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DAVE AND NATALIE {NO LIGHT AND ONE LIGHT} – BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA.

So I have spent the last week up in the Blue Mountains here in Australia with a collective of amazing creatives. There is more to tell about this little adventure slash venture in the coming week or so but lets just say that I’m a tiny bit excited to share some new with you all. But, in the meantime, I thought I would share some pictures of the amazing Dave and Natalie who were one of two couples who came and hung out and allowed us to take some pictures of them to give our camera machines a little workout. (thats last sentence was too long, i know). So, basically, all of the other photographers that were there with me had some fun before hand with these guys then it was my turn, it started off just fine with the image above, but within anout 4 seconds (give or take) it was pitch black. I started by using the car headlights of the other legend couple Jgor and Sonia but eventually we had to set them free. After that we had a wander around in the fog with these two as well as my beautiful LED light holder Andrea Rose and we all had a bit of fun. More behind the story soon, hope you enjoy the piccy’s. Love Dan.

Myekie - So many thoughts entered my mind when viewing this post. I get a sense of Crewdson meets Close encounters. Just amazing work.

Hanneke - Wow!! This is awesome!!

Jonas Peterson - These are amazing, Dan.

Jack Chauvel - Eeeeeeeeeeeeerily awesome

Holmsie - goodness and joy all rolled into 1 bliss ball. x

JK Blackwell - It’s like watching a movie…!

matt smith - I really like that you have thought about an used alternate light as apposed to daylight. Awesome, love it!

Siobhan Byrne - These are so amazing Dan. Love them!

Linda Pangilinan - INSANE.

Vojkan - Outstanding!

nirav - Big guy! This is bomb buddy.

Sonja Sipala - Holy mother of wow.

Sachin Khona - Top notch Dan!

Luke Hayden - These are great man.

ethan - What light source did you use to make these?

PJ - totally cool!

ANTONELLA & ANDREA TIE THE KNOT IN MONACO THIS TIME – {PART TWO} // MONACO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

So here we are again, Day two of “Andrea and Antonella get married everywhere that is awesome in the world“. You may remember the first instalment from these two a couple of months ago when I blogged a few piccy’s from their ceremony just over the border in a beautiful little 13th century church in Italy the night before. If you missed it you can have a look here. Below are a few images to refresh your memory. Sit down and have a good scroll through for Andrea and Antonella’s day 2 celebration in Monaco. I guess the “pinch myself moment” came when myself, Antonella and Andrea were whisked across the river to the reception location in a luxury speedboat, champagne spilling everywhere with the twilight city lights of Monaco city behind us. I really do love my Job. Once again, a huge thank you to Aga Maru for travelling across from Ireland to second shoot these amazing two days with me.

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 {and this was where we last left Antonella and Andrea}

Let pick up from first thing the next morning, back across the border in Monaco. I hope you enjoy Day two of “Antonella and Andrea get married every that is awesome in the world”.

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Antony Turner - So worth the wait!

john benavente - always a pleasure Dan

Erica - amazing!

David Wickham - Man. That speed boat trip looked incredible! What a trip!

Jemima Phelps - Absolutely stunning wedding and images, Dan. I love how completely thrilled the bride looks! This has made my morning xx

Paige Jones - Wow! You really outdid yourself on this one. SO good.

Erik - Great pictures Dan!!!

Tasj Kremers - Stunning! I suppose you are getting there Danny. Yes definitely getting there x

Lauren - WOW. There are no words that adequately describe how lovely this wedding and these photos are. Amazing work Dan! x

Kim - Wow! Beautiful photos Dan’oday and an absolutely stunning place!

Ty - Feeling inspired and encouraged going through this series. Beautiful wedding. You nailed it, again :)

ed peers - This can’t be real…

Jack Chauvel - Dan.. this rocks my socks. One of your best yet.

Anya - Incredible as always when you post!

Olliveta - Oh Dan, I love love your photographs!!!

Stacy Squires Photography Christchurch - wow … what a wonderful wedding

Alyda - Too much awesome Danny. You are my fav!

Stephanie - What a treasure. Everything superlative that I can think of.

John Hope - Killer frames as always Dan!

Aga - I wanted to write you a sweet comment Dan, but I’m too busy writing a memoir entitled ‘Living the drea. 4 days in Monaco that changed my life forever’ and a song called ‘No words can decribe how talented Dan O’Day is’.

Big hugs Dan.

ARIANNE & KANE {BALI WEDDING} // A SHORT PREVIEW

In October I popped over to Bali, Indonesia to document Arianne and Kane’s wedding day. I am going to have to summons the appropriate amount of time and energy to dedicate to a blog post that will do their unbelievable wedding justice… But for now, I thought I would share a small preview of whats to come. Stay tuned for the full story in a few weeks!

Sotiris Stampoulidis - love your type of capturing the wedding moments

Luis Efigénio - Your work is amazing. Congrats

all the best from Portugal

Luis

James Frost - Oh boy! Killer frames my friend :)

Erica - so amazing. I NEEEEEEEED you to take photos of us!

Tyler - gorgeous, dude.

David Wickham - Amazing work as ever- creative, inspiring use of light and beautiful editing

ali - stunning. love these tones!

Tina - Oh my giddy Aunt. Stop it Dan O’Day!

alyda - excellent indeed mr o’day.

samm blake - good work danny boy!

Rachael - Maddness! There is so much awesome in this set of images, killing it!

Andrea Rose - Love this! Well played, sir. Beautiful.

john benavente - Dan, love your work, but you already know that!

Bianca Todd - Seriously?! This is awesome Mr O’Day- my favourite is the one with the petals x

Eric Ronald - I really like your photos.

Miriam - Stunning. That lighting where she was getting ready is to die for! So beautiful.

Ben Swinnerton - As always…just amazing!

David - Always amazing, Dan.

Mitch Pohl - STOP IT!!!!

Luke Hayden - This is insanely good!

Antony Turner - Amazing work Dan! I’m off to Bali in 2015 and the place looks amazing!

louie - MY EYES!!!!

Luke Chisholm - Man, this wedding is the bomb. So well captured!

Pretty Days - AMAZING Dan…

Priya Patel - Wow, amazing Dan! You’re crazy good.

Jesse Pafundi - Seriously?

Caitlin - Wonderful, as usual. Favorite image? The one where she’s on the stairs and he’s in the doorway – right above the lantern photo. OH I LOVE IT.

freedom - next level mr o’day!!! ;) wishing about now i could rewind time back to our bali wedding & time machine you there too to capture our day…incredible story telling!

Josie - These are bloody amazing!

Jarek Czachor - All shots are epic Dan O’Day, it was pleasure to see this :-)

Laura Babb - YESSSSSS! Awesome stuff.

Zosia - Oh man!! Those first few frames are just a goodness punch! I want more!

David - dude, awesome

Pretty Days - INCREDIBLE wedding…

HayleyLane - Wow….just….. WOW!

JK Blackwell - LOL – the last one got me!!

ALMA // - Love Bali…Love these frames Sir.

A FEW FRAMES WITH THE NEW PHASE / PHASE ONE IQ250 RELEASE

So a couple of months ago I had the huge honour of being contacted by Phase One Cameras, to be one of the first three photographers in the world to try out the new Phase One IQ250 medium format Digital system (released this week). So of course I said, “Yes, Phase One! I will happily take this camera off your hands and galavant around the country side with this beast and take pictures”. Medium format digital is next-level format for me so it was a pretty exciting experience.

It also allowed me to go to some of my favourite locations and use some industrial “man” equipment I have always wanted to use, like the cherry picker we rented to get the shot below! Man points. Nailed it. (Up next, mowing my front lawn with my shirt off while getting a tattoo on my neck)

I want to throw a huge shout out to my amazing couples who came along for the ride at the last minute, Marissa and Alex, founders of From The Owl and the amazing Brendan and Rose from A Bear, A Dear, and A Fox.

I’m excited to keep exploring this format as finally I can make prints bigger than my street!

Hope you enjoy the pics (and video below).

 

Click below video to see some of the behind the scenes from the 3 shoots responsible for the above frames!

john benavente - cant wait to see the tat. oh yeah, the medium format is pretty cool too :)

James Frost - So inspiring dude! I’d love to get my hands on one of them phase one bad boys!

Ilona - gorgeous work and film!

Madeline Druce - Wow! The detail is spectacular. Such great work Dan!

SHANE SHEPHERD - Crazy good brother. Great to see the results from those shoots.

Sarah Williams - So so beautiful Dan! x

nirav - 3 thumbs up.

Tina - always inspiring, i love the passion you have

Lexy Savvides - So beautiful as always, Dan! Loved the look at the Phase One too :)

Eric Ronald - Argh. Dan O’Day Phase One goodness. Nice!

Anna Tuner - LOVE

David - Oh, man. That first shot! Now I want a cherry picker.

Ryan Schembri - First shot is a killer mate! Awesome stuff, love the film

Trish - Enjoyed this immensely. Inspiring as always!

David Wickham - Oh man I want one.. absolutely beautiful images Dan, can’t wait to see more of your work with those bad boys

Andreas - beautiful Dan!

Melissa Mills - You always inspire me Dan, freaking awesome.

BEN SWINNERTON - check the detail. wow.

Daniela Liska - Muy lindas tomas!!

Katie - Dan! These are stunning. What an honor. It would be fine if you brought One to Field Trip.

Roger - Stunning words of you with the phase one video. Congratulations for your remarkable style.

Dana - i always love what you have to say. thanks for inspiring me again and again. so glad to see you doing so well ! xx

Danielle Stahl - Amazing work as always Dan… Love that little movie!!! No stronger marketing tool than video ;)

Oli - Maestro.

Hannah Nicole - Incredible! Your point of view is so strong. Enjoyed the videos as well. :)

marissa and alex - from the owl - Love it! man the Phase one is so awesome, would love to see a large print, the detail.

stephanie - you do it right. move me every time. loved the video too.

Johanna - Powerful. Thank you.

Autumn - That was seriously an inspiration to watch and the images are incredibly stunning. You rock my friend..

Matt Smith - Wow!!!! Clearly you’ll never look back to 35mm haha. What a great opportunity, congratulations.

Luisa Brimble - You are just downright incredible Mr Dan O’Day! Just absolutely in awe in everything that you do.

Jen and Luke light up the carriageworks, Sydney Australia

The amazing Luke and Jen… These guys are insane, designed everything themselves, Jen completely dominated her dress by design label LOVER  and they turned an empty warehouse space into one of the best venues I have seen. You can tell a lot about a couple by the people they surround themselves with. Getting to know some of the guests at this wedding and enjoying the incredibly heartfelt speeches, I was left with no doubt that I was dealing with some serious Grade A human beings. I hope you enjoy their story. – Also, a should out must go to the Ryoji Ikeda test pattern light installation that was being held at the Carraigeworks during the wedding. We couldn’t help but take a few moments to take a stroll over this amazing installation and collaborate to create a few unique portraits (scattered below). You can see more from this amazing wedding featured on HELLO MAY. Enjoy!

Lets take a step back about 4 hours

 

Lucy Spartalis - DAYUM.
Tremendous.
What a space!

Jakub - What a great location. Awesome photography!

jennifer armstrong - wow. All around awesome.

Rebecca - Wow! What an amazing space and stunning images

Nick - Yep. Cameras in the bin time again. Killer work Dan!

Ben Murphy - Great work my friend – really liked the reception photos. second last frame is dope!

Fiona - Bloody hell Dano! Incred xo

James Frost - Dude! That was bigger than my mums cooking! great work mang

Kelly - Brilliant!

Jules - WTF! Dan, these are insane… B&W shots are killing me!

Pedro Cardoso - Dan, this is insanely brilliant. Gorgeous pictures of a monumental wedding. I wish people here in Portugal would think the same way and be so open minded about the wedding venues.
Thank you for your work. It’s inspiring in so many ways.

Joe O'Daniels - Killed it man!! Always proud to share an O’ with you! :)

Brian Furbush - Hands down one of the best weddings I’ve ever seen. Amazing work.

Amy - These are incredible, you have a knack for seeing ‘that’ moment and still shooting it perfectly, time after time. Without a doubt the most inspirational wedding photographer for a newbie like me starting out. 10/10

Caitlin - INCREDIBLE – as per usual. That space just kills me – you get to shoot in the COOLEST places!

Iain - Hey Dan, absolutely stunning. BTW – you totally dominated the location.

Bettina Kingma - Amazing wedding Dan. Love the B&W’s so much.

john benavente - killer work as usual!

Eric Ronald - *gasp* off the hook

Priya - WOW. Just incredible Dan.

Luke Going - WEDDING OF THE YEAR!!!

JK Blackwell - Portraits at the installation did it for me. Love.

todd hunter mcgaw - ChoiceAZ bro!

Kristin Hallak - Wow, just wow… Dan. You are just all sorts of talented! Still one of my all time favs!

Kevan - Such a great set. Well done!

tim - wedding in Tron! that last frame is one of my favourite wedding photos

Jesse Pafundi - This is bananas. Incredible coverage, Dan.

Falcon - Ridiculously good! x

Jonathan - Incredible Dan, honestly your TOO GOOD!!

mitch - Damn.

Katie - visiting your site and finding a new blog post is like opening presents on Christmas morning:) amazing work! so inspiring!

Paul Keppel - Wow, what an amazing location for a wedding. I love it when people think outside the box for a location for there wedding. The black and whites with the bride and groom alone are truly amazing. :-)

Dinos Cottrell - Well a wedding like this one is like you won the lottery!Inspires photographers,but most important should inspire couples for their future wedding!Awesome!

Fiona - Your constant use of available light consistently blows me away. I am never dissapointed when I stop by here. Beautifully shot.

Matt Smith - That is such an epic venue to say the very least! And fortunate given the weather conditions! I love the Black and White frames in the wedding, well done, your truly blessed with with amazing couples mate.

HayleyLane - What an amazing space for a wedding! These photos are breathtaking <3

chelsea parsons - space… photos… dress… oh my. well done Dan

HELLO MAY AND DAN O’DAY TOGETHER ON THE COVER… WHAT A LOVELY DAY ? #SORRY

I’m really sorry about that blog title. I just felt like I wanted to tie Hello May and my name together, as they rhymed. I’m sure I will regret this decision as soon as I hit post. Either way, needless to say, Im as happy as Larry to have the cover of Hello May (this is horrible, it’s like I can’t stop myself).

Anyway, if you are still reading, thank you. Hello May is an amazing wedding publication (and blog) with a super amount of awesomeness amongst it’s spreads. When I was approached by the legendary founder of Hello May (Sophie) to feature Yvonne and Boruch’s wedding in the pages of the (now current) issue, I was very happy, and of course, impressed with her choice of this particular wedding. The reason being, this wedding was extremely high on emotion, energy, dirty black and whites, and general crazy, messy, beauty, food, song, style all over the walls, cloths, tables and doors. In my opinion, it was the perfect wedding. And thankfully Sophie saw the potential in this beautiful celebration as well. Then, when Sophie told me that our beautiful (barefoot) bride and (killer kicks) groom where a hot ticket for the cover, I played it pretty cool but I was secretly very excited. 

If you would like to see the full blog post of Yvonne and Boruch’s amazing wedding day, click here.

Please support Hello May by heading over to check out the HELLO MAY BLOG HERE and the FACEBOOK PAGE HERE. This is a publication that I would love to see in stores for a long time to come. Pick up a copy at your local newsagent or online HERE.

Lisa - Total awesomeness…(even with the rhymes)! Congrats! Your photos are more than deserving of being published!

Antony Turner - What a unique publication, very stylish. Well done fella

Holmsie - You are the man, Dan. As always, so well done.

James - Nice work hombre.

Darryn - Awesome great work :)

Jaye Cole | Tux & Tales Photography - Dude, these are amazing!

HayleyLane - Great feature, looks awesome :)