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Mission San Juan Capistrano Family Portrait | Orange County Family Photographer

Well the holiday season is in full swing.  Anybody done with their holiday shopping yet?  I have barely started.  The only gifts I have bought so far are for my nieces.  It is so fun to shop for little girls, I just love being Auntie Bah Bah!!! Not sure about the rest of the family gifts, but at least I am off to a great start.

We have been busy finishing up our weddings for this year and now holiday portraits are the focus.  I love sharing family moments with my clients each year.  It amazes me how time flies as I see the kids grow another year older.   This part of my job is incredible as I never know what I am going to get when it comes to taking photos of children.  Yes, some days it is a lot of work, but a gratifying job at that.  I have learned over the years that the perfect photo of a child isn’t the one of them just looking at the camera and smiling.  They are the ones filled with moments.  A kiss, a walk, holding hands, a smirk, curiosity, being a ham, a look at the new baby in the family, trying to hold the new baby in the family.  These things happen and it is my job to capture that.  All of these moments convey the age and what personality your little one has at that time in their life.  Some kids may change over the years.  Others may display their personality in their childhood photo that stays with them for a lifetime.  Whatever the moment is, you can hold onto it for the rest of your life!

This year we had the opportunity to shoot one of our favorite families at The Mission in San Juan Capistrano!  Sean and Jessica are friends of ours and we have been taking their family photos for a few years now.  This year they have a new addition, daughter Norah who is 6 months.  Their son Foster started school at The Mission.  It has been a big year for their family, so we needed a special spot.  Indeed The Mission was a spectacular place to do their family photos this year.  I just loved it!  I was like a kid in a candy shop.  The walls, fountains, stone, archways…just amazing.  I think everyone had a great time at The Mission as well as a nice shot for their holiday card this year.

Thanks Andersen Family!



The kids, a 4 year old, 2 year old and Baby Norah who is 6 months!  All three kids in the photo and no one is screaming!  🙂

Foster and Josie, these two are so adorable!

Little Norah

I love Foster’s GQ pose in this shot.

Josie checking out the fountain.  Don’t you just love her holiday dress?  Love the bow!

Foster checking out the fish in the fountain!


Mission San Juan Capistrano Family Portrait | Orange County Family Photographer2011-11-18T16:49:55+00:00

Holiday Portrait Special | Orange County Family Photographer

Well here it is folks the 2011 Holiday Portrait Special by Sipper Photography!  Celebrate your family this holiday season by scheduling a family portrait with us.  Photos make a great gift for your loved ones and the best part is you won’t have to go to the mall for this one!  (The guys will love this) You can also use your favorite photo from the session for a holiday card this year.

Our style is very different which makes this a unique gift and memory for your family.  We specialize in an environmental portrait.  What is that you ask?  Well, here is how it works.  You pick the location, this should be something fun.  The beach, park, your local downtown, urban area or your own home.  All are great locations.  It can also be a special family spot… don’t be afraid to think outside of the box.  You can wear holiday clothing colors (even fancy holiday sweaters if you choose) or just something nice if you haven’t had a portrait together in a while.

Remember it doesn’t have to just be families, you can do a holiday session even if it is just the two of you or to celebrate an engagement!  Also, if you want to give a gift of a portrait to someone, we offer gift certificates for Family, Boudoir, Maternity and Newborn sessions.  Weekends are available, but always fill up fast, so schedule today!

To get some ideas for your family portrait this year, visit our gallery . We hope to see you this holiday season!

Cheers, J+D



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Holiday Portrait Special | Orange County Family Photographer2011-12-15T10:16:14+00:00

San Diego Newborn and Family Photographer | Baby Brady

Hi all!  Hope you had a great Labor Day holiday weekend.  We sure did.  It is amazing how much stuff you can pack into one weekend.  My sister Gloria and her boyfriend Jeremiah were visiting from Arizona.  On Saturday we watched the Penn State Football game at the OC Sports Grill because Sister G and I had to represent with our fellow PSU Alumni. We then did a little beer tasting at the Old Orange Brewing Company in Orange and continued on to a BBQ with friends. We finished off Saturday night with a little jazz music at the OC Great Park where the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was playing a concert.  We had seen them before in New Orleans.  I can’t get enough of a little “Bourbon Street Parade”!  I love that song!  On Sunday, we headed down to Balboa and walked around the pier and the fun zone.  It was another great day!

Hmmm…I just realized why I was so tired yesterday and just relaxed! It was a great weekend, but went by so fast.  I know it is always hard to get back in to the swing of things after a long weekend, but here we are!

So speaking of visiting with family.  We recently spent some time in San Diego with Jeff’s cousin Paul, his wife Polly and their daughter Ellie.  They have a new addition to their family and we were excited to meet him and take his newborn photos.  We just received his birth announcement in the mail and it turned out great, thanks guys!  Congratulations to all of you and today, Meet Brady Thomas!






Ellie is such a great Big Sister!


Love this shot of Ellie’s Hand holding her little brother’s finger!


A Families Hands!

We went for lunch in Liberty Station near Point Loma, then shot a few family moments in Liberty Park.  Here were a couple moments of the family that I just loved!!!


Ellie looks so sweet in this one!  Such a little model!


I love this one…everyone look at the baby!!!!

San Diego Newborn and Family Photographer | Baby Brady2011-09-06T16:42:46+00:00

Pretend City, Irvine, CA | Siana’s 1st Birthday Party

Recently, we photographed Siana’s 1st birthday at Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine. This is such a great venue to celebrate your little one’s special day.  You are going to love all of the details of this party, they thought of everything from the chocolate fountain, face painter, custom water bottles and more!!!

Photography for Events by: Sipper Photography
Face Painting by: Cindy of Up Up & Away
Pretend City, Irvine, CA | Siana’s 1st Birthday Party2011-08-07T17:24:34+00:00

Our New Niece Kelsey | Newborn Baby Photography

We just want to welcome our new niece Kelsey into our family. Being featured on the Sipper Photography blog makes it official Kelsey, we are so happy you are here!!! Haha!! All kidding aside a big congratulations to Jenn and Andy on having another beautiful baby girl. Miss Emmi is going to be a great big sister, we love them both dearly. Ok, Jenn and Andy…we love ya too! 🙂 Anyways, here is Kelsey’s first official shoot for her birth announcements. Since Aunt Dana is the paparazzi with her camera. I am sure this will only be the first of many photos over the years, so get ready!

Meet Kelsey Grace!





Smiling at me.  She loves her Aunt Dana already!


Our two nieces!
“Little Sister” Kelsey + “Big Sister” Emmi

Love you both so much!!!!!!






Our New Niece Kelsey | Newborn Baby Photography2011-06-15T14:27:11+00:00

Baby Sofia = All we need is Love! | Orange County Baby Photographer

Happy Friday to all.  The sun is shining this afternoon and I realized I felt the urge to write a blog because I am thankful for so many things.  It has been a great week.  Jeff and I welcomed our new niece into the world yesterday morning, so I am a proud Auntie once again.  A BIG Congratulations to my sister-in-law Jennifer and our fave brother-in-law Andy on their new baby girl Kelsey.  My niece Emmi is now a Big Sister too!  I can’t wait to see them all and hold my new little niece.  I am sure Baby Kelsey will appear at the blog soon, so stay tuned. Until then, I am thankful for my family…I love you guys!

For today I will share with you another baby.  Yet another thing I am thankful for, which is what I do.  Being a photographer I get to share these special moments with my clients all of the time as their new little ones enter the world.  I am so proud to be a part of your lives, it truly is an honor to photograph these first moments in your child’s life.  Here is Baby Sofia and her family, enjoy the photos.

Cheers+Love to all, J+D


Cute little one in pink!



Baby Sofie in her dad’s arms with his Marine Uniform on.

I love it when I am approached to do something different.

Here dad asked if we could somehow do a shot of him holding her with just his uniform showing.

I was so moved by this photo since I saw it appear on the back of the camera.


Here are her little feet too!



Baby Sofie’s Big Sister’s! Such cute little girls…I am so thankful for my sisters.  Nothing but Love!



All we need is Love!












Baby Sofia = All we need is Love! | Orange County Baby Photographer2011-03-25T17:10:29+00:00

Happy 2nd Birthday Emmi!

It’s New Year’s Eve! We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year too!  On this New Year’s Eve we would also like to wish our niece Emmi a Happy 2nd Birthday!  She is growing up so fast.  It’s hard to believe that this little girl is already two years old.  I am not biased at all, but she is just as cute as can be.

Happy Birthday Emmi!

We love you,
Uncle Jeff+Auntie Bah Bah

Happy 2nd Birthday Emmi!2010-12-29T08:33:34+00:00

Holiday Portrait Series | Orange County Family Photographer

Day 5 features a Grand Finale of our Holiday Family Portraits on this Christmas Eve.  Here we have a few moments from several other families we had the privilege of photographing this holiday season.  Family means different things to different people.  Some people have large families and some us have smaller ones.  To some, our friends are a part of that family because they have been in our lives for a very long time.   Others may have shared a very important time in our life with us.  To Jeff and I, family means LOVE…and there is nothing like it!  We want to thank you all for bringing us into your families this year.  Enjoy the moments…we sure did!  Cheers+Love, J+D

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A Big Congratulations this family as we found out Baby #3 is on its way when we met up for their session!

Holiday Portrait Series | Orange County Family Photographer2010-12-24T14:41:49+00:00

Holiday Portrait Series | Tony+Jeanette+Anthony=Family

Day 3 of our Holiday Portrait Series features Tony, Jeanette and Anthony.  We have been long time friends with Tony and Jeanette, in fact Jeff has known Tony since they were kids.  Now these kids have kids!  Crazy how time flies.  We just love Anthony and it has been fun to watch him grow.  At 3 years old, he is a ball full of energy and just as cute as can be.  We had fun in the park shooting their holiday portraits…we even took a ride on the rain at Irvine Park for a couple pics!  Happy Holidays to our dear friends!  Thank you for sharing your family with us.  Cheers+Love, J+D

Anthony riding the train at Irvine Park

Anthony…just being cool!  Another one of my Gap Ad Photography Shots!

Holiday Portrait Series | Tony+Jeanette+Anthony=Family2010-12-22T13:29:03+00:00

Holiday Portait Series | Jonson+Samantha+Triplets = Family

Day 2 of our Holiday Portrait Series features Jonson and Samantha with their beautiful triplets.  Yes, I photographed triplets…Sophia, August and Tatiana. We have photographed them on several occasions over the past two years.  These kids are so cute and I love that they all have a different personality.  This year, they are walking so it was a challenge to get three kids to sit still at the same time.   Though it sometimes felt like all of us were just chasing them around the fountain in the Old Town Orange Plaza, we had fun with the session.  Okay, I also listened to my mom’s voice in my head saying “Patience is a Virtue”.  Well, with a little patience, my love for children and photography,  I was able to achieve some fantastic moments of this family.  Cheers+Love, J+D

I love this one…the kids playing by the fountain!

Holiday Portait Series | Jonson+Samantha+Triplets = Family2010-12-21T13:53:01+00:00
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