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Nieuport 17 | A Unique Dining Experience in OC

Jeff and I have lived in the Tustin and Orange areas for about 10 years now.  We have driven up and down Newport Boulevard in Tustin hundreds of times and have always wondered about the Ivy covered building called Nieuport 17.  We have always wanted to check out the restaurant, but never seemed to find the time.  Well, recently the mystery has been solved as  Nieuport 17 hosted our Orange County Blog Crush group this month.


Tustin’s Nieuport 17 Restaurant is a local restaurant serving premiere steak, seafood and cocktails.


Walking into the Aviation themed spot, I felt like I was walking into another time.  The walls were covered with photos and such of aviation history.  Owner Bill Bettis shared with us his story of opening his restaurant and told us the background of  Nieuport 17.  He named his restaurant after a World War 1 airplane.  Many of you may not know, but Tustin used have a large military base in their city, so famous Pilots and Officers used to flock to this restaurant for dining and cocktails.


Lobby of Nieuport 17 Restaurant


Neiuport 17 is filled with grand decor including the Antler Chandeliers


Nieuport 17 Dining Room


Executive Chef Marco Colin served several fantastic specialties including a

Goat Cheese, Pecan and Fig Appetizer (They were divine)


Not only does Nieuport 17 have fabulous food and a wonderful dining experience, but each evening they have live entertainment in the Barnstormers Bar.  Jeff and I loved this.  We sat by the fireplace in the tufted sofa and listened to the piano player.  The best part was we sipped some of our favorite classic cocktails.  I enjoyed a Pimm’s Cup (or two) and Jeff, an Old Fashioned.  We totally loved our experience and the service was impeccable.  We just may have found a new spot to dine or just sit and enjoy a cocktail when we need a break.


Nieuport 17 is located at:  13051 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA 92780



Nieuport 17 | A Unique Dining Experience in OC2011-04-26T11:38:56-07:00

Sipper’s take #3 Spot for 2011 Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer

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We are so excited to announce that Sipper Photography has been voted Top 5 My FoxLA Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer.  This is our 3rd year in a row we have been voted the best when it comes to your wedding photography and we want to say… THANKS!  We are ranked #3 for the 2011 contest and it continues to show that we love what we do!  We are so proud to be a part of such a wonderful community in Orange County and have wonderful clients here and beyond.

We want to thank everyone who voted for us.  Your love+support of us and our business makes us so proud.  We will continue to do the very best job we can capturing the moments in your life. Our clients are the best!   If you are a newly engaged couple and planning your wedding, we would love for you to consider Sipper Photography.  We invite you to stop by and get to know a little more info about Jeff and I,  About Us and Our Style!  Also, to see more of our wedding photography go to our Engagement and Wedding galleries to see more of our work.

Again, our sincere thanks to all!  J+D




Sipper’s take #3 Spot for 2011 Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer2011-04-04T13:18:05-07:00

J+D Baseball Style

What a gorgeous day for the opening day of baseball.  The sun is shining and it feels like a hot summer day.  It is  a good day at that since the Yankees already won their game opener!   (That one’s for you my dear hubby)

I have always loved Yankee baseball ever since I was a kid.  The Yanks were my dads favorite team so I spent many dates with him at the games.  I guess that is why I love it so much because it reminds me of my dad and all of the good times we shared!  Baseball is a past time that brings families & friends together.  We love going to the Angels Baseball games every year and it is so nice that we live so close to the stadium.  The Yankees vs Angels is still a loving rivalry between my husband Jeff and I.  We have been married almost 10 years and I still don’t understand why he just won’t give in and become a Yankee fan.  LOL

Despite the baseball rivalry between my hubby and I, this is a great time of year.  When baseball comes around that means Spring is here and we are Summer bound.  This time of year just makes me feel more energized and ready to take on the world.  I can’t wait for our first game, I will be cheering on the Angels for this one because they won’t be playing my Yanks, so at least Jeff and I can just eat our hot dogs in peace!

In the spirit of the day, I thought I would share this photo of a lovely couple that we shot at Angel Stadium during last years baseball season.  Here they are… The Sipper’s!  It was Angel Snuggie night, can’t you tell?  And we had to get a photo of us modeling our cool attire!  Well, maybe we will run into you at a game this year.  In the meantime, enjoy the season.  Cheers+Love, J+D




J+D Baseball Style2011-03-31T16:15:26-07:00

Baby Sofia = All we need is Love! | Orange County Baby Photographer

Happy Friday to all.  The sun is shining this afternoon and I realized I felt the urge to write a blog because I am thankful for so many things.  It has been a great week.  Jeff and I welcomed our new niece into the world yesterday morning, so I am a proud Auntie once again.  A BIG Congratulations to my sister-in-law Jennifer and our fave brother-in-law Andy on their new baby girl Kelsey.  My niece Emmi is now a Big Sister too!  I can’t wait to see them all and hold my new little niece.  I am sure Baby Kelsey will appear at the blog soon, so stay tuned. Until then, I am thankful for my family…I love you guys!

For today I will share with you another baby.  Yet another thing I am thankful for, which is what I do.  Being a photographer I get to share these special moments with my clients all of the time as their new little ones enter the world.  I am so proud to be a part of your lives, it truly is an honor to photograph these first moments in your child’s life.  Here is Baby Sofia and her family, enjoy the photos.

Cheers+Love to all, J+D


Cute little one in pink!



Baby Sofie in her dad’s arms with his Marine Uniform on.

I love it when I am approached to do something different.

Here dad asked if we could somehow do a shot of him holding her with just his uniform showing.

I was so moved by this photo since I saw it appear on the back of the camera.


Here are her little feet too!



Baby Sofie’s Big Sister’s! Such cute little girls…I am so thankful for my sisters.  Nothing but Love!



All we need is Love!












Baby Sofia = All we need is Love! | Orange County Baby Photographer2011-03-25T17:10:29-07:00

Published! Orange Coast Magazine

Now that the Daylight Saving time change is upon us, it’s time for bike racing at the Great Park in Irvine to start back up again.  I haven’t been out there this year yet, but I spent quite a few Thursday nights photographing the races for fun, and for pictures to feature on the Orange County Daily Photo blog that I contribute to.  I was pretty surprised when I got an email from Orange Coast magazine a few months ago asking if they could feature one of the pictures I shot last year.  Sure, I said.  Always nice to get published!  This issue is out on the newsstands now for a few more weeks.  I suggest you go out and grab one!

I’ll even sign it for you, if you catch me in person! 🙂



Orange Coast Magazine, Irvine Great Park bike races

Orange Coast Magazine



Published! Orange Coast Magazine2011-03-18T15:43:35-07:00

Published! Broughton Quarterly

We are so excited to be in Broughton Quarterly again!  We just love the Broughton Family and their properties.  Jeff and I have had the pleasure of staying at the Wine Valley Inn in Solvang (we love the wine country), The Morgan in San Simeon (near Hearst Castle) and The Andreas in Palm Springs.  All of these hotels are in California and just a short drive from Orange County.  If you are looking for a weekend getaway to relax in a wonderful boutique hotel, then check them out at Broughton Hospitality.   They also have properties in Arizona, Chicago and Bali.  Yes, Indonesia… I hope my next assignment is there, so exotic!

In this issue, I photographed artist, Penelope Krebs and her story made the cover!  It is so much fun to travel to different places and meet new people to photograph.  I love my job! A big thanks to Penny for sharing her art+life with us.

If you would like to view the full issue of Broughton Quarterly’s Winter 2011 magazine online, Click Here .  You can also subscribe to receive a hard copy and learn more about the Broughton Family.  Enjoy the photos!  J+D

To See some more of Penelope’s work go to her website at penelopekrebs.com .

Published! Broughton Quarterly2011-03-09T16:37:01-07:00

MyFoxLA Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer

We are asking for your vote again this year as we have been nominated once again for the MyFoxLA Best of OC Wedding Photographer 2011. We have been in the Top 5 for two consecutive years in a row for 2009 and 2010, so currently we hold the title of “Top 5 Best of OC Wedding Photographer in 2010”.  We want to defend our title, please help by voting today!

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Voting is easy!  It will only take a few minutes and it would be greatly appreciated!

Follow these easy steps to cast your vote now!

Go to our profile link:


  • Click on yellow button that says “Vote for Us”
  • Register to vote by filling in your name, email info, etc. *You will not receive spam!!!!! A confirmation email is sent out, then no other emails will be sent unless you sign up for updates!
  • A screen will then pop up that says “You’re about to Vote” please make sure “Best of Wedding Photographer” is selected and if you have a Twitter or Facebook, please highlight those boxes to share with your friends.
  • Click Yellow “Register and Vote” button
  • If you have time to leave us some love under the recommendations, if not your vote is most important!
  • Voting Ends on March 18th!

Thanks so much for supporting Sipper Photography… You’re the best!

p.s. Mention that you voted for us in the MyFox LA 2011 the next time we shoot a portrait session for you and we will give you an 8×10 print for FREE as a Thank You! ($32 value).  Must book a one hour portrait session with Sipper Photography to receive this offer.  (Engagement, Family, Children, Maternity & Newborn sessions available).  Offer expires 12/31/11.

MyFoxLA Best of Orange County Wedding Photographer2011-02-01T14:36:22-07:00

Tempe Arizona Bridge at Night!

Happy Friday!  Does anyone have anything fun planned this weekend?  I have been meaning to share this shot for some time now, it was from our travels to Arizona a few months ago.  We were heading to the Phoenix airport that night to pick up the hubby, so he could join us for the weekend.  As we were waiting for his flight to come in my sister Gloria and her boyfriend Jeremiah drove me over the Tempe Bridge.  I had been meaning to take a shot of this bridge for sometime now and here was my chance.  At night, it was even better!

Tempe Arizona Bridge At Night

Tempe Arizona Bridge at Night
Photo By: Dana Sipper, October 2010

Tempe Arizona Bridge at Night!2011-04-26T16:44:33-07:00

Happy 2nd Birthday Emmi!

It’s New Year’s Eve! We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday.  Wishing you all a very Happy New Year too!  On this New Year’s Eve we would also like to wish our niece Emmi a Happy 2nd Birthday!  She is growing up so fast.  It’s hard to believe that this little girl is already two years old.  I am not biased at all, but she is just as cute as can be.

Happy Birthday Emmi!

We love you,
Uncle Jeff+Auntie Bah Bah

Happy 2nd Birthday Emmi!2010-12-29T08:33:34-07:00

Happy Birthday to my Dear Husband Jeff!

Today is my dear husband Jeff’s birthday and I wanna take a moment to dote on him a bit on his special day!  I really am one lucky gal, because everyday I get to share my life with this man.  He truly means the world to me and I can’t thank him enough for everything he does to make my life better.  You can’t always tell, but Jeff is a character sometimes, he makes me laugh!  He has this amazing ability to always see the positive and tries not to let things get him down. I don’t know what I would do without him, he is my love and my strength!

I feel so blessed to have him by my side.  We both agree that what makes our relationship work, is that we are each others best friend!  Every year passes so quickly.  It amazes me that we have been married for 9 years, have a home, a dog and run a business together.  There is no one else I would rather share all this with.  Besides sharing our passion for photography, we both love to travel!  We love to explore, eat the local food and just have fun wherever we go.  I took this shot of Jeff on the bus in San Francisco a few weeks ago when we set off on a day excursion to explore the city.  When I saw it on the back of the camera, I fell in love all over again.  I love this photo of Jeff, there is great light, atmosphere and above all a great smile on him. He just looks happy!  That happiness is what I wish for him always.  I am looking forward to what life and our travels bring in 2011, the best thing is that I get to share them with my hubby!

I love this man!
Have a wonderful day, Jeff.  Wishing you all the best today and all year long.  Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my Dear Husband Jeff!2010-12-28T17:52:41-07:00
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