woman in blue jeans and wearing light gray jacket while sitting on white couch with her legs crossed and smiling.lara grauer photography logo

The best portrait of you, ever.

The best portrait of you, ever.

lara grauer photography logo

COVID-19 Notice

To help maintain maximum health and safety in our community, Seattle photographer Lara Grauer is following all local guidelines and recommendations to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Outdoor photography and on-location photoshoot sessions are available, as well as indoor studio sessions. Lara keeps the Seattle Lara Grauer Photography studio disinfected and ventilated for maximum safety.

You deserve to love your portraits and have fun making them!

Lara Grauer is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) specializing in professional headshot photography, business portraits, family portrait photography, children & family portraits, and pet portrait photography. Lara is a proud portrait photographer who has a large Seattle following that puts her as a leader among Seattle photographers. She has continued to provide exceptional Seattle area photography services since 2008, and she cannot wait to give you the quality art and service you deserve. Contact Lara today!

206-724-2177 • [email protected]

headshot of a woman with black curly hair and dark purple jacket

Headshot Photography

Headshot photos that get you hired and make you more money.

mother laying on a bear rug between her two boys.

Family Portraits

Children and family portraits that honor your love and build your legacy.

golden retriever perched on a chair.

Pet Portraits

Photos that showcase your pets’ true place in your heart.

black and white headshot of a woman smiling while posing.

Lara is great–excellent eye, great at putting me at ease, and she created an overall fun experience. And I love my photos!

Lara Grauer Photography client, Kelly Malone

woman in green shirt looking up and to her left while making a thinking gesture.

My Valentine’s gift to myself was a set of new headshots. I wanted to see if I could show off my serious and silly side and Lara nailed it!

Lara Grauer Photography client, Marcelle Allen


1. Schedule your pre-photoshoot consultation

Give Seattle photographer Lara Grauer a call at 206-724-2177 to explore ideas and schedule your consultation and photo session. Lara will meet with you to start planning your photo session and jump-start your outfit selection.

2. Have a blast at your fun and fearless photo session

Seattle photographer Lara Grauer will likely start your photoshoot session by having you and/or other participants meet with our hair & makeup artist to make sure you’re 100% camera-ready. Next, at the photo shoot, you can relax and be yourself. Lara will show you all of her tricks for posing, so you’re confident that you look your absolute best.

3. Select and share your portraits

Get ready to love your photos! Step 3 is where we choose your favorite photos and finalize your order. Whether you’re using the photos to up your marketing game or hanging portraits on your walls, everyone will admire your new pictures!

two woman prepping makeup with a family portrait hung on the wall behind them.
woman laughing in front of a white backdrop.

Meet Lara

Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer

Choosing a professional Seattle portrait photographer can be challenging. Seattle photographer Lara Grauer has over 25 years of experience as a professional Seattle portrait photographer specializing in family portraits, headshot photography, children and pet photography . Most importantly, Lara is regarded by many to be one of the best portrait photographers in Seattle and an outstanding professional Seattle photographer. Lara will take the best photos you’ve ever seen – guaranteed. Lara is a dedicated Certified Professional Photographer and member of both the PPA Professional Photographers of America, and the Professional Photographers of Washington. Lara has photographed countless family portraits, pet portraits and headshots for professionals of all stripes, including actors, attorneys, and executives. Lara’s client portraits can be seen displayed on social media websites and even dating profiles. Lara is based on the Northside of Seattle and works on location by request throughout the north Puget Sound area. Lara is committed to giving you photos that you love for both the look as well as the memories that they hold.

woman sitting on a white love seat with white backdrop and floor and a wall portrait leaning against wall.

Professional Branding, Personal Branding, Pro Photography Tips, Speaker

Lara works closely with her clients to understand their professional goals and determine how they want to be seen by their audience. She helps define both their professional and personal brand through photography, whether it’s to be used online or in print. Through this process, she’s uncovered key aspects of visual branding and storytelling photography that can help you spread your message and make a bigger impact. This process is a key component to building a strong career.

Education is the key that can unlock the world. Seattle photographer Lara Grauer draws on her over 25 years of professional photography expertise to help people express themselves in the world through her photoshoot sessions, workshops, and speaking opportunities. Lara regularly gives presentations about photography techniques, personal branding, headshot photography,  and building a successful business throughout Seattle’s Puget Sound area. If you’re looking for someone to speak to your group, get in touch with Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer today!

Fantasy image of woman walking out of an oversized old book, standing on a city street at night

Imaginative Portraits – Model of the Month

For this project, Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer was focused on imagination. The goal was to explore stories that went beyond the Seattle photography studio, and brought imagination to life. Brenda loves to read. She reads multiple books per week, and especially likes to read mystery novels. With that in mind, we decided to let Brenda…

Young lady holding daisies with flowers in her long dark hair wearing a shoulder less white dress.

Dramatic Portraits for the Model of the Month

Seattle photographer Lara Grauer is having a great time with the Model of the Month program! The possibilities are endless – who do you want to be? April’s Model of the Month was a beautiful young lady who has plans to pursue an acting career. She is ambitious, independent, and responsible – she will surely…

girl with buns in her hair laying on the floor wearing a purple gown and pink sneakers

Model of the Month – March 2021 by Lara Grauer Photography

Our Model of the Month program has been a huge success – and it’s still going strong! At Lara Grauer Photography, we are committed to making you look and feel your absolute best. We want to give you your best portrait ever – and that means pushing the boundaries so you can live out your…

Let's Talk

As one of Seattle’s leading professional photographers, I can promise that each photoshoot receives Lara’s very best. Lara is also available for regular bookings on location in the north Puget Sound area. Use the form below to email me with any questions you might have about your portrait or headshot photography session. I look forward to hearing from you!