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Louise & Jason {A few frames}

Meet Louise and Jason.. two amazing souls. The heavy rain on their wedding day had us all prisoners inside for the duration of the afternoon until finally the sky ran out of water and we made our escape. (Good things come to those who wait!)

coler - what a badass vibe. mega awesome.

Zoe - A few frames of PURE LOVELINESS!!!!!!!!!!! love love love love as always – your processing makes my heart skip a beat (in a good way!)

Mark Dohring - Beautiful black and whites Dan. Love your processing, composition love it all. Awesome wedding photography.

Isabelle Paille - Loooove this one! Can’t wait to visit Sydney in December! :)

Tim - Yep, and again with the cool! Strangely I know Jason’s face…is he a Canberra lad?

corissa - i froze on that last frame. LOVE it!

matt sloan - gorg!

Tenielle - Adore each and every frame. Dang you and your brilliance Dan!

Louise - Wow. I’m speechless. You are a superstar, Dan! You made us look amazing (and made us feel so relaxed during the process – despite the freezing wind!). Can’t wait to see the rest of the shots! xx

Kevin Thornhill - Outstanding work Dan, you manage to capture the magic of the day and the energy of the couples you shoot so well.

Delia - I love how your couples seem to suit your style so well! Beautiful! Always is!

Pobke - beautiful as always, dizzy. :)

michelle - can i be honest and say i love the tags as much as the images. lots and lots :)

Fotograf ślubny Lublin - First is stunning!

Louis Blythe - Great Shots! Love the poll thingy!

Caroline - Wow, these are super!!!

Kirra - Beautiful,love the hands around the waist pic

Tardy - wow! what an amazing mood you captured

Robert, Catriona and the crew

Alyda - So rad!!

James Day - I love the tags. Very amusing.

joanna Lincolne - spectacular pic, hilarious tag!!!

Christine - what is this?? a photo for ANTS?? :) hehehe. love it.

Thommo - Dan O’day – Wedding/Cloud Photography ;). Awesome dude!

Julia - Ants get the nicest skies!

jason starr - As always Dan…

James harvie - Stunning capture Dan, love your work mate James

Mark Dohring - Mr Myrmecology O’ Photography lovin it.

Zoe - the man does it again – I flaming LOVE that!

Robyn Geering - awesome.

Fotograf ślubny Lublin - I love this frame!

El - Excuse me, are you Dan ODay? This image is brilliant! xoxo

Ally & Mike

Once upon a time there was a boy named Mike and a girl named Ally. They fell in love and planned to get married in Sydney and asked me to photograph it! Of course I told them I would love to spend their wedding day with them and we all lived happily ever after. I have to give a shout out to my home girl Kelly Tunney who came along and second shot this fairytale with me, she rocked it.

Thommo - WOW! Just WOW! Awesome story telling brother

jsa - “people poking heads out of many random things photographer” is probably the best tag i’ve ever seen.

Tim - Beautiful record, as always. :-)

tasj - freak (but I mean that in the best possible way)

Dijana - Love the tag! Pics are ok too x

Katie - OMG, this is ridiculously good Dan.

Phil Chester - baller as always. Can’t wait for the NYC workshop.

bettina kingma - So amazing, blown away.

john benavente - YES SIR!

john warren - so I’m thinking – there’s a lot of head poking……..then I see the tag and piss myself – great work dude, up to your usual greatness !

alyda - this is like the biggest bag of goodie gum drops i’ve ever seen.

hunter - your kung fu is strong brother.. i’ve been looking for a ‘people poking heads out of many random things photographer’ for a while now.. looks like my search has ended ^_^

Karen Buckle - SO good.

Tenielle - So beautiful, they are a curious family indeed. Adore the shadow shots in front of the gorgeous old building and her expression coming down the aisle. Wonderful wonderful

Flávia/Brazil - Suas fotos são lindas!
O seu trabalho é muito bonito e inspirador. Obrigada por dividir conosco.

johnnabrynn - i feel like i just witnessed famous people in history… if they aren’t famous. they are now. because you, Dan, know how to find the glory and honor of a human being. xox

Theodoros Chliapas - sooo great…

Ian - Lovely work here mate.

Lyn - I simply love it. All of it. A special favourite would have to be that shot under the tree overlooking the harbour, amazingly beautiful.

Andy Gaines - Amazing, as usual! Your kung fu is indeed very strong indeed! Love the ‘hand in the church’ shot!

Andreas - Lovely !

samm blake - amazing… love love all the golden light shots in the church. so so many favorites in this wedding. you have given me quite the complex my friend.

Kelly Tunney - am I allowed to say killer combo?? Was a great day with many fond memories to share. You did awesome….again

Kelly Tunney - oh and look what you can do with a nikon on that last shot – even more clevererrrrrerrr daniel

michele bowman - so wonderful!! i love scrolling through your weddings. your work is fabulous.

Mark Creery - Beautiful work, Dan! It must have been nice to know Kell had your back.

Delia - So many gorgeous moments! I even shed a tear!

Giant Marco Polo - Mr Dan O’Day what a superb collection of images. A new Planking movement called Poking is about to craze the world.

Lyndzee Ellsworth - I’ve heard many good things about you and your work is inspiring. Keep on keepin on my friend.

jason starr - I was going to comment on my favourite shots, but the more I scrolled through the more I loved! So I thought I would just say TOTALLY SIC WEDDING BRO!!!!

joanna brown - Errrrr…… I was scrolling down muttering you are kidding me, and I gasped all the way down to the end. Utterly amazing. WOW

Christina Cleary - You captured it so well!!! Beautiful Bride!
Still, too many photos of me with my concentration face! haha!

C xx

Anna - You take my breath away! Amazing!

Sandra Henri - Wow, so many amazing shots from the one wedding! Just LOVE your work!

Julianna - I especially love shots of the make-up in progress through the window – how you don’t focus on the bride but the reflection of the background on the window!

David Robertson - you are a phenomenal artist my friend! every time i see your work i’m simply dumbfounded

David Robertson - seriously mate.. so so impressive

Rebecca - Fantastic set and great story telling!

Louis Blythe - Great Stuff Mate! I love what you came up with around dolton house! How good would it be to get a bride up that fire escape!


Robyn Geering - Sigh, just magic. You have taken the silhouette to a new level – every single one of them is just amazing.

Nick - Fantastic! Loving it dude!

Ben Swinnerton - Just….BRILLIANT!!!

Brisbane Wedding Photography - The pictures were really great. Loved the last three images. Definitely a job well done!

Kristian Leven - Just come across your work – very moving – love the compositions and use of light. Will definitely be following you in the future.

{Mexico} – The What If Conference

I am super extremely over the moon stoked to announce that I have been asked to speak at the What If Conference in Cabo, Mexico next year as one of “The Innovators”!!! (that’s better than a kick to the face right?) There are many reasons I am so excited about speaking at this conference. 1. I will be speaking along side some of my favorite names in the industry, Jesh De Rox, Jesse and Whitney of Our Labor of Love, Sarah and Chris Rhoads, Justin Lyon ,  Jaime Ibarra and of course Steve and Jen Bebb (More Innovators to be announced soon). 2. This conference is based around the philosophy of standing out from the crowd, not blending in, exercising imagination and courage to strengthen ourselves as creative’s, in turn strengthening our businesses. 3. I have a feeling this conference is going to be the start of something extremely special in this industry. 4. Its in Mexico!!!

You can learn more about the conference by clicking here. Read what it is all about, check out the Innovators profiles!

This is going to be an amazing opportunity for photographers all around the world to go into lockdown for a few days with each other in a lovely little place called Mexico (burp). Don’t think twice, just get your butt’s on a plane :) See you there!

nirav - This is insane Dan!! Dude, you are on a roll and deserve every bit of the awesomeness in your life.

bryan - awesome Dan! congrats!

Michael Wachniak - you. deserve. this. (and more) :)

Mark Dohring - You may be walking on water soon at this rate. Huge congrats mate. Well done.

Brian Terry - Nice one dude. Delighted for you. B



A year ago today I photographed Jono and Camilla’s wedding. Some of you may recognise some of the images in this post from my “Kids being Kids and a Fox” series I blogged in December of last year. Jono and Camila, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! Hope you guys are smiling big-time wherever you may be in the world at the moment xo

Coler - My lord this is fantastic. Absolutely killer.

Jennifer Johnston-Clark - Oh my. These are breathtakingly beautiful!!!

john benavente - 2011 CANON AIPP TAGS WINNER – DAN O’DAY

Ricardo - Amazing bro, just amazing !!!!

hunter - hahahahahahahaha! love the awesome couple standing next to big fancy trees shot.. you have great skills brother. ps.. i am a fatso-whale

Leah Kua - A cake made of cheese, little slivers of light through a tent and a fox? Damn! You make my heart fly Mr O’Day :)

Tenielle - This wedding is SO dreamy, feels more like I’m looking at still frames from a movie. I adore this Dan!!

David Robertson - i keep swearing at my screen. thats how flippin good these are

Trish - insane awesome!!

Jono - Love it Dan, you made our day (again).
Thank you!

Stewart Leishman - Once again, some amazing frames my friend!

john warren - really really good dude

kellbell - you make (very) pretty things Dan

tasj - nice, really nice. awesome even.

Greta - This is so real I feel like I am there.

Kristin - Love your tags. Oh yeah, and the photos are pretty neat too (by neat I mean inspiringly gorgeous!).

Camilla - Let’s do it all again!! Everyone can come! Thanks for making my heart very happy! And yes, I’m smiling big time… at my desk – not very exotic, sorry!

Louisa Bailey - Beautiful images AND tags.

alyda - holy wow dan! so beautiful

samm blake - my oh my. there is such magic in these images my friend. possibly my favorite wedding of yours xoxo

Adam Cavanagh - Beautiful work.. love the tags ;)

mary kathryn - *sigh…

Tina - love it all, how priceless is her expression at the ceremony

Pobke - beauuuuutiful, danny boy. love how you capture the quiet parts of a wedding so beautifully. :)

El - Oh Lordy! The cheese cake!!!!

Julian Beattie - CLOUDS! Urghhh. Awesome!! Loving your B&W’s man. Beautiful set of images as usual!

Andy Gaines - Really great! Only just found your work and it is inspiring stuff! So, yeah, cheers!

michele bowman - how absolutely beautiful!!! i love all the quiet moments that make up the day. just lovely!!

PJ Photos - love it

Emily Heizer Photography - Film. I knew it had to be film. It’s too gorgeous not to be. Oh, woe is me! I have been falling more and more in love with fil every day for the last year- after six years of shooting only digital and I don’t even know a [functioning] film camera. I’ve shopped a little bit, but I’m so gun-shy. But I see images like this and.. I want that. I want that skill, that beauty. These are stellar. Of course, composition is everything, but film adds something extra you just can’t put your finger on until you know it’s there… I just love it. The use of negative space in this post is wonderful too. Brilliant.

Mark Dohring - Dan Dan Dan you are one hell of a talented man.

Sharolyn - Amazing. I can’t believe you even captured that little fox (or other cute creature). Incredible!

aga + marcin - This rocks! blown away by your talent, friend.

Britt Spring - Stunning :-)

Dillon Gauteng Photographer - WOW! your black and white shots are fantastic and that shot of the tree branch clouds and half a groom is brilliantly done

Martins Kikulis - I like the style! It’s different..

Nimmi & Farni had a massive and awesome wedding

I shot Nimmi & Farni’s wedding earlier this year. I invite you to tip your toe into this amazing day as well. From Nimmi, Farni their family’s and myself. Enjoy!

Stewart Leishman - Very refreshing my friend!

Zoe - Lucky Lucky Bride and Groom – as always STUNNING images Dan!
You know, I especially like that flarey off centred backlit b/w peering through the dancers at the couple dancing – gorgeous!

joanna brown - Wow I can feel this, those shots are breathtaking, so rich, full of life and love amazing :)

todd - dude.. loverly stuff.. i especially like the shots from the wedding.. oh wait.

ryan flynn - such a good story. loving all the b+w’s, too. and the eyes closed (ginormous) family shot.

Andy Gaines - Brilliant and inspiring as always! Those portraits in the trees are great!

Thommo - senstational!

Teresa - just freakin’ fantastic. I feel like I just got my party on. ;)

Simon A - Love love love the colour group shot. Fantastic!

john benavente - always a pleasure viewing your work dan.
p.s. thats a big group photo :)

Jonas Peterson - You’re the Dan, man!

Jonas Peterson - LOVE the eyes closed group photo. Great idea.

Kellee Walsh - gorgeous Dan. love all the family portaits in the mix!

bettina kingma - These are all just amazing, love the tall tree shots and the gentleman with his plate of pavlova made me laugh. Love them all.

Sheye Rosemeyer - Yes, yes. Still freaking amazing.

mark dohring - Dan, just awesome photography man, The dog, the eyes closed group shot, the wide shot with the trees.

alyda - you constantly amaze me with your work daniel. i love how you capture those split second random/funny/emotional moments like no one else. loves

David Robertson - ohh myy goodness.. every single frame is just perfect

Cols Thorpe - Just awesome Dan! Love your work as always. Going to make the one forest pic my screensaver now lol!

Tenielle - Beautiful Beautiful! I love how honest your work is, in every way. It’s the closest thing to being there and seeing it for myself. So beautifully documented!

Sheridan - Awesome! Amazing colours and so many people! you really captured the day well:)

Bonnie - Haha, love the little boy on the floor!

Kelly Tunney - Oh my god… Seriously Dan, you leave everyone with no doubt to your tittles of AIPP ACT Wedding Photographer of the year the last 2 year running…. you my friend are a genius.