Our Christmas Advent Activity Calendar | Virginia Photographer

Last year many of my Instagram followers requested that I share my activity list this year so that's exactly what I'm doing.  

This will be our 5th year doing an activity advent calendar.  My husband and I LOVE Christmas and we had a few traditions we did every year with Ava, our then only child.  In 2011, I decided I wanted to make an advent calendar so that each day we could do something together.

I made our advent calendar out of a drawer organizer I found at Michaels.  It had little boxes which I covered with scrapbook paper and stickers.  The boxes have numbers on the outside and then after we open the box it is flipped over to reveal a little Christmas scene inside.  The first year I wrote down a few activities and then went to back to Michaels and bought little $1 crafts so we would either do an activity or a craft.  As the years have gone on and now having 2 kiddos I have had to change some things.  I try to keep some favorites and alternate in a few new things every year.  I now print the activities on little tickets and place the tickets in the little boxes.  There are so many fun advent calendar ideas out there so be creative and have fun. 

Ariel is ONE!!! | Maryland & Virginia Child Photographer

How is this little sweet pea one already...if you haven't followed along, here is a look back at Ariel's first year.

{Ariel's Newborn Session}

{Ariel's 6 Month Session}

We got blessed with an absolutely gorgeous fall day.  It was sunny, warm, and just perfect for an outdoor cake smash.  Can I just say what an honor it is to get to watch these sweet babes grow.  As a Mother I know just how precious each little moment is.  I love getting to be a part of these moments and seeing how each child's personality comes out more and more in every session.  Miss Ariel has been a music lover since day 1.  At every session if she started to grow tired of us we just played some music and she was ready to roll.

She also LOVES the camera....a little model in the making.

A Fall Family Session | Southern Maryland Photographer

Thank you Sherri for inviting me into your home to take family photos for your family.  You have a beautiful home and it's in such a beautiful location.  I hope you have many years of memories in your new home.

Fall Mini Sessions | Maryland & Virginia Family Photographer

This year I had the opportunity to offer minis at two separate locations.  The morning started off a bit windy and cold but my clients rocked their sessions anyways.  By the afternoon it was warm and sunny, which was a nice treat for November.  Thank you to all the families who came out this year.

Daniel and Brittany | Charles County Maryland Photographer

Brittany has been one of my long time clients.  I love getting the opportunity to watch her sweet girl grow.  I have been able to document her at different stages of her life and to me it's always a special opportunity.  I love watching these kids grow as if they were all my own.  They will always hold a special place in my heart.

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