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Amazing Artist!

My husband and I were on the fence about hiring a live wedding painter but I am SO glad we did! Our guests were very impressed and we have a beautiful canvas painting of our first dance to treasure forever. It was an absolute pleasure working with Julia throughout the whole process. She took the time to research our venue and made suggestions on different moments that could be captured. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early to assess the layout/lighting and to set up before the guests arrived. She worked on the background during the ceremony/cocktail hour and then was able to finalize the scene during reception. After our wedding, she took the painting back to her studio to put on the finishing touches. It was ready to pick up so quickly that we weren't even back from our honeymoon yet! Most other vendors we had spoken with needed a couple weeks to finish! We are so happy with our decision to work with Julia. We highly recommend her for weddings or other special events!

Submitted by Katherine

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So so amazing!

Working with Julia was so amazing! I loved the flexibility she offered when I asked if she could do my live painting with watercolors instead of acrylic. She was actually super excited for the change and that made me even more confident in her work. Julia is so kind and I loved working with her so much. She did such a beautiful job and respected everything that I requested. Truly such a treat to work with and she captured such a wonderful memory that I get to look at every day in my home!

Submitted by Isra

Stop your search now!

Julia was not only professional, but also kind, responsive, punctual, talented, and much more! She went above and beyond to help me understand the process and how she does her work. She is amazing. Look no further for your wedding painter. Consider this an investment forever ! We gifted her services to a sister and her husband and they were so grateful!

Submitted by Kristen Battista


Beautiful work, beautiful person, beautiful memories. I am so unbelievably grateful that the universe sent me the gift of Julia. I decided to book Julia’s services as a surprise gift for my then-fiance on our wedding day. Julia was a true joy to work with, especially given that we had the added element of keeping her a surprise. She coordinated with our venue directly and took my payments incrementally, so my husband wouldn’t notice the loss. HIGHLY recommend!

Submitted by Taylor Maginnis

Amazing Experience

WOW....What an amazing experience and take away for my son and daughter-in law.  Julia really captured the moment of their first dance.  My son and his wife cried when they saw the finished product.  A very special way to remember the wedding day forever.  

Submitted by Christine Robbins


Julia’s live painting was better than I could’ve imagined. She captured the moment at the end of our first dance so well! I could not recommend her enough! 

Submitted by Allison Rohrbach

Julia is literally AMAZING

Julia made our day so special and our guests are still raving about her! She is super sweet and interacted with all of our guests while they caught her in action! She captured our first dance and nailed it! Forever thankful for her! If youre on the fence about booking a live painter, book Julia and you wont regret it!!

Submitted by Samantha Zamagni

DO IT!!!

My tropical beach themed wedding was completely ruined by the tropical storm, "Ophelia." Julia completely captured the feeling of our day through the painting. She painted these gorgeous storm clouds with parts of the sky showing the sunlight to capture the warmth and love of that day. Which reminds me of the essence of our wedding day...no matter the weather, love will always bring you light. She was flexible, accountable, and the upmost professional vendor. My guests were in awe of her talent. It was entertaining to track her progress as many guests commented on how unique and special the painting was. Julia was kind, and accepting to the guests interactions. Our painting is my favorite tangible memory from our wedding day. Julia captured it perfectly!

Submitted by Jenna

Book It !!

Julia did an AMAZING job painting our wedding! The final product was much better than we could have anticipated. Her painting was such a huge hit. It was the talk of the evening. Don’t hesitate to book her! It’s such a beautiful way to commemorate such a special occasion. Thanks Julia!!!

Submitted by Felicia Petty

AMAZING talent and wonderful to work with!

When wedding planning, hiring a live painter was one of the few things my husband and I disagreed on. He wasn't sure if it was worth the extra cost, but boy did Julia prove him wrong! The piece of art she created is absolutely stunning, she was kind and conscientious to work with, and guests were in awe of the spectacle of her painting it right there at the reception. Her price point was very fair and worth every penny for both having her there at the wedding and also the keepsake we keep forever So happy hiring Julia is now the first "I told you so" of our marriage, LOL!

Submitted by Emily Taylor

So much love for Julia!! ❤️❤️

Julia’s painting was a surprise for my wedding that occurred on 8/17/23. From start to finish Julia has been amazing to work with! The painting she created of our first dance was PHENOMENAL!!! She made both me and my husband cry because it’s absolutely gorgeous. Julia is beyond talented and I totally recommend hiring her to help capture those sentimental moments! Thank you so much Julia!! ❤️❤️

Submitted by Meaghen Kabitsis

Beyond Amazing

Julia did an absolute fabulous job and I cannot ever thank her enough for this gorgeous piece of art from the best day of our lives! She went above and beyond with the details. We love it so much as soon as we got home, it went right up on the wall!

Submitted by Avamarie Thugut

Beautiful & Unique Wedding Gift

I first saw Julia in action at a family wedding earlier this year and thought this would be the perfect gift for our beautiful friend & her new husband's first dance at their reception. I love how the painting turned out AND she was able to incorporate our friend group into the background crowd! Julia is an absolute pleasure! If you're looking for a beautiful and unique gift look no further! This is it!

Submitted by Gerri Demarshall

Live Painting

Julia did a great job making us a live painting of our wedding kiss. She was very professional and our picture was done by the end of the reception.

Submitted by Rebecca Flaherty

Our First Dance Painting is EVERYTHING!!!!

Julia was AMAZING to work with. She captured our first dance perfectly, down to the lace on my sleeves, venue decor, and overall vibe 10000%%%. Everyone enjoyed watching her paint and it was Sooo worth it!!!!

Submitted by Kassandre King

the BEST live wedding painter!!

Julia was the most amazing live wedding painter- please do yourself a favor and run, don’t walk, to book an event with her. She was professional, kind, accommodative and easy to work with, but best of all she brought to life our experience with a once in a lifetime painting! She captured a moment and made it last forever & along the way interacted with our guest to keep them entertained.

Submitted by Stephanie Fletcher


I am so glad Julia was a part of my wedding. I asked her to capture our first dance as well as a few key family members surrounding us on the edge of the dance floor. Our guests were very impressed as Julia was painting as our reception was going on. Even better, I now have this amazing moment in time forever captured. I hope our future generations can enjoy this painting as much as we do. i picked it up a week later and it looked perfect!! Thank you Julia!

Submitted by Victoria & Steve Decaesar

Favorite Wedding Treasure!!

Julia painted our ceremony scene for us and it is our favorite way to display our wedding memories (better than the photography, etc). It is BEAUTIFUL. On top of that, it was such a fun feature to have a painter working during the reception. Our guests loved seeing her work! The cherry on top is that Julia is professional, working with the venue directly where needed and of course kind and lovely! Thank you, Julia!

Submitted by Sarah Flores