1. Choose your favorite pet photoPick the cutest photo of your dog or cat for a pet portrait and submit it to our digital artists with your order. Check out our image guidelines for some helpful tips
  2. Customize & Make it your ownWe love getting to know your furry loved one! We'll print their name on the final artwork in our signature font, we offer multiple distinct background color options, and frame options (or frameless!).
  3. Look for Emails from us showing you the artwork. You can skip the queue and get digital versions to share!

Tips to help you can get a great photo from your smartphone or social media:

  • Please take a close up so we can see and enhance their details
  • Please try to get eye level for the best results.
  • The best poses are when your pet is either sitting or standing as when they are laying down, paws and legs may be around or under dog beds, blankets, etc.
  • Good lighting is critical. Outdoor daylight is always the best option!
  • Please try to have the photo be clear and not blurry
  • Finally.. Uncluttered is the best! We'd hate for something to obscure their beautiful face!

Custom Dog Portraits Image Guidelines

The most important part of your order, crucial to the quality of the final pet portrait, is the quality of the image you upload. Let's review the following tips and guidelines to make sure yours is just right:

  • Use a smartphone or high quality camera
  • Everyone appreciates good lighting—it can make a photo shine. Snap your pet pic outside during the day or in a well-lit room. Our artists use the exact photo you upload, so make sure your furry friend is basking in good light, and that you're loving the colors in your shot.
  • Ensure the whole face & neck is visible and not in shadows. If you're snapping a pic from above, make sure you catch those ears in the frame, especially if they're pointy or floppy! Our artists can only work with what's in the pic, so include all the important bits.
  • Go for an up-close shot of your dog. Sitting or standing photos usually turn out awesome. When your pet's lounging around, it's a bit tougher to craft a masterpiece. A pic right in front of your pet tends to work like magic
  • Be aware of your dog's ears or face being covered by a dog bed, blanket, hand or other.
  • Avoid overly filtered photos to ensure we correctly capture your pet's coloring.
  • Make sure your pet is looking directly at the camera at eye level, facing forward. Other positions are acceptable, but your pet will be shown in that position in the final portrait.
  • Please note: collars, leashes, bows, hats, and other cute outfits will not be illustrated in your final portrait. 
  • Take a solo shot of your dog, no other critters in the frame. One dog per photo is the way to go. Got a dynamic duo of inseparable pets? No worries, we can still feature them on a single product. Just a heads up: after you order, we'll review all the photos. If we think the artwork won't be as detailed as we both want, we'll shoot you an email. If we don't hear back, we'll roll with the original pic you sent. We want to make sure to give you top notch artwork!
  • Keep it Clean! Please have as little clutter around your dog so they stand out. If there are plants, cars, people behind them it does make it more difficult to create a beautiful end product.
  • Blurry Photos For Classic portraits, it is critical to not have blurry photos.