Portrait is not just a picture hanging on your wall. A true portrait can capture your personality. Every family I know wants to get a family portrait at some point. And if you are one of those people what options do you have?
Find a portrait studio
You could find a large portrait studio. It is an easy and quick solution. However, I always feel that my portrait is something personal, special. For some reason, I want to know the artist who is painting my portrait. I want that artist to be free to paint in his/her own way (not the corporate way).
Find a freelance portrait artist
I think the best way to preserve a memory is to commission a portrait to a professional artist. These are some of the reasons why:
Many artists today are creating portraits from photos. It is very convenient for you, since you do not have to go anywhere. You can simply email your favorite photo to an artist and when your painting is ready, it will be shipped to you. The only hard part in this process is to find a good artist. Fortunately, there are many websites that can help you with that.
I hope you will find a great portrait artist for you and your family, and get a truly unique and amazing portrait.