How It Works
All of our silhouette portraits are hand-drawn from your favorite photographs. Each portrait is carefully crafted to perfectly capture all of the little details of your loved one. From these beautiful portraits, we create heirloom pieces for you to treasure for years to come. All of the silhouettes we create are archived so you can easily use them again on future orders.
To get started, select the product that you would like customized. If you have ordered from us before, we archive all of the silhouettes we create so you can easily request to reuse a portrait from a previous order.
If this is your first time ordering a silhouette for a subject or if you want a new silhouette created for an individual, then you would need a new custom silhouette. Each new custom silhouette has a one-time fee of $10.00.
Submitting Your Photos
Once your order is complete, you will need to email your images so we can begin creating your custom silhouette. You can email your photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place your name and order number in the subject line. It is best to upload one great photo for each subject. However, if you aren’t sure which image would be best, feel free to send more than one. There are some photo tips listed below for capturing a perfect portrait for silhouettes.
Lighting + Posture
Place your subject in front of a well-lit area with a solid background, facing right or left. Only one side of the face should be shown and nothing should be cut off (i.e. top of the head, back of the head, etc.).
Images taken with your phone are great — just make sure you capture them in good lighting.
Typically, relaxed expressions with the chin up and mouth closed work best and capture features more realistically.
And remember to take the images at eye-level. A good rule-of-thumb is to imagine you are taking a picture of your subjects ear.
Long hair (below the shoulder) looks best pulled up. Ponytails and messy buns make for adorable silhouettes and allow you to see the definition of the neck.
If you need to leave the hair down, pull it behind the shoulder so you can still see the neck outline.
Make sure you’re happy with how the hair looks in the image you submit. If there are random flyaways that you’d rather not include, let us know ahead of time.
If you are having trouble getting little ones to stand still, have someone hold up a toy in front of them or take them near a window and ask them to look for squirrels, dogs, etc.
For babies, try capturing the image while they are sleeping.
If you are ordering silhouettes for more than one person, take individual images rather than grouping them all into the same photo.