Albany, New York The Sagamore Resort
What is a Live Wedding Painting?
A “Live Wedding Painting” is a unique way to capture the special moment of your event. Pappion Artistry comes to your event and create a colorful and lively Fine Art painting on- site in front of your guests and loved ones.
What is the process?
Christina arrives at the venue about an hour and a half before the reception takes place. It within that hour and a half Christina has fully setup her things and has started sketching out the background and where things will get placed. Once the guests start trickling in from the cocktail hour she starts taking pictures of the featured people including the bride and groom. She then paints everyone in and during this whole process, she is also entertaining guests!
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Christina has been painting professionally for over 15 years. She absolutely loves it and is very passionate about what she does.
She loves painting so much that she actually studied it in school and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts/Painting. She always said that if she was going to go to school she would study something she thoroughly enjoyed.
About 12 years ago, she was having a conversation with an acquaintance when they started discussing an artist that was painting live at the event. She suggested Christina should give it a try, and the rest is history.
She believes her talent comes from God and that the opportunity to paint your special day is an honor and a privilege.
Your guests will love to see Christina in action. For some of your loved ones this will be the FIRST time they see an artist painting live at a reception and it will captivate their attention.
She enjoys chatting with guests and pointing out the people featured in the painting. It is her joy to work with the client to discover and capture the best way to make their vision a reality. Creating a painting that will tell your love story for years to come is one of the best wedding gifts you could invest in.
Check out the frequently asked questions to find out more about the process!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
HOW MUCH DO YOUR PACKAGES START AT?
MY PACKAGES START AT $2,850 AND INCREASE FROM THERE DEPENDING ON THREE THINGS: AMOUNT OF PEOPLE FEATURED, AMOUNT OF TIME, AND SIZE OF CANVAS.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO PAINT?
THIS IS DECIDED BY YOU! YOU TELL ME WHO YOU WOULD LIKE FEATURED IN THE PAINTING AND THE AMOUNT OF DETAIL AND I WILL CREATE A CUSTOM QUOTE.
WHAT IS THE MOST PEOPLE YOU FEATURE IN A PAINTING?
UP TO 14 PEOPLE
WHERE ARE YOUR PACKAGES?
EMAIL ME FIRST YOUR DATE AND LOCATION AND IF I AM AVAILABLE I WILL EMAIL YOU PACKAGAES AND PRICING.
DO YOU TAKE THE PAINTING HOME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT? THIS DEPENDS ON WHAT PACKAGE YOU GET AND THE TIME IT TAKES TO CREATE YOUR WORK.
WHAT IS THE DEPOSIT TO BOOK THE DATE? IT IS $450 AND AN AGREEMENT IS ALSO REQUIRED TO BOOK.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
RIGHT AWAY I AM ALMOST FULLY BOOKED FOR
2023 AND AM BOOKING FOR 2024.
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL? ANYWHERE IN THE
UNITED STATES. I AM NOT CURRENTLY TRAVELING
CAN YOU PAINT DECEASED RELATIVES?
YES I CAN AND WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT IF IT MAKES YOUR EXPERIENCE MORE SPECIAL
CAN YOU PAINT DOGS AND PETS IN THE CANVAS?
YES I CAN DO THAT AS WELL
WHEN WILL I GET AN AGREEMENT?
ONCE WE DISCUSS YOUR PACKAGE OF CHOICE I WILL SEND YOUR CUSTOM AGREEMENT ALONG WITH OPTIONS FOR TO RECEIVE YOUR DEPOSIT.
What are people saying?
one word: AMAZING. My live painting is my favorite thing from my wedding. I get teary eyed every time i look at it. My guest were in AWE, multiple people who are now engaged ask me who did my live painting. Of course, I recommend Pappion! You will not regret it!
LOOK NO FURTHER!!! Christina did an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING job at our wedding! Christina live painted at our wedding 9/25/22 and she was worth every penny! She not only captured a sweet memory with our loved ones but also gave us an heirloom we can pass down generations and that - that’s priceless! So if you’re in her reviews, look no further - you’ve found the perfect live wedding painter out there!
Christina was absolutely AMAZING to work with. We found her when we attended a friend's wedding in New Orleans in March of 2021 and immediately fell in love with her work. We asked her if she would travel to Lake George, NY for our wedding just six months later, and luckily she said yes! She provided us with our guestbook and performed at our wedding, and we are continually stunned by how impressive her performance was and by how incredible the finished product is! We are so blessed to have such a beautiful and permanent reminder of our special day, and all of our guests were just as awed at her work as we were when we first saw her perform at our friend's wedding!
Christina Pappion is the epitome of perfection. A decision to hire Pappion Artistry is one that you’ll never regret. In planning my daughter’s wedding, I hired Christina to do a custom guestbook and caricature wine glasses that would be a surprise for my daughter and her fiancé. The glasses were gorgeous and a hit at the rehearsal dinner. For the guestbook, I provided a picture of the couple, the wedding gown and venue. Christina’s artistic expression was phenomenal. She created a stunning work of art that was seamless and exquisitely beautiful. The wedding couple was in complete disbelief and amazed at the breathtaking image before them. Our guest were in awe. The painting was visually dynamic and truly a masterpiece to be cherished for a lifetime.
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