Your celebration is with all your favorite people ...........It truly deserves to be an original painting!
What should I expect on my day?
I arrive at your venue at least 2 hours before it begins to set up my easel canvas and paints and drop cloth if needed.
I then begin sketching the basic elements of the scenery/room in preparation for painting to be ready to start painting the guests in as they arrive.
As your day progresses,I continue to paint, capturing your guests, decor, details, colors and emotions throughout your special evening.
Can you paint both the Ceremony and the Reception?
Typically I paint your choice of the Ceremony, Social hour or reception. If you choose the social hour or Ceremony, I will move with you and set up during the reception to finish the painting for the remainder of the night.
You can choose between any three of the following settings to paint:
Reception (this choice can include your first dance - Instead of seating you at the head table, I add the dance floor and paint your first dance and make it become the focal point of the painting.
OR BOTH or THREE your Ceremony & Reception/First Dance/Social Hour I will work with two 16" x 20” canvases and capture each setting throughout the day/evening.
You may choose to have just your first dance painted - This is where I paint just the couple on the dance floor filling up ⅔ of the canvas and add the background setting with the main focus and additional detail on the attire/hair etc of the couple. - Request a quote for my Intimate Couples Live painting collection.
Can my guests interact with you as you paint?
Yes for sure! I encourage your guests to come over and find themselves in the painting - if they are not yet painted I will paint them on the spot! I truly love sharing my creative space. I'm just as much an entertainer as she is a painter!
Will the painting be finished by the end of the night?
I will take the painting back to my studio to dry or you may make a request to keep the painting at the end of the event - Just let know if you want to keep the painting at the end of the night to make arrangements for this option - The painting will be wet and will need appropriate packaging. (If your wedding is out of state, You will need to make arrangements to have a friend or family member bring your painting home.) I simply cannot fly back home with a wet oil painting! However, I can use Acrylic painting so it will dry and then I can fly home with the painting.
Why have an artist painting live at my wedding?
Having an artist paint during your special occasion creates an enriching and entertaining experience for guests
Makes each guest feel much more connected as part of your celebration
You can have the original painting turned into prints or thank you cards and more!
An original painting created during your wedding or event will be cherished forever - even becoming a family heirloom
Live Event Painting adds an extra touch of class and makes any event special and unique
How much does it cost?
Total Cost depends on location. Leanne is based out of Minnesota Pricing starts around 2100 in peak season and 1950 in off season and weeknights - + travel if flights or overnight stays are required.
Travel expense is only needed if weddings are booked outside of my 2-3 hour radius. (outside of Alexandria MN)
Expenses vary based on location and method of transportation etc. I quote my flights out of Minneapolis MN or Fargo ND. View my Pricing Page
Do Your Travel?
Yes! I love to travel and you should bring me along with you to capture your special moments on canvas!
I have painted live at weddings all over the US, Virgin Islands, & Australia! I have even painted Live on a Sail Boat! I captured the beautiful sunset and entire wedding party as they celebrated over a romantic dinner and pineapple cocktails. - Check out my Blog page for the story & pics!
What is in your SIGNATURE PACKAGE?
How long have you been painting live weddings?
Since Summer of 2011
What if my wedding is already passed? Can you create a painting from one of my photos?
Yes! I set aside time in my week to create new paintings from submitted photographs!