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Christriana & Patrick happened to be the last wedding we were to photograph in 2014. Wow, did they blow us away! We actually said to each other that we were really going to miss the two of them as we were leaving on their wedding night. Maybe it was because we were able to be there as they celebrated with their closest family & friends from their rehearsal dinner until the crazy leave-it-all on the dance floor finale to their BEAUTIFUL Michigan wedding weekend!

After saying goodnight at their rehearsal dinner, the next morning we arrived at the gorgeous home they rented right on Lake Michigan. Words simply don’t do justice to describe the truly majestic views. Water met the shores just steps from where Christiana & Patrick slipped into their wedding attire – you just need to see it to believe it!!

Have we mentioned Christiana’s wedding dress yet!? How are we into paragraph three of this post and we haven’t talked about her AMAZING SPARKLY DRESS?! She looked absolutely fabulous and, after she snuck up behind Patrick for their first look, we could have taken their photographs ALL day long!! We felt so lucky to be able to walk through the tall grass on the bluffs of Lake Michigan with these two – they love each other so much and seeing that through our cameras is exactly why we do what we do! For them :) So they can look back in a month, 5 years, 25 years and see exactly how happy they were in this beautiful moment on their wedding day!

So we probably took a little bit too much time photographing them on the bluffs with their wedding party, but we were all having a blast and we have yet to see a wedding start without the bride & groom, so we figured we’d be okay. ;) We were in for one more barn-sized treat when we arrived to Christiana & Patrick’s ceremony & reception site, the Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Michigan. SO COOL! We absolutely love all things water & barn related, so we were starting to feel like Christiana & Patrick planned their perfect day for us :) Probably not, but we can dream!

They tied the knot with tears, laughs, and the first wedding party selfie during the recessional we’ve ever seen. These two radiate FUN and it was so contagious on this day. The band kicked in right after the ceremony and not a soul was shy about the dance floor. Heartfelt toasts, touching first dances, and the most romantic glowing light warming Chrisiana & Patricks family & friends faces all night long. Their wedding weekend was surely a blur, as it was for us, and we CANNOT wait to share these images with them! It was a magical ending to our 2014 wedding season, and we wish we could do it with the two of them all over again.

Christiana & Patrick. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! You are gracious, loving, FUN, and we miss you both! We know you’re loving life as Mr. and Mrs. Garrity already!

Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony & Reception: Blue Dress Barn | Flowers: Teresa Guerriero | Hair Stylist: Ann-Marie Bautista | Makeup Artist: Kiley Cleckner | Band: Second Hand Soul | Catering: White Horse Catering | Paper Products: Rob Brennan, Best Man | Bridal Gown: by Adrianna Papell | Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell | Groom’s Attire: Elevee | Table Setting, Linens: Taylor Rental


Christiana & Patrick decided to skip an engagement session and instead have their rehearsal dinner documented. Can we just say how much we LOVED this?? All of their closest friends and family joined them at Bistro on the Boulevard to kick off their wedding weekend in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and there was so much energy and excitement buzzing around!! Hugs and laughter in every direction we turned, delicious bites and cheerses, all in honor of a truly amazing couple. After a few spontaneous portraits and lots of mingling time, Christiana & Pat welcomed everyone to town with an amazing dinner (& dessert!) and shared their words of appreciation to everyone for making the trip to Michigan to help them celebrate. Feelings and emotions are worn right on their sleeves, and that’s just part of what makes Christiana & Pat the kind of people you want to stick in your pocket and never let go!

We CANNOT WAIT to share Christiana & Pat’s barn wedding with you tomorrow afternoon! Be sure to stop back because, trust us, you will not want to miss their celebration. :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm and D800 on Fuji Pro 400H and Ilford 3200.



With a soft color palette and modern lines in mind, Elise & Tyler designed the wedding of their dreams with lots of help from Elise’s Mom, Jean, and an amazing team of creatives! The Milwaukee Art Museum absolutely blew us away with its grand beauty and refreshing walls of white. But more importantly, we were two very lucky photographers as we captured this fun and at ease couple’s wedding day. Elise and Tyler are not only a gorgeous bride and groom, but an amazing couple to be surrounded by. The happiness they emitted was never-ending from the moment we arrived to our hugs goodbye and you could see in their eyes that they were so grateful for all of the friends and family who traveled to celebrate with them on their wedding day!

Our day with Elise & Tyler began with the ladies getting final makeup & hair touches and Elise slipping into her beautiful wedding gown (and stunning Manolo’s!) in their own getting ready suite at the museum. We were even able to tag along as Elise’s maid of honor delivered a special wedding day gift to her groom. From the look on Tyler’s face, our guess is that he liked it. :)

The first look took place in a galleria completely overflowing with gorgeous light and white walls & floors everywhere you looked! Our hearts may have skipped a beat when Elise opened Tyler’s gift to her – a brand new collar so they can pick out their first puppy and start growing their newly formed family of two! From that moment on, their smiles were painted on and we had a BLAST with their very charismatic wedding party! Inside the museum & out, Elise & Tyler and their stylish wedding party looked amazing and we were thankful to have lots of portrait time with them!

The entire wedding day was set in the Milwaukee Art Museum, but the transformation that took place from the moment the ceremony ended until their reception tables were glowing with candlelight was incredible!! Guests were whisked into another galleria for cocktail hour and an amazing guitarist serenaded everyone as they enjoyed Wisconsin treats and beverages. From a gorgeous ceremony white washed in radiant light and gorgeous florals to a reception celebration with linens, colorful up-lighting, centerpieces and never-ending thoughtful details that filled their reception, all of the friends and family of Elise & Tyler were in for a real treat!

We’ve been bursting at the seams to share Elise & Tyler’s wedding photographs with the world! With think they are such wonderful people, and were an absolute JOY to photograph! Thank you two so much for trusting us to document your wedding day!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm and Nikkormat 35mm on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Ceremony & Reception: Milwaukee Art Museum | Wedding Coordinator: Jean Simbro, Mother of the Bride | Flowers: Michael Huebner | Hair Stylist: Rob Schneider | Makeup Artist: Diane Yokes | Cake Artist: The Cake Lady | DJ & Uplighting: Sound by Design | Catering: Cafe Caltrava | Paper Products: Broadway Paper (Kate) and Coqui Design (Elizabeth) | Bridal Gown: by Anna Maier~Ulla-Maija from Saks Fifth Avenue | Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaid Dresses: by Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaid | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Judge Jeff Kremers | Guitarist: Joe Wray


Perfect October sunshine, charming downtown Wausau, a classic car, stunning fall blooms and, most importantly, a couple so sincere and in love that everyone felt it.

We arrived to Marie’s parents house where she was surrounded by all of her best girlfriends; the light was pouring into the living room where she was helped into a gown that was custom made just for her with the same gorgeous heirloom satin that was used both in her Grandmother’s and Mother’s wedding dresses years prior. After arriving to Church of the Resurrection by way of her neighbor’s classic car, Marie greeted her handsome groom for the first time. Joe was beside the church, full of emotion and excitement for the day ahead. The moment Marie & Joe found their way into each other’s arms, they couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear!! :)

After a beautiful ceremony in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen, Marie & Joe and their lovely wedding party took a stroll through town over to the Historic Yawkey House where we had so much fun photographing them! The light was absolutely glowing and they were, without a doubt, the happiest group of people in Wausau. At the end of portrait time their handsome German Shepherd, Thor, joined us and brought SO much energy and happiness!! Not to mention he was such a good boy as he loved on Marie & Joe! (we obviously have a HUGE soft spot for dogs, especially on a wedding day!)

Marie & Joe walked hand-in-hand across town as Mr and Mrs to their Grand Theater wedding reception where they were greeted by non-stop hugs, laughter, and all of their guests enjoying cocktail hour upstairs in the loft. After thoughtful toasts that brought tears to nearly every single guest in the beautifully decorated Great Hall, we were able to steal them for a few evening portraits under the glowing marquee that wished Marie & Joe a giant “congratulations”! :)

Thinking about this day makes us so happy! Marie & Joe, thank you for inviting us into your lives and into your beautiful wedding celebration. We couldn’t imagine spending a wedding day with a more warm and thoughtful couple, and we’re so excited to see all of the joy that you bring to the lives of others by simply being yourselves together!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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

Ceremony: Church of the Resurrection | Reception: Grand Theater’s Great Hall on ARTSblock | Flowers: Fawn from Inspired by Nature | Hair & Makeup: Studio E | Cake Artist: Sweet Nothings | DJ: PM Enterprises | Catering: The Mint | Invitations: Designed by Marie & Joe, printed from Mpixpro | Bridal Gown: Custom made, using satin from Bride’s Mom and Grandma’s dresses | Bride’s Shoes: Anne Klein | Favor: Homemade Salsa


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