About Me - Diane Schafer Photography


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Diane Schafer Photography is a professional photography studio capturing your North Carolina coastal portraits on location in the Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Hampstead, Figure Eight Island, and Porters Neck area of North Carolina. Diane Schafer Photography specializes in family portraits, children portraits, HS senior portraits and corporate business headshots in the east coast of North Carolina. Featuring a clean, clear and crisp style of portraiture, capturing your unique personality.

I was born in Virginia, but I was raised and have lived most all my life in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, South Florida. I graduated from the University of Miami with a Music Education Degree and taught music for more than 25 years. I married my college sweetheart and we have two fabulous sons, who are now married and have families of their own.  My husband and I eventually opened our own family music business in 2000 for private music lessons, repairs and sales, Music Tech Studios.  We eventually retired, sold our business to our older son and moved to Wilmington, NC.  But music and photography are always my passions and I can never 'retire' from the arts.



Now my creative passions are focused on the art of photography. I have studied photography through countless hours of seminars, mentoring, workshops and field experience. I started my professional photography business in 2005.  I have a passion for capturing the 'true' moments and events of people's lives through my lens...capturing their personality and lifestyle. Your portraits are priceless, as those contain all your memories of your experiences. I carry that passion into photographing children and families in an artistic way. I go beyond the ordinary 'snapshot', creating a lifestyle image and make it a fun experience for everyone. Photography today is all about the "experience", and a final high quality product that represents your unique experience.

My photography style results in clean, clear and crisp images. I use professional off-camera lighting both in the studio and on location so your images reflect that style.

I recently moved to Wilmington, NC., where my home base is located for my Diane Schafer Photography business, but I have continued my Business Headshot photography business in South Florida.  I shoot on location in the Wilmington area of North Carolina and ALSO have talented professional photographers on my team who shoot for my clients in the Ft. Lauderdale, South Florida area. I maintain the creative process for all my Florida clients with my personal editing and quality retouching and the same high quality finished product.

I am a member of PPA Professional Photographers of America . My photography volunteer work is with children's cancer organizations, specifically with CureSearch.org. This is very dear to my heart as we lost our grand-daughter to ATRT brain cancer at 3 years old.

I use professional high-end Canon gear and lenses, and studio lighting . I LOVE what I do, caring about my clients that they have an amazing experience as well as awesome memories captured with their photographs. Check me out, you have my 100% guarantee you will love your images and have a blast creating them.

Enjoy, Diane

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