Here's a sample of a perfect photo to cut your silhouette portrait by... and examples of photos that will not work!
This is the perfect RIGHT profile. Stand about 4 feet away from your subject, show all the head, all the hair, and NO smiles!
Please take individual photos of each person, no matter what!
Goodness she's lovely... but please, no front-facing photos!
Don't tilt your head! A plain background is good, though.
See how a smile actually distorts the mouth and cheek area? No smiles please!
Don't cut off your subjects' head and hair! That leaves too much guess work!
3/4 Photos won't do at all! Sorry!
Trying to cut left profiles is a pain! The blades from the scissors get in the way!
See what I mean? Can't see what I'm doing...