I don't know who needs to hear this, but...
You totally don't have to have the 'perfect photo' decided on already!
In fact, I prefer you to send a few photos so I can select one that i can do really well for you. Sometimes an awesome photo doesn't make an awesome reference for me to use for your portrait.
Most people have a couple of great photos that i can work from, so don’t worry too much about it, ok?
If you want some direction, here's what i like to see in a reference photo:
• clear and well-lit
• pet shown head-on
• pet has eyes open and looking at the viewer
• full head showing (no cropped out ears, etc)
• shows your pet's personality!
all that said, just show me what you have and i can direct you from there.
i can't wait to work with you!