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  • Orange Turtle Wedding Photography Blog

    Welcome to the blog of Orange Turtle Photography!

    I am Cindy and I am the main photographer behind Orange Turtle Photography. I travel throughout California for weddings and portrait sessions.

    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.  If you want to get in contact with me, email me at Thank you for stopping by!

Los Angeles Arts District Wedding

Heather and Edward’s wedding was absolutely amazing! They got married at one of the most colorful places – Los Angeles Arts District.  Their wedding is such an awesome reflection of who they are – cheerful, joyful, and worshipful.  I love the colors from the venue and all the arts in the surrounding area. I love that they had so much fun at their own wedding. I love that everyone teared up worshipping Jesus together.  It was a beautiful day of celebration of Heather and Edward coming together in marriage!

A live swing band at the reception? Yes please!

Congrats again to Heather and Edward!

<<< Vendors Shout out >>>

Hair Stylist: Noelle Juarez

Florist: Miss Sue Holiday

Bakery: Sweet E’s Bake Shop

Event Coordination: Everdipity Events

Bay Area Maternity Session

Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite maternity sessions! We shot Olivia and Michael’s wedding four years ago when I was about 7 months pregnant with Cassidy. Four years later, it’s Olivia’s turn! It was such a blessing to see them and photograph them again – at the same location where we took their wedding photos!  What a privilege for me to witness my clients journeying into another season of life.


La Jolla Cuvier Club Wedding

I am really the luckiest wedding photographer because once again, my clients have proved themselves to be the best people. I feel so honored that back in August I photographed Kanya and Jason. They got married at the La Jolla Cuvier Club and had an amazing party! Woohoo!

Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?

The reception space was so beautifully set up. Seriously a huge shout out to the crew at the Cuvier Club! 

Kanya and Jason – thank you again for having me to capture your wedding celebrations through my eyes.  The love you have for each other and for those around you is such a big blessing to everyone. May the happiest of days be always ahead of you!

{Vendors Shout out}

Hair: Marisa Pinuelas  |
Makeup: Ruth Aranda |
Wedding Cake: Tasty Bakery
Florist: Four Seasons Flowers |
DJ: DJ Sam of Dancing DJ Productions |
Venue+Catering: Cuvier Club, The Abbey Catering & Events  |
Videographer: Hyperfocus |
Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini


San Diego Wedding

As a wedding photographer, I’m really lucky to be able to do what I love for a living. I’m even luckier than most people because I get to work with amazing couples who are some of the most kind and joyous folks I’ve ever met.  Simon and Myra are exactly just that – radiating with joy and so kind at heart.  It was such a blessing for me to shoot and witness their wedding.  I had so much fun I felt so alive after I was done with the day! I want to share so many images with you so please bare with me and keep scrolling down. :) 

gorgeous gorgeous bride!

The dresses are so pretty. And being in the woods made it even more magical.

I am super impressed that the groomsmen successful threw the groom up in the air and caught him too. It took us several tries to create the perfect shot though! :) So worth it!

They catered Chipotle for the reception! Isn’t that awesome. It was SO. YUMMY.

Congrats again to Simon and Myra!

August 27, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Charlie I love your work!! Nice shoots.

San Francisco Engagement Session

I seriously cannot tell you just how. much. I. love. this engagement session! Goodness gracious these two are a dream to work with. And on top of that, they brought their sweet pup along to the engagement session.   And thank you, San Francisco, for blessing us with the beautiful sunset that day!  I seriously wanted to share all the photos from the session with you but since I don’t want you to have to scroll down the page forever, I am limiting myself to sharing only these. :)

The sunset was seriously so amazing. It was chilly (not sure if you can tell) but it was so worth it! Jenn and Andrew – you guys are amazing. Thanks again for having me to be your photographer!

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