I'd love to have it done, but then I see the price of the artists whose work I like and always decide now isn't the right time. I have however paid for a few photo sessions and have always thought those were worth it.
I had a pencil/watercolor done of my at the Bridge boy, Splash. Its fantastis and we all love it. Still hangs in the foyer with my 'Little Bo Peep' clock, crook etc. (Splash was a Border Collie and we did sheep trials.)
I had it done at the Perry, GA show back in 1999. I am so glad I did.
I would say it is definitely worth it. You will have it forever. I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for but there was an artist doing these for Orvis. I like her work but not sure if that's what you are going for.
If you want to check them out click on ALT view after you open link. I like the one of the lab.
I just had a portrait done of Savanah and I've had a pointillism done of Chance. I love them both. The artist that did the picture of Chance also uses his image on her cafepress Golden Retriever items. Here's her cafepress page with Chance's image on all the items, (except for the very first picture):
Thank you for your compliments, you are too kind! I used to have much more time to paint so only take on occasional commissions now a days, I am looking forward to dedicating a lot more time to it over the summer holidays...it won't come soon enough!!