about us - learn about Schafer Photography


We're Julia and Jason. That's us... over there on the right, in case you were wondering.

We really like taking pictures. You know those people you see who always have their big cameras with them...at kid's practices and games, at restaurants, walking around San Diego, at friends' houses, even in the grocery store...that's us! We realize that we look like tourists ALL the time, but we really like taking pictures.

Julia will eat just about anything....Jason is more "selective" in his appetite. Julia has run five marathons. She prefers white wine over red. If her feet AND nose are cold, she gets a bit grumpy. Jason's favorite movie is Star Wars (please don't ask him to quote anything...Julia's tired of it). He feels a personal connection to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Jason loves getting to know people, but is actually very shy and introverted. Julia gets more energy the more she is around others. Most of all, we love spending time together, with our two wonderful children.....and taking pictures. If you really want to know more 'about us', just ask. Give us a call or send us an email. You can also check our blog at www.schaferphotography.com/blog

We've both been into photography since childhood. Photography classes in high school and college helped us learn to "speak camera". Jason's even got a small collecton of old cameras from his dad and grandfather. Like many other photographers, our enthusiasm for child photography elevated to new levels when our children were born. Right around that time, we starting taking photos of friends and their kids. And that's what we like to do. We absolutely love hanging out and taking pictures of kids and families. It's so cool to be able to photograph the connections and interactions...the smiles, winks, looks, and expressions..of people who care about each other.

Schafer Photography aims to provide photos of you and your family that you will cherish for years to come. We hope that our casual style (both in personality and photographs) will put you at ease. While we often get a few posed shots, our "focus" is usually on candid photographs that reflect you and your family. We want to give you a photo or "souvenir" of this special time in your life.