Hello young lovers: wedding day portraits
On Valentine's Day, when thoughts turn to romance, you may think of popping the question.
If your beloved says "yes", you may spend many happy months thinking about how to celebrate both your engagement - and your wedding.
Once the when, where, how and who are sorted your thoughts will inevitably turn to the what. What wedding car, what cake, what photographer, what DJ...and it's at this stage where you might like to consider commissioning a wedding portrait.
A wedding portrait is distinct from wedding photos which capture a moment in time - the moment you say "I do" or emerge from the church under a shower of confetti.
A portrait is something that will remind you of your special day in a more intimate way as you see yourselves through the imagination of an artist. Due to this, you'll be able to look at your portrait for longer, frequently finding something new to catch your attention. And it will project your image through time - a constant reminder of the start of your married journey.
Here's what one bride thought of her, and her new husband's, wedding portrait:
"I'm in love with Stella's portrait of our wedding! We're delighted with how it's captured the day in a different way from our wedding photographs. I was so happy to see our personalities shine through and, and am reminded of our special day every time I look at it." - Sophie Dopson
Sophie and John-Paul's wedding day - pencil on cradled gesso panel.
Commission a wedding portrait
If you're interested in commissioning a wedding portrait, please feel free to contact me. I am happy to work to a budget, but you can get an idea of how much a drawing, digital drawing or oil painting would cost by clicking here. I can work from a photograph you provide, but the image would need to be hi res, inspire me - and I would need the permission of the photographer to work from it.
And, if your guests are looking to give you a truly unique wedding gift, you can put my Portrait Gift Card on your list!