Who would have thought.......

May 19, 2009

......that the trash dumpster at the construction site across the street would make such a great background for pictures!!
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The weather this weekend was not the best, it was very rainy and overcast. I knew that it was not going to be a great weekend for any photoshoots, but I thought I might be able to get a quick session in with Nick.

My original plan was to try to get him across the street in front of the barn like I did with Sarah a couple weeks ago, but when we walked over, we were greeted by weeds that had grown over two feet high. It was time for plan B.......

I turned around and started walking back towards our house, when I saw this big garbage dumpster on one of the new construction lots in our neihborhood. Obviously, if I had Sarah with me, this would not have been a great location, but for Nick it was perfct. All he had to do was stand near it or against it and it gave great interest to his pics:)

It is so much fun trying out new things and new locations...... You don't need anything fancy, you don't even have to buy props, or visit a studio.....sometimes all you need to do is check out what is around you!!!

53 comments:

Ivy said...

Hi Lisa,
So glad you posted these. He's so handsome and I think he's starting to like getting photographed.

Love the dumpster set. Yes Nick does need his wall of fame. You are rocking LIs with this style. Love it.

I sure hope Nick is feeling better. Call ya later!

Mwaaaaaaaaaah

Alicia W. said...

Those are fantastic! I hope he is feeling better.

Have a great day.

Jboo said...

Lisa -- great photos and brilliant idea for a background. He's such a cutie! Hope he's feeling better.

Janet

Sandy Toes said...

What a handsome boy you have!! Great color!
sandy toe

Love Letters To China said...

I've been following your blog for a while, but have never commented. Your photos are beautiful!

Dita said...

Amazing shots! Nick's expression in the last one is my favorite. That boy is so handsome!!!!!

Nick got lucky this time that it was only construction garbage....who knows where his amazing photog mother will have him next! :)

Debz said...

Om my gosh girl! Your a magician! You can even make a dumpster look good in a picture! Nick looks like he's getting more and more comfortable with the flash....he sure is a handsome boy. Hope he is feeling better.

Kelly And Allison said...

Your son is so handsome you can't get a bad shot of him. Great photos.

Have a wonderful day!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL..
You did a wonderful job..
Have a great week..
Hugs..

Gail said...

I'm one of those people that usually has a 'plan B.' And this plan B is amazing....stunning Lisa, love the hues.

Hoping to talk to you today!

Wanda said...

So true - art is all around us - we just need to look.

Beautiful!

jiangxigirls said...

I love these Lisa! What a great job of thinking outside the box.

I hope Nick is feeling better.

Courtney said...

Great pictures!

Lisa said...

Love the background! So cool!!! Nick sure is handsome, wow! Great photo's!

Our Complete Family said...

Nick is growing up! So handsome, Lisa.
Love how you changed the color of the dumpster in one of the shots to a greenish hue. Very nifty hun!
Thanks for sharing such a neat idea I would have never thought of!
Happy week, xo L

Kam said...

I just love it! Yep, he's so handsome and you're so talented! Hope he's on the mend. Happy Tuesday!

Colleen said...

These are wonderful!! What a great idea as a background! Hope your handsome guy is feeling much better!!

M3 said...

Wow, great eye!! I would never have even thought to use that as a background and it looks awesome. You've inspired me!

carolinagirl said...

you are too darn creative! i never would have thought of that, but the photos are so good! I love that backdrop!

Missed you...gonna try to be better about blogging, but life is SUPER crazy here.

Kayce said...

Very cool! Love Nick's little smirk in the first photo. Hope Nick is feeling better!

Marla said...

I absolutely love these and am always inspired by your creative ideas!

Hope you're having a good week so far and that Nick is feeling better!

sara said...

Thanks for sharing your back drop! Yes, who would have thought?? what a great idea! Nick can take some great pictures :)

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I love these pictures! They make him look so masculine and tough! He should like that!

Kellyann said...

Who would have though? Only you! Great shots of Nick.

wife.mom.nurse said...

Amazing. I love how you can turn a dumpster into a work of art!

Handsome young man, hope he is on the mend!

Jo said...

How handsome is he? It must be a "Nick" thing!:)

Jo

Rebecca said...

SO TRUE! There are great locations EVERYWHERE! I'm starting to notice them all the time now. When I'm out driving I'll see an old building or somebody's garage door with flaking paint, and think, PICTURE! :)

Love the pics of Nick! You are a true pro, Lisa - I'm so proud of you and your new biz!

r

Sharie said...

OH my goodness what a great idea! Those are great!! Nick is really looking like he's found himself a niche as your model:)

Casey said...

Your pictures are so amazing. I just love those of Nick. Such a handsome guy.

Marla said...

What, a garbage dumpster! You are soooo talented, these are great!

Jodee Leader said...

What a perfect Plan B! These are some of my favorite pictures of Nick. He is such a handsome guy! I hope he is feeling better soon!

Colleen said...

Lisa these pictures are awesome!!!!!! I hope Nick is feeling better...I will call you soon...I need to catch up with you : )

Jennifer said...

I love these! The first one is my favorite!!!

Jennifer said...

Great pics! You are amazing!!!!!!!
Come visit me and teach!!! :)



Jen

TanyaLea said...

Hi Lisa,

I just found your site through a fellow blogger. I must say, WOW!...your photography is amazing! I am completely intrigued by your talent...beautiful photos!! I also look forward to following along on your journey to China.

Blessings,
~Tanya

Felicia said...

He's so handsome he makes the dumpster look good. I think it's a great backdrop!

paige said...

i love how your plan B turned out!! great background for him. i love that shade of blue

and yes, it looks much better than an indoor studio shot for sure.

hope all is well
xo

3 Peanuts said...

Lisa,

These are really GREAT shots. I love those kinds of interesting backgrounds. You seem to have so many great paces to shoot where you are. Congrats on your business. VERY exciting!!!

delucchi family said...

What a fantastic idea Lisa, he looks so grown up!! I love the colours too.
Love Jules
xxx

Shelly and Family said...

Hi Lisa...The photos of Nick are rock'in! He is truly one handsome young man ;) As for your post below...I must admit...the martini glass photo is truly my all time favorite! You need to get that one printed and displayed in a frame ~ it is truly a piece of art....

If you get a chance, give me a buzz Friday (tomorrow we have to be out of the house - early oh how is sucks!) Love Ya & Miss Ya :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Nick looks great against that backdrop! The photographer who took our engagement photos brought us to the ally behind her studio and the photos turned out beautifully...so who needs fancy? :)
Carrie

Party of Seven said...

Wow, I love the back ground on these. What great color and texture and a very good lookin boy!!!

Michelle said...

He is so handsome.

Marcene said...

Hey Lisa,
I love these photos! What a cool location. I hope Nick is feeling better and that you are well!

I'll have to call you next week so we can get together!

Marcy

Jeni said...

A dumpster? That is one handsome fellow...especially to make a dumpster look good.

Kimi said...

Wow...I love those pictures and the dumpster does make a great backdrop.

Nick is one handsome guy!

Kim

Terri said...

So very handsome!

Great pics

Hugs
Terri

Susie and Gordie said...

Love the dumpster!

Missy said...

LOVE these pics of your handsome guy! He can make the dump look GREAT :)

Michelle said...

Seriously, I think you have one more pro in the family. Nick makes such a great model. The dumpster shots are so urban and rugged. I love them. Especially that middle one. WOW!!

Patricia/NYC said...

Perfect setting!! And what a handsome boy!

Courtney said...

Just stopping by to let you know I have opened my blog. Feel free to stop by!

sara said...

Hey - what are you up to? Haven't heard from you in a long time - are you hoarding pictures or what???? lol! Hope all us well.

happy Memorial Day!