Seattle Family Photographer – Children

I’ll take the best darned photos of your kids and your family ever – guaranteed.
Book your session today – [email protected] | 206-724-2177

mother holding the hand of her young daughter in the outdoors.
young boy and girl wearing formalwear looking at eachother.
photo of a married couple touches their heads together and laughing.
portrait of three kid brothers in a log fort at the beach

My Family Portrait Session Process

The first step is to schedule a design consultation. We will discuss your ideas, look at places where you can show off your final piece, and make a plan for your family photos to be everything you want it to be. It’s all about establishing a vision. What colors should you wear? Should your clothes be casual? How will the art look in the room after it’s finished? How do you want to feel when you see it? Let’s figure out what story we’re telling, and how to communicate that in your family portrait.

Once we’ve answered these questions and come up with a design, we’ll move on to scheduling your photography session. Location and length of time will be based on what we decide in your consultation. While you wait for your session, we may exchange emails & phone calls about photography inspiration or clothing choices. No question is too silly – feel free to call me!

The session comes next – the day you’ve been waiting for! Since we’ll be fully prepared, you can arrive with confidence, and put your worries aside. Leave it to us to make our plans come to life. We’ll have a fun time working together, and making some amazing portraits that you’ll treasure for many years to come.

About two weeks after your session, we will meet for your viewing appointment. This is where you get to see your portraits and make your final selections. This appointment is always lots of fun! You get to experience how amazing your family is, and get ever closer to realizing the artistic vision we laid out during your consultation. Once your selections are made, I will retouch the portraits and prepare them for printing. In most cases, your prints will be ready to deliver about two weeks later.

Once your family portrait is hanging on your wall, the project is complete. But it doesn’t end there. Each day, you’ll walk by your custom portrait, and experience the awe and joy that your family brings you. As the years go by, this art work will become more and more meaningful. It represents your family at this precious moment in time – nothing will ever be quite the same again. The art on your wall allows you to relive that moment whenever you choose. That is a precious thing.

Packages And Pricing

Custom children and family portrait session pricing begins at $690. Fill out the form below or call for details and scheduling.

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 children and family photography session. I look forward to hearing from you!

Lara & Art: It’s not work if you’re doing what you love

Since we’ll be photographing your family, you might want to know a little bit about us. Professionally we’re Lara and Art but our friends know us as Art and La. We’ve been joined at the hip since high school. We’re proud parents of two kids, a dog, and a guinea pig. La loves photography and Art supports her in all her endeavors. We love what we do and we have a ton of fun doing it.

Lara Grauer

CPP Certified Professional Photographer

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Art Grauer

Photographer's Assistant

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