Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Portrait by Tiffany Larson Review & GIVEAWAY!

CONGRATULATIONS to Shari Klyn, the winner of our Portrait by Tiffany Larson giveaway! So excited to see your sketch! A big thank you to all who entered! With over 450 entries, I can tell that you all love Tiffany's work as much as I do. Tiffany still has a number of discounted portraits available, so contact her HEREif you are still interested in ordering a custom portrait.


You guys. I have the most precious thing ever to share with you today!


Is that not the most beautiful sketch you have ever seen? And clearly, I think she is the most beautiful baby I've ever seen as well!

For Christmas, I knew that I wanted to have a portrait of Kymri sketched for Brad and for our parents. I had been in the market for a looooong time with very little success. Everyone I found was either too expensive (one artist was going to charge me $300 per face!!!) or the quality was not up to par. (I have high standards). So after a couple months of searching, I was getting discouraged and resigning myself to the fact that I would likely not have the perfect gift for Brad after all. 

But then one day, out of the blue, a friend of mine posted these gorgeous pictures of her triplets, saying "Tiffany is such a talented artist! I love how she captured my trio!"


And I just knew that I had to get in contact with the artist.
The quality of the sketches was better than anything I had seen, so I was worried about the cost, but willing to pay a bit more for such great work.

I contacted Tiffany Larson, excited to learn more. I was floored to learn that she only charges $100 per face, about as reasonable a price as I had found anywhere else (and much higher quality), and that she does digital portraits, so that I could print as many as I wanted!

As I continued to look through her work, I knew that I had found the perfect match. She does any kind of sketch you would like from babies to older kids, grandparents to celebrities. And each one is seriously so great. Please, do yourself a favor and go check out her work HERE.

Once I decided that I definitely wanted to commission Tiffany, she was the kindest and easiest person to work with. She asks you to send her a picture of your baby (or Grandma, or Sister, etc.) that she will then make into a digital sketch. I wasn't sure which picture would be best, so I honestly sent her about 10 or 15 photos and she was so incredibly patient with me as I went back and forth on all of them. She had great expertise to offer suggestions and tips on which photos would be best, and ultimately helped me decide on this one:


Tiffany then helped me choose shades and tones that I wanted. (For example, I wanted more subtle lip color and bold eyes). I felt totally confident that the sketch would turn out just right, and I really appreciated that she involved me in the process. It was easy to communicate with her through Facebook and email, and I was able to pay without any hassle through paypal.

As confident as I was about Tiffany and her work, the final product was beyond my wildest dreams! When I opened the file, I seriously got all teary eyed.


It truly made the most perfect gift! Brad also teared up when he opened it and could not stop staring at it for days. He took it along with us whenever we visited people because he wanted to show it off to everyone. (Thanks for indulging him, guys). Everyone who saw it commented on the high quality and how it looks just like Kymri! Everyone was super impressed.

I had one copy printed on canvas to give to Brad, and it turned out absolutely beautiful!


For grandparents, I had the sketch printed as a regular photo, and they too turned out great. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to show you because I left those gifts with them in Arizona. Take my word for it, they turned out great! So if you can't go the canvas route right now, you won't be sorry with regular ol' photo paper.

I absolutely recommend Tiffany Larson to all who are in the market for a digital sketch. And if you aren't in the market, you should get in the market. You think I'm joking, but seriously. This is something you would never regret investing in. Tiffany was a joy to work with and her art speaks for itself. The quality is amazing, the way she captures every detail is breathtaking, and her professionalism is stellar. I already have plans to get digital portraits of all my future children at about this same age.

And, I have some GREAT news! Tiffany is offering a very generous discount to Two Best Friends In Love readers! The first 10 readers who place an order with her will receive 25% off their sketch! That's only $75 dollars for an amazing piece of art that you will cherish forever! Just contact Tiffany on Facebook (HERE), let her know that you are a blog reader, and she will give you the great discount. Don't delay! The discount only goes to the first 10 readers to contact her. (For those of you who do not have a Facebook account, you can email Tiffany at
larson (dot) tiff (at) gmail (dot) com but she does prefer contact through Facebook).

Now, if THAT wasn't enough, I have even MORE exciting news... I have teamed up with Tiffany to offer one lucky reader a FREE digital sketch of one individual. Woot! Use the widget below to enter. It's super fast and super easy. You will earn one entry per task completed. Entries will be double checked. The giveaway will run from today (1/20/16) through next Wednesday (1/27/16) and the winner will be announced here as well as contacted personally by email. The information you enter will not be shared with third parties and will only be used to contact the winner. See the full terms and conditions for more details.

I'm so excited to be giving away such an amazing prize! Now get entering and good luck to all!



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79 comments:

  1. Kailei, you mention in your blog post that you receive one entry per task completed, but I don't see what tasks you are referring to. Did I miss it? I am so excited, I have already emailed her (I don't have Facebook).

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    1. Margaret, I just checked my email. I didn't see anything that came through my inbox or junk mail. I don't want you to feel like I ignored you! Can you resend it to me? larson.tiff@gmail.com

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  2. Never mind, I hadn't entered yet, now I see what you mean. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  3. What a priceless keepsake of your daughter! Just beautiful!

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    1. It really is priceless! I am so glad we will be able to treasure it forever!

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  4. Wow such talent! And for a good price too :)

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    1. Tiffany Larson is absolutely amazing! I am floored by her talent!

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  5. I've seen this artist before. She really is amazing! Your daughter is beautiful Kailie!

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  6. I've seen this artist before. She really is amazing! Your daughter is beautiful Kailie!

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    1. Thank you, April! Good luck on the giveaway!

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  7. This is so cook, what a great sketch. :) I love unique, thoughtful presents like that.

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    1. Me too! I am always trying to think outside the box when it comes to gift giving.

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  8. Such a beautiful keepsake! And gorgeous babe! XO
    Tutusandheels.com

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    1. Thanks Rachel! We think she is quite precious!

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  9. Thank you for posting this in the Mormon Mom Facebook group. The portraits are stunning - and so is your baby. :)

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    1. Oh! And I don't know how I can choose who to draw. I have six girls!

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    2. Good luck, Kathryn!! And with this great deal, maybe you can get all of your girls sketched ;)

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  10. This is so amazing! She is incredibly talented! I would love a sketch of my son!

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    1. She really is so very talented! Good luck!

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  11. I think I would have my great niece, Cora, sketched and give it to her for her birthday. I'm sure my nephew and niece would love this for her! (Although I'm kicking around the idea of having the sketch done of my mom. )

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  12. I would love to have my 9 month old sketched but I have way too many photos to choose from! What a fun idea.

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    1. Shaylee, I had the exact same problem!! haha. Tiffany was really patient with me and helped me pick the perfect photo.

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  13. Would love one of my daughter :)

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    1. Good luck! The winner will be announced next week.

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  14. I would looooove one of my daughter! She is the cutest thing! Plus we don't have a lot of art on our walls, I'd love to have a drawing of her! It would be amazing!

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    1. yes!!!! One of these portraits of sophie... Kailei- You are amazing at what you do!! I was one of Annas tagged peope(her doting sister) .

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    3. Daisy you are the cutest!
      Kailei I have completed all the steps, feel free to announce me as the winner at any time... 😄

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    4. You two are cute! Good luck Anna! I wish you the best. If you don't win, remember the great discount Tiffany is offering readers :)

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  15. Such a fun giveaway and a REALLY talented artist! I would obviously love a sketch of my precious baby. My Allie is just few months older than your cute girl!

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    1. How fun, Jen! This is such a great age! And I absolutely agree, Tiffany is so very talented! Good luck with the drawing!

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  16. That is so beautiful! She is incredibly talented! I would love to have some done of my two kids!

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    1. Good luck Michaela! Your kids are cuties!

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  17. What a fun giveaway!! She is so talented! I'd get a portrait done of my 1 yr old baby boy :)

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    1. It is so fun, isn't it? I'm so glad to be a part of it.

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  18. Looks like a great prize! Would like to have one done of my wife.

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  19. Oh I love this so much, it's a beautiful keepsake.

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  20. I think I'd probably get a sketch of my mom. I had a photo of her painted years ago and she just loved it!

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    1. That would be such a special gift and lovely keepsake!

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  21. I would probably get a picture of me and my twin sister, for my mother. Stunning work!

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    1. What a lovely gift idea! And just in time for mother's day!

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    1. I absolutely love my sketch! I'm sure you will love yours too!

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  23. I would either get one of my husband and I or more likely, our grandkids. There are 3 of them, so I would have to pay a little, but she does great work, so it would be worth it.

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    1. It is absolutely worth the cost! I am so pleased with Tiffany's work, and will happily pay for each of my future kids to be sketched as well.

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  24. I think I would get one of my mom

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  25. I'd love a portrait of my little doggie!

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  26. Ohh this would be awesome! I would get my son Jayden sketched !

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    1. I love the name Jayden! Good luck with the giveaway, Heydy!

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  27. My grandfather just passed away - I'd love to have a sketch of him.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your grandfather, Hayley! A sketch would be such a lovely keepsake for you.

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    1. Good luck, latanya! The winner will be announced on Friday.

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  29. i would love to have my 3 children together in a picture sketched

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    1. Tiffany does a really great thing where she sketches each child individually and then puts them together as well so that you can print individuals or a group. You would love it!

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  30. My daughters.
    shawnac68@hotmaildotcom

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  31. I would like to get my son Jack sketched.
    Laurie Emerson
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  32. I would get myself sketched and use it instead of a photo. I've always thought those were super cool and artsy.

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    1. That's a really fun idea, Karen! Stay tuned. Winner will be announce Friday.

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  33. Love this idea! What a beautiful talent!

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  34. Love this idea! What a beautiful talent!

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  35. I would love our newborn daughter to be sketched!

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  36. I'd like to have our grandchild sketched.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. I would love to have a sketch of my Nanny. She passed away last week.

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss, Katie. A sketch would be such a lovely keepsake.

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  38. My pupster- this would be awesome

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  39. I would like a pic of me and my daughter, my daughter and a pic of me and my husband.

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    1. Those would be such beautiful sketches! Good luck.

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  40. I would say my daughter or my wife.

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    1. It would be hard to choose! Good luck John!

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