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DRAWING SERVICES

 

Sketches from photographs

A Wedding in Graphite album can be created using photographs of your special day. These can be both professional photographs and amateur family snaps. Sketching from photographs can give a new lease of life to memories recorded through the camera lens. Instead of drawing detailed copies of your photographs, I create dynamic compositions that capture the essence of your wedding through lively and gestural graphite sketching. I like to draw out the finer details in the photographs such as the interactions between guests, the flowers and decorations, the bride and groom’s outfits and anything else that personalises your wedding day.

 

This service is perfect for newlyweds who would like to arrange a gift to themselves to enjoy after their big day, and for couples who would like to relive their wedding day gone by. Albums can be created from both digital and print photographs, and make beautiful gifts for special wedding anniversaries – no photograph is too old to sketch from!

 

Live sketching at you wedding

Hire Mara Shaw as your wedding sketcher!

 

A Wedding in Graphite album can be created through live-sketching during your wedding day, capturing the atmosphere and memorable moments as they happen. These types of sketches are in no way meant to be photographic. Instead, I aim to capture special moments and guest interactions in a fun and elegant way with lively marks and gestural strokes of graphite. There are some wedding features that I prefer to loosely sketch during the day, then work to completion using photographs as reference. These tend to be objects, interiors and buildings that don’t rely on live sketching to capture the essence of gesture and emotion.

 

This service is currently in development and will be available soon.

Register your interest here to find out more details.

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE FOR LIMITED TIME

20% off all Wedding in Graphite albums & portrait packages!

Offer ends 31st August 2020

 

This discount applies to all weddings taking place after 31st August 2020.

A non-refundable 20% deposit will be required to secure your introductory price on ordering your album package.

Your Wedding in Graphite 

Small Album (from photographs)

 

£275 £220

  Includes:

  • 10 graphite sketches on A4 high quality cartridge paper

  • Personalised archival presentation box

  • USB memory device with digital scanned copies of your drawings

  • Courier delivery of completed album

  • Lives in Graphite discount voucher for future commissions

  • Add more graphite sketches for £20 each

Your Wedding in Graphite 

Large Album (from photographs)

 

£550 £440

  Includes:

  • 20 graphite sketches on A4 high quality cartridge paper

  • Personalised archival presentation box

  • USB memory device with digital scanned copies of your drawings

  • Courier delivery of completed album

  • Lives in Graphite discount voucher for future commissions

  • Add more graphite sketches for £20 each

ALBUM & PORTRAIT PACKAGES

Add an A4 portrait of the Bride and Groom

to any Wedding in Graphite album for:

£270 £216

Saving £80 on an A4 portrait with 2 subjects (original price is £350)

Add an A3 portrait of the Bride and Groom

to any Wedding in Graphite album for: 

£370 £296

Saving £100 on an A3 portrait with 2 subjects (original price is £470)

 

 

Discounts also apply to portraits with 3 or more subjects - please get in touch for a free quotation.

 

COMMISSION YOUR ALBUM: 3 easy steps

For albums created from photographs:

1. Provide your wedding photographs

To begin your Wedding in Graphite album, you receive an invoice for a non-refundable 20% deposit to secure your commission. Then you are ready to provide your photographs! I accept both digital and print photographs for Wedding in Graphite albums. Please get in touch for help and advice on providing your wedding photographs and read terms and conditions for more information.

2. Beginning your album

Before sketching begins, we will discuss any special request you have for your album and any particular photographs you would like including. Once you are happy with your album design, I will commence sketching and offer an estimated completion date. The turnover for an album is between 3-4 weeks after your deposit has been paid. When your album is half complete, I will send you photographs of three completed sketches to get your opinion on them. Ultimately, I want you to be completely satisfied with your album and feel that I have faithfully captured your wedding day.

 3. Receiving your album

When your album is complete, you receive an invoice for the remaining balance payable online via bank transfer or PayPal, or in cash if you are collecting in person. If you are receiving your album by post, it will be packed to a high standard and posted using a reputable courier. I provide your parcel tracking number and estimated delivery date so you can get excited for its arrival! 

For albums created from live sketching:

This service is currently in development and will be available soon.

Register your interest here to find out more details.

 

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