Tom McCarthy, of Bethesda, MD is one of those special people who values his spouse deeply and came to us with this romantic idea. Tom wanted to surprise his wife, on their wedding anniversary, with a large oil portrait on canvas, of the two of them, dressed in their wedding attire, as they looked on their wedding day, several years ago.
“I was very nervous for a lot of reasons about the idea of a wedding portrait for our 10th anniversary. It would be a big investment for something that was very subjective and I had no idea if my wife would like it at all.
I was impressed by Mark’s work on the website and decided to begin working with him. I narrowed down the photo choices and consulted with a close friend to determine which one made the most sense. We didn’t have a photo without teeth/smiles, so that wasn’t an option. I have to say that it is shocking when you first see a portrait of yourselves and both Sandy and I felt that way.
Mark did an absolutely amazing job. Much better than many other things I have seen out there. A great combination of realism and incredible detail along with a more impressionistic background. It really grows on us every day and we feel more attached to it all the time – that’s a really good feeling.
I am so happy we chose Mark and thankful for the treasure that he has given our family. And he and his wife Laurel were terrific to work with and good people!”