This is me: Blaire Elizabeth; mom, wife, friend, and photographer in Northern VA. I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Second Ave is a street in a small town called Medford where my grandfather lived. He was a photographer and had a dark-room in his basement which is where I first remember falling in love with all things photography. That is where the name Second Ave Photography comes from.
When not behind the lens, I enjoy spending time with a cup of coffee. I’m kidding! I also have a husband and two beautiful daughters who are a lot of fun, and we share our home with two rescue dogs and a rescue cat (and a fish, but he’s from Petsmart.) We also foster kittens for our local Humane Society. I can often be found working out and picking up fresh produce each week from our CSA. Giving back to the community through my photography and supporting other small businesses are what complete me as a #momboss. I enjoy baking from scratch and singing loudly in the car. I’m a certified scuba diver and total beach bum. I love color and all things glitter.
Second Ave Photography officially became an LLC in August 2014 and some of my work since then has been internationally published. Becoming a small business owner has been one of my lifelong dreams, and I couldn’t imagine a more supportive community to be a part of than that of Loudoun County. As a photographer, I am continually reinvesting into my business and education so that you will always get my very best. But don’t take me too seriously – I love to get out and run around. Kids often think they’re just playing with me, while they’re really giving me those beautiful natural expressions to capture. Parents often commend me for how “patient” I am…it is not easy to ruffle my feathers! My goal is to capture your family’s unique dynamic and the connections you share. I enjoy getting to know my clients and portraying them artistically and authentically through my photography. No forced smiles, no gritted teeth.