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Kendra Coupland

Vancouver, BC
1 Fearless Award
Kendra Coupland

Contact Kendra Coupland

Hi. I'm Kendra. I'm a heart-centered, eco-conscious, creative documentary photographer based out of Vancouver, BC. So what does all that mumbo jumbo mean? Well first off, and most importantly, I believe in being emotionally connected with every subject I document. Everyone is beautiful, everyone deserves to have their story told - that is my fundamental belief. The most magical and meaningful moments in our lives are often disguised as mundane day-to-day occurrences - a knowing smile, a friendly touch; sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective to show the world what it might be missing. I aim to refresh the world's perspective on love every time I pick up my camera and head to a wedding. 
I believe that artists have a responsibility to create without creating excessive waste, which is why I am always striving to find new ways to share my art in the most green way possible. I only use rechargeable batteries in my camera, post-consumer waste recycled paper in the studio. I do a large amount of my printing with plant based inks, and eco-friendly papers. The frames I offer are made from reclaimed wood, or locally sourced eco-rated MDF. I even carry a line of environmentally friendly wedding albums for the most eco-conscious of couples. While running a completely green wedding photography company sometimes feel like an impossible mission, I do feel like I'm off to a good start, and the more I research and source my products with intention & love for mother earth the closer I'll get to my goal. 
Lately, when I'm not shooting weddings or spending time with my incredible daughter and husband, I've been spending time running a local inspiration group, where I help other aspiring artists find inspiration within themselves, and help them to create a fulfilling and viable business while staying true to their own fundamental values. I believe that every person has the right to create and make art, and that the world would be a more beautiful place if we all told stories about love in our own unique way.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Our studio is located in New Westminster, BC. Travel is included from West Vancouver to Abbotsford. Travel charges apply to weddings outside of this district.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

We have been photographing weddings full time since 2009, and have shot well over 150 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

We take an organic approach to photography, which we like to call "Creative Documentary" while most of what we photograph is candid and uninstructed we also like to collaborate with our clients to create creative environmental portraits.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Full Day coverage (8 hours with two photographers) and all digital files would be $4120 + tax. 
Our most popular package is $4135 and includes six hours of coverage 
with two photographers, an engagement session, 200 digital files and a signature wedding album.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Our studio is located at 205 - 810 Quayside Drive in New Westminster. 
Due to the nature of our work we are not always in studio, so an appointment is required. For out of town clients and destination weddings we are happy to meet via skype.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Kendra studied both journalism, and photography at Langara College back in 2006, and worked as a journalist and photojournalist from 2006-2008 before moving on to weddings full time.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

We believe artists should be able to create without being harsh on the environment. For that reason we offer a line of beautiful archival quality cotton rag giclée prints, printed with plant based inks, with hand torn edges, framed in gorgeous eco-friendly reclaimed wood frames. We can't wait to show them to you.

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