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  • Headshot Photograph Of Astrid By Lara Grauer Photography Seattle

    Meet Astrid

    Astrid grew up in Germany. She met her husband Rob at art school in Atlanta, Georgia. She has since spent many years as an artist and graphic designer, and she recently became a U.S. Citizen. Astrid and Rob have called many places home. They’ve spent years at a time in Georgia, Germany, Rhode Island, and…

  • Making Spirits Bright

    ’Tis the season to be jolly AND get gifts that always thrill! This charity portrait event is the perfect opportunity to create family heirlooms to decorate your home, get your holiday cards done, and select gifts for your favorite family members. Call today at 206-724-2177 to schedule your session and let us help you plan…

  • Headshot Portrait Of Kristina Dillard, Seattle Cake Artist, By Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer Photography

    Lara Photographs Seattle Cake Artist Kristina Dillard

    Kristina Dillard is an artist to the core. She uses baking and dancing to express her creativity the most. Her cake baking company, Kiss me Cake, provides delicious and beautiful gluten-free cakes for her clients’ special occasions. Kristina is also a dancer, choreographer, and producer. She once created a beautiful sugar flower headpiece for a…

  • Headshot Of Lara Grauer Using Peter Hurley Headshot Method

    Lara Grauer Has Joined Peter Hurley’s Headshot Crew

    Peter Hurley is a well-known headshot photographer in New York City. He was a professional model & performer before he picked up a camera. He decided to work with actors in his photography career because there are a lot of them in New York, and they always need updated headshots so they can land the…

  • The Senior Landscape Architect - Headshot Photo By Seattle Professional Photographer Lara Grauer

    The Real Reason Why You Need A Good Headshot

    You’ve probably read the same things on dozens of different websites about how important headshots are for your personal brand and your business. I’m sure you’ve figured out by now that having a good set of headshots is crucial to “putting your best foot forward,” and that you’ll “never get a second chance to make…

  • Seattle Sunrise Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest Winner Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer

    Lara Wins First Place In Seattle Sunrise Toastmasters Speech Contest

    Last weekend, while most of you were sleeping, I was competing in my very first Toastmasters speech contest. I joined Seattle Sunrise Toastmasters in June because I’ve always loved to be in front of an audience. It’s been quite some time since I’ve had an opportunity to take the stage, and I wanted to get…

  • Nikki In The Sun By The Lake

    Our First Session In The New Studio

    I got to do my first full session in the studio a couple of weeks ago with the amazing Nikki Ono. Nikki came in to create some beautiful images with me, and she got to be the very first client to experience my new studio space. Nikki has so many talents and interests – it’s…

  • summer family beach photography panorama at richmond beach saltwater park, puget sound washington

    Summer Family Beach Photography

    Yesterday we were out at one of our favorite outdoor photoshoot locations, the Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, Washington. We finally got a break from the heat and the wildfire smoke and had a gorgeous day for some relaxed family photography out on the Puget Sound. The shot above is a panorama photo of…

  • We’ve Got A Studio

    You guys – I am so excited! I just finished setting up my very first real studio! I’ve been casually looking for space to rent in the area, but ultimately decided on using our garage. It’s amazing, and fabulous – everything I could have asked for – and I know it will only get better…

  • Marli's Senior Portrait Session Photo By Seattle Photographer Lara Grauer Photography

    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…