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BarbaraAnne is an incredibly talented, sweet, and flexible ballet dancer here in McKinney. We were blessed to meet her and her mother Jenny and create some portraits of her here in studio and on location in McKinney. Hair & Makeup was styled by the beautiful and talented Brittney Fernandes of BeautebyBrit.
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One of the best things about being a full service studio is the reveal of my clients' final printed art work. I love how these tanglible pieces create a sense of permanence and help shape identity. They're elegant, meaningful, narrative, and aesthetic and they immediately become a treasured part of the family because they say "This is Us". In an age where these self-assertions are so transient spending 20 minutes on a social media feed before being buried and forgotten, printed photographs find their place in our homes and office, to serve as reminders of God's blessings and motivators for why we do what we do and the value of the whom, which we do it all for.
I was so excited to deliver a stunning Kiranphotography album to Mindee and Davy recently, we had dinner together and just got to view their final album and relive some of their special day. They admitted that after their wedding life had gotten so hectic, so quickly, that they hadn't even thought back on it in the months since, and it was a great way to relive, revisit, and savour those precious feelings. A 50th birthday party, a senior year in high school, a wedding day, all go by so quickly; and that's why it's so important to invest in a professional photographer to capture those feelings and experiences. That is the power of printed photography, it's capable of transporting us back to re-feel those moments that mean the most to us as everyday life marches on.
In an era where so many photographers just shoot a barrage of pictures, it's great to be able to create meaningful, tangible artwork for my clients such as these signature Albums. They're perfect for a portrait session or special event, and after the food's been eaten, the music played, and the guests have all gone home, you'll have these moments of your life to re-live, and I'm blessed to be a part of telling that story.
Albums by Kiranphotography
In June of 2016, I was blessed to return to India for the first time since 1998 when I went with my father and brother. it was the last trip we were ever to take with my father, and sadly I didn't come back with very many photos (the folly of youth).
My father's house in Goa. 1998
Well, I did my best to remedy that this time around, and hopefully my father and brother were with my in spirit.
It was especially meaningful to be in my father's house on father's day.
The Victoria Train Station in Mumbai.
Flora fountain, great shopping around here in the area called Colaba.
This was some guerilla style photography. These guys were out doing tourist pictures, and turning around prints on the spot with printers in their satchels! That's some hustle...
Didn't have long in Mumbai before I headed to New Delhi for the first leg of the trip. I saw some of the sights including Qutub Minar. But my favorite was shopping in the market near Janpath. Qutub minar (pictured below) in case you didn't know is allegedly the tallest monolithic brick structure in the world.
Next on the agenda was Humayun's Tomb, an islamic tomb close second in grandeur to the Taj Mahal.
Then to the India Gate.
Those with no fear of hepatitis can get a tattoo from some shady looking dudes in the park.
The Indian houses of parliament were next for a quick drive by sight.
The next day I made the drive to Agra (about 4 hours by car.
And we made it just in time to drive by the red fort and catch the Taj Mahal at sunset. Though we had to run to get a ticket in time.
The next morning, I was up at the crack of dawn to catch sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
In case you've ever wondered what it looks like behind the Taj Mahal.
My classic travel picture tradition:
The view from my hotel window.
Then it was time for the 2nd leg of the trip, Varanasi. This place was crazy hot, so I didn't venture out as much as I would have liked, but I did get to see the ghats along the river ganges, witness a funeral, and the customary bathing.
Then, for the final leg of the country tour, I went to my father's place of birth, Goa. Now, some people wonder why my last name ends in an s and not a z, well the short answer is that Goa is a Portuguese colony, so the influence is very visible there.
Goa has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years, and sadly not much for the beter. Tucked behind this mediocre restaurant is my father's family house.
A wedding portrait of my paternal grand parents.
My Aunt, Meena.
A prophetic kodak shop.
My Aunt's husband Mohan.
All beaches pretty much look the same to me. But here's Calangute beach in Goa. Usually warm waters, but this was during the monsoon season, so it was a bit unseasonable.
My cousin's husband Allan took me to see Cliffs near Fort Aguada in Goa, a great landscape photo spot.
The best place I found for eating in Goa.
After Goa, I flew back to Mumbai to spend the last week of the trip with my cousin and her family who now live in my father's flat.
This is the view from my father's flat.
Checked out the famous fashion street shopping spot.
St. Mary's school where my father taught Science in his 20's and 30's.
Shopping in markets is always my favourite travel activity, and Crawford market was the best.
My cousin in her school attire.
Classic Byculla moment here:
My beloved family in India. Charmain, Anaia, and Allan.
On October 13, 2015, I was blessed to be able to check a bucket list item off and Visit Vermont at the height of the Fall foliage
Didn't take long after landing to start seeing the incredible beauty in New Hampshire as I prepared to head north.
One of my first stops was the Tilt'n Diner. I love the Americana vibe of the north east and little coffee shop diners like this! Great food too!
The Great Quechee Gorge
I was up beore the sun to capture images at Killington Falls
In Montpelier, I was blessed to stay at Betsy's B&B a recommendation from my friend Lindsay. It did not disappoint, exactly the vibe, ambiance, and feel I was looking for. A quaint, traditional b&B with good food and a vintage feel.
One of the greatest things about traveling is the people you meet. I came across these nice folks in the field where I was shooting the astral photography above, then randomly happened upon them again the next day in front of the state Capital!
Some delicious craftings to be had at Cold Hollow Cider Mill, including the ever elusive rose-flavoured jam.
Smugglers notch in October is probably one of, if not my favorite place in the world. Beautifully gloomy, overcast, and cold. Perfect hot cider weather.
Got to stop in to Henry's Diner in Burlington on my next to last day! Awesome experience and food!
Well, after 6 days and about 10 pounds of maple syrup, it was time to head home. I'll be returning as soon as possible!
I was very blessed to meet Bobby and Brintha and be able to create images telling the story of their daughter's saree ceremony at their home in Frisco last month. It was a beautiful evening of worship and celebration of the life of Brianna and her potential as a believer in Christ!
I worked with the family to create a beautiful KP Signature Album featuring the images from the event and telling the story of this moment in the life of the family.
Interested in a stunning backdrop for your family portrait or senior session to feature in your home? Consider the Japanese Tea Gardens in Fort Worth, an absolutely stunning setting especially in late Fall or mid Spring.
It's hard to find an unappealing spot here.
Another great opportunity I was blessed with last week to photograph a former student Nico & his date April before heading off to their Centennial High School prom.
I met Kristin through the school where we teach and was blessed to work with her and her fiance, now husband, Nelson in telling the story of the transition into the next chapter of their relationship and the beginning of their family!