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©2019 by Laura Ashley Live Art. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

I have submitted my booking request through your booking calendar, now what can I expect?

What does the price include?

Do you need anything from me?

Do I get to take the painting home with me that night?

You are welcome to take the painting home that night if requested, otherwise I will take the painting to my studio for final touches. Painting will be delivered personally or mailed within 2 weeks.

Do you prepare for the event or just wing it?

Yes! I do preliminary sketches. For weddings, I like to attend the rehearsal dinner to take pictures of the bridal party (or if I can't make it then I like to ask someone to take photos for me). In our initial meeting I will interview the bride to apply the details of the interview into the painting. 

Do you ONLY do weddings?

No, I have a passion for live painting and I will be happy to attend your special day (even if it isn't a wedding). I enjoy doing corporate events, birthday parties, milestones, public events, baby showers, etc. If your heart desires a live painter at your event, I'll be there!

Do you travel?

Yes, I will be happy to travel to your special event. Lodging and travel expenses will need to be covered by the client.

Is there a deposit?

Yes! I require a nonrefundable $50 deposit for all services. Remaining balance will need to be honored 6 months prior to event. Payment plan options are available.

What if my wedding or event is during hours not available on your calendar?

Send me an email at lauraasykesart@gmail.com and I'm sure we can work something out!

What do you normally wear?

I like to wear a dress, but I try to keep it casual incase I get paint on it. I do like to wear a baby pink apron and of course earrings! If you would like me to wear a specific color to match wedding scheme, I certainly can. Just be sure to request in early meetings. 

What does set up look like? 

I bring my easel, canvas, small table, paints, mason jar and brushes. I do include a navy leopard print drop cloth to protect the floor if its an appropriate environment, if the set up is outside then I don't use my drop cloth unless requested.  See video below. 

 

How early should I book?

Book EARLY, I'm already booking weddings in October 2020. A live painter is like any other vendor/venue. Only one bride gets me and I don't allow double booking. To ensure quality and credibility my booking calendar is based off of first come first serve.

 

Why should I hire a live painter? 

A live painter has the flexibility to add elements to the piece that a photograph can't capture. Of course you need to hire a photographer (not knocking photographers), in addition a live painter can give you imaginary pieces to your painting.

 

For instance, I can do multiple scenes from the event merged into one painting. I can include family members that have passed that you wish could be present. I can add imaginary elements such as mermaids, unicorns & rainbows (you know I had to throw that in there). If its raining on your wedding day I can paint a sunny day instead or we can even add your favorite celebrity in the audience!

The sky is the limit with a live wedding painter!

 

What if someone has already reserved my date?

My booking calendar is first come first serve. Once booked the only way I would give up that spot is if there is a cancellation on my client's end. BUT just because I can't be at the wedding doesn't mean you can't have a painting by me.

 

There are some alternatives.. 1) commissioned piece before the wedding to display at the wedding(based off of bridal portraits or engagement photos) or 2) commisioned piece following the wedding or 3) I can attend another wedding festivity to create your custom piece!

Could you imagine a painting capturing the bachelorette party?! Ha!

 

I want to be unique, but I've seen you at a lot of weddings around here...

I love this question (...or thought)! Thanks to the wonderful world of pinterest it's really hard to be totally original and unique when it comes to planning your wedding.

 

With my live art, I personalize my paintings to reflect my brides 100% (I get most of my insight from our coffee meeting) from their favorite color, to life experiences to their own love story they want to share. No 2 paintings of mine are ever alike! And at the end of the day this is a piece that gets to hang in your house to remember the beautiful day in a unique way! Don't freight about someone else using my services, don't worry I'll make sure that YOUR masterpiece reflects YOU on YOUR special day!

Do you only do weddings?

No, I can find a way to be creative at any event!