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This is me: Blaire Elizabeth.

I’m a mom, wife, friend, and photographer in Northern Virginia.

 

I grew up on Long Island, NY, just around the corner from 2nd Ave - the street where my grandpa lived. He was the OG family photographer, with a dark-room in his basement who taught me to shoot and develop film. That's where it all began: the spark that ignited my love for all things photography and where the name Second Ave Photography comes from.

 

Let's fast-forward to today. Working with young children is my jam! They can sense my genuine enthusiasm and I believe that makes all the difference. Bring me all your babies and toddlers and preschoolers - we're going to make some magic.

 

All of my photo sessions are a bespoke experience tailored to the unique family I am photographing. My dynamic nature allows me to effortlessly switch between heartwarming portraits and vibrant candids.

 

Family photography is an investment you'll never regret. So, if you're searching for a photographer who can work some serious magic with kids, strives to achieve the perfect blend of creativity and authenticity, hand-edits every image with thoughtful attention-to-detail, knows their way around both the old-school and modern photography worlds, and offers a curated collection of premier products as well as digital files, then we just may be the perfect fit!

 

Me in a nutshell:

Coffee

ENFP | 3w2

All things glitter + confetti

Proud pittie mama

Beach bum

Tiny kitten foster

Music

Certified Monarch Waystation

Loudoun 40 Under 40, class of 2023

My Top 3 Fave Products

FAVORITE QUOTE

"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."

- Madonna

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Awards and recognitions:

Loudoun 40 Under 40, 2023

Top 10%, Shoot & Share Photo Competition 2019

Expertise, 19 Best Maternity Photographers in Washington DC 2018

Finalist (Top 500), Shoot & Share Photo Competition 2018

Expertise, 19 Best Maternity Photographers in Washington DC 2017

Top 100 “Best of the Best” Shoot & Share Photo Competition 2017

Expertise, 20 Best Maternity Photographers in Washington DC 2016

Finalist (Top 500), Shoot & Share Photo Competition 2016

Birth Becomes Her, Breastfeeding Image Contest Finalist (http://www.birthbecomesher.com/breastfeeding-image-contest-2016/)

Nominated Best Local Family Photographer in Washington Family Magazine’s Best for Families survey 2016

Nominated for Loudoun Times Mirror’s “Best of Loudoun” Photographer 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

 

Features:

Shutterfly, 150 Best Gender Reveal Ideas

http://www.people.com/article/public-breastfeeding-awareness-project

http://themilkmeg.com/lactaboobiephobia/ (Documentary)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/28-stunning-photos-that-empower-moms-to-breastfeed-in-public_us_57a8aa8de4b021fd98795766

http://www.scarymommy.com/public-breastfeeding-awareness-project/

http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/breastfeeding-public-08162016-pbap-nursing/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/15-photos-that-celebrate-the-beauty-of-breastfeeding_us_57a3fafee4b056bad215190e?

http://theleakyboob.com/2016/04/ive-become-a-creepy-mom/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/06/public-breastfeeding-awareness-project-photos_n_5651252.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/candid-breastfeeding-photos-that-show_55d4b8b7e4b07addcb450179

http://espanol.babycenter.com/blog/mamas/36-fotos-que-muestran-la-realidad-de-amamantar-en-publico/

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/175601/moms_breastfeed_in_very_public/118398/grazing_at_the_grocery_store/3

http://www.redbookmag.com/life/mom-kids/news/a18503/breast-feeding-awareness-project/

http://www.iamnotthebabysitter.com/join-the-public-breastfeeding-awareness-project/

http://blogs.babycenter.com/mom_stories/remarkable-photos-08052014-breastfeeding-moms-who-look-like-you/#comments

http://www.thebump.com/a/real-moms-breastfeeding-babies-photos-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3206277/Mothers-world-hit-breastfeeding-critics-sharing-images-feeding-children-public-places-including-supermarket-CHURCH.html

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blaire@secondavephotography.com

Blaire is a premier Northern Virginia photographer serving: Great Falls; Fairfax; McLean; Arlington; Vienna; Clifton; Alexandria; Ashburn; Oakton; Chantilly; Round Hill; Hamilton; Aldie; Herndon; Haymarket; Manassas; Springfield; Bristow; Sterling; Broad Run; Purcellville; Reston; Gainesville; Burke; Leesburg; Falls Church; Warrenton; Lovettsville; Centreville; Dunn Loring; Waterford; Paeonian Springs; and Washington DC.

 

Specializing in lifestyle newborn, family, and maternity photography.