Lorraine Marie

Lorraine Marie

Photographer

Welcome to my photography blog!

I love to share the latest images from my sessions with clients-turned-friends. Every time I step behind the camera, I do my best to create images that are natural, authentic and compelling.

I once heard it said that our achievements grow according to the size of our dreams, and to the degree we are aware of our destiny. I like that…a lot. Ten years ago, I began this journey, never dreaming that this love for photography would grow into my livelihood—and that it would grow to include Gabriel, my husband, business partner and best friend. Awesome! Our boutique home portrait studio specializes in creating portraits that bring out the best in each person we photograph.

I do not just consider myself a photographer, but a friend—one who is here to create motivation and opportunity for you to express your life to the fullest with those you love, moments experienced to remember and celebrate.

Life tells every story…once. Enjoy the stories featured here. I hope yours will be next!

~ Lorraine Marie Varela, Certified Professional Photographer
    Seattle, Washington USA

Latest Session Favorites…

India – Senior Pictures in Redmond, Washington

India and I first met when I became her teacher for her high school digital photography class.  I was so glad when she came to me for her own senior pictures.  We waited until the conditions were just perfect, and then hit the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center where she volunteers her time, so that she could have some photos taken with a very special horse. I love to incorporate parts of life that are meaningful into the senior portrait experience, so if you have a horse or a dog, a car or an instrument, a favorite spot or something that shouts you, let me know and we’ll let the creativity flow. I am so glad that Spring is here, and am looking forward to meeting a whole new group of seniors to photograph.  If you are looking forward to your senior pictures and are in the Seattle area, drop me a note through our contact form or give me a call at 206-930-1333, and I’ll give you all the info you need.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website.  I look forward to hearing from... read more

Anika – Glacier Peak High School Senior Pictures

Anika and I first met in the winter of her junior year, when she signed up for our Senior Spokesmodel Program to earn cash and products from her senior session, by representing Lorraine Marie Photography at her school and in her community.  So I already knew that after her free model session with me, we were going to have a great time with her senior pictures in the summer.  And I wasn’t disappointed! Anika chose the Bothell Landing Park as the location for her senior session.  Even with the renovations still underway, it was the perfect spot for her, as it gave us a setting to capture Anika’s senior portraits with natural images that were authentic to her, fun, and even compelling – my favorite photos to take.   There is a beauty Anika carries that the camera just loves – beauty that is real, because it starts from within.  Really.  You can see for yourself in our favorite images of her below. Even though we’re now well into fall dates, our senior season continues to be busy as we find ourselves out in the brisk fall air, photographing seniors throughout the Seattle region.  If you’d like a fall portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from... read more

Ashlee – Woodinville High School Senior Pictures

Today’s blog post is a throw-back to the long summer days filled with sunshine, warmth and a super fun senior portrait session at Golden Gardens – always a favorite spot of mine, no matter the time of year.  Ashlee has such an infectious smile and carefree spirit, and I loved being able to capture the light that radiated from her.  I’m sure you can see what I mean when you look through some of the favorite images from her session. Even though we’re now well into fall dates, our senior season continues to be busy as we find ourselves out in the brisk fall air, photographing seniors throughout the Seattle region.  If you’d like a fall portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from... read more

Melinda – Seattle Senior Pictures

It was fun for me to photograph Melinda for her senior pictures for a variety of reasons.  For one, I’d already had the opportunity to photograph her older brother and sister for their senior pictures, so it seemed right that she had her turn at last.  For another, Melinda was my student in a digital photography class that I taught for high school students, so it was great to see her again.  And add to that Melinda had some great ideas on how she wanted to show her personality and interests as she incorporated themes into her senior photo shoot – I loved that she knew what she wanted.  Some of her favorite photos are show below…enjoy! Our senior portrait sessions are filling up quickly, and we are now booking  October dates.  If you’d like a fall portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from... read more

Olivia – The Bear Creek School Senior Pictures in Redmond, WA

This was my third opportunity to photograph Olivia – finally, we were able to do her senior portrait session.  Olivia is such a sweet person, and has a fabulous sense of style, that it makes my job so easy.   This time, Olivia decided on having her photo shoot at Heritage Park in Kirkland.I’m glad we fit in her senior pictures when we did, as just a few weeks later, Olivia and her family moved to London for her senior year.  Talk about the adventure of a lifetime!  I know that she will have a wonderful time there, and that each experience she has will be meaningful both now and in her future.  I would love to visit, so Olivia, if you’re reading this, I’ll let you know if we are able to make that happen! Our senior portrait sessions are filling up quickly, and we are now booking  October dates.  If you’d like a fall portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!... read more

Megan – Issaquah High School Senior Pictures

Summer has flown by, helped along by the beautiful weather we had in Seattle and the awesome seniors we were able to photograph for their senior photos.  Seniors like Megan, who contacted me back in June for an early summer photo shoot at Discovery Park.  Many times people think you need a fully sunny day for a great experience, but it’s often that the overcast skies provide the nicest, even lighting that make photos spectacular.  I love the variety of locations that Discovery Park provides, especially the scenic lighthouse and beachfront access. Our  sessions are filling up quickly, and we are now booking  October dates.  If you’d like a fall portrait session, now is the time to call us for an appointment!  You can ask for Lorraine when you call 206-930-1333, or  send us a note through our contact form or email here at Lorraine Marie Photography.  To see more of our senior portraits, just take a look through our gallery on our website. We look forward to hearing from... read more