Christine's Picture Perfect Pet Portraits

Ordering Information

About the Artist
Dog Portraits (Sporting Group)
Dog Portraits (Working Group)
Dog Portraits (Herding Group)
Dog Portraits (Hound Group)
Dog Portraits (Non-Sporting Group)
Dog Portraits (Terrier Group)
Dog Portraits (Toy Group)
Dog Portraits (Mixed Breeds)
Cat Portraits
Other Pet Portraits
Group Combinations
Personal Touches
Photo Tips
Before and Afters
Wildlife Portraits
Ordering Information
Price List
Contact Me
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Please follow the below instructions when ordering.

1. Choose your photographs:
I require at least 3 photographs of your pet, all will be returned.  Write on the back of each photograph best pose and best colour.  Number in order from favourite to least favourite.  Include any comments you feel may be helpful.  Please see my photo tips section.  I will refuse orders where the photos are unsatisfactory.
2. Choose a background and what you want in the portrait:
Let me know what you want from the photo to the portrait ( eg. collar, ball, pillow, background, etc.).  Collars, chains, and bandanas can be included at no extra charge.  Prices are based on a solid background.  Please see below options.  Please email me for quote on additional details wanted in background or foreground.

sample colours


Please note that colours may not be exactly as shown due to being a photographic image.

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Pines and granite
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3. Choose a size and framing:
Prices are based on size of the portrait and the contents (number of subjects and background).  The size of the portrait is quoted as the image size.  The portrait will fit standard store bought frames if custom framing is not an option for the customer.   For example, a 12" x 16" image will fit a 16" x 20" frame.  The paintings must be framed under glass as the pastel is very unforgiving and requires special attention from the framer.  I will not be held responsible to any damage to a portrait from the result of a picture framer.  If the customer wishes to purchase a store bought frame and deliver it to me, I will frame it at a minimal cost.  I also have a large selection of frames of  reasonable price ranges costing less than a framing shop.  Contact me to see the selection of frames available and for pricing.  Framing includes acid-free matting and backing, dust cover, frame, glass, and hanging wire making it all ready to be hung on the wall. 
4. Choose a Matte:
The portrait will be sent to you with a single matte.  Double and triple matting are available at an extra cost.  I will especially select mattes that reflect the portrait. 

Single matted
No charge

Double Matted
Additional charge

Triple Matted
Additional charge

5. Choose how you want the pet's name displayed:

A pet's written name on the portrait is no charge.  Please indicate lettering style when ordering.  Customers may purchase an engraved plate.  Cost of plate includes mounting on the matte.  Plates will be set on top of single matted portraits or mounted inside double or triple mattes.  Please see plate options and indicate which colour plate and clear printing of name and/or year of pet.    


6. Email me:

Complete attached order form  with above information.  Before you send payment to me, email the photos so I can ensure that I will be able to work with the photos and meet your wishes on the order.  I can assist you filling out the order form as well at this time.


7. Mail deposit and photos:

Sign the order form and along with it, email a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total price along via e-transfer along with the photos.    I accept e-transfer, cash, bank draft, money order or Paypal.   Paypal only for international orders.  All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars.  When the payment has cleared,  I will then email you with receipt  letting you know when I can complete the order and begin the painting. 


8. Completion of portrait:

When the portrait is complete, I will send an email with the attached image of the portrait for your approval.  At this time, if you would like to see any changes done as long as it does not deviate from the order form and photo, I will be happy to change it.  When satisfied, full payment will be required at delivery or if painting is being shipped the payment must be sent to me first and then the painting will be shipped out.  If by any fault of my own, the portrait does not meet your expectations of matching the likeness of the photograph selected with proof, I will refund your money and keep the portrait for any use of my own. This guarantee is void if customer requests alterations or any changes to the pic they are requesting done.


9.  Shipping and handling:

Portraits can be picked up at my studio in Ottawa.  Shipping costs within Ontario can range from $25.00 to $35.00 usually within 2-3 business days.  I will not be held responsible for any damage to portraits once it leaves my hands so orders shipped will be insured with signature.