Second Ave Photography LLC » Internationally published Northern Virginia photographer specializing in natural newborn, children + family, and breastfeeding portraits.

Blaire is an internationally published family and child photographer in Northern Virginia, bringing on the smiles in a fun and natural way that kids (and parents!) enjoy.

One of the questions I am asked the most is, “How should I prepare my child(ren) for our session? S/he doesn’t like having their picture taken.” The truth is most kids don’t like to pose for pictures – and that is what I love about photographing children! My best advice is to not try and prepare them. You know your child best, but not all children are going to have fun if they sense a lot of pressure! I like to engage kids by getting them to talk to me about something funny or play a game with me – so if there is something you know your child loves, please let me know before our session. For older babies and younger children, please bring a favorite toy or have a favorite song on your phone ready to play. It’s also totally OK to use little bribes for kids, but remember that stickers will likely end up on their skin/clothes (and in the pictures!) and the same for candies that melt. Instead, I’ll encourage you to play with your kids so we can capture those beautiful natural smiles and giggles that everyone loves!

All of my clients receive a copy of my exclusive What To Wear guide, and I can also provide you a list of fabulous hair and makeup artists. My goal is to help you look and feel your very best so you are comfortable and able to enjoy yourself during our photo session.

Ready to get your session scheduled? Please email me to receive a copy of my Welcome Guide, which has everything you need to know about what to expect before, during, and after our session.

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I can’t wait to hear your ideas and plan your next photo shoot! I have photographer permits for Morven Park in Leesburg and all Fairfax County parks.

Know someone looking for a child photographer in Northern Virginia (or anywhere in the Washington DC metro area)? I always appreciate referrals <3