Sunday Snapshot - "My Boy is Back"

August 6, 2012

Factory Brick Wall Graffiti Nick Full Length BLOG
Nick just returned from a week long trip to the beach with my Aunt, Uncle, and cousin Eddie.

Cement wall in front of Factory Nick BLOG
He had a wonderful time and we are so grateful that they always invite Nick along.....

Chainlink Fence Sidewalk Nick BLOG
but we sure did miss him a lot last week!

Factory Railing Nick BLOG
When he walked in the door Saturday afternoon, he got quite the warm welcome.

Factory Steps Looking Up Nick BLOG
Apparently, I was not the only one missing him last week.

One Way Nick2 BLOG
There were two little girls that could not wait to wrap their loving arms around him.

Nick Framed By the Garage Door BLOG
He caught us up on all that happened at the beach and shared many funny stories along with the list of wonderful foods he had to eat.

Graffiti wall Nick BLOG
What can I say, he is a chip off the old block and he loves food.

Graffiti Wall Bokeh Nick BLOG
I promised him some one on one time Sunday, so we ran out to do a few errands and have some lunch, just the two of us. I love to be able to do that with him and thought it was time to talk some more about the upcoming school year which is rapidly approaching.

Eyelashes Nick BLOG
If you remember my post earlier this summer, I was concerned that he was unhappy with his choice to go to the public high school. Pat and I have really tried to stay on top of that this summer and have worked it into the conversation many times. So once again, I took advantage of my time with him yesterday and made it a topic of discussion. I am certain that he is confident and happy with his choice to attend the public high school. He is looking forward to all of the new opportunities he will have, and while keeping up with his old friends, he is also looking forward to making some new friends too.

We will continue to keep tabs on the situation after the school year begins and we have already told him that it is never to late to change your mind. I think he fully understands and knows he can come to us if he is not happy and wants to make a change...... but I truly think he will do just fine and shine like he always does.

I can hardly believe I am sending him off to high school in a few weeks.
It just does not seem possible that he is that old. I think of him as my little boy, but then I glance up at him or look at these photos and see that my boy has turned into a very handsome young man.

Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: 70-200mm f2.8 with IS
The settings for the top photo were:
Focal Length: 70mm
f 3.2
SS 1/500th
ISO 100

This location was a gem and was totally inspired by a building I saw in Philly this week while I was working(you can see it in my instagram feed). Obviously, this is not the kind of place I would take the girls, but it certainly worked for Nick. Lots of cool texture all around that added to the feel of the photos.

I used two different lenses for this set, my 70-200 and my 35mm. All photos were shot in the spot meter mode and were processed using Florabella's Classic Color(tweaked)with a touch of Rosy Cream and Rich Autumn. I also added a slight texture to this series as well.

Ni Hao Yall

Make sure you swing by Stef's blog to see more Sunday Snapshots.


DiJo said...

These are awesome!!!! Nick is the perfect model in whatever location!!! I need to get my big girl out for some one on one very soon!!!!

Nick is blessed to have such a compassionate and loving Mama!!!! He's going to do great this fall!!


Patricia said...

A very handsome young man! Lisa, that 2nd to last shot really struck me - you captured the young man he is becoming as well as a hint of the "little boy" still in him. A truly spectacular photo!

Wishing Nick all the best as he starts high school!

Anonymous said...

Nick is such a good sport to participate in your photo shoots. The only pics I can get my camera shy guys to do are sport shots. They should take some lessons from Nick! Such a pro and so handsome!

Tamar SB said...

What a handsome young man! He will take the high school halls by storm! And now you're making me miss Philly!!

the meaklims said...

LOVE your new blog!! And your new header pictures, fabulous! Nick is such a great boy and his Momma is the best in the world... He is so blessed to have you.

These pictures are stunnning. You never cease to amaze me with your new locations, etc. I need your drive!


snekcip said...

That Nick know he is SOME HANDSOME!! I love the location you chose!! Lisa, you have such a unique eye for finding the most unique places!!

Marla said...

That location completely rocks!! And of course, so does your super cool soon-to-be high schooler. He looks SO grown up and handsome in these. He's going to do awesome in HS and will have no trouble making new friends, I'm sure.

Happy Monday girl, have a great week!!

Unknown said...

I just knew that would make a great portrait backdrop when you shared the location on instagram last week. - Great Work as Always!

Unknown said...

He is a very handsome young man! I bet he will do great this year! You always inspire me not only as a photographer but a woman and mother also!

Love Teri

Mimi said...

Oh Lisa, he is a stunner! you're going to have to get a big tennis racquet to fight off the girls once he starts high school!
As long as he knows that he can come talk to you, Nick will be fine. It's kind of exciting that he can keep his old friends and make new ones, and I'm sure he will do that.
Lovely location, you always pick great backdrops...or it's probably how you photograph them.
Have a good week!

Serendipityissweet said...

Gorgeous images. He's so handsome and I love the location you chose. Perfecto! You are always an inspiration ;)

And I'm green over your 70-200 2.8. Nice lens!!

Diane said...

This is my favorite series of Nick EVER! Not only is this a spectacular location, I just LOVE how Nick is so relaxed and so natural in these photos. I know I don't have to tell you....but just gotta have one VERY special boy:))))) Thank you for sharing him with all of us:)
Have a wonderful week!!!
God Bless,

3 Peanuts said...

These photos are gorgeous and I love the new look of your blog. It is so clean and fresh.

I think you are so wise for checking in with Nick about high school. These transitions are hard. Will is SO excited about high school but Harry is very reluctant about middle school. It is good to be able to talk to them about it all.

Everything Beautiful Shay said...

Such a handsome boy! Blessings!

jennifer said...

I love every one of these! So handsome!!

Jodee said...

What a fun photo shoot! Nick is such a handsome guy! I can't believe that he will be starting high school this year! I hope it goes well!

Sophie said...

Such a handsome young man. Good luck to him in high school, he's got so much love and support, I'm sure he'll be just fine.

Tiffany said...

Perfect as always! Love the new look too.


Gina Kleinworth said...

I recognized the location immediately when I saw it. Remembered you posting it on IG. It really is perfect for a teen boy. So glad that he had a great visit & that he is now home. I can only imagine how much he was missed for that week.

Thanks for the update on his school situation. I was wondering how it was going & how his feelings were evolving as it was getting closer to start date. I'm happy he's looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

He looks just like his beautiful mama!

Gail said...

Love this series of your handsome guy!! Amazing location...all of these images are stunning. You're so great at placing your subject with the perfect location.

So happy that he's home and you got to spend some one on one time with Nick. I'm sure he'll do great in high school...


Dita said...

So glad you had some one on one time with your baby before the rest of the summer zips by. He is one handsome guy that's for SURE!

Love this set and I love being able to watch him grow into this incredibly handsome young man.

High School...WOW....can't even believe it!


Forever in my heart said...

Oh my gosh, Nick is soooooooooo handsome. Seeing how he changes as he matures is amazing<3.

Tara said...

Handsome pictures!