How I began painting at weddings
The journey of painting at weddings began a few years ago when a bride-to-be approached me with a unique request. She inquired if I offered “live painting” services for weddings. The bride had discovered my work online and was particularly drawn to the expressive and impressionistic style of my landscape paintings. Without hesitation, I gladly accepted her proposition. After all, I had plenty of experience capturing people and places in real-time through my years of artistic practice.
The bride shared her vision with me, describing the specific scene she desired to be painted. I dedicated myself to bringing her imagination to life on canvas. The satisfaction of fulfilling her expectations was immensely gratifying.
Since that initial experience, I have had the privilege of attending numerous weddings on the beautiful islands of Hawaii, both on the Big Island and Kauai. It is an absolute honor for me to offer my services as an artist, allowing me to witness and immortalize these incredibly special and memorable events through the creation of a stunning painting.
I make sure to arrive several hours ahead of the actual ceremony, allowing ample time for setting up and painting the surroundings. My goal is to capture the essence of the location, including flower arrangements, water views, gardens, palm trees, and breathtaking vistas while incorporating any other special details you desire. Working swiftly to encompass the entire scene, I paint throughout the ceremony while also taking photos to work from afterward.
Later, in my studio, I refine the painting by adding portrait details and applying finishing touches. To accomplish this, I utilize the photos I take at the wedding. The primary focus of the painting naturally centers around the bride and groom, but there is also the option to include members of the wedding party and guests. Once the final image is completed and you are satisfied with the result, I promptly send the painting to you.
I consider myself fortunate to have received tremendous appreciation from all my clients for their paintings. I strive not only to capture the physical likeness and setting of the wedding couple but also to convey the emotions and excitement that make a wedding day truly unforgettable.
Wedding Painting Gallery
Prices start at $1600 for watercolor on paper and range to $2400 for 24″x30″, acrylic on canvas. Shipping is extra.
Please contact me with the specifics of your wedding painting commission. We’ll discuss the date, time, setting, and other specifics you have planned for your wedding landscape & portrait.