“ The possibilities of Enhance-me are endless. Create a wonderfully UNIQUE gift for friends or family. Stunning custom enchanted photo portraits of your child. Create Magical photo invitations, fairy photo enhancements, personalised thank yous, holiday and Christmas photo cards and more! „
I read about enhance-me.com on here and have just used them for the 2nd time and have been well impressed. I don't usually write about stuff like this but enhance-me is a brill site and if you've got little kids in your family I deffo recommend you have a look.
It's a small company that will create a scene round a picture of your child, the examples in the photo Dooyoo have got up don't go anywhere near showing how gorgeous the pictures are when they're finished. The basic idea is that you send a high resolution photo of your child to them and they will design a background, making it as magical or adventurous as you like. Once you've confirmed that you like the picture it's sent to you through email to get printed yourself.
I ordered my first one last year, it was a photo of my 2 year old sister and I wanted to give it to my mum and dad for Xmas. The photo I wanted to use was of my sister at a Halloween party and she was in a witches outfit, it was a cute witches dress though and when the lady at enhance-me emailed I said I didn't want the picture to be spooky or anything like that even though she was blatently posing with pumpkins! lol
I didn't think she'd be able to do much with what I wanted because you can't exactly fit a witch into a fairy scene but when the proof come less than 24 hours later I was shocked out of my head by how good it was. It was the same dress but Vicky had added glitter and took the obvious Halloween stuff off so that my sister looked like she was dressed up as a Cinderella princess. The party background was gone completely and my sister is standing in a massive garden with a Disney style castle at the back. It's gorgeous, I'm looking at the printed copy now and it's EXACTLY right!
I OK'd the proof and the final copy was sent to me a few hours later. When Vicky had contacted me in the first place she asked if I had any special requirements and I told her I wanted it to be printed on a 10" by 8" canvas. That was no problem and she sized the photo so that none of the important background is lost where the picture wraps round the sides of the canvas.
The second time I used enhance-me was in January when my cousin had a baby. I took a cute photo of him at a family wedding when he was about 4 weeks old and got them a picture made up of him sleeping in a flower, I didn't get that printed out and emailed it to them to do what they want with. My cousin rang the next day and she loved it so much she ordered a printed copy as soon as she opened the email! lol
You pay for the picture through Paypal and for a picture done of up to 2 children it's £13.99. This is good value I think for the odd picture because there are bargain prints out there so you can save that way. My photo canvas was £24.99 so for less than £40.00 we've got a wicked photo of my sister at a cute age... my mum nearly CRIED when she opened it and I know it was deffo her fave present even though my dad preferred the PS3 games deep down! LOL
Recommeded... brill service and a wicked reminder of my sister how she is now!!!
I was introduced to enchance-me.com by a fellow dooyoo writer. As soon as I had read and rated the review I hopped over to www.enhance-me.com to see what it was all about.
The company is run by a lady named Victoria Dixon from Scotland. The basic concept is that Victoria is able to enhance your chosen image and place upon a background to give the effect of your child being a fairy in a wood or a little boy in a space suit about to climb into his rocket. The image gallery features masses of the work Victoria has already done, from fairies, spacemen, sportscar drivers to your family sitting around the Christmas tree or your child on Santa's lap.
There are so many images to choose from I could not decide what to go for. Instead, as Victoria offers an even more bespoke service whereby your give her an image and a theme I decided to ask her if she was able to enhance one of my images. I had a photograph of Jake when he was around 6 months old, taken in Spain in May, looking as though he was skydiving, on his belly arms outstretched to the sides. After sending my email late on a Sunday evening I had a very speedy response confirming that yes, she would be able to work with the image to fit in with my required theme.
I paid up front via the 'buy it now' link on the website. The prices are as follows:
One enhancement featuring one or two persons - £13.99
One enhancement featuring three or more persons upto a total of six - £15.99
Victoria will quote a separate price for larger group image enhancements.
I am happy to say that after sending payment late in the day on Tuesday I have today received the enhanced image back by email. Victoria sends a proof for approval and once approved sends the image in colour, black and white and sepia for you to print off yourself.
I intend to get my image printed onto canvas when finances permit and in the meantime can save the images to disk and print them at a photoshop for the best quality.
From the testimonials and information on the website Victoria will also arrange for your images to be printed if you are unable to do so yourself and there is also a recommendation for a company who print on to canvas.
My enhanced image of Jake is truly stunning, far better than I had hoped for and was expecting. I will definitely be using Victoria's services again in the near future - she is a genius!!!
The service provided was extremely speedy and efficient and I am thrilled to bits with every aspect of my dealings with the company and Victoria.
Please check out her image gallery to see how stunning her work is. My next print I intend to get will be of Jake seated in an elephants trunk - the new Pet Gallery is fabulous..... I don't think I have ever been so enthusiastic about anything.... I wish I could upload my image on to here... hmm might put it on as my avatar - watch out for it.
I came across a review for the website enhance-me.com on dooyoo, and was eager to get on the website after what I had heard. What I found more than impressed me and I placed an order the very same day!
The concept is to create photo portraits of your child in enchanted and faraway places. Perfect for all children! You can create magical photo invitations, photo enhancements with your child in fairy wonderlands, personalised thank you cards, christmas photo cards and more!
All you have to do is find a photo that you think will work well with the background you have chosen and send it via email to the website. I have 2 young children and I couldn't find a picture where they were both together and facing the right way, so I actually sent in two separate pictures and she used the two to make one picture. I chose a scene called dandelion forest and it was unbelievable what they had done to it. I was extremely impressed. They had even changed the clothes from what they had been wearing in the photos and put them both in pink fairy dresses!
If your not happy about the picture, all you have to do is email them and ask them if they will change the specific area, and its absolutely no issue. I asked if they could slightly define my daughters jawline a little more as it had been airbrushed a bit too much. This was done within a few hours and had been emailed back to me to check. Once I said I was happy with the picture, I received the final copy in colour, sepia and black and white. Now I just have to get them printed off. All this cost me just £13.99!!
The website is run by Victoria Dixon, and the service she provides is professional and personal, with a quick turn around. The scenes she has to offer you range from a fairy tea party, mermaids under the sea, superheroes, among the dinosaurs and space travel. I also really like the stalk carrying the newborn baby - I will be buying this when my step sister has her baby at the end of August! Victoria has also just added the christmas scenes in the last few days, although she does say that these need to be ordered early due to demand.
The website is really easy to navigate around and is clearly set out. Its very easy to pay, although she does only accept paypal, but you don't have to have an account, you can just pay by switch and the payment is instant.
This website is recommended to all - even if you don't have children yourself you could use this site as a gift for relatives with children - all my family will be getting pictures of their children this christmas!
I was recently browsing through pictures saved to my PC with my daughter (who is rather vain and likes looking at herself!) when I came across an enhanced image I'd had done of her as a baby.
I'd read a very high recommendation for Enhance-me.com on a parenting site and swiftly made my way over to see what all the fuss was about. I was immediately impressed with the beautiful enhanced pictures I found there and placed an order of my own and was absolutly thrilled with the result (it is in fact my profile picture at present although not very clear due to size).
Enhance-me.com is a website run by work from home mum, Victoria Dixon. What she offers are unique and magical enhanced photo portraits of your child or children. " Imagine your child in the most magical of places " she claims, and she can transport your childs picture there.
The website is well laid out and easy to navigate. The home page gives some information on the service, ordering information, testimonials and links to the galleries, FAQ and buy it now pages.
The galleries display examples of the work Victoria has already done for other customers and is separated into Girls, Boy's, Families and adults, groups and holidays. There is no Christmas section up yet, although the website does advise it will be appearing soon, and this section is well worth a look I promise!
Each gallery displays examples of themes and the original picture a childs image was taken from. The girls gallery has some absolutly stunning enchanted garden and forest pictures with little girls transformed into fairies, mermaids or even riding upon unicorns. The boys gallery shows examples of how you can place your child in the jungle, as a pirate, a superhero or in the wild west. I adore the baby stork pictures too, they really are quite impressive. You are not limited however to the examples shown. Victoria will work with your idea's to come up with something which is unique to you.
Ordering is extremely simple and pleasant. First of all I emailed Victoria, at the address given on the website, with my idea's and the photograph I thought I might like to use. She states on the website that the bigger the picture the better, don't crop or resize it, which was great as at the time as I was very new to digital photography and computers! She also offers advice for those unable to email a digital picture, and it is possible to send a 'real' picture through the post.
I received a reply to my initial enquiry very quickly, where Victoria confirmed my design wishes and payment request. You only need to make payment once you have agreed on the work you would like done, and once you pay she will work on your enhancement. The cost of one photograph enhancement is £13.99 for up to 2 children and £15.99 for up to 6 children. Prices can be agreed for larger groups by contacting her for a quote.
While Victoria was able to work with my design wishes, the photograph I had sent actually had my daughters hands cut off, so before I paid she asked if I would like hands added on! I said yes, although I must be honest and say I was dubious as to how good it would be. She also asked if I would like her red eyes recoloured and some blemishes on her face removed. Again I agreed and paid £13.99 by paypal. You can also pay by credit or debit card, but I always find sites taking paypal very handy...especially if I have funds as I feel I'm not actually spending!
I received a proof of my order less than two days later and was absolutly ecstatic with the results. My daughter really does look like she is sitting in the middle of an enchanted forest with fairies flying around her! And I would never have known her hands weren't actually her own if I hadn't been told! If I hadn't of been happy with anything and would have liked changes made, Enhance-me.com say on the website that they would make the changes, free of charge until I was satisfied.
I didn't require any changes and emailed to confirm my delight. Later that day I received the finished enhancements by e-mail in colour, black and white and sepia formats. All that was left to do was to save them to my computer and I was free to print them off in which ever media I required. You are given the right to reprint the image as often you like or in which ever format you like, however you are not permitted to alter or add to the image, and you must not claim the work as your own!
The images are really stunning and would make ideal gifts and cards as well as framed pictures. They really are a unique keepsake. I also noticed that Enhance-me.com now recommends a company who can print your image onto canvas and think that would be a gorgeous and personal present for a child's bedroom!
I found the whole process so absolutly easy and pain free, however even if you are unsure about emailing digital photographs and printing out your results, Victoria offers to do this for you. I have just placed an order for an updated enhancement of my daughter yesterday, and I recieved a reply to my very specific request within just 3 hours...on a Sunday! That's fabulous service in my eyes! I am eagerly awaiting a proof of my daughter now and am sure I will be as delighted as with the first. Victoria was extremely friendly in her email, and said how nice it was to hear from me again. I had been pleasantly surprised to see my daughters initial enhancement of 3 years ago on display in the gallery (page 4 of the girls gallery...fairy glen ;-) ) and had mentioned it, and she commented on how she had grown, making me feel that she really does care about her customers and is keen to give an excellent service.
I highly recommend you all go over there now for a look at least. And I can assure you that any enquiry you make or order you decide to make will be dealt with in a very personal, helpful, prompt and friendly service.