"time after time i tell myself that i'm
so lucky to be loving you...
so lucky to be 
the one you run to see
in the evening when the day is through..."
-chet baker

meet jesse

meet rebecca

rebecca & jesse live in historic hudson, ny with their three sons, Finlay, peyton & sylas

photographing and filming memorable occasions of fantastic people with each other since 2008



who we are:

our family photos: surprise photography

-my boys (all 4 of them)
-Weddings
-Romance movies
-Paris
-the Beach 
-camping
-Rain boots 
-Summer & raspberries
-Cupcakes
-Red Wine & cheese
-Traveling
-Cozy sweaters & slippers
-All things Anthropologie
-sigur ros
-lilacs & wildflowers
-old architecture & antiques
-a cup of hot tea (harney & sons-paris, thank you)

things i love:

rebecca

there is nothing in the world i would rather be doing than documenting weddings! it may sound cliche but i honestly love all things weddings. if it wasn't for my love of photography, i'd probably be a wedding planner. yes, i love them that much!! being a wedding photographer is the perfect meld of the romantic sap in me & my love for photography.

when i'm not working, being a mama to my 3 amazing boys is honestly the best job ever! they are what drive me to do better & continue to make this career of ours endure so we can have the best life with our boys. we love traveling & being able to give them the experience of seeing more of the world. 

-my family
-my dog #casperthewonderpup
-Summertime
-belly laughs
-traveling
-craft beer
-peanut butter pretzels
-weddings (yup, i do love them)
-stand up paddleboarding
-meeting new people
-last but certainly not least, my beloved san francisco giants (we would still be living in Nor-cal if i had the choice--"let's go giants!!!")

it's never lost on me, the fact that i'm documenting the most important moments of people's lives. apart from the birth of my own children, there are few things in my life that i've found more gratifying. thankfully i usually have the pleasure of hiding my tears of joy behind the camera.

born and raised in idaho, we didn't travel much beyond our favorite camping spots as a kid, which was perfectly fine with me! since those simpler times, i've fallen in love with traveling and am in a constant state of looking for what's next on the horizon. my favorite place we've ever lived together is easily our 5 years spent in sonoma, california where finlay & peyton were born. i'm not one to dwell too heavily on the past, i say with certainty... the best in life is most certainly yet to come.


things i love:

jesse

frequently asked questions

investment

cinema

portraits

weddings

our approach to:

We believe photography is an art
Seeing everything without being seen
being everywhere without being felt
creatively capturing all the moments that matter to you

why choose us

we understand everyone's financial situation is unique and we are more than willing to discuss options that are agreeable for everyone involved.

wedding photography start at $2,700

wedding cinematic films start at $3,000

Portrait sessions start at $325

please scroll down to "let's talk" to get in touch with us and receive a personalized quote

investment

your wedding day will most likely be the best day of your life. it may also,however, be a whirlwind of emotions, and many people claim that the fun and excitement passes by all too quickly.

choosing a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make while planning your wedding. it is important to match your ideas of how you want your day documented with the capabilities of your photographer.

throughout your day, we want the focus to be on you and the experience of having all your closest friends and family surrounding you, not on us. we will document the fleeting moments of emotion and excitement without unnecessary interference or distraction.

we are here to perfectly document your stunning wedding, to help you and your family remember everything accurately with real emotion, to help define the rest of your lives together in imagery.
we will treat your day as though it was our own.

why we love weddings:

{THAT IS OUR PROMISE}

investment

as you can see, we are parents of 3 children ourselves. we understand all too well how quickly time passes when it comes to our own family. hours turn into days, days into weeks...you get the point! we take our fair share of snapshots with our phones, as you probably do too...but it's just not enough sometimes.

remember as a kid when your parents would drag you out to the stuffy portrait studio in the mall? the smell of the musty props and cheesy backdrops to go with the extreme discomfort, all turned out embarrassing photos that we would all like to forget, right?? it's hard to blame our parents...their options were limited.

although our studio is a beautiful interior space where we can and often do take portraits (usually limited to infant or maternity portraiture), we by and large prefer to capture people in comfortable surroundings, in flattering natural light while creating a memorable experience.

if you aren't genuinely having a good time during our session, it will show in the end product. we do our very best to capture you in a genuine way and therefore create photos you are proud to display in your home.

investment

why we love portraits:

{THAT IS OUR PROMISE}

implementing cinematic films into our toolbox didn't happen right away, but it did happen for good reason. we are suckers for a good love story. all too often we found ourselves shedding tears of joy behind our cameras while capturing stills of important moments of a wedding. speeches, the vows, incredibly moving parent dances...all once in a lifetime events.


photography freezes these instances in time and there is a distinct dignity about it that we of course love. however, we wanted to document these special moments in motion...to memorialize the carefully crafted words of the best man or father of the bride, to capture mom in the front row holding back tears as she hears her son's vows.

we do our best to film you as unobtrusively as possible throughout the day, recording these moments as they occur organically. we celebrate the uniqueness of your love for each other and want you to have a film you will be proud to share with your grandchildren.

investment

why we love cinema:

{THAT IS OUR PROMISE}

dan + stephanie

"The photos are incredible. I can't tell you enough how much we like them, as do the family and friends we've shared them with so far (direct quote: HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ALL OF THESE?! you're probably going to have to wallpaper your house in wedding pix!).  You captured perfectly the beauty of the venue, all of the special moments, and the spirit of the day and party - as well as how much fun everyone was having! Can't thank you enough... And I can't wait to keep going through these - every time I do, I find new pictures I love."

jonathan + julia

"Jesse and Rebecca were fantastic! From the moment we met them we felt a warm connection and a sensitivity to our personalities and vision. Our engagement shoot was fun and laid back and yet we were astonished with how beautiful the pictures came out. On the day of our wedding, Jesse and his assistant were a calm and quiet presence, yet somehow managed to capture thousands of real moments with skill and artistry. I know my family and friends will be talking about the photo booth pictures for years to come! We will certainly be coming back for a baby shoot (!)."

jared + emily

"We cannot thank Rebecca and Jesse enough for every part of our wedding photography experience! They kept things calm and moving along, were awesomely fun to hang and shoot with and the pictures are INCREDIBLE! Everyone keeps telling us how gorgeous they are and we were like, "We know, the Turnquist's are amazing! Best decision of our whole wedding experience." Hire these two stat!"

mike + kellie

"I can't give enough positive feedback about Jesse! We used Jesse/Turnquist Photography for videography for our wedding in Sept 2015. From the very first email interaction, to the day of our wedding, Jesse was so kind, friendly and patiently answered all of my 100 questions :) We were all on the same page and my now husband and I trusted him with creative freedom. He was timely, professional and very personable. We absolutely could not be happier with the moments he captured, his artistic editing and his ability to summarize and highlight the amazing parts of our wedding day. We are so grateful for the work Jesse put in to our video that we now get to cherish forever. We look forward to watching over and over again, sharing with our family, friends and hopefully someday, our future children!! We look forward to using Turnquist Photography again for either their art of Photography or Videography for another exciting life event. Thank you so much Jesse!"

david + cassidy

"An amazing photographer duo. I made sure to fly them out to California for my wedding because I didn't trust anyone else to do my wedding photos. And they didn't disappoint! It's great to work with people who are so down to earth, fun, and whose passion for the art only seems to be increasing throughout the years!"

charles + annaliese

"Anyone who is having any sort of special event in their life should absolutely use Turnquist Photography to capture that time in photos. We used them for our Engagement and Wedding photos. From our first meeting with them in their home, we knew that they were the perfect people to help us during this very special time in our lives. I can honestly say that throughout the entire process, Jesse and Rebecca became like our close friends and family. They made everything so easy and fun. Their pictures are phenomenal... They always post sneak previews of their sessions with you the day of or the next day which we LOVED!! They are so down to earth, friendly, and exactly who you want to be around during that Time in your life. We will definitely have our pictures for a lifetime and we are so thankful that we found Jesse and Rebecca to help us look back fondly. We love you guys!! Xoxo

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