I have been a photographer for over thirty years and specialize in portraits, product, commercial, and travel photography.


Fernando Alves

I started shooting as a kid, and by the time I was in high school, I was a principal photographer for the yearbook, shooting portraits, candids, sports, and events. Then came film school at the University of Texas at Austin, and a three-year stint in various cinematography positions in Hollywood — Fun, but not a career I could live with long-term.

Later, while working at a world renowned antiquarian bookshop, I began photographing rare books for our catalogs and advertising. At a different job, which involved two businesses, I was shooting rare books and vintage guitars, amps, and other musical instruments. I have also been doing graphic design for the past twenty years and am an accomplished information technology professional. Check out my IT business: Fernando Alves technology services.


It’s now time to start photographing for myself and my clients, so I started f two PHOTOGRAPHY. I’m available to shoot on location anywhere in the world, and soon, will have my own studio, located in the Des Moines, Iowa, area.


I hope you like what you see on this site. I will be happy to discuss your photography needs, and hopefully, earn your business.

Fernando Alves