Shannon and Scott started Schaefer Photography in 2015 to share their love of photography with individuals, couples and families who want to cherish their memories so that each and every time they look back on their photos they feel like they are experiencing their favorite moments for the very first time.


Shannon has always had a love of photography and studied under a photographer in her hometown before heading off to Murray State where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Finance. 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 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, Fox Sports Midwest, Bloomberg News, Entertainment Tonight among others.


Scott and Shannon will work hard to capture the most important moments in your life and all the little ones along the way.

Scott & Shannon

Schaefer Photography


Here's what people are saying about Schaefer Photography:

"Having lovely people around me on the day was one of the best choices I made in planning my wedding day. Scott and Shannon Schaefer were so easy to be around. They made me comfortable and helped me laugh even when I got nervous. I might have spent more time with them than most of my family and friends the day of the wedding, and Scott and Shannon 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. They navigated the day easily and gracefully.

I highly recommend using Schaefer Photography for the ease and comfort they established--not to mention for the breath-taking photos that 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. Scott and Shannon also took so many photos that I had tons to choose from when printing and framing certain ones. My family and friends also appreciated their convenient website and the flexibility to see and download the photos.

Scott and Shannon worked hard to send large batches of photos quickly after the wedding so that we got to relive the wedding day over and over again. I was astonished that they continued to send and publish amazingly- beautiful and seemingly-countless images. I truly cherish what they documented for my husband and I, and you will too!"

                                                                 - Sarah Walters



"Scott and Shannon shot our wedding in January of 2014 and the pictures are breathtaking. They were creative, professional and incredibly kind. I've been in weddings in the past where the photographers are bossy and can ruin the mood of the day. The Schaefers created the exact opposite environment. It was a completely organic process. We wanted them to capture natural moments and they exceeded our wildest expectations. Hiring Schaefer Photography was the best decision we made that day... aside from deciding to get married!"     

- Megan and Cliff Judy



"Could not be more thrilled with the photos Schaefer Photography took of my children and my nieces! They were amazing with the kids, making them feel comfortable and getting great shots that show their true personalities. They spent plenty of time with us, not making us feel rushed. My son was a newborn at the time, so allowing for feeding time and waiting for the right moments was very important. We will forever treasure the photos! Thank you for sharing your amazing talents! We can't wait for another photo session this summer!"        

- Becky Lemasters



"My fiancé and I just got our engagement pictures and are thrilled with how they turned out! They do an excellent job and are an absolute pleasure to work with :)"        


- Ali Herron



"We used Schaefer Photography for our engagement shoot and were beyond thrilled with the final photos and can't wait for them to shoot our wedding in June! We've gotten so many compliments on the photos and everyone wants to know who we used. Scott and Shannon are professional, personable, and very patient with someone like me who had never done a photo shoot before. All around AMAZING and will recommend to all my friends!!"        


- Dorothy Topa



"Outstanding group here! They are super professional but still make it fun. You tell them what you want and they take care of the rest. The final product was more than I could imagine!!"      


- Tyler Willy



"I highly recommend Schaefer Photography! They recently shot some maternity photos for me, and I have never had such a great, relaxed experience with a photographer. They are very creative and made me feel very comfortable while taking photos. Their fun personalities make the experience so enjoyable. These are photos we will cherish for a lifetime, and I could not be more pleased with them. Thank you Schaefer Photography!"      

- Katie Smith 



"Schaefer Photography has done my family photos for the last two years and I won't go anywhere else. They are not only beautiful photographs, but the experience is relaxed and fun, something that can be a challenge with a 2 1/2 year old. Scott was wonderful with my daughter and knew how to keep her entertained. I know we got the best pictures possible because of it."        


- Lauren Karr