Category Archives: Family Portraits

I love my job!  It has been so rewarding to share such special moments with our Sipper Photography families that we have been photographing over the years.  Here is Katie and Bradley who we have photographed on several occasions as they have grown up.  We met Katie when she was about 7 or 8 years old and now she is a teenager.  Time sure does fly by.  Little Bradley is 16 months old already and such a fashionable little dude.  I love the sweater and Vans shoes combo on this little guy… fashion kids here we come! We took this portrait just after the New Year and it reminded me that anytime is a great time for an updated portrait of your family or children.  Keep in mind that Spring is around the corner and it will be a great time to photograph you.  Also, don’t forget that portraits make a great gift for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day which will be here before we know it.

Here is Katie and Bradley… Best, J+D


For further info to book your family or children’s portrait please email: or call us at 714.348.0630

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Well, the holiday season is in full swing.  I am sure some of you have already been celebrating your traditions.  For us it has been a busy one, in fact I was still wrapping the last few gifts just the other day.  Earlier this month we took a trip up to the Bay Area to visit with Jeff’s sister and celebrate our Christmas with them.  Every year we also get to see this wonderful family and do their portrait for their holiday card.  It is funny how the kids get a little older and the photos become a little easier to capture.  Lincoln and Victoria did an AWESOME job this year because not only did they take great photos, but actually struck a few poses too.

Thanks guys for having us do your photos again this year.  We look forward to next year!
Happy Holidays!

And the winner is… this was the holiday card photo!

We were so excited to receive ours in the mail yesterday!

Such a sweet moment of Lincoln + Victoria

Loved this one of Victoria!!! 🙂

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‘Tis the season for a gift idea!

I know it is hard to think about the holidays when it has been so hot in Orange County.  What happened to our average temperature of 70-75 degrees?  Well, even though we are still having some Summer weather the holidays are just around the corner.  This year we would like to celebrate your family moments with you with this Holiday Portrait Offer!

We offer a one hour portrait session for engagement, maternity, newborn, family and children sessions in the environmental location of your choice.  We are available to shoot at your home near the tree or other holiday decorations, at a local park or beach location.

Weekend appointments are available but fill quickly, so book your session today! Give us a call at 714.348.0630 or email us at: with further questions or to book.  Also, feel free to share the offer with your friends and family.  The more the merrier!!!

We look forward to sharing the holidays with you! J+D


Holiday Portrait Offer for Orange County Family Photographer

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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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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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One of the best things about our job is we get to travel.  Recently, we scheduled a couple Family Portrait Sessions at Oak Hill Park in Danville for some of our Bay Area clients.  Today we have one of them to share of Julie, Corey and Caleb. This is the second time we have done a portrait  for them.  The first time we shot was in Point Loma, San Diego with their extended family. You can see their previous session by clicking here.  This time we did their session up in their neck of the woods. We just loved the location!

They are such a sweet little family!  I give them props on the styling of their shoot as they look like a family out of a catalog!  Thanks to Julie, Corey and Caleb for coming back for more at Sipper Photography.

Enjoy the photos! J+D


A shot of the family at the Tire Swing

Caleb on the Tire Swing

Oh I loved this shot of the family by the weeping willow tree!

Caleb, hamming it up a bit!

A shot of Corey+Julie by the weeping willow tree.
I always like to take a shot of the couple during a family session because it reminds them of where they started before kids!

Mother+Son Portrait

A fun shot of father and son playing in the park!

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