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  • Orange Turtle Wedding Photography Blog

    Welcome! We are Cindy and Daniel and we are Orange Turtle Photography. We are based in San Diego but we shoot weddings throughout California.

    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 fresh.  Color helps you feel. So we have a choice to leave the turtle just a turtle... or to give the turtle color.  That's exactly how we see wedding photography.  Feel. In. Color.

Family session {Madeline’s first birthday!}

I love this little family! We photographed Janice and Jonas’ wedding a few years ago, and then their maternity session, and their baby Madeline’s newborn session. Time flies and Madeline had just turned one so we had another family session with them to celebrate her first birthday! She is just the cutest!

And I love this series of ‘naked photos’!

Happy Birthday sweet Madeline!!

Meredith & Brendan * San Diego Wedding

Meredith and Brendan are one of the most adorable couples ever! Their wedding day couldn’t be more perfect – first look at sunset cliffs, ceremony at Harbor Island overlooking San Diego skyline and Coronado Bridge, and an intimate reception at Island Prime restaurant right by the water.  And oh their golden retriever also made an appearance at the wedding too!!  Every single detail was so well thought out and every moment of the day was full of so much love and joy.

I love the moment from their first look!

This is seriously the ultimate cake table!! :) All the amazing cakes are from extraordinary desserts!

Congrats again to Meredith and Brendan! :)

{Vendor Love}

Wedding ceremony site – Harbor Island Park, San Diego

Wedding Coordinator  | Thomas Lewis |

Hair Dresser | Rinse Salon

Make-Up | Bijou beautiful

Florist | wholesale flowers & supplies

Cake| Extraordinary Dessert

Wedding Dress designer | Saja


August 23, 2014 - 12:25 am

tor - beautiful wedding!

Lavender Farm at Sequim, Washington

Isn’t this lavender field amazing? I’ve been obsessed with lavender for awhile and it was a dream come true to visit a lavender field! This beautiful lavender field is called Purple Haze Lavender farm. It is located at a little town called Sequim, which is a 2 hour drive from Seattle.  The flowers were so fragrant!  It’s such a dreamy little place!

I hope someone will hire me to take their engagement or wedding photos there someday? :)


August 7, 2014 - 8:18 am

Morrie - Keep it coming, wrtsire, this is good stuff.

Susana & Carlos

Susana and Carlos traveled across the ocean to vacation in Southern California. While they were here they scheduled an engagement session with me. It was such a privilege to get to know them, show them around San Diego (Coronado) and take photos of them.  They are such an adorable, photogenic couple!! And they are also big fans of Disney too!! I really wished they didn’t have to go back to Asia so soon so we could hang out some more. :)

Seriously aren’t they beautiful people or what!

Shannon & Brian’s Wedding * San Clemente Tennis Club

I am super excited to be sharing this wedding with you today! The bride and groom are good friends of ours and we are so honored that they asked us to photograph their wedding! It was probably the most fun wedding for us to photograph to date since we know most of the guests and the bridal party.  We even brought Cassidy with us to the wedding and had our friends babysit her while we shoot. It was such an amazing day.  I truly love celebrating my friends’ wedding day by being their photographer – I get to hang out with the them and get the front row seat of actions ALL DAY! It’s such a privilege.

Their first look.

The floral on their ceremony arch is an amazing.

Each center piece at the reception is a work of art!

Congrats again to Shannon and Brian!

July 18, 2014 - 3:55 pm

Sam - So many magical memories, all captured in bright, beautiful pictures!! Lovely, as always, Orange Turtle!! But especially special this time in this wedding!

-sister of the bride

July 18, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Brian - Daniel and Cindy (and Cassidy) – These are incredible photos. I’m so appreciative of the time you spent with us. THANK YOU!

July 22, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Candy - What a beautiful wedding! You guys captured the day perfectly.

August 8, 2014 - 2:28 am

Torsten Hochzeitsfotograf - The pictures are very nice! I believe it was a very sweet and warm wedding! best regards from Köln / Germany ;-) Torsten

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