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Weekly Wednesday-Meet Rayden Anthony! Orange County Children’s Photography

Happy Wednesday to all…we are half way through the week and we hope everyone is having a good one. It has been a busy week for us with shooting and scheduling things for the next month. I feel like I am just buzzing around like a busy little bee…I think since Spring came and now we are approaching Summer, I feel very motivated. This beautiful time of year just makes you feel refreshed and hopeful that there are many possibilities right around the corner.

I think this new life we celebrated this week is influencing my sunny disposition. My friend Melly gave birth to a brand new little boy. Rayden Anthony was born on Monday, May 11th at 2:10pm, he is a big boy 7 pounds, 15 ounces (let’s just say 8lbs) and 18 1/2 inches. I was honored to meet him yesterday afternoon, it was great to see the proud mom and dad as well as some of their family. My favorite was his “Big Sister Amy” who was so curious and proud of her new little brother. She had so many questions about baby Rayden, she couldn’t wait to help feed him and take his picture! All of that innocence and curiosity is really uplifting…it just makes you so happy and once again I am in awe to have photographed such a special moment with this family.

Congratulations to Melly+Chris+Amy on your new baby Rayden! Armed with my camera as usual here are a few of Rayden’s first photos…


Here he is…Rayden Anthony all swaddled!

A curious Amy takes a photo of her new brother!

He is awake…

The proud “Big Sister Amy”

Asleep again…

Amy + Mommy feed baby…

Thanks for letting Aunt Dana take your first photos! Until next time…

Weekly Wednesday-Meet Rayden Anthony! Orange County Children’s Photography2009-09-02T21:31:30+00:00

I love those little toes & feet! Orange County Children’s Photography

Happy Monday Peeps! I have been off to a good one. Started my day off with a little yoga at Yoga in the Hills, I have practiced for several years on and off, and I decided to get back into this past November….trying to go at least 2-3 times a week. Yoga makes me feel great and it really helps us photographers. I don’t know about anyone else but when I shoot, it is a workout. I am constantly working my arms with my Nikon tank and squatting! I get to take awesome photos &  do some exercise! Once again, a very rewarding job I have.

So, I am sure you have all heard by now about our Little Niece Emmi who was born on New Year’s Eve. I am just the proudest Auntie! Well, recently I went up for a few days to meet Miss Em and help out a bit with the new baby. I pretty much hogged her up the whole time I was there, I just love her. My sister in law warned Emmi that the “paparazzi” (her Aunt Dana) was coming town and so I had to get the shots!

Previously, I posted a few snapshots, but here are some other’s we took for the baby announcements! Hope you all have a splendid week, I know I will it is my birthday on Friday! The cards and wishes have already started to roll in, so I decided to have a birthday week celebration instead of just a day.



When you’re smiling…when you’re smiling…the whole world smiles!

I love those little feet!

and hands too…anyone ever see the movie “Undercover Brother”? Solid!

Modeling can be a tough gig!

Jenn, Emmi & Andy…the happy family!

I love those little toes & feet! Orange County Children’s Photography2009-07-09T21:53:04+00:00

Photo of the Day of Miss Emmi! Children’s Photographer Orange County

Happy Friday everyone! I have spent the last couple of days just amazed at my new little niece…she is awesome! I guess I am a little partial because she is family, but she truly is a great baby and I am enjoying every minute I get to spend with her. Thanks Andy & Jenn for letting Aunt Dana be such a “baby hog”.

Hope you all have a great weekend…and here is the photo of the day which was taken this morning as she got ready for the day.

Photo of the Day of Miss Emmi! Children’s Photographer Orange County2010-11-28T21:39:04+00:00

Meet our Niece Emmi! Orange County Childrens Photographer

Yesterday I met our niece Emmi for the first time, I am so excited to be an aunt. I have been around so many babies over the years, but it is so different when you  hold a new baby that is your family. We are so excited. I am up in Pleasanton visiting my sister-in-law, Andy & Emmi for a few days. Jeff will be joining us tomorrow night, so I am excited for him to meet her too. Today we are keeping it mellow, we took a trip to Target for a couple things and for lunch we ate some great homemade tamales that Andy & Jenn made over the holidays (they both made them…don’t know who worked the hardest, but they were awesome)! Here are a few snapshots I took today of Miss Em, we will be taking more photos over the next couple of days for her birth announcement and such. Stay tuned…J+D (Aunt Dana)

Emmi sleeping

Emmi Sleeping

Ready for our 1st Trip to Target…shopping habits begin!

Meet our Niece Emmi! Orange County Childrens Photographer2010-11-28T21:42:29+00:00

Favorites of 2008…looking forward to 2009!

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!

Favorites of 2008…looking forward to 2009!2009-01-28T22:37:28+00:00

A Busy Neighborhood!

Happy Friday Kids! We have had a very eventful week in our neighborhood. Starting with a new baby boy, our neighbors & friends gave birth to their son Liam Isaiah Brunell born Sunday, December 7, 2008. Liam came home on Tuesday and I happen to be outside when they brought him in, so of course I had to wash my hands and go hold the new baby. I am everyone’s favorite Aunt Dana…and I admit I am a baby hog, so I held Liam for about 2 hours. I already warned Liam that Aunt Dana will be torturing him in the years to come taking his photos. Congratulations to Jesse & Carol these are for you…a few pictures I snapped of Liam yesterday, only 4 days old.

Sleeping on Mama!

Look at those eyes!

Little Feet

Close-up of those little feet!

Getting sleepy again…

It is tough being a baby…best wishes to the Brunell’s!

The other big news in the neighborhood is that Franjo & Kylee announced their engagement on Wednesday night. They celebrated their 4th Anniversary together as a couple. After dinner I received a text from Kylee “I’m Engaged”, so the two stopped by afterwards because my reply was “I want to see that ring finger”! Every girl gets so excited about the ring. So, they stopped by and we cracked open a bottle of champagne to toast. We are so happy for them. Here is the happy couple and that ring finger!!!

A little toast by our Christmas tree…congrats to you both!

The ring…

A Busy Neighborhood!2009-01-28T22:38:24+00:00
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