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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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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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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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 Adventures: December 2020

November here in Steubenville was a quiet month for our family.  No weddings this month made for a nice break from the regular workflow.  I had a few family sessions that kept me busy and I was able to do some work on updating our website with content from this past year. We went for […]

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Schaefer Family Adventures: November 2020

Big skies, golden sunsets and an overwhelming sense of joy and thanksgiving….the perfect recipe for a wedding in Dallas, Texas. This was our last wedding of 2020 and what a way to end this year’s wedding season. Veronica and Jon’s day was picture perfect, which, if you know Veronica, isn’t a surprise. The color pallet […]

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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and Big Sky Event Hall Wedding in Dallas, TX | Veronica + Jon

October 2020 was a beautiful month. We were blessed with many sunny warm days at the beginning and slowly the weather began to cool and the leaves turned brilliant colors.  One of the most enjoyable parts of being a parent is seeing the world through their eyes. It brings a freshness and newness to life.  […]

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Schaefer Family Adventures: October 2020

It’s the time of year again! Senior portraits! I feel like the class of 2021 learned so much about what is important by watching the class of 2020 this past year.  They know that senior dances and even an in person graduation aren’t a given.  They have learned to savor the moment, not take anything […]

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Catholic Central High School Senior Portraits in Steubenville, OH | Margaret

One year (and a few months) into marriage and these two still radiate so much joy! I was so excited for Vanessa and Steven’s anniversary session in this gorgeous location overlooking Fernwood State Forest near Steubenville, OH.  We picked the date for their session a while back, not knowing what the weather would be.  Well, […]

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Fall Fernwood State Forest Anniversary Session | Vanessa + Steven

God and family. Two things that clearly stood out to me this past weekend. Leah and Jacob were married in a beautifully intimate backyard wedding in the Fingerlakes Region of NY, near Skaneateles, NY. The brightly colored fall leaves that blanketed the ground were the inspiration for the stunning wedding pallet. Dusty blues, mossy greens, […]

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Fall Inspired Backyard Wedding in Skaneateles, NY | Leah + Jacob


5 tips for choosing the perfect outfits for your session 

Picking out outfits can seem overwhelming and most people don’t know where to start! In this guide, I’m taking out the guess work and sharing my best tips on picking out and pairing outfits for your next portrait session. 




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