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Wedding Painting Fees and Process

Wedding Painting Fees and Process

Artist Ann Bailey painting live at wedding.


Why trust live wedding painter?

  • 5 STAR reviews!
  • Professional results
  • Your complete satisfaction
  • Flexibility working with the artist
  • Great experience for you and your guests

What's a Wedding Painting Package?

  • Customized contract and standardized wedding painting fees
  • Unique, framed oil painting of your wedding event on Belgian linen canvas
  • Affordable out-of-town travel when needed based on mileage or airfare plus overnight accommodation
  • Free-use, hi res digital image provided for printing or ordering gift-canvas copies or Thank You notes
  • Ease of reserving your date, making payments online and no add-on taxes or shipping - all included up front

I want to get the best reflection of your event, so I set up my easel, light, and paints, conveniently to your floor-plan, a couple of hours before your event starts.

Because my process starts early with the background elements, I focus on you and your guests once you arrive and capture the desired moments and people "in action" during the event. And this is while your guests enjoy watching the whole process!  

Ann Bailey The Knot Best of Weddings 2022
Ann Bailey Live Event Portrait Artist awarded for being in Top 5% of all Wedding Vendors on WeddingWire.com 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 & 2018

What's in the live event painting process?

(See video clip of painting process here) I paint for 5 hours at the event. Because of that amount of painting time, I finish some paintings then and there. But when there are more elements to capture, with larger sizes for instance, I like to take a little more time with the painting details, and then I'll complete the painting during the following 3 weeks.

I send proofs by email. When you are happy with it, I consider the painting finished.  After I get your approval, I sign and deliver the work in a professional wood frame, because I want you to be able to hang it right away.

What does a Wedding Painting cost?  Fees and sizes - framed for you.

These one of a kind oil paintings are priced according to size. Every painting is delivered in an attractive, gold-toned frame, because finished artwork deserves the best first impression. I choose frames that add 4 to 5 inches per side to the canvas sizes.

  • 12x16 inches-  Intimate size.  This size provides a lovely vision of the couple, set in the venue decor, with flowers, cake, and lighting of the magical night!  $1850.
  • 16x20 inches-  Beautiful size. Includes Couple, indoor or outdoor events, scenery, event décor, bouquet and up to 6 additional  figures and general crowd.  $2650.
  • 18x24 inches-  Gorgeous size (most popular size) Large canvas. Includes couple plus ornate interiors, flowers, décor, bouquet, and up to 12 additional figures and mixed crowd.  $3650.
  • 24x36 inches-  Grand size for lots of design and decorative elements. Includes couple, ornate interiors, flowers, décor, bouquet, and up to 24 additional figures.  $5150.

Deposit - $750 for holding your date

  • I will send you a deposit agreement via my FreshBooks.com secure account - your date is booked when deposit is received
  • Full refund honored for any reason up to 10 weeks before event. Half refund honored for any reason up to 2 days before event. Deposits are applied to invoice.
  • We accept credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or Check
  • Free Shipping/Delivery included in your package rate
  • Sales Taxes already included

*How to arrange a wedding painting?

Set up a consultation call here to request a reservation for your date.

What about Wedding Artist's Travel Expense Fees?

Driving expenses for destination wedding paintings

  1. For local and neighboring city locations, travel is already included in each package price.
  2. Basic mileage expense (.50 per mile) is added for round trip driving distances exceeding my 60 miles from the Roswell studio.
  3. Also, for 100-300 miles one-way drive distance, a night of lodging is required.  

Flying expenses for destination wedding paintings

Airfare and lodging are arranged separately at time of event-painting booking for international or cross-country travel to events.

  1. Distances over 300 miles from Atlanta, GA normally require airfare and a night of lodging.
  2. A second night's accommodation is required when flight time exceeds 3 hours, one way.

Referrals and References? Reputation is everything!

You can see some of my recent, happy painting clients on this Wedding Painting Gallery Page. And please see my client reviews on TheKnot.com and WeddingWire.com, as well as in various other publications and online. I know you will be thrilled with your own Live Event Painting, and I offer a 5% discount for clients who agree to share reviews and images on social media. Book your date today!

@LiveEventPainting (on Facebook)    @annbaileystudio(on Instagram)

What about After-Event Paintings? Using photos of your prior event...

I happily create after event paintings too, because clients often want to commemorate special people in prior times. If you have several good photos, but missed the opportunity to have a special day painted from life, I can recreate that "Live Event" feeling for you with my signature quick, loose painterly style.

If I'm not available on your particular date, consider an after-event painting instead!

Please request a consultation to get more information about a Live wedding painting.

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