When ordering a silhouette, you do not have to have the photo ready to upload for me, you can email it at a later time. My turn around time depends on my work load, and your quickness in getting a photo to me. Once I have received your photos, I will email you with my estimated date that I can get your drafts to you for approval. The months before Christmas and Mother's day tend to be busiest. Email me if you need to know my current turn around time!