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School Photography Company in Northern Virginia

Second Ave Photography is an award-winning school photography company in Northern Virginia elevating the “picture day” experience for Northern Virginia’s top schools.

Your school and the students who attend are unique. Shouldn’t their photos be, too? Allow me to offer you a custom school photography experience in Northern Virginia. I specialize in working with schools that have 35 to 250 students, for a personal experience where I can get to know your families as they grow and take the time needed to capture more natural portraits.

Testimonial of parent experience with award-winning school photography company in Northern Virginia.

Makes a great fundraiser – 10% of net proceeds benefit your 501(c)(3). In 2022, I donated over $4000!

No obligation – parents are never obligated to purchase or participate.

Minimal classroom interruptions – I will provide you a schedule so your teachers can plan.

Timely delivery of all products.

Complete online ordering, no minimum order requirements.

Convenience – I prefer to communicate directly with parents.

Professional – experience offering school photography in Northern Virginia since 2016; quality imagery and products.

Offering a unique, luxury experience as an award-winning school photography company in Northern Virginia.

Are you a school administrator? Let’s connect so I can share more about what my local school photography company can do for your school in Northern Virginia.

Parents, if you love my work, please feel free to forward this page to your head of school!

My goal is to capture a photograph eliciting genuine emotion from children and accentuating each child’s individual personality – who they are – for timeless portraits that parents will love. I do not believe in forcing a smile; instead, I strive for authenticity and natural expressions. In order to do this, I take care to connect and remember special things about each student so they are more comfortable with me year after year.

As the sole photographer, I accept a limited number of schools per season, allowing me to provide your families artistic imagery and superior customer service with a personal approach.

I’ve structured my school photography work as a fundraiser for your school and a solid value add for your parents. In 2022 I donated over $4000 back to my schools or their preferred 501c3!

Testimonial of parent experience with award-winning school photography company in Northern Virginia.

FAQ

What ages do you photograph? I photograph students of all ages from 6 weeks through high school. But the bulk of my school photography work is preschool through elementary school.

Do you take class photos? Yes! I can either take a group photo outside or I can create a composite using individual portraits. I can also take sibling portraits as well as team photos and special graduate portraits, if desired.

How disruptive will this be to our schedule? I do my best to minimize classroom disruptions. I will provide a schedule to your teachers so they know when they need to be ready and when we’ll be done.

How do parents order? I use an intuitive online ordering software for viewing and ordering. Money is never exchanged through the school. Parents will be able to review all of their photos and print/product options as their schedules allow. There are no minimum order requirements or complicated “add-on only” policies. Families will be able to purchase their child’s school pictures to fit their needs. I offer discounted print packages and a la carte prints, digital files, and a curated selection of specialty products. Orders will be assembled and returned to the school to go home with students at no extra cost to parents. I can also ship orders directly to their homes.

How much will this cost us? There is no fee to your school. In fact, school photos make a wonderful fundraiser! In 2022, I donated over $4000 to local 501(c)(3) organizations from school sales alone. I also offer other incentives, such as complimentary yearbook photos and staff portraits.

What do we have to do? I will provide you with two detailed PDFs to email parents: the first describes picture day preparation; the second explains ordering procedures and includes the direct link and gallery password when photos are ready. I prefer to handle any questions from parents and families about ordering and products. 

What areas do you serve? School photography is available in Northern Virginia for schools with 35-250+ students in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, the city of Alexandria, and Arlington.

Email me for a link to my brochure so I can answer all of your questions about working with a local school photography company!

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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.

 

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