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Mohawks and Creative Family Portrait Composites

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Get a Family Portrait that's Different

I think it’s fair to say that a traditional boring family portrait can’t even begin to capture the craziness of the times we’re living in today.

From everything shutting down because of COVID to the suggestion of injecting bleach into our veins to wildfires to hurricanes to RBG passing weeks before the election, how could a regular photo ever capture what it’s like to be alive right now?

Well, I didn’t want to get through these crazy times without something to remember it by, so I’ve been creating fun family portraits of my family so we could all look back in the years to come and remember these uniquely different times.

So, if you’re looking for a family portrait that’s different and you want to look back and remember your cute family during crazy times, call me and let’s talk.

The Mohawk

Sometimes you just have to take one for the team, which is exactly what I did by letting my kids shave a mohawk into my hair.

creative family portrait composite of haircuts during covid 19

The great thing about my creative family portraits is that I can shave your head right in Photoshop without a clipper ever touching your head.


For this creative portrait I call “Mohawk”, I put the Wacom tablet pen down and pulled out the clippers to shave a mohawk into my hair the old fashioned way.

jason ulsrud of photillustrator gets mohawk for creative family portrait composite

How does this work?

Now, you might be wondering, “How in the world do you create all these crazy pictures?”

Of course, that’s all very TOP SECRET.

Ok, it’s not really…

Thanks to the magic of Photoshop and Lightroom, and a whole lot of patience, I’m able to bring your family portrait to life in a uniquely different way.

Check out the before photo compared to the end result.

Every single portrait I create goes through this transformation from a regular picture to an epic family portrait with style.

Even the one I create for you will go through this transformation.

From regular pictures to the epic family portrait, however, requires piecing several images together before spending hours and hours on the artwork that ultimately brings them to life.

This crazy portrait of my getting a mohawk actually took? Photos to create.

photography breakdown of mohawk compositeEven after creating well over 100 of these fun portraits, I love seeing the transformation from regular and boring to amazing!

The Photography

If you’ve ever sat through a photo session for a traditional boring family portrait, then you know how much they pretty much suck.

Dad would rather be getting a tooth pulled and the kids…

Well, you know how difficult that can be, right?

My Photo Session is WAY DIFFERENT and is actually a lot of fun.

Even dad will be laughing and having fun.

Imagine that!

Before I can start laying down any of the artwork, I first have to capture the photos that will serve as my canvas.

While the original photos don’t look like anything special, there’s actually a lot of planning with angles and lighting that must be considered.

Your portrait will only be as good as the photos we start with.

Get Your Very Own Portrait

At this point, you’ve gotta be biting at the bit to get on one of these crazy family portraits, and if you are, I can’t wait to talk to you.

Simply call me at (214) 945-3226 or email me at [email protected] and let’s get you scheduled for a Discovery Session.

If you have kids, then you know time flies fast and before you know it, they’re all grown up and you’ve missed this opportunity.

I don’t want you to miss your opportunity!

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