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  • 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…

  • 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…