ABOUT KGS STUDIOS
Kevin G. Saunders
Master Portrait Artist
Successful people create successful legacies. The reality is that you're likely better at building your legacy than you are at documenting it. My extensive career as a master portrait artist has created the unique skill set required to capture your legacy in a way no other artist can recreate.
I've studied human behavior and anatomy for decades and find that this has given me a unique perspective when creating fine art portraits. The mechanics of capturing an image are relatively easy if you know what you're doing. But capturing the soul of a subject is more challenging. I take the raw images from your session and build your persona into a likeness of your choosing that will represent you for generations.
You won't step into a barrage of flashing lights and hundreds of photographic exposures when you enter my studio. You and your family will appreciate my far more intimate process. I get to know you, your angles, and your emotions to capture you. Once I get you in front of my camera, I design and recreate the same lighting scheme as the masters used a century ago, using today's technology.
I use a view camera similar to the old wooden cameras used 150 years ago. However, I've updated the design with state-of-the-art lenses and a one-hundred-and-fifty-megapixel sensor instead of traditional film. This level of digitization is the same technology used by NASA satellites to capture breathtaking terrain features from thousands of feet above the earth, and it allows me to get you into—and then out of—my studio as quickly as possible. Once I've got the images I need, the real work begins! I do all the artistry on my own time, so you can spend your time as you choose.
The fine art wall portrait is a powerful medium to share a lifetime of achievement with someone visually. Unlike the digital medium, the subject's emotions come clearly and elegantly. Let me find the best way to define your story for the generations following you.
Toni C. Saunders
Toni C Saunders joined KGS Studios after a 45-year career as a nurse (BSN, RN). She retired from the field, though she has kept her license, and is our Director Emeritus, wearing many hats to help the studio progress. Toni states, "I have learned so much from nursing and nurse management; I felt I could contribute greatly to the studio, helping my husband Kevin reach his lifelong goals. One needs a sense of purpose, and our portraits are life-changing and affirming for our amazing clients."
Toni is Kevin's assistant in portrait sessions, helping with draping and the details that must be perfect to create portraits at this level. She also performs the embellishment artistry on our portraits that have that feature.
She adds, "While Kevin is totally consumed in the studio processes and making portraits seven days a week, I work behind the scenes to make everything happen and do so smoothly."