Ariana | Two Weeks New

Man oh man. It is baby season over at House of Amsel. Ariana was our first of three little ones being born in the next two weeks! Words can't describe the happiness we see in all our new families and this was no different. Both her mom and dad were glowwwwwing in a way only new parents could. With each pose we did, they were laughing and smiling with excitement for the finished product. 

Newborn sessions are a fun kind of challenge. You really never know what you are going to get. Stef and I were so lucky in with little Ariana because she slept THE WHOLE TIME! For people who know how newborn sessions go, this is extremely rare. I don't think we saw this little angels eyes once! She allowed us to pose her and wrap her ten times over and she Did. Not. Move. 

Click through the gallery to see how well she did!!! 

 

Mondays & Mason

How do you feel about Monday's??? 

I feel like so many people are hit with the Monday blues. Traffic picks back up, you're stuck in the office. Maybe forever watching a clock.  Everyone is back to the rat race, especially here in Northern Virginia. 

Now, you guys may think I'm crazy but MAN do I LOVE me some Mondays. Stefanie and I are usually working out bootys off on the weekend. Between being a mom to two boys, doubles waitressing at the Cheesecake Factory, weddings, sunrise sessions, consultations, cooking dinner, I feel like we hardly even realize the weekend is here before it's over! I wake up on Monday's while the whole world is getting back to it, and I get to sit back, relax and look at the beautiful images from weekends past. 

Speaking of which... 

We got to hang out with one of our most favorite families last week and see Mason one last time before he was **officially** THREE. Every time we see this little boy, he keeps us on our toes and probably grows another solid half inch. Not only that, but his vocabulary and speaking has grown immensely in the past 5 months, it really just reminds me children are incredible. Make sure you scroll to the last pictures to see how little Mason was when we first got to meet him!!! 

Sam | Valentines Day Session

Cupid struck our hearts at this session!

We were so excited when Sam's mother emailed us as our first shoot of the year! I mean come on, look at how adorable this little man is!!!! Seriously, his cheeks, big eyes and beautiful attitude. Let me tell you, this little boy is ALWAYS happy, even when we dress him in 3 different outfits every time we see him. 

Our session started finding the perfect place to photograph Sam in the comfort of his own house. We are so lucky his mom is a prop QUEEN. She is filled with so many ideas and we live for it.! Don't grow up too quick Sam! We can't wait to see you next time!