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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!

Livermore Engagement Session

I am in love this engagement session!  It was a dream to be working with a sweet, adorable couple with the cutest puppy ever who is great at looking at the camera!  Although we were blessed with gloomy and cloudy weather, it didn’t stop us from having fun and sweet candid moments. Here are some of my favorite images from the session!

Disneyland Family Session

If you know me you would know that I’m a big Disney fan! I love Disneyland and it’s my absolute happy place. When this adorable family told me that they would meet me at the happiest place on earth for a family session, I couldn’t be more stoked!  Seriously I am so spoiled by my amazing clients! I’m so excited to be sharing with you some of the *magical moments* from the session here!


Anadelia & Oscar * San Francisco Wedding

Anadelia and Oscar had an amazing celebration of their love in the most romantic city that is San Francisco! The wedding was absolutely gorgeous and classy, but the best part was that there was so much love and joy and touching moments throughout the day.  It’s been really amazing for me to come to know them and witness their commitment for each other.  With that said, here are some of my favorite images from their day. 

Ceremony at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church. The interior architecture of the church simply amazes me.

Their reception took place at the elegant Julia Morgan Ballroom at downtown San Francisco.

Congrats again to Anadelia and Oscar!

Special shout out to Gina the wedding coordinator extraordinaire for creating all the amazing details and keep the day flowing so smoothly!

Amy & Yi * Oak Glen Serendipity Garden Wedding

Newborn family session

A few weeks ago I shot this adorable family session with a 2 week old newborn baby girl. I had such a lovely time with this family! I love this session because I feel like this is the type of newborn session I love to photograph – it’s a lifestyle oriented session shot in the comfort of their own home.  I also love that I get to photograph not just the newborn but big sister in her own elements as well! I love documenting all the normal but precious moments – from the dad swaddling the baby to the big sister checking out her baby sis. I love this session and I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite images.

Sisters!! So adorable!

Tickle tickle!

And she smiled!

I love these silly, playful moments!

I really wanted to take a picture of the big sister kissing the baby sis. But of course it’s hard to ask a toddler to do exactly what you want her to do! So we (her parents and I) decided to coax her with yogurt drops, her favorite snack!

We then moved her on to the couch.

And finally she kissed her baby sis!! Luckily I was fast enough to capture this moment!

Toward the end of the session, the baby woke up and I was able to get a few shots of her with her eyes opened. She got gorgeous eyes!

And that’s a wrap!! :)


July 20, 2016 - 7:17 pm

Julie Leite These are wonderful photos of this awesome family!!! Thank you for sharing since they’re far from us now, and we don’t get to see them. You captured their spirit and tender moments so lovingly. Well done!!!

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