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 laura@lauraknopp.com 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

OR

  • 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 :)