Award winning portrait photographer Carol Lara has risen to the top of her industry. Based in St. Louis, her portraits have won Best of Show in the show: Life in Motion at Manchester Arts, The Award of Excellence for the show: Driven to Abstraction at Soulard Art Gallery and Visitors Choice at The Old Orchard Art Gallery in Webster Groves. Her fine art portraits have also been sold all around the city to fine art collectors that appreciate her self-described style of “Grace and Grit”. A multi-passionate entrepreneur, she believes strongly that people should live their most creative life. She has been featured in St. Louis Magazine, Fox 2 in the morning, was nominated as Emerging Business of the Year at the Adelante Awards 2016, a featured speaker at “The Art of a Woman” at the International Photography Hall of Fame in 2017, featured in En Contacto Magazine for her passion & ability to inspire and was a featured speaker for the STL Young Women’s Conference in March 2018.
Carol is always working on new ways to share her passions & collaborate with other like minded individuals to create one of a kind photo shoots for people who want to transform themselves into works of art. She believes strongly that all women are beautiful and deserve to be seen and immortalized through photography no matter what society's standards are at the moment.
Her clients describe it best, saying her work leaves them feeling "speechless, yet liberated".