Illustrated Bridal Portraits — First Anniversary Gift Idea

Most of my custom portraits are bridal.  It fits into the traditional Anniversary gift guide for the first year: Paper.  It is a beautiful way to commemorate a memorable moment in the couple's history together, and it puts a nice spin on the wedding photos that have already overrun the average newly weds home ;) (I say that as a very guilty member of that party!)

So I thought I would showcase a few of my favorites from this past year or so... the bridal portrait above makes me swoon—I love the dress, and I actually love the blush color (which is impressive for this traditional girl).  If I were to get married again (to my Superman, of course), then I would go hunting for this dress... but probably in white, because I'm a sucker for white.

Love this bridal portrait! It was a gift for my client's parents on their wedding anniversary.  Obviously not the first anniversary gift, but a beautiful tribute to their long standing love story.  This was a joy to illustrate, and so fun to step out of my comfort zone!

This lovely bride found me on Instagram and we've been friends ever since! It was a joy to work on this piece for them and celebrate their new life together.