I used to think I was just weird. Growing up in a mixed race household, exposed to a plethora of cultures through my Indian father, a foreign students' college counselor, introduced to reading and classical music by my Californian Irish mother, attending  enrichment programs for theatre, fine arts, and technology during my summer holidays, I didn't exactly have the American pie, baseball, and video games childhood that most of my peers had. In addition to heroes like David Robinson and the Ninja Turtles, I grew up admiring the greats like VanGogh, Tchaikovsky, Robert Frost, Rembrandt, and Carl Orff.

Yet, it was this distinct recipe of ingredients that began to mold, influence, and shape my artistic vision. I've always been the type of person who has to have things just so - and I've developed a keen and distinct eye for the aesthetic. Now, sometimes this puts me at odds with popular culture, I'd much rather go see a Dutch Golden Age portraiture exhibit than hang out in a pro-team's locker room, but in developing as both a photographer and an artist, I realize that I am weird for and with a purpose.

 

Sixteen years ago, when I picked up my first 35mm camera in high school, and even earlier back in the days of 110 film, my friends & family became my models, and it got to be that I had my camera with me everywhere I went. Flash forward to the present, photography is an aspect of my life from photographing teaching photography and film media, learning and working with photographers from all over the DFW area, and photographing my sweet puppy, Aubrey.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, I moved to the North Texas area to attend UNT, getting my BA in English and my MA in Linguistics (the study of languages), and began my career as an educator.

As one of the assistant organizers of the North Texas Photography Club, and love to share my passions for teaching and photography with its members. I have a major love for traveling around the world from Mumbai (Bombay), India, to Peru, to a month-long odyssey through Europe, stopping at such incredibly photograph-inspiring places as Paris, Provence, Nice, London, Florence, Venice, Sicily, and Rome.

 

I am very excited to establish my business based on the guiding principle of Proverbs 16:3, Commit to the Lord your works, and your plans will be established. 

Kiran photography creates images with impact that tell a meaningful story about a moment - helping people share how they see themselves.

Kiran Photography specializes in high quality printed work in the following areas:
 

  • Portraits (HS Seniors, Families, Couples)
  • Special events & Religious Ceremonies (e.g. Baptisms & First communions, etc.)
  • Indian Cultural events (Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Diwali, etc.)

I offer the best in photographic products including elegant, modern canvases, exceptional fine art prints, fashionable custom holiday and event cards, graduation, birth, wedding announcements, books, heirloom albums, and more.

I am located in McKinney and serve the North Dallas Area, but destination assignments have so far taken me to San Antonio, Fort Worth, and San Marcos. I work primarily on location, but use a studio for more controlled sessions. A photo-session with me works for the seamless integration of your personality and style into a laid back, non-threatening atmosphere. I love incorporating props that communicate what my clients are passionate about and graphic design to create Art Photography that projects and amplifies a feeling or emotion inherent to a moment in your life.

Bottom line: This is me. Doing what I love, pursuing the gifts the Lord has given me ultimately to bring all glory to Him. I believe you can make a clear distinction in the quality of work of someone who truly loves what they do. That is what I work to communicate. I feel fulfilled when I am in the service of others and when my work is a blessing to others accentuating the blessings in my clients' lives.

Photographs find their place on our desks at work to remind us who we're working for. They are the first things up on walls or refrigerator in a new house, transforming it from a house to our home. And more than likely, they're some of the first things we think of grabbing if we had to exit a house on fire. They're that important. For these reasons, it's important to note that Kiranphotography is not a "shoot and burn" business. Whether museum quality portraits on canvas for your walls or hardbound books of your event, I create artwork for homes, not for hard drives, artwork you can touch, hold, and own. 

I am about more than taking pictures, I am focused on art-based story telling.


Please view the image gallery pages for samples of my work, contact me, and let me know how we can work together to provide you with images you can treasure for a lifetime.

copyright 2016 Kiran Fernandes Kiran Photography McKinney North Texas Portrait & Event Photographer