The fees are based on routine portrait backgrounds. If certain complicated backgrounds or props are required there will be an additional fee. This will be negotiated in the beginning before the painting is started. (An example would be: a picture in the background, a pet, or a highly carved and detailed piece of furniture.) The frame is not included in the price. I will assist you in finding an appropriate frame if you desire. One third of the fee deposit (non-refundable) required to start the painting. Balance payable upon satisfactory completion and delivery of the painting. If an outside professional photographer is used you will be given credit for the sitting fee. For children under the age of 10, I usually use a professional photographer who is familiar with my requirements to obtain the photographs that I will paint from. Travel and living expenses are additional when it is necessary for me to travel away from my studio.