A portrait is a wonderful way to immortalize your pet - one you are living with now, or one that has gone. Portraits are done from your photos (and they don't have to be great photos!) I will work from several poses if I need to, in order to get the feel of your pet's personality.
For pet portraits, send one or more photos (several images are preferable). Your pictures will be returned to you undamaged, (assuming that the post office doesn't harm them while getting to me). You may also send images by email, provided that the file size is not too large, and I know ahead of time that they are coming.
Don't worry that you don't have "the perfect pose". For example, you may have a great shot that is out of focus, and a well focussed shot that is a bad pose, etc. I will use a number of photos to create an image of your pet.
Portraits may be done in black ink only, sepia ink only, or full color. If there are variations in color in your photos (due to lighting differences or film processing), please indicate which image is closest to the actual coloration of your pet.
With pet portrait orders, please be sure to include your email address and a phone number in case I need to confirm something with you.
If you want your pet's name written on the portrait, please spell the name exactly as you wish it to appear.
Please allow up to 8 weeks for your portrait to be completed. Remember that your satisfaction is guaranteed on all portraits.
Cost for Custom Portraits: one design (usually head and shoulders) 5"x7", with acid-free 8"x10" matting, unframed =$125 one design 8"x10" with acid-free 11"x14" matting, unframed = $200 one design and one "shadow" insert image (often a younger version) frames to 11" x 14" =$200 two or more pets, or a more complicated scene - email to discuss details-usually between $150 and $250
Write for pricing information for special effects, multiple images of the same pet, and multiple portraits ordered at the same time.
Miniature portraits are an additional $20. when a full sized portrait has been ordered. Miniature portraits may be framed behind very thin glass, with a thin wood molding frame, or may be framed in a larger more elaborate frame without glass. Whichever suits the style and size of your portrait better, as well as suiting your individual tastes and preferences.