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ANITA & DOM FELL IN LOVE AND GOT MARRIED. HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES I TOOK OF THEM

Emma - Beautiful photos can’t wait to see more.

Monique - so gorgeous! Love it!

Dylan - Stunning work. I love the first and last frames, and all in between :)

Oli - Maaaaaaaaan. Sickly good.

amber - soooo good

Jody - so beautiful – they must be thrilled xxx

Fujifilm Australia - We Love them!
Wonderful composition, great capture of emotion.
Thanks for sharing :)

sachin khona - Heck yes dude! so good!!

ed peers - Super frames man.

Lisa Jay - Every picture you create is just magic Dan. Love! x

marc ash - First image is dope man :)

James Melia - That first shot is stunning… well they all are! Awesome work

Zulbard - great and i love last picture

Switn - Lovely photos. don’t you have trouble processing the photos with lightroom/cameraraw?

Its Beautiful Here - Really love the greens, such perfect shades! Where is this shot?

James frost - Some Really nice frames dude ! That guys got a rad beard to ! :)

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THE 2012 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (APPA)

Last week saw the annual gathering for the AIPP Australian Professional Photography awards (APPA) in Melbourne (Australia). I was over the moon to receive 1 Gold award, 2 Silver Distinctions and 1 Silver award for my four prints entered. The standard of work on show was unbelievable, I can confidently say that I am super proud to be apart of the Australian Photography Industry. The photo artists that come out of this country are right up there with the best in the world and I am inspired by this every day… It is also a constant reminder to me that I cant afford to slack off as a creative if I want to stay competitive in this industry, so thank you fellow awesome image makers! (you complete me). I was honored to be asked to be a judge again this year and it was a responsibility i didnt’ take lightly. I got to sit alongside some of the photographers I most respect in this industry and discuss/critique work in an open forum, often in front of the entrants (who were probably whispering, “they don’t get me” or “yes!! they get it” or maybe even, “that Dan guy needs to pull his pants up”) I know this because I am also an entrant and it is usually me up the back of the room chewing my nails down to the bone when my peers are “judging me”. As an entrant, it takes alot of courage to put yourself out there to be critiqued and I believe that everyone that does this deserves to be awarded, really. To quote a good friend of mine Samm Blake “Through the greatest discomfort, comes the greatest growth” and I truly believe this.

On another note, at the gala dinner on the closing night I was awarded the honor of AIPP Master of Photography which is a huge personal achievement for me.

Below are the images I entered into this years awards, I hope you enjoy! Thank you to all of my clients for giving me the opportunity to make pictures and to those volunteers that helped me out for my whacky portrait idea (below).

Stew - Well done Master Dan’O! Be proud, as you are one of the best too! Your perspective, your work and your lateral thinking blows my mind often. Thank you. :)

David Ferguson | Brisbane - Congratulations on it all mate. Love your work.

Shanna - You’re a rockstar. Love your work Dan! :)

Jenn Stark - Seriously Dan. I can’t stop staring at the first image – it should be like the national flag of all wedding photographers. Congrats on everything, well deserved!! x

James frost - That black and white is rad ! Keep bring art to photography dude !!! :)

alyda - so proud to call you a friend danny boy. you are an inspiration and also very funny. yay xx

skelator - you complete me.

marina - Awesome x

ALMA // - Insanity Senior O’Day

David Campbell - Killer work! Congrats on the achievement too.

Andreas - Sweet! Love the shots! Keep making good stuff !

Julianna Koh Blackwell - You go Master O’Day!

Ben - Inspiring work Dan O’day!! Congrats on all the accolades :)

Delia - Congrats on the incredible achievement Dan!!

Tanya Love - Oh, I didn’t realise that crazy portrait shot was yours! I loved it, the colours are so vibrant, very, very cool!x

Bridget - Massive Congratulations Dan. We can see why you’ve picked up those awards. Wonderful news!

Scout - Fantastic shots and words from the heart.

aga - This is beautiful, congrats friend!

Gemma Higgins - just adore that last image! One of my favorites of the awards… Awesome stuff Master O’Day! xx

Jonas Seaman - Congratulations Dan!! So inspiring!!

ART & THE HEART {MELBOURNE}

I am so grateful to everyone you see below… In January of this year myself and my homegirl Samm Blake held our first workshop together, ART & THE HEART {Melbourne}. Although, technically I was one of the “educators” I can confidentaly say that I gained so much out of this experience, I became stronger, I left inspired and I am hungry for the next.

Thank you to AimeeJodiJessJohnMitchMyekalDebsMarinaMichelleTracyTristanGemmaEmilyStewartBettinaMichelleShaunSuellen,  JuliannaSally for attending the Melbourne workshop and becoming my new friends (not just on Facebook but in real life as well:). Also, I would like to throw a thank you to our good friend Christine for helping us out over the 3 days.

In a few weeks time, myself and Samm will be heading off over the seas again to host ART & THE HEART in New York (June 12 to 14) Cork, Ireland (July 2 to 4) and then off to London (July 10 to 12). There are still a sprinkling of seats left so if you feel like coming along for the ride and meeting a bunch of new friends who like the same stuff you do (while of course refining your craft and your business), head over to www.artandtheheart.com and register. I’m so excited for what lies ahead in the next few months.

Below are a bunch of pictures (taken by myself and Samm) of our amazing attendee’s and super hot models (who, for the record also had really great personality’s) over those 3 amazing days in Melbourne.

Love you all and hope to see you in New York, Ireland or London!!

*We will be announcing a second Australian ART & THE HEART next week so pop onto the mailing list if you would like us to keep you in the loop.

Jenn Stark - How awesome! LOVE the “headshots” you guys did, so totally fun. All the best with your future dates! x

Anda - Yeah!! New York is going to rule! See you soon!

Scout - Looks like fantastic time was had by all.

Hope to make it along to the next one.

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Renee Bell - looks amazing!!!

Jeremy Beasley - Great to see some of the pics. Hope the footage works out!

Myekie - WOW!! These look great. Such great memories. I got So much from this workshop! Awesome Dan!

second row on the left - you guys rock! good luck overseas :)

Gemma Higgins-Sears - LOVE IT! so much fun!! Miss those few days… Miss everyone! Reunion!!

Pobke - Love you guys. :) xoxo

Bettina Kingma - Great photos Dan, an amazing, inspiring experience loved it love you all :)

Tracy - Long lasting & soul warming memories here. I walked away from those few days bursting with inspiration, awe and a better sense of myself and personal work. Not to mention some pretty awesome new friends…:)

Emily Adamson - So grateful Dan & Samm. I didn’t take any photographs and find it hard to put into words, but you have changed my life in all the right ways. Anyone considering attending a future Art and the Heart will not regret it :)

lisa - This has made me even more excited about the London workshop.

Brian Terry - Love it ;-)

Kirra Cheers - Aahh looks like so much fun! I want to come to the next one.

Stewart - Nice! Thanks Dan the man! I left inspired too, and very grateful for meeting & getting to know such an awesome bunch of people. It seems like it was yesterday.

Stewart - PS. Love the kitchen shots, and the fact that you walked less than a 100m’s to get all the shots! Melbourne = awesome :)

Sheridan - Looks ahhhhh-mazing, will have to be a part of this someday! :)
Good luck with your next workshops! x

Julianna - Thank you Dan & Samm xx
Best investment ever!!

Mary Kathryn - Ya-hoooo!!! New York, New York, New York!

Michael - I wish I could’ve been there to learn from you two! Amazing.

dylan - You’re incredible Dan. Fricking incredible.

art courses melbourne - Really an amazing photos, Wish you all the best for your next workshop.

WELL WISHES FROM A STRANGER

Love it when this happens… 

Sheridan - CUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!

Wendy - That is adorable!

Nick - Awesome! Love their reaction! :)

Kate P - Great stuff Dan :) We all love a bit o’ love!

Kirra Cheers - Nice. Beautiful candid moment. I think it is so weird when random onlookers take photos though. I mean what are they going to do with those photos.

anda - me too! i love shooting portraits around lots of random strangers. so good, dan :)

Sjoerd Booij - Yeah, made me smile :)

geneoh - agreed.

amy grace - oh wow, how heartwarming is this. and real. the best part. these are absolutely awesome.

James - Awesome! He should get royalties for the last photo :P

Monika Eisenbart - So funny!!! Love their faces, so happy.

Jazzy - Such a beautiful moment..

Tina Bingham - what a lovely start to my day x

Ray Siler - nice. love it when this happens, too. such a great moment.

Antony - Great triptych – Client will LOVE this!

James Melia - Love the honest spontaneity about this, just brilliant!

Jordan Kowalski - These shots are absolutely beautiful. Love it!

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juanita - what a beautiful moment!

Caryn - I love this :)

A FEW QUIET MOMENTS WITH DHRUV & DARSHANA

A few months ago I spent an afternoon on a mountain with Dhruv & Darshana. It was pretty and they are awesome. I’m, shooting their wedding at the end of this month in Brisbane, exciting times ahead.

liz arcus - SIMPLY quiet & beautiful Dan. Love !

Cam Neville - Beautiful my friend.

Christina - So sweet. Love seeing your work Dan, brings a smile to my face!

Christine - pretty pretty. :)

Robert Meredith - Beautiful work Dan. That B+W double with the wind catching her hair is superbly intense. Love it! x

Kirra Cheers - Wow dan – stepping it up. Beautiful.

Anna - Stunning.

David Robertson - looove it man

Derek Ho - such beautiful compositions and colours

bek - gorgeousness.

Jess - breathtaking……….

juan vicente benavente mata la gente - dude that second last frames is money!

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Catherine - Incredibly Soulful…

Travis Shumate - Beautiful!

Delia - Always so moving Mr O’Day

Andy Gaines - Always look forward to your posts Dan – great as always! Cheers for sharing.

ed peers - Awesome frames Dan. Inspiration.

Julianna - This is so beautifully captured – the love and bond between Dhruv & Darshana. Darshana has such pretty hair!

gee - special !!!!!

Matt - Lovely editing, the black and whites look amazing.

Joyce Alexander - The lighting and emotion in these blow my mind! <3 it. <3 it. <3 it.

james frost - some passion there!!! great work dude

fer juaristi - I feel them, love this set.

Kristian Leven - Pretty unbelievable – gorgeous photos Dan

Fotograf Chorzów - Fabulous imagery from beginning to end!

AN AFTERNOON WITH JAYDEN & CAROLINE – AKA “THE WOODNOTES” {FOREVER}

Jayden and Caroline are not only lovebirds but they are also fantastic wedding photographers from the far away land we call America (you can view their work here). In November of last year during their visits downunder, we spent an afternoon out on Jaydens family property in a beautiful part of Victoria called the Macedon Ranges. Yep… I could live there… for eternity. Caz, Jaydz… love you guys. Please keep on being rad xx

hugh - dan o’friggin’day. such a beautiful session.

Kristian Leven - I absolutely love the mood in these pictures. Antithesis of the cheesy engagement shoot. If I was ever to do shoots like this, well, this is pretty much how I’d do them.

Rebecca - This captures them so well! Love these two. Amazing photos. Gave me chills.

Chelsea Parsons - yep… awesome! Loving all the dark shots, so much mood.

lisa - yep. amazing.

Scott - beautiful man.

Jonas Seaman - Love this soooooo much!!

Katie K - Freaking AWESOME work as always Dan.

Christine - me rikey. a lot. :)

Jess - I believe you are one of my photographic heroes! I love the depth of your work!!!

Andrew Cahill - These are beautiful, creates such an awesome feeling.

Tim - Dude, as always – fantastic. But I’m compelled to ask, did this dude borrow your shirt for the shoot? ;-)

nate kaiser - bagnargnars.

caroline lee // a woodnote - DANNY! when i selflessly gave jayden MY dream pressie for his 30th (this shoot with you), i had a vision in my head of what the outcome would be, but this is SO MUCH BETTER than what i saw in my head. these are the once-in-a-lifetime shots that we’ll giggle and cry over for the rest of our days, and hope our future offspring will remember us by them; as eccentric, quirky, laughing, kissing lovebirds captured by you. we’re so over the moon you’re our friend. thank you, thank you, sir. we love you. xx

marina - I want a forever session!!!!

Albert Palmer - Love the ones of them lying down in the field – stunning

Catherine - Beautiful people, beautiful images.

cassi kennedy - love love love LOVEEEEEE THESE!!!!!!!

Laurine Lee - I’m so in love with this. I also love that not only did my clothes make it… but my gorgeous Harper Lee saying hello from the old Merc. Gorgeous. I think I love you Dan.

Meli - It is like watching a romantic movie…

john warren - so much gold !

michelle - goodness gracious me, dan o’day.

bettina - Love this story, always sooo good Dan O’Day.

Sheridan - Beautiful, so beautiful :)

Derek Ho - So very cinematic !

Alyda - Oh I love these two so much Danny and you’ve captured them perfectly. Genius. Xxoo

Molly - Holy freaking goodness! Absolutely exquisite! :)

Sarah Williams - Love love love – amazing Dan : )

john benavente - ballin’

mae - Dan- these are great…so raw and fresh. just beautiful.

matt sloan - i love this couple. i love you.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - DANIEL!!!!!!! Just stop it already. I can not wait for the day that you capture Roger and I. (ahhh, someday) These are stellar. And Caroline is beautiful beyond words.

You go girl!

Julianna - So beautiful!!

Marryam Lum - So beautiful, you are too amazing :)

nirav - I love the feel of these images my friend. You rock my world Mr. Dan.

michele bowman - these are intimate, personal and just absolutely lovely in every way. i just love how you see things and use the light around you.

Anna - I love what you see! You are magnificent!

mitch - this is why you are the best! jonas who? sean who?

Pierre - In france we said : “pétard de bon de dieu de bois que c’est beau !!”
pretty much mean : “i m in love of your work !!!!!”

Matt - Love the way you use black. I thought photography was all about light? ;o) And your editing is just beyond. Thanks for inspiring me while I’m editing a wedding.

Tamara - I think I’m more in love with them than they are with each other after seeing this. *sigh*. you work blows my mind. xx

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Julianna - I wish I was there too :)

fer juaristi - crazy good my friend. Keep rocking.

jeff marsh - the one-eye photo. unreal

Andria Lindquist - the ones at the end, w the pipe…man. i’d like to see what you’re like on these, looks like a blast.

Joyce Alexander - I love that your work always emphasizes that real life is beautiful. Your work is proof.

Amy J. - You are a master of capturing light. I’d pay good money for a photo lesson from you on light…absolutely stunning work!!!!!!

Oli Sansom - Hot man. Beautiful stuff head to toe. Hopefully see you Ms Blake for the Oct workshop.

Stew - I’ve somehow stumbled back for a third looksey.. months later.. the first time was I was in disbelief, shock, speechless. Second look, still haven’t figured out the words to tell you how good this is.. Dan’O the Man’O. I still don’t know what to say! :) *sigh*

You suck at this, you should quit while you’re ahead :D lol

Stew - PS. I wish I knew you when Bec & I got married. :)

PPS. Don’t tell our photographer. :)

Temecula wedding photographer - I have only shot two weddings solo, but seeing your images is truly inspiring. You’re photos f***ing rock. They make me want to get better with my camera, and probably make me a better person by roughly 8%. Cheers!~Ryan