How would it feel to be able to always hold an heirloom keepsake that was actually created ON your wedding day?

Think about it! Your delicious food will be eaten. Those incredible flowers will, eventually, wither. But your live wedding painting is forever, and it will be an experience you AND your guests will talk about...well, forever!

Take it from one of my past couples:
"You can always have someone paint from a picture or take a photograph, but having a painting of our first dance by someone that witnessed it and made it come to life on canvas on our special night gives it so much more meaning." - Rachel & Robert, Water View, VA

Live Wedding Painting

everything you need to know about

Live Painting In a Nutshell

pick a wedding day MOMENT you want captured FOREVER, and I'll be right there.
don't WORRY about a thing. I'll take care of all MATERIALS.
genuine SMILES and an educational SPIRIT included - guests love to WATCH and LEARN.
GASPS and CLUTCHED HEARTS guaranteed.  
An HEIRLOOM painting to treasure FOREVER.
can it get any better?

Give the gift of legacy with a live wedding painting experience.

The perfect surprise from parents, family and friends of the couple alike, a live wedding painting is an heirloom (and experience!) they'll treasure forever...courtesy of YOU! Take Kelley and Tim, for example. What happens when a groom gifts his bride a surprise live wedding painter (aka me)? Check out this video courtesy of Double Take! Thank you to Kelley & Tim for trusting me to capture your incredible Keswick Vineyards wedding ceremony!

Live Wedding Painting

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You've thoroughly combed through my website and Instagram feed and you love what you see. So the next step is sending in that inquiry to see if your wedding date is available!  

All you've gotta do is say hi! My inquiry form will do just the trick

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date booked


Your big day is officially reserved with a contract and retainer! WOO HOO! It's full speed ahead towards the best day of your lives!

let's get this party started!

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the questionnaire


About two weeks before the big day I'll send over a fun questionnaire. This is where you'll tell me about the wedding day moment you want captured, people and pets painted, and timeline.

a simple questionnaire will give me everything I need to craft your experience

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the big day!


For five to six hours I'll turn your memories into an heirloom masterpiece as they happen! I provide all materials, but simply ask for a little visible space to call my own. Then, I get to work!

it's time to paint some pretty, and get you married

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the touch ups


Trust me, you don't want to have to worry about a wet painting at the end of your wedding night! I'll take it back to my studio to complete touch ups and apply a protective varnish. Then, it's shipped off to you!

I'll take your painting back to my studio to make it picture perfect

the next step


If you're on the fence about a live wedding painting experience, do it!

You will be kicking yourself that you didn't do it. Run don't walk. Guests will be mesmerized and talking about how unique and amazing this is.

Courtney & Geoff

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Absolutely cannot wait to hear from you!

Live wedding painting experiences begin at $2,100

A signature and custom experiences are available,
but gasps and clutched hearts are guaranteed.

Simply contact me below for more information



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Larkin & Corey

Larkin and Corey requested a wedding ceremony exit live wedding painting featuring them and their two adorable Frenchies! Though they actually married in front of an amazing backdrop installation, they asked that the charming exterior of the Governor Thomas Bennett House be painted behind them.

governor thomas bennett house
charleston, sc live wedding painting

Kelly & Tim

I had the honor of being Tim's (the groom) surprise gift to his beautiful bride! All morning Tim left little clues for Kelley, and it all lead to my reveal! Tim requested a celebratory ceremony exit painting featuring their two pooches (whom, unfortunately, couldn't be present to celebrate with their humans). The couple's parents are also featured in the background.

keswick vineyards
charlottesville, va live wedding painting

Matt & Wade

As a surprise gift from Aunt Jeanan, the oh so dapper grooms couldn't believe their eyes! Aunt Jeanan requested that the painting feature just the two of them during an intimate moment of their wedding ceremony right outside their historic venue, the 1899. Matt and Wade's ceremony brought me to tears when, in lieu of traditional scripture, they asked a friend to perform a reading of the US Supreme Court ruling on Same Sex marriage. All of the guests cheered, and I lost it!

the 1899
indianapolis, in live wedding painting

Nazifa & Faateh

Though a scheduling hiccup actually prevented the bride and groom from sharing a traditional first dance, that didn't stop this live painter from making the bride's request come to life! Once Nazifa and Faateh had a moment alone, I kindly asked if they'd give me a little twirl. Their heirloom painting literally created a memory for them!

long island, nyc live wedding painting

Kyndall & Jake

Kyndall and Jake wondered if it would be possible to capture both their ceremony and reception in one painting. Of course I said yes! Though their ceremony was outside and their reception inside, I used an exterior view of the venue to create cohesion between the two moments. At left, the bride and groom are exiting their ceremony with their three dogs. At right, I captured a dip during their first dance in front of an exterior venue likeness of the picturesque White Sparrow Barn!

the white sparrow barn
dallas, tx live wedding painting

Tara & Allan

Tara and Allan's wedding team transformed their interior reception space into a vintage garden dream. But, it was actually a private moment they shared during their room reveal that I captured! After gasping over the gorgeous decor, Allan led Tara to the dance floor where they swayed for a few moments, just the two of them.

historic inns of annapolis governor calvert house
annapolis, md live wedding painting

Maggie & Alex

Maggie and Alex chose the Decatur House, the home of the White House Historical Association, in part for its charming and historic courtyard. Unfortunately, they were a tad heartbroken that their ceremony had to be tented. Maggie informed me that their live painting would be the only documentation from their big day without the tent, and that's what she would treasure most. Oh, and the fact that their two incredible German Shepherds would be painted in!

Decatur house
washington, dc live wedding painting

Gina & Daniel

I had the honor of being a surprise gift from the parents of the groom! Gina and Daniel didn't have a clue until they saw a strange lady standing in the corner with an easel. Daniel's Mom requested that the painting focus on the two newlyweds, but wanted to ensure it captured some of the elegant reception details, particularly the centerpieces. As a special touch, I added in a likeness of the exterior of the venue at right where, in reality, there was just a barn door leading to the bathrooms!

burlington plantation
charles city, va live wedding painting

Brittany & Ben

The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club has an incredible view of not only the Bay, but the Bay Bridge! However, because the ballroom was just so jam packed with friends and loved ones, my painting view was facing the back wall of the space. Not to worry, though! For Brittany and Ben's final painting, I flipped the room to ensure that incredible view was captured. And, of course, their beloved pooch, who could not be there to celebrate with them, makes an appearance in the painting!

chesapeake bay beach club
stevensville, md live wedding painting

Anisha & Bruce

Anisha and Bruce made the unique request to have their cocktail hour painted! They had the most perfect day with the most perfect weather. And with that incredible of a golf course view, of course it made for a picture perfect painting! The bride and groom's parents are looking lovingly on in the middle ground.

Chartwell golf and country club
severna park, md live wedding painting

Courtney & Geoff

We're not quite sure how it happened, but Courtney and Geoff ended up with the most perfect weather for their August wedding! Though their ceremony took place right outside the charming venue mansion, Courtney really wanted the painting to focus on their little family: bride, groom, and pooch!

belmont country club
ashburn, va live wedding painting

Bridgette & Dietz

A surprise gift from the Mother of the Groom, Bridgette and Dietz's intimate live painting focused solely on the two of them and their first dance. The gorgeous, rich wood tones of their reception ballroom added an extra special layer of depth to the painting that I love.

baltimore country club
baltimore, md live wedding painting

Betty & Mike

A super fun and sweet couple, Betty and Mike requested that their live wedding painting feature at least one of the TWO incredibly grand staircases at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Not only did a staircase make an appearance in their completed painting, but their incredible floral arrangements did too!

national museum of women in the arts
washington, dc live wedding painting

Nikki & Evan

Though Nikki and Evan said their "I Dos" on a gorgeous patio space to the side of the property, I couldn't help but incorporate a painted likeness of the facade of the historic Riverwood Mansion in the background of their completed painting!

riverwood mansion
nashville, tn live wedding painting

Shelby & Trevor

Shelby surprised her now husband Trevor with not only a live wedding painting experience, but extra special painting. She requested that the likenesses of six family members and one very good boy, all of whom have unfortunately passed on, be included in the final painting (three grandmas, one grandpa, and two friends of the groom whom had passed away in a car accident). They are lovingly included next to some bridesmaids watching the happy couple's first dance.

inn at willow grove
orange, va live wedding painting

Morgan & Bryce

Morgan and Bryce became husband and wife only a few days after Christmas! Of course, that means their entire special day had a certain special glow, and it just HAD to be captured in their painting!

hilton the main
norfolk, va live wedding painting

Jennifer & Jessy

All it took was a quick room flip during cocktail hour to transform Jennifer and Jessy's gorgeous Belvedere and Co Events ballroom into their reception space. The reflection of the candelabras and lush floral centerpieces made the space feel warm and cozy for their first dance!

belvedere and co events
baltimore, md live wedding painting

Megan & Vince

It was actually my groom's father who suggested the couple should look into a live wedding painting. I'm so glad they did!
Though I was positioned on the outdoor patio deck (the back of the painting), I flipped the view of the room to ensure their first dance scene incorporated a lovely view of the river and sunset that was, technically, behind me.

district winery
washington, dc live wedding painting

Jackie & Sam

With a band and half the guests being from Jersey, you KNOW I was amongst my people! 
Jackie and Sam danced into the ballroom to Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out" before twirling into their first dance. And even though their two fur babies, Stockdale and Sherlock, couldn't celebrate with their humans in person at the reception, they were lovingly painted in later.

engineers club
baltimore, md live wedding painting

Brittney & Meagan

Brittney surprised her bride Meagan with a live wedding painting experience, and I'm so thrilled she did!
These two lovebirds married on the most gorgeous day in April at Rockwood Manor, a charming retreat in the woods of Potomac, MD. The brides requested a "Just the Two of Us" experience featuring them lovingly relaxing on the patio of the manor house.

rockwood manor
potomac, md live wedding painting


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how my business gives back

A common theme you'll notice throughout my art and clients is a love for dogs and animals. To help other fur babies find their future families, a portion of every live painting service or custom work of art is donated to local rescue groups, including Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, the organization that brought me my fur baby Bolt!

It's my hope that, when you invest in one of my paintings or services, you'll not only be blessed by it, but feel good about your purchase! Heres to saving more lives...together!

Absolutely cannot wait to hear from you!

Legacy and heart is at the core of everything I do here at By Brittany Branson. My couples and clients become extended family, and I take great pride in creating heirlooms that will forever beautify their homes and lives!

Interested in learning more about becoming a part of our family? Simply contact me below.


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