this only made us love Stacy & Steve even more. :) We are so excited to be a part of their family farm wedding next June in Central Wisconsin!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

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  • Aunt Sandy - all the pictures are absolutely beautiful – great job photographer. Of course how can you go wrong with such a lovely couple and puppy…..ReplyCancel

  • Marsha Amraen - What a beautiful set of engagement pictures!!!!!I love all the different shots that you have done!!
    I can’t wait to see the wedding pictures.

  • Emily Anderson - Beautiful couple and photos but THAT PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!! I need one!! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Madden - That puppy is everything! And so is that location. Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • wendy laurel - the puppy for the win! these are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Syrcle - Great location for engagement pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Reggie Syrcle - Looks like a fun photo shoot! Living dangerously having photos taken with such a photogenic pet, but you pulled it off.ReplyCancel

  • Connie Boyes - Beautiful natural views and a perfect scene for your engagement pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hojnacki - Lovely pictures in a great setting. Nana and Boompa would love it!ReplyCancel

  • laurie seaman - Love all the beautiful pics and you couldn’t have picked a better location. Of course a great couple and that puppy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Susan Syrcle - Fantastic engagement photographs! Perfect setting, good looking couple, and an adorable puppy. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Lindon - What an amazing location – perfect. And of course their dog is so sweeeeeeeeet!ReplyCancel

  • Jaine Kershner - i love this couple & their pup. so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward - Wow! The scenery is crazy beautiful! Adorable couple and dog!ReplyCancel

  • Monica Amraen - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful couple (and pup!)ReplyCancel

  • Allison - Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Alix LC - Absolutely beautiful photos! Gorgeous little family. Can’t wait to meet that puppy!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - Love love love!! These are gorgeous pics of a gorgeous couple. Can’t wait to celebrate!ReplyCancel

  • Bill and Kate - We love your pictures! What a pretty couple in such a pretty place!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love this! What amazing photos. Really captures the lovely couple (and their oh-so-cute pup)!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Take a Beautiful Couple: Stacy and Steve.
    With a Celebratory Occasion: their engagement.
    Amidst an Awesome Natural Setting: Door County, WI.
    And McCartney’s Photography captured the entire essence.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - Love the pics!ReplyCancel

  • Sonam Shah - These pictures are fantastic! I love the variety, and the puppy is adorable :)ReplyCancel


Everywhere we turned we found beautiful, meaningful, and timeless. Sarah & Jeff planned a wedding day that was perfectly thought out for not just them, but also for all of their guests who were flying in from around the country. Of course, there’s not much you can do when smoke fills the sky in Chicago and guests must scramble, reroute their flights, and find any form of transportation possible to be there for Sarah & Jeff’s wedding. Most made it in time to see the I do’s and, for the few who weren’t able to make it, we hope these photographs are able to tell enough of the wonderful story that was their wedding day.

Classic elegance is the phrase that comes to mind when we think of Sarah & Jeff and their University Club of Milwaukee wedding. Personal details like Sarah’s grandmother’s broach attached to her bouquet, Jeff & his groomsmen playing Texas hold ‘em before the ceremony like they’ve probably done dozens of times, and Sarah’s father, Ken, with the brightest smile and glossy eyes walking his daughter down the aisle to marry Jeff, are  just a small part of what made their day so wonderful.

The University Club of Milwaukee was filled with gorgeous flowers & historic charm everywhere you turned, as well as golden chandeliers and matching chiavari chairs that warmed the room where Sarah & Jeff said I do. But, the way they loved each other all day long and the smiles on the faces of Sarah & Jeff’s guests was enough to make their hearts full on the most memorable day of their lives! Not to mention their caring families, bridal party that was full of laughs, that magical sliver of a sunset we found at the end of their portrait time, or the band who had everyone on their feet immediately following the first dances.

Sarah & Jeff, thank you SO much for trusting us to document your memories on a perfectly beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin day! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100, Hasselblad 500cm, Holga 120 and D800 on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Flowers: Jaimer’s Floral | Wedding Coordinator: Arlene Remsik | Hair Stylist & Makeup: Erik of Norway | Cake Artist: Simmas Bakery | Band: TVK Orchestra | Invitations: Broadway Paper | Bride’s Dress: by Simone Carvalli, from Zita Bridal Salon | Bride’s Necklace: Tiffany’s | Bride’s earrings: Zita Bridal Salon | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Zita Bridal Salon by Bill Levkoff | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Favor: Chocolates from Burke Candy | Linen/Chair Rentals: Canopies

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Maggie and DJ came to visit us in Wausau for their engagement session on an absolutely GORGEOUS fall evening!! The colors were just turning, the sun was bursting through the trees, and the four of us were nothing but smiles as we made our way around the mountain together (even with Maggie in heels!) :) These two are so sweet together, and we knew from the moment we first Skyped with them that their style & smiley faces were a perfect fit for us! Let us assure you, they are as adorable in real life as they seem from these photos!!

From DJ serenading his lovely bride-to-be with his guitar (we must say, we enjoyed the serenading as well) to us sprinting through the tall field to catch a glowing sliver of golden sunlight, this session made us even more excited for Maggie and DJ’s wedding and we cannot wait for their day to come next September!!

Maggie & DJ, thank you both for making the trip to Wausau and for trusting us as we took you “off-roading” through some very thick fields in search of the perfect light! We had SO much fun with the two of you and cannot wait to celebrate with more photos on your wedding day!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm and RZ67 on Fuji Pro 400H.

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  • Katie - These are gorgeous! Love them!!ReplyCancel

  • Paula Kuiper - AMAZINNNNGGGG!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dave and Wanda Richmond - Wow, very nice pics. What a great looking couple!Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • Josh - Awesome!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michael Hill - Gorgeous pictures!!!!!! You look so happy and the backgrounds are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Graffen - Beautiful pictures! They captured your love for each other!!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi Hill - These are so perfect! I love everyone, and many are just sweet captions of what looks like a great day.ReplyCancel

  • Lori Pierquet - oh my gosh those are incredible photos. You two look so in love it’s beautiful. I love the outdoor setting. There were so many great shots I couldn’t even figure out which one I loved most. I did like the one where he is whispering in Maggie’s ear. I also love the first two or three. There are so many beautiful shots. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Casey - lovely photos of a lovely couple!ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Miller - So beautiful!!!!! :DReplyCancel

  • Cassie Kuenzi - Maggie and DJ are the most adorable and amazing couple of all time! So happy for you both ♡♡♡♡♡ReplyCancel

  • Renae schmidt - These bring tears to my eyes, You two are so beautiful together, I love love love these pics and you two even more!!ReplyCancel

  • Renae schmidt - These bring tears to my eyes, You two are so beautiful together, I love these pics and you two even more!!ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - These are absolutely beautiful! I wish all the best for the two of you!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Toney - I love these engagement pictures! So beautiful!! Can’t wait to see the wedding pics and I hope we hear DJ play that guitar!ReplyCancel

  • Gillian Pakula - Beautiful pictures of beautiful people.ReplyCancel

  • Elise O'Connell - Stunning Maggie&DJ!! Cannot wait to celebrate with the two of you. So happy for you.ReplyCancel

  • BJ - I love these photos !! Captures feelings to a tee !!ReplyCancel

  • Chee - These turned out beautifully! You two look great!ReplyCancel

  • Jaine Kershner - wow, that opening shot is like a bubble of happiness circling them. stunning work!ReplyCancel

  • Jody Savage - Oh my gosh! The gorgeous light! And the couple is adorable! Love the session!ReplyCancel

  • Janeah Schwarz - Gorgeous pictures! It looks like you had a perfect fall day :)ReplyCancel

  • victoria o'leary - that first shot is AMAZING!! Lovely session!!ReplyCancel

  • Richelle Rooney - Your pictures turned out beautiful! You can tell how happy the two of you are! :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Beautiful pictures! So happy for you Maggie and DJ!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - Gorgeous!!!! How just gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin - Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Beautiful pictures! :) You guys are so cute together!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Oh my! These photos turned out ah-amazingly!! I love the fall colors!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Thiel - Maggie, you and your fiance are such beautiful people!!! Honestly, these photos look like they could be the cover of a magazine. Stunning:)ReplyCancel

  • Joe - “Well isn’t that nice”ReplyCancel

  • Trinity - Sopretty!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trinity - Wow!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward - Oh my gosh, these are AWESOME! Such a cute couple and you did an amazing job on the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Tim - Great pics lovebirds!ReplyCancel

  • Vickie Kuiper - BEAUTIFUL! AMAZING! & STUNNING!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Fab!ReplyCancel


It’s no secret that we McCartneys LOVE all things FALL! :) Give us crisp weather, vibrant leaves, extra long walks with our Parker pup, and a sunny afternoon for apple picking, and we’re happy!! This year, we visited Helene’s Hilltop Orchard just north of Wausau and nearly had the place to ourselves! It was a Tuesday afternoon so we figured most normal people were at work, and it couldn’t have worked out more perfectly! Parker was able to wiggle his way through endless rows and rows of apple trees without being on his leash and we had a blast filling up two giant bags with apples to share with our parents :) Cheers to our favorite time of the year and all of the gorgeous colors Mother Nature has to share with us! We hope this autumn is treating you splendidly as well :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645 on Fuji Pro 400H and 800Z.

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