My father first introduced me to photography when I was eight years old. I was completely taken in by the camera's ability to capture slices of time and emotions not possible in any other medium. Under his tutelage I began to see life in a new way; prospective, light, and color became powerful and emotional. Life was vivid and passionate.
After majoring in fine art photography, I opened my first studio in Pennsylvania. My photojournalistic style of documenting the emotions of life put me in high demand for sports and entertainment. I spent years photographing celebrities such as Elton John, world figure skating champions, and World Cup Soccer teams.
But the world was calling and I was not getting any younger. Inspired by a World War II photographer, I joined the United States Navy at 34. I wanted to tell the story of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line everyday. I wanted to capture their fear, anger, compassion, joy, and pride for generations to appreciate.
I moved my studio to southern California after my second tour of duty in the Middle East. I fell in love with the weather, the land, and the people; the diverse culture of southern California that made me feel at home. But it was the years of travel and experience photographing ceremonies, celebrities, humanitarian relief operations, and combat troops on the tip of the spear that taught me; life is in the details.
As your photographer I will let your individual style show through. My goal is to capture the feelings and emotions: the laughs, hugs, smiles, and tears of your special day through candid and creative photography giving you a unique collection of images that tells your story.
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We loveeeeeee your work...amazing photographs!!!
I love You - Your work is Fantastic and off the charts
We had an amazing day with Michael and Julie on our wedding day 2 weeks ago. It was so easy to work with them and the sample pictures we have seen so far ARE GREAT! Love your work!
It was such good luck for me that i had Michael O'day Photography team on my wedding day 06/09/12 because all the photos came out are perfect!! All my friends and guests are so proud of you guys that working so hard that day. Can't tell how much we love
Thank you so much for all you hard work you and julie put in at our wedding. you both helped make our day even more special with all the awesome pictures you took of me and victoria. thank you and God Bless
Thank you Michel and Julie! you helped make this special part of our lives even more special with all the beautiful pictures you took of us, family, and friends. Im glad we had you two as our photographers. You guys were always patient and very helpful.
I've known Michael for years; he has done photography for my business as well as weddings for many family members. His team is aways on-time, nicely dressed, friendly, fun, and professional. The pictures he makes are gorgeous. He is a true storyteller.