Receive a Legacy Family Portrait Session with Artwork for Your Home When You Make a Donation to Bridge the Gap!

A GIFT FOR YOU

Legacy Family Sessions for
YOUR Family Have Arrived!

Portraits that Showcase the
Love & Connection Your Family Shares

Thank You for Supporting
Bridge the Gap!

Please Accept Our Sincerest Appreciation with Your Donation to Bridge the Gap with a Gift from Mintz Portrait Studio.

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Private Portrait Experience at Mintz Portrait Studio In Downtown Vancouver, Washington.

You Will Receive Artwork For Your Home. It Will Remind You Everyday Of Your Family’s Love, and Your Family As Art Will Be Displayed On Your Walls Forever.

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Terms & Conditions

With Your Generous Donation,
We are gifting You a Fine Art Family Portrait

For Your Donation of $150 or More, Your Family Will Receive a
MATCHING Heirloom Family Portrait

I. Portrait
($5000 Value)

With Your Donation of
$2,000 or MORE,
Your Family Will Receive
One Fine Art Heirloom Portrait,
Sized Nearest In Value To Donation

III. Portrait
($2000 Value)

With Your Donation of
$1,000 to $1,999,
Your Family Will Receive
One 20”
Fine Art Portrait
in a Classic Finish

III. Portrait
($1000 Value)

With Your Donation of
$500 to $999,
Your Family Will Receive
One 14”
Fine Art Portrait
in a Classic Finish

IV. Portrait
($500 Value)

With Your Donation of
$150 to $499,
Your Family Will Receive
One 10”
Fine Art Portrait
in a Classic Finish

Included with Your
Fine Art Sessiont

N

Award Winning Portrait Artist

N

Professional Retouching

N

Custom Designed Wall Art Concepts

N

Unlimited Portrait Capture

N

Installation Suggestions

N

Your Choice of Museum Quality Wall Art

N

Pre-Session Design Consult

N

Premiere Ordering Session

N

Framing Suggestions

N

Planning Session By Phone

N

Installation of Wall Art Is Available

We respect your privacy – your information will not be sold, rented, leased or shared with anyone outside of Mintz Portrait Studio.

How You Can Donate:

  1. Click the button below to be directed to Bridge the Gap Donation Page.
  2. Make your donation and Bridge the Gap will send you a confirmation.
  3. Your gift certificate to Mintz Portrait Studio will be mailed to you.
  4. Register the gift certificate. Portrait session may be scheduled up to 6 months from date of donation.

Terms & Conditions

“A Family Portrait Is A Daily Reminder To Your Children Of How Much They Are Loved.”

– Connie Mintz

Your Family Deserves A
Mintz Portrait

Mintz Portrait Studio specializes in creating fine art portraits which capture your family’s love and natural connection in a timeless, yet contemporary fine art style.

Displayed throughout your home, these stunning contemporary, yet classic pieces of art will be tender reminders of what matters most, in a lasting visual legacy of love.

Inspired by the high standards of mid and early 20th century painters, Mintz Portrait Studio uses the ingredients of shadow, contrast, expression and mood to create a painterly look which is often admired in classic artists’ work such as Rembrandt.

Most importantly, applying these ingredients while making connections with our subjects, we aim to create family portraits rooted in this classical style that will undoubtedly withstand the test of time.

““Connie’s work is unique, vivid and beautiful. Our favorite part of our experience was to see our daughter blossom before our eyes. She grew in her beauty and in her confidence with Connie’s coaching throughout the entire session.”

– Mary O

You Are In Good Hands

Our Process For A Lasting Memory

Based on decades of experience, we pride ourselves in delivering extraordinary portraits and service to our customers. To do so, we have developed a 4 step process to guide our customer. You can find a short description of each step below.

STEP 1

PREPARE

Right from our initial phone call, you are in good hands. We will help you plan for your unique and exclusive family portraits. This includes getting to know what’s special about your family, tellingtell you about the archival wall portraits we offer, and guide you through the entire process from start to finish.

STEP 2

SMILE

Leave the work to us! When you arrive at Mintz Portrait Studio, we will guide you every step of the way. Just arrive with a smile and your loved ones, and our professional team will take care of the rest. We just want you to enjoy the fun time and experience with your family.

STEP 3

THE REVEAL

Your ordering appointment will take place after your session. We can schedule this time either as an in-studio meeting or as a virtual online appointment. With our special software, you will see how your portraits will look displayed on the walls of your home – in different sizes and framing! Our approach will help you choose and order with confidence.

STEP 4

ADMIRE

When your family’s artwork is finished and arrives at your home, you can admire the memories you’ve captured. Enjoy the experience of seeing your family in your home each day. Your portraits are exquisitely finished with no stress for you and designed to last for generations.

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Meet Connie Mintz, Your Portrait Artist

Who I Am And What I Will Do For You

Hi there! My photographic art and great communication skills are a natural blend of my life as a reading specialist in the public schools and a graphic designer.

During my 20+ rewarding years teaching and working with children and families, I maintained a graphic design business and – along the way – developed a love for photography.

When my business grew to the point where I couldn’t maintain both teaching and a photography business, I chose to open a portrait studio.

In 2014, I moved my operations into my new studio and turned my passion for photography, art and design into a central part of my life. Since then, I welcome families from all over the Pacific NW for an exclusive portrait experience.

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PHOTO SESSIONS

1000 +

HAPPY CLIENTS

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Awards

Don’t Just Take My Word For It…

See What Others Have Said About Their Experience!

“We had such an amazing experience here! Connie made us feel beautiful and special. Hands down, the best experience I have ever had taking family portraits. I can’t even convey the value of having these lasting memories. Connie was so much fun and we had so many laughs. I highly recommend Connie capturing photos of your family!”

– ELIZABETH R.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with not only the portraits but the kindness, positivity and all around good family feel we experienced whilst going through the whole process. Connie is such a good human being and I just really appreciate her soul! Her work certainly reflects who she is as a person and that means she is AMAZING! Thank you for everything you did for us and in capturing our family a moment in time!”

– BECKY O.

“We are in love with our family portrait! We had a wonderful studio experience and Connie was great working with our children. She worked her magic and captured a beautiful moment in time that looks perfect – everyone looking their absolute best. I definitely recommend Mintz Portrait Studio if you are searching for a family keepsake that you will cherish forever!”

– ALYSSA S.

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Still Not Sure Whether This Is For You?

Here Are Some Favorite Portraits
of Families Who’ve Come to Our Studio

Frequently Asked

Our Clients’ Burning Questions & All The Answers

1. Why should we do a family portrait?

The gift of portraiture is a window back in time. It is a daily reminder to your children and family of how much they are loved.

Your children are growing fast. You can feel time flying by, and you wish you could freeze time and hold onto this precious moment in your family’s life when you are all together. Don’t let the years slip by without artwork on the walls of your home that captures those fleeting qualities and expressions that define this time in your children’s lives. The gift of portraiture is a window back in time. It is a daily reminder to your children and family of how much they are loved.

No matter if your family is down the hall or across the globe, the only place a family is together forever is in a portrait. When your children have children of their own, they will want to have these portraits to remember their loved ones. These portraits will be an important part of their – and your – family legacy.

2. So why choose Mintz Portrait Studio?
Mintz Portrait Studio specializes in creating fine art portraits which capture your family’s love and natural connection in a timeless, yet contemporary fine art style. Displayed throughout your home, these stunning contemporary portraits, yet classic pieces of art will be tender reminders of what matters most, in a lasting visual legacy of love.

Inspired by the high standards of mid and early 20th century painters, we use the techniques of lighting and posing so often admired in classic artists such as Rembrandt. We aim to create family portraits rooted in this classical style that will undoubtedly withstand the test of time.

3. What should we wear?
During our initial call, we provide guidance to you and your family on what to wear. We encourage families to plan their attire for the greatest impact and for longevity. For this reason, we recommend classic clothing. Clothing trends can change, but a classic outfit endures the test of time.
4. What can I expect from our portrait session?
We put great emphasis on making your experience in our studio fun and enjoyable for the whole family. We take a personal approach; we don’t force smiles or make you feel rushed. With the magic of our approach to lighting, flattering posing, and artistry, you will finally have family portraits you will love, and be proud to share and display.

We care about our work and create each portrait with a true artist’s passion. Everything we offer for display is carefully chosen and crafted with life-long protection to enhance the beauty of your family portraits.

5.How long will our portrait session last?
Our photography sessions typically go for 90 minutes but we reserve two hours in the studio for your family’s custom portrait experience. This allows time for changes of outfits and combinations of individual and group portraits.
6. Is this really for free? What's the fine print?
YES! You YES! You will be gifted a family studio experience, which includes the photography session and a portrait with full artistry. The session and gift are free, and you are not obligated to purchase additional artwork, however most of our clients do fall in love with their portraits and choose to purchase additional poses.
7. How do I see my pictures?
We offer two ways to view your portraits. First, you can return to the studio on another day to view and order your portraits, or we offer a virtual selection and ordering appointment. Don’t worry! We offer a lot of assistance in choosing the very best portraits. We use special software that enables you to see how your portraits will look displayed on the walls of your home – complete with image, sizing, cropping, and framing!
8. What should we wear?
We help you every step of the way with clothing guides and preparation calls.

We encourage families to plan their attire for the greatest impact and for longevity. For this reason, we recommend classic clothing. Clothing trends can change, but a classic endures the test of time.

9. What are you known for?
By choosing Mintz Portrait Studio, you will be working with an award-winning portraitist. Connie and her associates have cultivated over a decade of experience in studio, commercial, landscape and fine art photography. This expertise will shine through in your artwork with exclusive and unique lighting, composition and posing you won’t find anywhere else.

Most of all, by knowing what is important to you, we can create art that captures your family’s story and your love for one another.

10. What else do we need to do to prepare for our portrait session?
We will schedule a call around a week prior to your appointment to go over the details of your session. We will discuss what you will be wearing and answer any questions you may have, as well as go over studio recommendations for a successful session.
11. Are we allowed to take cell phone pictures during the session?
Our studio is a no cell phone area zone. We want your full attention so you can be in the moment.
12. Where should I hang my artwork?
At the studio, you will see a variety of artwork options for you to choose from, including Contemporary Finished Portraits, Classic Framed French Cotton Canvases, and some amazing off the wall portraits options, including Heirloom Albums and Storybooks. We will assist you in choosing the right portrait for your home that fits both your style and the space.
13. I hate pictures of myself!
Don’t worry! We are experts at posing and lighting and offer cosmetic adjustments in our post-processing. Remember, your children will be reminded of how much love they love you when they see these portraits everyday.
14. Do you have weekend appointments?
Yes, we are currently scheduling family sessions on both weekdays and Saturdays and Sundays.
15. How will we know the right size for our portraits?
Using the latest technology, we are able to show you exactly what your portraits will look like on your walls! Plus, this will help us to plan and design your session. Do you have tall vertical walls or a niche? A unique style to your home? We take all this into consideration when styling and composing your session.
16. How long will it take to receive my artwork?
Due to the custom nature of the work we estimate 8-12 weeks, depending on the item.
17. How does the holding-fee work?
The fine art portrait and the session are free, but we do ask for a 100% fully refundable $300 holding fee to secure a spot in our busy schedule. We reserve two hours in the studio for your family and also bring in staff. The holding fee protects our time from no-shows. It will be returned to you at the time of your ordering appointment.

We understand that life happens and we are happy to accommodate you by rescheduling your appointments, but, we do have a 7 day cancellation policy (illness aside). If you cancel within 7 days, the booking fee is non-refundable and booking another appointment will require another booking deposit.

18. What can I expect for an investment?
Once you see your beautiful images, you will be able to choose the size and finish of each piece of wall art. Each heirloom piece is finished to last for generations.

Our gift prints start at $500, our wall art start at $1,000. All of our artwork is hand finished and rendered with full artistry.

19. How can I contact you?
Please call or text us at: (971) 266-1861

Email: [email protected]

20. What is your address?
Our studio is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver, Washington at 300 E 13th St Suite 103, in the Prestige Plaza Building.

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