How long does it take to complete a portrait?

The timing can vary depending on the size and subject matter, as well as how many other commissions I am undertaking. Currently, you can expect the portrait to be completed in 4 to 6 weeks, but I will advise you at the earliest point if I think this will be different for your portrait. If you do have a specific deadline we can discuss that when you make the commission.


What are the size options?

Portraits come in three different sizes: small (approx. A4), medium (approx. A3) and large (approx. A2). The sizing can vary in order to create the best layout for the image.


How do I take a good photograph?

I have a dedicated page about taking the best photograph here. If you live locally to me (Cumbria, UK) I am happy to discuss including a photo-shoot where I come to you (or you can come to me) to take the picture on my camera.


Does the background of the photo matter?

No, unless requested to do otherwise, I do not include the background of the photograph in the portrait. The focus is solely on the subject 🙂


What about framing?

You can choose to have the picture framed in which case I will work with a local framer to find the best option and quote for your portrait.


How will I receive my portrait?

I post portraits without frames in a cardboard poster tube by Royal Mail First Class Recorded delivery. For portraits with frames they will be bubble-wrapped and packaged accordingly to keep them protected, and then sent by Royal Mail First Class Recorded post.


How much does it cost?

Please visit my Prices page for the latest costs.