Connie Mintz Photography » Vancouver and Portland Newborn and Family Photographer

What can I say about Hannah? She is adorable, smart, funny and talented! It took three days to tell Hannah’s story. We started her Washougal High School Senior Portrait Session in Vancouver, Washington. Hannah, her very talented mom, and I carefully planned the session. I am so thrilled that they chose Connie Mintz Photography!

On the first day, we started at the historical downtown Vancouver, WA building, House of Providence. Since Hannah is a ballet dancer with the Columbia Dance Studio, she wanted to incorporate dance into her session.

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I just love her tutu and the balloons. They work so well here with all the rich textures and colors.

After a quick change of clothes, we captured these stunning images as well!

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Hannah chose Fall colors to compliment the foliage and texture!

 

At the end of day one, I was intent on using this amazing window light for her Washougal High School class portrait. I wanted everyone to see Hannah’s beautiful eyes with nothing less than gorgeous light in them! Hannah wanted to incorporate a very special bracelet that was given to her by her grandmother.

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Hannah wearing a family heirloom bracelet.

 

We tried to catch the sunset in tall grass after the downtown shoot, but we were too late! We watched the weather and planned a sunset shoot in tall grass (this was on Hannah’s wish list!). Hannah’s mom has a gift arranging flowers. How adorable is this bouquet of sunflowers with the white dress and wheat colored grass at Salmon Creek? I knew exactly where to take Hannah for this is one of my favorite spots that I have greatly enjoyed as a landscape photographer (Link to Gallery)!

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girl wearing a white daisy wreathe in tall grass.

Hannah’s mom made all the flower and balloon arrangements, including this flower wreath.

 

We would be amiss not to include a studio session with Hannah dancing. She has been studying dance at Columbia Dance Studio  in Vancouver, Wa for many years!  We chose a dramatic lighting setup using “edge” lighting. Hannah came to my studio for this session.

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Hannah modeling ballet move in the studio. We chose dramatic edge lighting for this shoot!

 

On this same day, she brought her brother to the session, so we popped him in for a sister/brother shot as a Mother’s Day surprise photo for mom!

 

 

I enjoyed working with Hannah and her mom so much! I cannot wait to see what amazing things she does after high school and I wish her the best of luck at the University of Washington, where she will be entering as a Freshman, in the Fall!

Thank you for choosing me for your High School Senior Portraits!

Please contact me to inquire about scheduling your High School Senior Photos serving Vancouver, WA, Portland, OR and surrounding areas. Phone: 360-606-7313.

 

  • Jennifer cooper - I have wanted pics of my two boys for a long time. They are grown 23 and 16. I would love to see the affection and love they still have for each other capture in a picture. I love to see the way they talk and laugh together. Please let me know if you can work with me and what it might costReplyCancel

    • Connie Mintz - Hi Jennifer! I would love to work with you! Family portraits are my favorite as capturing the love and connection is really what it is all about. I’ll email you with information about family sessions.ReplyCancel

Vancouver Wa and Portland Or Newborn Photographer

This gorgeous newborn is Lyla, and she visited us at just 10 days new for her newborn photos.  She is so cute in this vintage setup in pink and cream. I just love the image of her in the basket with the bonnet. Lyla’s big brother got in on a couple of images and the family image is so cute. I love how Braxton’s dad put him on his shoulders.  Lyla did SO well for her first photo session! I absolutely loved working with this sweet family, and are so thankful they chose us to photograph their new baby girl!!!brother kissing sister. Baby in basket with cute bonnet and shot with parents.

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Lyla in rustic bowl

You can find me on google by searching for Vancouver Wa Newborn Photography or you can go straight to my website by clicking here: www.conniemintzphotography.com If you would like more information please contact me on the phone at 360-606-7313 or use the Contact Us link:

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Portland Family Photographer – Blue Lake

A three generation family photo session at Blue Lake in Portland Oregon. The families chose emerald colors for their outfits and it looks so good. Click It Up a Notch has an excellent article of how to prepare for a photo session. I wrote an article about preparing for family sessions last Fall. My clients feedback was really positive about how much it has helped them. Here’s the link: Preparing For Family Photos.

I remember this day so clearly! It had been raining all day and we were so happy the sun came out just in time for family portraits! The light was changing every second and I had to keep evaluating the light to make sure the photos were exposed perfectly! As you can see, we have some beautiful family photos!

Family portraits portland Oregon- Brandon and Katie are enjoying a moment at Blue Lake located at the Portland metropolitan area. Katie contacted me in October to set up family portraits in portland. Their goal was to take family photos every year to document their growing family. I always try to capture a special image of just the parents.

Family portraits portland Oregon- Brandon and Katie are enjoying a moment at Blue Lake located at the Portland metropolitan area. Katie contacted me in October to set up family portraits in portland. Their goal was to take family photos every year to document their growing family. I always try to capture a special image of just the parents.

David and Emily capturing a special moment at Blue Lake.

David and Emily capturing a special moment at Blue Lake.

Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Family Photography

Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Family Photography

Sister and Brother Portraits at Blue Lake

Sister and Brother Portraits at Blue Lake

Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Family Photography

Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Family Photography

Family portraits portland Oregon- Emily, David and their two children are at Blue Lake located at the Portland metropolitan area. The family contacted me looking for family photos for their extended family. Their goal was to take family photos every year to document their growing family. It was super windy this day. we were working to get the attention of their younger son while getting everyone posed and looking good. We chose Blue Lake for it’s natural setting and beautiful trees. Professional lighting was used to create this image. We were literally between rain drops. I met with the family to discuss clothing and outfits. They chose jewel tone colors and it works so well in this image.

Family portraits portland Oregon- Emily, David and their two children are at Blue Lake located at the Portland metropolitan area. The family contacted me looking for family photos for their extended family. Their goal was to take family photos every year to document their growing family. It was super windy this day. we were working to get the attention of their younger son while getting everyone posed and looking good. We chose Blue Lake for it’s natural setting and beautiful trees. Professional lighting was used to create this image. We were literally between rain drops. I met with the family to discuss clothing and outfits. They chose jewel tone colors and it works so well in this image.

 

You can find me by searching the web for Family Photographer Vancouver WA and Family Photographer Portland, OR. Please visit my image galleries at WWW.CONNIEMINTZPHOTOGRAPHY.COM.

If you would like to schedule a newborn session, it’s best to contact me a few months in advance.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment use this Contact Form.

Three Generations Newborn Photography

Nicholas came into the studio for his newborn portraits with Mom, Dad and Grandpa and Grandma.  It was such a privilege to photograph three generations in this newborn photo session.  Grandpa and Grandma were so in love with Nicholas and it shows in the tender images.  The beautiful connection between baby and grandparents really shows.

We had so much fun with Nicholas.  We used a neutral pallet of grays and creams to show off his rosy skin and silky dark hair. Plus, we used a Christmas theme to show the time of year he was born.  His adorable cheeks were almost too much!  We wanted to try something new, so we put Nicholas in a wreath of greens and mom and dad were so happy with the images.  Truly stunning!!

Mom and Dad are so photogenic!  The photos really show their loving bond as  a new family. And how cute is the name Nicholas for a Christmas baby?

Grandparents and Newborns

Three generations were photographed in this session. Grandmother and Grandfather were so excited to be part of it. It was Christmas time and what an amazing gift!

You can find me by searching the web for Three Generations Newborn Photography or Newborn Photography in Vancouver WA or Portland, OR. Please visit my image galleries at WWW.CONNIEMINTZPHOTOGRAPHY.COM.

If you would like to schedule a newborn session, it’s best to contact me a few months in advance.

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment feel free to call me at 360-606-7313, or use this Contact Form
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  • Maria Martinez - How neat to not only have Nicholas and his parents at his newborn session, but his grandparents too! The green pine is beyond adorable for his set up!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - What an honour it must have been for grandma and grandpa to have professional newborn photos done with their new grand baby! I think you picked the perfect colours for him, but the photo of him in the green branches is striking. Wonderful newborn photography!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - Beautiful newborn session! And what great memories you captured with the generational portraits! So special!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - What a lovely idea! Three generations of beautiful family in one stunning newborn photography session. I love each image, but I absolutely adore the photo of Baby as the centerpiece of a lovely evergreen wreath. I just love the clean simplicity of all of these, focusing on family ties and joy-filled eyes. Lovely work.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - These newborn photos are so sweet! As always your photos reflect the pure innocence and beauty of this baby!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Storment - I love this three generation newborn session! What a great idea to include the grandparents on a newborn session since a new addition is a big deal for them too it mark their moment of becoming grandparents.ReplyCancel

Baby Bump Photography

Pregnancy is the most unique and intimate experience of a woman’s life. You have created life inside of you and will spend the next 9 months nurturing both of you.  It’s filled with tremendous highs and much emotion. It’s an incredible journey with the most amazing result at the end of the road! Baby bump photography is an amazing way to capture the essence of your relationship with your unborn child, highlight the beauty of pregnancy, and document the journey of creation.

That’s why it’s important to find a photographer that will make you feel comfortable yet confident during this photo session. Connie Mintz Photography would like to work with you! We would like to make you look and feel beautiful! We provide our services in Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; and the surrounding areas. We understand the needs of our pregnant clients. We strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment in all of our sessions so that everyone can feel fresh and relaxed. I believe that a pregnant body is nothing to be shy about; it’s one of nature’s most unique and beautiful creations and a joy to photograph. We even offer beautiful maternity dresses, skirts and props that we can incorporate into your photographs as well.

Elisabeth came into the studio for baby bump photos. she is the mother of two small children. It’s very exciting that they don’t know the sex of the baby. She told us how she has very little time for herself. She had never had professional portraits taken of her other two children or while she was pregnant. Since this most likely will be their last child, she decided to hire a professional photographer for baby bump portraits. And doesn’t she look radiant and gorgeous?

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This beautiful mother to be, came into the studio for Baby Bump Portraits. Already a mother of two little ones, she decided to have professional newborn portratis and maternity photos. She hadn’t done either with the first two and considering that this might be her last, she wanted to record the memory of her gorgeous baby bump! We used maternity gowns, dresses, high key photography and fans to create the images. So happy to make this awesome mom feel and look gorgeous!

You can find me by searching the web for Baby Bump Photography or Newborn Photographer in Vancouver WA. Please visit my image galleries at www.conniemintzphotography.com.

If you would like to schedule a baby bump session, it’s best to contact me a few months in advance.  That way we can work together to schedule a time, usually 28-34 weeks into your pregnancy. This is the perfect time because you should still be feeling good, you can use your cutest maternity outfits, and your bump will be beautifully round!

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment feel free to call me at 360-606-7313, or send me an email through my contact page.
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  • Megan - I’m so in love with these maternity portraits! Your lighting and coloring is just spot on! Also, how cool is your vancouver, wa studio!? Great work!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rittenberry - I love what you have done for Maternity sessions and giving it the cute name of Baby Bump Photography. You really hit the nail on the head with your description of how a woman’s life changes from thinking of herself to focusing on taking care of two while growing this little life inside of her. Elisabeth is absolutely glowing in her maternity session and looked great in every single outfit; I know she doesn’t regret one bit for choosing you as her Vancouver WA Maternity Photographer for her baby bump!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - You do such beautiful work!! This expecting Mama has the most perfect little baby bump! The top right images is my favorite! That white gown is stunning! It looks like it was make specifically for her! I am sure this Portland Mama is absolutely thrilled with the portraits that you have provided for her! It;s so important to document this special time in her life! Amazing job!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Woodworth - Connie, I had no idea you are on the West coast servicing Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, and Washington. You are so right, pregnancy is such a special time and it definitely deserves to be documented. This soon to be mom of 3 is absolutely radiant in these images you captured. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer horner - What beautiful maternity photos you’ve captured here, her baby bump is gorgeous and she’s glowing!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Anderson - She looks incredible for expecting her third baby and Connie Mintz photography is such a talented maternity photographer! It is great that she wanted to remember how beautiful she is while pregnant. I too only had professional maternity photos done with my third baby, but I knew that pregnancy was going to be my last one.ReplyCancel

  • Christine D - She looks incredible! And this is baby number three? Wow! I am sure Elizabeth is glad she opted to do maternity portraits, and I have no doubt she is thrilled that she chose Connie Mintz Photography to do it!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie Painter - Elisabeth looks absolutely stunning in her maternity photographs! I love the soft dreamy feel of these baby bump photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Maria - Elisabeth is glowing and a gorgeous mama to be! I cannot believe she has two little kiddos already! This was a lovely maternity session for her and she will always have them to look back on!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - Beautiful expecting mama – and I love that she made maternity portraits a priority for this last baby! She looks absolutely radiant!ReplyCancel

  • Jiyeon - Lovely baby bump photos! Vancouver WA is lucky to have you as a maternity and newborn photographer!ReplyCancel