Category Archives: Children Portraits

Happy Birthday to our little man Hudson who turns 3 years old today!

It is bittersweet as our baby boy is growing up way too fast. He still has his curls, but he is a little boy now. No more baby!!! At least I have these photos from his 3rd birthday portrait so I will always remember him this way.  As a momma, I miss the baby boy, but it is so much fun to watch him mature and become a little person. He is so smart and always has so much to say. I thank him for his spirit as he keeps us young and adventurous.  He just loves to go out and experience life.
We are so blessed to have Hudson in our lives. His love and spirit touches our heart everyday.

Happy Birthday to our sweet little boy! Mommy and Daddy love you very much and we can’t wait for our next adventures with you.

Hudson William – 3 Year Portrait
Orange, CA

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This past weekend we did a First Birthday Portrait of Jameson.  Today he is one year old and we wanted to celebrate by sharing some of the fun birthday images of this little guy.  He just loved playing with those balloons and I just love that nearly toothless smile with only two tiny little teeth on the bottom.  Such a cutie!

Happy Birthday to Jameson!

Orange County First Birthday Portrait with Balloons
First Birthday Portrait
First Birthday Portrait with Balloons
Orange County Children's Photographer
First Birthday Photography
First Birthday Portrait of Baby Feet
Orange Children's Photographer

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Here is a fun shoot.  We got to spend some time with this family and do a Baby Gender Reveal photo shoot as they are expecting their 4th child.  I met up with Jessica, our momma-to-be on the day she received the gender ultrasound from her doctor.  It was sealed in an envelope and handed off to me, so I could plan the shoot.  Gosh, I was trusted to be the only one to know if the baby was a boy or a girl.  What an honor!

For the shoot, I filled a box with balloons to represent the gender of the baby.  The family opened the box as I captured their reaction as the pink balloons floated out of the box and up into the sky.  “It’s a Girl”!!!!  The location for the shoot was in the front yard of the family’s new home here in Orange County which made for a perfect back drop.  New Baby, New Crib.  🙂


A shot of the family before they open the box up which will reveal with balloons the gender of the newest addition to the family.

As they open the box, the pink balloons sail out.  It’s a girl!

A shot of the balloons as they fly away!

The 2 girls hold the “It’s a girl” banner.  They are excited to have another sister!

Jessica, the proud momma!

New Baby, New Crib!

This shot of the baby gender ultrasound in the mailbox is a great idea for a new home or change of address announcement!
As we all know these little ones take up a lot of space, so sometimes it is time to move up when we are expecting or the family is growing.

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Today we have Finn’s first birthday to share with you!  This was such a fun party and a great idea for a first birthday with the “Vintage Surfer Boy” theme.  This little guy is so cute as you will see in the portraits of our guest of honor.  Look at those eyes!!!

You will love all of the details for decor and party favors.  Finn’s mom, Jessica put her heart and soul into planning this party and it turned out amazing.  We were so happy to share this day with Finn and his family.  It was a beautiful day at that, with sunny skies and warm weather in Laguna Beach.  Be sure to check out the shot of Finn’s Surf Report…such a cute idea!  Jeff and I received our first sunburn of the year that day, but it was totally worth it as we had a great shoot celebrating Finn’s first birthday.

Cheers to you kid!


Orange County First Birthday Portrait

Here is the Birthday Boy…Finn turns one!!

Loved his personalized birthday t-shirt!

First Birthday Portrait Orange County Photographer

Look at those little blue eyes…they melt my heart!

All set up at the beach including the surf report for Finn’s special day!

Personalized Beach Towel for Finn

Beach theme party favors with personalized stickers of soaps, sunscreen and bubbles!

First Year Photo Collage

“Clothes Line Photo Collage”

Jessica, Finn’s Mom did a great job with this photo collage of Finn’s First Year!  So many wonderful moments to share!

First Birthday Family Portrait

Finn walking in the sand with Mom and Dad

Family Portrait on the Beach!

First Birthday Surfer Cake

Finn’s First Birthday Cake with Surfboard Design

Going old school with the VW Bus decor for the cake table!  Love!!!

Birthday Straw Decor

The birthday boy and his smash cake. Go for it Finn!!
Happy Birthday!

Birthday Lunch was catered by Husky Boy in Laguna Beach…the burgers were delish!

Paper & Invites By: The Paper Dress/ WH Hostess

Cakes By: Suzie Cakes

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This is a fun post!  Recently, my friend Angie referred me to her friend Melissa who has a daughter who just turned a year old.  I got to do Emma’s one year portrait as well as a cake smash of eating her first birthday cake.  This little ladies birthday party theme was “pink lemonade”…just absolutely adorable!!!  You will love all of the details…cute, cute, cute!!!  Emma’s dress with the lemons, her yellow flower head band, the pink lemonade cake, pink birthday hat and the yellow highchair we shot her in as she did her cake smash.  Her mom and I had such a fun time collaborating on ideas for the shoot.  Here she is…Miss Emma turns one and is having fun!


Love the yellow flower head band!

Such a sweet moment with her older brother…he just loves her!

Emma standing by her grandma’s rocking chair that she had when she was a child!

Every girl needs a 1st birthday hat!

Pink Lemonade Birthday Cake

The pink lemonade theme cake!

First Birthday Cake Smash in Yellow Highchair

Balloons, cake and more…Emma starts her cake smash!

Enjoying the birthday cake!

First Birthday Cake Smash Portrait

My favorite shot…the cake has been smashed and this has turned out to be a beautiful shot of this moment!
Happy Birthday to Emma!

Sipper Photography shoots birthday portraits and your parties too.  If you would like further info on having us shoot your next portrait or event, call us at 714.348.0630 or email Dana at:

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We have another great family who joined us on our family portrait day at Oak Hill Park in Danville.  This is our second time shooting with the fabulous Katz Family too.  We have known Matt and Lorraine for a few years now and we have watched their family grow.  It looks like we have another catalog family here with the styling for their family portrait.  I love the argyle sweaters the boys are sporting and I just can’t get enough of this weeping willow tree.  LOVE,LOVE, LOVE it!   It makes for the perfect spot for a family portrait!  Thanks to Matt, Lorraine, Lincoln and Victoria for sharing your family with us once again.  We appreciate all of our clients, especially the ones who come back again.  It is always nice to see you.

Cheers, J+D

Matt, Lorraine, Lincoln and Victoria = Family

Victoria and Lorraine

Lincoln and Matt



We loved this photo…all I can say is that sometimes the best picture is the one that is the real picture!

Kids aren’t always smiley and perfect so why should all of their photos be that way!

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