In loving memory of Tracy Elizabeth Turpen

It is with a heavy heart the we tell you about the passing of one our friends, Tracy Turpen.  The news was shocking and sudden, and her family, especially her fiance Tyler, and her three year old son Evander, need your prayers.

Tracy was the person who lead us to become wedding photographers. She was an accomplished wedding photographer with accolades and ovations that would stun you. Her work is magical. There is no other word for it. Bethany was blessed enough to work by her side for a year, as her second shooter and intern. We have her to thank for setting our feet on the path to running a succesful wedding photography business. Whenever we are stumped for what to do in a shoot, Dan says “What would Tracy do?” and we get back into the groove. The photography community has lost a gem.

The most important thing is that Tracy was so much more than an artist. We can treasure the fact that we got to know her as a friend. She was a loving mother, and a carefree person, FULL of adventures and ideas with no reservations about going for them. She is, and always will be, loved and missed.

Tracy Elizabeth Turpen
August 11, 1984 – January 15, 2012

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This is a photo of me in a burger bar in Stockholm Sweden. I am about to drink the best beer I have ever had. It's a pretty important photo of me. I just remember feeling filled with joy and so so glad to be alive. That's a good place to start on getting to know me.


I like to travel.

I like beer.

I like the person who was across the table from me. Any guesses who?

where we hang


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