Portfolio portrait of girl in pink seen on Lara Grauer Photography website

Capture Your Seattle Senior Year: 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Photographer

Summer vacation has just begun—with the wonderful Seattle weather, gorgeous landscapes available to see in every direction. But with graduation on the horizon, you might be wondering: should you go with a professional photographer, or take the DIY route? Here are five compelling reasons why investing in professional senior portraits is a decision you won’t regret.

1. Professional polish for your photos.

Sure, a quick snapshot with a friend’s camera might capture a candid moment. But a professional photographer possesses a deep understanding of posing, guiding you to flattering positions that showcase your personality and confidence.

We are also experts in lighting you just right. Whether it’s utilizing Seattle’s breathtaking natural light or creating a specific mood in the studio, we ensure your photos are beautifully lit, eliminating harsh shadows and unflattering angles. This expertise translates to portraits that are polished, timeless, and truly represent you at your best.

2. A fun and collaborative experience.

Senior portrait sessions with an experienced professional photographer are far from stiff and posed affairs. We love to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere, where you feel comfortable expressing yourself. Leading up to the session, we’ll take time to understand your vision and collaborate with you to create portraits that reflect your unique personality and interests.

3. Tell your unique story.

A professional photographer is not just a picture-taker, we’re storytellers looking to capture and tell your story. We possess a unique artistic vision that goes beyond simply capturing your likeness. We can transform an ordinary location into a captivating backdrop, finding creative angles and compositions that make your portraits stand out.

We’ll work with you to incorporate your interests and passions into the shoot, whether it’s showcasing your love for music by incorporating your instrument or capturing your athletic spirit on the field. Your personality and passions are an integral part of your story. We can weave them into the fabric of your portraits.

Woman in green skirt, green top, posing against a mint green background

4. Memories that last a lifetime.

Imagine looking back at your senior portraits years from now, the details still crisp, the colors vibrant, and the emotions raw. Professional photographs capture a time capsule of your personality, interests, and the essence of your senior year. That’s why we make sure your portraits are edited to the highest standards, and all prints, frames, and albums are made with museum-grade materials. Your memories deserve nothing but the best.

5. A seamless and stress-free experience.

Planning for graduation can be a whirlwind. Take one thing off your to-do list and leave the stress of capturing senior portraits to us. We’ll handle everything from scheduling to wardrobe suggestions and posing guidance. You simply show up, ready to have fun and create lasting memories.

Investing in professional senior portraits with us is an investment in preserving a significant milestone in your life’s journey. We will ensure you have stunning portraits that reflect your unique journey and will be treasured for years to come.

NEW for July 2024—complete your senior portrait session by September and receive up to $490 credit towards your session and any portrait prints. Contact us today so we can get you in before sessions fill up.