Category Archives: Engagement Portraits

I am so excited to share this surprise engagement proposal for Kevin and Samantha that I photographed at Disneyland.  Kevin reached out to me from Australia where he and Samantha live and asked me to shoot his engagement proposal when they came to vacation at the Disney Resort in Anaheim, California.

I have to say that major props got out to this guy as he had it all planned out to be a moment that Samantha would never forget.  This girl got to be a princess for the evening.  The romantic date started with a horse drawn Cinderella Carriage from their hotel by Savannah Rose Carriages which dropped them off at Disneyland.  Kevin’s plan was to do his engagement proposal in front of the Cinderella Castle, so it all tied in to the theme.  I watched them start the ride down the street in the carriage then got in place where they would step off the carriage.  All of the shots were captured from a distance.  As I followed them down Main Street in Disneyland, Samantha had no idea I was there.  I was able to capture all of the small moments prior to their proposal, the actual engagement and then we took a few shots of the two together after they got engaged.  My eyes teared up in this special moment.  I am truly inspired by these precious times in peoples lives that I get to capture.  It was so wonderful to see them so happy.

You are going to love this one!  A big congratulations to Kevin and Samantha on their beautiful engagement.  Thanks for having me be a part of this awesome day.  We hope to see you at the wedding as we would love to go to Australia and photograph it.

Cheers and love to you both! J+D




Savannah Rose Carriages


Savannah Rose Carriages


Savannah Rose Carriages



Orange County Engagement Proposal at Disneyland

Here is the shot of the engagement proposal moment!
After the tears of joy, she said “Yes”!



Samantha is looking at her glass slipper that was engraved “Will you Marry Me”?


This was the moment when Kevin told Samantha that I was taking photos of the proposal.
It was such a fun surprise to be a part of.



Will you marry me engraved glass slipper“Will you marry me?”
Here is a close-up shot of the glass slipper with the engraving!



Engaged in front of the Cinderella Castle at Disneyland!








I love this final shot at the carousel!

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Mike and Shannon are engaged!  We photographed this engagement portrait at Crystal Cove in Newport Beach.  I love it there.   You can enjoy a milkshake at the Shake Shack, take a stroll on the beach or have dinner at the Beachcomber.  Gosh, it makes a great date spot here in Orange County.

It was such a beautiful day for a beach portrait with a gorgeous sunset.  It was fun to capture these moment with Mike and Shannon as they are both so cute together.

After our shoot, Jeff and I enjoyed a Mai Tai at the Beachcomber.  They are so good!  It reminded me of being Hawaii even though we were home here in Orange County.  Thanks guys for a great shoot.
Cheers to you both!




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We are so excited to share this 1960’s inspired engagement session of Lawrence and Amanda that we shot at The Dresden in Los Angeles.  The idea for this shoot sparked from an old photo of Amanda’s grandparents that she shared with me.  It was a very basic shot of the two sitting at a table in a restaurant back in the day with cocktails in hand.  We wanted that old Hollywood type theme for these two and what better place to shoot then the well known restaurant and lounge at The Dresden.  Some of you may recognize this place as it was featured in the movie Swingers.  It has such a cool vibe with the low light, high back tufted cream booths and awesome lounge areas.  We started the shoot inside The Dresden restaurant where we did a series of photos of the couple sitting in the booths.  We then did some cool black and white photos of them in the lounge area.  Finally, we ventured outside for a few shots in front of the restaurant and at a nearby news stand.  Great stuff!  Ultimately what made this shoot such a success was our couple who really got into character with the 1960’s attire and just had fun with their engagement session.

Congratulations to Lawrence and Amanda on their engagement.  It was so great to do this shoot and we can’t wait to capture your wedding day as well in October at the San Diego Maritime Museum.  That should be another fun venue to capture some moments.

Cheers to you both!


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A big congratulations to Rob and Sheryl on their engagement.  We had an awesome time capturing the love between these two as strolled along near the San Juan Capistrano Train Depot and the historic Los Rios area.  The two will be getting married in Austin, Texas in 2014.  Wishing you both all of the best!





We are looking forward to the 2014 wedding season and already booking dates.  If you or someone you know is engaged and getting married next year, please tell them about Sipper Photography.  Jeff and I would love to be there to capture all of the moments of your special day.  For further details or to see if your wedding date is available, email us at: or give us a call at 714.348.0630.

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Spring is here and wedding season is just around the corner!  Recently, we took a trip up to the San Francisco Bay area to do an engagement portrait for our wedding couple Brad and Dee.  It was a beautiful day in San Francisco with clear skies to document Brad and Dee’s engagement celebration.  To our surprise we even got a shot of the couple out by the Marina with the Golden Gate bridge in the background.   It’s funny because more often then not it is always foggy when Jeff and I visit there.
Brad and Dee were so great to work with.  I loved when Dee just kicked up her foot in a couple shots and just had fun being in love.  We are looking forward to shooting their wedding in June at the Crooked Vine Winery in Livermore.  Until then, enjoy the photos from the gorgeous San Francisco city.




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Phil & Julia = Engaged


We loved photographing Phil and Julia.  Oh, and don’t forget Bebe, their dog.  She is here too!  Phil and Julia decided on an Urban look for their engagement portrait.  Julia is a designer and she likes the look of texture and architecture.  Turns out it fit the fun personalities of these two just perfectly.  You wouldn’t think that such a simple wall background would make such a sweet photo! Lots of cute moments to share of our friends.


Engagement portrait with couple and ampersand sign

This was one of my favorite shots of the day with the couple holding an ampersand sign. I love the windows too!

Couple with ampersand sign at feet

Julia is such a doll… I just love her!

Phil is looking like a “Lucky” guy… loved the shirt!

Orange County Urban Fashion Portrait

Cute skull dress Miss Julia!

I loved  Julia’s dress with the heart shape back.  So appropriate for engagement photos! 🙂

Urban Couple Portrait with their dog

Here’s Bebe, the dog.  We think she missed her calling as “doggy model”.  So cute!

Cute focus on the groom-to-be!

Couple walking by the railroad tracks

Couple with Balloons for Engagement Photo

Congratulations to Phil & Julia.  We can’t wait to shoot the wedding in Las Vegas next month!
Vegas Baby!!!


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