*Into his eyes she says ‘I Do’
Her thoughts of future wedded bliss
He says to her eyes ‘I Do Too’
Then seals their promise with a kiss

This magic kiss that freezes time
And isolates both bride and groom
From cheers the crowd does loudly chime
And other ruckus in the room

This moment starts their lives anew
The world around does not exist
As lifelong vows exchanged by two
A promise sealed with a kiss*

This digital painting was done by special request of our daughter from a photo taken at her wedding. She wanted me to isolate that ‘kiss of promise’ to her new husband from the surrounding crowd and scenery. The painting is meant to portray that feeling, where nothing else exists during that moment in time except for her and her new husband.

To give a better appreciation for the artwork, I have included a thumbnail of the original photograph that inspired the artwork. No… there is nothing wrong with your eyes… the preacher does not have a face. I don’t have a model release from the preacher for this photo, so I had to photoshop his face off to be able to show you the original photo. :)

Hope you like it, Stephie and Jake :)

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  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Tara!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Sophia Spencer
    Sophia Spencerabout 6 years ago

    Beutifully done! I also imagine that that is the feeling at the time of ‘seal with a kiss’.. that it’s just you and hubby in your own little bubble! I like this a lot, well done!

  • Thank you so much, xXluvinlifeXx! That’s exactly the feeling I was trying to portray, so your comment puts a big smile on my face :)

    – ArtByDrew

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 6 years ago

    This is great! Beautiful concept too :)

  • Thank you, Simon!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Lisa  Weber
    Lisa Weberalmost 6 years ago

  • WOW!!! Thank you so much, Lisa!

    – ArtByDrew

  • DiEtte Henderson
    DiEtte Hendersonalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you so much, DiEtte!

    – ArtByDrew

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryalmost 6 years ago

    I love the creation of this image. The composition of it is excellent and the black backing just brings it all to the eye so well, as well as the feathering/shading. Excellent image. I bet they love this shot. :) Well Done!

  • Thank you so much, Cheri! You motivated me to include a thumbnail of the original source photo in the description above, as it will give an even deeper appreciation of the work that went into the artwork. Thanks!

    Oh!… and yes! They loved the painting, and a large framed and matted print now hangs on the wall off their house. :)

    – ArtByDrew

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