Lara Photography Studio’s foundation lies in the biggest city of the world, New York City along with new roots in the Raleigh, NC area. A good camera just isn’t enough to stand out in this city. Passion for the art, and solid techniques and knowledge of post-processing are all keys to how Lara Photography Studio stands apart from many with a nice camera in this town. But the icing on the cake, so to speak, is the relationships we create from all our clients. They move far beyond a one day event. Our desire is not for them to be a one-day, one-event client, but hopefully that we may have the pleasure and blessing of seeing them throughout the journey of live beyond an engagement and wedding, into pregnancy and birth, to first graduations, to sweet 16’s, to proms and beyond. Our studio specializes in local & destination weddings & portraiture, our style is fresh, filled with enjoyable moments, and unobtrusive throughout events. Our target clients are individual and couples that understand that many can take a snapshot, but only few can truly capture a moment in time. With the passion and experience Lara Photography Studio has, that’s exactly what you’ll get…moments captured that you’ll be able to relive over and over. We offer wedding packages with an assortment of options that can be customized to your desires and needs. Feel free to ask us any questions. In person meeting and Q&A sessions are always recommend. We want to be more than just an email in your inbox. So try us out! We’d love to be part of your journey. We shoot both Digital & Film.



I found my love for photography by accident really, it was working on a friend’s debut album design that changed my course. There was need of photos for the cover art and so I took on the challenge of providing them not really knowing what I was doing. From there a spark ignited a desire to learn and get better. 5 years later, after learning, testing, doing small events and personal projects, and learning some more, the time was right.

A great photographer is more than just the expensive gear he can buy. It’s about the vision that is seen through the photographers eyes. This is what’s important to me. Yes gear makes everything easier, but if there is no vision, you can easily just have a very expensive snap shot. My passion for creating artwork for my clients is what allows me to consistently produce amazing photographs that will want to be seen over and over by my clients.


“Photographers have visual literacy. They “see” it.” -Thom Rouse

Weddings was the last genre of photography I delved into, I started with fashion and model photography, which I still do till this day and through the first 4-5 years tried a little of every genre to see what was out there. Then my first wedding came along, it was a long time friend and she loved my fashion work and wanted to bring a different feel to her wedding photos. So I said yes and prepared to shoot her wedding. All my previous experiences came into play that day…from modeling experience that allowed me to capture amazing portraits to food photography that allowed me to capture the appetizers and wedding cake, to the architectural experience that allows me to pay attention to each venue and space we entered and use it to frame and enhance the people within it.



Melissa has the ability to visualize an idea and bring it to life. Through event decor and photography she’s able to provide the same for her clients. It brings her great joy to help create and provide a perfect moment for our clients to have and remember for a lifetime.

Melissa has been in the event planning business for over 5 years. Her love for photography began when she needed detail photos of her work. She soon found herself enjoying being behind the lens and hasn’t stopped taking great photos




Priscilla has been in the cosmetic industry for over 10 years, with an appreciation for all things beauty–from natural and good-for-you picks to the more luxurious beauty finds found in niche markets. 
Her focus is on naturally-enhancing techniques, a method she keeps for even the more dramatic, smokey-eyed looks. This approach to beauty has afforded her the opportunity to help define and actualize various artists’ visions of beauty, including singer Stella Santana, as well as access to brands that focus on a youthful and fresh approach, such as Levi’s denim and Koh Gen Do. 
For more Q and A  or to book your session with Priscilla head over to her website.


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