Cincinnati Wedding Photography

Jeff Schaefer Photography LLC is a wedding photography company in Cincinnati, capturing effortless, timeless, and beautiful wedding photography since 2002. 


Photography is my full-time occupation, having photographed over 850 weddings since 2002.

I will photograph your wedding personally. My vast experience and expertise means your wedding day portraits will be quick and effortless; your wedding day will be smooth and organized; and your photographs will be natural and breathtaking!


Jeff Schaefer Photography LLC is located in Fairfield, Ohio. 25 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati, 45 minutes from Dayton. 

There is no travel charge for wedding photography in the Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky, and Southwest Indiana areas, within an hour-and-a-half drive.

"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."

Kate and  Christopher

Photography style

My wedding photography style is a blend of capturing genuine moments, combined with contemporary and classic wedding portraits that feel natural and relaxed.

Your photographs will be vibrant, crisp, and natural. No cheesy or fad Instagram-type filters.

Natural portraits

My approach to portraits is to set the stage and encourage you to focus on each other as I photograph you naturally. It is a relaxed and comfortable way to be photographed. I'll direct and arrange you as much as you need.

There are some look-at-the-camera-and-smile photographs, but no forced, awkward poses. 

My style is a fun and authentic way to be photographed. Your photographs will be spontaneous, fun, romantic, timeless, and will show your personality.

"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 getting all those group pictures done quickly and effectively."

Sarah and Sean

Candid photographs

I and the second photographer capture genuine moments… the tears, smiles, hugs, handshakes, and laughter that show the emotions and meaningful connections between loved ones. 

You will be amazed by the behind-the-scenes photographs that you didn’t even realize we were there for.

Comfortable photographs

I know it's weird having a camera fixated on you all day. But just relax, enjoy your day, don't pay too much attention to me, and trust that I will capture those amazing emotional moments. Just be completely uninhibited with your love for each other, relax, and I guarantee that you'll be thrilled with your wedding photographs.

Dark or difficult conditions

Your photographs will be well-lit and wonderful under any conditions.

I am able to photograph your ceremony in a dark church without using flash. 

If lighting is not ideal during portraits, I use off-camera lighting that looks soft and natural, and creates beautiful photographs that pop.

I work with your plans

This is your wedding, not my photo shoot. I will work with your plans, offer guidance and suggestions, but I remain flexible to help you have the wedding and photos of your dreams. I won't pressure you in any way, and I work to make sure you have the perfect wedding you envision.

You will love every stage of your wedding photography experience… planning assistance, a smooth and fun wedding day, quick delivery, and reliving your wonderful photographs time and again after your wedding.

At the end of the day you will be so glad I was part of your wedding team.

"Jeff was great at keeping things moving on the wedding day 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 ."

Ellen and Alex

Smooth and organized

With my attentive communication and detailed planning, your wedding photography will be smooth and organized, and we'll get your photos finished on time.

We'll go over a detailed set of questions so I know everything about your wedding, your priorities, your preferences, and there are no surprises or misunderstandings on the wedding day.

My photography will blend seamlessly with your day and you will arrive on-time at your reception!

(Arriving late to the reception is the # 1 complaint I hear about other photographers. You deserve an experienced and organized photographer who will keep you on time!)

Quick and efficient portraits

With my 20+ years experience photographing weddings and people, your 'portraits' will be finished quickly.

Your photography will be quick and efficient without sacrificing spontaneity, variety and creativity.

You will get beautiful, fun, and natural photographs, without photography dominating your day!

"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 plan 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.

Rain back-up assurance

I know of many locations we can go to in case of rain, but you also receive my "Rain Back-up Assurance"... 

If we can't do your planned outdoor wedding portraits because of rain, you receive a COMPLEMENTARY portrait session at a later date to get those outdoor wedding photos!

Second photographer

Additional 'second' photographers are available so we never miss a moment.

The second photographer provides photojournalistic coverage, capturing more of your your candid moments and emotions.

All associate photographers have been with the team for at least 5 years.

A second photographer is not absolutely essential, especially with smaller weddings and elopements. I'll be happy to talk to you about your wedding needs and put together a wedding photography package that fits your needs and budget.

"Jeff was amazing to work with. 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 S. 

Wedding day sneak-peak slideshow

Given enough time at your reception, you'll see a sneak-peak slideshow of your wedding day photographs at the reception.

I download the photos during your dinner and have it playing on a computer monitor after events conclude.

You and your guests will love seeing your photos that day, and you'll have piece-of-mind knowing that your photos turned out fantastic!

(Most photographs don't do this because their photos need to 'fixed' before being shown.)

Engagement photographs

You can add an engagement session to any package at a discounted rate. You'll LOVE your engagement photos and can use them for save-the-date cards.

Plus, after your engagement session, you will feel more relaxed and comfortable on your wedding day, so I can capture your genuine emotions.

Jeff came highly recommended and he did not disappoint! He is very talented, creative and professional and 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… no small feat!
~ Brittany and Jacob R.

Quick delivery

You will have your photographs within 2 weeks of your wedding!

The retouched, high-resolution images will be mailed to you on a USB drive within two weeks. Your wedding photographs will be carefully edited, retouched, ready to print, and you'll have a copyright release.

You also receive an online gallery to share with friends and family.

You deserve a dedicated professional photographer, not a 'side-hustle' photographer that makes you wait 3 months for your wedding photographs.

Printed wedding albums

A wide selection of beautiful, heirloom-quality yet affordable wedding albums are available. Printed albums can be included as part of your wedding package or purchased after your wedding. I will help select the photos and design the initial layout to make designing your album a breeze. See the Printed Albums page for more details.

Wedding Packages

Below, are 3 popular wedding photography packages.

5-Hour 1-Photographer Package

  • 5 hours with Jeff
  • Unlimited locations and images
  • Rain back-up assurance
  • Image retouching
  • High-resolution digital images
  • Copyright release
  • Online gallery
  • $2,195

8-Hour 1-Photographer Package

  • 8 hours with Jeff
  • Unlimited locations and images
  • Rain back-up assurance
  • Image retouching
  • High-resolution digital images
  • Copyright release
  • Online gallery
  • $2,695

8-Hour 2-Photographer Package

  • 8 hours with Jeff
  • 8 hours with second photographer
  • Unlimited locations and images
  • Rain back-up assurance
  • Image retouching
  • High-resolution digital images
  • Copyright release
  • Online gallery
  • $3,095

What couples have said

Please go to the 'Client Reviews' page for unsolicited client testimonials taken from The Knot and Wedding Wire

Jeff Schaefer Photography is one of Cincinnati’s best wedding photographers, having received hundreds of 5-star client reviews and awards. 


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At this stage, most couples schedule a time to talk.  We'll discuss your wedding plans and how I can provide what you need.  You'll get a feel for my personality, professionalism, organization and style.  I am available days and evenings... via phone, video, or in-person. 

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