Author Archives: Dana Sipper

Eat, Drink and be Married!
Cheers to our featured couple today, Wayne and Genie. We had such a great day photographing the love story of these two. I started off with our bride Genie, with some pre-ceremony shots at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach where she got ready with her daughters and granddaughter. When the girls were all ready, the limo picked them up and off they went to Harbor Christian Church for the wedding ceremony. Afterwards, their wedding reception followed at Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach where the couple celebrated pub style with family, friends, food, drinks and dancing. We had a fantastic time with this couple and it was a true pleasure to document their wedding day. I have to admit, we ended the night with a celebratory cocktail in honor of the couple. My husband, Jeff was in fine Irish style as he toasted a Guiness beer to our new friends and a gin and tonic for me. Cheers to that!
Congratulations to Wayne and Genie, thank you for having us be a part of your day.

Wedding Photography by: Sipper Photography
Hair + Make-Up by: Jessica Rousseau of Rabid Beauty & Cartel Hair Salon
Pre-Ceremony Venue: Island Hotel, Newport Beach, California
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Harbor Christian Church, Newport Beach, California
Wedding Reception Venue: Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach, California
Limo Service by: Excel Fleet Limo

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Today we are sharing the beautiful wedding of Alex and Nicole at The French Estate in Orange, California.  We Love this venue!  The French Estate home has a beautiful front yard garden area for your wedding ceremony as well as a backyard area for your reception.  It is such a hidden gem right here in our local city of Orange.

This couple had some fantastic moments including a first look for the bride with her father and older brother’s.  Then a few words with her husband to be, right before the ceremony, which made for such a romantic moment.  Another grand moment was their sparkler send off along the driveway.  Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE what we do as wedding photographers.  We hope you enjoy the moments!
Congrats to Alex and Nicole… Cheers + Love from The Sipper’s!

Venue: The French Estate in Orange, California
Ceremony Officiant: Helene Vrabel at Creative Vows
DJ Service: Dean Hall at Ultimate Events
Photography: Sipper Photography

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Happy Holidays to you and yours. It’s that time of the year when we are sharing such wonderful family moments with our clients during our Holiday Family Portrait season.  Some of our families shoot with me every year so that they can put together a holiday card of photos.  Others shoot just to have a nice family portrait as their children are growing up and changing year to year. It’s amazing to me to have watched some children grow up through my camera lens.  I love being a part of their lives and documenting each moment.

Today I wanted to feature the wonderful Rebecca Calagna and her family.  Rebecca is a Wedding & Event Planner here in the Orange County area.  I have had the pleasure of shooting with Rebecca and her family for several years in a row now.  She is a pleasure to work with both personally and professionally.   If you are getting engaged this holiday season, please check her out for all of your wedding planning needs in 2017!  You can find her at Rebecca Calagna Wedding & Event Planner

We had so much fun with this Christmas Tree Farm holiday family portrait.  So excited to share these photos with you!

I love these action shots of the family blowing snowflakes up in to the air!!! Such great family fun!

[caption id="attachment_6221" align="aligncenter" width="860"]Orange County Family Portrait Photographer Christmas Tree Farm Holiday Family Portrait in Orange County, California[/caption]

Happy Holidays!  For further info on booking a family portrait with Sipper Photography, please call Dana Sipper at 714.348.0630 or email: dana@sipperphotography.com

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Sipper Photography attended such a fabulous Bridal Show event this past weekend that was hosted by Hotel Irvine.  All of the vendors did a great job showing off their services to potential brides.  For this feature we thought we would share some of the favorite things we saw for any of you still planning your weddings.  There were so many beautiful tablescapes, floral arrangements and bridal gowns showcased at this amazing event venue at Hotel Irvine.  We hope you ladies enjoyed the day as much as we did.  We just LOVE weddings and wish you all the best in your wedding planning!!!
A huge shout out goes to Stephanie Bennett and her staff at Hotel Irvine for always being so great to work with.  You really know how to do events! Thank you so much for having us be a part of this day.

Wedding Venue: Hotel Irvine
Wedding Photography: Sipper Photography
Top Right Tablescapes & Bridal Fashion Show Stage Florals by: The Blooming Branch
Second Row Tablescapes by: Lucas Jeanne Events
Third Row Left Tablescape by: In Focus Events
Third Row Right & Fourth Row Tablescapes by: The Tangled Vine
Fifth Row Tablescape by: Pink Daffodil
Sixth & Seventh Row Hawaiian Tablescape by: In Focus Events
Bridal Gowns by: Casablanca Bridal Flagship Salon Newport Coast
Bridal Hair & Makeup by:
Josh Allen and his team, Victor Paul Salon
Danielle Davison, Pure Beauty by Danielle
Dove Release by: White Flite
Event Planning & Coordination by: Events by Cori

 

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Today we are featuring some moments from David and Helen’s wedding at Heritage Park in Oceanside, California. This is such a cute little wedding venue to have an outdoor lawn ceremony or reception event. You can get married right at the gazebo and take plenty of wedding photos in the surrounding village area.  We just loved this couple, David and Helen had such fun personalities.  I love the shot where David lifted up his bride as they exited the ceremony.  If you are planning a wedding in the San Diego area this year, you have to check out this hidden little spot for your big day.

Congratulations to David + Helen… wishing you both many years of happiness! J+D

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We just photographed Chris and Maryalice’s wedding at the Red Horse Barn and were so impressed by all of the decor details that we wanted to feature them in a separate blog. At this wedding we worked with An All Inclusive Event and Robyn’s Event Planning. Both of these wedding & event companies do such an impeccable job with their events. We are continually amazed at the detail and workmanship that goes into their weddings. It truly is a pleasure to be surrounded by other vendors that share the same work ethic as us. Both the staff of Red Horse Barn, An All Inclusive Event and Robyn’s Event Planning go above and beyond to make everything perfect on your wedding day. We highly recommend them!
If you are looking for a great rustic, western or outdoor woodsy themed wedding venue, you’ve found it here with the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach.  Enjoy all of the wedding details!!

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