LIVE GUEST PORTRAIT SKETCHES
Give your guests a wedding favor they'll treasure forever!!
How many portraits can I do per event?
All drawings are in the style of traditional fashion sketches. Some brides prefer a faceless style, others want a simple face. That's up to you! I can draw 1 person in roughly 5 minutes or 2 people in about 10 minutes, which averages around 48 guests in 4 hours. Depending on your wedding guest list size, not all guests may get drawn. Please keep in mind, not everyone will ask for a portrait as well! I have found that most guests that want this done are able to do so with no problem!
Is there a line? Do guests need to stand there while I draw them?
No. My assistant or I will gather interested guests and quickly take their photos in waves so your guests can get back out on the dance floor. If the guest prefers to watch that’s ok too! I ask the guests to pick up their drawing no later than the end of the night. I will only draw from photos that take during the event.
How do guests know what to do?
I provide signage for my table and I communicate with guests to help get the crowd up to speed with what is going on.
How long do I work for?
Typically I like to get lots of guest reference photos while they mingle during the ceremony or during the cocktail hour. That way I can do a lot of drawings while people are eating dinner and hearing speeches. When I finish, drawings are on my table where I'll be working in the reception area for pick up. I'll continue to draw guests until our timeframe is up - you are hiring me hourly, so you can have me there till the end of the reception if you like. This will include 1-2 15 min breaks.
Will I draw the bride and groom?
Of course, if you like! However, included in your package is a custom bride and groom drawing that will be delivered after the wedding in a much more refined, detailed style. This allows for the couple to interact and be present on their wedding day with their guests!
What will the couple need to provide?
I will bring my art supplies, table lights and signage. I require you or the venue to provide a table with 1 chair (preferably at least a 4' rectangular or square table). Feel free to decorate it as you wish! Please locate the table in the reception area near and outlet so I can plug in my light.
My fee starts at $335-$435/hr for a minimum of 4 hours. If your venue is 1.5hours or more from my home in South Jersey (Medford) I require a $200 travel fee so I can cover the cost of spending the night. If you’d like to book, I ask for a $295 deposit that goes toward the total balance. The rest of your balance is due two weeks before the wedding date. We will sign a letter of agreement to make sure we are on the same page with all of the details and I will connect with your venue or wedding coordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Email or call if you’d like to move forward!
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