Our Process

Begin with the end in mind

The VGP 3 Step Portrait Process


We being with the end in mind and start with a phone conversation (910-874-0058). If you’re going to invest in professional portraiture, then you want the end result to be something equally as professional. Our job is to help you do something meaningful and long lasting with the pixels so that they are cherished and enjoyed lifelong. 


Before your Portrait Session, we plan. How will you use the artworks we’ll create? How will they be displayed in your home? How will they be preserved for future generations?

You might prefer a luxurious custom-designed album that you will enjoy time and time again as you sit with your growing child, or aging parent, and relive the stage of your children’s lives that we captured and preserved with your session. You may have little wall space and prefer a table top display of interchangeable portraits that can change with the seasons.

You may have a wall space that needs some love and would be the perfect spot for a wall portrait that brightens the room and reminds you of why you wanted to start a family. Our 3 step Portrait Process is the road map that takes us from a love of beautiful portraits to a finished piece of art. We accept a limited number of clients per month so we can dedicate more time to this portrait process and provide you with an unmatched experience. 

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The VGP 3 Step Portrait Process


Portrait Session

Ordering session


First, we need a plan. You chose VGP because you know you are guaranteed to have an excellent client experience that produces gorgeous portraits. What will you do with them? In the Pre-Consultation we will take the time to get to know you better, design, and plan the perfect session for you. We’ll decide on the style and colors for the session, what you’ll wear, and what images are most important to you. We’ll talk about the product options and which would most meet your needs. Pre-Consultations can take place in-person or on the phone. Give us a call to get started today! 910-874-0058


Most Portrait Sessions take place in our thoughtfully designed studio in Elizabethtown, NC. We work with both controlled studio lighting, and natural light from a full wall of windows, to create any number of desired looks. Our props, accessories, and set designs are included with any session. We've thought of everything! Parents can relax, have a hot cup of coffee, and get dressed in our large changing room with full length mirrors. All of the comforts of home, like a changing table and bottle warmer, are handy for newborns. We even keep a toy chest to entertain toddlers. We make the session as stress free and unrushed as possible. 

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Surprise! The Viewing & Ordering Appointment is held immediately after your portrait session on the same day in our studio. This is the time when you will finalize your portrait order. This same day appointment means you’ll receive your order faster and you won’t have to plan to return to the studio a second time. Your images will be viewed on our 72” screen at true-to-scale wall portrait sizes. This makes it easy to decide if something is too big or too small. You’ll be guided, unrushed, every step of the way using your goals from the pre-consult. We’ll sort through the images and make final decisions on what will look best with your home décor. All of our product options will be on display for you to see and touch. (See Products HERE)


About 2-3 weeks later, your order will be delivered to your front door. If you need help with installation, we offer that service as well. Your heirloom album will be proudly displayed. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY. Single. DAY. This is the time to invite everyone over to admire the newest art work in your home featuring your beautiful family.

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