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Happy HALLOWEEN!!!! We thought today was the perfect day to share images from one of our favorite parts of the fall season – pumpkin hunting!! :) Parker makes everything more fun and this year he was an especially good boy as, together, we would set our eyes on the biggest pumpkins in the whole patch. Luckily, Butch is very capable of hauling our picks all the way to the wagon and then onto our front steps. There’s a funny thing about pumpkin hunting; you don’t quite realize just how HUGE the pumpkins you’re selecting are until you get them home and they consume your front porch steps! Hope the trick-or-treaters don’t mind, and we hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

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Rows and rows of charming trees with red polka dots, crisp fall air, and a family tradition: apple picking! We’ve always wanted to photograph a complete session at an apple orchard in the fall! :) Luckily Emily & Michael loved the idea as well, and we had so much fun with them and their two beautiful girls, Olivia & Charlotte, as we made our way around Helene’s Hilltop Orchard! This family is truly too cute for words and they’re an inspiration to us for the kind of family we hope to one day have.

Emily & Michael, thank you SO much for choosing us for your family photography!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Family photography Wausau WI captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji Pro 400H.

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  • Jen Doberstein - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family. You can see their love in these pictures, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Lauryn - These photos are beautiful! They truly capture the fun and candid moments that are so enjoying to see in a photograph! Simply gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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We had the chance to spend a sunny afternoon with Samantha and Robb in beautiful Door County WI and loved the oodles of time and vibrant fall colors we were able to play with while creating portraits together. Wedding days can fly by so quickly and it was amazing to slow down with the two of them all done up in their wedding attire! From the shores of Lake Michigan in Jacksonport to About Thyme Farm’s stunning barn in Bailey’s Harbor, we had a blast with Samantha & Robb and hope they cherish these images for years to come!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

Florist: Helene from Flora Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Kari Pudlo

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We’ve had the absolute pleasure of photographing this family of three several times over the last couple years, and each time we leave their home with THE biggest smile on our faces!! Throughout Joachim’s first year we saw him and his Mom & Dad, Dominee & Hector, every three months for his newborn, 4 month, 8 month and 1 year portraits. This time, well over half a year had passed and we couldn’t BELIEVE what an adorable big boy Joachim has become! We cycled through a few of our tricks and, before we knew it, all five of us were having a blast bringing out Joachim’s laughter and smiles for us to capture!!

Dominee & Hector, thank you so much for having us over to your lovely home to photograph the two of you loving on Joachim. We consider it a complete honor to be your family photographer!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

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Fall weekends in Door County, Wisconsin tend to be on the busier side. Fall colors line the shores and back roads everywhere you turn, and the busy roads in Ephraim, Sister Bay, Fish Creek and Bailey’s Harbor are usually bumper-to-bumper with cars angling to get to the next beautiful spot. We’re not sure words will do the feeling we all experienced justice, but after Katie & Nick’s ceremony at Ephraim Moravian Church overlooking Ephraim the entire wedding party gathered at the volunteer Ephraim Firestation, where Nick’s father so honorably served. One photo we hoped to get was the entire wedding party in front of the station, which is located right on highway 42 in probably the busiest part of Door County. As we were arranging Katie & Nick and their awesome wedding party, the traffic just stopped! As in, LINES of cars were graciously waiting for us to get the photos we needed! Yup, Katie and Nick stopped traffic on their wedding day on one of the busiest Door County weekends of the entire year!!

Their wedding day was blessed with rain, but you would never know it from the looks on Katie & Nick’s faces, or the faces of their guests! From the moment we arrived to the walnut cabin at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor where Katie was getting into her dress, we could tell the only thing that mattered was that Katie & Nick were tying the knot. The non-stop day of celebrating also included a tour of the County via the Door County Trolley winding through Peninsula State Park and just about every colorful back road they could find on the way from their Ephraim ceremony to their BEAUTIFUL Gordon Lodge reception. After sweet and entertaining toasts, Katie & Nick enjoyed adorable cupcakes and danced the night away with all of the guests, who weren’t the least bit shy about crashing the dance floor! :)

Katie & Nick, photographing a love as strong & happy as yours is truly a blessing for us! We know the two of you will have a long, joyful and family-centered marriage. Capturing these moments that you’ll be able to look back on for a lifetime makes us burst with joy!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and D800 on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Reception: Gordon Lodge | Coordinator: Amy Gorham | Flowers: Helene from Flora | Hair Stylist & Makeup: Stephanie Fox, Salon Sase | Cake Artist: Gordon Lodge | DJ: Elite Music Service | Invitations: As You Wish | Bride’s Dress: by Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Event | Bride’s Jewelry: Susan Allen | Bride’s Shoes: Macy’s | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, from the Bridal Event | Groom’s Suit: Allure Men from DuBois Formalwear | Favor: Big Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nancy Christofferson

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  • Angie - These are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the Black and White one of Katie. Looks like a picture out of a bridal magazine.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte - This was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to! But looking at these photos has turned the memories of that day from amazing to magical! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Chris - Hey Kelsey and Butch!

    As one of Nick and Katie’s ushers, I think your partnership as a team and couple created a great atmosphere which in turn enabled you both to capture the moments of Nick and Katie’s wedding in complete natural form!

    You guys were great and fun to work with and I’m happy that the memories from Nick and Katie’s wedding can be admired for many times to come!!

    Great job and keep on capturing those great moments of life:))

    -Chris CheneyReplyCancel

  • Theresa Weborg - My beautiful son and now my beautiful daughter in law! Kelsey & Butch the pictures are so great!ReplyCancel

  • Clare - Wow! These are absolutely fabulous photos! What a beautiful documentation of your wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - These are magnificent. The black and white of Katie on the beach was simply stunning! The colors of the flowers were beautiful and offset the black and whites nicely as did the gorgeous fall foliage.ReplyCancel

  • Deb duren - Gorgeous! Beautiful colors – perfect couple!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Sawye - Love the mixture of colors! Especially love the pic in front of the fire station!ReplyCancel

  • Kely - I love the way the whole feel of the wedding was captured in the photos! The bride is soo beautiful and happy! The groom looks exited and happy too! Simply Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tracie - Love the great mixture of black and whites, along with the beautiful color pictures emphasizing the beauty of fall in Wisconsin! Especially love that you not only took some great posed pictures (favorite is the mid sections of bride and groom where you can see Katie’s wedding rings on her grip of Nick’s arm!)…but you also captured some candids like the cute giggle of the flower girl! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Grandpa Steve - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple. So happy to have been a part of this wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • Kyle - I think you guys did a great job capturing my sisters big day. I cant wait to see the rest of them.ReplyCancel

  • Ann Lindner - All I can is beautiful and touching :) Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Theresa and Nick embracing is the most touching. Absolutely lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Anna Adesso - What a beautiful wedding! Truly stunning! Wishing you a lifetime of health & happiness!

    AnnaReplyCancel

  • Jody Savage - What a stunning wedding! And captured so so beautifully!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - Beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • connie chang - love the fall-feeling of this wedding, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Blenda Montoro Miller - So beautiful!!! love the happy colors and you did an amazing job, bravo!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Spangler - Gorgeous work once again! I especially love the images of them with the waves behind them.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - great pics of a wonderful ceremony celebrating wonderful family. The black and whites inside church remind me of my parents pics in the same church !ReplyCancel

  • Elayne - I wasn’t able to attend, but looking at the pictures, I felt as if I were there. The emotions captured by the photographer spoke volumes. For Nick and Katie, a picture is worth a thousand words.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Schuman - These pictures are beautiful!! Such a happy day filled with lots of love for Katie and Nick!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla - These pictures are amazing! We had such an amazing time celebrating with you two!ReplyCancel

  • Matt C. - I had an amazing night celebrating an amazing couple!ReplyCancel

  • Traffic Direction Specialist - These photos are absolutely breathtaking! I’ve seen some wedding pictures before, but these throw the others completely out of the water! The way that you guys are able focus on certain images within the photo is incredible! Nick and Katie look so natural in these photos!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Rapozo - I love all the pictures. You did such a great job of capturing a beautiful day. I love the firehouse pictures, especially the photo with Grandpa Niles in the reflection.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - These pictures are gorgeous! Love the colors! Couldn’t be happier for Katie and Nick!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Absolutely gorgeous pictures to capture this wonderful event!!ReplyCancel

  • Kel Ward - Loooove the wedding colors. So deep and rich and full of fall goodness. Wonderful photos of an adorable couple!ReplyCancel

  • Christy - Amazing photos! I love the bright pop of the flowers!ReplyCancel