creative wedding painting

Ayla & Dave ~ Wedding Painting ~ The Roundhouse, MA

Ayla and Dave joined hands and said "I do" this past August at the Roundhouse in Coltrain, MA.

this fun couple wanted to capture this day (their day, their moment) forever. after their wedding, they turned to me to create a one-of-a-kind painting for them from one of their wedding photos.

i loved talking to them and hearing how they remembered their wedding day - and what made it special for each one of them. the photos started to come alive. i could feel their love and excitement for each other - so precious!

here's a little taste of what each of them shared with me:

David's emotions were high as he was excited that it was finally happening! and he couldn't say enough about his love for Ayla and how beautiful she looked. 

Ayla (a wedding photographer herself) remembers loving how the light looked through the apple tree. she recalls standing there with the person she was about to marry (they did a first look which they highly recommend), enjoying their time when it was just the two of them. laughing she guessed he looked okay too :).

the painting expresses their moment of LOVE, PASSION, & HAPPINESS

and it all comes together through a balance of vibrant color.

I wish Ayla & Dave years of happiness, love, and laughter!

Ayla & Dave ~ The Roundhouse, MA ~ Wedding Painting ~ Sneak Peak

On August 30th, Ayla and Dave tied the knot and were married at the beautiful Roundhouse in Coltrain, MA. It was the perfect setting for this gorgeous, outdoorsy couple.

They asked me to paint them a masterpiece that they could treasure forever that reminded them of their special day.

I'm well underway, and I've actually got a surprise up my sleeve on this one. You'll have to check back in in a couple of weeks when the final painting is complete.

But here is the sneak peak I promised to share with them, to let them in on the creative process:

Ayla & Dave Wedding Painting Monochrome

For this painting, I decided to sketch them out in pencil first before moving into a loose acrylic style. Developing the shapes and shadows with Burnt Sienna, their form is coming alive.

And now it's time for the magic...

Samantha & Steve ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ Wedding Painting

Samantha & Steve were married in 2013 on a gorgeous day in Portsmouth, NH overlooking the Piscataqua River. They hired their favorite reggae band - Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad - to play at their reception and it was off the hook. For their first dance, they jammed out to the band's own "Love You More" - a song they've loved for years when they've heard it at concerts. And on their wedding day, it was performed for them.

But after the wedding, when the photos came back, something was missing.

And Steve wanted to capture it. He reached out to me back in the springtime and asked for my help. We got together and talked about the possibilities. We decided a one-of-a-kind painting would be the perfect way to recreate this memory.

As I got to know them, I can say that these two are an absolute joy to be around - so full of life and love, it was contagious. And we never let on to Samantha about Steve's surprise for her.

The painting I created for them tells of this moment they experienced. It was a time when two lovers shared their passion on their first dance. It was a time when they were free and united. It speaks of how their bodies were moved by the music.

Steve surprised Samantha with the painting this past September for their one year anniversary, and she was speechless. It brought tears to their eyes.

That expression of love was captured forever in vibrant paint.

I wish Samantha and Steve all the best and happiness in the world!