"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:

photo cred: surprise photography

-my boys (all 4 of them)
-Romance movies
-the Beach 
-cozy sweaters
-Rain boots 
-Red Wine & cheese
-All things Anthropologie
-sigur ros
-a cup of hot tea (harney & sons-paris, thank you)

things i love:


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
-belly laughs
-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 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:


frequently asked questions


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.

We believe wedding photography is an art.
Seeing everything without being seen...
being everywhere without being felt... 
creatively capturing all the memorable moments of your wedding day.


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 photo collections start at $3,500

wedding film collections start at $3,500

Portrait sessions start at $325

please fill out the contact form below for a list of pre-designed collections or a customized quote



online photo galleries and digital files are typically ready within 4-6 weeks of the 
wedding date. feature films are typically ready within 2-3 months of the wedding date. upon final approval of album designs most are delivered within 2 weeks. we give every effort to exceed these expectations and deliver sooner.

from a typical 8 hour wedding you should expect no less then 600 images, usually the number is much higher.


yes to both. we are fully insured for your protection as well as ours. we are very close with many well qualified photographers that we can confidently reach out to in case of an emergency.


we are happy to put together a package that better meets your needs, don’t be afraid to ask! we strive to make each couple happy & fully understand that each wedding is unique.


fantastic! we require a signed contract and a retainer fee of 50% of the package chosen. the remaining balance is due one week prior to your wedding date. 


to guarantee that we have reserved the date exclusively for you. once you’ve signed the contract we turn down all other commissions for that date.

frequently asked questions

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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