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  • Marli’s Senior Portraits

    I had a great time working with Marli. She’s family-focused for sure. She has 2 younger siblings who don’t live in the area, and she told me she would have them in her senior photos if they were close by. Her purpose for this shoot was to document this time in her life, and provide…

  • 41 And Fabulous - Self Portrait of Lara Grauer by Lara Grauer Photography

    41 and Fabulous

    This is me; 40+ and fabulous. Just like you, perhaps.   My milestone 40th birthday came and went last summer with a fun party and a few laughs. I knew the big day was coming so I felt prepared, which made it kind of no big deal. I still feel great, but I just turned…

  • Buddy at The 2016 Bow Wow Meow Luau by Lara Grauer Photography Seattle

    Bow Wow Meow Luau – 7/16 – Marymoor Park, Redmond WA

    This Sunday, July 16, we’ll be at the annual Pawsitive Alliance Bow Wow Meow Luau at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. Lara will be doing complimentary family photos of pets with their newly adopted people. The event is from 11am – 2pm. Hope to see you there! Here’s all the important info: Come over and say…

  • Dog Portrait From BarkHappy Easter Begg At Teku Tavern In Seattle By Lara Grauer Photography

    Dogs and Beer: Creative Dog Photography

    Art and I created some awesome pet portraits at BarkHappy Seattle’s dog event last weekend. This gathering was just before Easter, so it was aptly named the “BarkHappy Seattle Easter Begg Party.” When it first went on the calendar, we thought about doing photos with tulips, bunny ears, and pastel colors. Cliche? Yes. It’s also…

  • 3 tips for choosing a wedding photographer

    3 Tips For Choosing A Wedding Photographer

    Planning a wedding is a big project. It’s so big that some people’s full-time job is to manage it for you. So when you’re planning your big day, how can you make things a little easier? Let’s start with wedding photographers. Choosing one can be overwhelming – there are a lot of them. So, how…

  • On April 15th, we'll be at Teku Tavern in South Lake Union, WA, doing dog portraits at the BarkHappy Seattle Easter BEGG Party for Emerald City Pet Rescue.

    BarkHappy Seattle Easter BEGG Party for Emerald City Pet Rescue

    On Saturday April 15th, we’ll be at Teku Tavern in South Lake Union, WA, doing dog portraits at the BarkHappy Seattle Easter BEGG Party for Emerald City Pet Rescue. We’ve got this really clever idea to photograph dogs in front of the impressive beer coolers.  If your dog is a big beer fan, this is a really…

  • Family Photo Of Tapia Family Walking On Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, WA By Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer Photography

    How To Choose Family Picture Outfits

    You’ve got your family portrait session on the calendar, and now it’s time to get ready. The biggest question: how to choose your family picture outfits. What in the heck are you going to wear? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Colors Let’s start with colors: Where will you be hanging your pictures when they’re done?…

  • Lara Grauer Speaking On The "Four Things You Need To Know To Be Successful" Panel At Imaging USA 2017

    Imaging USA 2017

    If you follow along with my Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed that I was in San Antonio last week at Imaging USA. This is the annual photographic convention hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) – the largest and oldest professional association for photographers in the United States. I had a great time…

  • Outdoor Shoot At The Golf Club At Newcastle, WA With Lara Grauer Photography

    Baby Its Cold Outside!

    Back in December we did a senior photo session at The Golf Club at Newcastle, just outside of Seattle, WA. I love hitting the links just as much as the next person but boy was it cold out there, about 36 degrees, cloudy, with mist and occasional rain. This shot was a special client request, inspired…

  • Lara Grauer Standing On A Counter Setting Up A Product Shot At Lara Grauer Photography In Seattle, WA

    Setting Up The Shot

    Here’s an on-location behind the scenes photo of Lara standing on a counter-top, arranging items for a product shot. It was one of those moments that I just couldn’t pass up. Lara was standing on our client’s marble-topped kitchen island organizing roses, eggs, fancy napkins and assorted ingredients for an overhead top-down shot. The kitchen island…