I’m a mom, wife, friend, and photographer in Northern VA.
I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. "2nd Ave" is the street 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.
I accept only a limited number of bookings each month so you will have my full attention. Working with young children has always been one of my favorite things in life and I think they can tell.
Custom photography is a personal investment. If you're looking for someone with tons of experience working with kids, attention to detail, hand-editing the "old fashioned" way, a curated collection of premier products to display your photos as well as digital options (because after all, it is 2022), then we may be a great fit!
Me in a nutshell:
ENFP | 3w2
All things glitter + confetti
Proud pittie mama
Tiny kitten foster
Running (because I eat a lot of ice cream)
Certified Monarch Waystation "AdventuRING Monarchs"
"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."
- Maya Angelou
Professional Photographers of America
Canon Professional Services
Preferred photographer at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia
Awards and recognitions:
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
Shutterfly, 150 Best Gender Reveal Ideas