Live Painting Guide

2020 - 2021

VIDEO: A FINAL TAKE

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
Skype date to connect.

Subject Matter

choose your painting Size
and frame color.

Size + Frame

50% Retainer at booking.
Remainder 14 days prior.

Payment

enjoy your special day
and the unique memento.

Wedding Day

Your beautiful painting will be delivered
within 8 weeks.

Painting Delivered

The Process

next live painting event

live painting events

Abby & Ambrose


venue: the holland center
PLANNER: LOVESTRUCK
PHOTOGRAPHER: ASHLEY CRAWFORD

Madison + Mat


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

Molly & Josh


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

20x24 w/ 24x30 - $895

16x20 w/ 20x24 - $700

11x 14 w/ 16x20 - $575

8x10 w/ 11x14  - $400

Pricing for live paintings vary due to the extra time it takes to meet each client’s desires. 

Size also varies but our main concern is finding the right size to fit your wall space.
Beyond the typical sizes listed below, I would be happy to discuss a size that's best for you!

NOTE: The sizes below include the frame. Shipping isn't included in the prices below.

Size & Pricing

During our consultation we'll discuss size and I'll show you various sizing options.

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.

PHOTO: MULLERS

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 2 hours, typically during a portion of the ceremony and/or reception.

what's included in the cost?

It includes 2 hours of live painting, materials and the cost of framing and 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 6 weeks of your big day. This timeframe includes the time I need to put finish touches on the painting, the framing prep and the actual framing process.

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!

For collaborations, partnerships or to simply say hello, email me at hello(at)ashley-nicole.net.

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