LIVE WEDDING PAINTINGS
WITH ERIN LEIGH BOUGHAMER
Live Wedding Painting is a unique and a truly one-of-a kind experience, where an artist will paint live at your wedding to not only entertain guests, but to give you a treasured keepsake of your special day.
It is mesmerizing to watch and the painting produced will be cherished for a lifetime.
Wedding planning can be extremely overwhelming, so I've streamlined my booking process to avoid hassle.
As Live Wedding Painting is a fairly new idea, you probably have lots of questions about my process as a live wedding painter, and I am happy to answer all your questions.
Consider the criteria below when booking your wedding artist.
When you are booking with Erin, rest assured you will get Erin at your wedding. She is an independent artist, and does not have any "back-up" artists to provide when she is booked for a date.
If your date IS booked, Erin is happy to paint using a professional photograph after the wedding.
Erin Leigh's artistic style is a mix between realistic and impressionistic. She captures accurate proportions and details like dress details and specific facial features like dimples. She includes ALL the details you have obsessed over, like your jewelry, your bouquet, or table decorations.
Erin will discuss all the details and people you want to include in your final piece during your initial consultation.
As an extrovert, Erin's personality is both approachable and entertaining. Most times you will find her dancing along to the music as she paints. She loves to answer questions and always has a smile.
LIVE WEDDING PAINTING INVESTMENT
Each painting is a one of a kind piece, that captures the day in paint, each tailored to the couples unique personality and aesthetic. Erin's paintings are created to your specifications and tailored to fit your design elements, your vision and your home.
Live wedding painting pricing depends on canvas size, time frame, and the number of people included in the painting. Prices start at $2,500.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ABOUT LIVE WEDDING PAINTINGS
I DON'T LIVE NEAR YOU, CAN YOU STILL PAINT AT MY WEDDING?
YES, I will travel! There are additional travel fees, but I would love nothing more that to travel to you for your big day! :-)
HOW MUCH DOES A LIVE WEDDING PAINTING COST?
The short answer is, it varies. It is all dependent upon the size of the canvas, and number of people and elements the couple wished to have included. Market research shows prices range from $2,000-$10,000 for experienced artists with a high level of skills.
The cost to hire Erin Leigh to paint live at your wedding will start at $2,500. This cost includes all supplies I will need to create the painting, over two decades of experience painting, nearly a decade of painting at live events, the actual painting itself, completed to your specifications and satisfaction - varnished, wired and ready for pick-up, delivery or shipment. Shipping is included, travel fees are not included.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE AND A PAINTING AND HOW MANY HOURS WILL YOU BE ON SITE PAINTING?
It is hard to answer this question as every painting is a different size, and each has different elements included in the finished piece. I can tell you however, that I will arrive 2-3 hours before your wedding to set up and paint the background. I will paint through your ceremony and reception as entertainment for your guests. I will paint onsite for about 5-6 hours, then depending on the elements you wish to have in your piece, I may take the canvas back to my studio to refine add the details.
HOW MUCH IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A LIVE WEDDING PAINTING WITH YOU? DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Erin Leigh Fine Art requires a retainer payment of $1,000 to hold your date. This payment is part of the total, not in addition to the total. The remaining balance may be paid in a standard three (3) payments (one due half-way, one due a month before the wedding, and the last payment due the week of the wedding) or can be split into smaller, more frequent payments. I am happy to work with you to create a schedule of payments that works for you. The last payment is due on or before the wedding day.
WHAT IF YOU ARE ALREADY BOOKED? CAN YOU PAINT FROM A PHOTOGRAPH AFTER MY WEDDING? IF SO, WHAT ARE THE COST?
If I am already booked on your wedding date, I am HAPPY to still create a one of a kind piece for you! All I need is a professional photograph to reference!
Costs will vary depending on the elements and number of people you wish to have included in your painting. A commissioned portrait will range in size and price from `18"x24" of two people - $1,500 up to 36"x48" of up to 10 people - $7,500. For a custom quote based on your vision for your painting, please fill out the form below.
WILL I GET TO TAKE MY PAINTING HOME AT THE END OF THE WEDDING?
Depending on the number of elements you wish to have captured in paint, I may need to bring the canvas back to my studio to finish the details. I will either ship or deliver and install your painting within 1-4 weeks after your wedding. This will be discussed during our initial consultation.