Connecticut photographer Stacie Turner
I’m a Connecticut photographer.
I like to read.
Despite delusions to the contrary I am forced to admit, based on the vegetable output and weed overgrowth every year, that I am a terrible gardener.
I have twins.
I manage to find time to read even with twin kindergarteners children. How is it possible these children are in first grade?
I don’t find time to weed.
I do find time to make pictures.
I’ve been shooting since before I hit puberty and first hung a shingle out as a family and children’s portrait photographer in West Hartford in 2008. My goal when I take photographs of children isn’t to capture a fake smile or a forced grin but rather to let not only who your child is today but she she dreams of being shine through. A portrait should show you who a person truly is, not just what they look like.
I would love a chance to work with you and your child to create a portrait that is a treasure you’ll look at even when she’s out of pigtails, even when he’s more worried about calculus than playing catch. Contact me to find out how we can set up a portrait session for you and your family.
Blum Shapiro, West Hartford, CT, Spring 2011
GROUP AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Open Water at the Kiernan Gallery (Online Annex), Lexington, VA, juried by Jennifer Schwartz. May 2013.
The Magic of Light at Vermont Photo Place (Online Annex), Middlebury VT, juried by Aline Smithson. March 2013.
Exposures 2013 at the West Hartford Art League, West Hartford CT, juried by Avery Danziger. January 2013.
Portals at the A Smith Gallery, Texas, juried by Jeffrey Becom. November 30 – January 12, 2013.
Spooky Show IV at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR, juried by Russell Joslin. October – November, 2012.
Toyed With at the Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, CO. juried by Christine So. August – September 2012.
2012 Juried Show at the Perfect Exposures Gallery, Los Angeles, juried by Nick Ut, Eli Reed, Jose Aurelio Barrera, Aline Smithson, and Armando Arorizo, Summer 2012.
Alternative Realities at the PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, juried by Laura Moya, August 2012
8th Annual Juried Show at the Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR, juried by Laura Moya, July 2012
First Annual Open Show at the Vernon Arts Center, Vernon CT, juried by Patricia Hickson, Christopher Mir & Joseph Fucigna, June 2012
Plastic Fantastic III at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR, juried by Susan Burnstine, Summer 2012.
Portraits at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, juried by Anna Walker Skillman, winter 2012
Holiday Show at the Gallery at Firehouse Square in New London, CT, winter 2011
Again: Reflections and Photography at the PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT, juried by Sylvia de Swaan, Fall 2011
Spooky Show III at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR, juried by gallery staff, Fall 2011
Toyed With at the Open Shutter Gallery, Durango CO, juried by Michelle Bates, Summer 2011.
Plastic Fantastic II at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR, juried by Susan Burnstine, Summer 2011.
4th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show, Rayko Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Spring 2011.
Black and White at the Kentucky Art Speaks Gallery, Louisville, KY, Fall 2010
West Hartford Art Walk, Fall 2010.
Library Snapshot Week, at West Hartford Public Library, juried by Joseph Cadieux, March 2010.
West Hartford Art Walk, Fall 2008.
Square Magazine, SPO3, Toy Camera Edition. March 2013.
Clickin Moms Podcast, February 2013.
ILP Featured Photographer, January 2013.
How to Plan the Perfect New England Wedding: Featuring 15 Interviews With New England’s Top Wedding Professionals , July 2012
Little Bellows, July 2012.
Volume 9 of Otto: the Art and Literature Journal of Tunxis Community College, May 2012
M4H Photography: Heart Inspired Art, March 2012
Shop Talk, February 2012
Jpeg2RAW, February 2012
Getting Started in Film When You’re a Digital Photographer, July 2011.
Let the Kids Dress Themselves, July 2011.
“Director’s Prize”, Portals, 2012
“Best Shot Award”, Toyed With, 2012
3rd Place, Plastic Fantastic II, 2011
“Girl In Tutu” is a truly iconic toy camera image that is perfect in every way. The menacing composition, the complex, troubled expression on the child’s face and the overall depth and mood is uncompromisingly flawless in a creative practice that thrives on flaws to create perfection. – Susan Burnstine