Pictures are a classic way to capture memories and chronicle important events in our lives such as a person’s senior picture or a family portrait. Pictures are also a beautiful starting point for a another kind of picture that can bring a new meaning to those memories.
Photography is a fantastic way to capture exactly how someone looks in that moment and painting is a artistic way to capture how we felt in that moment. I love how you can capture different aspects of the memory when going across mediums.
Companies such as Painting with a Twist offer the opportunity to do a custom painting from a picture of your pet. You can honor a pet that has died or enjoy the quirkiness of a current pet. My family and I recently joined friends in a Paint Your Pet party and we loved the results!
Creating your own painting from a photograph is fun but it’s also an amazing gift. I had the chance to meet Sharon Simmons, an artist, and was honored to have her take on a special project for me. I gave her a cell phone picture of me and my son, Declan, and we talked about the story and emotion behind the photo. With that, she created a beautiful painting from a seemingly simple photo.
What pictures would you love to have captured in a painting? Before photography was created, people had to sit for long, uncomfortable hours to have a portrait painted. Now, we have the option to have a professional photo shoot then have a painting created from those photographs.
I’d love to help get you started with the picture portion of your journey. Give me a call to schedule your professional photo shoot.