When it comes to capturing your kiddo’s utter cuteness, it is no time to cut corners. You might have a hard drive full of images—but for something truly wall-worthy or good enough to gift the “Grands”—consider an old-fashioned silhouette. Read on to learn about three area artists that can snip your sweetie’s likeness into something you will truly treasure.


Trendy Cuts Shop
Atlantan Sara Bier custom crafts all silhouettes by hand using thick cardstock mounted on high quality art paper. She works from your own photo and can customize the color silhouette that you would like to match any decor. We love her fun color choice options (neon! mettalic!) for a modern spin on this traditional technique.

Price Range: $24 for a custom portrait
Online: www.etsy.com/shop/TrendyCutsShop

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I Cut You Out
With twenty years experience, Keith Donaldson’s list of credentials include a tenure at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, meaning he boasts an exceptional talent for “wiggly kids.” Keith now prefers to take it on the road and cut silhouettes at art festivals, fairs and children’s specialty boutiques.

Price Range: $30 for an individual silhouette
Online: www.silhouettesinasnap.com


Silhouette Portraits by Edward
Georgia artist Edward Casey sharpened his scissors as a top selling portrait artist at Walt Disney World from 1989-1991. Now, he regularly works with Atlanta schools and parents, whipping up custom cuts both in person and from photographs.

Price Range: $25 for the first silhouette. $10 for each additional copy.
Online: edwardsart.net


Have you had a silhouette made of your child? Tell us about it in the comments section below!

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Trendy Cuts, Silhouette Portraits by Edward and I Cut You Out via Facebook