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What kind of photo do I need for a Motherhood Commission?

If you're looking to commission a drawing of you and your child in my Motherhood style, you may be wondering what type of photo to share with me as my reference.

Here are 3 tips to get you started:

1. Choose photos where you and your child are connecting to each other, not the camera.

Most pictures we take with our children involve saying, "Smile for the camera!" Our focus is on the person behind the camera. But the best photos for my type of drawing style are ones that are intimate and very personal. We want to capture a moment in time that shows you bonding with one another. 

Here are examples of photos that achieve this beautifully:

          

 2. Use a photo that shows you enjoying something special together. 

My drawings are more like memories than moments. Think about something special that you love to do with your child, or an important day you shared together. 

Here are some photos that show a mother and child sharing an experience together they'd want to remember for a lifetime:

      

3. It's OK to be artistic.

If you send out annual holiday cards of your family, you probably know the type of photo that works really well for that. That's not what we're looking for here. It's finally OK to use the photo that feels more artistic and less posed. It's not about being perfect, it's about being real and being in love.

Here are examples of photos that do that well. Any of these would be perfect for a Motherhood commission.

      

Here is a Pinterest folder I curated with even more examples of mother and child photos that would translate beautifully into drawings. Some of my customers have used these as inspiration to reshoot their photographs for me. 

Need more help? Send me a few photos that you already have, and I'll be happy to give you some feedback. Falling in love with the drawing I make for you starts with both of us loving the photograph you share with me.

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