Kendra Surface is a photo stylist based in Charlotte, NC. 

She collaborates with photographers to invoke awe-inspiring atmospheres and environments.  Her passion for beauty is infused into each space she curates. 

Kendra’s technique for organizing interior design, props, lighting and color creates beautiful spaces to be photographed for editorial and advertising purposes.


Feeling, Thoughts, Meaning

Faculty by which the body percieves an external stimulus

Smell, Sight, Sound, Taste, Touch



Charlotte based interior designer Barrie Benson is known for her southern style with a modern flair.  Kendra showcased Barrie’s designs in the 10th anniversary edition of Garden and Gun magazine.  The feature was on Nascar champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra’s, Charlotte home.


Kendra collaborated with Brie Williams to showcase the two creative minds of a quirky family beach house / art gallery on Sullivan's Island, SC.


Kendra worked closely with owner and designer Sally Henzell of Jakes Hotel in Jamaica.  Together they captured the unique vibe of the magical and eclectic abodes.  Jakes is casual, intimate and artistic.  Kendra took Sally’s designs and showcased them for the camera.

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Somebody get that rug a room.  

Surya's flawless designs paired with Kendra's stylish eye became the product of a stunning photo shoot.  Surya's goals are simple: to be the go-to resource for coordinating home accessories across a diverse range of lifestyles and budgets and to simplify the shopping process for designers, retailers and end consumers.  Gorgeous.


Together, with photographer Brie Williams, Kendra produced a national ad for Hunter Douglas window shades.  Light was the most influential guest.  Strategic propping featured the beauty of the window treatments.


As an Interior Designer enriches a space for a client, Kendra plays dress-up with the set to exhibit the designers unique talents and style.  Proper placement of props is essential in stimulating the senses.