LIVE WEDDING PAINTING
While photo-taking has become second nature with smartphones, live wedding painters offer a refreshingly slow-paced experience on a supposedly hectic day. Both newlyweds and guests can live in the moment instead of constantly having to pose for the camera with stiffly-held smiles, says Tahoe-based artist Talia Koval—who also travels around the world to paint for weddings. While these paintings may not replace the instant gratification of snapping photos, Koval believes they capture the entirety of the wedding in a single frame and can live to tell the story of the special day for a long time to come. They are also an interesting sight for the wedding guests and make a unique memento for the couple’s new home.