And now, a few words about us for your reading pleasure!  We met on and if you ask Shannon, she’ll tell you that only one of us turned out to be crazy 😉  But thankfully it’s a good type of crazy!!  Long story short, we got married, had some babies including a little business we like to call Schaefer Photography.  Oh, and a dog!  Liza Jane.  She’s pretty awesome. We started Schaefer Photography in 2015 to share our talents with others…whether that be individuals, couples, families or businesses. We want people to be able to look back on the photos we’ve taken and feel like they are experiencing their favorite moments for the very first time.

Together, we enjoy documenting every moment of our children, Lillian and Teller.  They both have such fun personalities and Lillian is already the best big sister! There are so many special moments that happen every day and they are a hoot in front of the lens!

You can be sure that we will work hard to capture the most important moments in your life and all the little ones along the way.  We think you’ll agree that the smallest moments may in fact be the largest.

-Scott and Shannon Schaefer-

Scott studied Broadcast Journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and started his career as a Photojournalist at KOMU 8 News in Columbia, Mo.  While he was there he earned the National Edward R. Murrow Award, the Society of Professional Journalism’s Sigma Delta Chi Award, the National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Award and 15 Mid-America EMMY® Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work as a Photojournalist. Scott has shot for, ESPN, Variety, Fox Sports Midwest, Bloomberg News, and Entertainment Tonight among others.

Shannon has always loved photography and studied under a photographer in her hometown before heading off to Murray State where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Finance.  She helped build Schaefer Photography from a hobby into a full time studio providing photography throughout mid-Missouri.  Shannon loves styling and retouching shoots when she’s not chasing our children around the house.

husband and wife laughing with daughter


We are so excited to meet you!
Scott and Shannon

Please drop us a line if you have any questions or if you’re ready to get together and create some awesome images, just let us know!

We also thought you might enjoy seeing a few shots of our own family.  Feel free to scroll the gallery just below.  We look forward to creating photos that you and your family will cherish just as much as we do ours.