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The Artistry Behind Live Wedding Painting: A Behind-the-Scenes Look


When you hire a live wedding painter, you're not just getting a unique keepsake from your special day; you're also investing in a captivating, interactive experience that's wholly personalized to you and your love story. In this blog post, I'll pull back the curtain on the process, materials, and moments that make live wedding painting so magical.


a live wedding painter with her beautiful paintings captured at weddings in montana
One time, I had all these paintings in my studio at once, and I was in heaven

Getting to Know You Every painting journey begins with getting to know you, the couple. I delve into your love story, listening to what you want to capture on canvas. This personalized approach sets live wedding painting apart—it's your story, told through vibrant strokes of color. Remember, this is your special day, and you deserve to have it commemorated in a way that feels perfect to you.


Choosing the Scene Upon arriving at your venue, I take around 30 minutes to walk around, feeling the vibe, and choosing the scene that best captures the essence of the day. This choice isn't arbitrary—it's a reflection of your unique personalities, your shared moments, and the atmosphere you've lovingly created for your wedding.


The Materials I use high-quality acrylic paint on a sturdy canvas panel. This choice of materials allows me to produce a classic, ready-to-hang painting that adds a touch of timeless charm to your home. Just like your love, it doesn't require any extra frills to shine.


Capturing the Day I spend around 8 hours on-site at the wedding (arriving well before your guests), diligently capturing the day's key moments. The painting process is a performance in itself, offering your guests an added layer of entertainment and intrigue. It's your day – why not make it unforgettable in every way?


Finishing Touches While the basic composition of the painting is completed on-site, the true magic happens when I take it back to my studio to add a thousand more brush strokes, refining and perfecting until it's a masterpiece. It's here that I take your memories and transform them into a tangible piece of art, full of depth and emotion.


Memorable Moments One wedding moment that stands out for me is when a bride decided to gift herself a live wedding painting. Despite initial skepticism from her mother, she knew this was what she truly wanted. Seeing her face light up when she saw her painting was an unforgettable experience. These are the moments that remind me why I love what I do. It's a testament to the power of following your heart and choosing what makes you happy.


newly-weds love their new live wedding painting as they celebrate their special day
This isn't who I am referring to- but isn't this a beautiful moment? (This is their reaction to their painting)

Live wedding painting is more than just a piece of art—it's a deeply personal representation of your love story, brimming with romance and charm. Remember, this is your day, and you deserve to celebrate it in a way that reflects your style and preferences. Whether it's the classic elegance of a wedding portrait or the vibrant energy of a reception scene, the choice is all yours. And I am here to make your vision come to life in the most beautiful way possible. Choose what feels right for you, because at the end of the day, your happiness is what truly matters.




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