A Caricature is a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The term is derived from the Italian caricare, to charge or load. Thus, the word caricature essentially means a loaded portrait.
Who would have thought that our caricature artist Doug Shannon would be such an amazing hit….maybe even more popular than the bride and groom. Doug was a complete professional and a great joy to work with. He knew how to draw us ladies in the most flattering light while he had some fun with the gents.
I would definitely recommend a unique element such as a caricaturist or a silhouette artist. Even elements such as a candy bar or a cigar rolling station would satisfy this unique element. These unexpected elements keep you guests entertained as well as keeps them talking about your wedding for months to come.
Doug in action
Some of my favorites:
The group shot
All photos by James Sanders.