Portraits that spark confidence.
An experience that lets you be you.

Portraits that spark confidence.
An experience that lets you be you.

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

Lara Grauer is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), specializing in headshots, business portraits, children & family photos, and pet portrait photography. She’s been proudly serving the Seattle area since 2008, and she can’t wait to give you the quality art and service you deserve. Contact Lara today!

206-724-2177 • [email protected]

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Photos that get you hired and make you more money.

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Children & Family

Portraits that honor your love and build your legacy.

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Pet Portraits

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

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Art for your home

Let us take care of the details so you don't have to.

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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

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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-consultation

Give us a call to explore ideas and schedule your consultation and photo session. Lara will come to your home to start planning and look through your closet to jump-start your outfit selection.

2. Have a blast at your full-service photo session

Just get yourself to your appointment, and our hair & makeup artist will be there to pamper you and get you camera ready. Lara will show you all of her tricks for smiling and posing just right. We’ll make sure you look and feel fabulous.

3. Select and share your portraits

Get ready to love what you see! This is where we choose your favorites and finalize your order. Whether you’re hanging portraits on your walls, or posting photos on your social media profiles, everyone will admire your new pictures!

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Meet Lara

Seattle Photographer – Lara Grauer

Choosing a photographer can be challenging. Lara Grauer has been a Seattle professional photographer for over 22 years. She’s really good at what she does. She will take the best photos you’ve ever seen of yourself – guaranteed. Lara is a Certified Professional Photographer and member of the PPA Professional Photographers of America, as well as the Professional Photographers of Washington. She has photographed countless portraits and headshots for professionals of all stripes including actors, attorneys, executives, social media, and dating profiles. Lara mostly shoots out of her newly-remodeled studio on the North side of Seattle and also on location by request throughout the Puget Sound and beyond. Lara is committed to giving you photos that you love for both the look as well as the memories that they hold.

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Professional Branding, Personal Branding, Pro Photography Tips, Speaker

Lara works closely with her clients to understand 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 has uncovered key aspects to visual branding and storytelling that can help you spread your message and make a bigger impact.

Education is the key that can unlock the world. Lara uses her expertise to help people express themselves in the world through her sessions, but also through workshops and speaking opportunities. Lara regularly gives presentations about topics such as professional photography tips, personal branding and headshot photography throughout the Seattle area. If you’re looking for someone to speak to your group, get in touch today!

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Why Do Portraits Matter?

I’ve been thinking of my clients, friends, and others in my network over the past 6 weeks, and wishing you love and good health. I know everyone is experiencing their own unique storm under the clouds of COVID-19. My storm has required me to retreat and take cover for a while. During this time of…

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Environmental vs Studio Portraits by Pro Seattle Photographer

For the skilled Seattle photographer, the old debate between left- and right-brained expression play a few cards on this table. Let’s get one thing straight: Expressive and creative-minded portraiture doesn’t equate with a lack of professionalism. We don’t live in cubicles; a sterile backdrop with flickering, buzzing fluorescent tube lights doesn’t literally follow us home.…

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Seattle $99 Portrait Special “Love is in the Air” – Now through Valentine’s Day!

Do you want to look and feel incredible? Seattle portrait photographer Lara Grauer offers a special just in time for Valentine’s Day! For just $99, you’ll get an in-studio portrait session complete with hair & makeup artistry, plus a Style and Concept Consultation to make sure everything is perfect for your very own Beauty Shoot.…

Let's Talk

As a leading professional Seattle photographer, I can promise that each photo shoot receives my very best. I’m available for regular bookings at my Lara Grauer portrait & pro headshot photography studio located on Seattle’s northside. Use the form below to email me with any questions you might have about your portrait and headshot photography session. I look forward to hearing from you!