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a piece of handmade art could capture all of the details on one, cohesive canvas 

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there was a unique entertainment that would captivate all of your guests

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you could hold an heirloom that was created ON your wedding day for years to come

now imagine if

You know there will be delicious food, but it will be eaten. Those incredible flowers, though spectacular, will eventually wither. You're confident the DJ has your playlist set, but will Grandma and Grandpa be up for dancing the entire time? Trust me, I remember when my head was spinning thinking of all of this too.




now it's your turn to say "I do," but you're feeling stumped on how to make the big day feel unlike any other...and make that special feeling last!

maybe you've been to a bajillion weddings...

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Don't hesitate to secure your own live wedding painting experience! I'm now welcoming a very limited number of Fall 2020 as well as all 2021-2022 couples in love into the #ByBrittanyBranson family. Turn your memories into masterpieces today!

GASPS and CLUTCHED HEARTS guaranteed.

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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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"I didn't even know I wanted a live painter at my wedding until I came in contact with Brittany..."

Jenna & Sam from Georgia

"I loved hearing the reaction from guests when they saw you painting...you really helped make our wedding day one of a kind!"

Andie & Rich from Maryland

"If you're on the fence about having a live painting done, DO IT! Having a painting to display in your home is so magical."

Alyssa & Hunter from Florida

"You can always have someone 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 from Virginia

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"I loved hearing the reaction from guests when they saw you painting...you really helped make our wedding day one of a kind!"

Andie & Rich from Georgia

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"If you're on the fence about having a live painting done, DO IT! Having a painting to display in your home is so magical."

Alyssa & Hunter from Florida

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"You can always have someone 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 from Virginia

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.
get MARRIED!
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?

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Kelley & Tim

Surprise Live Wedding Painting at Keswick Vineyards

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! My passion for live wedding painting runs deep, as I had a live painter at my own wedding. Our painting is one of our most precious heirlooms, and it's a crazy blessing that I now get to provide my own couples and clients all over the country with their very own keepsakes. When not at my easel, I'm rocking life with my pilot hubby Tim and fur baby Bolt. I hope you can now see why traveling is a core component of my By Brittany Branson brand, as is giving back. A portion of the proceeds from every live wedding painting experience is donated to local animal rescue efforts!

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The ultimate experience! Featuring a beautiful 24x30" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. Multiple recognizable painted likenesses of guests are included, along with two complimentary 8x10" prints of the completed painting.

$2,999

live wedding painting experience

"Memory Masterpiece"

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Love this!

The most popular live painting experience! Featuring a 22x28" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. The couple is prominently painted along with either four recognizable portrait likenesses (perfect for both sets of parents) or numerous watching guests.

$2,399

live wedding painting experience

"We Are Family"

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Yes yes!

Perfect for the couple that wants to celebrate just the two of them! Featuring a 18x24" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. First dances or portrait and venue poses are super popular. This experience can usually be completed on-site!

$2,199

live wedding painting experience

"Just the Two of Us"

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Questions

you may still have some

can i choose exactly what I would love painted?

When Should We Book You?

What do you need from us in order to book you?

What do you need from our venue in order to work?

I see you're based in DC. Are you able to travel?

The moment we want painted is super short. Can you still paint it?

When will I receive my completed painting?

My wedding has already passed! Can I send you a photograph to paint?

ASAP! This isn't an annoying sales pitch, simply honesty. I often book six months to a year and a half in advance, and often receive multiple inquiries for the same date. I unfortunately cannot hold dates without a signed contract and retainer!

A signed contract and 33% retainer will secure your big day in my calendar, along with all of your supplies. The remaining balance is then divided into two equal installments to help create an accessible payment plan.

I carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance. On the big day, all I need is a designated 6x6' space in order to do my thing! Otherwise, I bring all necessary materials. I will also require a vendor meal at some point during the evening.

Absolutely! A great first step is choosing a ceremony or reception moment. I'll then ask for more detailed information regarding any specific details I should capture as we approach the big day. Don't forget, I can add in pets or family who have passed on!

Absolutely! In 2019 alone I painted weddings in 10 different states. Simply inquire with me for more detailed travel information and quotes! With a pilot hubby, I do my best to keep my travel rates as low as possible for my couples and clients. On average, weddings more than three hours from my home in Washington, DC will incur a $500 flat travel fee to help cover a flight/mileage and hotel room.

Definitely. I have a special arm on my easel that holds my phone and tablet. It's no problem at all to work off of sneaky reference photographs taken during your brief moment for the remainder of the evening.

Great question! It's super dependent on your wedding date and the package experience you choose. If the painting needs additional touch ups in studio, on average couples can expect their painting back in 4-8 weeks. However, during peak seasons it may take longer.

Absolutely! One of my specialties is creating gorgeous, cohesive paintings based on numerous inspirational photographs. Simply reach out for more information about custom commission options!

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The ultimate experience! Featuring a beautiful 24x30" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. Multiple recognizable painted likenesses of guests are included, along with two complimentary 8x10" prints of the completed painting.

$2,999

live wedding painting experience

"Memory Masterpiece"

the

Inquire Now

The most popular live painting experience! Featuring a 22x28" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. The couple is prominently painted along with either four recognizable portrait likenesses (perfect for both sets of parents) or numerous watching guests.

$2,399

live wedding painting experience

"We Are Family"

the

Inquire Now

Perfect for the couple that wants to celebrate just the two of them! Featuring a 18x24" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. First dances or portrait and venue poses are super popular. This experience can usually be completed on-site!

$2,199

live wedding painting experience

"Just the Two of Us"

the

"We Are Family"

the

live wedding painting experience

$2,399

The most popular live painting experience! Featuring a 22x28" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. The couple is prominently painted along with either four recognizable portrait likenesses (perfect for both sets of parents) or numerous watching guests.

Inquire Now

"Just the Two of Us"

the

live wedding painting experience

$2,199

Perfect for the couple that wants to celebrate just the two of them! Featuring a 18x24" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. First dances or portrait and venue poses are super popular. This experience can usually be completed on-site!

Inquire Now

"Memory Masterpiece"

the

live wedding painting experience

$2,999

The ultimate experience! Featuring a beautiful 24x30" canvas capturing a moment of my couple's choosing. Multiple recognizable painted likenesses of guests are included, along with two complimentary 8x10" prints of the completed painting.

Inquire Now

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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!

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