The Best Schaefer Photography Photos of 2023



Jan 12, 2024

Our third year of running Schaefer Photography full-time in Columbia, Missouri was full of so many great adventures and memories in 2023. And man, it was a busy one!!! We are so thankful for all of you who chose us to be your photographers and friends!! It took us a little while longer to get our year in review out but we wanted to add a few more images from the great shoots at the end of the year! We were blessed to be a part of so many special moments that were memorable and even historic! We are so excited to showcase Schaefer Photography’s top 100-ish photos from Columbia, Mo and a few travels around the country.

We captured nearly 25,000 images this past year! We spent countless hours behind the computer making sure they looked their best and we are so thankful that so many of you all trusted us to capture once in a lifetime moments for your families.

Thank you so much! We can’t wait to see what this year brings in front of our cameras.

Here are 100-ish of our favorite photos from 2023.

-Scott and Shannon Schaefer

Female swimmer underwater with black and gold lane floats in mizzou aquatic center
male model wearing white fur coat zachary willmore
bride and groom kiss on dance floor with lights transformed into hearts with a filter over camera lens.
Vivek Malek being sworn in as Missouri State Treasurer
Vivek Malek being sworn in as Missouri State Treasurer.
Couple kiss high on the rocks at the Pinnacles
big sister smiles at newborn baby laying down on bed
Model wearing silk wedding evening gown poses in front of St. Louis Worlds Fair poster art deco
Senior boy leans on propeller of airplane
young girl dressed as Dolly Parton sits on the ground with small guitar
Senior girl with red hair wearing pink dress with ruffles standing in field
A Missouri Military Academy Senior in uniform stands behind a canon
a father tosses small child in air
a young boy dressed as elvis looks sad on white background
bride and groom kiss in front of cold sparks in the air
Three models wearing wedding dresses pose on ladder with painted canvas backdrop
family walks together with clouds and sun rays
girl lays in fiance's lap as he kisses her head during engagement photos
two small children wearing green plaid laugh and hug
Couple kiss as the sun peaks through on cold day
A circle of Army men soldiers on wedding day looking down at camera
Army soldier kisses bride as he dips her in front of spanish moss covered trees
Couple kisses after wedding ceremony in Dunedin, Florida.
Mizzou senior girl poses wearing black striped mizzou sweatshirt
Battle Senior High School Girl poses in front of the Tiger Hotel with blurry background
Adele sings at the colosseum in Las Vegas
Adele performs on stage at the Colosseum in Las Vegas
Mulitple Exposure shot of bride and groom over Fenway Hotel in Dunedin Florida

Remains of WWII Veteran sit in the cockpit of the exact Corsair he flew during World War Two during his memorial service at Planes of Fame
The remains of WWII Veteran Maj. John Tashjian are seen during his memorial service at Planes of Fame Airport sitting in the exact F4-UA Corsair cockpit he flew during WWII along with his flight logbook.
newborn baby wearing blue sits in small box

Senior guy jumps while kicking his heels in front of a setting sun and high rise buildings
The young girls walk in front of Boys and Girls Club in Fort Worth Texas
Dean Z performs as Elvis Presley at the Clay Cooper Theatre in Branson MO in front of large red elvis sign
Guy kisses new fiances hand during engagement
Beautiful blonde senior girl sitting in front of pink flowers wearing black dress
MU senior girl wearing white top stands in front of green house
asian couple getting engaged as young son looks on with excitement
Senior guy wearing blue blazer at mizzou
Mizzou senior woman wearing mortar board in white flowering dogwood tree
Beautiful wedding ceremony with white fabric draping from ceiling with pink lights and roses
newborn baby wearing lion suit
two sisters hold hands carryng mortar board graduation caps at mizzou
family looks at newborn baby girl in crib
two women in graduation caps and pink sashes look at jesse hall mizzou
Senior girl rocking climbing in columbia capen park
Sorority sisters wearing white dresses spray champagne in front of mizzou columns
Blonde mizzou senior girl wearing cap and gown at tiger hotel
senior girl looks at camera through her bent arm
Hallsville high school senior girl blows confetti at camera wearing purple graduation gown and cap
Mizzou senior girl holding bearded dragon lizard at mu columns
bride surrounded by her wedding bouquets
Senior girl lightly touching her face with green background
Two senior women laugh at mizzou columns jesse hall
Family stand in front of their garage
Black and gold transam light painted car built by GKR motor
couple stand in green house at St louis botanical gardens during engagement shoot
model with gray hair does yoga in park
Engaged couple hold hands in front of reflecting pool with chihuly glass at st louis botanical gardens
live wedding painting artist cindy scott poses with paint brush and canvas at atrium in columbia mo
large group of people stand in front of montgomery city catholic church after wedding ceremony
group of groomsmen prance through yellow wild flowers
couple play with young child at shelter gardens
newborn baby wrapped and laying by plants
multiple exposure shot of bride and groom with orange bokeh lights
bride talks with her horse before wedding ceremony
young girl wearing heart glasses and holding parents hands close
couple sit together wearing western clothing at the garden of the gods in colorado springs colorado scott shannon schaefer
bride and groom look in golden mirror
bride and groom stand in front of colorado mountains near idaho springs colorado
couple kiss and embrace
young girl stands in spot light of sun while her parents shadows show them kissing
young child takes photo of newborn brother
Senior Girl plays upright bass in church
sophie cunningham of the phoenix mercury poses with diamonds and jewelry
country music superstar dolly parton raises her hands while performing at the congress of country music in philadelphia mississippi
Country music superstar Dolly Parton raises her hands while singing on the Ellis Theater stage at the Congress of Country Music in Philadelphia, Mississippi on Aug 26, 2023.
Couple kiss while holding newborn in front of green leaves
Couple play with flower and draw a heart on pregnant belly
Senior girl hugs her black and white dog
Baby girl with cute chubby legs sits on park bench
Country music superstar Chris Stapleton performs at the verizon wireless amphitheater in maryland Heights mo
family with children sit on concrete steps on the mizzou campus
Senior girl with black dress lays on black and white tile flooring
young couple run through water fountains
bride getting hair done with hairspray
senior guy playing frisbee golf
bride sitting in green grass with wedding dress spread out
senior girl with white top and blue jeans holds acoustic guitar on shoulder
senior girl holds trombone at missouri theater
bride looks down through veil
engaged couple dance on mizzou's faurot field
bride and groom kiss in stairwell
bride and groom kiss with crowd surrounding them waiving light wands
hallsville senior baseball player guy holds bat with fire
couple stand in front of neat tree
Senior girl wearing black dress and strap high heels sits on ground next to blue metal wall
Bride dances with st louis blues mascot at hermann hill weddings
senior girl stares into camera with red flowers blurred in shot
diamond wedding ring on yellow flower
bride sits on bed in front of black and white wall paper
senior girl wearing dress walks in field with sun flair
Expecting mother holds daughters hands while father and son play in back
kids hold hands while mom and dad kiss in front of covered bridge
professional headshot with woman wearing black blazer
senior girl wearing dad's mizzou letter jacket
girl playing trombone
senior girl sitting on chevy truck
red head woman wearing white and pink flower dress sitting on chair with pink background
senior girl poses with giant leaf
Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives play at the Wildwood Springs Lodge in the Ozarks
Model with red hair gets adjustments from stylist hands
Young boys stand behind three pumpkins to announce they are having another baby born into the family
Family laughs while getting photos taken at the Missouri State Capitol
Senior guy with creative motion blur portrait orange and blue light
senior guy walks across cross walk during beautiful columbia missouri sunset
female dancer on top of parking garage at night
Hallsville senior football player with helmet
black couple kiss on their wedding day under an umbrella with rain drops
Family holding hands walking in front of fog covered big tree at mcbaine
father and sons pose together with fall leaves
Senior guy wearing suit and sunglasses poses with white corvette
engagment ring in pizza box with couple holding hands in background

We hope you enjoyed this look back and we look forward to seeing you in 2024.