I welcome portrait commissions of adults, children and pets. To commission a portrait, email me at [email protected]
Fees and Procedures for Portrait Commissions
There are three stages to the portrait process. Stage 1 begins with a meeting between the client and myself to discuss the scope of the portrait to be created. Questions of size, price, mood, clothing, background and scheduling are considered. The price is determined by size of the portrait, number of subjects, whether the subject is head and shoulders, half, three quarter or full figure and complexity of clothing and background. The actual size of the piece is not determined exactly until the composition has been finalized, so an estimated size and price range is given at Stage 1 and finalized at Stage 2. I prefer to work from photographs I take myself, but can also use pictures the client provides. A non refundable deposit of a third of the agreed upon price is required at contract signing.
Stage 2. After the photo shoot and selection of images to be used is determined, I create a preliminary layout which is presented to the client. Upon approval of the layout, the size and price is finalized and 50% of the remaining balance is due.
Stage 3. The remaining balance is due when the portrait is completed. If, for some reason, I am unable to personally deliver the portrait, I ask for final payment prior to shipment.
Travel and lodging outside the Los Angeles area, framing, applicable sales taxes and shipping are extra. Payments can be made by credit card, Paypal or Venmo,
Base price is for a single subject. Each additional subject, add 50%. Complex clothing and background, add 50% of base. Prep work above and beyond what is typical is extra and will be discussed as the project progresses.
Contact me at [email protected] or (310) 202-0474 to discuss the specifics of your project.