Choosing a Photo
I will base your portrait off of a favorite photograph that you provide me with. You have the wonderful advantage of intimately knowing your pet and his or her personality. For me, it is a challenge to capture the personality of your pet without ever meeting them. This is where I need your help. When I create their portrait, I must rely on the photos you supply. Feel free to send me an array of your favorite pictures and as many that you feel represent their warm spirit! I will take a look and we can choose a photo that will result in the best finished work.
Consider your pet's pose. Are they looking straight at the camera? Is their face angled? Are they smiling? Neutral?
Pictures taken in natural lighting are best! If your pet is still with you, make sure your pet's features are visible. The better the picture to work from, the better product I can deliver.
PRO TIP: Does your pet have a favorite treat or toy? Use it to grab their attention while you snap some photos! Even better yet, have a friend or family member assist you.
Make sure I can see their eyes and features! I fully believe that eyes are the MOST critical part of a good portrait vs. an excellent portrait. Eyes are the window into your pet's soul. Capturing their eyes means that I can truly capture their life!