Photo Guidelines

Please follow the below pet photo guidelines to optimise the pet portrait vector art detail.

Best Photo Guidelines: 

  • Take the photo in a brightly lit area (natural sunlight is always best) with minimal shadows if possible.
  • You can take the photo head-on and close up at the pet’s eye level capturing its whole face and chest, with it looking at the camera.
  • Alternatively you can also take the photo from above or with your pet looking away from the camera as long as you do this with good lighting (natural daylight produces the best results). 
  • Use a high-quality camera or smartphone to help highlight your pet’s true colour if possible.


Less Than Optimal Photos:

Poor lighting (lack of natural light) and shadows minimising detail and true colours. Lighting is the critical component of a good quality photo. If your photo has been taken during a bright sunny day it almost always turns out brilliant. 


Although we will advise our customers if a photo is not optimal before our artists commence work on a pet portrait to ensure our high standard of pet portraits is maintained.

If you ever feel unsure about a photo please feel free to get in touch with our customer support team by emailing

Please be sure to attach the photo(s) in question.


Here are some examples of before and after photos that produced high quality artworks: 


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pet photo to pet portrait example