Category Archives: Dana and Jeff

Recently, I was invited to a VIP online shopping experience from a 2012 Fashion Collection and received this fabulous Steve Madden Pea Coat to review.  Being professional photographers, I thought what better way to display this review then to have some photos of me actually wearing the coat.  I always wanted a winter white coat and I immediately fell in love with this Ivory and Black Pea Coat. I loved the style and look!  Though I am a plus size girl, I am always concerned with the fit and having something cute.  For once, this was all 3… perfect fit, with a contemporary style and look! 

This is the perfect time of year to have this coat with the holidays approaching.  I live in Southern California and although we don’t have extreme winter conditions, we do however have some crisp winter nights.  This mid weight coat is perfect for a chilly night on the town of dinner and shopping.  My husband and I took a stroll in Old Towne Orange one evening and I loved wearing the coat.  It was very comfortable and fit perfectly as we walked around.  Although, it has the look of a wool pea coat, it is actually made out of a polyester/rayon/spandex blend, so the best part is the coat isn’t scratchy!!! As you can see in the photographs, this pea coat fit is very flattering and has a great design.


Pea Coat


Pea Coat

Women's Ivory/Black Pea Coat

Here are some final product details:

  • Polyester/rayon/spandex material
  • Dry clean Only
  • Fold over collar
  • Double-breasted button-front closures
  • Long sleeves
  • Fake leather piping
  • Off-seam pockets at hips
  • Color blocked styling of Ivory and Black
  • Polyester Lined
  • Hits at low hip; approx. 27-1/2 inches


Thanks to GigaSavvy for the invitation to review this coat! I hope you can enjoy your very own Steve Madden Pea Coat too!
*Disclaimer: Item was gifted by GigaSavvy for review.

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This past August 25th Jeff and I celebrated 11 years of marriage together. We also found out that we have our first baby on the way.  Yes, The Sipper’s are pregnant!!! The pregnancy test came up positive on our trip to Hawaii last month, so this baby has already been to the beautiful island of Oahu.  🙂

With this news we wanted a little creative way to share our pregnancy announcement.  So, we headed over to Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine and took our first family portrait today with our little pumpkin.


Our little pumpkin is due March 26, 2013.

We can’t wait for you to meet our little guy.

Yes, you read that correctly.  It’s a boy!

We are so excited.

Love, Jeff + Dana

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For those of you who know us, you know that we LOVE New Orleans! Both Jeff and I have traveled to NOLA on several occasions as we just love that city.  We were just there in October eating some jambalaya and drinking hurricanes, as well as exploring the French Quarter.  This trip we also took a ride out to the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation and saw many other fabulous plantations along the way.  These are such great locations for Weddings in and around the New Orleans area.  One of the hot spots for weddings this past October was in Jackson Square and in the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter.   What a great back drop to say your I-do’s and do your wedding photography.  Then there is nothing better than after the ceremony when the Treme Brass Band rolls up to start a second line for the couple as they dance and celebrate through the famous streets of the French Quarter including Bourbon Street! We actually joined a few second lines this time as we LOVE that New Orleans Jazz and of course LOVE anything weddings!

With our love for New Orleans and Weddings, one of our goal’s for 2012 is to get there for more weddings this year!  With this goal in mind we were so excited to have been quoted in a recent magazine article about New Orleans Weddings.  Where Y’At Magazine is a local New Orleans publication that recently featured an article about wedding trends in their January 2012 issue.  The local writer, Tyler Lott who is a New Orleans native reached out to us as she wanted our perspective from what we see with wedding trends in Southern California and how they coincide with the trends in New Orleans.  You can see the entire article online at Where Y’At magazine.  In the meantime, look here…it’s The Sipper’s and we are so excited to be a part of New Orleans Weddings too.


January 2012 cover of Where Y’at Magazine

Sipper Photography is quoted twice in the New Orleans Wedding Article: The Many Ways to Say “I do”

So excited that our quote about wedding trends was chosen out of the article for the pull quote.

For further info on having Sipper Photography shoot your wedding in New Orleans, please visit our website.

A Simple+Modern+Casual husband and wife photography team that Loves Weddings and New Orleans even more…

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