Welcome to Bride Portraits by Janet Schulz Distinctive hand painted bridal portraits done in watercolor and mixed media from your photograph. The Wedding Photographer The earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. Today we are thankful to have the camera to capture our weddings, one of the most special moments in our lives. Photographers are essential in photographing or video taping the events and emotions of a wedding, and wedding photographers are so much more creative today than the wedding photographer of yesterday, creating glamorous, dramatic settings of the bride, the bride and groom, and the wedding party. Sometimes we are pleased with the results, sometimes not so satisfied We store our wedding photos and videos on the web, in our phones, or on social media, etc. or print them out and frame them for display in our homes. The Bride Portrait After a few years, most people inevitably do not display their wedding photos around the house or continue to whip out their wedding albums stored in their phones for friends to see again and again. However, a beautiful piece of art can be displayed forever and will become an heirloom passed down through the family, a topic of conversation, a thing to be admired for always. Unlike a classical portrait painting, the Bride Portrait is not how the artist sees you, but how you see yourself; for an example, perhaps you might want to see yourself more curvaceous, or slimmer. Bride Portraits are not digitally produced art, but hand rendered in watercolors and mixed media on the finest of archival paper, ready for framing.

The Perfect Wedding Gift is the Gift of Art