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As a photographer, I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my creativity and overall portfolio. Gifting friends and clients with free photography is a way to find opportunities to boost the imagery I show to the world and offers more freedom for me to take my time to tell a full wedding story. Also, it’s just totally fun to give cool stuff away. With all that in mind, I’m excited to offer free wedding photography to a great couple! See more details on how to enter below:

——–> TO SUBMIT: CLICK HERE

WHO IS THE RIGHT FIT?

This giveaway is for an engaged couple getting married at a predominately outdoor venue this upcoming Summer or Early Fall, who exhibit a thoughtful and timeless vision for their wedding day, and who’s story I connect with.

WHAT DOES THE WINNING COUPLE GET?

  • 10 hours of wedding coverage ( $5500 dollar value )
  • Custom photo-timeline with emphasis placed on natural light + time for details / full story telling
  • Second Shooter
  • High-Res files on a USB + Print Release
  • Printed Proofs of each delivered image
  • Engagement Session
  • 6 months access to online gallery
  • Options for album, photo book, framing or print purchases
  • Pre-Wedding Consultation
  • Pre-Wedding Venue Walk-Thru
  • Unlimited Communication leading up to Wedding Day
  • Plus surprise gifts / goodies along the way!

THE RULES

Contest open to everyone, anywhere in the world. However, winner is responsible for travel fees outside of 1 hour of Portland, Oregon.  > VIEW TRAVEL_FEES <

  • Deadline is April 1st, 2016 (deadline may change if more entries are required)
  • Winner will be contacted on April 15th (date is subject to change). To stay up to date on the winner and contest subscribe to the email list, which will be sent to you after submission.
  • Wedding Day must be in June-October 2016
  • Wedding photos must take place predominately outdoors + couple must be flexible to be outside even in un-fortunate or cold weather.
  • Must be willing to develop a photo-timeline for wedding day based in natural light
  • Must be willing to sign contractual agreement + pay for any additional hours or products requested that are not included in winning prize.
  • Must agree to photos being used by Photographer both online, on social sites or in print/blog publication (more details on this in contract)
  • Must agree NOT to hire any other photographers in addition to Jenni Kupelian
  • Winner will be selected by Jenni Kupelian
  • If winner is unable to collect prize, a new couple will be chosen

HOW TO ENTER

Carefully read and fill out the form below. The form CANNOT be saved and finished later, so allow yourself a bit of time to thoughtfully fill it out.

——–> TO SUBMIT: CLICK HERE

It is an honor and a privilege to photograph your wedding! The winner will be treated like any paying client and I consider this a collaboration WITH you. If you are not selected don’t be discouraged…I’m sure your wedding will be gorgeous and I anticipate this being a very difficult contest to judge.

I can’t wait to see the entries and wish everyone the best of luck!

-Jenni

 

 

 

 

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I’m excited to announce the soft launch of my new little shop! I finally have zeroed in on Photography as my career path in the last year…yet, the graphic designer in me still likes to get a little time for creative outlet. This gave birth to the Jenni Kupelian Print Shop.

* VISIT THE PRINT SHOP *

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This little store features limited edition art prints and gift cards. Gift cards you say? Yes! After getting many client requests for these and having to make them on the fly, I finally got organized with many different options and designs to choose from. It’s so hard to find meaningful gifts for friends and family these days, what better way than gifting them with a photo session? As you may or may not know, the message of my business is “CREATE HEIRLOOMS” — and this little store is a place where you gift heirlooms to your loved ones.

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ENTER TO WIN THIS *FRAMED* PRINT BELOW !!

Art Prints are available framed or alone. Gift Cards can be purchased for a specific photo-session I offer, or there are custom options if you want to contribute towards a session or let your recipient choose. I’ll even mail you a genuine physical gift card, all ready to be wrapped up gorgeous for Christmas. AND if you support the shop this week, you could win the beautiful “All Is Quiet | Film Version” print above!

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Look for more prints being added all this week! I’m also excited to launch the “CLIENT STORE” password protected section, where my photo clients can quickly and easily buy photo cards, albums and other handmade products.

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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The greatest influence in my photographs is the natural beauty of people. I’m drawn to feminine confidence on camera, in whatever style that takes. However my second greatest influence are flowers. If there is an opportunity to drench my clients in floral or adorn them with ferns, I take it. I cannot help myself I’m simply endlessly inspired by all things botanical. Sometimes I wish I were an elf or a little faerie that could live on the woodland floor, taking naps on mushrooms and drinking water out of acorns.

Did I really type that? Yes I did, and I’m not even the least bit ashamed.

If you are a woodland faerie at heart as well, feel free to download and print out this quote right here.

 


DOWNLOAD SPECS

5 x 5″ 300 DPI .PDF + crop marks for easy trimming out

DOWNLOAD HERE

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I was totally overwhelmed by the encouragement and thoughtful words sent my way last week as we launched my new website. What I was even more amazed by was how many of you resonated with my thoughts on feeling flawed and afraid to be on camera. I was really struck by the stories you shared and your thoughts about personal insecurity. Sometimes life can feel so fake…between the #hashtags and the impossible standards of physical beauty, social networking… and all the way up to what culture defines as “successful”…it was purely awesome to see that I’m not the only one who gets tired of it, struggles with it, feels less than worthy sometimes.

Thank you! You really have no idea how much all the support, kind words, and shared stories meant to me. I wish I could take every last one of your photos…truly. On that note I want to congratulate winner SAM LEWIS who was chosen at random by random.org in cooperation with rafflecopter.

Now everybody go out and have a fantastic Wednesday…be yourself and egg anyone’s house who tempts you otherwise.

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VISIT THE NEW JENNI KUPELIAN PHOTOGRAPHS

I’m excited today! I have a website, a genuine website that I designed and a professional developed. I didn’t have to stay up in the wee hours arguing with my husband as we googled code, it was glorious. I still consumed far too many sour patch kids along the way, but I’d call that progress.

At the end of the day, I’m just a photographer…and it took me years to believe I was one. That being said, I want my business to communicate something I believe in. Something that carries value, if even just for a few minutes while I hold my camera. The most common thing people say to me before a photo session is: “I’m so awkward on camera” or “I’m really not photogenic” or “I hope I don’t screw it up!” or “I’m pretty insecure about seeing myself…so I’m worried about this shoot”. Sometimes, they simply never book because of these fears.

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Every time I hear these words, my heart breaks because I’ve always felt that I was un-worthy of photos. I’ve told myself if I could just lose 25 more pounds maybe then I’d get a photo taken with my husband or be in the family Christmas photos. It’s a truly painful belief system, and current culture doesn’t exactly make it easier. Pinterest tells us our homes have to be clean and white walled and Instagram tells us we should look cute in skinny jeans while we hike. Facebook tempts us to compare our vacations, children and accomplishments to “so and so’s” and the list goes on and on. It’s hard to be a woman these days isn’t it? I think it’s just hard to be human.

What I want YOU to know…is what I hope someday I can truly believe about myself too. That we are all worthy to be in front of the camera. No matter our past mistakes and hurts we carry, no matter how overweight we are or how our complexions have betrayed us. YOU ARE WORTHY, because everyone should have a lovely photograph of themselves. Someday when you are old and gray, your grandchildren will look at all your photos and they will cherish them as true heirlooms…but wouldn’t it be sad if there were no photographs of you to be found? That’s why it’s so important to get in front of the lens, even if it terrifies you!

In honor of CREATING HEIRLOOMS I’m offering a special giveaway, see the details below:

FREE INDIVIDUAL / FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION 


1 HOUR PORTRAIT SESSION

ONE OUTFIT (per person)

UP TO 5 PEOPLE ($20/HEAD AFTER FIVE)

NO TRAVEL FEES UP TO 1 HOUR OUTSIDE PORTLAND, OREGON

WINNER OUTSIDE 1 HOUR OF PDX IS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAVEL / TRAVEL_FEES

APPROX. 30 FULLY EDITED HIGH-RES IMAGES

10% OFF CUSTOM HOLIDAY PHOTO-CARDS

COMPLIMENTARY IN-PERSON OR PHONE CONSULTATION

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You may enter ONCE, but there are at least 13 ways you can put your name in the hat within that one entry (see above). The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 9th at Midnight…best of luck everyone…remember, we are all worthy to have lovely photographs of ourselves and our loved ones. Every last one of us.

SPECIAL THANKS:

Jim Krill – for the kick-ass web development!

 

 

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