The world of custom pet portraits has expanded greatly in recent years. Many people now choose to take their pets with them as they travel, visit family and friends, or just for a “hi to hi” encounter. The goal of this portrait is not simply to take a picture, place it on a coffee table or refrigerator, and let the world know that your precious companion is with you. It’s about more than a simple photograph. It’s about bringing that bond between the pet and the owner far beyond the ordinary photo opportunity.
There are two common ways to go about custom pet portraits: either to take a picture and then to have the animal’s head placed on a stock image found in any number of places or to use a custom pet portraits service. The first method of photography, however, tends to leave a lot to be desired. Not only is it often difficult to find good lighting and a suitable background, but the results can be less than desirable as well.
This is because most stock photography companies have a very limited selection of photographs that they can use and which will give the desired effect. Most stock pictures also come with a limited time frame in which to use them and so the final result may not meet the expectations of the client.
The second method of taking a portrait using custom pet portrait services is to use a professional, independent photographer who works solely with pets. This means that he/she will take the portraits in a studio or private setting using advanced equipment and techniques. The client would then provide the photographer with a photo sample on which to base his/her decision.
These professional photographs are usually more high-quality than the ones you’ll find at your local grocery store, and they will also hold up much longer than stock photographs. They’re also usually more affordable than the former, as an independent photographer doesn’t have to pay as much to get himself or herself a studio to work in and maintain a dedicated staff for each photograph.
Custom pet portraits will also often include a thank you note from the photographer to complete the package. The note will usually be included within the finished photo package, but if not, the customer should be able to provide their contact information for the photographer to use to send out the thank you note. It is important to note that in some cases, including a thank you note with the pet photo may be optional, depending on the style of the pet portrait and the personality of the pet in question.
Finally, customers are advised to consider several factors before committing to anything with regards to custom pet portraits. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that the pet will most likely be seen by a few different people, so you should always make sure that the colors you have chosen for the portrait are ones that will complement each other.