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  • Welcome to Sipper Photography

    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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Ben and Megan planned their wedding in California at the Newport Beach LDS Temple.  We arrived for photos just as the couple made the exit from the temple right after their wedding ceremony.  The LDS temple in Newport has such beautiful grounds for wedding photos.  We loved it!!!
The couple also requested photos at the beach, so we headed to the Wedge in Newport Beach.  We had so much fun with this couple as they enjoyed the day in the sand.  A bride, running barefoot at the beach in her wedding dress is such a fabulous moment.  We got some great shots of these two in LOVE and having fun.

To celebrate with all of their family and friends they had an intimate wedding reception at Il Fornaio in Irvine, CA.  This is a great venue for a wedding of various sizes as they can accommodate your ceremony as well as a small to larger guest count for your reception.  Oh and the food is spectacular and I am not just saying that because I am Italian.  We have eaten there on several occasions.

Congratulations to Ben and Megan!!! We hope you enjoy the photos.  J+D


LDS Temple Exit of Bride and Groom after their wedding ceremony!

















Just Married!
Jumping off the rocks at the Wedge in Newport


Arriving at Il Fornaio restaurant in Irvine for the reception!







What a spectacular moment for these two!
Sparkler Send-Off as the couple exited their wedding reception at Il Fornaio Irvine!

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This Summer my sister Gloria and now brother-in-law Jeremiah were married at Portico Weddings & Events .  Portico is a great wedding venue in Gilbert, Arizona that hosts both an outdoor ceremony and reception.  What a great day for these two.  It was the perfect celebration for both of our families.  We were able to see some of our family and friends from back East that came out to celebrate with us.  Fun was had by all!

I had a little bit of double duty because I was a bridesmaid and our 2 year old son Hudson was a ring bearer.  I also helped photograph the wedding with my husband, Jeff.  Between the two of us, we were able to capture all of the wonderful moments of the day.

Congratulations to Jeremiah and Gloria!  Enjoy the photos as you relive your special day.  We love you both very much.

Cheers and Love,




Flowers by: EGO Inc. Designs

Gloria was a stunning bride! I love this shot of her in the bridal room.

My Sister Gloria, Hudson and I in our wedding party best.  I put together the boys wedding outfit.  Hudson was such a handsome ring bearer!
Pants & Shirt from Baby Gap
Orange Suspenders and Bow Tie set from the CottonKandyShop on Etsy
Shoes are Gray Vans
Orange & Cream Striped Socks from Baby Gap


The Groom, Jeremiah

A first look without seeing each other!



Our beautiful Mom walked Gloria down the aisle.

Unity Sand Ceremony






Bridesmaid Dresses by: J Crew

Our family!







Jeremiah with his nephew Tomas


Love this car…
A special thanks to our new friends Ron & Pam who provided their 57′ Chevy for photos!


First Dance


Cake Cutting

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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





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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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  • Gorgeous pictures I love the last one!

  • 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!