Pam Booth Bridal Sculptures

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Pam Booth bridal sculpture photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Gar­diner artist Pam Booth cre­ates one of a kind bridal sculp­tures (Pho­to by Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy Hud­son Val­ley wed­ding pho­tog­ra­phers).

 

Look­ing for a one of kind heir­loom gift for your favorite bride, made espe­cial­ly for her, cap­tur­ing how beau­ti­ful she looked on her wed­ding day in a three dimen­sion­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion?  Then you may want to talk to Gar­diner artist Pam Booth who has been mak­ing cus­tom bridal sculp­tures for over the past decade.

 

Pam Booth's sculpture studio in Gardiner NY by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Inside Pam’s Gar­diner stu­dio, which you can vis­it dur­ing Gar­diner’s annu­al Open Stu­dio Tour.

 

Along with her hus­band Craig, Pam has been cre­at­ing sculp­tures for over 30 years.  Her range of work is broad, from real­is­tic por­trait busts to whim­si­cal pieces, such as her X‑Stinx line of incense smok­ers.

 

Pam Booth sculpture examples female African bust and X-Stinx dragon incense smoker photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Pam Booth’s African bust (left) and X‑Stinx incense smok­er (right).

 

Pam’s wed­ding sculp­tures start­ed with her daugh­ter’s wed­ding when she made her first per­son­al­ized bride sculp­ture to cap­ture the beau­ty of her daugh­ter’s wed­ding gown.  After­wards, peo­ple who saw the fin­ished piece want­ed one for them­selves and she’s been mak­ing them ever since.

In each cus­tom made piece, she tries to cap­ture the tex­tures of a wed­ding dress and the fab­ric folds that are unique to every bride’s fig­ure.

 

Pam Booth bride sculpture hands and folds closeup photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographer.
No two human fig­ures are exact­ly alike although the dress might be mass man­u­fac­tured; Pam’s pieces study the inter­play between fab­ric and body form.

 

The process starts with pho­tographs of the bride who need­n’t come by for a sit­ting.  “I pre­fer to work with pho­tographs tak­en on the wed­ding day,” says Pam.  “There’s some­thing spe­cial about the ener­gy a bride has in her body and the way the dress moves along with her.  Even if a bride comes in to pose after the wed­ding it’s just not the same.”

 

Pam Booth bridal sculpture face closeup photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Wed­ding day bliss cap­tured in clay. Pam Booth’s sculp­ture cap­ture move­ment and emo­tion.

 

Pam uses a series of wed­ding day pho­tos to study the dress from all angles and usu­al­ly asks for two spe­cif­ic full size shots as a base ref­er­ence: one from the side and one from the front, which she calls a “mug shot”.  These can usu­al­ly be tak­en at dress fit­tings.  “Often peo­ple for­get to take a good full length image from the side and that’s usu­al­ly the one that’s most impor­tant,” says Pam.

 

Pam Booth bride sculpture hair closeup closeup photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Hair details pre­serve even a bride’s wed­ding day updo in all three dimen­sions.

 

Once the work begins and Pam cap­tures the basic form, she con­cen­trates on fine details such as the bride’s hair, facial expres­sion, and hand pos­tures.  “The back of the dress is always very important,“she says.

 

Pam Booth bride sculpture fback of dress closeup photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
Every lit­tle but­ton — back of dress details are espe­cial­ly impor­tant when cre­at­ing a bride sculp­ture.

Once all the mod­el­ing is com­plete, the pieces are kiln baked and coat­ed with a glossy white pati­na for a very classy, ele­gant look.  And while these pieces make great gifts, they should be con­sid­ered more of an invest­ment in a work of art.

 

Pam Booth bridal sculpture photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.

 

Some­times Pam is asked to cre­ate sculp­tures of a bride and groom in their get­away car. For such com­mis­sions, she part­ners with her hus­band Craig, who is known for his cus­tom auto­mo­bile sculp­tures made clients all over the coun­try, usu­al­ly vin­tage car col­lec­tors.  Craig crafts all the cars and Pam makes the fig­ures to go with them.

 

Pam and Craig Booth custom cars sculptures photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
What a team!  A col­lab­o­ra­tive sculp­ture by Pam and Craig Booth, who will sculpt cou­ples with their wed­ding day get­away cars on request.

 

More of Pam and Craig’s work can be seen in per­son at their stu­dio on 1112 Bruyn­swick Road in Gar­diner.  Call ahead for appoint­ments, or stop by dur­ing the annu­al Gar­diner Open Stu­dio Tour, now a local tra­di­tion Pam and Craig helped to estab­lish.  And don’t for­get to say hi for the AWITV team!

Thinking about a bridal sculpture?

Down­load these images seen here on one of our spe­cial folios cre­at­ed for easy shar­ing on your mobile device: http://folios.duetimage.com/pam-booth.

Additional Information:

Learn more about Pam Booth vis­it http://www.cartoonsbybooth.net/ or her Face­book page at https://www.facebook.com/PamelaJeanBoothWeddingSculpture.  You may also call (845) 255‑4169.

To dis­cuss your Gar­diner or New Paltz wed­ding with Due­tim­age Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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