Fire and Gold Photography

Timeless, joyful, and genuine wedding photography shot by a husband-and-wife team, serving Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and western New York. Available for travel.

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Shortly after Laura Schaefer established her photography business, her husband Matthew joined as her partner. The two find immense joy in working together, capturing God’s beauty in creation, and building relationships with their couples.

A complimentary engagement photography session is included in Fire and Gold wedding photography packages, which invites the photographers and couple to build an authentic friendship over time. 

Laura and Matthew recognize work as a form of prayer, both in the way they capture God’s love on a wedding day and in the ways they love, serve, and pray for couples during and especially after the wedding. Their Catholic faith guides their own marriage and family life, their client experience, and their work behind the camera. 

From Laura:

“When I was considering a photography business I knew I wanted it to be named after our first child, whom we miscarried. We named her Seraphina after the seraphim, the angels closest to God who burn with love for him. Whenever I see a flame or fire I am reminded of her. The miscarriage was a very difficult time for my husband and me, but I know we are stronger and closer because of it.

I am reminded of the many passages in the Bible that describe gold as being refined by fire. It is used as an analogy to describe how our faith can be tested by suffering but, as gold is refined in fire, we are made stronger and hopefully holier through it.  Thus, Fire and Gold Photography was born in 2017!