5 Tips to Achieve the Perfect Photo for a Silhouette


January 11, 2018

Finally. The day has arrived. You're getting your own custom heirloom silhouette piece from Le Papier Studio. We frequently get questions about what kind of photo a customer should send in to us in order to achieve the piece they dream of - so we've put together some of our best tips for picking the perfect photo for your Le Papier Studio order!

1. Having the photo taken in front of a solid color + well lit background works best. 
photo credit Danica Nelson
2. Make sure the individual's entire head is captured in the photo - we don't want to miss any of the details! If your subject has hair past their shoulders consider putting it up into a pony tail or messy bun - these make for super cute silhouettes!
photo credit Danica Nelson
3. Trying to capture the sweet profile of a baby? We find that sneaking the photo while they're asleep and relaxed is easiest (for everyone involved!)
photo credit @cascompton
4. Stand 2-4 feet away from the subject and take the photo eye level with the person being photographed.
5. Looking to do a full body silhouette? Having the subject walking toward or away from the camera typically works best for this kind of shot. Jumping is fun too...as long as everyone is inside the frame 😉
We go into more detail regarding our process over on our website and of course we are happy to answer any questions or to help in any way possible. We know how important the tiniest of details are when capturing the perfect photo of your loved one! Still not exactly sure how to snap the perfect photograph? Drop us a line - we'd love to chat!

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I am Vana Chupp, a wife, mother of two sweet boys and the heart and soul behind Le Papier Studio. This blog chronicles my thoughts on running a small business and capturing life's special moments. Read more...

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