Cameo jewelry has been around for centuries. A piece of jewelry that has the profile of some famous or mythical female is great. But what if you could get the profile of YOUR favorite person?
At Heart On Your Wrist, our cameo necklace that does just that.
Just send us an image of your loved one(s), and we'll create a piece of silver jewelry from it.
Here are some ideas on how to take a picture that will make a great cameo piece of jewelry. If you have any questions, just contact us, and we'll be happy to help you take the right photo, or choose from the photos you might already have.
How to take a great picture for a cameo
- Take the photo directly from the side, at ear level
- Have your subject look straight out to the side, not down
- Take your picture against a plain background
- With longer hair, consider putting it in a ponytail or a bun
- Send us the full resolution image, so we can capture every detail
The most important thing is to get your subject from the side, so his or her facial features are distinct. You'll want to take the photo directly from the side, at ear level, not from above. If your subject is facing the camera, you won't capture the outline of their face.
With small children, it's best for the photographer to get down (or raise the child up) to be able to shoot from about their ear level.
If you have a squirmy baby that won't hold still, it can be easier to take a photo while they're sleeping. (This tip works with oppositional teens, too :-)
Have your subject look straight ahead, not down, so that you have a more distinct chin line.
Try to take your picture against a plain background, so that your subject's facial features are clear.
If your subject has longer hair, consider putting it in a ponytail or a bun, so that you can see the outline of the head better.
Then, just send us the full resolution image, and we can get to work creating your cameo.