The thunder clouds were forming, hovering around so ominously. The sky was threatening to open wide and let the summer monsoon showers come through. But tucked into a corner of a beautiful green park, a glimmer of warm sunshine was peeking through. A smile and a laugh brightened up the grey overcast. It was Diego Edel’s sunny disposition that made us all forget it was a gloomy day…
Last week, Diego’s mom, Inés, contacted me about doing a mini session for her 5 month old son, Diego. She mentioned that her sister, Mariana (Diego’s godmother) was wanting to gift him a photoshoot so that Inés and her family could have some beautiful photos of him as a baby. How unbelievably sweet is that!? Mariana is raising the bar for godmothers everywhere haha So after deciding on a date and getting everything together, we were all super excited to get him in front of the camera. The only problem was that on the day of the photoshoot, the skies looked extremely grim. There was a threat of rain all day and we were worried that we would have to reschedule the shoot!
It was Diego Edel’s sunny disposition that made us all forget it was a gloomy day.
When hour came upon us and I realized that the entire family had come along including Diego’s grandparents!! It was so lovely to see how despite the possibility of rain, everyone was together enjoying what they could of this little outing in the park. You could just feel how loved this little boy was!
As I started shooting, I enlisted the help of Diego’s grandpa, to work his silly magic. It didn’t take more than just a few seconds to get a warm smile and a cute giggle out of him. And let me tell you, his smile…. oh his SMILE! Those dimples! It was enough to make us all forget about the humidity and the gloomy skies. Isn’t it wonderful how such a simple act like smiling can make everything seem so beautiful in that moment? How a tiny little giggle from a baby can make you feel warm fuzzies in your heart? It just goes to show that the little things in life are what matters. Diego didn’t care about the rain. He didn’t care about the clouds. All he cared about in that moment was his grandpa making silly faces… and a stuffed wolf. That’s what made him happy. I think it’s safe to say that we should all take a page from Diego’s book more often and appreciate life’s simplicities. Don’t get caught up in the distractions. Focus on whats in front of you and smile. Laugh. Giggle. Be joyful and you shall receive that in return.
Seriously!? How cute is this little guy!? As we were nearing the end of our time together, we were able to squeeze in a few shots of Diego and his godmother, Diego and his parents, as well as some of his older brother, Luis David before the clouds took away the remaining light. And at the very end, a deliciously ripe watermelon was brought out as a summer treat which made for some fun photos! Though baby Diego couldn’t eat any, he sat and watched in wonder as his older brother devoured that savory, red watermelon. YUM! And we escaped the rain! Cloudy mini session sans rain for the win!
Here are a few highlights of our summer mini session in the park! Hope you enjoy!
Stay tuned for next week, as I start a two-part series related to my previous AJ Workshop experience. I’ll be getting personal and delving a little deeper into My Why of being a photographer ♡