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beautiful you

you are stunning!

my goal is for you to walk away from your photo session smiling and having had a fun and memorable experience. i will instruct you every step of the way. from planning location to wardrobe styling, i will do everything possible to make your experience as stress free and fabulous as it can be and exactly how you envisioned it.

about me

hello there!

hi. i’m larae.

i have been a portrait photographer for 9 years. before that, i worked in accounting which is ridiculous because math gives me a headache. my son is the reason I breathe. i love live music, beautiful light, chocolate peanut-butter protein shakes, jeans, converse, and good smelling things. i believe in high thread-count sheets, classic rock, and naps. i stay up too late and work too hard. i am usually covered in ant bites and cactus thorns and i have broken my elbow trying to get that perfect shot. i can’t stand being too hot or too cold, i wear pajamas pretty much all day, and i detest washing my crazy hair because it’s such an ordeal. if i could sing, i would definitely be a rock star. i can find beauty in anyone or any place, but have difficulty finding it in myself.

my business consumes me a bit too much. i always do what i say i will…..even if it kills me.

i adore capturing emotion.


channel your inner model

your senior year is one of the most awesome times of your life. i love everything about photographing seniors. what i love most is creating something special to show what makes you YOU!

want to see more? click below to get up close and personal with some of the best looking seniors in the world!


no one's family is quite like yours

a family session with me is fun. you will laugh, play games, hug and snuggle. before you know it, we will be done and you will be surprised at how great the results are….no matter what kind of family you have, a family portrait session is something you will never regret.

want to see more? click on the photos below to view some heart warming family love!


love is all you need

a couple’s session can be a lot of things. whether you’re announcing your engagement, your new baby, or just celebrating your relationship one thing is for sure. you will walk away reconnected and feeling like you just went on a really fun date!

Want to see more? Click below for a hefty dose of swoon-worthy romance!

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I can’t wait to meet you.

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client love

kind words from my past clients

love notes

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“the photos I have in my home are ALL from larae russell photography. larae can make you feel more beautiful through her photos. I have had 6 sessions with her and they were all awesome!”

—Hannah Godfrey

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“I love larae russell photography! she always does such amazing work. her photos are our lifetime of memories. she captures everything i want to remember in my family, even the moodiness of our children. all of our sessions have been amazing and so comfortable. larae’s turnaround time is super fast which is great because i can never wait to see the finished product. i always recommend her to all my friends and family.”

—Kayla Weathers

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“we didn’t know taking family pictures could be so relaxed and even FUN!! We ordered a giant canvas for above our fireplace and it looks amazing! we will definitely be booking future sessions with larae russell photography.”

—Becky Martinez