December 28, 2021
Haddon & Sara are some of my dear friends who got married a few years ago in Saint Louis, Missouri. Their wedding took place at an adorable venue in the Shaw neighborhood called The Wild Carrot! Haddon actually asked me to paint this portrait of Sara as a way to support my wedding painting in the early days, and to be an amazing gift for his lovely bride. Needless to say I was more than happy to make a bridal painting of Sara!
The process was simple, I asked Haddon for a few references from their wedding and set to work on the rest. After picking out a stunning over the shoulder photo, I used that to paint Sara’s bridal portrait. Where the right side of the painting might normally have been dull, her veil brought life and movement. I used a soft green background to imply the winter wedding they had, while providing a contrast color that really made the reds of her cheeks pop! They both love their wedding painting and I can say that I do too!