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    The two of us share this wonderful passion called photography. As a husband+wife Orange County wedding photographer team, we have been shooting Weddings, Portraits & Events in Orange County and other fabulous destinations together for over 10 years. We love what we do and we are so fortunate to have found each other to share this with. Now we hope to share Sipper Photography with all of you!
    Our blog features all of our current work. You can also go on our travels with us, share our hobbies, and see us interact with our family & friends. We would love to meet you and photograph your moments. When that time comes we want you to feel like you already know us. This is essential when taking photographs of the important times in your lives.
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Gosh, Summer is flying right by us!  School is already starting for some and we are taking Senior Photos for the 2016 graduates.  Here is Addison who recently visited California and wanted to do his senior portraits at the beach.  He lives and goes to school in Wisconsin, so this is definitely something different and will stand out.  His family was so excited to have a beach portrait done in Laguna to submit for his yearbook photo.  How cool will that be?

Addison was super cool to work with.  It was great that he included his baseball jersey for a few shots.  That is what this year is about.  Showing who you are and what you like to do to document this time of your life.  Congratulations Addison, we hope you have a great Senior year!!!



This was one of my favorite shots.

It shows off Addison’s baseball jersey but also shows him looking off.  Almost a symbol of what lies ahead with his Senior year in high school and graduation!


This is my dear friend Maggie’s son, Matthew. These boys are cousins so he crashed the Senior Portrait session, I love it!


Addison with his Mom, Heather!  This is a big moment for your parents too.  Congrats to them as well.

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I am so excited to share this surprise engagement proposal for Kevin and Samantha that I photographed at Disneyland.  Kevin reached out to me from Australia where he and Samantha live and asked me to shoot his engagement proposal when they came to vacation at the Disney Resort in Anaheim, California.

I have to say that major props got out to this guy as he had it all planned out to be a moment that Samantha would never forget.  This girl got to be a princess for the evening.  The romantic date started with a horse drawn Cinderella Carriage from their hotel by Savannah Rose Carriages which dropped them off at Disneyland.  Kevin’s plan was to do his engagement proposal in front of the Cinderella Castle, so it all tied in to the theme.  I watched them start the ride down the street in the carriage then got in place where they would step off the carriage.  All of the shots were captured from a distance.  As I followed them down Main Street in Disneyland, Samantha had no idea I was there.  I was able to capture all of the small moments prior to their proposal, the actual engagement and then we took a few shots of the two together after they got engaged.  My eyes teared up in this special moment.  I am truly inspired by these precious times in peoples lives that I get to capture.  It was so wonderful to see them so happy.

You are going to love this one!  A big congratulations to Kevin and Samantha on their beautiful engagement.  Thanks for having me be a part of this awesome day.  We hope to see you at the wedding as we would love to go to Australia and photograph it.

Cheers and love to you both! J+D




Savannah Rose Carriages


Savannah Rose Carriages


Savannah Rose Carriages



Orange County Engagement Proposal at Disneyland

Here is the shot of the engagement proposal moment!
After the tears of joy, she said “Yes”!



Samantha is looking at her glass slipper that was engraved “Will you Marry Me”?


This was the moment when Kevin told Samantha that I was taking photos of the proposal.
It was such a fun surprise to be a part of.



Will you marry me engraved glass slipper“Will you marry me?”
Here is a close-up shot of the glass slipper with the engraving!



Engaged in front of the Cinderella Castle at Disneyland!








I love this final shot at the carousel!

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Recently, I was asked to participate in the 2015 Aha Moment Tour by Mutual of Omaha.  This was the opportunity to sit down and just say a few words about my business and why I started Sipper Photography.  It was a moment to reflect on my life, that I am so thankful for.

In the last year or so, I have stopped and said to my husband Jeff, that I started “Something from Nothing” with our photography business.  In this moment, I felt proud to be an entrepreneur and photographer.  After 10 years of working in the photo industry for other people, as well as a couple of years in the interior design and marketing fields, I finally took my last steady pay check and went out on my own.  My mom loaned us a $1,000.00 dollars when we decided to do this and somehow we have been going ever since.  Til this day, my mom is my biggest fan!!

I put all of the knowledge of managing businesses in the past with my photography passion and followed my dream.  It was hard. I had to grow this business from the ground up and I made it happen with a brand that I am proud of, that attracts clients, a product of high quality and memories that last a lifetime.  To challenge myself even further, I did it starting in 2008 in some of the toughest economic times we have experienced, but it was all happening slowly but surely.  Sometimes, it is still hard as the work is not always steady, but that is when I have to just enjoy the down time and recharge for the busy time.  It’s all good because I am doing what I love and it’s for me and my family.   It makes me feel an immense sense of satisfaction with what I do.  I am a part of other peoples events in their lives as I photograph them and make memories for them. It even brings success to other businesses as I help market them with my images.

I couldn’t of done this without the love, support and partnership from Jeff Sipper, my husband.  We shoot a lot together and it is such a pleasure to be able to work with the man I married.  We make a great team and having dual knowledge in the photo industry is such a great service to our clients.

Jeff and I now have our son Hudson, who is 2 years old.  Now that I own my business it gives me the freedom to be his mommy.  I get to work from home, go on my shoots and then take him to the local zoo during the week or other fun stuff when I’m not working.  It’s great, everything I ever dreamed of.

Thank you to all of our family, friends and clients who have supported us throughout the years.  It means a lot to us!

Sometimes in life, you have to take a chance.  You can’t wait for dreams to happen, you have to make them happen.

Thank you for hearing my story!

Dana Sipper





Voted Top 5 My FoxLA Best of OC Wedding Photographer in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012!
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My sister Gloria and her fiance Jeremiah are getting married today and we wanted to wish them a Happy Wedding Day!  We will be celebrating the big day and photographing their wedding at Portico Weddings in Gilbert, Arizona.  Here are a few of their engagement photos that we took of them in honor of their love.  Congratulations to you both, we love you very much.  Wishing you all the happiness in the world, today, tomorrow and forever.












A little toast at the end of their engagement session at the Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar in Gilbert.
Cheers to you both!

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  • Gloria

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post! You truly have an amazing gift! We love you guys! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures!

Brian and Rukiya had their wedding at the Surf and Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.  This is such a great venue, right on the beach with a couple terrace views to hold your ceremony and several ballrooms to host your reception.  We just love it!  This couple did a gorgeous tropical beach themed wedding for their decor.  Brandi, at The Finishing Touch Wedding Design created such a tropical paradise with all of the flowers and decor for this wedding.  It was such a beautiful day for an awesome couple.
Congratulations to Brian and Rukiya!  Enjoy all of the photos. J+D


The Catalina Terrace Wedding Ceremony Spot at the Surf and Sand Hotel

Brian’s first look at Rukiya at a moment before the ceremony.

Groom’s Orchid Boutonniere

The couple wanted a few photos with their Dog…she was very photogenic.  Love the doggie Tutu!

Beach Themed Sweetheart Table


Client Review:

The Sipper’s were fantastic photographers for our wedding in a number of ways.  In the weeks and months leading up to the event, Dana communicated with my wife and I and kept us on track for the big day.  We met at the venue several weeks prior to the wedding to plan out exactly how things would happen so that no time was wasted during the event.  On the day of the event, Jeff and Dana were professional and efficient, managing our time for us so that we could enjoy ourselves.  We have now received the proofs and are overjoyed with their quality. -Brian & Rukiya




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I love, love, love this wedding.  Preston and Charity hosted their Great Gatsby theme wedding at The Ebell Club in Long Beach.  This is such a perfect wedding venue for both your wedding ceremony and reception.  When you scroll through the images you will see why.  I felt romantic there!  There were so many great spots for photography.  The bridal room was just gorgeous.  One of the best I have ever shot at.  The look of the room was grand and the lighting, just perfect as the bride got ready.   Charity was so happy, she just smiled all day.  Another favorite was the parlor with a huge fireplace and piano.  We shot the couples first look in there!  Also, for the first time, we shot a Marine sword ceremony as the bride and groom exited the Courtyard.  I was amazed, the guys, the uniforms it was a picture perfect moment.  There is love, romance and splendor with this wedding.  We hope you enjoy the photos.

Cheers to Preston and Charity! J+D



A beautiful shot of our bride, Charity in the bridal room at The Ebell Club.

All of the bridal details!

Loved these bridal party bouquets!

Such a great Gatsby moment here as Charity walked through the parlor doors for the couples First Look.

The Bride and Groom by the Ebell Club Parlor fireplace.

The Courtyard is all set up for the Ceremony.

Marine Sword ceremony for the bride and groom processional!

One of my favorite shots of the bride and groom as they exited from the ceremony!

Such a romantic spot for these bride and groom photos.

All set up for the reception in the Grand Hall

Gatsby Theme Wedding Centerpiece

Cake by: Sweet and Saucy

It was great working with everyone at The Ebell Club!

Hair and Make-up by: Label Me Lindsay

Catering by: Jay’s Catering

Day of Coordination/Venue Design by: AStudio

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