Fashion Illustration, Studio Update

Making a Custom Portrait Phone Case

behind the scenes fashion illustrator

In creating a custom Little Love Press family portrait phone case, I try to review more than one photo of the family. For this special mommy and me custom portrait, I reviewed family photos that the mom Vanessa had posted to her various social media accounts. Because the twin look photo below of Vanessa and her son Luca was irresistibly cute, I chose it as the model photo to use for my illustration. And I chose the second photo below to have Luca stick his tongue out in the portrait since I saw that Luca was enjoying sticking his tongue out for photos with his mom in their recent photos. Little Love Press customers are, of course, welcome to pick the photo for me to work with in creating the custom portrait.

custom portrait fashion illustration behind the scenes
unique mommy gift custom portrait
custom portrait phone case

Here’s the photo of the final product — an iPhone 5c phone case with a made-to-order portrait of Vanessa and Luca. Vanessa tells me that Luca always points to the phone case and says “Luca y mami!”

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About Little Love Press

Little Love Press is a publishing studio making bespoke gifts and luxe paper goods. Our studio is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and our products are carried in retailers nationwide.