Category Archives: Portraits


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.


Kris, Nick and Carl are a breath of fresh air and an absolute blast to photograph! They invited us to their family’s beautiful property in Door County and we had a perfect fall afternoon to play with them. :) After photographing Kris and Nick’s wedding in this very spot just over two years ago, we were thrilled to see them again not only for a mini family session, but also for dinner at one of our favorites – Wild Tomato! Kris and Nick also shared some VERY exciting news with us which you’ll likely figure out once you get to the last photo in this post (if not before). We’re so excited for this wonderful family that we’re lucky to also call friends!!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Pentax 67 and Nikon F100 on Fuji Pro 400H.


How adorable are these three!! After photographing Lesley & Jason’s engagement and amazing backyard wedding, we were crossing our fingers that we might have the honor of meeting their sweet little man on one of their trips back to Wausau. As it turned out, they were home just a couple weeks ago and we adored capturing them as the loving parents that they are to their already-trendy little one, Auden. As we’ve jokingly mentioned to Lesley & Jason before, they are truly one of the most creative, stylish and fun couples we know, so it didn’t surprise us one bit when Auden was dressed in the cutest outfit on the planet!! He loved flying high in the sky in his Mom & Dad’s arms, and seeing his reflection in the mirror brought out so many cute little expressions! :)

Lesley & Jason, thank you guys so much for spending the afternoon with us! We’re so happy for you – you sure have a sweetheart on your hands and we cannot wait to see Auden grow!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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


We recently had the absolute pleasure of visiting Zainab & Mike in Appleton, where we simply couldn’t wait to meet their adorable little one, Gabe! In a room filled with windows and glowy light, Gabe let his parents love on him non-stop and was such a good little almost 8-week old for his very first photo shoot. :) He even gave us a few smiles in the form of the cutest grin imaginable! It’s so amazing seeing Zainab & Mike as “Mom and Dad” just over a year after their beautiful wedding in Milwaukee. They seem to have fallen into their new roles seamlessly, and it made us so happy to see them as a family of three!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Whitney & Mike are approaching their second wedding anniversary (this November!), and what better way to plan an early celebration than with a road trip across the Midwest?? We were so thankful that Whitney & Mike planned to include a visit to Wausau in their travels so that we could spend a gorgeous evening getting to know each other and capturing their love!

Just a few months after these two got married Mike was deployed, so now that he’s home they are adorable “newlyweds” all over again and our cameras loved them for it. :) Whitney is a photographer as well in their home of Minot, ND, and both she and Mike seemed so comfortable being in front of the camera. We explored one of our favorite little gems in all of Central Wisconsin and, when the session ended, we both found ourselves wishing that Whitney and Mike lived closer so the four of us could have double dates together!!

Thank you two SO much for choosing us for this session – we so enjoyed spending time with you and hope you have a wonderful anniversary in just a couple months!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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