I could have cried when I opened his email. He share with me a wedding celebration he was planning for his wife to celebrate 50 years of marriage, and it was all a surprise. He wanted something special to commemorate the day. A man I’ve never met, was asking for a commissioned illustration from his favorite wedding photo to give to his bride after 50-years of marriage. How on earth could you refuse that one?
I went to work. The black and white photo provided, gave no indication of the colors of that day so I was forced to play of intuition of what that day might have looked like.
The thing about these illustrations is that they aren’t supposed to look like an exact replica of your day. They’re meant to feel like your story in the form of a storybook. Something that could only ever end in a “happily ever after” with magic filling the canvas.
The way he looked at her, the smile on her face, the style of their clothes, and the flowers in her hand all tell a story that’s unique to their marriage and brings its own kind of magic to the table. While every painting has a special place in my heart, creating this for such a special occasion is one I won’t soon forget.
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