Please send your reference photo(s) by e-mail, of course I can help you choosing the best one from several photos.
Most important: The photos must be sharp and should have a high resolution. The better the reference, the better the painting!
The animal should be visible as big as possible (full format) and should be
pictured at eye level.
The eyes must be clearly visible (colour, reflections…) and no shadows of other things should be seen on the face.
To obtain natural colours, the photos should be taken outdoors at daylight, in any case without camera flash.
Of course you can send photos shot by a professional photographer, but then make sure he or she agrees, that I use his / her photo commercially as reference for a painting.