My Aha Moment Video

Recently, I was asked to participate in the 2015 Aha Moment Tour by Mutual of Omaha.  This was the opportunity to sit down and just say a few words about my business and why I started Sipper Photography.  It was a moment to reflect on my life, that I am so thankful for.

In the last year or so, I have stopped and said to my husband Jeff, that I started “Something from Nothing” with our photography business.  In this moment, I felt proud to be an entrepreneur and photographer.  After 10 years of working in the photo industry for other people, as well as a couple of years in the interior design and marketing fields, I finally took my last steady pay check and went out on my own.  My mom loaned us a $1,000.00 dollars when we decided to do this and somehow we have been going ever since.  Til this day, my mom is my biggest fan!!

I put all of the knowledge of managing businesses in the past with my photography passion and followed my dream.  It was hard. I had to grow this business from the ground up and I made it happen with a brand that I am proud of, that attracts clients, a product of high quality and memories that last a lifetime.  To challenge myself even further, I did it starting in 2008 in some of the toughest economic times we have experienced, but it was all happening slowly but surely.  Sometimes, it is still hard as the work is not always steady, but that is when I have to just enjoy the down time and recharge for the busy time.  It’s all good because I am doing what I love and it’s for me and my family.   It makes me feel an immense sense of satisfaction with what I do.  I am a part of other peoples events in their lives as I photograph them and make memories for them. It even brings success to other businesses as I help market them with my images.

I couldn’t of done this without the love, support and partnership from Jeff Sipper, my husband.  We shoot a lot together and it is such a pleasure to be able to work with the man I married.  We make a great team and having dual knowledge in the photo industry is such a great service to our clients.

Jeff and I now have our son Hudson, who is 2 years old.  Now that I own my business it gives me the freedom to be his mommy.  I get to work from home, go on my shoots and then take him to the local zoo during the week or other fun stuff when I’m not working.  It’s great, everything I ever dreamed of.

Thank you to all of our family, friends and clients who have supported us throughout the years.  It means a lot to us!

Sometimes in life, you have to take a chance.  You can’t wait for dreams to happen, you have to make them happen.

Thank you for hearing my story!

Dana Sipper





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My Aha Moment Video2015-06-09T14:18:16-07:00

Wedding Slideshow | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Happy New Year!  We are so excited for 2011 and all of the new moments we will document this year.  Congratulations to all of the couples who recently got engaged this holiday season.  This is such an exciting time for you both, enjoy every minute of it!   We compiled several highlights from our 2010 wedding photography season and want to share the LOVE with you as you begin to plan your upcoming wedding!

Our sincere thanks goes out to all of the brides and grooms who shared their special day with us this last year.  It was an honor and privilege to photograph your wedding day and be a part of your lives.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  This one is for you too.

Cheers+Love to you all! J+D

“The two of us, capture the two of you.”

Sipper Photography is a husband and wife photography team based in Orange County, CA that specializes in Weddings, Portraits and Events.  We love to travel, so destination weddings are available too.  If you would like further info on our wedding photography packages, please contact us at 714.348.0630 or email us at: info@sipperphotography.com.  We look forward to hearing from you…happy wedding planning!

Wedding Slideshow | Orange County Wedding Photographer2011-08-07T17:46:56-07:00

Best of 2009 Couples+Weddings | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Thanks to all of you for sharing your moments with us! Cheers, J+D

Now Booking 2010 Weddings! For More Information on our wedding photography services, please contact us at 714.348.0630 or email us at: info@sipperphotography.com

Best of 2009 Couples+Weddings | Orange County Wedding Photographer2010-07-13T20:00:21-07:00

J+D Bridal Portrait Style- Part II Orange County Wedding Photography

Happy Wednesday Everyone! What is new in your world? Anything  fun or exciting? We are excited about our upcoming destination wedding to Minnesota. Our friend David Equire, also co-host of Camera Dojo recommended us to a fabulous couple Tony+Annie who will be getting married in September. They are having their reception at the Chalet of a local Ski Resort, it sounds so cool. We can’t wait to share this special day with the two of them, they are such a fun-loving couple! Congratulations to you both…and we will see you in September!

Last week we did 3 shoots for Broughton Quarterly, this is our 3rd issue in which Sipper Photography has contributed. We just love working with the Broughton’s everyone is always so nice and their hotels are stunning. If anyone is looking to take a trip this summer, check out the Broughton properties, they have several boutique hotels all over California, Chicago, and Bali Indonesia (would love to shoot there). We have visited the The Andres in Palm Springs, The Wine Valley Inn in Solvang and The Georgian Hotel up in Santa Monica, and we highly recommend all of them for your next getaway.

If you need a little getaway each day, here is one for you! Jeff was invited to participate in a fun new blog called OC Daily Photo. He will be submitting a photo each week that will post on Saturday’s. The idea behind it is to just show interesting things that go on in Orange County, CA and share it with everyone. There are some fun images on the site, so check it out when you get a chance!

So, things have been a little busy as usual, but we have made time for a few glasses (or bottles) of wine in the mix of things because you must keep your priorities in check! Right?

Well, we finally got our Bridal Portrait video up for all of you too! Our recent shoot with Lori, Kylee & Richelle was such a success that we just had too many favorites. We decided to make up a slideshow of some of the other images, it even shows Hair by Kylee at work doing some make-up. We also found some awesome music to go with it too! Our close friend in Nasville, Jayne Nelsen was so kind to let us a use a song from her album “No Regrets”. You must check out her music and see what she is up to at JayneNelsen.com. I know she is about to go out on another radio tour this month to promote her album and we wish her lots of luck! Be sure to request her single “What it Really Is” at your local country music station if you like what you hear. We wish her much success with her career, she truly is a talented artist.

I feel so honored to be present with this cast of very talented women. Thank you so much to all of you!


Hair+Make-Up by Stylist: Kylee House 949.433.1279

Floral Design by: The Flower Girl

Music by: Jayne Nelsen, Album “No Regrets” Song “Leave the Light On”

J+D Bridal Portrait Style- Part II Orange County Wedding Photography2010-07-13T20:01:10-07:00