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  • Orange Turtle Wedding Photography Blog

    Welcome to the blog of Orange Turtle Photography!

    I am Cindy and my photography studio is based in San Diego. I travel throughout California for weddings and other portrait works.

    A turtle is just a turtle until you give it color.  Once you give it color, all of a sudden the turtle has personality, emotion and life.  The turtle is now sun loving, ocean swimming, happy fun and chill.  Color helps you feel. So we have a choice to leave the turtle just a turtle... or to give the turtle color. All the photographs are processed with colors that help you feel. If you want to get in contact with me, email me at Thank you for stopping by!

Things I love

Before Cassidy (my daughter) came along, I used to blog a lot more personal posts here.  Being a mom means I’m constantly racing against time and for the past year I felt like I had no extra energy to even think about posting anything personal and fun.  Now that Cassidy is a little older (16 months now), I’m ready to bring back some personal touch to this blog! Let’s hope I’ll be able to keep this up!

Today I would like to share with you the holiday card that we ordered from  This was probably my most favorite holiday card ever. It was definitely love at first sight with this classy, gold foil-pressed design. When the cards arrived I was really impressed with the quality of the cards. I am a photographer and I’m super picky about any products but I was super pleased with the product.

(Photo credit of our family photo: Feng Images) also have a huge selection of beautiful designs for save the date cards.   A photo of one of our orange turtle couples, Kim and Denny, is featured on this cute save the date design.


They also have a lot of non-photo save the date cards. I especially love this design that I came across:

This wedding invitation suite is seriously the cutest ever.

That is it for today! Stay tuned for more from Things I love series!

Kathy & Treve * Engagement session

March 20, 2015 - 7:24 pm

Jennifer Cornejo - awww…so beautiful Kathy!!! wishing you both a wonderful wedding and beautiful marriage… XOXO!

March 21, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Ellen - beautiful photos – congratulations!

March 26, 2015 - 3:24 pm

MaryAnn Welton - Simply STUNNING!!! The best engagement photos I have ever seen. So very fitting for these awesome people!

Christina & Justin * Engagement Session

Last weekend I had the privilege to photography Christina and Justin and it was so much fun! These two love birds are also fantastic musicians and they make beautiful music together. They went to UCSD, met at UCSD and fell in love there. It’s so special that they can return to their alma mater for their engagement photos.



The Randall Family

This is definitely one of my favorite family sessions to date! The little girl totally captured my heart. She is fun, spunky, full of ideas and super adorable! Her smile just melts my heart every single time. I have actually photographed this family a couple of years ago when Hannah was a baby. I can’t believe how much she has grown and how she has become such a fun little lady!

I love the following series of interactions between Hannah and her mom.

So so sweet!

She spent a good portion of the session picking up dirt and leaves building a castle.

A sweet hug for her daddy!

Carats and Cake Feature

Huge thanks for Carats and Cake for featuring Karina & Orlando’s wedding. We absolutely loved everything about this wedding.  Click here to see the full feature and all the vendors info.

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