/Destination Wedding

San Clemente Beach Destination Wedding | Ben+Samantha = Married

Southern California is a beautiful destination for a wedding.  I was once only a visitor to Orange County, California until 13 years ago when I moved here from back east.  My family and I visited Laguna Beach for many summers and I always wanted to move here.  I dreamed of having an oceanfront wedding here someday and so I did in August 2001 to my hubby Jeff.  For many Orange County makes a great vacation destination and for some it even becomes the perfect location for their wedding as it was for Ben and Samantha.  Some of my favorite Orange County coastal wedding destinations are in Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar (which is where Jeff and I were married), Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente.

Samantha had shared with me that her family visited San Clemente three times over the past several years and they love it.  The couple hails from Calgary and were so excited to get married on the beach near San Clemente Pier.  It was a gorgeous April day at the beach when I met up with Ben and Samantha! Sam mentioned that when they left Canada, they were expecting a snow fall, but it was almost 70 degrees on their wedding day!  This is one of the reasons why I wanted to move here as it is April and we have some days where we can actually be hanging out at the beach already.  🙂

We loved working with these two…they were so happy to be married and had some very loving moments.  A big congratulations to Ben and Samantha…cheers to you both!  J+D


San Clemente Beach Wedding



Bouquet by: My Flower Girl in Dana Point, CA

Love this shot of Samantha..she was standing near the railroad tracks waiting for her ceremony to start!

A shot of Ben and Samantha with a view of San Clemente Beach for their ceremony!

Just Married

A shot in front of the clock tower right after their wedding ceremony.

Samantha with her two nieces…such cute little girls!

Shot of Bouquet by the San Clemente Pier!
Flowers by: My Flower Girl in Dana Point, CA

What a gorgeous couple!

Shot of Ben and Samantha by the San Clemente Pier

My favorite shot of the day by the railroad tracks at San Clemente Beach!

San Clemente Beach Destination Wedding | Ben+Samantha = Married2012-04-16T21:18:22+00:00

Gilbert Farmhouse Wedding | Sneak-Peek of Greg+Cindy

A little sneak-peek from Greg and Cindy’s wedding this weekend in Arizona.  This is a shot of them after their wedding ceremony at The Gilbert Farmhouse in Gilbert, Arizona!

Cheers to you both!


Gilbert Farm House Wedding Couple

Greg+Cindy=Just Married



Gilbert Farmhouse Wedding | Sneak-Peek of Greg+Cindy2012-03-13T21:31:04+00:00

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sipper Photography

Wishing you A Happy Valentine’s Day!


True Love is in the Air!

If you got engaged this Valentine’s Day, Sipper Photography would LOVE to take your Engagement Photos.
Stop by and visit our Engagement and Wedding Galleries at SipperPhotography.com

“The Two of Us, Capture the Two of You”
Jeff and Dana Sipper, Orange County Husband and Wife Photography Team!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sipper Photography2012-02-07T18:51:19+00:00

New Orleans Where Y’At Magazine: Wedding Article Feature

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…

New Orleans Where Y’At Magazine: Wedding Article Feature2012-01-24T18:28:36+00:00

State College, PA Wedding | Damien+Melissa=Married

I really can’t believe how fast the summer went by this year.  When did it become October already?  We have had a busy few months with traveling, starting with our trip to Pennsylvania this summer to shoot my friend Melissa’s wedding.  We have been friends since high school and it was such a honor to make it back this year for her wedding and do her photography.  On that trip we also got to go to New York City.  The visit was short but sweet to Manhattan, but somehow got to see quite a few things.  I thank Jeff’s mad tour guide skills with the help of Google maps!  We hope to go back again soon for a longer period of time because there is just so much to see in the big city.

Our travels continued in August when we went to Las Vegas to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary!  We were so excited to share this wonderful milestone in our life together.  We had a great dinner at Emeril’s Fish House Restaurant in the MGM Hotel followed by the Blue Man Group show.  Ironically, at the Blue Man Group  a couple got engaged in the row right in front us before the show.  It was definitely a weekend for love!

Recently, we returned to one of our favorite spots which is New Orleans.  We spent almost a week there relaxing, listening to music and having great food!  Since our return this week we have been playing some catching up.  We have been so busy in between our travels, but are enjoying all that we do.

So, I share with you our dear friends wedding Melissa and Damien, it was a great trip back east to share in this fabulous celebration.  It was so nice to visit my home town and see old friends.  So, without further  a do…congratulations to Melissa and Damien.  Thanks for having us share this special day with you!



Damien+Melissa= Married
Shot outside Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in State College, PA


This is a shot Damien and Melissa with her two beautiful children Tyler+Veronica

We loved shooting at Spring Creek Park in State College.  This old covered bridge was so cool and something totally different then what we shoot at our Orange County Weddings




Such a fun photo of our Groom, Damien looking out one of the window openings in the covered bridge!


Love this one in the open field with the mountain and trees in the background! I miss all of the green landscape in Pennsylvania and the change of seasons.  One thing I don’t miss is all of the snow!



Shot of the bride and groom with the view at the Mt. Nittany Inn where they had their reception!

My girls… Me, Melissa and Mary= Friends Forever!

Here we are… The Sipper’s!  We had to get a shot of us with the view at Mt. Nittany Inn behind us!

State College, PA Wedding | Damien+Melissa=Married2011-10-09T10:07:06+00:00

Sipper’s take #3 Spot for 2011 Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer

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We are so excited to announce that Sipper Photography has been voted Top 5 My FoxLA Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer.  This is our 3rd year in a row we have been voted the best when it comes to your wedding photography and we want to say… THANKS!  We are ranked #3 for the 2011 contest and it continues to show that we love what we do!  We are so proud to be a part of such a wonderful community in Orange County and have wonderful clients here and beyond.

We want to thank everyone who voted for us.  Your love+support of us and our business makes us so proud.  We will continue to do the very best job we can capturing the moments in your life. Our clients are the best!   If you are a newly engaged couple and planning your wedding, we would love for you to consider Sipper Photography.  We invite you to stop by and get to know a little more info about Jeff and I,  About Us and Our Style!  Also, to see more of our wedding photography go to our Engagement and Wedding galleries to see more of our work.

Again, our sincere thanks to all!  J+D




Sipper’s take #3 Spot for 2011 Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer2011-04-04T13:18:05+00:00

Wedding Slideshow | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Happy New Year!  We are so excited for 2011 and all of the new moments we will document this year.  Congratulations to all of the couples who recently got engaged this holiday season.  This is such an exciting time for you both, enjoy every minute of it!   We compiled several highlights from our 2010 wedding photography season and want to share the LOVE with you as you begin to plan your upcoming wedding!

Our sincere thanks goes out to all of the brides and grooms who shared their special day with us this last year.  It was an honor and privilege to photograph your wedding day and be a part of your lives.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  This one is for you too.

Cheers+Love to you all! J+D

“The two of us, capture the two of you.”

Sipper Photography is a husband and wife photography team based in Orange County, CA that specializes in Weddings, Portraits and Events.  We love to travel, so destination weddings are available too.  If you would like further info on our wedding photography packages, please contact us at 714.348.0630 or email us at: info@sipperphotography.com.  We look forward to hearing from you…happy wedding planning!

Wedding Slideshow | Orange County Wedding Photographer2011-08-07T17:46:56+00:00

Bridalpalooza comes to Los Angeles: Save the Date 2/27/11

With the Christmas Holiday fast approaching and New Year’s right behind it…tis the season for engagements!  After the “YES” the wedding planning starts and Bridalpalooza is the place to be.  Bridalpalooza will be in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 27, 2011, an exclusive event for the brides and grooms to be.  This is your wedding and you’re the star!  So why not be in the city where all the Glam happens…lights, camera & action at Bridalpalooza .  The Bridalpalooza VIP tour includes several of the finest wedding vendors & top venues located in Los Angeles for planning your wedding.

On the tour you will sample food, wine taste, tour a few potential wedding venues and more!   After the tour you are invited to a fabulous cocktail party to celebrate with appetizers and champagne.  Now that sounds like a great day of wedding planning!

VIP registration details will be available soon.  If you have an interest in attending please reply with a comment & you’ll be one of the first to receive an invite on how to register.  Seating is Limited.

To become a sponsor or participate in the Los Angeles Bridalpalooza email: kclark@drezrehersal.com

We hope to see you all there…Have a wonderful holiday season!



Bridalpalooza comes to Los Angeles: Save the Date 2/27/112011-08-07T17:47:14+00:00

Temecula Wine Country Engagement Photography | Mike+Maggie=Engaged

Recently we celebrated Mike and Maggie’s engagement with a little wine tasting and photos out in Temecula.  This was a little different engagement session as the two just wanted to spend the day together and take some moments as we went along.

Maggie and I actually go way back.  We went to the same high school in State College, PA but she was a few years behind me, so we didn’t actually meet until college.  We both worked as bank tellers during our days at Penn State and then we lost touch after I had moved away.  After all these years, Maggie and I reconnected on Facebook…imagine that!  Then I found out she lived out here in California too and was only about a half hour away from where we lived.  I was totally excited because it was a familiar face from back home.

It has been so great to catch up with each others lives!  One of the best things to hear was that Maggie was engaged to a great guy and planning their wedding.  So, not only did I find an old friend, but we get to shoot her wedding. We are so excited to share in this fabulous day with them.  Until then, we have some great moments of the two on our day in Temecula.

So, our day started out at Ponte Winery where we had a fabulous lunch in which I tried my first cooked mussel.  That was an adventure for me!  We then stopped at Monte de Oro Winery which is a new winery out there that is just gorgeous and they have some great wines!  Finally, we ended at one of my favorites, Leonesse Cellars where we took a few shots in the vines. All I have to say is… AMAZING!!!  Love, Wine and the Vines you can’t go wrong celebrating your love there for your wedding or engagement!

Congratulations to Mike and Maggie, we can’t wait to shoot your wedding!  Thanks for spending the day with us and sharing some fabulous moments with us.  Cheers to you both! J+D

I love Maggie’s expression in this one!

Voted a favorite by all of us!

Love in the Vines!

Temecula Wine Country Engagement Photography | Mike+Maggie=Engaged2011-08-07T20:34:10+00:00

Dana Point Yacht Club Wedding | Mark+Jean=Married |

Happy Friday to all!  Our Chicago couple is back to share with you their I-Do’s in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor.  I still can’t believe that these two both lived only a short distance from each other in Chicago, but didn’t meet until they both moved out to Southern California.  The two were engaged in Dana Point, so they brought their wedding day celebration back to that special spot to share with all of their family and friends.  On a gorgeous Friday afternoon at the Dana Point Yacht Club  Mark and Jean were married.  Congratulations to you both!  Thank you so much for having us share your wedding day with you.  Have a fabulous weekend!  Cheers, J+D

Bouquet By: The Beach Flower

Jean getting ready!

Cake by: It’s All About the Cake in Dana Point, CA

Venue: Dana Point Yacht Club, Dana Point, CA
Transportation By: Big Woody Bus
Catering By: Above All Catering
DJ: Kik Entertainment
Flowers by: The Beach Flower
Videography By: Pristine Videos

Dana Point Yacht Club Wedding | Mark+Jean=Married |2011-08-07T17:53:13+00:00
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