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Composite artwork bespoke portraiture at Secret Smile Photography

I love when clients come to the studio to get portraits as presents for people they love. You cannot underestimate the power of photographs because they hold the most fantastic memories to treasure and hold on to forever.


So when a lovely lady booked one of the free National Portrait Dog Awards shoots at the studio and asked if her daughter could be in the images too, I was so happy to oblige! Is there anything as sweet as seeing a little one with their best furry friend?


Now, don't get me wrong, it's not easy to wrangle a toddler and an Old Tyme Bulldog around the studio to get them where you want them, well not at both at the same time anyway but Mum was a superstar, popping everyone in position so I could snap away and get the shots we needed.


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We got a lovely mixture of some images of Toby and his littlest hooman together as well as some of Toby on his own to enter into the portrait awards competition and I had a wild notion of a little portrait I fancied creating but neither Toby or his little hooman fancied getting in my tub, no amount of cocktail sausages as bribes were going to work. So I created it in Photoshop.


I took an image of Toby the Old Tyme Bulldog and an image of his little hooman in these poses that I thought might work with my vision and added them to a separate image of my bathtub with the rubber ducks and 'bubbles'.


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With some clever editing, the addition of some 'foam', a loofah, some textures and an overlay of bubbles the final product was created and it was pretty much exactly what I had in my head. And best of all - the lovely family it was created for loved it too! In fact, in the words of my lovely client "You are a Magician!". It is always lovely to hear that your work is appreciated and even more lovely to hear that your work will be printed big and hung in your clients' homes.


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I love to create portraits that are completely unique to you and Photoshop allows us to be as creative as we want to be. Let me create something just for you that nobody else in the world has - a beautiful fine art portrait to hang on your wall and love forever


Get in touch to discuss your ideas today.
Love Lisa x

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