About Us


Founder, illustrator and fellow mama, Essie, began creating her silhouettes during a time of financial struggle within her family. Back in 2012, as a former 2nd grade teacher and new mom, she wanted to create a silhouette of her son and her husband (Dave) taught her how to do it. He encouraged her to try selling them online since computer illustrated silhouettes were pretty unique back then.  As a stay at home mom to three littles, it has been a blessing to create this timeless art for so many families, all the while getting to do it from home.

Over the past several years things have changed quite a bit.   The shop has grown to house several beautiful products and our drawing style has grown to be incredibly detailed and timeless.  In addition to that, as our own children have gotten older and their schooling needs become greater (we are a homeschool family) the need for more balance became pressing.  That's when Catherine came on board!  Also a stay at home mom of 3 littles, we are so fortunate to have her on our team.

Based on the East Coast outside of Philadelphia, all silhouette products are proudly (and thoughtfully) illustrated, printed, hand-crafted and packaged in the USA.

Come say hi!  Snapshots of life & the shop are shared over on instagram: @afamilyprintshop

Our desire is always to remember: "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord..." Colossians 3:23

A Few Features

Ordering a silhouette from AFPS has been one of the best gifts I have EVER given. My husband took it to work, and his staff was equally obsessed with Brecklyn's cute little nose and her flyaway hairs falling out of her pony. In short: the company is detail oriented, it's a priceless treasure, and communicating with Essie was amazing. She cared about my silhouette and wanted it to be perfect, and I could feel that through our emails. I can't wait to order from this company again!
I purchased a locket with my Charlie girl's silhouette inside, and it's become my go-to piece of jewelry!! I usually wear the same few pieces all the time, so it's so great that this piece fits right in!! It's the perfect length, the image is SO SWEET, and I can see myself wearing it until I'm old and grey, and then passing it down to her! It also came with a silhouette on REALLY good quality paper that I promptly framed and hung on our wall! I'M IN LOVE!
Hands down 5 stars. Not only for how adorable Essie's work is but also for how amazing SHE is! She is so passionate and dedicated to her clients. I ordered my print before Father's Day and, unfortunately, it got lost along the way...she did everything she could to make sure I would get it in time and she succeeded! She was very friendly and always answered quickly. I have only good things to say about her work and how professional she is. This was my first order with her but definitely not my last! Thank you again Essie, for everything!
Absolutely stunning work!! Essie was quick and willing to work with me so that it was exactly what I wanted. She made my requested changes perfectly and was very understanding of what I was trying to explain (even through messages!!). When she sent me the final product, I was crying tears of joy because this piece of art meant so much to me!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! I will definitely be using her again and sending everyone I can her way ❤️ Thank you, Essie, for this special gift ❤️
This is my 3rd silhouette purchased from this shop. I love how Essie captures each of the tiny details of the face. I got this silhouette as a Mother's Day gift for my sister and she loved it just as much. I can't wait to continue to get these silhouettes made as our children grow!