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Amy & Julian win a gold at the wedding olympics {if there were a wedding olympics}

Back in August of 2011 you may remember I posted Amy & Julian’s Forever Session here . I had a hunch then that this day (their wedding day) was going to be something special. Amy and Jules, love you guys. Thank you for bringing me into your world.

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Melissa Ellis - The photos are amazing. The bride and groom look so happy and you can just tell they are having the best day ever. Beautiful storyboard of photos. Loved everything about this post.

tim coulson - two of the most beautiful human beings in the history of planet earth. amazing job, dan. you’re like, awesome.

jason curescu - Woooah. You killed it! Amazing job!!

Scout - so awesome. great shots. cute couple. fun bridal party.

and the locations…..bam!!

love this.

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Joyce Alexander - Holy smokes. I was so excited to see this wedding and the story behind, it after seeing their engagement shoot, but man-oh-man. The shot of them standing in the warehouse window looks like they’re on the edge of a universe. They’re style + your mad photo skills makes this one of my new favorites.Speechless.

Ms GIngham - Love everything about this wedding! I feel like I’ve gotten to know Julian and Amy through their wedding planning adventures. So awesome to see it all come together.

marina - Dan O’Day. These. Are. BEST.

Phill - Man, it’s got concrete, and art, and it’s so staggeringly, utterly beautiful.

Michael Wachniak - Un. Real. Dude. Amazing.

joanna brown - Errrrr….. beyond beyond! You have totally blown me away with these think this is the best I have EVER EVER seen. Hats off to you and then some. True artist. x

chris prestidge - beautifully works of art beginning to end – well done dan – gold stars.

john benavente - another level brother, hats off to you

ALMA - Jezzz Dan!! Seriously!? Seriously?!!!

bruidsfotograaf - Wow, wish I was one of the guests! Looks like a lot of fun!

Michelle grainger - Absolute perfection on all accounts. Very inspiring photography!

matthew morgan - i love it. so inspirational on so many levels. thanks for the eyeful.

Cam - Epic……..

Nicholas pitt - Dude i love your work its amazing, the editing is so insane as well ….I cant wait for my next wedding now , so pumped

Justin - If there were wedding photographer Olympics you’d be winning Mr. Day. So damned good. Samm better make a freaking awesome post tomorrow morning. :)

Cinzia - There’s a magic atmosphere! uau!

pobke - it is a biggen… but a freaking AWESOME biggen!!! :) GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Kim Selby - These are absolutely incredible! Love everything about these photos and this wedding.

jazzy - Such a beautiful wedding. Sooo many happy big smiles :D x

Anya - You blew me away with their engagement shoot and these are just so much more. Gold.

Janet Palmer - oozing of awesome as always… love ya work Dan

Kirsty Aksentiew - Holy batman Dan you are the Man

Mr.Myekie - Dude! I’m speechless. Your work re-defines my definition of wedding photography. I don’t know if I’m inspired or destroyed! Great work Dan.

Leo Prestia - Wow this is wonderful magic fairy dust! Well done Dan!

pen - Oh my, words fail me. This is incredible. INCREDIBLE! Awesome and inspiring work.

Jonathan Wherrett - mad style + mad skillz = wedding gold! Amazing Dan.

Jakob - Dude, this is seriously amazing.

Michelle Dupont - Yep – you totally rocked it Dan!

Tim - Wow, looks like an amazing wedding, or was it just the fantastic photography? LOL

Hi-Fi Weddings - holy moly this is perfection! i would love love love to feature this on hi-fi weddings if you’re interested and if amy and julian want to share the music choices from the day :)

SO wonderful!

xo – Ashley

jessica - Wowsers!! This is an ace wedding, captured with such thought and skill. Congrats to the gorgeous couple!! xxj

Kimberly - Awesomeness times infinity.

michelle - oh yeah. that is all.

Jonas Peterson - Legendary.

Thommo - You blow minds dude! Epic as usual

AmyPunky Photography - Oh my god this is so good!!! Gorgeous images!!!
You rock!
Emilie

Derek Ho - amazing wedding photography!! Love it! Especially the little iggy waiting at the door *pic 2* :))

Tanya Love - Holy crap! beyond awesome Dan!

el - Oh Dan, you are amazing……

Kell Bell - It is the best x

Mark - Cool wedding!! The brides’ smile is infectious. Awesomely captured too.

Peta - Absolutely INCREDIBLE series Dan! WOW.

jason starr - A rock and roll wedding by a rock and roll photog!

Tenielle - Full steam ahead. You have a truly extraordinary eye.

Tricia Itchy Eyes - Phew! Almost feel like a cigarette after that :-) Ahmazeballs.

Kristen Cook - I hope you know that I was late for my dinner date tonight because I wouldn’t leave before I had finished devouring every single one of these images. Amazing work Dan, always is of course, but this one… special. PS – 48 comments?! You’re going to break your blog Daniel!

mary - i kept thinking…..this one is my favorite….no….wait….this one! over and over. but, they all were. fabulous job capturing what looks to be a magical, colorful, happy day.

Leonie - The most spectacularly beautiful and joyous couple and the photos aren’t anything short of that spirit Dan. Such an amazing job. X

Catherine - I had to come back here and watch this… again.

Rebekah Jewell - JEEPERS!!! This it my all time favourite shoot of yours!!!!……..woohooooooo!

Anna - I remember the red dress. Stunning work, as always.

trish - I bookmarked this when I first saw the link because I didn’t have time to look at it. I’m glad I waited. These are expletively amazing.

Ian. - I closed my eyes and saw this ;~)

Ian - sorry man. i dont know why my comment come up with 20% between each word.

Solveig - Triple Wow!! Gorgeous pics!

Mercedes - Wow. Just, wow.

Travis Shumate - Dan, Seriously incredible. Fantastic work. I need to go through it a few more times. I think I will right now.

Amanda VanVels - nailed it

gemma higgins-sears - now THAT’S what I call a wedding!! seriously Dan I could stare at these images all day… What an amazing couple… I wish I’d been a guest!

mitch - EPIC work once again!

Mara - AMAZING PHOTOS. WHEN I GET MARRIED I AM DEFINITELY CALLING!!

Bec - damn that’s good.
She is such a stunner!
I LOVE the series of the ribbons and the feeling as though we are walking through them with you. Brilliant. I scrolled through that part 3 or 4 times ;) It’s the child in me, I love bright and shiny things.
And the shots in that warehouse. LOVE.

Kellee Walsh - Wow! Wow! Wow!

gee - awesome!!!

James Boddington - Awesome work!

Amy Williams - Stunning shots!

angie - I just LOVE everything about these! Your amazing work, the gorgeous bride, the awesome style of the wedding and the amazing locations! One of my all time favorite wedding photos ever!

ed peers - This is unreal Dan. You are too good…

Caroline Telfer - Has there ever been such a funky wedding??
What a collection of photos you have there! It will be a fantastic album…

Andy Gaines - Awesome as always mate. Love that star-lit roof!

Julianna - Love the toes, the tats, the floating bridal dress (with the bride?) and the night shots – love, love, love!!

Matt - You’re a master Dan. Every shot is as good as it gets. I’m in awe. An inspiration in all areas. Cheers

caroline - dan, you should get a gold medal for being stellar.

Lisa Jay - Wow Dan, I am in major love with this wedding & your documentary of it. I see elements of my parents 1977 wedding. I love the dance floor images. Love all of it!!!!

Michelle Wrighton - Absolutely beautiful! Your storytelling through imagery is masterful.

Lydia Arnold - Stunning work! Looks like an amazing wedding that you captured perfectly.

juanita - magical wedding… what a beautiful collection of pics.

Temecula Wedding Photographer - Wow..so that wedding pretty much gave me an erection. great work captain!

Christina - that wedding! those pictures! it’s all out of this world. amazing stuff dan :)

Jody Ryan - what an amazing wedding, you are brilliant!

Hamish Jordan - Such a Bohemian wedding, these photos have a lot of character, very nice!

Kim - BeautifFULL!

{I CLOSED MY EYES AND SAW THIS} – A GALLERY SHOW

Every 12 to 18months I like to try and create a new body of fine art work and follow it up with a solo gallery show . Well, that time has come again! I officially invite you to the opening of my next show “I closed my eyes and saw this”. I am currently represented in […]

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gemma higgins-sears - how very very exciting! will be visiting!!

Kate - now this is exciting. Will be there!

Julianna - will your show come to Sydney too?

liz arcus - How very exciting Dan, I don’t think i will make it to the opening, but will still try, but i will do my best to visit whilst it is showing. :-)

Stew - Sweet, I’m down for a wedding during those dates, will have to pop in! :D

Tricia Itchy Eyes - Love your work so I wish I could be there but alas, different state. Hope you can pop some more up online after you’ve shown them so we interstate challenged folks can see.

Michelle F - I would love to see too but in a different country. Just love your work. Would be awesome if you could show some after the exhibition is finished.

john warren - yep – that’s the sh1t – I’m there !!!………..umm…….free booze??

Zach Hertzman - Looks great Dan – wish I could make it, good luck!

Amy - Awesome photo! Love your work.

Carolyn Wells - I love the title and this image! Exciting…I would love to be there.

Jody - Amazing – so moving I truly love it xxxx

bettina kingma - I would so love to Dan i’m sure it will be AMAZING. I will have to wait for the encore sadly, if there is one online :(. Love the title too, you are the MAN. x

fiona - f**king love this… oh shit am I allowed to swear on here? You really are really really good. It will be fantastic!

Bambino - Fabulous Dan! It’s such an accomplished feeling to hang your art on the walls of a gallery now and then and show the world your heart and passion. I wish I could get there to help you celebrate it. I’ll be with you in spirit (vodka perhaps) xx

Shane Shepherd - Great image, keeps you looking at it. Would love to come down for it, hope the opening is a success :)

Falcon - I was excited to hear about this when a friend mentioned it to me! Count me in :)

Samm Blake - cannot wait to see it all Danny . xo

matthew morgan - epic. i’d love to see the whole of work.

Christine Pobke - SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!! :)

A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT PICTURES FROM THE LAST 12 MONTHS (ISH)

Below are a bunch of different pictures from the last 12 months (ish). Some are from stories I have shared already other’s are from stories I am still to share. Enjoy! (it’s a big one)

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Igor Demba - This is the money Dan! Hoping an amazing year for you buddy.

coler - good lord man. this is ridiculous. human highlite real shit right there.

Ben Adams - easily the best ‘best of 2011′ I’ve seen! you win.

Phil Chester - No comment will do justice to those images. Speechless.

Katie K - Your vision and your execution are astounding Dan. Blown away, as always.

Nick Evans - So many fantastic images! What a year!

Beck Lutfi - Amazing….that is all!

michele bowman - just fabulous in every way. i just adore your work. i hope you have a fabulous 2012!!

Cam - Super work Dan….

nima - absolutely amazing set of images and yea! can’t wait to see what you capture in 2012!

john - Dude! seriously.

john warren - dude …… ROCK !

Sheye Rosemeyer - Looking through this post was like a really brilliant massage where you start thinking up all the things you’re going to say at the end about how utterly amazing it was but by the time you get there you’re just all slack jawed and speechless. I got nothin.

xx

MITCH POHL - Man…..that’s one heck of a post :-)

Julian - Oh Dan… what a year it has been! your work is so full of beauty and is simply breathtaking! Thank You

Emily Adamson - what a journey, I am a little speechless too. just beautiful.

Christina - Love it !!!

Ben Murphy - So immaculate…

joanna - Flippin heck! Speechless. Beyond beautiful. What a gift you have. WOW. Never stop. Roll on 2012

Myekie - I’m such a fan. Your artistic vision transforms my definition of what being a wedding photographer is and can be. Great work.

Kirra Cheers - Wow completely inspirational!

Bec - So much awesome. beautiful!

Tim - Not a bad portfolio ;-) LOL What a year – wow! I’d like to say onward & upward, but is there room to go higher? Inspiring.

julie harmsen - WOW. wow. w o w.

thestyleco - WOW – in love.

Kate - I do so love your work. That is all.

alicia price - Absolutely dreamy.

Doug Dobing - Dan. Absolutely gorgeous portfolio. The people. The places. The emotion. Beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing. Cheers

Jenae - Wow – I really don’t have the words… amazing.

Zoe - oh oh oh – you do it for me every time – holy moley Dan – you are the Master of Light and all things great – I am head over heals in photographic love with your work – it makes my heart sing, and you always put a smile on my face when I see your blog posts. Thank you – ooh – and lovely to see Ginger and Pearl make a re-appearance :) xxx

Steve Gerrard - Terrible photos…. In OPPOSITE world!

Catherine Abegg - oh, dan. my heart is just bursting through my chest as i look at this… *sigh*

Bek - Wow what a year Dan – the third one down is amazing…they’re all amazing! You are so inspirational xx

Tate Needham - Love ‘em!

Sheridan - Beautiful :)

Kerryn Lee - Oh my.

aimee - I love your photos, Dan. Tim and I have great fun playing ‘spot the bride and groom’ :)

Vanessa - Amazing. Completely love filled.

michelle - moster post. thanks for pleasing my eyeballs so.

freedom - yay! what a feast for the eyes! loved it, thanks so much for sharing. always inspirational. bring on two thousand and twelve…

James frost - Your insane to good ! Biggest inspiration !!!

Angie Baxter - Well… they’re ok, I guess…. :) So inspiring friend. x

tasj - freakishly amazingly stupidly awesome. can’t wait to see you in New York!! yay!!

Bettina - Dan love them all, colours, light you rock!

AmyPunky Photography - Amazing!!!

Andrew Cahill - What a treat, these are awesome.

ed peers - Unreal Dan. Your vision is incredible… hats off.

Bianca Kate - Wow,what an inspiration. You make me want to pick up my camera and start shooting this very second! Thanks for sharing…

Richard Ware - Love these Dan, you are rocking it. Loving the unusual composition….

Tenielle - Beautimous. I loved every frame. This post alone would make an incredible book!

Andy Gaines - Best best of post – EVER. Seriously, thanks for being awesome and inspiring. Great work. And on a slightly different note I’m absolutely gutted I can’t make your UK workshop.

Keep on keeping on mate

Lisa - Wow! I am speechless. Can not wait for the London workshop!

Felicia - such great work <3

Michelle F - Wow! Your images leave me speechless.

Colleen Conradie - I am also speechless…- Every image is like totally awesome..I think you should think about having some of your best photo’s made into a book – I will buy it for sure. Thanks for the inspiration Dan.

Bruce - MIND.BLOWN.

Andria Lindquist - man. how you do what you do. it’s an incredible thing with that camera. stunning.

Mark Creery - Awesome, Dan! A lifetime of great memories in a short time!

bryan - YES. INCREDIBLE.

Pobke - oh my… but you seem to have included a few out of focus shots, like the couple high fiving?

hehhehe. LOVE your work mr o’day. as always. :)

Alberto llamazares - Absolutely amazing. Love your work! Happy 2012!

Nani H - I’m hardly ever speechless.

No words.

These are beyond all of them.

Kirsten Mavric - Oh my. Oh my. I stopped and stared at almost every frame. Amazing work.

Jesse Pafundi - What a spectacular collection of work. You have the skills.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - Not sure what this says about me but my absolute favorites are the last few on the blog of the elderly couple. That post was the first time I ever saw your work and it just spoke to me. Rog and I were in awe. We are still in awe. You amaze.

geneoh - umm the 5th image down is one of my favorites. I HAVE to smile when I look at it.

Jenn Stark - Dan, this post is so good! Lovely to have met you, hope our paths cross again soon!! x

Mary Kathryn - come. on.

absolutely, hands down, best series of photographs – frame after frame. Publish a book.

marina - AH MAZ ING. That is all.

Travis Shumate - Dan. So ridiculous. You are full of true creative talent and this post illustrates that. So genuine. So honest.

francesca - i have no words..beautiful is nothing to describe this marvellous year of pictures!!

Samm Blake - What an amazing year its been lil danny! You are a truly talented soul. You see the world in such an unique and beautiful way. such beautiful work. cant wait to see where the next 12 months could possibly take you..! xxx

amber - SERIOUSLY GUY!?!?! i want to marry your stuff! ha! SOOOO INCREDIBLE!! blown away, AGAIN! :)

Tyler Branch - you should be incredibly proud of these images. always a fan.

David - Hey Dan. We’ve never met. I first came across your work a couple of years ago and I keep coming back every now and then to take another peak. It’s among the best there is.

Alex Dimo - Wow some truly epic images!

Paul - Insanely Great. Think you just smashed 2011!

Jason de Plater - The pure honesty and minimalism in your images is uplifting.
You’re living my dream Dan! I’m looking forward to admiring your work in 2012.

fi(lle)ancée - Sublime.

jason starr - Killer shots dude…Killer too many faves!

Jess - amazingly inspiring work – I was just drawn into each image – look forward to following more of your incredible creations!!!

Kimberly Geneviève - beautiful! fantastic! phenomenal! I’m such a fan! xo

Rog - I support it. I’m inspired by it. I don’t believe it. I can’t understand it. It is you. You are the jetpack of the photography world. That was code. Let it sink in.

Johnna Brynn - after scrolling through these images, i feel like i walked through an era of time that has and hasn’t existed, if that makes sense… it’s like Dan created an entirely exclusive distinct period of history… like the “Dan Era” or something. ;) One of the most astonishing creations I’ve ever witnessed. Bravo.

Nancy - such an amazing collection, whatta year! cannot wait to see what 2012 brings!! rock on dan

Sarah Jane - Wow, these are some seriously stunning photos!
Love how you use lines & shadows so much, makes for such powerful images.

Shari DeAngelo - Dan, I love the way you see the world. It’s a really beautiful thing.

Jonathan Wherrett - Incredible work Dan, inspiring stuff. I hope 2012 brings even more adventure.

Julian Beattie - You win.

Nikki Bezel - Here’s one of my favorite quotes from a man who also has a lot of soul just like you.
” Hair is the first thing. And teeth is the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things, he’s got it all”. James Brown. Now I don’t know whether you still got teeth or hair, but I do know you got it all. Dan O’Day you’re amazing!

Deb - Dan
Another incredible body of work and a thrilling surprise to be included in your year wrap up. We are normal people made to feel special by you and your camera. We thank you for capturing our family and making us cry whenever we watch it and for allowing us to show the love and joy we have through your work.
xxx

George Conditsis Eurovideo Productions - Fantastic work Dan. You have a very unique style. Keep up the great work buddy.

ryan flynn - Unreal! Words are failing me at the moment, but these photos are what it’s all about. The song was wrong, it’s not all about the hokey pokey, it’s about this.

Jenny J - hope i don’t break your post w/ my millionth comment, but these are cray cray good.

ALMA // - Hooboy…Just perfect Dan!!!

Jazzy - <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 this post…

Why you should visit the 2012 Addon exhibition « The restless photographer - [...] me, one image that stood out was that of Dan O’Day. It was the only work that specifically considered the image size, a small 12cm x 12cm and because [...]

juanita - what an unbelievably inspiring collection of images! amazing work…