Your Wedding Day

One of the most important days of your life has arrived.  Who you have with you behind the scenes of your day is so very important…think of it like a close second to who you’ll have by your side for the rest of your life.  There are so many moving parts to a wedding and we know that it’s critical to have people you trust making sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.

We hold our weddings close to heart and work to make your day as memorable and flawless as you always hoped.  From perfecting your veil for that perfect romantic angle as it flows down your back to making sure we blend into the crowd like magic while capturing the groom’s single tear that falls when you walk down the aisle.  It’s our goal that by the end of the day, we’re dancing with you and your friends and family until we slip off into the shadows and magically deliver a perfect gallery of photos that truly shows how much love was in the air that magical day.

We know that weddings are an investment and we believe the memories of your wedding day are some of the most cherished moments of your life.  We are honored that you would invest in Schaefer Photography to document your amazing wedding day. Photographs have become so much more than snapshots in an album. They’ve become how you express your personality, express your love for one another, cherish the highlights of your life and families, and most importantly they’ve become how you remember those around you.  We cherish every single one of our personal photographs and we will work hard to deliver our high standard of work to help you remember your beautiful moments.

Gold Award Winners!

Best of Columbia 2021

Inside Columbia Magazine and its readers chose Schaefer Photography as the Best Wedding Photographer in the 2021 Best of Columbia competition.  We are so excited and thrilled for this recognition and can’t wait to continue capturing beautiful images for couples during one of the best days of their lives!

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Having lovely people around me on my wedding day...

was one of the best choices I made while planning. Scott & Shannon made me comfortable and helped me laugh even when I got nervous. I might have spent more time with them than my family and friends the day of the wedding, and they honestly made my day even more of a pleasure. They took control when the occasion called for it, and they withdrew into the background when intimacy was warranted. I highly recommend Schaefer Photography for the breath-taking photos they captured. The essence of our wedding day, the nuances of the personalities, and the core of our relationship is magically reflected in the beautiful light of the photos. I truly cherish what they documented for my husband and I, and you will too!

Sarah + Drew

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Courtney + Luke

I can't say enough good things about Scott and Shannon! I had followed Scott's photography for years and knew immediately I wanted to hire him for my wedding when the time came. Scott and Shannon were a dream to work with from beginning to end. The planning stages went smoothly and they walked me (and my mom) through what we needed to do to be ready for the big day. They were always responsive and understanding in all of our requests. We were married in a church in St. Louis and then the reception was at Union Station. We did pay extra to have them travel to us, but it was completely worth it. On the day of the wedding, I felt confident letting them do their job and only speaking up a couple of times when I knew I wanted a specific shot. But honestly, they seemed to see things before they happened because they caught some amazing moments. I also love that Scott and Shannon are a team because they communicated, sometimes it seemed telepathically, extremely well during the day and it just made things less stressful (on what is already a crazy stressful day). You will not regret hiring these two for a special occasion or even something simple in-studio. They are professionals from start to finish and nice and personable on top of everything else!

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Amanda + Eddie

Scott and Shannon were recommended to us by family to cover our April 2017 wedding. From clear communication prior to our wedding, to dependability on our wedding day, to the amazing photos that documented our favorite day, I have never been let down. We have even kept in touch all these years later (it's 2021 now). Experience makes a difference with a professional photographer and is totally worth it. Candid photos and posed shots were exceptional- including just us as a couple and our large family photo. These photos will be treasured for the rest of our life and honestly, beyond our lifetimes too. Stop reading reviews and send them an email!

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Kendra + Jason

My wife and I used Schaefer Photography for our engagement and wedding photo shoots. Scott and Shannon were excellent to work with! We'd been familiar with Scott's work for quite some time before our wedding and Shannon's in more recent years. After seeing our friends post great work from them, Schaefer Photography was at the top of our list when it came time to pick someone to capture these great moments. We wound up choosing them and are so happy we did. They have such a good eye for getting the perfect shot. And when my wife had specific ideas in her head for key photos she wanted at certain locations, they were great about bringing that vision to life. We are so happy we chose Schaefer Photography and would highly recommend them!





Elopement or Small Wedding

Local and Destination
Under 50 Guests
Downloadable Digital Gallery
2 Hour Minimum
(Travel Fee Outside of Mid-Missouri)

$500 AN HOUR

Wedding Package 2

Up to 8 Hours
Downloadable Digital Gallery
Second Photographer
Discounted Engagement Session
(Travel Fee Outside of Mid-Missouri)


Wedding Package 3

Up to 10 Hours
Downloadable Digital Gallery
Second Photographer
Engagement Session
Wedding Album
(Travel Fee Outside of Mid-Missouri)




Engagement sessions are included with our wedding packages. It's a great time for you to get to know us and get a feel for what your wedding day will be like hanging out with us! Sessions last 1-2 hours, include 2-3 outfits and 2-3 locations within 15-20 mins of the first location. Our favorite shots will be retouched (usually 25-35 images) and delivered through a download.


The retainer is $500 and is due when you sign the contract to lock in your wedding date. The balance of your wedding package will be due by your wedding day. The retainer is non-refundable due to you taking a date that we can no longer book.


Elopements have under 20 guests and includes an intimate ceremony and small dinner. If the elopement is not local a travel fee will be added. This package can NOT be used for traditional weddings. This is for intimate ceremonies only.


Extra hours for Wedding Package 1 and 2: $400 an hour to cover shooting and retouching time. Hours can be added but not taken away. The packages are designed to capture your day in the best way possible.


A travel fee may apply if your wedding is outside the Mid-Missouri area. It would be agreed upon before we finalize your wedding contract.


You will get a lot of images from your wedding. Like several. We want to make sure we tell the full story of your important day. There's not a set number because every wedding is different but we've never had any client say they didn't get enough. Rest assured, you'll get the best photos from the shoot so nothing dilutes the great memories of the day :)