Y’all….this Highland Park engagement session in Dallas, Texas was mind blowingly stunning!! Veronica and Jonathan were SO amazing to work with and we had a blast exploring the gorgeous neighborhood of Highland Park! I have known Veronica for almost 11 years now.  Her older brother married one of my best friends from college and it’s […]

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Highland Park Engagement Session in Dallas, Texas | Veronica + Jonathan

Brianna and Matthew are the kind of people who are so welcoming, so friendly, that if they were to host a backyard wedding, you would feel like a part of their family. And that is exactly what happened this past Saturday.  In a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA, Bri and Matt were married in a beautiful, […]

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Red, White, and Blue Backyard Wedding in Pittsburgh, PA | Brianna + Matthew

Joy is contagious.  It spreads, it radiates, it fills and it strengthens.  When I think about MaryCeline and Maximilian’s wedding day, joy is exactly the word that comes to mind. Matthew and I have had the gift of getting to know these two as students at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.  Something that is unique […]

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Christ the King Chapel Wedding at Franciscan University of Steubenville | MaryCeline + Maximilian

May 2020 was filled with FUN! We started to emerge from our time at home and it was so refreshing for the soul! We started going on more walks, spending more time outside and we started to go back to Mass! It felt like a new year! In early May, we played a lot in […]

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Schaefer Family Adventures: May 2020

Oh springtime engagements, they are just so lovely! Downtown Steubenville, Ohio has become one of my favorite places to photograph engagement sessions! There’s such charm and character to this small city which has been my home for 11 years now! The historic part of Fourth Street is beautiful and provides such a great array of […]

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Classy Spring Engagement Session in Steubenville, OH | Iliana + Aaron

On probably the most perfect, sunny and just plain gorgeous spring day we meet up with Monica and Mitchell at his family’s farm just outside of Steubenville, OH for their engagement session.  The weather was incredibly perfect: bright sunny sky, around 70 degrees and no wind…the perfect formula for glowy sunset photos!  I love shooting […]

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Family Farm Engagement Session in Steubenville, OH | Monica + Mitchell

I feel as though the passage of time this spring has been rather odd.  Some days are very long and other weeks just fly by.  And yet when I look back on the month of April, it seems like it was eons ago. As I was editing through last month’s photos, I was reminded of […]

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Schaefer Family Adventures: April 2020

Springtime and motherhood seem to just go together.  Maybe it’s the fact that Mother’s Day falls during this season or maybe it’s because the world is bursting with new life:  delicate blossoms dot the landscape and the bare trees become green with new leaves. Many animals give birth to sweet babies in the spring and […]

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Spring Maternity Session in Wheeling, West Virginia | Diana + Michael

These two! This session was just filled with laughter! Tom and Juli are two very joyful people who I know very well! We took advantage of the spring blossoms around campus and I’m just LOVING their images! There’s nothing like spring blossoms! Spring is my favorite season and I love watching the world come alive […]

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Navy and Peach Spring Blossom Inspired Portrait Session | Steubenville, OH

With the smell of cherry blossoms in the air and the sun peeking out of  from behind the clouds, we met Teresa and Daniel  for their engagement session on the campus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.  These two met at this university while they were students though throughout their time at college they were […]

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Cherry Blossom Engagement Session in Steubenville Ohio | Teresa + Daniel


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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