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We had the absolute pleasure of photographing this beautiful family of three when Maggie was a brand new bundle, and just over a week ago she celebrated her first birthday! With big blue eyes that light up for her Mom & Dad, this little lady is an absolute DOLL!! Kim had fun shopping for the most darling little dress for Maggie to wear and, because everyone is more comfortable in jeans, she slipped into a cute little nautical look for the second half of her session ;) Highlights from Maggie’s one year session include, but are certainly not limited to: Daddy chasing her through the halls and into her room which brought about the BIGGEST smiles & giggles, playing with Mommy’s pretty statement necklace, and giggling even more when they brought out her talking teddy bear!

Kim & Stew – thank you both so much for inviting us over for a visit!! We loved photographing adorable miss Maggie and can’t wait to see you three again soon :)

xoxo, Kels & Butch

 Most images captured on film with Contax 645 on Portra 800.
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Christina and Barry are one of the most genuine couples you will ever meet. They are strong in faith and have smiles that are so contagious, you can’t help but feel their warmth! We consider ourselves especially lucky to call the two of them friends and were SOOO excited when Christina mentioned snowy maternity photos!! Watching her & Barry prepare for their baby boy (who is due to arrive in just a few short weeks!) has been such a joy! Christina is a photographer/artist and, together with the help of her handsome husband, they’ve designed one of the most stylish little nurseries yet! But most importantly, they’re bursting with excitement to meet their little one and love on him non-stop. :)

We were blessed with the most beautiful winter afternoon and had a laughter-filled time troopsing through waist-high snow together! Christina & Barry, thank you for creating these images with us!! We left your session with happy hearts and couldn’t be more excited to see you grow your family!

xoxo | Kelsy & Butch

 All images captured on film with Contax 645 or Hassleblad 500cm on Portra 160, 400, or Tri-X 400.

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Right around this time last year we had the GIANT honor of photographing this beautiful lady!!! Laurie is an amazing wedding photographer in the Milwaukee area and we were ecstatic when she reached out to us for photos to accompany the launch of her new website! Not only has her new brand been looking lovely since last summer, it is also the perfect representation of who Laurie is and what matters most in her life. :) Knowing that Laurie asked the two of us to be a little part of her journey makes us smile so big!!

For this lifestyle session, Laurie wanted to incorporate a few of her favorites – coffee, photos, her fiancé and baking! From the outfits she chose to the pampering she enjoyed leading up to her session & the gorgeous, joyful smile that never left her face, it’s so fun for us to share these images with you today and relive the inspiring afternoon we shared!! :) We love the natural sparkle in Laurie’s eyes because at the time of this session, she was in the process of reaching out & authentically grabbing what she wanted to achieve with her business by building her brand around her personality & passion!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

All images captured with our Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H. 

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It brings us SO much joy to share with you… Little Miss Penelope Mae!! We are so lucky to call this adorable family of four dear friends of ours. If you’ve peeked at the portraits section of our site before, chances are you’ve been able to see Sara & Brian’s sweet family grow over the last few years!! From Sara’s maternity session to now “big brother” Lennon’s newborn photos & a few family portraits along the way, we’ve had so much fun with each session and love creating memories & laughing together in between :) Penelope is already more blessed than she could possibly know! But you won’t need to merely take our word for it… we’re entirely positive that the love in this family overwhelmingly shines through!!

With Love, Kelsy & Butch

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Somehow, this darling little one is already ONE year old!!! We first met Joachim and his parents, Dominee & Hector, at the end of 2012, and since then we’ve had the absolute pleasure of seeing them every few months throughout Joachim Bradley’s first year! We had so much fun watching him grow and capturing his personality (& too-cute outfits!) on film – what a giant honor!! After photos in their light-filled sunroom, we snuck outside for a few images and also to capture Joachim’s first time in the SNOW! This was so adorable and we think it’s safe to say that he might prefer summertime… not that we blame him one bit, haha! ;)

Peek back at Joachim’s newborn session, four month session & 8 month session to see the sweet little boy he’s become! We feel so lucky to have been able to document this first year that goes by oh-too-fast :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

All images captured with our Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H or Tri-X 400. 

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