Cole's Preview {Saint Louis Children's Photographer}

Well, I’m back from a hot and sticky vacation to Virginia
and back to work. 🙂

Speaking of hot and sticky, whew!
It was a rough day to be taking pictures…
Thank goodness there was a pool in this equation!

After two reschedules due to sickness and weather,
I was seriously getting bummed when it started pouring
just two hours before my session.
But God is good!
The rains stopped in time,
and although the ground was wet and muddy,
we were still able to get in a great shoot.

Cole is an aspiring photographer.
He had lots of ideas for where to stand,
and even started joining me in looking for great backgrounds.
And he is such a gentleman!
Way to go, family! 🙂

In addition to being kind, Cole is also pretty funny.
He cleverly caught on to getting lots of Smarties
for his handsome smiles…
and he just couldn’t stop saying,
“Ok. After this one THEN it’s time for swimming…”

Cole DID finally get his swim time in,
and I got lots of great shots of him bravely
jumping in the pool withOUT his water wings!

Cole, thanks for being such a good model yesterday.
I hope you had fun getting your pictures taken,
learning about photography,
jumping in the pool a hundred times,
and seeing some beautiful butterflies! 🙂

Enjoy your previews!

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  • Chris NickelsonJuly 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    What a cutie! It IS hard to believe Cole will be starting kindergarten next month…seems like just yesterday Terri and I were waiting to be Grandmas of baby boys within just a few months of each other! God bless you all! Chris N.ReplyCancel

  • humankindnashvilleJuly 29, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    These capture Cole’s personality so well! We love the one of Cole and Daisy. 🙂 -Ryan & ChristinaReplyCancel

  • Suzanne E. GabigJuly 29, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    What a sweet smile. Love the puppy dog!
    Can’t believe that Cole is 5.
    Blessings, SuzanneReplyCancel

  • Mary WetzelJuly 29, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    How handsome he is! He is such a sweetie! Can’t believe he is starting Kindergarten. Lani-the pics are awesome! Love the close up one.ReplyCancel

  • TimJuly 29, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    As always, great pictures Lani!! Cole looks so happy and cute (I guess I should say, handsome)! You captured the joy in his eyes! The pool pictures are espcially fun.ReplyCancel

  • Lori GrohJuly 29, 2010 - 8:52 pm

    They grow up SO fast! Darling pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa CrottyJuly 29, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    These are great pictures! Cole is so handsome! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Judy KelleyJuly 29, 2010 - 9:31 pm

    I can’t believe how much he has grown. He is a very handsome boy and he takes a beutiful picture. I enjoyed them.ReplyCancel

  • Tina HechlerJuly 29, 2010 - 10:06 pm

    Where has the time gone??? Adorable pictures! Thanks for sharing them!ReplyCancel

  • Karen CrottyJuly 29, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    Good looking Cole! Pictures are great and look just like him. Loved the swim pictures.ReplyCancel

  • RachelJuly 30, 2010 - 1:12 am

    Those are SO good!!! Hard to believe he’s that old already!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy KenyonJuly 30, 2010 - 1:23 am

    What a joy these pictures are….I can even hear the splash. One of my favorite little boys captured for all time…what a gift of life he is to all of us. Thanks Lani for capturing his child like spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Dayna and GeneJuly 30, 2010 - 2:22 am

    It is amazing how much he has grown and it is exciting to see him change. He is such a wonderful young man. It is hard to believe just a few years ago he was justing beginning to talk when we went to Williamsburg VA and now you can carry on entire conversations with him. By the way, Jim Trotter did our wedding pictures almost 31 years ago.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy HouseJuly 30, 2010 - 2:22 am

    Love Cole’s pics! He looks like a little man, not a baby anymore–where does the time go? How handsome . . .ReplyCancel

  • Aunt LindaJuly 30, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    You ARE so lucky to have him. And when you are with him in person, he charms the socks right off you! We love you in Houston!ReplyCancel

  • Christine StratmannJuly 30, 2010 - 3:47 pm

    What a cute young man. He sure is all boy!ReplyCancel

  • LisaJuly 30, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    What great pics! He sure is growing up. And you can tell he loves the camera.ReplyCancel

  • ColeJuly 31, 2010 - 4:12 am

    Lani, you were so patient with Cole. It paid off- really great shots. We are going to have a hard time choosing! Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • KimJuly 31, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    These are marvelous. Thank you for sharing. I cannot believe Cole is going to Kdg. already. What a handsome and happy little boy.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Bu nseAugust 1, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    The pictures really capture Cole….his handsomeness from the inside out! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KayAugust 2, 2010 - 5:54 pm

    You really captured our “little friend’s” spirit in these pictures! He’s growing up too fast!!ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 2, 2010 - 11:51 pm

    Enjoyed looking through these!ReplyCancel

  • Judy RufAugust 3, 2010 - 2:58 am

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us……your photographer did a great job of catching some natural smiles and you can tell Cole is a fun-loving young man!ReplyCancel

  • Pat KnoxAugust 7, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing. These will be treasured for many years, so unique and beautiful lighting, action and of course good subject matter too!! Can’t believe kindergarten????ReplyCancel

  • Linda EndebrockAugust 8, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    Terri, Thanks for sharing the photo’s. Hope he has a great start at school.ReplyCancel

  • Chiara wesemannAugust 9, 2010 - 3:05 am

    Great photos! My buddy Cole is getting so big! Miss seeing y’all. ChiaraReplyCancel

  • JenniferAugust 9, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Pictures are wonderful I can’t believe my son is growing up! He is the handsomest boy I know.ReplyCancel

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