* Photograph your subjects close up, individually, preferably facing right.
* Show entire head and shoulders.
* Position subject against a plain dark or light background such as a wall, curtain, or sheet of poster board. The background should contrast with the skin tone.
* Get on eye level with your subject. This may require the photographer to be seated while a child stands.
* Face should be completely relaxed with lips together NOT SMILING!
* Chin should be level
* Have subject turn head until your view is in perfect profile
* Place long hair behind shoulders so neck shows. In the cutting, very long hair will disappear over shoulders, unless up in a bun or ponytail.
* Please provide the ages of children or teens.
* When in doubt, send more than one shot
* If ordering only a single with no duplicates, let us know whether you have a preference on the direction it faces
Photos mailed will be returned upon request with artwork. Allow 2 weeks from receipt of photos to date of shipping.
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“We are thrilled with the silhouettes of our Joey. They are perfect –an heirloom I will cherish. Thank you. You captured him, including the tousled hair. Thank you again—you are quite a talented artist.” - DR, Lake Villa, IL
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