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Couple Portrait Image Guidelines

Upload a photo

The image you upload is the most important part of your order and crucial to the quality of the final couple portrait. Let’s review the following guidelines to make sure your artwork is picture perfect:

  • Upload a clear, high resolution photo (landscape or portrait)
  • 2-person couple photos only
  • Avoid photos taken at night or with dark lighting
  • Please avoid using any filters to ensure we can color your portrait correctly
  • Ensure faces are not cut off or cropped out of the image
  • Make sure everything you would like shown in the artwork is visible in the image
  • The best photos are from a side-on angle to the couple with at least half of the body visible (waist-up)
  • Unless you have ordered a sketch portrait, we cannot accept black & white or scanned photos
  • Please note: Everything shown on the couple in the uploaded image will be illustrated in your final couple portrait. In some cases we are able to remove or change small items, however your photo should look the way you would like it to be painted.

Good Example

Good Example 1


  • Image taken in daylight hours with minimal shadows
  • Couple shown from waist-up
  • High resolution

Good Example

Good Example 2


  • Image taken in daylight hours with natural lighting
  • Couple is shown from waist-up
  • Side-on angle
  • High resolution

Bad Example

Bad Example 1


  • Selfie photo
  • Body is not visible

Bad Example

Bad Example 2


  • Photo is too close up and is from shoulders-up only
  • Faces have been cut off

Not sure?

Email your image to us  ( and we can assess your photo. We understand it's not always possible to follow all of the guidelines above.

Generally, our digital artists can still create your custom couple portrait.