Thanks for the comments. Yes, it is like a painting and intended to be so. The bride liked it. I know this kind of treatment is not for everyone, but I do try to provide my customers with original art. The original without processing was still a good shot but somewhat mundane. One can only try. Thanks again.
Interesting idea. Not my taste though.. My first thought was why is she holding an orb lol, then I realized it had the 'painted' effect.
It's nice to see someone offering something original to a client! Glad she liked it!
I use several programs such as Portrait Professional, Corel Painter, Capture NX2 and of course PhotoShop. Most of what you are seeing in this shot was done freehand with Painter to most of the picture other than her face. It does take some practice and extra time to do something like this, but it helps set you apart from the competition. Print it on an 11 X 14 framed canvas and present it as a surprise bonus along with the wedding album. Perfect time to get referrals.