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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!

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!

Package me pretty – USB drives

Today I’m going to show off a little bit of the USB flash drives that we got for our clients! All of my clients receive digital photos from our packages so these USB drives are such an essential part of the delivery.  The natural wood finish is perfect for our brand.  I also love the laser engraving of our logo on the USB!  I love the texture that the engraving created.   In case you are wondering, I got these USB memory sticks from USB Memory Direct. They have a ton of different styles to choose from. I was wavering between this Tower design vs. the Scout Wood design. But in the end I opted for a simpler design of the ‘Tower’.

I get so excited every time I package up these USB drives for my clients.  Click here to see the product page of the Tower wooden drives if you are interested!
July 20, 2017 - 9:26 pm

Tor Wow those look awesome!!

Northern California Los Altos Wedding

A couple of weekends ago we had the pleasure of photographing Vicky and Jon’s wedding. They are such an adorable couple. They are so easy going and loving and it’s no wonder they are absolutely loved by so many people!  After shooting the wedding I am totally inspired by them to be more giving and generous and loving.  Congrats to this lovely couple again. So happy that they found each other.

I love the first look moments!

Love this moment of the father and daughter dance!

His and her drink. The bride loves IPA.

Vendors Shout out

Ceremony Venue // Los Altos United Methodist Church

Reception Venue // Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Cupertino

Wedding Coordinator // Shannon Yang Events //

Hair // Esther Yoo

Make up //Color Story by Crystal (Crystal Kim) //

Getting ready Hotel // Aloft Hotel, cupertino

Burlingame Fairview Crystal Springs Wedding

Tracy and Wally are the sweetest couple ever. We are really so blessed that we get to work with them.  Our day started off at their wedding venue, Fairview Crystal Springs Golf Course.

They have the cutest corgi puppy, Chad! You can follow him in instagram @chad_thecorgi.

In addition to the first look, Tracy and Wally also had a private vow exchange. It was the sweetest thing ever.

First family photo!

Reception venue – Koi Palace Daly City

I love this following moment – the DJ was singing his lungs out and grandma was having a blast!

Popping the champagne bottle together should always be this much fun.

You know the couple is loved by their friends when they won’t leave them alone on the dance floor! haha!

Yay! A picture of us with Tracy and Wally. Fun fact – we shot their wedding on our own wedding anniversary! So now we have the same wedding anniversary! Tracy and Wally – congrats again! You guys are a dream to work with!

Click here to see their engagement session.



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