How To Order Your Custom Pet Portrait

Which Of These Would You Prefer To Hang In Your Home?

Choosing Your Favorite Photos
  • High resolution base photos are required for the best possible results.

  • Best lighting for your photo is outdoor natural daylight away from direct sunlight or brightly lit indoors. Poor lighting will product an undesirable portrait.

  • Photos of  your pet taken at eye level work best. Looking away or at the camera are fine. 3/4 turn looks better than straight forward for full body portraits

  • For period portraits, close up photos with minimal distortion are preferred for best quality.

  • We cannot work with  blurry or out of focus photos.

  • Please be sure ears are in frame!

How The Portrait Process Works

STEP 1 - Choose Your Background

  • Start by choosing your portrait style or costume, as well as size.  If you need multiple pets included in this portrait please just contact us for suggestions and advice.

  • For full body portraits please be aware some backgrounds work best with certain poses that are posted.

STEP 2 - Send Us Your Chosen Photos

  • We will review the photos you send to make sure it will produce an amazing portrait.  If we feel these will not work well, we will contact you right away for any and all alternatives.  

  • Once we have agreed on a base image, we will invoice you. When payment is received, we will begin creating your once in a lifetime portrait.

  • When work has been completed we will present you with a proof to approve. Once approved, your order will be sent out for printing.

STEP 3 - Delivery

  • Your order of mounted artboard or canvas will take appx 2 weeks for printing. Once we received the finished portrait, we will ship it out within 48 hours by US postal system. We will provide you with a  tracking number.

Samples of Poor and Good Lighting | Resolution Photos

Although we can work with lower lit | resolution originals, the finished portrait will not be as clear and detailed as one with good resolution.

Portrait Policies
  • Extracting pet from original background is time consuming and tedious. Great care must be taken not to allow any halo of original surrounding colors to remain. This process also requires the majority of hair/fur to be removed and digitally redesigned. Fur or hair will be replaced as closely as possible.  Please remove collar or halter/bridle before photographing your pet unless you want it to be part of the finished portrait.

  • We are happy to accommodate special requests such as custom background scenes or other components whenever possible.

  • Price shown includes 1 pet - additional small pets are more than welcome for an additional fee.

  • Paint effect is much more evident on longer haired animals than on short hair.

  • We reserve the right to display finished portraits for advertising.

Premade Backgrounds and Head/Shoulder  (1 pet)

We can discuss your thoughts or needs for size once we mutually decide on any and all pet images that can and will be used.

Gallery Wrap Stretch Canvas

 11x14 - $ 145.00     |      16x20 - $165.00    |    20x24 - $215.00

Canvas Texture Mounted Print  (Artboard)

11x14 - $95.00    |    16x20 - $ 125.00

 
Custom Background Scenes From Photos You Provide

$25.00 per hour including edits - estimated at appx 2 - 3 hours for simple scenes - in addition to above portrait pricing

PLEASE NOTE:  Each monitor displays colors and light/dark differently, so your actual portrait may differ slightly from what you see here on your desktop computer or cell phone.

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