Category Archives: Maternity

Here is a fun shoot.  We got to spend some time with this family and do a Baby Gender Reveal photo shoot as they are expecting their 4th child.  I met up with Jessica, our momma-to-be on the day she received the gender ultrasound from her doctor.  It was sealed in an envelope and handed off to me, so I could plan the shoot.  Gosh, I was trusted to be the only one to know if the baby was a boy or a girl.  What an honor!

For the shoot, I filled a box with balloons to represent the gender of the baby.  The family opened the box as I captured their reaction as the pink balloons floated out of the box and up into the sky.  “It’s a Girl”!!!!  The location for the shoot was in the front yard of the family’s new home here in Orange County which made for a perfect back drop.  New Baby, New Crib.  🙂


A shot of the family before they open the box up which will reveal with balloons the gender of the newest addition to the family.

As they open the box, the pink balloons sail out.  It’s a girl!

A shot of the balloons as they fly away!

The 2 girls hold the “It’s a girl” banner.  They are excited to have another sister!

Jessica, the proud momma!

New Baby, New Crib!

This shot of the baby gender ultrasound in the mailbox is a great idea for a new home or change of address announcement!
As we all know these little ones take up a lot of space, so sometimes it is time to move up when we are expecting or the family is growing.

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Being pregnant is such a special time in your life.  I was so glad that my husband Jeff took some maternity photos of me so I could remember my pregnancy.  After the baby comes, these moments remind of you of the journey it took to get your little one here.  I know it is hard being 9 months pregnant and the last thing you want to do is take photos, but we have to embrace the belly.  I decided to pick up my swollen ankles off the couch and get my hair and make-up done, so I could take these photos.  My friend Kylee Kneefel at the W Salon did a wonderful job as usual making me look fabulous!  I felt gorgeous!  Thanks so much my friend.

Also, to my wonderful husband who is the other half of Sipper Photography.  You captured me perfectly.  Thank you for taking our photos.  I am so glad you jumped in for a couple self portraits too.  Love you babe!
Cheers to Hudson Baby!




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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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Today we wanted to share with you Chad + Vivian. Recently, we met up with this fabulous couple who are expecting there first baby this September. Vivian wanted some photos of her and Chad just having fun before their new little one arrives, so we headed down to the tracks and rocked it!

Vivian arrived with her hair up and her make all “did”…she was looking gorgeous! I love the flower in her hair, she had a super cute look and we couldn’t wait to start the photos. It is all about moments, moments, moments and so they have some. We can’t wait to meet Baby Cross Alexander when he arrives. The best to you both! J+D

One of my favorites…Vivian looks absolutely stunning!

Down by the Tracks…

Looking good…love this one!

Vivian looking fabulous!

Not everyone can pull off the serious, but these two had it down!

Love & Fun!

Another favorite…love it!

And last but not least…one of Chad!

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Happy New Year!!! Hope everyone brought in 2009 with a smile on there face and a kiss on the cheek. New Year’s Eve rocked for the Sipper-Aguiar families as we welcomed our new niece into the world at 6:48pm. Emmi Victoria Aguiar was born 5.1 pounds, 18 1/2 inches. Congratulations to Andy & Jenn on becoming parents to a beautiful little girl and to Jeff’s parents on there 1st grandchild!

Jeff & I partied in up in New Orleans last year when we welcomed in 2008, but the first part of the year had its ups and downs. We seriously considered moving out of state and making a fresh start, but as the housing market took a plunge we decided it wasn’t the best time to sell our condo. So, it was time to just make a change here and with that came new friends, a thriving photo business & a new family member.

We are so looking forward to 2009, yes the economy is struggling, but what we do makes a difference! We share moments in peoples lives that are important, the dollar can be worth whatever we want it to be. When the gift of family, new life and sometimes even death are cherished, there is no dollar amount that can replace that! That is why Jeff & I do what we do because it just means something!

Our goal this year is to really grow Sipper Photography, we want to make more friends, more memories and just have fun! Our motto is Simple+Modern+Casual…we want our clients to just be themselves, have fun and we will do the rest. Once we decided who we wanted to be as a photography couple things just flourished. Jeff & I absolutely adore each other…we are easy-going people who just love each other and I firmly believe that comes out in our sessions.

We would love to work with many more fabulous people in 2009, so if you know anyone who is engaged, getting married, has a new baby, families or just because…we want you in front of our camera!

Today, we wish all of you a Happy & Prosperous New Year! Here we will share with you some of our favorites from 2008 and look forward to many more in the next year.

Much love & happiness,


With Us…it’s just fun! Simple+Modern+Casual with J+D…we look forward to 2009 with you!

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I love the holiday season! The music, the lights, stockings and a tree. Last night Jeff & I got our Christmas tree, one of my favorite things to do is decorate for Christmas. I love the tree!!! When I was growing up, my mom used buy my sisters and I an ornament every year. She wanted us to have them when we had trees of our own. So, I have several favorites including my little bear with the camera around his neck. She bought this for me when I first started to do photography. Family, friends and memories…tis the season.

Speaking of friends, here is one of our favorite families Sean, Jessica, Foster and their little girl to be. We met up with them for a little holiday family portrait. It is always great to see these guys, Foster is the cutest he is such a little boy, always on the go and very curious.

Hope you enjoy them!


Sean, Foster & Jessica


Sean & Foster walking in the park!

Foster at Play!

A little water break

Sean, Jessie & baby girl

Foster wanted back in the photos!!

and one for the road…Foster the model!

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