Caroline and Dale met a few summers back while both serving on Totus Tuus teams in Cincinnati.  Their friendship began to form that summer and eventually that friendship grew deeper, into love.  They both went to college at Franciscan University of Steubenville so it was the perfect setting for their engagement session.  Fun fact about […]

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Franciscan University of Steubenville Campus Engagement | Caroline + Dale

Alexa and Matt first met just down the road from where we began their engagement session. So when I suggested we use the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY for the first location of their session, they loved the idea.  Matthew and I ALSO loved the idea since this is actually where WE had our […]

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George Eastman House Summer Engagement Session | Alexa + Matthew

On an exceptionally gorgeous day, the last day of July, Deb and Mike were married in the stunning St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Steubenville, OH.  They had originally planned on having a May wedding in Georgia but like most 2020 couples their plans had to change. Though the location and date changed, Deb still had […]

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Navy + Steel Blue Wedding | St. Peter’s Catholic Church Steubenville | Deborah + Mike

This past Saturday Iliana and Aaron were married in a beautiful and intimate ceremony in Steubenville, OH. Their wedding Mass was in the iconic Portiuncula Chapel at Franciscan University and their reception was at the local favorite Leonardo’s Coffeehouse. Iliana and Aaron’s engagement session was so much fun, so I knew their wedding day was […]

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Sage + Blush Portiuncula Chapel Wedding at Franciscan University of Steubenville | Iliana + Aaron

Monica and Mitchell‘s day was filled with sunshine, joy, happy tears and an overwhelming sense of God’s peace. They, like so many 2020 couples, had to adjust their wedding plans, again and again….and then again. But despite all that 2020 threw their way, they had a gorgeous wedding day and now they are married!  Praise […]

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Blush + Indigo Blue Wedding at Holy Family Church in Steubenville, OH | Monica + Mitchell

God is a God of details.  He cares about our happiness, in both the big and the little things.  Catie and Brennan’s relationship is a testament to God’s faithfulness to the big and small details of our life. They met in college, at Franciscan University of Steubenville, through a mutual friend. Brennan proposed on the […]

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Simmons Farm Flower Field Engagement Session in Pittsburgh | Catie + Brennan

This love story was 30 years in the making.  Franciscan University of Steubenville is an incredibly special place and many many marriages come from students meeting and falling in love there.  Two wonderful couples met and were married almost 30 years ago at Christ the King Chapel on campus. Katie’s parents, Chris and Joy Irvin […]

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Christ the King Chapel + Steubenville Country Club Wedding | Katie + Leo

I love a good love story and highschool sweetheart love stories are some of my favorites.  Young love that blossoms into mature, self sacrificing love that desires the good of the other person.  It’s a beautiful thing! Jordan and Ryan met while in highschool and they started dating when Jordan was a junior and Ryan […]

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Mount Washington + Emerald View Park Engagement | Jordan + Ryan

In sunny Cincinnati, Ohio at the gorgeous St. Boniface Catholic Church, Natasha and George promised to be faithful to one another, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. Their day was nothing short of spectacular, even despite all the curveballs thrown at them.  Pandemic weddings seem to be the norm these […]

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Navy and White Military Wedding in Cincinnati, Ohio | Natasha + George

Summer is in full swing here! This month was full of fun for the kids! It’s been such a joy watching how our kids grow and change throughout each summer.  We are in toddler/young kid mode around here and I started both kids in some summer activities! Grace has begun gymnastics which is absolutely adorable. […]

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Schaefer Family Adventures : June 2020


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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