Choosing and/or taking a photo:
When choosing a photo to use for your Pet Portrait, here is a guideline to follow.
Clearness - The chosen photo must be clear that viewing details such as shape and color, is not a difficult task. Photo must be easy for us to see eye color, fur color, and any unique marks on your pet, etc.
Brightness - Photo must be bright enough to show important detail such as colors. Please note that too much brightness may affect the color of the illustration. For example, if fur is gray, but if photo is too bright, we will see a lighter shade of gray.
Shadows - Photo must not be dark or show any shadows on face & neck due to it affecting the color of the final portrait. For example, if the photo has a shadow on half of your pet's face and/or body it will change the way the illustration is portrayed.
Filters - Avoid overly filtered photos to ensure we correctly capture your pet's coloring.
Positions - Make sure your pet is looking directly at the camera at eye level, facing forward. Other positions are acceptable, but your pet will be shown in that position in the final portrait.
Please note: Collars, leashes, bows, hats, and other cute outfits will be illustrated in your final portrait. In some cases we are able to remove collars, tags and leashes (you can make a note of that when checking out). Please be aware that portraits will be drawn in the same position as in the photo. For example, if head is tilted in photo, head will be portrayed in that exact way.
For Pets Who Have Passed
I understand the pain of losing a best friend, specifically a childhood friend. Finding a good photo of a pet that has passed, may be a difficult task and we understand! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions on whether a photo may be used for a portrait. Please attach photo with any questions you may have and I will do my best to assist.