Worldwide Private Portrait Commissions in your own Home or on Location
Kenneth Martin has spent a lifetime photographing some of the most influential and important people in the world of sport, business and entertainment, from John Hurt, to Vivienne Westwood, Jackie Stewart to Kirsty Wark and Lord McFarlane of Bearsden to Kenny Dalgleish. He now specialises in children and young adults between the years of 2 and 18.
He has developed a natural skill in finding and creating extraordinary light and the resulting portraits grace some of the finest homes in the country. His friendly approach, his undoubted technical skills and his use of creative lighting have singled him out as the photographer of choice for the select few for whom only the very best will do.
Creating fine portrait art photography with this level of emotional intensity and quality final artworks entails using the very best materials available. No expense is spared in the production process and he relies on trusted expert tradesmen for the completion of the finished pieces. This dedication to perfection keeps his focus on creating the finest portraiture that money can buy. The resulting portraits and your investment will never increase in monetary value, but the wealth of joy they will bring, enjoying them every day, is worth way more than mere money. Kenneth’s trademark solid gold badge of authenticity is the finishing touch and is displayed discreetly on the side of the frame at the bottom right corner. This badge is your guarantee of quality.
We understand that some of our clients are in the public eye and often require absolute secrecy. You can be assured we will honour any requests you may have when it comes to your portrait session. Complete discretion is absolutely assured.
Kenneth only photographs children between the ages of 2 and 18, he will, if required, photograph the family but his main focus will be on the children. The natural surroundings of your home and gardens are the perfect environment to create these wonderful and exquisite fine art portraits , relaxed, controlled, luxurious portraiture, guaranteed to make your heart miss a beat.
Kenneth has a natural conversational approach and gets on easily with all his clients. The session is always fun and this helps in the creative process. This ability to communicate is actually way more important than the technical side, fortunately Kenneth has both attributes and it is this that sets his work apart from his peers.
The main aim of the session is to produce a variety of wonderful portraits from which you simply select your absolute favorites.
Kenneth will then expertly print the chosen framed images on Crane Silver Rag paper, in our opinion, the most exquisite fine art paper on the planet. Once the print is checked and passed our extensive quality control It is matted using museum grade pure white mountboard and expertly framed by our Fine Art Trade Guild approved framing expert in a black real wood frame molding using Tru-Vue non-reflective museum glass. Digital Negatives of your other favorites are included in the session commission fee, more information below.
Other copies and framed images are also available if you wish to purchase for your family and friends. These beautiful works of photographic art are a step above anything you have seen before, they are truly stunning.
Please do not worry if you do not live in the UK. Kenneth takes around 100 flights a year and travels abroad on a regular basis to photograph his personal commissions. As well as photographing children all over the UK he has also shot portrait commissions in America, Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Ireland.
To commission Kenneth to photography your children please click the button and fill in the enquiry form.
Fill in the enquiry form and Kenneth will acknowledge your enquiry by email then shortly afterwards contact you by telephone to discuss your session and get all the important details.
A mutually suitable date will be made for your portrait session in the diary and at this stage you pay your deposit which is 50% of the package you choose.
Travel and accommodation will be arranged and will be added at cost to the final invoice. Kenneth will then travel to your location, spend a full 4 hours at your home and shoot the session (sometimes more as a full day is put into the diary just in case)
At this stage the 50% balance of the invoice is due and along with the travel costs, payment will be taken at the end of the session.
Kenneth will then return back to his studio to work on all the images. A private password protected gallery with all the watermarked fully finished images (usually between 30 and 50) will be sent to you by email around 1 week after the session.
You will then select the image / images you wish to be printed and framed and the digital negatives you wish to own for life.
The finished and framed Fine Art Print / Prints will be sent to you by courier within 6 weeks and the USB with your Digital Negatives will be sent to you immediately.
Portrait Commission Fees
Private Home Portrait Commission:
½ day shoot includes 1 @ 10” Framed and 6 Digital Negatives £3,500 (Introductory Package)
½ day shoot includes 1 @ 16” Framed and 10 Digital Negatives £5,000 (Most Popular Package)
½ day shoot includes 1 @ 20” Framed and 20 Digital Negatives £9,000
Extra Framed Artworks:
10” Framed £1,300
16” Framed £1,600
20” Framed £1,900
Extra Digital Images (Each) £500
Travel and Accommodation at Cost.
Upgrade from 20" to a larger size :
24” Framed £500
30” Framed £1000
50% Deposit on booking with the balance & travel costs payable on the day of the session.
Digital Negatives on USB
Own them, print them, frame them, as many times as you like. Print them to your heart’s content distribute them far and wide, save them on your computer and your phone, delight the Grandparents with portraits of their grandchildren, but the biggest benefit by far is you own them for ever. Digital Negatives is how we describe the digital file of your image, you will receive your selected images loaded onto our lovely boxed USB memory stick. Each image will have been extensively retouched to your specific requirements and will come in three versions:
High Resolution TIFF File at 300DPI for the very best high end printing
Smaller resolution JPEG File at 250DPI for smaller prints
Small resolution JPEG File at 72DPI for screensaver, social media, email etc