I may be a little bit geeky, and my wife describes me as an "infuriatingly positive person". I am smitten with rock climbing, science fiction, surfing, travel, and being invited into the inner circle of a family on a wedding day. I am one of the only wedding photographers in the world shooting entirely on the highest end camera system and lenses in the world, the Leica.
I am a hopeless romantic and thrive on the intricacies of a wedding day. My own wedding was the most overwhelming (fun!) experience of my life, and I treat every celebration with that gravity. I will tell the story of your day with sensitivity, artfulness, and attention to every detail.
I work in a photojournalistic, candid and unobtrusive style throughout the day (apart of when we are making portraits or family formals).
37 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
9 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Ben Schaefer as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.