THE BEST PHOTO'S When selecting a photo for a portrait, look for a clear bright photo. Outdoor photo's do well. Blurry or cell phone type photo's have a lower pixel and are hard to blow up to work with sufficiently, so detail is limited. I will accept indoor cell phone pics (if not too bad) but there will be a $50 extra fee. Also if your photo doesn't show the true colors of your subject, this will cause the portrait to not be what you are expecting. If the colors are off, PLEASE add a note to the bottom of the forms letting me know. And send multiple photos for me to compare to. I want your portrait to be all that it can be. With your help on selecting a photo it will be a crucial step, so please consider all of your options. You may send multiple photos (via computer please, not from a cell phone) to see which would work the best. Thank you for making your portrait all that it can be for a lifetime of wonderful memories. If for some reason I don't think your photo will work well, I will email you asking for others. To cut down on back and forth asking you, feel free to send several.
I would like to say, I am able to make subtle changes and I expect those small changes to the portrait (so that it looks like your pet or whatever we are painting) once I get close to the finished product. So please decide what you would like before ordering. If you are not sure, feel free to email me and let's talk it over and get some ideas. Once portrait is painted and you selected say, a certain color of background or alike and decide on a different color, you may incur more charges for the extra time to change it. I can do subtle changes to the subject or objects but I cannot move an object (for example a toy) once it has been placed and painted in portrait. More time would be involved. I want you to be happy with your portrait for many years but I also cannot spend a week of work on it for $75 or whatever that cost may be for your choice of portrait. Please understand my time is valuable as well and so in cases like this, I will have to add a cost for changes made. Thank you for this understanding.