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ONE YEAR AGO RUTH AND BEN GOT MARRIED IN BORDEAUX {FRANCE}

A few days ago, Ruth and Ben celebrated one year of wedded bliss! It just so happens that I was there to capture their wedding a year ago at Chateau Solac in Bordeaux, France. I’ve been wanting to share this insane wedding for such a long time, so much so, as I was selecting the images I kept slapping myself on the forehead wondering why I’d been hiding this little gem of a story for so long. Anyway, finally, here it is! Ruth and Ben’s epic wedding.. You might be able to tell that they were a pretty happy bunch and it was amazing to see how close the families were; hugs and laughter central.

Also, huge shout out to my amazing second shooter Andrea from All Grown Up Weddings for shooting this day with me. She has a few crackers appear below as well. I hope you enjoy. // Dan

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One more shout out to the talented stylists / planners for this wedding from Marry me in France  - Nice work team.

Lachlan Scallion - Mate your work is flippin’ incredible!
Your ability to capture the essence of the day is second to none.
Really inspiring to see such good work, keep making beautiful imagery!

Vladimir Polansky - It’s just gorgeous wedding photography! Great! Very interesting to consider each photo. )

HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS – PIA AND JONAH’S JEWISH ROCK FEST {SYDNEY AUSTRALIA}

Ok, so here is the thing. I have been keeping these two secret for quite a while waiting for the green light to share this insane day. Meet Pia and Jonah, they got married last October and invited me to take some pictures at their intimate jewish rock festival of love. I had previously noticed these two from afar at a couple of their friends weddings I also happened to photograph, so I kind of had a suspicion of what I might be in for (hey there Yvonne, Boruch and Bec and Max if you are watching)! – This is what it is all about, celebration, love, food and styling at its finest. Speaking of which Pia is the crazy talented owner of stationary and event and styling company Mrs Ink and Co . Today is extra great as Pia and Jonah’s wedding is also featured in the brand spanking new issue of Hello May (out today).

I would also like to give a huge shout out to James and Andrea from All Grown Up Weddings for shooting this epic occasion with me, also a massive high five to the highly skilled ladies behind the flowers, The Sisters . Might want a grab a coffee and set aside a good 10 mins for this one. Enjoy

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2013 ACT AIPP PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Ok, yes this blog post is a little late in coming but I just realised I haven’t blogged about this and I had better get this post up before the 2014 AIPP ACT Portrait Photographer of the year is selected (next week). Last year I was fortunate enough to be given the title of 2013 ACT AIPP Portrait Photographer of the year, as well as winning the Album category. Below are the top 4 scoring images images I had entered in the portrait category. The book I won album of the year with was Ginger and Pearl – you can view a post of their beautiful album here. I want to thanks everyone who pushes themselves to enter these awards, the standard is incredibly high and I don’t take a recognition like this for granted. Thank you to all of the judges, print handlers and volunteers that donate their time to this event every year. I would like to also thank all the amazing people that came out in primary colours for my 100 portraits project (below) – you all rock. I hope you enjoy the piccy’s below!

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Below are some images of Ginger and Pearls book.

ARIANNE & KANE {FOREVER} BALI, INDONESIA

Recently I posted a few photo’s from Arianne and Kane’s insane Bali wedding here. The night before that crazy day we took a walk around and grabbed some snaps.. Looking at these pictures now forces me to pinch myself.. I am one lucky duck to do what i do. I hope you enjoy.

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!