Dan O'Day » Australian Wedding Photographer

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I have recently return from a trip to Hong Kong after photographing the dashing Leonard and wondrous Patricia. These two are remarkable human beings. I cannot wait to share their story with you soon. For now, just a few sneaky pictures (the rest to follow shortly)


hugh - Give me more.

Robert Meredith - Beautiful as always Dan, filled with mood and depth. Top work. x

Meg - Perfection! Not that I’d expect anything less from you :)

Carrie - Beautiful work Mr O’Day!

Alyda - You’re such an amazing artist Daniel. This series is glorious!

Justin - ahh, dan, you make it look to easy. i know it’s otherwise.

James Frost - This is mega brother !!!

marina locke - so good!!

Anneli Marinovich - Gorgeous. That last shot is immense. Look forward to seeing the rest :-)

Emily - just beautiful

Melissa Mills - Bloody nice stuff Dan

Cam - A real artist at work. Just so amazing brother.

Laura Calderwood - Magical stuff, love them

Raquel Benito - You are one of my referent in wedding photography…your work is gorgeous. I hope to take pictures like you someday! :-)

Sophie Asselin - So so so beautiful. You’re an inspiration !

Damian - Absolute amazing as always – your such an inspiration Dan, that last image is just class – thanks for the joy!!

Zosia - Superb. With a capital S and all! Love it, Mr O’Day!

BT - Top class, as always, B

fer juaristi - you are just loco brother, love them all.

Falcon - Killer shots :)

Louie - Epic dude

Julian Beattie - Freakin’ amazing, dude!

Nikki Bezel - Fourth frame in, nice, very nice.

ed peers - Where does your talent end mr O’Day…?

Henrik Mill - Excellent!

gee - monster broccoli (last one) is my favorite, very nice!

JK Blackwell - This is absolutely amazing! One of your best! x

PJ Photos - perfect man!

ryan flynn - that last image is just bonkers.

Chris Buechner - Heavenly! Can’t wait to see the rest.

Focus Films - very romantic photography. thanks for sharing this.

nirav - Lovin’ it sir.

Andy Green - Simply Stunning.

Val - Amazing pictures. Great stuff.


It was the last wedding of an incredibly busy season and my last “portrait” of that season. There is a lot in this image for me personally, it was cold, we were tired and these two didn’t notice anything outside of each other (except for maybe the idling 4wheel drive truck parked behind them with its light setting to “high beam”)

Vanessa - fantastic!!

john benavente - high fives for high beams:)

Kristian - Ya man, this is tasty.

JK Blackwell - Love the play with light and shadow!

Anna Roberts - Rad

James Frost - Mega rad dude !

Jody Ryan - Dan this is why I love you and your work – beyond amazing xxx

alyda - dear daniel o’day. this is a really really awesome photo. i love it a lot. kind regards alyda mcgaw

Charles - Beautiful! Then shadow effect is fantastic!

James Melia - Holy Shit this is amazing!

Roland Hale - That is some seriously cool lighting. Great work!

Jon - Beautiful image, that light is wonderful

HayleyLane - WOW! Your work is so inspiring


Well, where do I begin… Almost a year ago today I received an email from the (then) excited bride to be Tara… She told me that my work moved her and asked me if I would consider shooting her wedding at an abandoned Mansion (Alder Manor) in New York. I took about zero seconds to decide, hell yes! I asked Tara if she new I was based in Australia and to that she replied, ‘Yes. Is this going to be a problem?’. From that moment on it was true love . So I brought along my amazingly talented good friend, Samm Blake to help me document this day. It was the hectic and amazing wedding that I always imagined it would be. It looked a little like the images below. Tara, Paul… I love you guys! Thank you for taking a chance on some little (ripped) Australian guy from the other side of the world. You are officially on the besties list in my address book.

Tara and Pauls wedding is also being featured on 100 Layer Cake today.


approximately 4 hours earlier that day…. 



sweet dreams...


pen - Your work never ceases to amaze me. GORGEOUS.

Tyler - a beauty of a post. radical, dan.

Jessica Fey - well… shit. That’s pretty amazing.

isaiah - I’m pretty ok with long ones….ridic

Spencer Lum - Niiiice!!! Loved it, Dan.

Andy Gaines - Kaboom! Love the way you see things – and what a sweet venue!

Oli Sansom - What a trip. Inspirational mang. There needs to be some kind of wedding photography awards called the Giffys, where you submit that animated gif and win.

Ashley Dru - Holy crap…every image…every single image – stunning.

Karen - This is amazing ;)) such gorgeous photos!

Stewart - Wowsers! What a treat to wake up to!

Erica Margan - omg. wow

catherine - That place. That light. That couple. Your images. All amazing

Carlos Ferreira - Amaaaaazing!!!!

David - This is one of my all time favourite posts from any wedding photographer. Truly inspirational.

amanda vanvels - ridic.

Julian McGruther - Dan! These are amazing!!! Next Level out of this world crazy!!!

Laura Grace - So impressed and awed x

katie - i propose that this be an entire issue of Vogue. incredible.

James frost - Gob smacking ……. Stuff dan as always really really gob smacking !! That gif file !! Lol

LoCo - That is one of the sickest wedding venues I have ever seen! And you killed it.

ALMA // - Head Exploded!

Alex Vaughan - DanO, these pictures are absolutely beautiful. I love your quirky eye. This is one of the best weddings I’ve seen. VERY well done.

Natalie McComas - Looks like it was the most epic, stunning day!!!! Total Awesomness.

David Moore - Dan & Samm… Superb!

Christina - no words to describe how good this is!!

john benavente - dude. love this . incredibel
PS. lovvveee your tie shots :)

Jonathan Wherrett - Legendary.

Ben - Plain ridiculous. This is the best thing I’ve seen all year.

todd hunter mcgaw - dear mr o’day.. your skillz are like 9.something on the richter scale.. (ps.. D floor .gif of destiny!)

Nick - Hahaha. That gif – grinding the dancefloor. So great. The rest of it was very excellent too. Nice work guys!

alyda - holy shitola daniel. this is my fav ever wedding that you have shot. so many amazing amazing photos. goodness me.

Pookie - dude. you should TOTALLY think about doing this wedding photography thing full time… i mean seriously. i reckon if you really put yourself out there, you could easily book 10, 12 weddings a year! (love you dizzie! you rock.) :) :)

Myekie - Sublime! My new Fav of all time Mr.Dan. Love it brother so good.

eric - annoyingly great Dan.

JK Blackwell - Love, love, love so many moments!

Love the one-man band in the dried up poo; the wormy break dance, the facial expressions at the dance floor!

My favourite favourite of them all is the bw image of the little girl in the corner!!

JK Blackwell - er… oops, poo = pool!!!

Sorrie! Your system doesn’t allow me to go back and edit!

Benjamin - That groom has some awesome boots on. And so do you, Dan ;) Great work buddy.

Kelly Lee Tunney - Goodness me. You are the best, funniest, kindest, asshole I know. And that’s why I love you so xx

Jo - Love this Dan- amazing :))

Len - There’s only one word to describe this wedding, epic! xx

marina - take my breath away, amazing x

Emily Vermaat - I really love this post, like alot

Kirsten - This is the best wedding I’ve seen in a very long time. Stunning couple. Don’t we all long to shoot something like this? *tries to fight jealousy* ;)

joanna brown - ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR BOOM !!!! flippin off the scale…. too much, too good I can hardly bare it. AMAZING work xx

ed peers - This just made my Dan O’Day. Sublime.

Mathew Sacco - The BEST! WOW-WEE this is unbelievable :)

Gemma Higgins - CRAZY. unreal, beautiful, yet eerie at the same time. I almost had an anxiety attack looking at this. in a good way ;)

Marcus Bell - Splendid, gorgeous, awesome, beautiful. Heck words don’t come even close to describe your sheer exquisite talent. Your the man.

Philip Daly - Ridiculously Good!!!!!!!!!! Amazing work chief – I’m selling my cameras now! :)

Anneli Marinovich - Dan, Dan, Dan…..magic man. You and your incredible eye. Love everything about this wedding, really takes my breath away. Awesome work man!

Katie K - Freaking AMAZING.

Christina Brosnan - If I had to choose one word to describe these photos it would be intense. Very intense. But incredible.

the Hoffmans - amazing. stunning. don’t think this amazing wedding could have been captured any better. love following your work!

BT - Dan….mate!!!!!

michelle waspe - sublime. love it!!!!

marissa fleming - Love, love and love…i hope the dates work out for our wedding …toes and fingers crossed

James Melia - Just bloody awesome!

el - You made my eyes and heart happy on this rainy Saturday morning xoxoxo

Jonas Peterson - So good, my friend.

Bik, bluelawn custom artworks - The joy in these images is palpable. You have done an amazing job capturing that. Love love love your work.

samm blake - ah danny, such a pleasure to be your sidekick on this one. what a fucking amazing and intensely good day it was. love when we get to shoot together, seeing how you see and interact with the world, the lovely little perspective you have on it all..its beautiful. you have taught me a lot my lil dear friend. xoxoxoxo

Ariel - Your photography is one of a kind. Simply brilliant!

Melanie | The Woodlands Texas Photographer - I am speechless…. this is pure.

Melissa Jane Ferrell - What a breathtaking event. Everything is just melting off of the page…

julie harmsen - wow! wow! wow!

JOdy - Oh My you just keep knocking me out. Amazing xxx

Brian Furbush - These are just insane man, gorgeous venue and I love the emotion that you captured in just about every frame.

tara treacy - dan o day, you are my world. this day will live on forever and ever, captured absolutely perfectly! just like i told you in our first emails, i knew, like i knew about my future husband, you were the ONE. ha! xoxoox t&p

Mercedes - I’ve looked at this post several times over now. I keep seeing things I missed the time before. It’s beautiful.

Karen - Dan – never have I EVER seen anything as amazing as this.. I wish the whole world could view these photos… X

Lisa Jay - Epic!! Such moving & intelligent & sensitive & humourous & beauitiful work.

Tina - its just inspiring, and i’m lost in New York City x thank YOU ripped one

Laura McCluskey - DAN!
In particular, the darker images after the first look. SO beautiful


Nabeel Khan - Very, very good. The couple must be so happy with these

Laurie Perez - Love all the emotions in this wedding. Congrats on the publication as well. Here’s hoping I can hire you for my revows.

Roland Hale - I can’t imagine a more complete visual story than this wedding. This is amazing!

Zosia - WOW! You just took photography and made it awesome!

Dee - These photographs are AMAZING! Love every single shot – stunning! Do you know if the bride is reselling this dress? I am extremely interested! If so, can you please pass my email along? dmj816@gmail.com. Thanks!

Travis Shumate - Man oh man. You did such a great job.

Luke Going - BRILLIANT!!!

Romain - You really know how to take amazing moments…
Beautiful wedding, thanks so much to share it with us!

PJ - this is crazy, I do not know what to write..and how to say how much I am delighted with this post – this is THE best wedding coverage that I ever saw…you are THE man Dan….

Fred Courtois - Absolutely fabulous !

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Laura Calderwood - Amazing! Stunning venue, and I love that dress. Beautiful images x

Sam - What vision, truly inspiring work Dan!

Mark Creery - An amazing-looking wedding with lots of character and characters (you being one of those). It looked like a great playground for your creativity. Well done!

Sean - Awesome photos! Love it!

David Wickham - This is one of my fav weddings ever, anywhere- just love how you shot it

Rose Hewartson - Simply amazing – you rock big time!

Marko - Hands down one of the best wedding photographers in the world. Great work man, I really admire it! Cheers!

Dragos - this is so so soooo good!!

Kim - Wow! Couple has such great taste. My fave is the portraits of the groom. That is just one of them..

yan palmer - first time ive seen a whole wedding from you. blown away. moved. inspired. well done.

Jeni - I am looking for the exact same dress.. is there any chance I can get in contact with Tara about the fit with the altered back??
also looking for a photographer for our wedding on 3rd April in Wanaka NZ..

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Mark Byron - These photographs are great. They really tell the story of the day. Great work. Just love the black and white photograph of the bride peeping round the corner of the door frame.


Stewart - How great is that! Love your work:)

James frost - Very rad sir… :)

Stew - Sweet.

samm blake - i get it now!! :) awesome x

Marion Jones - Mini Me… Lucien Woke up and said “Today we are getting married Dad!!” how gorgeous is that. A very cheeky pash, Love this shot Dan.

Scout - Snap!!

mike fiechtner - ha! Love it!

Linda - Wowsers! What a cool little dude. Nice work Danny!

Mike Garrard - I’m in love with that first picture of the bride in the reception hall. Great collection of images.

Cheshire Wedding Photographer - Stunning images, they really tell a story, you catch the emotion beautifully, love your work, Steve & Sandra.

Sean - Everytime I look at your blog I dig your style more and more. Keep up the awesome work.

Alex & Ben get amongst some Double exposure action

This Saturday gone Alex and Ben locked it in. I came along for the ride and they allowed me to experiment a bit through the location shoot with my Fuji XPro1. Below was the result of about 10 mins of double exposing fun. Alex and Ben, thanks for letting me be me. Happy Honeymoon!

alyda - very very rad indeed

Andraz Gregoric - Love it!

Amy - Well that made my morning.

Kirsty Aksentiew - Awesome as always

Alex Mills - Very awesome indeed

shane shepherd - these frames are killer!

Samm Blake - such awesome images danny, i love them all. x

Adam Finch - I think your film winder is broken….lucky it is, you got some beauties

Stewart - Doubly delicious!

JK Blackwell - gasp….
The 2nd image is my favourite (I love them all too!) x

Christine - Sheeeeeeeeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiit. I wish that last frame was a photo of me and C and P. I would hang it big in my house. :)

Liz Kelder - Just really love your work, u have a real eye for it

Tina - so awesome its hurting my head x

Jody - Dan these are amazing. Love the double exposure xx

Scout - Ok, now that is fricken awesome.

JerSean Golatt - ok well im quitting photography all together! this was the best wedding i’ve ever seen!!

Roland Hale - These look great!


So i have just returned from a week in the southern highlands at The Seidler House after holding Art and the Heart {Southern Highlands} workshop with my good friend Samm. I had the pleasure of meeting some amazing new friends and I will post in much more details about the experience in the next couple of weeks. Two of the above mentioned amazing people feature below, Marissa and Alex. They volunteered their time to come up into the mountains and model for the live shoot. Here are just a few of my images from the shoot for now, much more to follow soon.

Loren - Beautiful work.

Simon P Taylor - + beyond epic +

Alyda - Clever Dan, you are very clever. Your images make me say ‘yay’.

Robyn Geering - these are just wonderful, and what an AMAZING location to host a workshop. Looks like you all had fun.

Naz Films - Dan this is breathtaking… you captured a beautiful couple in a beautiful setting in such a beautiful way. I loved every single frame here dude!

super 8mm wedding films

john warren - dig it !

Gemma Higgins - what a gorgeous location! Looks like it would have been an amazing workshop!

marissa - thanks dan, we had fun, looks like we are exploring! we love exploring.My fav is the one in the dark bush with alex behind me ;-) thanks again, you rock

aimee - beautiful, just beautiful. i can almost smell the mountain air. x

Jody - Dan I loved the workshop and adore these images. Thank you so much for everything. You and Samm are amazing xx

Myekie - Wow!! I kinda wished I did that workshop as well as the Melbs Special!!!

xian alexander - Genius!

isaiah - there should be more :) – too good.

Pobke - Hooooooly shiiiiiiiiiiiiz. I love these. So gosh darned beautiful, Dan. Truly gorgeous.

ed peers - Are you kidding me? This is ridiculously good.

Temecula Wedding Photographer - good grief….this has to be one of the best engagement shoots I have ever seen posted from any wedding photographer. I really love the negative space shoot (photo #2) and ..well…they all kick ass so I am not even going to rate them in a particular order. Solid stuff #BAM

juanito vicente benavente - muy bueno senor o’day

nirav - He does it again. One day you’ll have to teach me the ways.

Mikhail Glabets - woah! super!

Oli - Frig man. Beautiful.

michelle waspe - beautiful. Amazing composition and processing. Love these.

Samm Blake - you always make me look at the world in different ways :)

Travis Shumate - Unreal, my man.

Susi - Wonderful work! Hut ab!:)

Creative image - beautiful photography..