Wedding Photography… if you ask me, is a must, but wouldn’t it be great to see how an artist would interpret your wedding day on canvas… as it unfolds? A live artist can do that for you in a one-of-a-kind way. The result — a beautiful, romantic keepsake that can hang in your home for decades to come.
Your guests will undoubtedly enjoy seeing the work develop throughout the day/night, which means that you will have an alternate form of entertainment to offer them when they decide to take a break from dancing.
There are several different live event art styles, so you may have to interview several artists to find the form of interpretation that best matches your vision. While wedding receptions are the most popular event to have captured, live artists also frequently cover wedding ceremonies and/or rehearsal dinners.
Anne Watkins, who’s medium of choice is watercolor, works quickly and precisely and will capture several moments of your day. Her style is abstract and beautifully subtle. Anne is located in New York and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, the Bark and Harpers. The images featured above are all from one New York wedding.
Flora Bowley is a mixed medium artist who lives and works in Portland, OR. She paints in abstraction with lots of color, movement and emotion. Her interpretation of your wedding day will most certainly be a collaboration of the elements, energy and color.
Greg Kalamar, who prefers acrylic on canvas paints about 25 weddings a year, but also covers many other events. Greg is located in Los Angeles, but will travel to your desired location. At the end of your event, you can either walk away with the finished work of art or you can arrange to have it delivered. He will even arrange to have an image of your painting converted into greeting cards — a fabulous idea for thank you notes that will allow your guests to see the finished piece as well!
Frances Lynn primarily paints with oils on canvas and will travel to your event as well. If you’re already married, she may be able to look at your photographs and create an interpretation of your wedding day from those images.
Each artist has a unique approach and wonderful style. Find the one that best matches your own personal style, so you can have a keepsake that you will treasure for a lifetime. What a fabulous way to remember your wedding day.