Gatsby Theme Wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach

I love, love, love this wedding.  Preston and Charity hosted their Great Gatsby theme wedding at The Ebell Club in Long Beach.  This is such a perfect wedding venue for both your wedding ceremony and reception.  When you scroll through the images you will see why.  I felt romantic there!  There were so many great spots for photography.  The bridal room was just gorgeous.  One of the best I have ever shot at.  The look of the room was grand and the lighting, just perfect as the bride got ready.   Charity was so happy, she just smiled all day.  Another favorite was the parlor with a huge fireplace and piano.  We shot the couples first look in there!  Also, for the first time, we shot a Marine sword ceremony as the bride and groom exited the Courtyard.  I was amazed, the guys, the uniforms it was a picture perfect moment.  There is love, romance and splendor with this wedding.  We hope you enjoy the photos.

Cheers to Preston and Charity! J+D



A beautiful shot of our bride, Charity in the bridal room at The Ebell Club.

All of the bridal details!

Loved these bridal party bouquets!

Such a great Gatsby moment here as Charity walked through the parlor doors for the couples First Look.

The Bride and Groom by the Ebell Club Parlor fireplace.

The Courtyard is all set up for the Ceremony.

Marine Sword ceremony for the bride and groom processional!

One of my favorite shots of the bride and groom as they exited from the ceremony!

Such a romantic spot for these bride and groom photos.

All set up for the reception in the Grand Hall

Gatsby Theme Wedding Centerpiece

Cake by: Sweet and Saucy

It was great working with everyone at The Ebell Club!

Hair and Make-up by: Label Me Lindsay

Catering by: Jay’s Catering

Day of Coordination/Venue Design by: AStudio

Gatsby Theme Wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach2015-01-28T16:48:21-08:00

Red Horse Barn | Huntington Beach Wedding Venue

Travis and Mimi were married at the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach.  This is a great venue in Orange County if you are looking to have a rustic, western or vintage theme wedding.  Our couple did a western theme wedding.  Travis and Mimi also incorporated a Chinese tea ceremony and a few photos of Mimi in her Asian formal wear.   Our friends at An All Inclusive Event helped them put together this wonderful wedding.  Michael and Terilyn of An All Inclusive Event have an awesome team who are always a pleasure to work with.  We loved working with Travis and Mimi on this special day.  We hope you enjoy the photos!
Cheers + Love,


A bouquet of flowers that was a gift from the groom to his bride.

Mimi and Travis pose with a white horse at the Red Horse Barn.

A western themed bridal party.

Bride and Groom portrait with a Porsche 911.

 A fabulous reception table set up by An All Inclusive Event

BBQ inspired Reception Dinner Menu

First Dance at their Red Barn Wedding Reception

I love this moment between Travis and Mimi, they are just happy to celebrate!


Red Horse Barn | Huntington Beach Wedding Venue2014-09-20T19:36:14-07:00

Crystal Cove Engagement Portrait | Mike + Shannon

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!




Crystal Cove Engagement Portrait | Mike + Shannon2014-05-24T15:10:19-07:00

Vintage Truck Family Portrait with Rebecca Calagna Events

Recently, I shot this family portrait with Rebecca of Rebecca Calagna Events .  I loved the idea of using her dad’s vintage truck for the shoot.  It came out so awesome!!!

Rebecca is an event and wedding planner that specializes in event planning as well as day of coordination for your wedding or event.   Her team also designs custom invitations, menu cards, seating cards, table cards and wedding ceremony programs.  She does some amazing designs and I am so glad that I have had the pleasure to work with her.  Here are some photos from her family portrait.

Enjoy the photos!

Meet Rebecca of Rebecca Calagna Events

Vintage truck family portrait in Orange County, CA

I love this shot of her daughter playing the guitar!

Such a great Mother/Daughter portrait!

If you are interested in wedding planning services for your Orange County Wedding, please contact Rebecca Calagna Events at 714.514.3019 or email her at:

Vintage Truck Family Portrait with Rebecca Calagna Events2014-03-20T16:48:02-07:00

Tustin Backyard Wedding | Pat + Maggie = Married

This was an intimate wedding for Pat and Maggie that took place at the brides parents home in Tustin.  We shot their first look at Bent Tree Park.  It was the perfect back drop for some wedding photos with a woodsy type feel to them.  Very rustic looking!  The two then said their I-do’s poolside in a beautifully decorated backyard.  It was a gorgeous evening for the two and we loved working with them.  Congrats to Pat and Maggie.

Cheers to you both!


Moments from Pat and Maggie’s first look before the ceremony…


This is one of my favorites from the day.  Just a gorgeous moment between the two.


Sometimes your Best Man and  Maid of Honor just want to have fun!!!


The Wedding Party

Poolside Ceremony location.  This backyard was perfect for the wedding!

Gorgeous sunset shot of the bride and groom.  Love the cafe lights along the poolside!

A first dance under the stars and lights!

The wedding rings shot on the edge of the pool table!

Great parting shot for a fabulous day.  It’s moments like this that make me LOVE weddings and being a photographer!

Tustin Backyard Wedding | Pat + Maggie = Married2014-02-25T23:29:55-08:00

2013 Nominee for Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer

Let’s do this!  Sipper Photography has been nominated once again for Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer.  We have been Top 5 for 4 years in a row now… this is our year to be #1. Every vote counts, so please vote now!

Voting is easy, please follow the link below to make your vote count!

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  • If you have time to leave us some love under the recommendations, if not your vote is most important!
  • Voting Ends on Oct 20th!

We thank you in advance for all of your LOVE + SUPPORT!


2013 Nominee for Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer2013-10-01T21:31:20-07:00

Intimate Moss Beach Wedding in Laguna Beach | Donald+Cassiti

Donald and Cassiti said their wedding vows at Moss Beach.  This strand of beach in Laguna makes for an intimate and private spot to exchange your wedding vows.  The couple celebrated with their reception that followed at a private Newport Beach vacation home.  We loved working with Donald and Cassiti on this romantic and special day with them.

Congratulations to you both! J+D


Cassiti’s Wedding Gown

Coco Chanel Perfume Bottle with the brides pearls draped around it.

Bridal Bouquet

Cassiti and Donald exchanging their wedding vows at Moss Beach.

This was so romantic.
A shot of Cassiti and Donald as they throw a bottle with their written vows into the ocean.

Just married!

Moss Beach is a gorgeous spot for wedding photos!

A shot of the couple in front of the vacation home in Newport Beach where their wedding reception was being held.

Fun shot of the bride and groom playing pool!


Intimate Moss Beach Wedding in Laguna Beach | Donald+Cassiti2013-05-20T10:59:58-07:00

Il Fornaio Wedding | Irvine, CA | Alan+Bianca = Married

Love today’s wedding that we have to share of Alan and Bianca.  This couple had their wedding ceremony and reception at the Il Fornaio Restaurant in Irvine, CA.  I really love this venue as it seems to be a little hidden gem in Orange County for an Italian style wedding.


Our groom, Alan sporting his Allen Edmonds wedding shoes.  Looking very stylish!

Our bride, Bianca.  Looking gorgeous!

First look for the couple at the Noguchi Garden

We just love doing these as the couple really has a moment to take in each other and have a little romance and fun with just the two of them!


Wedding Ceremony at Il Fornaio, Irvine, CA

How about a little game of Bocce Ball for the bride and groom?

Shot of Alan and Bianca in the Il Fornaio tunnel to the bakery at the restaurant.  Such a cool shot!

Kissing in the tunnel!

Reserved Sign for Ceremony Chairs
Table Cards
Olive Oil Bottle Wedding Favor
designed by Rebecca Calagna Events

Wedding Party Head Table at Il Fornaio Restaurant

Wedding Menu cards designed by Rebecca Calagna Events

Love the Mr. and Mrs. signs for the bride and groom chairs!

designed by Rebecca Calagna Events

Great wedding favor idea… homemade loaves of bread baked by Il Fornaio for guests to take home with the Olive Oil!

It was great working with Alan and Bianca on their special day.
Cheers and love to you both for a long and happy marriage!
Ciao, J+D

Photography by: Sipper Photography

Wedding Ceremony & Reception at: Il Fornaio Restaurant, Irvine, CA

Wedding Planning by: Rebecca Calagna Events

Flowers by: Devynn’s Garden

Wedding Cake by: Susie Cakes

Bridal Hair by: Soner Kiyiskan at Sonash Hair Connection

Bridal Make-Up by: Amy Hansen at  Sonar Hair Connection

Ceremony Music Provided by: Michelle Kim at Alira Srings

Reception Music Provided by: Evan Stone Jazz Band

Il Fornaio Wedding | Irvine, CA | Alan+Bianca = Married2013-03-18T15:58:48-07:00

Sipper Photography Voted Top 5 2012 Best Orange County Wedding Photographer

The results are in and Sipper Photography has once again made the Top 5 for 2012 Best Orange County Wedding Photographer !

We have been nominated for Best Orange County Wedding Photographer for the last 4 years in a row. We are excited to share that we have finished in the Top 5 once again. A special thanks to all of you who took the time to vote for us this year. We continue to strive to be the best photography company we can be. It is an honor to be a part of the special moments in your life. We look forward to sharing all that is to come in 2013.

If you would like further info on our photography services for your Wedding, Portrait or Event, please contact us at 714.348.0630 or email:

Thanks again!

Sipper Photography Voted Top 5 2012 Best Orange County Wedding Photographer2012-12-20T17:07:57-08:00

Laguna Beach Wedding | Robert+Nicole=Married

I just love a Laguna Beach Wedding!  Here are shots from Robert and Nicole’s wedding at the Laguna Village.  These two are such a fun and romantic couple, we had a great time capturing their moments.  I love the bridal details Nicole did as she incorporated her new title as Mrs. Ball on her dress hanger and shoes.  Love!!!!


Wedding Dress Hanger for the future Mrs. Ball

Nicole’s mom is helping her get into her dress!

Cute idea! Mrs. Ball inscribed on the bottom of the bride’s shoes!

The bride’s father escorting her down the aisle for the wedding ceremony!

A happy bride, Nicole smiles during their vows!

Exchanging wedding rings!

Such a romantic first kiss!

Oh, I love this shot as Robert helps hold Nicole’s dress up the stairway!

These two are so romantic!

Wedding Portrait in the beautiful Laguna Beach Sunset!

Beach and Paris themed decor details!

The two incorporated the Paris theme in their engagement portrait and wedding as this is where they were headed for their honeymoon after the wedding.

You can see photos from their engagement portrait at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, click here .

Sweetheart Table Sunset Shot

First Dance during the Sunset

Gorgeous Wedding Cake Gazebo decorated by An All Inclusive Event

The bride and groom smash some cake!

Wedding Ceremony & Reception Event Planning by: An All Inclusive Event

Laguna Beach Wedding | Robert+Nicole=Married2012-11-26T16:51:32-08:00
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