Need help, friend?  Wondering if the True Beauty Portrait is right for you?

Here are some commonly asked questions that might help:

+ how much does it cost?

The True Beauty Portraits were designed specifically to be as affordable as possible, while delivering an incredible healing experience through storytelling. The Basic True Beauty Portrait was built with zero frills for maximum savings, but you still have the option to add on extras (including the option to be able to ask for edits) for a more customizable experience.

Each standard portrait (without any extras) is an investment of $425.00, but I'm introducing my first payment plan so you can choose to make 5 monthly payments of $95 instead if you prefer.

+ what do you get for the price?

You’ll receive a high quality 8x10 print included in the Basic $162 price, along with a print quality digital file of the portrait so you can reprint at any time in case something happens to the original piece. You can choose to upgrade to a larger 11x14 portrait for an additional charge if you prefer.

+ how long does it take??

Each portrait currently takes about 1-2 weeks from the time of purchase. If you order by February 1st, you should receive your portrait in time for Valentine's Day!

+ what does the process look like?

Once you make your purchase, I’ll send you a short questionnaire to fill out about your gal so I can get to know her. I’ll also ask for you to share at least 3 reference images of her with me so I can get to know her personality and really capture who she is. You can share with me her favorite colors and/or colors you associate with her, or let me choose based on her personality. In the example above, I used a floral border, but this would change based on her personality, too. It all would be custom made to fit the way you see her.

Once I receive the questionnaire and reference images form you, I’ll get right to work on the artwork. When I’m done, I’ll present you with at least two different color options to choose from for the final portrait.

+ what if i don't like it?

These samples should give you a good idea of how my illustration style translates for portraits. The Basic portrait package doesn’t include any edits to the line drawing, but if you’d like to make sure you can ask for changes if you need them, add the “Round of Edits for the Line Drawing” to your selection at purchase, and you’ll get unlimited edits once I present you with the line drawing, along with the standard 2 color options to choose from.

+ is it just for girly girls?

Not at all. This portrait is all about that one particular unique gal in your life, whoever she is. Girly, tomboyish, fashionable, body-building, home-making, career-building--no matter her personality, this portrait is all about drawing out the things you find wonderful about her.

+ do I have to be her spouse/significant other?

Nope! Anyone can give a True Beauty Portrait. In fact, since the True Beauty Portraits are designed to share the way you specifically see the beauty in her, a whole group of her friends could give her the “same” portrait and it would still be different from each one! She’d get to see how each of you experiences her beauty and appreciates her friendship in unique ways.

I also ask specifically what relationship you have to her so if there are any special considerations that need to be made, I can take it into account from the very beginning.

+ do I have to be a creative person?

Not at all! Don’t worry if you don’t think you’re creative enough to give this gift, friend. I’ll guide you through the process from the moment you fill out the purchase form to the moment she opens the portrait. All you have to do is answer a few questions about her and the way you see her, and I’ll take care of the rest. Nervous about those questions? No need. If you’re uncertain about answers, I’ll help guide you though that, too.


Still wondering about something? I'm here to help.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me at gracie [at] and I'll be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have!