"My experience with Kelsy and Butch was beyond FUN! They are two of the kindest individuals with a great love for photography and each and every one of their clients. Their uniqueness in their images guarantees an amazing outcome that couldn't displease anyone. If you are looking for unique senior pictures, and an amazing, unforgettable session, I highly recommend the McCartneys Photography."

– Jenna Goethel, Newman Catholic 

As a full-time husband & wife photography team going into our 10th year in business, our goal is not only to create natural, beautiful images of our seniors. It is so much more than the photographs! Every aspect of your senior portrait experience should be just that – an EXPERIENCE!! One that you are over-the-top pleased with and will never forget. One that leaves you so comfortable with us, feeling as though we captured everything that makes you, YOU!



The McCartneys are recognized for their genuine energy, the years of experience they bring to portrait sessions, and the bright happy style they infuse into the images they create.

Natural, relaxed, personality-driven portraiture is always their goal! To achieve this, Kelsy & Butch enjoy getting to know their seniors to truly connect & to cultivate a FUN session environment for every senior they have the pleasure of photographing.  

Accepting a limited number of senior portrait sessions per year, Kelsy & Butch pride themselves on providing the highest quality senior portrait experience. They can't wait to have fun creating with YOU!!




Hi there! We're Kelsy & Butch McCartney, a husband & wife photography team based in downtown Wausau, Wisconsin. As two full-time photographers, our time is spent photographing high school seniors who inspire us, weddings & dogs, and we wouldn't have it any other way! Creating in these three avenues of photography keeps us feeling fresh and inspired. :) 

When we're not taking pictures we love spending time with our family & friends, and try to spoil Parker James, our cavapoo pup, as much as we possibly can – you'll meet him at our studio during your senior session! We also love hiking Rib Mountain, exploring downtown for date nights, and grabbing coffee at Patina!



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Kelsy & Butch have photographed 300+ portrait sessions side by side. Reading one another's minds, knowing what the other is capturing, and even what they're thinking of for the next portrait are just a few of the super-powers they have acquired over the last 9 years in business. Their seniors love the effortless synchronicity & shared passion Kelsy & Butch bring to their senior experience. 


Post-Session Selfies & such!