When planning a wedding, you have a million and one things to think about. Gathering and curating your bridal details might seem like daunting task, where to begin? what should I include?  I decided to put together this blog post in the form of a checklist to help with this! I begin every wedding day […]

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For Brides

Bridal Details Checklist

This is a topic that most brides might not think about initially when planning their wedding: the getting ready space.  They might know the location, their family’s home, an Airbnb, a hotel room.  But what I’ve found in my years of photographing weddings is that there’s one major thing that can make or break a […]

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For Brides

Window Light: The Key To The Perfect Getting Ready Space

A new year is here.  I begin a new year of blogging our family adventures, big and small, ordinary and extraordinary.  I love the rhythm of these posts, documenting my growing family. Even if I was the only one who scrolls through them, it’s worth it. January was a slow, quiet month at home.  We […]

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Schaefer Family Adventure

Schaefer Family Adventures: January 2021

There’s something about snowy portraits that is just magical! Last week there was a large snowfall and everyone was excited about a snow day.  I was even more excited about the fact that Casey and Zachary’s engagement session just happened to be scheduled that day! Fresh fallen snow for an engagement session? Yes, please! Casey […]

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Engagements

Snowy Winter Engagement Session in Steubenville | Casey + Zachary

Let’s talk about veils. A veil can complete the bridal look.  They can come in a variety of styles, lengths, colors and weights. So what exactly makes them fly? What length should you get? There can be so many questions that arise when selecting this part of your wedding look. We often joke that Matthew […]

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For Brides

Veils: Choosing The Perfect One For Your Wedding Day

We are kicking off our 2021 engagement sessions with a wintry Pittsburgh engagement session up on Mount Washington! This sweet couple was such a treat to work with….you can truly tell, just from being with them, how much the deeply care for each other. We met up with them on a super chilly afternoon and […]

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Engagements

Winter Engagement Session in Pittsburgh

Today we wrap up our “2020 Best Of” Series. We’ve highlighted families and engagements and today we are recapping the best of our 2020 weddings! When I look back at the 2020 wedding season, I am filled with immense gratitude. No one would have expected “pandemic weddings” to be a thing and yet each and […]

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Weddings

2020: Best of Weddings

This is the second blog post in the “2020 Best Of” Series. We started with Part 1: Families, and today we are highlighting the best of our 2020 engagement sessions! We will end later this week with weddings, so stay tuned! I was grinning ear to ear putting together this post.  Each of these couples […]

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Engagements

2020: The Best of Engagements

2020 was the year of family time.  Time spent at home. Time growing closer as a couple, as siblings, as a family. This is the first blog post in the “2020 Best Of” Series. We are starting with families today and then we will continue with engagements and weddings! This post was so much fun […]

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Families

2020: The Best of Families

The last month of 2020 came and went so quickly! The schedule was so full of travel and celebrating! It was the perfect way to end a very long and strange year. The month began with snow! The children were delighted! A white blanket of snow covered our yard and the kids excitedly donned their […]

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Schaefer Family Adventure

Schaefer Family Adventures: December 2020

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