Silhouette Art For Kids' Birthdays

Silhouette art is a unique, personal gift that will be treasured for many years to come.

Two options for having unique silhouette art created for you:

Schedule a Silhouette Session for custom artwork:

Have the perfect piece of family art created for you.

- Quick outdoor (at DDC Portrait Studio location, MONDAYS ONLY) or studio session

- You will be guided into up to 3 poses for silhouette art creation only

$50 (plus PA sales tax) session fee includes:

- 1 High resolution silhouette art digital file of your choice (5:4 ratio size)

- Corresponding low resolution studio watermarked digital file ideal for social media sharing

- Print release form. Suggested printing sizes of high resolution file are: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20. A 5x7 print may be possible, but be aware the year printed at the bottom right corner will get cut off of a print of such ratio.

- Additional silhouette art digital files from your session available at $25 each

Have your own photo transformed:

Select from pre-designed silhouette templates.

$20 (plus PA sales tax) per Silhouette art image

Completed order will be delivered to you via your own private download gallery including:

- High resolution digital file (5:4 ratio size)

- Low resolution studio watermarked digital file ideal for social media sharing.

- Print release form. Suggested printing sizes of high resolution file are: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20. A 5x7 print may be possible, but be aware the year printed at the bottom right corner will get cut off of a print of such ratio.


Choose your favorite background and wording to customize your order.

Additional background options available to select from in the ordering gallery. You can further customize your silhouette art by requesting to have wording or "props" added or removed from your layout selection -- such as add or remove party hat (different hat option available for boys and girls), cupcake, gifts, etc.


If submitting your own photo, the entire process is done online from the comfort of your home!

- Order online on my website.

- Easy online payment via Credit Card or PayPal. Invoice will be sent to the email you provided when ordering typically within 48 hours of placing your order.

- Email your photo* to me at: carrie@ddcportraitstudio.com. If you are having problems emailing your photo file, please contact me for directions on how to upload to a private gallery on my website.

- Finished silhouette art image will be delivered to you in a private download gallery.


Submit your photo* for it to be turned into beautiful silhouette art!

* The photo you submit to DDC Portrait Studio for creation of silhouette art must be a photo taken with your own personal camera. Cell phone photos are acceptable. By submitting a photo for silhouette art creation, you are granting permission to DDC Portrait Studio to edit the submitted file. Professional photo images from a photographer other than DDC Portrait Studio are not allowed to be used for this product as it would be copyright infringement. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Professional prints and products are also available for you to purchase from me of your silhouette art.

- Traditional Prints: 8x10, 11x14

- Mounted Prints: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20

     - These prints are mounted on 2mm black styrene and include a plastic hanger on the back

- Metal Prints: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 24x30

     - Metal prints come with a float mount hanger attached to the back, and float the print 1/2-inch off the wall when hung.

- Thin Wraps: 11x14, 16x20, 24x30

     - Thin wraps come with a ½" float mounting block which allows it to be hung and appear to float from the wall for a striking effect.

- Mouse Pad: 9.125x7.75" with rounded corners 


Tips for taking the perfect photo to submit for silhouette art:

1. A photo taken at eye-level will work the best. Avoid taking the photo from an above angle.


2. Try to choose a background setting that is not very "busy" or cluttered. A less distracting background is best in order to establish and maintain perfect silhouette lines. If you can't get outside, try to find a hallway or wall area in your home that could be used as the background.


3. Girls: If hair is not pulled back, make sure to tuck it behind your ear and pushed back from your face so your facial profile is captured in full.


4. Take a moment to decide on your clothing and accessory choices for the photo. While obviously color and matching clothing do not matter for this artwork, clothing that holds a defined shape will add character and be more personalized. Consider using hats (baseball caps, cowboy hats, etc.), wearing skirts/dresses, hair styled in high ponytails or pigtails for the girls, and more. Don't be afraid to be creative!


5. If doing a standing pose, make sure subject's feet are at least 6 inches apart so each of their legs has a defined silhouette. You don't want it to look like they only have one big leg!


6. Feel free to submit 2 photos to me, and then I will let you know which one in my opinion will work best to create your artwork. Or sometimes it may even be possible to include parts of each image to create one perfect finished image!


BONUS TIP: Have FUN when taking the photo! Doing so will make the memories even more special each time you look at your  finished silhouette art.

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