“Happy 16th Birthday to my two favorite guys, Luka and Niko.”
~ Jason “The Photillustrator” Ulsrud
Want a portrait that’s truly different, super fun, and really portrays the unique personalities that make up your awesome family?
Don’t let this time pass you by and settle for the same old boring portraits as everyone else, or a portrait that’ll make a better dust collector than something to talk about, or simply doesn’t get noticed because there’s nothing special about it.
To mark this very special date of April 1st, the 16th birthday of my twin boys, Luka and Niko, I wanted a fun and entertaining portrait that would make us all smile for the next 20 years.
And a portrait that would make their kids laugh at.
Portraits like “The Axe Wielder” don’t get made with the simple click of the camera and a couple of fancy filters.
Portraits like these begin with an idea that becomes a concept sketch before multiple Photo Sessions, hours of illustrative artwork on the computer, and custom printing before they can truly be enjoyed.
I used 30 different photos along with around 20 hours of artwork to create this crazy birthday portrait.
All this time and all this work comes together in a portrait that’s 100% different than any other portrait on the planet, and a portrait that captures the true essence of who you are like no other portrait.
To give you a better understanding of how different these portraits are, here’s some before and after images.
Creating the bald version of me was a little awkward but has brought a few of us to tears on seeing it for the first time.
Niko’s a super funny guy and because he’s so dang skinny, he’s always pulling his pants way up just so they stay on. So, in Photillustrator fashion, that’s something I wanted to highlight so 20 years from now I can say, “Remember when…”
Hopefully he learns the power of a belt by then. LOL
Luka is the coolest guy but he honestly doesn’t have an atheletic bone in his body, which is why I have him hitting everything but the target on the tree.
The idea for this axe throwing portrait came from all of us going to an axe throwing place so we could… wait for it… throw axes.
Niko, without even trying hit the bullseye ever time he threw the axe, while Luka couldn’t hit anything.
That is until he covered his eyes and threw the axe. LOL
My wife Taren, God love her, hates having her pictures taken but always makes a great character for our family portraits.
Now that you have a better understanding of what’ll make your portrait so unique and different, I can’t imagine why you’d ever want a traditional boring portrait ever again.
All you have to do is call us at (214) 945-3226 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a Discovery Session before 4/15/202 and I’ll throw in a custom frame that’ll make your portrait the center piece of your home.
I Guarantee you’ll smile and laugh when you see your portrait for the first time or I’ll give it to you for free.