Thursday, October 7, 2010

Black Thumb Studio

I have been meaning to post Grace's first birthday portraits for awhile, but I just got around to ordering the high resolution images this week!

Once upon a time, I worked as an intern at a little company called Putnam Investments. You might recall them and a little firestorm they started called "market timing". It was there in 2002 that I began my career in Finance and "met" Jeff Turner, who was also slaving away as a full-time cubicle dweller in the financial industry.

After 3 years at that company, I received an offer from a company in Quincy called CitiStreet and subsequently accepted that offer. Imagine my surprise when I showed up for my new job and the person occupying the cubicle next to mine was Jeff Turner! We hadn't been formerly introduced at Putnam (which is why I put "met" in quotations above), but we were finally introduced at CS and ended up sharing a cubicle wall for the next 3 years. We would knock good morning, banter back and forth and comment about the weather and what people were doing in the parking lot since we were lucky enough to score window seats.

Jeff had always been a hobbyist photographer and one day, as he was showing me a wedding he had recently shot, we got to talking about his interest in pursuing a career in photography. He was looking to break into the business and I just happened to be on the wedding message boards looking for information on vendors for my own wedding.

For months, every time someone posted on the boards looking for a wedding photographer, I threw Jeff's name out there and raved about him to the best of my abilities. He had done our engagement photos and I had the hardest time picking out the few I wanted to mat and frame! I had seen his work first hand and knew that someday his company would take off. Pretty soon the word was out and brides were ringing his phone off the hook trying to book with him.

Shortly after I had Jacob in 2008, Jeff was able to quit that financial job and went full-time with his Photography business as Jeff Turner Photography. His business has now grown to THREE photographers, the occasional intern and has been renamed Black Thumb Studio! He is almost booked for 2011 and even booking into 2012!! He shoots weddings, engagement sessions, family, children and senior portraits, etc. Pretty much anything you would need photographed! He has even done pets! He is talented, dedicated, hard working and most importantly....he is just a great all-around guy! I am looking forward to our family portrait session with him at the end of the month!

If you are in the market for a professional photographer I highly recommend Jeff and the crew at Black Thumb Studio! I promise you will not be disappointed! In fact, I guarantee you'll be a customer for life! Just like me.

Here are a few of the pictures from Grace's first birthday portrait session that I purchased:

**I was not compensated in any way for this review. I just love BTS and their work!**


  1. I'm your newest follower! I'm looking forward to reading more from you and I hope you will stop by and follow me back! Have a fabulous Friday!

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    Your daughter is GORGEOUS!!

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  4. Hi! I am your newest follower from Follow Me, Chickadee!

    What a gorgeous little one!

  5. Beautiful pictures and an adorable blog!

    I'm a new follower from the Friday blog hop and I can't wait to read more of your posts.


  6. She is absolutely adorable!
    Hopped over from “Fabulous Friday Follow!” Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Nana (Patty) Poppins

  7. Your kids are adorable!

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  8. New follower from Hop Along Friday

  9. She's soo cute!
    Hi! New Follower..
    Hope you stop by too! ;)

  10. OMGosh- what precious pics!! I don't even know her and I want those pics :) I'm here on the blog hop and am following you. I hope you can follow back.


  11. Hi there,
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    Have a nice weekend,

  12. Cute pictures. =0)
    I am your newest follower from Hop Along Friday.

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  14. Simply adorable! Such a cutie pie.

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  15. thanks for visiting, following back.:)

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  17. Adorable pictures!! Thanks for stopping by. I'm now following you back!

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