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The Process




THE PROCESS

Connie Mintz Portrait Art specializes in Newborn, Children, and Family Portraiture. We capture the unique and beautiful relationships of your family, either on location in the magnificent Pacific NW, or a location involving travel or in the studio.

We take careful and deliberate steps when planning and designing a portrait session. Our goal is to ensure that the beautiful portrait you display on your wall has an unforgettable impact.

Your portrait Session will consist of three appointments:

1. Consultation/Design Appointment

Whether you are a new client or a long-time client, a design appointment is very important. This is where the planning and fun begins. The design appointment is to plan in advance all that is involved for your beautiful portraits. You can visit our studio, we can go to your home, meet at a coffee shop, or for long distance clients, we can set up a video conference call. We believe in learning about you, your family, your tastes and styles, and home decor. Clothing and pricing options will also be discussed at this point. You will view our work and discuss possible locations. During this appointment, we will choose a convenient day and time for your portrait session.

2. The Session 

With the information and planning from the design consultation, we specifically choose the location, time of day, type of lens, lighting, and posing. We also offer Creative Studio Portraits in Color Classics or Black and White and studio sessions specifically designed for Newborns and Baby Milestones.

3. View and Order

After your session, a "View & Order" appointment will be scheduled for you and your loved ones. This will take place during a a convenient time for you, approximately one week after your session. At this time, you will enjoy a slideshow of your images. Our studio uses special software which will allow us to show you exactly how your portrait will look on your wall. You will place your final order during this appointment. Please allow 4-8 weeks for completion once you place your order.

Portrait Guide 

(please contact us for newborn and milestone pricing).

Click on the guide to enlarge for information and pricing:




Retouching 

The quality of our work is extremely important to us, therefore we take extra care in this department to make sure everyone looks their absolute best. Our retoucher takes care of stray hairs, fine "lines of wisdom," tan lines, whitening of teeth, and a little "nip/tuck" upon request. (Included at no additional charge).

Wall Portraits will receive Connie’s personal "Signature Retouching" which transforms a photo into a beautiful painterly style portrait.

In addition, you can transform your portrait by commissioning a painting. Each stroke is applied through various mixed art mediums and materials with the use of brushes and oil paints. Your extraordinary painting is a timeless art piece, luxuriously varnished on museum grade artist canvas.

Session Fee - $250.

The session fee covers the time, talent, retouching and a personal view and order appointments at our studio. Products are sold seperately. Please view our Portrait Guide for more details on pricing or contact us.

To find out how to receive a COMPLIMENTARY portrait session, please fill out the guest form or call: 360-606-7313