/Los Angeles Wedding

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+00:00

Los Angeles Arboretum Wedding | Danny + Sheri = Married

The Los Angeles Arboretum is a beautiful spot for a wedding!  Here Danny and Sheri were married on the great lawn in front of the Queen Anne Cottage.  This is the house that is featured in the opening scene of the show Fantasy Island!  The couple did a Hawaiian theme wedding style with a peacock feather color scheme.  It turned out so nice.  Looking back at the photos, it actually looked as if we were in Hawaii for this one.  A big congratulations to Danny and Sheri!  Thanks for having us share this wonderful day with you.

Cheers + Love,


Danny and Sheri’s first look in the Rose Garden at the LA Arboretum

Our bride, Sheri by the waterfall at the LA Arboretum

Danny, the groom by the waterfall

Wedding Ceremony at the LA Arboretum.  This shot was during the couples vows, the groom said his on bended knee.
What a fabulous moment!

Just Married!

Shot of the couple at the Queen Anne Cottage.
Featured on the TV show Fantasy Island!

Gorgeous Peacock theme colors for the reception!

Los Angeles Arboretum Wedding | Danny + Sheri = Married2013-10-09T17:57:07+00:00

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sipper Photography

Wishing you A Happy Valentine’s Day!


True Love is in the Air!

If you got engaged this Valentine’s Day, Sipper Photography would LOVE to take your Engagement Photos.
Stop by and visit our Engagement and Wedding Galleries at SipperPhotography.com

“The Two of Us, Capture the Two of You”
Jeff and Dana Sipper, Orange County Husband and Wife Photography Team!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sipper Photography2012-02-07T18:51:19+00:00

New Orleans Where Y’At Magazine: Wedding Article Feature

For those of you who know us, you know that we LOVE New Orleans! Both Jeff and I have traveled to NOLA on several occasions as we just love that city.  We were just there in October eating some jambalaya and drinking hurricanes, as well as exploring the French Quarter.  This trip we also took a ride out to the beautiful Oak Alley Plantation and saw many other fabulous plantations along the way.  These are such great locations for Weddings in and around the New Orleans area.  One of the hot spots for weddings this past October was in Jackson Square and in the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter.   What a great back drop to say your I-do’s and do your wedding photography.  Then there is nothing better than after the ceremony when the Treme Brass Band rolls up to start a second line for the couple as they dance and celebrate through the famous streets of the French Quarter including Bourbon Street! We actually joined a few second lines this time as we LOVE that New Orleans Jazz and of course LOVE anything weddings!

With our love for New Orleans and Weddings, one of our goal’s for 2012 is to get there for more weddings this year!  With this goal in mind we were so excited to have been quoted in a recent magazine article about New Orleans Weddings.  Where Y’At Magazine is a local New Orleans publication that recently featured an article about wedding trends in their January 2012 issue.  The local writer, Tyler Lott who is a New Orleans native reached out to us as she wanted our perspective from what we see with wedding trends in Southern California and how they coincide with the trends in New Orleans.  You can see the entire article online at Where Y’At magazine.  In the meantime, look here…it’s The Sipper’s and we are so excited to be a part of New Orleans Weddings too.


January 2012 cover of Where Y’at Magazine

Sipper Photography is quoted twice in the New Orleans Wedding Article: The Many Ways to Say “I do”

So excited that our quote about wedding trends was chosen out of the article for the pull quote.

For further info on having Sipper Photography shoot your wedding in New Orleans, please visit our website.

A Simple+Modern+Casual husband and wife photography team that Loves Weddings and New Orleans even more…

New Orleans Where Y’At Magazine: Wedding Article Feature2012-01-24T18:28:36+00:00

Los Angeles Arboretum Wedding | Stevie+Jaime = Married

Today we have a very special couple to share with you.  Recently, my friend Carolyn, who is a minister for So Cal Officiant referred us to Stevie and Jaime as they needed a photographer for their private wedding ceremony at the Los Angeles County Arboretum.  It was a Wednesday morning that I got the call from Carolyn letting me know she gave the couple our information for their ceremony on Sunday.  Short notice I thought, but when I spoke to Stevie on that Friday morning he mentioned he was a touring musician and had a break in his schedule, so they wanted to have their wedding ceremony.  Turns out that Stevie is the lead guitarist for the band Buckcherry and he wanted us to shoot his wedding.

We love the small, intimate wedding ceremonies and this truly was an amazing one to be a part of.  Jeff and I signed the couple’s marriage license as we not only photographed their vows, but were their official witnesses to them.

Carolyn performed a fabulous ceremony for the couple, I love, love, love her.  She has such a passion for performing weddings!  It truly was a pleasure to work with her.  If you are a bride or groom in the Orange County or Los Angeles area and are looking for an officiant-minister for your wedding ceremony, please contact Carolyn.

After the wedding ceremony we had the opportunity to capture some awesome moments between Stevie and Jamie.  I can truly say that they rocked it!  Afterwards we had lunch with the couple and since then even had the opportunity to see Stevie perform with Buckcherry as they played recently at the Verizon Amphitheater in Irvine.

Thanks so much Stevie and Jamie for sharing this special day with us.

All the best to you both!


Pre-Ceremony Shot of the couple…LOVE the moment!


 Jaime is a gorgeous bride!

 Our groom, Stevie D

Stevie is also a photographer.  He shoots a lot when he is on tour of the band, people and places he goes.

We thought this was a fun shot of him photographing his bride-to-be.

You can see Stevie’s work at: StevieDacanay.com

 Carolyn officiating the ceremony!

 Garden View at the Los Angeles County Arboretum


 Mr.+Mrs… great moment!






Los Angeles Arboretum Wedding | Stevie+Jaime = Married2011-10-18T11:08:24+00:00

Sportsmen’s Lodge Studio City Wedding | Martoinne+Rhea=Married

Well, this post is a little behind as we also traveled back East to Pennsylvania in June to shoot a wedding.  The last two weeks we have been playing some catch up, but are so excited to share with you photos from Martoinne and Rhea’s wedding that took place on June 5, 2011 at the Sportmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA.  We had a wonderful couple and a fabulous venue, so the photo opportunities were great.  The Sportsmen’s Lodge has a beautiful garden ceremony location and this is where the two said their I-do’s.  When we met Marty and Rhea at our initial consult we instantly clicked with them and it made for a great capture on their day.  Rhea really liked the fact that we were a married photography couple and I think that shines through here.

The two met at church where two of Martoinne’s cousins introduced them.  After being a couple for 2 years, he proposed to Rhea at the Manhattan Beach Pier and she said Yes!!!!  These two are a young couple that knew they wanted to be together forever!  We could totally see this love as I teared up on a few occasions during their ceremony.  It all started with Marty singing to Rhea as she walked down the aisle, such a priceless moment.  He also sang part of his vows to her.  How Romantic?????


A Grand Entrance for the bride as her father waits to walk her down the aisle!


A surprised Rhea as Marty sings to his bride as she walks down the aisle!  He sang “So High” by John Legend

A traditional Jumping of the Broom was done by this couple!









 Congratulations Martoinne and Rhea!  Best Wishes for a long and happy marriage, it was a pleasure working with you both!  Now let’s dance!

Cheers+Love, J+D

Venue: Sportsmen’s Lodge, Studio City, CA
Cake by: Delicious Bakery, Northridge, CA
DJ Services by: J&M Entertainment
Photography by: Sipper Photography

Sportsmen’s Lodge Studio City Wedding | Martoinne+Rhea=Married2011-08-07T17:41:56+00:00

Los Angeles Wedding Photographer | Brandon+Crystal=Married

Brandon and Crystal were married a year ago this past April.  They celebrated their one year anniversary with an official wedding reception with all of their friends and family together and we got to be a part of it.  We had met Crystal shortly before she got married last year and from the first time I met her, we clicked.  She was so excited about our photography from the first time she looked at our photos in one of our books at an event.  I loved her energy immediately and wanted to work with her!  It was a wonderful day when we finally got to work together and meet her fabulous husband Brandon.  Her Aunt was so gracious to host their wedding reception at her Los Angeles home.  It turned out beautiful!  Here they are…cheers to you both! J+D













All of the details by Kimberly Clark of drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.




A photo of the ladies with our bride Crystal!  It was a pleasure working with all of you!

Dana Sipper of Sipper Photography, Crystal our Bride and Kimberly Clark of drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.


Cake By: Cake by Ron
Cake Design by:  drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.
Catering By: Coley’s Caribbean Catering
Details By: Wedding and Event Producer: drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.
DJ: DJ Moon Baby
Flowers By: drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.
Hair By: Hair by Jeanette
Make-Up By: Making Faces Keesh
Photography By: Sipper Photography





Los Angeles Wedding Photographer | Brandon+Crystal=Married2011-08-07T17:43:48+00:00

H.White Special Events | The London West Hollywood

Summer is fast approaching and for all of you brides planning a Summer 2011 wedding I thought I would share some ideas for your reception table centerpieces.  Recently, I attended The Wedding Salon Event at The London West Hollywood Hotel and had the opportunity to work with Hylah White of H. White Special Events.  Hylah and her team designed this beautiful table scape to showcase at the event including a gorgeous high branch centerpiece with crystals and orchids.  This summer’s trend for table centerpieces are Nature themed with lots of tall branches and this is a great example of just that.  With an added teal textured linen this centerpiece really popped off the table!

Hope you enjoy the ideas ladies. Happy Wedding Planning! Best, Dana


Table Design by: Hylah White, Owner of H. White Special Events


Details of Table including globes with Orchids inside!


Chair Cover Design by H. White Special Events

Linen’s Provided By: Designer Speciality Linens

Florals by: Butterfly Floral & Event Design



H.White Special Events | The London West Hollywood2011-08-07T17:44:50+00:00

Trash the Dress or Drez the Dress? | Los Angeles Wedding Photography

Getting married is one of the most magnificent days in your life.  Yes, it takes a lot of planning to make this day happen, but when you finally get there it is all you ever dreamed of.  Face it ladies we were all young girls once who dreamed of our wedding dress and someday walking down the aisle to meet our true love.  When we got there, we said, “I do!”  It was the most amazing day shared with family, friends and the love of your life.  Thankfully you took your wedding photos, so you can remember that day always.

I remember the day after my wedding, the hair came down and I thought, I am someone’s wife!  One of the first things in order was to preserve my dress.  I wanted to save it, so off to the cleaner’s it went.  About a week later my dress was clean and all boxed up and ready to tuck away in the closet.  Yes, all of that money spent, worn only for one day and only a hope that someday it will come out again!  Well, Jeff and I got married almost 10 years ago.  Yes, the 10th wedding anniversary is coming up in August, I can’t wait!  At that time, that is what we did with our wedding dress.

Today, brides still box up their dresses after the wedding, but times have changed and now we do Trash the Dress sessions.  What is a trash the dress session?   Well, some literally trash the dress by taking your gown in a scene out of the ordinary.  The bride will drag the dress,  get it wet or even dirty all in the name of art.  Others will just have a relaxed shoot after the wedding in their gown…something fun, artistic and it is just another chance to wear that fabulous dress and look pretty.

Recently, I came across this new idea for an after wedding shoot when  I was asked to do a Drez the Dress shoot.  Here a wedding dress was transformed into a beautiful floral art design by Kimberly Clark of drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co with all flowers provided by Design Floral Art Studio.

Here the bridal gown turns into a couture piece of art!

I loved doing the shoot, there was so much room for creativity, we could do something totally different then what we may do photographing a wedding day.  The idea behind the Drez the Dress shoot is that you take your dress and transform it into a piece of art for photos, then have the dress with flowers included freeze dried and framed or maybe draped on a dress form as decor in your home.  Along with that all of the fun shots from the shoot!  Here are some shots featuring a Drez the Dress shoot.   Enjoy!

Styling, Design and Production By: drezrehersal Event Planning & Lifestyle Co.

Drez the Event Make-Up & Hair By: Keesh Winkler-Smith & Jeannette Mitchell

Drez the Event Model: Chanel Ritchie

All Photography By: Sipper Photography

Trash the Dress or Drez the Dress? | Los Angeles Wedding Photography2011-08-07T17:46:02+00:00
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