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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!

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.