Mizzou Campus Family Photos by Schaefer Photography | Columbia, Mo

We weren’t really sure we would get to see the sun this May for family photo sessions because there was so much rain! But thankfully, we didn’t have to move many shoots from their scheduled day… we just had to work some magic on the timing to catch a dry moment. We try not to reschedule a shoot unless it’s pouring down rain during your scheduled session time.

With Missouri’s weather, you never really know what you’re going to get. If you’re patient, flexible and lucky – you might just end up with a beautiful sky full of color! Or in our case, for these Mizzou Campus Family Photos, we had the entire quad around the Mizzou Columns to ourselves for the Drinkwitz family session.

We chose the University of Missouri campus for this shoot because we wanted a location where Eli and Lindsey’s four girls could have fun without having to worry about getting their cute outfits muddy and obviously this family loves the Tigers! There were so many adorable moments between these sisters and their parents that it was really hard to narrow them down. From tickling daddy near the Missouri School of Journalism, to one of the cutest smiles you’ve ever seen on their youngest daughter’s face while her older sisters gave her a big squeeze, to the beautiful scenery surrounding the columns… this family session was just perfect.

Four sisters holding hands walking down sidewalk during Mizzou Campus Family Photos.
MU Football Coach Eli Drinkwitz and family stand in front of the Mizzou Columns and Jesse Hall in Columbia, Missouri.
Sisters wearing blue and pink sit in front of purple flowers.
Sisters hugging smallest sister during Mizzou Campus Family Photos by Schaefer Photography.
Small children look into camera lens
Four sisters sit next to each other on a Mizzou Column in front of Jesse Hall.
Sister laughs at youngest sister as she smiles and closes her eyes.
One sister looks back while holding her older sister's hands.
Toddler leans onto large wooden door.
Four little kids sitting on step.
Drinkwitz Family snuggles youngest daughter while sitting on concrete steps.
A cute smile on young child wearing blue and white dress with bows.
Four sisters of different heights stand in front of a tri colored beech tree on the Mizzou Campus.
Small child tries to climb a large concrete step.
Two girls high five while other sisters look on.
A wide shot of four sisters walking in the grass.
The Eli Drinkwitz family sits next to each other on a concrete step near the Missouri School of Journalism.
Young girl roars like a tiger by an Ancient Chinese Lion at the Missouri School of Journalism.
Father hugs his four daughters.
Mother looks at young daughter in her arms.
Eli and Lindsey Drinkwitz sit together on the University of Missouri Columbia Campus.
Four small girls smell pink roses.
Children try to sneak up on a bunny rabbit.