Take your picture
I only work from photographs, therefore it is essential that the photo(s) you provide clearly show the head and shoulders.
The photograph must also be clear, sharp and a good representation of your subject. If possible try to send more than one photograph. Digital photos are preferred as these can easily be emailed to me, however, if you only have pictures on photographic paper then this is not a problem as you can simply post these to me.
Your photos will be returned to you with your finished portrait. (I would recommend that you have copies made if sending traditional photographs as I cannot be held responsible if they get lost in the post.)
Try to ensure that your digital camera is set to the highest possible quality settings for the photographs