Laura Knopp

What Happens When You Buy a Custom Portrait

Custom portraits, Behind-the-scenesLaura Knopp

I'm guessing that if you've landed on this blog post, you like my custom portraits and are interested in maybe getting one. However, you may have questions about the whole thing - much like I did after watching the first episode of "Game of Thrones".

Well, worry not! Because in this post, I explain exactly what happens after you hit that "buy" button on a custom portrait from my shop :)


The lowdown...

Custom portraits in my shop are are made-to-order and there are 6 steps involved...


You choose a photo(s)

For family portraits, select high-quality, color photo(s) that shows every person either full-length or from the waist up. Standing pose preferred.

For home portraits, select a photo(s) that show the house clearly and the specific features that you would like included in your portrait illustration.



Send me your photo within 24 hours

Send your photo(s) to me via email at laura [!at] within 24 hours of your portrait purchase.



You fill out your questionnaire

I'll send you a short and sweet Google form to fill out. This will give me all the details I need to create the perfect portrait for you (Ex: eye color, accessories, etc.) 



I draw your portrait

Once I have your photo(s) and questionnaire responses, I will contact you to let you know if I have any further questions or to confirm that I have everything I need to get started. The first proof of your custom portrait will hit your inbox 12 days after I begin.



You give me feedback

When I finish drawing your first proof, you get to see your portrait for the first time, yay! Your purchase includes 2 rounds of edits - so, at this point you have 48 hours to let me know what you love and/or if anything needs to be tweaked for your first round of changes. Then, we'll decide if we need to use your second round of changes before I finalize your portrait.



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 “physical print” option)


VOILA, that’s it!


Want a custom portrait of your very own?

Snag one here in my shop! I can’t wait to see the photo(s) you choose :)