Frequently Asked Questions
Do you work with realtors?
Yes! Send an email to andrea (at) FrontPorchPortraits.us for details. I can include your business cards & branding materials and ship directly to your clients. It’s the perfect way to honor their special purchase and your relationship.
Do you gift wrap?
Yes! During your checkout process, be sure to add gift wrapping to your order.
Will my photo work?
I need a front facing photo of the home that includes all of the details, including the entire roof line, sides and front yard. The photo should be in color & not grainy. More than one photo is okay so I can capture extra details. Photos from real estate, Google maps and tax websites often work well.
Custom and personalized orders
I would love to work with you to create a piece of art that represents a special place in your life. Together, we can make minor revisions to the house photo you send - like removing trees or changing the season. I can add words within the the bushes and tree or include the address or "Our First Home" on the portrait. During the painting process, I will check in with you to ensure you love the results.
Can you include my pet?
I don't include people or pets in my portraits. I focus on the landscape and architecture of the building, capturing the details that make it unique.
There is a tree blocking the house. Can you remove it?
Yes, I can adjust the home's landscape to suit house and season.
Share any specifics when submitting your order, such as:
- Trees or shrubs to be added, included or removed
- Fall leaves, spring flowers, azalea bushes.
- Updates to house colors
Where can I have my cards or images printed?
Check your local print shop or copy store such as Office Depot. They have a variety of options and knowledgeable staff. You can also use a drugstore, such as Walgreen’s or online vendor like Shutterfly. I suggest using heavy weight (11pt) card stock in matte. Visit Framebridge to upload the image and have your piece printed and framed.
Where do you ship?
We ship internationally - most recently to Hong Kong, New Zealand, England and Canada. Any packages in the US ship for free with tracking.
What is your style called?
I am a children’s librarian and my style is flows from my love of picture book illustrators. Take a look at Madeline, Birthday for Bear or I Promise. These artists use simple techniques with watercolor & ink to create beautiful scenes that tell a story.