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  • Writer's pictureKevin Roeckl

Phoenix and Luxx portrait in progress 1

Leah Hamaluk has commissioned me to do a portrait of her Dobergirls Phoenix and Luxx, a mother and daughter.

I begin a portrait by asking the client to send me all the photos of their loved one that speak to their heart, without worrying about whether a photo “looks like a portrait”. Then we start a dialog about the best way to capture the essence of their loved one….what will make them the happiest to look at for years to come.

These are Leah’s favorite pics that she sent me. This is what I start out with when I begin the journey of a portrait. It is like putting together a puzzle. First I gather all the puzzle pieces so I can see them laid out in front of me. One or more of these reference photos will become the portrait.

client's photos of her female Dobermans

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