Client Reviews and Testimonials
Jeff Schaefer Photography has thrilled hundreds of couples with breathtaking photographs and outstanding service since 2002.
These unsolicited testimonials come from couples on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and from many personal thank you cards and emails.
You deserve Jeff's organization, personal service and creative vision on your wedding day.
The best thing we did for our wedding was have Jeff there to capture every moment. His work is stunning and he was a joy to work with. We had a great experience from the beginning to end! Jeff made our day flow, was easy to work with, and truly loves his job! Jeff is very organized and a man of his word. He won’t disappoint. We had a wonderful experience and absolutely love all of the photos!
~ Colleen and Shawn
Jeff did a fantastic job, start to finish. He was professional and experienced, offering ideas for photo locations when we asked for them. He worked with us to plan a very thorough schedule for the wedding day (including who exactly needed to be where & when), then helped us stick to it. We really benefitted from his expertise while planning. He has an excellent overall understanding of weddings and brought up details we wouldn’t even have thought of ourselves. Of course, we were overjoyed with the quality of the photos, as well as the number and the variety. He worked with us to capture a few shots we had in mind at the last minute, and they came out great. He had a gallery online that made it easy to share our photos with anyone via email. Five star experience!
~ Karin and Tyler
Jeff came highly recommended by several friends and he did not disappoint! He is very talented, creative and professional. He captured our day beautifully! We are so pleased with how our photos turned out. He helped us plan our wedding day timeline and everything went seemingly. He also kept everyone on track and on time, not a small feat! His assistant was also wonderful and very talented.
~ Brittany and Jacob
Jeff is an incredibly talented photographer with amazing creative vision!! We relied heavily on his knowledge and experience to shape our wedding day! He created our schedule for us and was patient when we ran behind getting ready (like all weddings do), he made sure that we still got all of the different portrait photos and everything we wanted! He was kind, personable, patient, easy to talk to, and extremely organized! Usually, posing for portraits at weddings starts to feel a little mundane, but Jeff kept us all laughing and smiling through all of it. There’s no one I would trust more with capturing all aspects of your special day! Jeff knows it all!
~ Deborah and Jason
Jeff photographed my wedding this year and did an amazing job! He created a schedule for the day which was great. It allowed me to get every photo I wanted as well as be on time throughout the day. I highly recommend him for any wedding.
~ Sara and Dylan
My wife and I hired Jeff to photograph our wedding and we could not be happier with the work he did for us. He was always very professional, responsive, and punctual. As for the actual photography, there is no one who does his job better than Jeff. He and his second photographer did a fantastic job capturing every aspect of our big day from all of the early prep all the way to the end of the night. He ended up delivering us over a 1000 pictures that were all so good that we had trouble picking our favorites. We also recently picked up our wedding album and it exceeded our expectations. The album is extremely high quality and we are blessed to have such a great reminder of that day. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
~ Emily and James
Jeff was great to work with! Everything was very organized. He created a detailed schedule and list of picture combinations, which helped the day run smoothly. His turnaround time was super fast, and the pictures were beautiful!
~ Maddy and Joe
I can not recommend Jeff enough, he was the very BEST!! Jeff was super easy to work with, so nice, very professional, and his pictures were AMAZING!! We got so many compliments on our pictures and putting together our photo book was hard only because there were so many amazing shots. We were so happy with the entire process, my favorite vendor in our wedding!
~ Cynthia and Gabriele
Jeff and his team were amazing. Our pictures turned out beautiful, and he was super easy to work with. Scheduling our initial meeting and engagement photo shoot was very easy, and he was always on time for any of our meetings (and most importantly, our wedding!). I love our pictures. Jeff is creative and really brings out the best in the people he is photographing. If you choose Jeff as your wedding photographer, you won't regret it!
~ Leigh and Don
If you want a professional photographer, choose Jeff Schaefer! We are so happy we chose Jeff as our daughter's wedding photographer. He worked so hard and fast on such a hot day! He also made everyone feel totally relaxed and have a good time. When we saw the pictures online, we were amazed how well they all turned out! We now have priceless photos of our daughter's beautiful wedding and reception. Thanks again Jeff!
~ Kelly G (Mother of the bride)
Jeff was the best wedding photographer! I viewed at least 20 other photographer websites before finding Jeff. Once I saw his pictures, I knew he was the photographer for us. Jeff responded quickly to my inquiry and set up a meeting with my husband and me. After talking with him, we saw how detail oriented he is and how hard he works to capture the emotion of every moment. We knew that our day would be photographed perfectly with Jeff! On our wedding day, he worked so hard the entire day. He arrived at 10:30AM forgetting ready pictures and was still there at 11PM photographing our final dance. Our guests even commented how attentive Jeff was. He did a great job making sure every photograph we wanted was taken, as well as staying organized so we stayed on schedule. Jeff is well worth the investment.
~ Stephanie and Matt
Jeff was really great to work with. He was responsive, thorough, and patient (we had a lot of questions). He had good recommendations for photo locations, and we were really, really pleased with his professionalism and the quality of his work. On the day of our wedding, Jeff was great at keeping things moving so that we stayed on schedule, which is not something I knew I needed in a photographer, but was IMMENSELY helpful on the day. I would absolutely recommend Jeff Schaefer Photography for wedding and engagement photos.
~ Ellen and Alex
We used Jeff Schaefer Photography for our engagement and wedding photos. Jeff was very detailed and professional. He listened to exactly what we liked/disliked about wedding photography. He captured our day perfectly. Every photo was excellent!
~ Elizabeth and Adam
Best photos ever! One thing you really want is amazing photos to look back at and that’s exactly what I have now. Also Jeff and his staff are amazing and helpful. You get your pictures and edits back very quick as well!
~ Caroline and Brandon
If you are anything like me and you're concerned about the money, DON'T BE! It is seriously so worth it. Jeff is amazing! He is highly professional and very skilled in not only photography, but weddings as a whole. He helped to figure up a timeline and he did an excellent job at sticking to it. He did a wonderful job handling my large bridal party of 18 and my young flower girl. This is something that comes with experience and it is very evident he has a lot of it. My photos are amazing and Jeff made my wedding as smooth as possible. His assistant was also professional and super fun to work with. I highly recommend getting the second photographer. If you're having any doubts, just go check out his website!
~ Kate and Christopher
I was first interested in Jeff Schaefer Photography because of the gorgeous photos I saw on his website (seriously, go check those out) but Jeff really goes above and beyond just great photos. He's clearly passionate about wedding photography and captures everything on the big day including lots of candid moments and small details as well as all the posed portraits. Compared to other weddings I've been in with other photographers Jeff was hands down the best at giving suggestions for posing and backgrounds and getting all those group pictures done quickly and effectively. He is also so fast and organized in getting your photos back to you. We even had the photos showing at the reception (definitely a crowd pleaser) and all of them on a zip drive waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon!
~ Sarah and Sean
I would highly recommend you book Jeff for your photographer! He is very professional, his work is amazing and perhaps most importantly he is so helpful and makes everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed on the best day ever! This is so important on the big day especially when some people are nervous and/or camera shy. You won't be disappointed! I am a MOB two times with Jeff, and wouldn't have anyone else!
~ Cindy B (Mother of the bride)
For anyone looking for a photographer, I would absolutely recommend Jeff! He did our engagement as well as wedding pictures and we could not be happier with how they turned out! They were beautiful! He also had great recommendations for locations for wedding pictures and was able to get in plenty of pictures in a short time with such a big wedding party. Jeff is very professional and organized which made taking pictures stress free! Highly recommend!
~ Kristina and Kevin
Jeff was fantastic! We love our wedding and engagement photos. He worked with us before our wedding to get on the same page on the type of photos we wanted and our timeline for the day. I really appreciated the way he communicated with our families. Some of our family members wanted to take their own photos, and he patiently let them take their photos before taking his own photos. He captured our wedding in a timeless way. We didn't want pictures that would look out of date in a few years. Our photos are not over edited. They are classic, just what we wanted! What first caught our eye on Jeff's photos is the way he captured emotion. And he perfectly captured the emotions of our day. We're really happy with Jeff's work and his service. He was always easy to contact and communicate with.
~ Megan and Tim
Jeff was an amazing photographer. Not only were the photos great, but he helped plan out the wedding day timeline and had many tips for things that I would not have thought of. His assistant photographer was also taking pictures and helped out with fixing my dress before I walked down the aisle. Jeff is very professional and knows what he is doing. He also got all of the pictures back to us super quick. We got back from the honeymoon and a flash drive was already in our mail! I would recommend Jeff to anyone getting married!
~ Natalie and Alex
My husband and I absolutely loved our wedding pictures! They turned out flawless! Our wedding was on an extremely hot day and we did a first look before the ceremony, but Jeff made it so easy to get the perfect pictures! He was willing to work with us on every detail of the day-of timeline and added all the locations we wished to get pictures at. He stayed all day with us from getting ready, to the first look, to the ceremony and reception, and the sparkler sendoff. His assistant Becky was also amazing, helped me with my train and veil, and was constantly supporting me all day. Jeff got our edited pictures back to us within 9 days. He also made creating an amazing album so easy! Jeff did our engagement pictures as well, where he was willing to travel to our location and find multiple spots for the perfect pictures. We couldn't be happier with our wedding photos!
~ Megan and Geoff
We could not have been more pleased with Jeff Schaefer. It was the combination of his experience in shooting weddings as a full-time job, couple with his experience in the photography industry, that made him a perfect choice for our wedding. And boy, did he deliver! Throughout the wedding planning process, he was very available, answering our emails as we had them, and also working with us on setting up our wedding day timeline. And on the day of the wedding, you could not have asked for a more professional person keeping the stress level low, recognizing his job is one of the most important ones that day! He followed the timeline perfectly and rolled with the punches as we needed more time here and there; he captured the various combinations of photos we asked for; he worked through some intense wind to capture some incredible shots; and he stayed through the entire wedding reception! Not only did he turn all of our wedding pictures 4 days after our wedding, but the pictures were OUTSTANDING. I don't know how he did it, but he was able to capture our personalities, our expressions, and really highlight the fun of the day. I don't even know how I am going to create an album because they are all SPECTACULAR. What's even more impressive is, when we shared the pictures with our friends and family, they were all saying the same things! Everyone was impressed with the quality (and quantity as he had 1,100 pictures) of the pictures Jeff shared back with us, as well as the way he just captured our personalities and behaviors perfectly. I continue to go through the pictures on a daily basis and I don't think it will ever get old. Thank you Jeff, and I highly recommend him for any bride and groom looking to make a great decision about preserving the memories of their big day.
~ Alissa and John
Jeff and his associate were so professional and efficient at my wedding. At the ceremony and reception they stayed out of they way and sneakily took photos - we and the guests barely noticed. The photos are stunning and that's at a dark venue that Jeff hadn't shoot at before (New Riff Distilling). We have amazing portraits and candid photos. I have no idea how to pose for photos, but Jeff directed me and my husband nicely, so I felt like a star. Jeff even managed to get stunning photos of my squirming cat ("Best Cat" at the wedding), which is a miracle in my opinion. In less than two weeks after the wedding I received the flash drive with all my photos which were around 1,000 high quality images.
~ Stefka and Daniel
Jeff was really fun to work with and his assistant was so helpful when I was getting ready in the bride room and preparing to walk down the aisle. She made sure my veil and train were perfectly in place. Our photos are priceless. Thank you Jeff Schaefer Photography!
~ Kathy and Craig
Jeff was wonderful to work with! He was polite and highly professional. Jeff was very thorough when it came to making sure he had our wedding timeline correct so he could capture every moment! To top it all off, our pictures turned out perfect. I can’t say enough positive things about Jeff. If you book with him, you will not be disappointed.
~ Sarah and Nick
Jeff does an amazing job! He kept us on track with our timeline and was a wonderful help with last minute changes and suggestions due to weather. Highly recommend!
~ Stephanie and Dan
Jeff had great direction and patience with getting all the right shots on the big day. Could not be happier with the photos that Jeff and his assistant took...they will last a lifetime! He kept all of us all inline, and always had a smile on his face. Jeff's temperament was just was I was looking for in a photographer. He made the whole experience complete. We are thrilled with the finished product!
~ Monica and Dave
Great photos! This was the one thing my husband and I splurged on for our wedding. The photos from this day will last forever, so it was important that they be perfect... and my photos are stunning. He offers different packages to match your budget and also offers hardback photo books that he himself designs (of course allowing the opportunity for your input). I had no idea of the types of pictures I wanted so Jeff took charge and put all of us in poses that resulted gorgeous pictures. I had a large amount of people to get pictures of (6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, 3jr bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer, and 3 ushers, not to mention family members....) and somehow he managed to control the situation and achieve a fantastic result. I couldn't be happier with my pictures. I would recommend Jeff to anyone looking for truly beautiful and memorable pictures from their wedding. In my opinion no other photos compare to his.
~ Emma and Tony
Both Jeff and his other photographer were wonderful. They captured a lot of great shots, including candid moments of our big day. Jeff also worked well with the videographer so everything was in sync, and they kept things rolling without any issues. We're so glad to have so many beautiful pictures to remember our wedding.
~ Hannah and John
Jeff did a fantastic job capturing our entire day. We did a lot of corresponding via email because we live in a different state than where the wedding was taking place and Jeff was very easy to work with! He was able to accommodate our crazy wedding day schedule and we didn't have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
~ Olivia and Luke
Jeff and his team captured my special day perfectly! He was easy to work with, and was not 'in-your-face' at the wedding - my husband and I barely knew he was there! The pictures came back in a timely manner and were BEAUTIFUL!!! Jeff really has a special talent and I would recommend him to any bride looking for someone to capture their wedding day!!!
~ Katie and Greg
Jeff was amazing to work with. Nearly all of our friends and family members have used him as well. Every aspect of our wedding day was captured. People tell us all the time that our photos look like they should be in a magazine. We received our photos 14-days after our wedding. The turnaround time was impressive! Our photos were actually playing on a screen at our wedding reception. We also received a beautiful leather photo album - the quality is one of a kind. During our wedding, I almost forgot Jeff was there. Everything felt so natural - never staged. Based on our experience, I have and always will recommend Jeff Schaefer. He truly made our wedding the best day ever.
~ Valerie and Alex
Jeff was easy to work with, we found through are commendation from someone who has been through a ton of weddings and we never hesitated. And it turns out there was no one better for the job. He made taking pictures fun and kept on schedule. Did both our engagement and wedding photos. The pictures turned out perfect. Would HIGHLY recommend Jeff to any bride and groom. Jeff was fantastic to work with and our wedding pictures were amazing and beautiful.
~ Michelle and Jeff
Jeff is extremely organized and experienced with his wedding photography. He had everything organized and knew exactly what we wanted the day of. It was supposed to rain on our wedding day so we had a back-up rain plan and we made the decision at the last minute, and he was ready to go. His experience was very obvious throughout the day. He was calm and collected and made sure our day ran as planned. Our pictures turned out exactly how I had envisioned them!
~ Loren and Allan S
I didn't even look at other photographers; I knew from seeing my cousin's wedding pictures that I wanted Jeff to do mine. His photos are so classic and timeless. None of that cheesy posed nonsense. Jeff comes in, gets the shot, and moves on. He is efficient and incredibly talented. He was fantastic with communication - always in touch and making sure we were on the same page. Every detail, down to ordering our album, was a breeze. I cannot recommend Jeff Schaefer Photography highly enough!
~ Christine and Harry
Jeff did an excellent job at our wedding! He captured beautiful pictures outdoors at the golf course before the wedding! The pictures look so natural and in the moment. The great pictures continued at the church and the reception hall. One of my favorite things was the picture slideshow that was running at the reception. It was great that our guests got to view pictures that were taken earlier that afternoon. I would definitely recommend Jeff if you want to fully capture your perfect day!
~ Abby and Max
Jeff was a great asset to have as part of the wedding. He was professional at all times and took the shots that we wanted and made us look great on our wedding day. I would recommend Jeff if you are looking for a quality photographer for your wedding.
~ Sarah and Andy
Jeff photographed our wedding last September and did an amazing job! We were very happy with how our wedding photos turned out. We ended up with some awesome sunset photos and a great mix of candid as well as traditional photos throughout the day. Jeff was very easy to work with and very organized, which we really appreciated. He captured not only the major wedding and reception events, but also all the little wedding details including decorations. We were very happy we chose Jeff to photograph our wedding and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer.
~ Tiffany and Jason
Jeff Schaefer photography did an amazing job! We had pictures that covered the whole day from getting ready, our first look, three different locations before the ceremony, the ceremony, and lots of reception fun!! He did a great job making the day stress free! A big part of that was because of all the pre-planning. He gave us great examples/ opinions on where we could do pictures that would be cool before the ceremony. We also had a plan B for if the weather was not cooperating. He knew all the ins and outs... for example if we need a permit or if we needed to put down a deposit to take pictures in specific places. This whole process made me feel like I would have great pictures no matter what... and I did!! We also had a couple of specific pictures we wanted done and he took care of everything we wanted! The pictures turned out fantastic we get tons of compliments on them all the time and now we have a great way to remember our special day!
~ Alyssa and Ryan
Jeff was fantastic. Very professional, very timely. He captured the special moments from my big day just how I imagined he would. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.
~ Kim and Steve
Jeff was great to work with and the photos came out LOVELY! I recommend him to anyone looking around!
~ Kate and John
Jeff did a great job with our wedding photos! He was organized, courteous and professional throughout the whole process. His second photographer, Becky, was also spectacular. She went above and beyond her job responsibilities (helping me pin up my dress when my bustle broke, for example). We received our photos in just over a week. The photos are great quality!
~ Katrina and Mike
Jeff photographed our wedding at The Phoenix in February. There are lots of photographers out there, and it can be very hard to choose. My first standard was this: was there at least one picture on the photographer's website that was so good that I would willing to frame it and hang it on my wall, even if it is a picture of somebody else. Jeff was one of the few that met that standard. Beyond the website, you need to look at sample albums where every picture in it was drawn from the same wedding. That is much more representative of what you are actually going to get than a "best of" gallery on the website. I'd say one of Jeff's strengths as a photographer is his albums. Jeff's albums are nicely laid out and formatted. They really tell the story of your wedding day from start to finish. All of the pictures are solid on their own, but they are really better together in the album. Some photographers we interviewed just did not have attractive album layouts. Some did not even have any sample albums for us to look at when we went and talked to them. Jeff's album is fantastic and will be a keepsake for years to come. Beyond that, it was all about personal connection. The bigger studios do good work, but it's going to be a little less personal. With a smaller studio, you get that personal connection. To us, that was important. Jeff was pretty laid back and his style just matched our style well. He was super organized, with a detailed timeline and a specific shot list. We are very structured, detailed oriented people so we worked well with him. Overall, would definitely recommend.
~ Liz and Daniel
It was amazing working with Jeff! And his work speaks for itself! It is absolutely amazing!!! We continuously get comments on how beautiful our pictures are! We couldn't be happier!!!
~ Sarah and Kurt
I cannot say enough about how amazing Jeff is as a photographer! Everyone who has seen his pictures from my wedding has said that they are the best wedding photos they have ever seen! Even the wedding venue wants to use his pictures for their website. I used Jeff for my daughter’s wedding and was so impressed that I knew I wanted him to do mine. It was a particular concern as I am a 60 year old bride and was worried about how I'd look, but the pictures are absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend Jeff!
~ Liz and Mark
Jeff was recently our wedding photographer and I must say that I am 100% pleased with the results from our day. He captured the most beautiful photos I could have ever imagined. Our wedding day was a long one as we had our ceremony in Indianapolis, Indiana followed by a dinner and reception between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeff never once looked tired or overwhelmed and he was always prompt and ready to suggest different pictures. He was so professional and courteous throughout the day too. Our ceremony, being a sacred and religious one can be hard to capture on film. Jeff did a fantastic job capturing the essence of our holy temple on the grounds outside while observing the sacredness of what we hold dear to us in the temple. He was reverent and respectful of our religious views, which was wonderful. At my reception all of my guests were so impressed with him. The comments, both during and in the days following the wedding day were, "Your photographer was great! He was everywhere!" and "Your pictures are absolutely stunning!" I agree 100% with my guests. Jeff truly was there capturing every single moment he could and most of the time he was a one man show! The most impressive thing for my guests was his slide show of the pictures from the day. As he took photos they were shown on a slide show at the reception. It was so neat and unique. Everyone loved to see what had happened earlier in the day since not everyone attended the ceremony. Jeff's 2 week policy is fantastic. He was so quick to have my photos ready to go and our photo book ready to share. I am so excited for the photo book. It was so easy to do as Jeff takes your comments and works through the building process with you to make it a perfect fit for you! He is so easy to work with and is quick with getting your photos back to you. If you are in the Dayton/Cincinnati area, do yourself a favor and hire Jeff Schaefer as your photographer. You won't be disappointed and he will take away some stress from your most special day!
~ Ashley and Jeremiah
I can honestly say that there is nothing negative I can say about Jeff. He is an extremely patient, easy going and fun photographer who takes stunning photos. For my engagement pictures I wanted to make sure that my dog was in them and Jeff was so patient with her and was able to capture amazing pictures of her and us around the city. For our wedding he made a very detailed timeline and was on time to take pictures. He also sent out a list to get all the pictures I wanted to ensure he did not miss any. He took pictures of things I never would have thought to take pictures of, like the perfume I wore for my wedding, which is great for us to look back on. My dog was also in the wedding and he made sure to include her in a lot of pictures (I may be slightly obsessed with my dog and Jeff knew this and made sure that I got lots of pictures with her). He was so patient. He and his wife were amazing throughout the whole wedding day taking pictures of everything. At the reception he had a slide show set up with that day's pictures! My husband and I were so shocked when we saw it, and our families and guests LOVED that! He and his wife are so friendly and open to picture ideas and also very patient when our families take forever to set up for pictures. Jeff is top rated for a reason, highly recommend him!
~ Mandy and Jon
Jeff was fantastic! I booked him over a year in advance, off of a recommendation. Over the next year and a half, I met with him three times in person and exchanged many emails. He was always willing to answer my questions. He has a very thorough process where we go through every picture we want taken to ensure that everything is captured. I would also send him shots that I wanted something similar. The day of he was on time and ready to go. He split his time between the bridal suite and the groom's lounge so everything was captured. He even found time to walk around the grounds and get pictures of decorations. He was very professional. He gave us a ton of modelling tips and poses, and took our suggestions for locations and looks. He was very accepting of the changing timeline and very flexible. He is a bit pricey, but believe me, he is worth it.
~ Ellen and Mark
We absolutely loved Jeff! I selected him because from the start he was very upfront and honest with me. He was very honest about what he thought I needed and didn't need, and he wasn't just trying to make the sale. He patiently helped us plan our wedding day timeline, and then still made it work when we ran late getting ready. He changed it on the fly without me having to think twice about it. Through the entire day, he was patient and helpful. We loved his second photographer too! She jumped right in to help my mom and mother-in-law bustle my dress. She was very knowledgeable and was quick to be an extra set of hands and a calming presence to all of us. And the results were so beautiful! Coming home from our honeymoon to our pictures was an amazing experience. Everyone who has seen the pictures has raved that he did such a thorough job capturing the events of the day. I would highly recommend Jeff!!
~ Jennifer and Dan
Jeff did an amazing job with our pictures. He's easy and fun to work with. We had a big crazy group and he handled us really well and kept it fun. He let us have fun, but at the same time keeps us going in order to get it done in a timely fashion.
~ Hannah and Anthony
Jeff Schaefer was the photographer we chose for my daughter's wedding and he was outstanding! He completely put us at ease from the beginning when we met in his office to talk not just about the traditional pictures but the pictures we really wanted. On our big day Jeff was amazing at handling our huge wedding party. He was very enjoyable to be with and seemed like he really cared. He was never in our way yet he captured every special moment! I loved that as the mother-of-the-bride, I could completely put my trust in him. His prices were reasonably and his turnaround time was wonderful as we were so excited to look at all of our beautiful pictures! If I had another daughter Jeff Schaefer would be my number one and only photography choice!
~ Judy C. (Mother of the bride)
Jeff's photography speaks for itself. He goes above and beyond to make your photos beautiful and your big day go seamlessly. He is incredibly professional, creative, and friendly. You couldn't have a better photographer!
~ Megan and Kelly
Jeff is an amazing photographer. He did a great job capturing our wedding day. There were times when we didn't realize his vision, but after the fact we were amazed by many of his shots. We couldn't be happier with our pictures. Jeff is very dedicated to getting all of the right shots and providing top notch pictures. Our albums turned out great. There is a reason he is voted Best of the Knot year after year. Thank you for a job well done. We are very happy.
~ Lisa and Shannon
Jeff is absolutely amazing. He is the best of the best. He was able to take pictures of the entire bridal party and was extremely patient with everyone especially the kids. I am so happy with my pictures that I will cherish the rest of my life.
~ Ashley and Colin
We just got our pictures back and I love all of them. Not to mention Jeff was so easy to work with. He was prompt in answering every email and phone call I made to him. On the day of he had a list of the pictures we discussed prior to the wedding and he was sure to get them all done in the time frame we planned for on the timeline. He did a great job keeping us on time. He also was good about telling us how to stand so the pictures would look good and flattering. I'm very happy with all of my pictures and would recommend Jeff to everyone looking for a photographer! His assistant Becky was also amazing, she made me feel calm before walking down the isle and helped me with my dress during the pictures. She made sure my dress laid well in all the shoots. :)
~ Samantha and Cody
Jeff was some of the best money spent on our wedding. Everything you've read about him is true, you'll get amazing pictures, easy to work with, the list goes on. He knows exactly what he's doing in any situation and takes charge when he needs to. We used him for both our engagement and wedding pictures and we have close to a thousand amazing pictures documenting our engagement, ceremony, reception, and everything along the way. He even knows the area so well that he can help in a pinch if you need a good place to take pictures at. Jeff is definitely a master at wedding photography!
~ Aubry and Patrick
Since I live out of town, we had emailed a bit before the wedding, but the first time I actually met Jeff was on my wedding day. In the emails, we were able to create a viable timeline, and I actually had extra time to relax a bit before the reception, and ensure all the photos I wanted were already listed out. Throughout the day, Jeff and his team worked so hard to get the perfect pictures, including making sure we got a great sunset picture at the reception or getting a 'superhero' picture for my nephew where the rays of light coming through a window looked like they were coming out of his wrists like Spiderman's nets (such an adorable picture!) I believe this also speaks to his creative and caring nature - not a lot of photographers would have recognized that last opportunity. The pictures are absolutely fantastic and the photo booth was a huge hit. About midway through the reception, he also had already made a slideshow of pictures from earlier in the day which was so amazing! I loved being able to look back at the day with my family and friends all around me (and since I had people from all over the world come in, I would have never had that chance). Lastly, his turn around time for the album was very impressive. He made extra pages that you could add into the album and his website makes editing the album a breeze. I would totally recommend him again and again!
~ Megan and Jared
Jeff Schaefer and his assistant did a fantastic job during our 4th of July wedding. Jeff is a great photographer! We were very pleased with his patient, professional, and creative style. Jeff was an absolute pleasure to work with. Picking the perfect wedding photographer is extremely important and we could not have been more pleased with our decision. We are excited to have such great memories to look back on and thanks to Jeff, reminiscing will be so much fun. Thank you, Jeff for helping to make our special day so memorable and for the time, effort, and hard work you put into taking such wonderful pictures. We would recommend Jeff to anyone and the reasonable price was an added bonus!
~ Sarah and Doug
Jeff was very professional about everything in explaining what he wanted for a particular shot and capturing those special candid moments when you thought no one was taking the picture. My wife and I have looked back on Jeff's pictures and absolutely loved the ones we had to choose from for our albums. Jeff was extremely patient and knew exactly what kind of picture he wanted to showcase for our wedding. "Thankfull" does not adequately begin to explain how wonderful my wife and myself will feel many years from now when we look back on our pictures. So thanks again for our wonderful day!
~ Belinda and Rich
Very pleased with the pictures! I had a great experience with Jeff and could not be happier. I even had girls from both high school and college contact me to ask who took my wedding photographs! Jeff was very easy to work with, and given the opportunity, I would choose to work with him again! He helped make my day perfect, and we had so much fun taking our pictures!! Excellent work!! You will not be disappointed!!
~ Erica and Nick
We are so happy that we chose to go with Jeff Schaefer Photography for our wedding! We have had so many complements on our pictures. Jeff and his assistant worked well with us and helped us plan out a schedule that worked for our day and venue. We also had him set up a photo booth, which was so much fun and the album from it is a great keepsake! We got our final pictures in less than two weeks! We highly recommend Jeff!
~ Kristen and Sean
Jeff did an amazing job capturing our wedding. The images are beautiful. The turn around time for delivery for both the engagement shoot and wedding was very impressive. The book that came with our package is of phenomenal quality. Jeff and his assistant/second shooter were very professional and great with kids. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and would recommend him for anyone!
~ Sarah and Nick
Jeff was a pleasure to work with. We had our wedding over the summer and Jeff was always prompt getting back to us with any questions. He is so professional and our pictures looked like something out of a magazine. We had so many compliments and just love reliving our day through our pictures. I would highly recommend Jeff Schaefer Photography!
~ Maria and Neil
Jeff is very personable, and his pictures are amazing! His attention to detail was so fantastic; if we had any concerns about ties being straight, etc., he made sure to pay special attention to that, so we could get the result we wanted. He is also so creative. We have a variety of posed / candid pictures that aren't the cliché wedding shots. At the reception, Jeff went around the dance floor and seemed to have every guest in at least one picture. When we looked at the results, we didn't receive back a single bad picture! Jeff also put together a fantastic album for us. I don't have a bad thing to say about him!
~ Lindsay and Brandon
I can not say enough good things about the job Jeff did at my daughter's wedding. First, he was so organized and helped us plan for the wedding day. On the day of the wedding he was very personable and did not dominate the event. At the wedding and reception, you hardly knew he was there, yet he took all the shots we wanted. The pictures were fantastic. So many spectacular shots, both posed and candid. The best part, though, was working with Jeff afterwards to create the album. He was so flexible and accommodating. He touched up photos, for example, to remove exit signs or other things in the background. He allowed us to move photos around and group them the way we wanted. There were so many great shots that we ended up adding pages to the album. Plus he gave us a CD with all the pictures, included his touched up photos. When we received the final album, my wife just looked at it and cried. It was that good. I am so happy that we picked Jeff and highly recommend him.
~ Terry C (Father of the bride)
I cannot express how awesome Jeff and his assistant were at our September wedding. He was so organized and knew exactly how to make our vision come to life without me having to ask. He knows exactly what to do and how to do it to get the perfect picture and nothing ever looks posed. He knows how to make your wedding stress free and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. The pictures turned out even better than I imagined. There is a reason you need a good photographer on your wedding day. And Jeff is definitely it! I recommend him wholeheartedly!!!!
~ Jennifer and Bryan
Jeff photographed our engagement session and our wedding and we could not be happier with the results. I was very picky in selecting a photographer and I believe that Jeff Schaefer is the one of the best photographers in the area and has the best value. Our photos are breathtaking and Jeff and his assistant did such a wonderful job capturing all the details and special moments of our wedding day. We have received so many compliments on our photos, and our guests LOVED the live photo booth at the wedding. He also set up a slideshow preview of the photos from the ceremony and formal shoots so everyone could see them right away! It was such a cool touch and something I've never seen before. I can't wait for the wedding album, which was beautifully laid out and available online for me to preview and edit (and I didn't make many changes). Jeff was easy to work with and I could just relax and enjoy the day, fully confident that everything would turn out beautifully. He and his assistant were both very professional and responsive to any requests or concerns I had on the wedding day. He even drove up to Notre Dame to shoot our engagement photos last year. Great service and truly incredible photographs! I can't recommend him enough!
~ Kevin and Julia
Jeff did an amazing job with our wedding photos. The first time we met with him I knew right away that I trusted him to do our photos. Our photos turned out absolutely beautiful and we couldn't be happier. The wedding album totally took our breath away when we saw it. My husband and I both are so excited to be able to share our wedding day photos with family and friends for years to come. Not only are Jeff and his team great photographers but they go above and beyond to make your wedding perfect. They make you feel special throughout the day and gives you their undivided attention and making everything run smooth for your photos especially with the little things having an emergency bag prepared with hairspray, Tide stick, make-up, bobby-pins, etc. Thank you Jeff and Morgan! We look forward to doing another photo session with you in the near future.
~ Kim and Dan
Jeff has an amazing eye! The portraits we did ranged from serious and romantic, to funny to beautiful detail shots. He accommodated my requests for particular photos, even approached a guy dressed like a pirate and got him to pose with us. He helped the day run smoothly, helped direct everyone to where they needed to be, and got beautiful portraits done FAST - as I requested - so we could go party! He even had a slideshow going at the reception of pictures from the wedding, which everyone loved. I was having a kind of complex that day that I didn't look very pretty... until I saw that slideshow of the photos. I was wowed! He was the more expensive of our choices, but the photos are what will last after the big day is over. I definitely recommend Jeff :)
~ Kaitlyn and Josh
Jeff was absolutely fantastic and our photos turned out wonderful. I really felt like Jeff put forth all his effort to make sure we were satisfied with our photos. His attention to detail is second class to no one and I would absolutely recommend Jeff and use him again. A little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for! Very happy overall!
~ Jenny and Greg
We met with several photographers before booking Jeff, and on initial meeting, he was the most put-together, professional, and accommodating. During the months/weeks/days leading up to the wedding, Jeff was easy to contact and responded to my emails/phone calls quickly. He is very organized, which I greatly appreciated as the wedding day has enough craziness of it's own!! On my wedding day, Jeff was on time, relaxed, and kept the day moving efficiently -- not to mention the photos were GORGEOUS!!! Everyone LOVED the photos taken earlier in the day that were displayed during the reception. We have just gotten our album in the mail and it is stunning as well. I would recommend Jeff to anyone - he was very much the calming influence I needed on my wedding day, and is an exceptional photographer who really delivers an amazing product. BOOK HIM NOW!!!!
~ Melissa and Robert
Jeff was great! We hired him for the ceremony, wedding luncheon, and reception. Our wedding and luncheon was about a 2 hour drive from our reception venue - and we were married on St. Patrick's day so traffic got a little nuts! He stuck with us the whole time and was SO flexible. He even ended up staying longer than we had planned. I won't lie, I wasn't planning on spending so much on the photography but when we got the pictures back we were speechless! Jeff is an extremely talented photographer. Not only did he take breathtaking formal shots, but my favorites were the little candid moments he caught that most people might miss. You only wear the dress once, your flowers will wilt, but you will have pictures form you wedding day forever- get a quality photographer!
~ Hannah and Matt
Jeff was a wonderful photographer. It was storming on our wedding day (I mean lightning, thunder, and rain), but he made my pictures look like it was sunny and beautiful outside. The only indication of the storm was my veil was floating around from the wind, which he made look ethereal. The book of pictures were so amazing that I added money to get more pages. I am so happy with my pictures. You get what you pay for!
~ Cheryl & Bill
I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone searching for a wedding photographer. Our photos are absolutely amazing! Jeff was so laid back and easy going on our wedding day. He let us enjoy our day, while he captured it on camera for us, without intruding. Jeff is a great value for the money. You won't find another photographer of this quality in this price range!
~ Mike and Lauren
Jeff is without a doubt the best photographer that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was always very on top of things and I never felt like I had to make sure that he didn't forget anything. He is a very fun guy and his pictures are gorgeous, and he has just the right mixture of serious/posed and candid shots. Jeff was definitely one of the best parts of my wedding day.
~ Katie and Roy