BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
If you’ve never had professional custom portraits taken, GET READY TO BE SPOILED!
We begin with the end result in mind. Before we shoot any images, we need a plan for how they will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and shooting for that plan results in a session that is picture-perfect. The entire portrait process takes place in several different meetings with us:
THE PORTRAIT PROCESS
- YOUR PRE-CONSULTATION
- YOUR SESSION (SHOOT)
- YOUR ORDERING APPOINTMENT
- YOUR DELIVERY
- YOUR LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE
HOW WILL YOU DISPLAY YOUR PORTRAITS?
These answers help us design a plan for your session, photograph according to your needs and wishes and present you with results you will adore forever. Here’s how the Portrait Process works.
THE PRE-SESSION CONSULTATION
Time to get to know one another. Great portraits begin with a great relationship. Tell us about your home and your vision and we’ll combine our creativity to make it stunning. At the Pre-Session Consultation we discuss specific needs and desires of your family; plan final result we are shooting for and how we will achieve it. Planning the photo shoot will include choosing a location, discussing wardrobe, previewing design layouts and setting the exact date and time for your portrait session. We will discuss how and where you intend to display your portraits. Getting to know you and your style will allow us to better cater your session towards your final artwork. It is during this time that we begin to understand and plan for the personal touches that will make your wall portraits individualized to suit your family. The pre-consultation will answer ALL your questions.
THE PORTRAIT SESSION
Portrait Shoots can be a little stressful. You may worry: Will the kids behave? What will we wear? And then convincing dad! …Past experience may give cause for concern. But, with Gallery Portraiture you can relax and enjoy. Remember our pre-session consultation? We’ve developed our plan, envisioned our goals. We are masters of organized chaos and welcome crazy kids. As a busy mom who has worked with kids for over 20 years, Tracy has more than a few tricks. Allowing children to be themselves and have FUN will allow us to capture the true emotions; that person that you love. Proper planning, a solid goal and knowing exactly what will happen, you’ll feel confident with your clothing and dad will marvel at how “easy” it really was.
Let’s go outside! Sessions at one of KC’s iconic spots make for some stunning and wonderful images, especially if the location is special to you. So consider carefully where you’d like to have your portraits taken, or we can recommend a setting for you. Our goal is portrait experience that will delight.
THE ORDERING APPOINTMENT
The creative process continues with a private viewing of your images. This is when you will finalize your portrait order, be sure ALL of the decision makers are there. You will be presented with a professional slideshow of the best images. Together we will choose your favorites and must haves. Most importantly, you will be shown design ideas that represent your desires expressed during the preliminary consultation: the actual sizes and combine images together for a stunning album or wall gallery. Custom pieces are designed, framed, constructed and produced with each little detail. A few weeks later, your order will be completed and ready for pick-up or installation. We are happy to deliver and install your uniquely designed wall art, to ensure its safe arrival and to see the joy on your face when you see it hanging on your walls.
Because these are your children, your treasures the ones whose smile makes all your troubles fade away.
Now that you have the details, let the spoiling begin.
A LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE
As your children grow, change and reach those magical milestones it will be time to update your portraits. So from the beginning, we plan, knowing that more may follow. And we design for that! The next time you work with us, we’ll create art that harmonizes with previous portraits. As the clock keeps turning your home will warm your heart and tell the story of your life.