Don't just capture the image of your big day.

CAPTURE THE MAGIC

Why live painting?

  • More personal than a photograph
  • Fully customizable
  • Hand-painted & high value
  • Continuous entertainment for guests
  • Built to last - just like your relationship!

Meet the artist.

Autumn Hunter, an abstract realism artist from Raleigh, North Carolina, has been painting since she was eight years old. In addition to her husband, baby boy, and two cats, she loves working with clients to create custom artwork they'll cherish for a lifetime.

  • Museum Quality

    Finished with oil paint and varnished to perfection, your painting is a timeless heirloom that will last for generations.

  • An Intimate Memory

    A paper menu from your favorite restaurant. A concert ticket from your first date. A line from your vows. Autumn Hunter will collage these items into your painting, weaving your love story through the piece.

  • Live Entertainment

    Your guests will love to watch your painting come to life right before their eyes as the night goes on - and they'll be talking about it long after your wedding is over!

How it works.

  1. Introductory Call: We'll set up a meeting to learn more about each other and see if we're a good fit. If you decide to move forward, you'll pay the deposit and we'll get to planning! I'll get to know you as a couple, ask about your wedding colors, and if you have any specific requests about the painting.
  2. Prep Work: My style of artwork requires multiple layers to produce a complete painting. I'll get started with your personalized collage and laying down the background before your big day so your guests won't have to wait to see the real magic happen!
  3. Your Wedding Day: Let the party begin! I'll snap a few pics after the ceremony to use as a source. Then during the reception you and your guests can drop by my station and watch your painting come to life by the end of the night.
  4. Final Touches: As you head off on your honeymoon, I'll complete the final touches of your painting. Keep in mind that since I use oil paint, dry time is typically 4-6 weeks. Finally, I'll varnish your painting and it will be ready for shipping or delivery!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you willing to travel?

I love to travel, especially to a great wedding. I'll include travel fees to your final quote so there will be no hidden surprises.

How do you determine pricing?

Pricing is primarily determined by canvas size and travel expenses. I charge $5 per square inch of canvas with a minimum size of 18x24". If the wedding will take place outside of a 20 mile radius from Raleigh, North Carolina, I require travel and accommodation expenses to be covered by the client (we will determine the necessary amount together during our meeting).

Do you offer payment plans?

Always. It's important to me that my clients receive a stress-free experience. That's why I offer monthly payment plans so you can focus on planning your wedding, not worrying about your budget. Depending on when we decide to work together, we can usually design a payment plan that works for you. My only requirement is that the amount be paid in full a week before the wedding.

What if you're booked? Can I still get a custom painting?

Absolutely! First I'll put you on my waiting list for your desired wedding date, just in case something falls through. Though I may not be able to attend your wedding and paint live for your guests, I still do commission work. I'd be happy to discuss creating a painting of your big day after the wedding. Use the form below to check availability.

How should I take care of my painting?

My paintings are designed to last a lifetime (and longer), but there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure longevity. Choose a spot in your home out of direct sunlight. It's best to avoid rooms where messes often occur, like the kitchen (to avoid excessive heat and food splatter). Only store your painting in a climate controlled environment, and you'll be able to pass down a family heirloom for generations!

Want to include your wedding party in the fun?

SPEcial offer

Bridal Party Portraits

Spend $4,000 or more on your live wedding painting and get FREE mini portraits for each of your bridesmaids (up to an $800 value)!

special offer

The Ultimate Wedding Package

Want to go all out? In addition to your live wedding painting, get two separate group paintings with your groomsmen and bridesmaids. With this package, each member of the wedding party gets a FREE canvas print (up to a $2,000 value)!

Request an Introductory Call