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A Tuscany Wedding by Katerina and Vladimir {PART TWO} // TUSCANY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh my lordy lord. Well, welcome to PART TWO of Katerina and Vladimir’s Tuscany wedding celebration. If you missed PART ONE and want to start from the beginning, click here and then make your way back to this post.

In short, they live in Moscow, they decided to get married in Tuscany and I came along to document the two days of celebration. When i landed in Italy, my luggage decided to not join me so there was a little mad rush to buy new clothing and camera batteries to get through but hey.. its the journey right? These two were a little more organised and were lucky enough to have their luggage, friends and family arrive safe and sound to beautiful L’Andana in Tuscany.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Yiota from Les Anagnou for coming along to second shoot this adventure with me. Also a huge shout out to Vladislav from Cinematic Band who did a cracking job of the film. You can have a peek at Part One film here.

Ok, thats about it from me, over to these guys.

 

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Ok, lets get the show started.. 11:03am – weather forecast: rain.

 

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If you have made it this far, awesome. To check out Part One, just have a click right here.

Thierry Joubert - Yes Dan, Yes Dan ;) Amazing work…

James Frost - Your out of control!! In a good way mucho love frosty

JK Blackwell - Love the shadow play, reminds me of ‘wayang’. :)

Trent - Loving these reception shots.

What’s the light source on some of them, the videographer’s light or was it your own “strobism”?

Geoff Duncan - Danimal – livin’ up to your name!

Jay Lioz - I want to leave in your shadows!

Kim - Love it! What a stunning couple!

Yann Mignonet - Great wedding and work ! Those two nights shots are mind-blowing !

jennifer armstrong - Fabulous follow-up. The images are rich with the vivacity of their day. Beautiful captures.

gee - Fantastic!

Alan - great storytelling Dan as always :)

nirav - yup. This is beautiful dude!

Adam Grant - Just gorgeous Dan – as always! ~ Adam

brendon - hi dan i love your site! i get so much inspiration as a new photographer! i think a great addition to the blog would be the settings and camera used on a few photos as you shoot such dynamic situations with some kick ass gear!

David Wilkins - Great work captured the day beautifully

Fotografo Malaga - This is full of intimacy

A Wedding in Tuscany by Katerina and Vladimir {PART ONE} // Photography by Dan O’Day (me)

Katerina and Vlad (I call Vladimir Vlad now because we are friends) .. So anyway, Katerina and Vlad live in Moscow but they decided to have their two day wedding extravaganza in the rollings hills of Tuscany. Then they flicked me an email and asked me if I would be interested in documenting their celebration. I had to think about it for minus infinity seconds before accepting this mission.

I love them. I really do, hopefully you will understand after you spend the next few minutes with them below.

This is Day One.

I will share Day Two next week. Big thank you to Yiota from Lesanagnou for coming along for the ride. Thanks for being here folks!

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lets rewind a few hours and kick off at the beginning

 

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This is now the part where Katerina and Vlad disappear for a while and get “dolled up” in preparation for the evening ahead

 

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Thierry Joubert - Dude… Love, always…

David Wickham - You captured this super duper fun couple perfectly.. awesome work Man!

Tyler - hey bro. you done good.

Pedro Bellido - Awesome work, I love it!

James Bennett - If I could post a meme here about amazingness I most certainly would.

Bettina - They def chose the BEST man for the job, awesome work Dan!

Shauna - Ohhh la la.

Mikhail Glabets - veri veri niceeee

Yiota - Loved every minute and above all your amazing character…
Thank you,thank you,thank you :)

JK Blackwell - I love a good swing! And the moon..!!

Steve Fuller - Lovely work Dan and a stunning setting!

Paul Richards - Man, these images make me want to go there so badly. Fantastic storytelling imagery, I look forward to part 2!

Cece' - Tale Magnificent !! Congratulations.

suzie edwards - Wow Dan – speaking strictly from a visual standpoint – your best yet!!!!!! Every shot punches home.

Anthony - Killed it Dan!

Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) - Beautiful Dan. Love your work!

Rocio - Your pictures make me want to go back to Italy right away! Lovely work Dan!

hugh - hey, Dan, why so good?

Kim - What what an awesome couple and totally mind blowing place! Great photos Dan #whenigrowupiwannabejustlikeyou

Trent - Simple yet fun. Loving that instagrammy look :)

Dean Smith - Dude, this is one of your best yet. You’re not just pushing your own boundaries – you’re pushing the whole industry!

jennifer armstrong - Damn. That’s a whole lot of awesome right there. Whew. Joyful ride.

Deci - TOO MANY AMAZING IMAGES!!! *head explodes*

2014 AIPP ACT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR / TURNS OUT THAT’S ME!

Ok! So I’m a few months late to the game on this one but I was sitting here this morning thinking to myself –I said it in last weeks blog post and ill say it again– ‘I really would like to blog more.’ I pull myself out of bed try to summon the energy to select a wedding to share and then it hits me! I haven’t blogged about any of the AIPP Awards this year! Win Win, images already selected, all in one place all ready for upload!

>Back story<

Much earlier this year the ACT NSW AIPP Print Awards were held in Sydney, I entered along with a bunch of other extremely talented picture makers. You can never let your guard down at these awards as you never know what amazing images other photographers have been able to create throughout the year so my mantra is “try not to second guess the judges and just enter images that my guts tell me I really really like.” In some cases it works in your favor (in a big way) and other cases completely not in your favour (in a big way) one example is the first image below #67nextprintplease .

I was completely stoked to win the Wedding Category for the local ACT local awards and with entrants like The Infamous Kelly Tunney, this can be no easy feat (*nervous laugh*). We then had the national awards later in the year where millions (ok, hundreds) of photographers met in one arena to have their years’ work judged in front of three rooms of 5 judges, over three days. Just imagine the last montage in “The Karate Kid” where all the different karate dojo’s from around the country gather under one roof and “sweep the leg” to the final face off. Anyway, very, very, very long story short I ended up as a finalist for the National Gong of AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year along with my fellow finalist Ryan Schembri and the victor James “Jimmons” Simmons (go son)!

Hats off to everyone that put their work out there to be awarded, scrutinised, exposed (pardon the pun) in front of so many. It takes guts (and a bit of cash).

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David - *I just came here for the pictures* if there was an international award surely you’d win Dan. Your work to me is immense.

Rob - Dude that b&w with the groom in the shadow and the bride in the light is insane!!!! So flippin good! Congrats on the award :)

Eugenia Iskra - Oh, that’s a truly awesome news!
Congrats! U’ve completely deserved it :)

Luis Cabeza - Ohh , I love the contact sheet . It is incredible!

Anthony - Just awesome Dan. Well deserved.

Thierry Joubert - Amazing year dude

Phil - No one deserves it more, congrats pimp!

Tim - What an artist, the award is merely the icing on the cake for the joy you bring to millions with your amazing pictures mate. Well done. The images in this blog alone blow me away. Such a talent for what you do.

Matt Osborne - Congrats. Well deserved. That bridge shot is insane!

Sachin Khona - You set the bar pretty damn high Dan. Thanks for inspiring.
Congratulations!!

Genevieve ( Miss Gen ) - Congratulations dude. Beautiful work & well deserved.

paul keppel - wow what stunning images. I love the bride and groom photograph of them holding hand and all the dark negative space around them. Really draws your eye to the couple

ALMA// - Incredible! what a wonderful job. Congratulations.. A W E S O M E

Mark Pool - Some truly artistic and stunning photographs here. I’m really impressed with these.