Deb Schaefer

Lifestyle and Fine Art  Portrait  Photographer 

I am here to document life - the big events and all the tender moments in between.

– Victoria Erickson

I’m Deb

I love the way my camera brings me into the present moment like nothing else. I see the way light dances and shapes objects. The journey of photography has opened my eyes to all the wonder in our ordinary days. What a gift to have the opportunity to collaborate with you to document life's sweetest moments. I have a master's degree in business and have worked in human resources for years - but my passion for photography is my favorite journey.

I live in Wisconsin - lakeside between Madison and Milwaukee. I love adventures: hiking, running, paddle boarding and skiing. I have two amazing daughters, a husband and crazy dog named Lola. I am a published photographer. Honored to have my photographs appear on the lovely pages of Bella Grace magazine and in more than one issue! One of my photos was on the coveted cover of the quarterly journal of black and white photography: Shots Magazine. My work has also been featured in Inspired, a magazine published by The National Association of Child Photographers. 


kind words

– KJ Eichstaedt, IKE Podcast & IKE Music

Deb has an incredible eye for movement and beauty. She has made the branding for my business visually come to life, and our session was professional yet fun and she set me at ease right away.

– Kristie Siepmann

Deb is a true master of her craft. The refreshing depth of her creativity is evident in the diversity of her portfolio. We are in love with the senior pictures she took of our daughter.

– Terri Grenke

Deb was phenomonal in capturing the essence our family and the personalities of our children. Her thoughtful engagement with our little children made them at ease and interested in playing for the camera. We love our photos and will cherish them forever. We so appreciate the family memories in the photos on our walls

– KJ Eichstaedt

Deb is a talented photographer, and the way she uses the light and various strategies to achieve BEAUTIFUL photos is something that is unique to her. I've worked with her multiple times and she's fantastic, always willing to do whatever it takes to make the shoot the best it can be. Highly recommend her to anyone who wants UNIQUE and EYE-CATCHING photos.

– Ann Harrington

Deb Schaefer is a truly talented photographer! We can’t get over how amazing the photos she has taken have always turned out. Our entire family is just in awe of her talent. She has done senior photos and wedding photos for us and they are so personal to each individual. As a marketing professional, I have hired her to take client photos for websites. She captures each moment in such a beautiful natural manner. She is professional, creative, kind and delightful to work with!