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Senior Photographers in Wausau | Emily Witt by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

It seems like we just photographed Emily's senior portraits (last summer!) and now she's already a high school graduate. We love how well we're able to get to know our seniors – that is one part of our 'job' that we will never take for granted. We ultimately become the biggest cheerleaders & supporters of our seniors, and love seeing them take on the world! That's just how we feel with Emily & Natalie, as well as many other McCartney alumni!!

Emily is such a joy to photograph, we couldn't help but share a few extra individual portraits from her and Natalie's best friend session captured earlier this spring!

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch

Wausau Senior Photographer | Becca Young by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Becca booked her senior portrait session with us then decided she would like to be a rep as well! We were, of course, overjoyed to have her join our senior rep team for Wausau East's Class of 2017! :) After just three days of planning we had a concept for Becca's rep session, and couldn't wait to bring our vision to life with her absolutely stunning prom dress!! Becca's hair was done by Katie at Absolute Hair in a style that almost gave her the appearance of a greek goddess – she looked like royalty!! 

In photographs (and in real life) we absolutely love the warm glow of candlelight. While Becca had her makeup done with a dramatic eye and bold red lip by Mai Chee Moua, we created a grand scene using the antique mercury glass pillar holders you might otherwise find sitting atop the mantle in our living room. ;) We had the best time creating with Becca, and cannot wait for her session this summer! 

xoxo, Kelsy & Butch

Be sure to watch this fun little video for look a behind-the-scenes look at Becca's senior rep session!

Wausau Senior Photographers, The McCartneys, created images with Nikon D800 // Contax 645 on Ilford 3200 film. Scanned by Fast Foto.

Best Friend Session | Emily & Natalie by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

These ladies are two of our most favorite human beings on the planet. :) We had the pleasure of getting to know Emily & Natalie last summer when we photographed their senior portraits! (See Emily's session here and Natalie's session here). Together, Emily & Natalie are overflowing with joy, not afraid to have spontaneous dance parties in front of the camera, and miraculously able to go from smiling to serious in .2 seconds (but it only lasts a moment before they burst out into smiles & laughter!!). They are also two of the most accomplished high school students we know, as they are both in the International Baccalaureate program at Wausau East. Getting to know our seniors, like we have with Emily and Natalie, is hands-down one of the best parts of this business we are blessed to call our 'job'! :) These two lovely ladies came into our studio just a couple weeks ago for their friends session and, as you might be able to tell from their images, we had a BLAST (as did Parker!!). Emily & Natalie are both naturally beautiful, and we loved capturing their friendship during this exciting time, as they are both just about to graduate. To these two gems who we will miss dearly when they head to UWEC and the U of M next year, thank your for not only being two of the sweetest ladies, but for adoring us and Parker James as much as we do you! We cannot wait to see where your future takes you and are happy that you'll still be with us in our studio in the form of giant 48x65" canvases while you're off taking on the world!!

Giant hugs and so much love to you both, Kels & Butch :)

We dare you to not smile while watching Emily & Natalie's behind-the-scenes video!! :)