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Twig & Turtle Photography

Reno , NV
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Reno, NV US 89509 (map)

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775-813-0204

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ABOUT US

Here’s what you need to know about me: I’m Liz Margerum. That’s me. Hi there! I’ve been a photojournalist for more than twelve years, most of them at the Reno Gazette-Journal. I’m one of... Read more
Here’s what you need to know about me: I’m Liz Margerum. That’s me. Hi there! I’ve been a photojournalist for more than twelve years, most of them at the Reno Gazette-Journal. I’m one of those super lucky people who get paid to do what they love. I mean, seriously, I’ve gotten to take pictures of American Presidents, chronicle our beautiful Nevada and some of California, and shoot the awesome Wolf Pack.

Through my work at the RGJ I realized my favorite shots were almost always portraits. I love the stories our faces tell and documenting personal histories. To do more of this, I began Twig & Turtle Photography three years ago.

It’s also critical you know that my professional experience gives me a superpower. No, really. I know you’re not supposed to talk about superpowers but you need to know. We can trust each other. Here it is: I can walk into any situation, with any lighting and nail the shot. I know. It’s a big deal. I’ve worked hard to hone that skill.

I believe that every person, every family is special. Simple. And because no two people are the same, I work tirelessly to make your family photos as unique as you are.
For children, moms to be and engagement photos, I come to you and because of this no photo from the session will look the same as another person’s. I like to incorporate play during the photo sessions, so that the subjects are comfortable. The best situation is when everyone is having so much fun they forget about the camera. This makes for a relaxed no stress session with no forced smiles. Instead of photo day being a chore, it is another fun day.
For weddings I document the moments that make your day special. From the bride and groom getting ready before the ceremony to the father of the bride dancing with his little girl on the dance floor during the reception, I capture it all.

I love weddings and kids and families and all the beautiful raw emotion that just thrives around them. Professional photographs are an investment. They can’t compare with what you get on your iPhone. So if you want photos that will take your breath away call me! We can talk about big hair, favorite toys or what makes you amazing. I can’t wait.

By the way, these are a few of the places I have been published: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Women’s World, San Fransisco Chronicle, USA Today. Awards National Press Photographers Association, Nevada Press Association, Associated Press News Executives Council Education: BA Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno MA Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno.

Call me today to make an appointment. You can reach me here: 775.813.0204 or email me at twigandturtle@gmail.com Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I edit and tone each one of my photos so that each one is individually unique.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Because of my 12 years working in newspapers, I have shot in every lighting, setting you name it condition possible. I have to go in and get the best shot. Every time. Period.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digital, but film is available upon request and at additional cost.
How many photographers do you work with?
I work with my self, but can do a second shooter if needed.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, always.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book another shoot on days I have a wedding, but I will do two engagement shoots in one day/ weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
This has never been a problem, but I do.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring two cameras and assorted lenses and also a reflector and flashes.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have packages that start at a certain price for 5 hours. You may add hours at additional cost.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$150 an hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I don't require a meal, but it is nice to have a break once everyone is eating. I do require water or access to water.
Do you charge for travel?
Not in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area. Out of area (like to Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles, there is added travel costs.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I have the proofs edited with in two weeks after the wedding.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Clients get a DVD with hi-resolution photos.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
For ever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Clients may post photos on Facebook and link to my Facebook page or give me credit. Clients may NOT sell photos to magazines or publish elsewhere.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Kinda, your DVD with hi-resolution photos are your negatives
Will images be available for viewing online?
no
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer an 8x10 album with either a photo wrapped hard cover or a hard linen cover with a dust cover.
When will the client get the final album?
Albums are sold A la carte or come with certain packages.

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.6/5.0
Liz was great and easy to work with for our wedding. A photographer is such and intimate part of a wedding. Liz was fun and positive and guided us through the whole day. We had a lot of 'diy' items, and she captured all of them perfectly. We also had a lot of smoke from nearby forest fires, but Liz stayed positive and worked with the smoke. The photos look absolutely amazing! It turns out that smoke can give quite a special touch to images. We absolutely recommend Liz for any and all photo moments!
Liz was great and easy to work with for our wedding. A photographer is such and intimate part of a wedding. Liz was fun Read more...
Liz was great and easy to work with for our wedding. A photographer is such and intimate part of a wedding. Liz was fun and positive and guided us through the whole day. We had a lot of 'diy' items, and she captured all of them perfectly. We also had a lot of smoke from nearby forest fires, but Liz stayed positive and worked with the smoke. The photos look absolutely amazing! It turns out that smoke can give quite a special touch to images. We absolutely recommend Liz for any and all photo moments! Read less
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Brittainy
Wedding:
5/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Liz Did a great job capturing our special day! She is very friendly and great at directing us in the pictures as we had a really hard time trying to act "natural" Great job Liz, I have already recommended you to multiple friends!!
Liz Did a great job capturing our special day! She is very friendly and great at directing us in the pictures as we had a Read more...
Liz Did a great job capturing our special day! She is very friendly and great at directing us in the pictures as we had a really hard time trying to act "natural" Great job Liz, I have already recommended you to multiple friends!! Read less
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Twig & Turtle Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Brittainy, your wedding was a blast and it was my pleasure to capture your special day.
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pedrom
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Twig & Turtle. Liz Margerum spent a half day with my fiancée and me in San Francisco and captured some amazing shots.

Liz's creativity and eye for beauty know no boundaries. Whether we were at the park, or in downtown, Liz always found the perfect shot and pose. And those smiles you see? They are genuine. Her sense of humor and passion for the art brought out the best in us. We had a lot of fun.

It's time to move away from cookie-cutter engagement photography. You know the kind: Cheesy smile on the beach or in a green field. Try something different. Go with Twig & Turtle for unforgettable photos--and an unforgettable experience. Thanks Liz!
I highly recommend Twig & Turtle. Liz Margerum spent a half day with my fiancée and me in San Francisco and captured some Read more...
I highly recommend Twig & Turtle. Liz Margerum spent a half day with my fiancée and me in San Francisco and captured some amazing shots.

Liz's creativity and eye for beauty know no boundaries. Whether we were at the park, or in downtown, Liz always found the perfect shot and pose. And those smiles you see? They are genuine. Her sense of humor and passion for the art brought out the best in us. We had a lot of fun.

It's time to move away from cookie-cutter engagement photography. You know the kind: Cheesy smile on the beach or in a green field. Try something different. Go with Twig & Turtle for unforgettable photos--and an unforgettable experience. Thanks Liz! Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Liz is terrific! She is professional, very flexible, and got some really unique and personal pictures of our event--including great pics of the groom/groomsmen and myself/bridesmaids getting ready that day. She tried very hard to get every single person attending the wedding in at least one picture, and did some really awesome, creative angles (she got up on a chair/table and took a great pic of me throwing my bouquet from above). All my friends who were married before me are totally jealous of my non-traditional and very beautiful wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend Twig & Turtle to anyone looking for a talented, easy-going wedding photograher--Liz will be the only person not adding stress to your special day! :)
Liz is terrific! She is professional, very flexible, and got some really unique and personal pictures of our Read more...
Liz is terrific! She is professional, very flexible, and got some really unique and personal pictures of our event--including great pics of the groom/groomsmen and myself/bridesmaids getting ready that day. She tried very hard to get every single person attending the wedding in at least one picture, and did some really awesome, creative angles (she got up on a chair/table and took a great pic of me throwing my bouquet from above). All my friends who were married before me are totally jealous of my non-traditional and very beautiful wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend Twig & Turtle to anyone looking for a talented, easy-going wedding photograher--Liz will be the only person not adding stress to your special day! :) Read less
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chris
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
liiz was extremely professional and easy to work with. our pics turned out amazing!!!!!!!! and we would deffinately recommend her to anyone we know.
liiz was extremely professional and easy to work with. our pics turned out amazing!!!!!!!! and we would deffinately Read more...
liiz was extremely professional and easy to work with. our pics turned out amazing!!!!!!!! and we would deffinately recommend her to anyone we know. Read less
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Kamila Pawlik
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Twig and Turtle did an AMAZING job documenting our wedding! Liz, our photographer, is very committed to providing best results and capturing great memories. There was not one dull photo we received – they were all beautiful, rich and stunning. Liz used original angles, lenses and techniques to shoot, and her imagination and passion for photography shines through her work.
I should add that I was EXTREMELY (!) picky during my photographer selection, because at the end of the day, the only thing that’s left from my wedding day, is the pictures! And I am so happy I hired Liz – our wedding was outside, in the afternoon and Liz’s experience and knowledge about light and ability to play with it made us look like a red carpet couple! And she really brought the scenery to life, but in a subtle way, so we remained the focal point of the pictures.
Anyone looking for a professional who can deliver great photos, is responsive and easy to work with, should definitely choose T&T. Thanks so much for your great work!

Kamila Pawlik,
Seattle, WA
Twig and Turtle did an AMAZING job documenting our wedding! Liz, our photographer, is very committed to providing best Read more...
Twig and Turtle did an AMAZING job documenting our wedding! Liz, our photographer, is very committed to providing best results and capturing great memories. There was not one dull photo we received – they were all beautiful, rich and stunning. Liz used original angles, lenses and techniques to shoot, and her imagination and passion for photography shines through her work.
I should add that I was EXTREMELY (!) picky during my photographer selection, because at the end of the day, the only thing that’s left from my wedding day, is the pictures! And I am so happy I hired Liz – our wedding was outside, in the afternoon and Liz’s experience and knowledge about light and ability to play with it made us look like a red carpet couple! And she really brought the scenery to life, but in a subtle way, so we remained the focal point of the pictures.
Anyone looking for a professional who can deliver great photos, is responsive and easy to work with, should definitely choose T&T. Thanks so much for your great work!

Kamila Pawlik,
Seattle, WA Read less
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