Laura Knopp

What Happens When You Buy a Custom Portrait

Custom portraits, Behind-the-scenesLaura Knopp

Whenever I shop online, I’m always eager to know exactly what will happen after my order has been confirmed by internet shopping gods. So, I hop over to my inbox (and impatiently wait for the tracking number on my new tube of Clinique mascara, because this girl needs a high-impact lash boost STAT!).

In contrast to my go-to mascara purchase, the custom portraits in my shop are are made-to-order, so there are just a few more steps involved after you click buy.

I’ve broken those steps down for you below...

Step 1

You choose a photo

Select one high-quality, color photo that shows every person either full-length or from the waist up - this way, I can clearly see the photo subject(s) and their outfits.

Step 2

Send me your photo

Send your photo(s) to me via email or via Etsy Convos. Be sure to include notes about any features you want me to pay special attention to (Ex: freckles, glasses, etc.).

Step 3

I draw your photo

Once I have all the info I need from you, it’s over to me to drink coffee and listen to 90’s music while I illustrate your photo! The first version of your custom portrait will hit your inbox within 7-10 days after I start.

Step 4

You get to see your custom portrait!

You get to see your portrait for the first time, yay! Your purchase includes 2 rounds of edits, because I want you to be completely in love with the final piece. So, at this point you have 48 hours to let me know what you love and/or if anything needs to be tweaked.

Step 5

Your final portrait is sent to you :)

Once the portrait has been approved by you with a final message and a big smile, I will either...

  • Email the final digital files of your new custom portrait for you to download, print, and frame


  • Print your illustration and mail it to you (this option is only available if you purchased the “print & ship” add-on found)


VOILA, that’s it!

Want a custom portrait of your very own? Snag one here and let's get this party started! I can’t wait to see the photo you choose :)