Dan O'Day » Australian Wedding Photographer

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In may this year I traveled to Port Douglas in North Queensland to photograph the wedding of two dear friends of mine, Dom & Anita. They rock as you are about to see. I had my talented friend Kirra come along in the role of co-pilot for this one. Enjoy!

ed peers - Pure gold man.

amanda vanvels - oh how lovely!

Ty - As always, just awesome. Loved the last few images.

Richard Ware - SMASHED IT!!! Fantastic set dude.

Alyda - I loves them Danny!

Kate - Amazing! Love every single image. Beautiful.

chris prestidge - lovely story, beautiful tones all the way!

Ben Bourne - Ah what a beautiful day, I’m so happy to have been a part of it.
Awesome work Dan, you captured how beautiful Anita looked that day perfectly! :)

LOGAN COLE - SERIOUSLY KILLER! I refuse to believe that those trees are real. Awesome job as always man.

catherine - always so good.

tasj - Gorgeous Dan. The perfect accompaniment to my morning cuppo x

Tracy - Like! Like a lot!

Scout - So awesome man.

Kirra Cheers - Wow Dan – you have stepped it up yet again. Really beautiful. The sequence of the mirror and her hands is smoking.

john - great set Dan! (as is, nice photographs)

Amanda - has anyone ever told you that you’re awesome?
probably heaps, hey. :D

Jonathan Wherrett - Beautiful stuff mate!

Krista Martin - You never fail to impress Dan. Such a stunning bride too ;)

Krista Martin - You never fail to impress Dan. Such a stunning bride too ;)

Sheridan - So so so beautiful Dan :) What an awesome couple x

James Frost - Wow! …..
Off the hook dude !

David Moore - Love them.

Glenn Weaver - Amazing Dan, and such a cool wedding

Andy Gaines - Amazing work as ever – and what a beautiful place!

Claudia Rose Carter - Wow. What inspirationally beautiful photographs and what an amazing looking wedding and couple!

michelle waspe - absolutely stunning!

joanna brown - Just doing a Danny dance, loves all of them, beautiful work Mr x x

Gemma Williams - LOVE! Amazing x

alvaro martino - just lov it, great work, lov the style!!!!!!

keep the good work!


xian alexander - Seriously, great work Dan. Awesome style!

Victoria - I took a picture of that church 8 years ago on my gap year! : ) What a beautiful place to get married. A stunning collection of images Dan – top work!

Mo Govindji - Nicely done Dan!

Pobke - I especially like how you got the normal sized grass and miniature people!!

Pobke - (SO beautiful, Dizzle!) :)

Anita Coulton - Best day ever, thank you Dan for working your magic!

Anita Coulton - And for everyones comments, they’re swell!

dana - be still my heart. xo

Mark - High five’s man, just awesome brother.

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Bettina - Awesome Dan, love all of it. x

jason starr - Awesome work Dan the Man. You make fnq look cool.

fer juaristi - dude, frame after frame the story goes on, love them.

Rebecca - What a fantastic setting for a wedding!

Thomas Dufourneau - Photographies - Gorgeous pictures!!! Awesome work Dan…

Laura Calderwood - Wow, these are incredible. And what a cool wedding – I love the brides dress and that birdcage veil, and her red lipstick and the bridesmaids dresses. And Anita has the most amazing hair! Beautiful images x

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Matt Smith - I love the related manner of the couple in these captures and it makes me feel like I was there looking through these images.


I was invited along to photograph Emily and Petr’s wedding in beautiful Prague earlier this year… Here is a picture for now.. so much more to share soon.

alyda - amazing (sorry couldn’t help myself). no but it really is :)

Joshua Mikhaiel - Such a nice frame Dan!

Lozzie - Love it! xox

Jessica Bell - Love this Dan.

Jess - Ahh, Alyda beat me to it! But yes… Amazing. :)

meg - Beautiful. As always.

Melissa - It’s a real teaser this one! Can’t wait to see more!

Dominik - A very impressive location and a wonderful picture!

starrman - mmmm nice Mr Oday, very nice

Martin - Awesome, can’t wait to see more!

ed peers - Just so good Dan.

Laura Calderwood - Wow, this is stunning!


My first solo photographic exhibition was in 2006 at the Huw Davis Gallery (PhotoAccess). This show marked the beginning of my career in fine art photography and because of this, I have a sentimental attachment to this amazing gallery and to the inspiring people who run it.  No matter how much I become invested in the commercial side, my fine art photography will continue to be an important part of my growth as an artist and as a photographer. To accomplish this, I like to push myself to create a new body of work every year and then celebrate it with a gallery show. So with that, I officially invite you to the opening night of my next solo show “I closed my eyes and saw this”. I exhibited this body of work earlier in the year in Melbourne and I am excited to be able to bring it to the gallery where it all started for me.

I closed my eyes and saw this” – New Works by Dan O’Day (that’s me)

16 August to 2 September 2012 {Opening night Thursday 16 August – 6pm sharp}

Huw Davies Gallery, Photoaccess – Corner Manuka Circle and New South Wales Crescent, Griffith ACT (next door to the Manuka Pool)

Hope to see you there for a drink! (and a piece of cheese)

Image below: The Count – 2012 – 120cm x 96 cm edition of 5

Paul Boundy - looking forward to seeing your work, recommended by my sisters erica and erin margan

Lisa - I wish I could make it to this exhibition. I am sure it will be amazing.

dylan - wish we could make it, love this image. best of luck.

Brian Terry - I’m in a taxi from Cork right now dude – seriously – best of luck with it….BT!

JK Blackwell - Ah… I am going to miss this one – I hope you’ll bring your exhibition to Sydney! x

gee - Something hidden in this image. Pretty scary. Other images on your blog takes attention away from it, kind of distraction but when i look just in to this image alone gives me chills. Very powerful stuff. Reminds me slow-mo scene in the woods from Antichrist the movie. Amazing.

Joana - That’s a smart way of lonikog at the world.


isaiah - YES

James frost - Very nice ! Love the last one ! :)

Alyda - Oh I love these clever Dan!

Lexie B - Absolutely stunning as always Dan!

Christine - Beautiful! :) Really really beautiful.

Rachael - Amazing as always Dan, Can’t wait to see more! :)

Craig + Kate - Aaaaahboom! That’s what I’m taking about….. Awesome mate! :)

Lisa Jay - I love the feel of image 2 & the sillouette in image 3 & the space between them.

marc ash - Last image is magnificent :)

Julianna Koh Blackwell - So beautiful! The last image especially :) x

Colsie - The last pic is awesome….

Xian Alexander - Beautiful! Love the negative space in the last frame.

shauna nicole - new fan right here!

scott thomas - Nice work! Such a beautiful location to shoot. I bet the clients loved these photos! Keep up the good work.


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 ! :)

Anita + Dom | Studio Home - […] this shoot from Dan O’Day filled with natural light and saturated greens. […]


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!!

Lucie Zeka - congrats