Silhouette Art For Mom

Give Mom a special piece of art!

Silhouette art is a unique, personal gift that Mom will treasure 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 customization options available in the online ordering gallery.

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: 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 for Mom!

* 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

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

1.  A photo taken at eye-level will work the best. Avoid taking the photo from an above angle. So Dad, if you are a lot taller than Mom, you could possibly sit on a chair or even kneel. 

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.  Ladies or 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.  For a walking pose, have mother and child looking at each other with just their heads turned in order to be able to see their facial profile. If there is a second or more children, have them also look up at Mom.

6.  For a walking pose, if only one child, try to make sure Mom's free arm is slightly bent at the elbow in order to pull her arm away from her body just a bit. This helps create a more defined silhouette.

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

8.  If posing a Mom and an infant or young toddler, consider having Mom stand sideways and lifting the child up in the air just above and out a little from her head, with Mom looking up to the child. Another option would be to have Mom sit on the ground, sideways to the camera, with her knees bent up, and then lift the child up in the air.

9.  For this Mother's Day artwork design, try to keep the tallest person toward the right side of your photo. For example, if there are 3 children, from your view of taking the photo, place 2 children on the left and the third child on the right of Mom. But don't stress too much about this as I can always "flip" the image while editing!

10.  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 Mom looks at her finished silhouette art.

Not sure how to place your order using your own photo? Watch this video to learn the ordering steps.

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