How To Get Personalized Dog Portraits

How To Get Personalized Dog Portraits

Are you looking for a unique way to commemorate your pet's life? Why not get a digital portrait of your dog? We offer this service, and it is a great way to have a memory of your furry friend that will last forever. Our portraits are high quality and accurate, so you can be sure that your pet will look their best in them. In this article, we will show you how to get a digital portrait of your dog.

What Are Dog Portraits?

A dog standing besides its photo

A digital pet portrait is a realistic image of an animal, most often a dog, that has been created using software to create a two-dimensional image. This is different from a traditional pet portrait, which is typically an oil painting or drawing of an animal or a caricature that does not attempt to look like a real animal.

One good thing about custom pet portraits is that it does not need to be exact. The artist can take some liberties in the creation process and still create a beautiful image that captures the spirit of your pet.

5 Tips On How To Take The Perfect Dog Photo For Your Portrait

A dog holdings photo

1. Use A High-Quality Camera

If you want your digital pet portrait to look its best, you'll need to use a high-quality camera. This doesn't necessarily mean that you need to go out and buy a new camera, but it does mean that you should use the best camera that you have available to you. Smartphones have come a long way in recent years, and many of them now have cameras that are good enough to use for a digital pet portrait.

2. Get Down On Their Level

When you're taking a photo of your dog, it's important to get down on their level. This will help to make sure that the perspective in the photo is flattering to your dog and will also help you to get a good close-up of their face.

3. Use Natural Lighting

Whenever possible, you should try to use natural light when taking photos for your digital pet portrait. This will help to make sure that the colors in the photo are accurate and will also help to prevent any strange shadows from being cast on your dog's face. You should also avoid using a flash.

Using a flash when taking photos of your dog can often result in photos that are too bright and can wash out their features. If you must use a flash, make sure that you're using the lowest setting possible so that you don't end up with a photo that's too bright.

4. Take Lots Of Photos

When you're taking photos for your digital pet portrait, it's important to take lots of them. This way, you'll have plenty to choose from when you're ready to create the portrait, and you won't have to worry about not having a good photo of your dog.

5. Find The Right Background

The background of your photo is just as important as the subject of the photo itself. When you're choosing a background for your digital pet portrait, make sure that it's something that will complement your dog rather than take away from them.

A good rule of thumb is to choose a background that's relatively simple, and that doesn't have a lot of busy patterns or colors. A plain wall or a solid color sheet can often work well as a background for a digital pet portrait.

Landscape Vs. Portrait?

A woman holding a photo of her dogThe terms landscape and portrait refer to the orientation of a photo. Landscape orientation means that the photo is wider than it is tall, while portrait orientation means that the photo is taller than it is wide.

When it comes to choosing the orientation for your digital pet portrait, there is no right or wrong answer. It simply depends on your personal preference and the composition of the photo itself.

If you're unsure of which orientation to choose, you can always try out both and see which one you like best. You can also ask your pet portrait artist for their opinion on the matter.

Digital pet portraits are a great way to capture the likeness of your furry friend and keep them with you always. By following these tips, you can be sure that your portrait turns out just the way you want it to.

Need A Personalized Digital Pet Portrait?

A woman holding her pet photos

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to order personalized pet portraits from us:

Pick Your Pet's Photo

Use the guide above to help you choose the best photo of your pet. Once you have selected the perfect picture, it's time to upload it to our website.

Select The Perfect Size For Your Portrait

We offer a variety of sizes for our digital pet portraits so that you can choose the perfect one for your space. If you have more than one pet don't worry, you can fit in up to 5 pets in your portrait.

Your Custom Pet Portrait Begins

After you've placed your order, our team of professional artists will begin creating your unique pet portrait. We'll make sure that your portrait appears exactly like your dog and expresses its personality.

Review A Digital Rendering Of Your Pet

We'll send you a digital version of your portrait for approval as soon as it's finished. This way, you can see the final product and make sure that you're happy with it before we ship it to you.

Your Pet's Portrait Is Shipped To You

We will send you the digital rendering of your approved portrait so that you can display and enjoy it in your home for an extended period.

Where Do I Hang My Pet Portrait?

A dog holding its photo

After receiving your portrait, there are a few things you may be wondering about. The first being where to hang your new pet portrait.

There are a few things you should consider when deciding on the perfect spot to display your furry friend.

1. Consider the lighting in the room where you want to hang your portrait. You want to make sure that there is enough light so that your portrait is visible, but you also don't want to hang it in a spot where the light will be too harsh and cause glare on the glass.

2. Think about the size of the room and the size of the portrait. You don't want your portrait to be too small for the space or too large for the wall.

3. Take into account the overall style of the room. You want your portrait to complement the rest of the décor in the space.

After you have considered all of these factors, here are a few ideas for displaying your pet's portrait:

  • In a hallway or entryway

  • Over your bed or headboard

  • Above your fireplace

  • In a children's room

  • In a pet's room or kennel

As you can see, there are a number of options for hanging your pet's portrait in your house. Make sure the location you choose is meaningful to you and allows you to enjoy your pet's picture on a daily basis.

Custom Pet Canvas Print Specifications

Two personalized pet photos

  • Alder, semi-hardwood frame
  • Museum grade paper: 264 gsm fine art paper

  • Acrylite front protector

  • Lightweight

  • Hanging hardware included

Shipping Information

  • Your order will be shipped 3-7 business days after your design is approved.

Flat Rate Shipping Cost

  • United States - $5.97

  • United Kingdom - $7.97

  • Canada - $9.97

  • Everywhere Else - $14.97


For portraits, you will receive mockups within 2-6 business days via email. We need your feedback to make the necessary changes, and then it usually takes 3-7 business days for our artists to finish their work and send off your order.

Benefits Of Having Custom Dog Portraits In Your Home

A dog beside its personalised pet photos

1. A Constant Reminder Of Your Dog's Love

A dog's love is unconditional, and they will always be there for us, no matter what. Having a custom portrait of your dog in your home is a constant reminder of their unending love and companionship.

2. A Unique Work Of Art

No two dogs are alike, so why should their portraits be? Custom dog portraits are unique works of art that capture your dog's individual personality and characteristics.

3. Keep Cherished Memories

A cat beside a personalized pet photo of two cats

Custom dog portraits are the perfect way to cherish memories of your furry friend for years to come. Whether it's a portrait of your puppyhood best friend or a more recent addition to the family, these paintings will help you hold onto those precious memories forever.

4. A Great Conversation Starter

Custom dog portraits make great conversation starters and are sure to be a hit with all your guests. Everyone will want to know where you got such a beautiful and unique piece of art.

5. A Perfect Gift for Any Pet Lover

Whether it's for a birthday, Christmas, or just because, custom dog portraits make the perfect gift for any pet parent in your life. They're sure to cherish it forever.


A dog beside its personalized pet photo

Custom dog portraits are a wonderful way to capture the likeness of your furry friend and keep them with you always. By following these tips, you can be sure that your furry friend's portrait turns out just the way you want it to. If you need help choosing the perfect photo or size for your portrait, our team of talented artists is always here to help. Contact us today to get started on your custom pet portrait.

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