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Nikki & Jem smash so much love into so many people / Jewish Wedding Sydney – SIMMER ON THE BAY

I have been thinking long and hard about this one. There are two ways to tell the story of Nikki and Jeremy (Jem). There is the short version, and the long version. A middle sized version of just my favourite shots to demonstrate how I use my camera in a portfolio showcasing sense is not an option, the story will get missed and I think this is one story that everyone can get a little lost in.

Its just not possible to skim over too much with a day like this.

Jem and Nikki got Married under the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the 14th of December 2014. Thankfully they asked me to come along for the ride (thanks guys)! Then I became doubly thankful when my bestie and all round amazing wedding photographer to the stars Todd Hunter McGaw was able to come along and be my wingman for this epic Jewish celebration (my favourite kind of celebration).

Deep with religious tradition and the most impressive bridal dance floor kicks i’ve seen to date. The Wedding of Jeremy and Nikki will continue to tickle my fancy for eternity.

I hope you enjoy.

(by the by, if you see this wedding in print in the current issue of Cosmo Bride // available in stores australia wide).

 

BELOW IS THE SHORT VERSION (FOR THE NEXT 13 IMAGES)

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OK, FROM HERE ON IN IS THE LONGER VERSION (FROM THE START), I HOPE YOU MAKE IT TOO THE END #ITSWORTH

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Nina - superb… what a pleasure to look through

Marko - Dan, your work will put a smile on peoples faces long after we’re both gone. It simply outlasts our mortality. I love this story!

chris prestidge - still the best – epic !

Natalie Champa Jennings - Gah! Cat’s cradle. That one is my fave…although the whole this is lovely ;)

Tahnee - Oh such JOY! Absolutely sublime, Dan!

JK Blackwell - Love! And especially the shot of the kid catching a little rest in the pram with her teddy. Last frame couldn’t have bene more appropriate.

Eric Ronald - You kicked major butt on this. I love your photographs buddy.

Thierry Joubert - Amazing work Dan, love it <3

Elicia Bryan - So good. Looks like a blast!

Chloé - This is the best wedding pictures I’ve seen like EVER. So much joy, so much love, perfect framing each single time… I can’t begin to imagine how this perfect couple and their loved ones must be over the moon :)) Warmest congrats, really! <3

David Wickham - Gahhh you’re the man Dan! Capturing the day so perfectly you must be such a legend to have around on a wedding day you can see the love you have for what you do in every photo. *hand clap*

Antony Turner - Raising that bar again, and again! Loving the frames!

Gee - Wow. Amazing post.

Josie - Outstanding as always! Love your work!!

Fotograf ślubny Lublin - Amazing story Dan.

Matt Badenoch - Definitely prefer the longer version! Amazing work! Loving the party photos!

Sachin Khona - Dude .. such great energy. That was fun to look through.
Beautiful frames my friend :)

Siobhan - A.mazing. As always. Hope to see you guys in Ireland soon.

Mark Dowie - Great story telling. I just love photographs like these.

Mark Sheffield - Fab work. So many great shots and i just love the color tone.

Kristi Wright - Wow. These are incredible. The bedeken ceremony is so cool! You did a wonderful job with their wedding! Thanks for sharing.

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*