Live Painting Guide

2020 - 2021


I'm so honored to be a part of your BIG day & to capture it in such a unique & special way.

If I'm not photographing a couples special day than you may find me painting live instead!

There's so many ways to capture your wedding day memories - from photobooths to drones and live-streaming to hashtags. But what better way is there to give yourself a cherished, unique gift than a custom watercolor painting of your event!

Your guests will love the artistic element added to your ceremony, cocktail hour or reception!! AND it'll make an awesome conversation starter in your home.

Hi, I'm Ashley Nicole!

photo: Sarah Beth Photography 

Send me a note when you're
ready to reserve your date.

Get in Touch

We'll set up a coffee or
zoom chat to discuss your event.

Subject Matter

We'll discuss the right painting Size and frame for your event.

Size & Frame

50% Retainer due at booking & FINAL due 14 days prior to the event.


enjoy your special day
and the unique memento.

Wedding Day

paintings are typically finished in 10 weeks. Final delivery is dependant on framer completion.

Painting Delivered

The Process

next live painting event

live painting events

Abby & Ambrose

venue: the holland center

Madison + Mat

venue: the empire room
planner: Rachel j events
photographer: mullers

Molly & Josh

venue: private residence
PLANNER: indigo events
photographer: Lux & Ember

15 x 22 - $1200

11x15 - $950

Pricing for live paintings takes into account the painting size, time to complete and of course, my talent and skill. Below are the painting size options. Together, we'll discuss and find the right size to fit your space.

NOTE: The sizes below are the paper sizes and do not include the size of the mat.
The paper may be trimed down to accomidate a mat and/or frame.

Size & Pricing

Live wedding paintings are booked no earlier than six months prior to the event date. If you're looking to book outside of the six month timeframe, please reach out to discuss options and availability.

The Experience

after your wedding photos and video, this is going to be the next most-treaured memory of your wedding.

There's no better way to capture the energy of your special event than with a Live Watercolor Painting. With each paint stroke, the atmosphere transforms into a beautiful painting.

Your guests will be amazed and you get a memento to last for years to come.


Frequently Asked Questions

How does booking work?

During booking we’ll discuss the date, time, location, as well as, which scene you would like painted. A well lit ceremony and reception are the most popular!

what's the best location for painting?

Proper lighting is important! A location with bright, natural light is ideal. Obviously, a location accessible to guests is also ideal, so they can enjoy the live painting! Together, we'll determine the best spot prior to the event. 

how long will You be at the event?

On day of event I will arrive one hour before to set up my easel and begin the foundation of the painting. When the guests arrive…they'll soon see the scene come to life. I will be at the event for approximately 5 hours, typically during a portion of the ceremony and/or reception.

what's included in the cost?

It includes 5 hours of live painting, materials and the cost of delivery. I will work with you before and after the event to ensure the process is smooth and the final product is something you will treasure forever!

is the painting completed at the event?

Due to the nature of watercolor paint, the painting won't be fully completed at the event. The painting will be taken back to the studio for finishing touches and framing.

When will I receive my painting?

The painting will be delivered to you within 8-10 weeks of your big day. If framing is added-on than this timeframe may not include the framing prep and the actual framing process as it's outsourced and dependant on the framing company.

What type of materials do you use?

I paint with high quality watercolor paint on pre-stretched 140lb paper. The paint is non-toxic and extremely quick-drying, allowing for easy clean-up and transport of the painting and my materials after an event.

Are you willing to travel to paint?

I'm based in Omaha, NE but more than willing to travel to your event! I require an additional travel cost such as airfare and hotel. Events within 1.5 hours driving distance from NE do not require an overnight stay but a travel fee will be reflected in the total price quote.

How much space do you need?

My setup is minimal and doesn't require assistance. I bring my own easel and stool. I only require a small painting area (no more than approximately 4' X 6') in advance of my arrival, inside or outside. I do require a good view of the scene I am painting and sufficient lighting.

Interested in commissioning a piece or booking your live painting event! Fill out the form below and I'll reach out within 48 hours to chat!

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