A masterpiece portrait looks like a painting that you might see hanging in a museum, and as a portrait photographer serving the greater Los Angeles area, I consider it an honor to be able to create fine art for my clients' homes. For this portrait, I used two soft, painterly light sources to create just the right type of modeling on my subject and her baby. Extensive skin retouching, toning and color grading helped move this image from beautiful to a true masterpiece photo that anyone would be proud to hang in their home. The fine art print of this image is stunning, and is something that truly takes your breath away. The styling was key to evoking the look we were after, with the velvet cape adding just the right amount of old-world ambiance to this lovely portrait. Adding a renaissance-style ruff to the baby's neck pulled the entire look together.