I finished the commission! And she liked it! I was so relieved. She did say she was tempted to say she didn’t like it, but I am so glad she didn’t. I’d have cried!
My photography skills need some work, but so far I’ve found non-direct sunlight is best. From memory (I no longer have the original, just a million photos all with different lighting and different camera settings….. which I can’t remember which was which……) But experimentation is good.