Behind the Lens


My goal is to create visual art that makes you wonder what the person behind the photo is trying to say without saying a single word.  My favorite type of photos are black and white, and definitely tend to influence my editing style, which is more bold and emotional, than light and muted.  

 I currently reside in Bel Air, Md but will travel all over Maryland to shoot something that interests me.  I'm married to an amazing man that's put up with me for about twenty years (married for 17), we have two beautiful children Alex and Ava, and two bad kitties that my hubby wishes would take a hike;)  

When I’m not photographing clients, you can find me photographing landscape & nature photography, and bugging/begging my kids to model for me. I also love to write, visit parks/hike, listen to music, paint and find creative ways to keep my children entertained. 


I will pretty much photograph anything that interests me, so if you have an idea/project in mind that you’re excited about and want to capture it, message me and let’s make it happen!

I love collaborating with fellow creatives and bringing your dreams to reality!  

Let's Make some Magic!!


JSP Reviews

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"Couldn't have asked for a better photographer and photos on our wedding day! Jennifer went above and beyond and literally took hundreds of pictures to capture each moment. We can hardly choose between so many! Absolutely the best photographer! This is what they mean by..."a picture is worth a thousand words!" Thank you Jennifer...our photographer for life!!"


- Laura Thomas/Wedding

"We did one of Jen's Christmas mini sessions and are SO GLAD we did! She managed to get so many great shots, including one of us, our 6 month old and our 2 dogs all looking at the camera; we also got an "implied" breastfeeding shot - which I've wanted to take since we had our baby (impressive considering we were only shooting for 30 minutes!). She is also fun to work with and had a great sense of humor and kept everyone smiling. We'll definitely be using Jen again!"

-Angie Myers/Family/Xmas Minis

"Don't hesitate - BOOK NOW! Jennifer Schaefer is really THAT GOOD! So amazing with little ones. Patient as a saint. Super sweet. Professional, Prompt, Very Responsive....couldn't ask for a better session. We are thrilled with our "sneak-peaks" and cannot wait to see the rest! We will be booking again. Thank you Jennifer!!!!"

- Jennifer Sabol/Family Session

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