About this Vendor
Simple, Romantic, and Timeless Photography
My photography style is natural, creative, and timeless. I capture candid and intimate moments that tell the story of your day. Your wedding photo session will be relaxed, quick, and fun and you'll receive your retouched photographs within 2-weeks. I serve the Cincinnati, Dayton, and surrounding region, and my office is just 25 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Visit my website for more information or call me, Jeff at 513-702-0911 to learn about my competitive and flexible packages.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
Exactly what I wantedReviewed on 10/08/2012 Melissa K
We met with several photographers before booking Jeff, and on initial meeting, he was the most put-together, professional, and accomodating. 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!!!!
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. Overall, we were very happy we chose Jeff to photograph our wedding and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer.
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!
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 in line, 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!
Great photos! This was the one thing my husband and I splurged on towards our wedding. The photos from this day will last forever so its important that they be perfect. Jeff is an extremely talented photographer and my photos are stunning. He offers three different packages of varying prices 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, 3 jr 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. If I had to pick one complaint it would be I wish it had gone faster, simply because it was 90+ degrees out that day and I was sweating like crazy...but then again, you can't rush art. 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.
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.
Jeff Schaefer photography did an amazing job! We did their all day package so 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!
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.
Both Jeff and his other photographer were wonderful. They captured a lot of great shots, including candid moments of our big day. They 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.
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!
Jeff and his team captured my special day perfectly! He was easy to work with, offered reasonable packages, 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!!!
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 recieved 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.
Jeff was easy to work with, we found through a recommendation from someone who has been through a ton of weddings and we never hesitated. And 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. Specializes in weddings. Would HIGHLY recommend Jeff to any bride and groom.
Jeff was fantastic to work with and our wedding pictures were amazing and beautiful.
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 we made the decision at the last minute but 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! My grandfather was a wedding photographer and my mom is very picky when it comes to wedding photographers and she loved our wedding pictures!
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!
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 lets us have fun, but at the same time keeps us going in order to get it done in a timely fashion.
Jeff was great to work with and the photos came out LOVELY! I recommend him to anyone looking around!
Jeff Shafer 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! Loved 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!
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!
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). Some of our photos were available on Facebook within a week, and the rest were sent to us not long after. The photos are great quality!
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 was a picture of somebody else (i.e. not me and my spouse). Jeff was one of the few that met that standard. He's got some really amazing shots on the website. But remember, every photographer is going to put just the best of the best of the best on their website. You can't pick a wedding photographer based on their one single best photograph, because that's not what you are hiring them to do. You don't want 1 good picture and 499 mediocre ones. You want to pick your photographer based on their average work, because that's what most of the photos you get are going to be. So 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.
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!!!
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 some of his pictures for their website. I used Jeff for my daughters wedding and was so impressed I knew I wanted him to do mine. It was a particular concern as I am an almost 60 year old bride and was worried about how I'd look, but the pictures are absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend Jeff!
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 Shaefer as your photographer. You won't be disappointed and he will take away some stress from your most special day!
Meet The Owner
I have been photographing weddings since 2002. It is my full-time occupation photographing 40 to 50 weddings each year. Your wedding has my full attention and you'll receive your wedding photographs within 2 weeks. With my vast wedding photography experience, your photographs will be quick and smooth, and you'll receive timeless, beautiful, and fun photographs.