Pet Portrait Image Guidelines


The most important part of your order, that makes all the difference to the quality of the final pet portrait, is the quality of the photos that you send me. Here are a few tips and guidelines to make sure yours is just right:

  • Remember that I can only draw what I can see in the photo.

  • Take a photo or choose a favourite existing photo that is taken in daylight or in a brightly lit room.

  • Use a smartphone or high quality camera.

  • Ensure the whole face, neck and chest is visible and not in shadows.

  • Make sure that nothing is cropped off.

  • Make sure that the photo is a good representation of your pet's colouring.

  • It's best if the photo is taken at eye level, with your pet facing forward. Crouch down when taking the photo. 

  • The best poses are when your pet is either sitting or standing, not laying down.

  • In the photo your pet should look as you want them to look in the portrait.

  • If your pet is wearing a collar in the photo, let me know whether or not you'd like it included in your portrait.

If you still have questions try my FAQ or email me!