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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!

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.

Alice & Michael * San Diego Engagement Session

I simply can’t get over how amazing this engagement session went! When Alice and Michael told me that they want to incorporate a few shots with milk tea in it, I knew we would get along just fine! Alice and  Michael blew me away with their smiles and adventurous spirit (hiking along the creek) and I’m so thankful that I get to be the one who capture them.   I am in love with these images and I hope you’ll enjoy them too!

February 3, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Mary P. - Amazing job Cindy. Such a precious moment to have forever captured by you!!!!

February 3, 2015 - 2:33 pm

tor - Super cute!

February 25, 2015 - 5:32 am

emma - What awesome photography!!

Michelle & Merik * San Diego Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

I don’t usually split a wedding into two separate blog posts but with Michelle and Merik we just got way too many beautiful images from their wedding that we really want to share!  We posted some gorgeous photos of Michelle and Merik last week (click here to check it out) and here’s blog post #2 of Michelle and Merik’s wedding!  :) They got married at the beautiful ground of Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. The day was filled with so much love, so many beautiful and fun moments!

such a cozy fireplace isn’t it?

The ballroom at Rancho Bernardo Inn is absolutely stunning! I just love the ceiling and the chandeliers.

Congrats again to Michelle and Merik!

>>> Vendors shout out <<<

Hair Stylist |  Jenny Savage
Makeup artist | Ellie Davis
Inn Florals, florist |
Wedding Cake and desserts | Cute Cakes/ Heavenly Cupcake |
Venue & Catering | Rancho Bernardo Inn |
Bridesmaid Dresses | J.Crew
Wedding Dress | Martina Liana |
DJ |Apollo Bukowski |



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