Gorgeous Wedding in Schloss Obermayerhofen in Austria

Being a part of this gorgeous wedding that happened in Schloss Obermayerhofen in Austria was an incredible experience. Kirstie from Australia, Christian from Austria, guests from all over the world. International wedding with so relaxed feeling that I was flattered to be there. The only word that can describe these three days with such a great people is GORGEOUS! Thank you guys!

Samo Rovan


Andrew Howe - September 14, 2010 - 9:44 am

Awesome photos. Really like the colors and brilliance in the very last one.

Annabelle Morris - September 14, 2010 - 10:00 am

What a great couple and what a beautiful photographic wedding story. The colors are outstanding.

Isobelle Thornborough - September 14, 2010 - 10:21 am

Nice wedding story. That photo of the couple on the porch surrounded by the lush greenery is excellent.

Dani Meadows - September 14, 2010 - 10:32 am

Ah … you have captured every emotion possible in a wedding day. The bride shall forever cherish the photo of her new husband with real tears in his eyes.

Dean Dampney - September 14, 2010 - 10:23 pm

I am really moved by this series. Captured with such a fine eye and execution but above all the emotional connection to your subject is incredibly evident and warm. Well done.

Janet Meyers - September 15, 2010 - 12:51 am

Absolutely agree with Dean … the emotions in this wedding story are understood and exemplified. Beautiful.

Maia Chase - September 15, 2010 - 1:10 am

I have been out of the country and away from my laptop for a couple of weeks .. but look what I missed. Holey, smoley, the photographers on this website/blog are the best that I have ever seen … so I’m glad to be back and enjoying this amazing art. Love your work Samo and hope to see more!

Jennifer Summers - September 15, 2010 - 1:35 am

The third last image is my favorite … all the guests sitting around in such a lush and gorgeous environment — they probably did not know this but you sure did when you took these amazing shots.

Yvonne Dunnington - September 15, 2010 - 1:46 am

My goodness .. the way you captured so many photos with the groom and the little children. I’m guessing your next set of photographs for this couple will be their children. And the groom will be a fantastic father, as I’m sure the gorgeous bride will be too.

Dave - September 15, 2010 - 6:00 am

A stunning set of images, great work.

Samo Rovan - September 15, 2010 - 7:32 am

Thank you all for such a warm comments.

Irene Jones - September 17, 2010 - 5:02 pm

I just love the photo of the older gentleman holding the small child up in the air. The joy on their faces is priceless and oh so natural.

Christina Craft - September 18, 2010 - 5:14 pm

Extraordinary photojournalism. You’re going to win some awards for some of these.

elevenhearts - September 19, 2010 - 10:33 am

Beautiful couple, great images!

Mary Fabian - September 21, 2010 - 8:21 am

My favorite photograph in this series is the little flower girl sitting on the stone ledge. Great lighting and angles.

Martin Tavares - September 21, 2010 - 8:34 am

The sharp focus of the bride and groom in constrast to the faded green background is wonderful (#8).

Miranda Isber - September 22, 2010 - 12:00 am

An absolute very warm and telling wedding story from beginning to end. Thank You for such great photography.

Deborah Edwards - September 22, 2010 - 12:23 am

The first photo with the fading imagery is wonderful — loved it!

Candice Springgay - September 22, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Oh how real #4 is — you beautifully captured all the preparation and chaos before the actual wedding. Nice!

Madeleine Jutras - September 27, 2010 - 8:03 am

Both the black and white and the color photos are great. And the colored photos are so vibrant.

Shauna Dallamsphum - September 27, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Brilliant wedding photography depicting the full story. And you really captured the beauty of Schloss Obermayerhofen in Austria.

Jacqui Jagt - September 28, 2010 - 7:27 pm

The angles and lighting in the first two images are brilliant.

Fred Stuart - October 1, 2010 - 1:51 am

You ABSOLUTELY aced at this wedding and managed to also capture the gorgeous scenery! Kudos!

Germaine LaFountaine - October 5, 2010 - 9:04 am

Austria is just gorgeous. And wow … you captured every conceivable emotion that day — joy, happiness, and so much more.

Aaron Howe Imagery - October 7, 2010 - 11:47 pm

Unlike others, I do not have a favorite photo. All are magnificent.

Maia Chase - October 9, 2010 - 10:24 pm

The whole wedding series and photos are superb. Maia

Matthew Lee - October 12, 2010 - 5:33 pm

I really enjoyed this blog documentary of the wedding.

Will Pursell photo - October 12, 2010 - 9:24 pm

love that first shot! great lighting

Abigail Winters - October 16, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Wow! All I can say is Wow! A beautiful mix of black and white plus color photos — not only is your photography amazing, but you managed to capture several emotions. Way to Go!

Samo Rovan - October 28, 2010 - 9:05 am

Thanks you all for such a nice words.

Australian South Coast New South Wales Wedding

It must be almost a year since I was made a founding member of this group. To be included is the highlight of my Wedding Photography career.

Do you think I’ve made one blog entry in this time? Nope. I’ve been too busy shooting, and surfing, and spending time with my family.

So here down under, we’ve got a new wedding photography season beginning (not too many people get married in the winter months down south here), and with that comes a personal obligation to get some shots up on this precious space.

This is Hollee and Charles. They got married at Terrara House on the NSW South Coast in Australia here. I’ll otherwise let the shots tell the story.The date – August 15, 2010.

Enjoy – Dean Dampney, www.cloudface.com.au

Wedding Photography Sydney - September 13, 2010 - 4:49 am

Like to say your wedding images are awesome. Great candid and natural photos using available light.
The photography work is highly credible and stylish. Cheers from Perry in Sydney

Bat - September 14, 2010 - 4:37 am

Love the first road out of focus shot, great lines.. infact, loving the movement and blur in al the ones with movement and blur! Thanks again Dean

Yvonne Dunnington - September 14, 2010 - 9:47 am

And I’m so glad that you did join this amazing blog site. Your work is incredible.

Fred Stuart - September 14, 2010 - 10:02 am

The black and white photo of the classic car out in the country is so cool.

Dani Meadows - September 14, 2010 - 10:31 am

That black and white photo of the flower girl and ring bearer is worth a million words — especially the dirt (or is it grass stains) on the little boy’s knees and the little girl’s dress. And I can see she also took her shoes off. And fun was had by all!

Dean Dampney - September 14, 2010 - 4:40 pm

so nice to get such kind feedback – thank you all

Paula Lukas - September 15, 2010 - 12:55 am

You saved the best for last. Your last image is absolutely spectacular! Thanks so much … looking so forward to more posts from you.

Janet Meyers - September 15, 2010 - 1:16 am

What an absolute delight to find a NEW and excellent and wonderful top photographer in these blog postings. I visit this site daily (okay, sometimes only weekly) and am astounded by the spectacular photography everytime I view this blog. So, so, very glad that Dean Dampney has joined this amazing group. Dean, your photography is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Jennifer Summers - September 15, 2010 - 1:32 am

Your very last image is not only awesome but inspiring. Love it, and all your photos. Thanks.

Katyln Forrest - September 15, 2010 - 1:39 am

Beautiful, beautiful work! Love each and every shot … you captured the full day magnificently.

Mary Fabian - September 17, 2010 - 5:07 pm

I love the picture of the bride in the mirror … the lighting … the angles … nice!

Belinda Mango - September 21, 2010 - 8:22 am

That first photograph is the best — the bride getting ready with the poster of different models.

Miranda Isber - September 22, 2010 - 12:03 am

#4 is incredible — the beautiful bride in the mirror. Oh, I just have to mention that I really liked all of your photos — angles, images, lighting — brilliant!

Deborah Edwards - September 22, 2010 - 12:28 am

Okay … something about photo #2 is totally captivating me. It appears to be a bridesmaid (and/or matron of honor) removing her ring for the ceremony, but I would really appreciate your summary of this photo. That bridesmaid (matron) is absolutely humble and gorgeous … and I can’t move on until I know the significance of her gesture. Kindly shed some light on the subject. Thanks. Deb

Candice Springgay - September 22, 2010 - 8:36 pm

The faded imagery in the forth image from the bottom is wonderful.

Dean Dampney - September 24, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Hi Deb, she is absolutely humble and gorgeous. She was the Matron of Honor, and this was a contemplative moment that she would have been unaware that I captured. I too was unaware consciously at least, of the ring gesture, and indeed it’s significance.

Madeleine Jutras - September 27, 2010 - 8:05 am

The shot of the couple by the pool is spectacular!

Shauna Dallamsphum - September 27, 2010 - 2:45 pm

Besides the great wedding photos, you are captivated me with the magnificence of the NSW South Coast in Australia.

Deborah Edwards - September 28, 2010 - 7:29 pm

Dean … thanks so much for your summary of that brilliant photo. A keepsake for sure … will keep many artistic observers in contemplative thoughts and conversation.

Fred Stuart - October 1, 2010 - 1:54 am

Image Number 5 was pure artistry. Way to Go!!!

Germaine LaFountaine - October 5, 2010 - 9:08 am

Wonderful wedding story from beginning to end — from the natural shot of the little boy with his head against the pew during the ceremony — to the spectacular shot of the bride and groom beside the pool (gorgeous colors and awesome lighting and reflection).

Aaron Howe Imagery - October 7, 2010 - 11:48 pm

Loved your first post — a splendid wedding story!

Maia Chase - October 9, 2010 - 10:24 pm

Fantastic imagery! Maia

Matthew Lee - October 12, 2010 - 5:34 pm

The lighting and the angles in the very last photo is brilliant.

Abigail Winters - October 16, 2010 - 9:10 pm

My goodness .. I can certainly understand why you have been voted in as one of the world’s best photographers. Your work is articulate and amazing. Kudos to you!

We started with a BANG ….

Some random images of the first 5 weddings of our new wedding season. It has been hectic but great fun.

Nora Robinson - September 8, 2010 - 5:56 am

Incredible and brilliant photographs. Thanks so much for sharing them with the rest of us.

Janet Meyers - September 8, 2010 - 5:58 am

Truly beautiful wedding images. My very favorite is the 2nd last photograph of the bride and the groom on the bridge, reflection in water, surrounded by stunning colors of green and blue. Paradise!

Mary Fabian - September 10, 2010 - 9:29 am

Awesome set of these five weddings. The lighting in photos #9 and #11 are incredible.

Cynthia Blackstone - September 10, 2010 - 9:48 am

Incredible imagery! I love viewing your blog postings.

Julis McIntyre Photos - September 10, 2010 - 10:06 am

You totally rock and are such an inspiration.

Jaco Fourie - September 12, 2010 - 12:14 pm

Thank you all.

Yvonne Dunnington - September 14, 2010 - 9:49 am

Spectacular photography. I am absolutely amazed at the talent in your shot of all four ushers jumping up in the air at the same time.

Dorothy Isber Photos - September 14, 2010 - 10:07 am

Oh my goodness … such art and beauty. The image of the bride and groom by the waterfall is magnificent — all those angles, lighting, and colors (especially the many shades of blue).

Nancy Shaw - September 15, 2010 - 1:21 am

Breathtaking is all I can say! Your photos knock me off my feet — they are so beautiful and captivating. I am already a married gal (wish I knew you when I did it) … but I am already sharing your images with my friends who are soon to married. Wow! Wow! Wow! Again, breathtaking!!!!

Scott Gatt Imaginations - September 17, 2010 - 5:09 pm

The fourth shot is incredible of the couple in the field and the way you captured the sun.

Ben McIntyre - September 21, 2010 - 8:26 am

The angles and vivid red and blue colors in the dance floor photographs are amazing.

Miranda Isber - September 22, 2010 - 12:04 am

You REALLY did start with a BANG!! These wedding photographs are absolutely incredible and a work of art. Wow! Wow! Wow!

Deborah Edwards - September 22, 2010 - 12:30 am

So very glad that I logged in and had another chance to view your absolute beauty. This series of photos just knocked me off my feet. You are brilliant and incredible, and I thank the Lord every day to just have the opportunity to view such magnificence.

Aaron Howe Imagery - October 7, 2010 - 11:50 pm

Absolutely agree .. you started with a BANG … and always are a BANG. You have the most amazing photography.

Catherine T - October 11, 2010 - 1:45 pm

Love the shots with the chicken, the duck pond and the round tower, among many, many others. Beautiful work!

wedding in Thessaloniki.

Dimitris and Elli is my latest couple from my town who get married and trust me as their photographer.I want to share my imagery from my latest work with you


Teresa Beklamy - September 3, 2010 - 4:19 am

Beautiful wedding shots — especially liked the angles and lighting in #38 with an array of shades of red, rose, amber, plus the reflection of from the chandelier lights. Very nice.

Katlyn Forrest - September 3, 2010 - 4:58 am

Brilliant gallery of photographs. The lighting and colors in your last one (so, so, blue) of the bride walking down the street is captivating.

Nik Pekridis - September 3, 2010 - 5:10 am

thank you both !!!

Adam - September 3, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Beautiful work!!

Ben McIntyre - September 5, 2010 - 7:42 pm

What a gorgeous set of photographs. Especially loved the very last one with the amazing blue sky.

Candice Springgay - September 5, 2010 - 7:44 pm

Although I may be an engineer, I have taken special interest in photography, especially wedding photography (being that I was just married myself two years ago). This is an incredible collection of images — gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Jacqui Jagt - September 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

As usual, your work is exemplary … really enjoyed this set of photos. Thanks! Jacqui

PJ Photos - September 7, 2010 - 10:55 am

Nice ;-)i love last pictures…

Nik Pekridis - September 7, 2010 - 11:10 am

thank you all !!

Janet Meyers - September 8, 2010 - 6:01 am

Lovely photographs. I especially liked the colors in the the very last image — stunning.

Miranda Isber - September 8, 2010 - 6:03 am

Really enjoyed looking through these wedding photographs. The one with the bride sitting down against the black and white (kind of like a zebra) background is very cool.

bernadette@writeme.com - September 10, 2010 - 9:52 am

What beautiful photos of a beautiful bride. I love all the emotions that you caught, especially the ‘fun’ pictures of the bride dancing and really enjoying herself.

Matthew Lee - September 10, 2010 - 9:55 am

The black and white photograph (#11) of the bride is gorgeous — nice lighting.

Yvonne Dunnington - September 14, 2010 - 9:52 am

Since everybody seems to be picking out their favorite photo, I thought I would add my two cents. I just love #33 — the seriousness of the bride and groom at the altar illuminated by those gorgeous chandeliers.

Mary Fuseli - September 14, 2010 - 10:13 am

Priceless — the picture of the groom holding a bouquet of flowers outside the church!

Paula Lukas - September 15, 2010 - 12:57 am

Another incredible wedding story. Thanks so much for sharing!

Brian Holmes - September 15, 2010 - 1:42 am

Astounding! Once again, I have to let you know that your photography and skills are at the top of the line. Forget being on of … in my eyes you are #1 across the whole wide world with respect to photography talent. You always amaze me.

Nik Pekridis - September 15, 2010 - 1:46 am

Wait for the next one !!!

maryf@photographer.net - September 17, 2010 - 5:46 pm

The fireworks are brilliant.

Madeleine Jutras - September 22, 2010 - 12:06 am

What a telling and beautiful wedding story! Way to go!

Deborah Edwards - September 22, 2010 - 12:32 am

Fabulous photographs from the beginning to end … a gorgeous wedding story … that this couple will treasure forever. Way to go! Beautiful!

Aaron Howe Imagery - October 7, 2010 - 11:51 pm

Really, really enjoyed these photos — a great testimonial to the wedding day.

e-session at Chalkidiki Greece

Nadya & Andrei from Russia found me through web and when they visit Chalkidiki for summer holidays they deside to trust me for a 3 hours e-session.

The heat was against us …up to 38 celsius but we have lots of fun and finally the result of imagery help us to keep shooting.We make couple of shoots into the istion hotel (http://www.istionclub.com/) at Potidaia and to nerby coasts of the Potidaia village.

Teresa Beklamy - September 3, 2010 - 4:23 am

These photographs are beautiful too. Love how you captured the blue from the sky and water. And the sunset with the couple sitting on the rock is splendid.

Jacqui Jagt - September 3, 2010 - 5:02 am

Number 6 is my favorite — capturing the reflection of the bride and groom dancing. Nice!

Fred Stuart - September 5, 2010 - 7:47 pm

I have been checking out this site for several months Nik and really appreciate your talent and beauty of capturing the best moments. Thanks!

Martin Tavares - September 5, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Very, very nice work! Beautiful wedding and beautiful photography!

Deborah Edwards - September 8, 2010 - 6:05 am

The colors are so vivid and fresh in both the cafe shots, as well as those by the water’s edge. Nice.

Yvonne Dunnington - September 8, 2010 - 6:07 am

Such gorgeous photos, especially the sunset shots.

Nik Pekridis - September 8, 2010 - 6:10 am

thank you all !!

Germaine LaFountaine - September 10, 2010 - 9:57 am

The second last picture is breathtaking.

Bernadette Kashuba - September 10, 2010 - 10:08 am

I really like the rain drops effect on your first few photographs. Cool.

Wilma Cornelisse - September 14, 2010 - 9:55 am

The shots of the couple on the rock in both the daylight and night are excellent — beautiful and vivid colors.

Mary Fusel - September 14, 2010 - 10:15 am

The colors in the photos of the couple in the cafe are brilliant.

Paula Lukas - September 15, 2010 - 1:00 am

Just browsing this incredible blog at Best of Wedding Photography again, and I am absolutely thrilled to come across your work once again. My goodness, this is the most amazing blog that I have seen with such incredible photography … and I am enjoying yours. Don’t every stop blogging!! I am a fan!

Mary Fabian - September 17, 2010 - 5:48 pm

The colors in the fourth last image are so vivid. Lovely.

Madeleine Jutras - September 22, 2010 - 12:07 am

Another great wedding story from beginning to end. I just can’t help but comment on the extraordinary blue sky and reflecting images that you managed to capture. Bravo!

ImranKhan - April 12, 2011 - 12:39 pm

splendid work. You just took the snaps of great moments. Sunset snaps are simply breathe taking.

Jessica Cameron - January 8, 2012 - 10:08 am


I am enquiring about your services. I am getting married in hanioti Halkidki in September, I am searching for the perfect photographer. Is this the usual sort of thing you do? If so p,ease could you supply me with prices and availability.

Many thanks,

Jessica Cameron.