Death Valley Wedding, California | Danielle & David

On the 28th of December 2013 I married my lover and my best friend Danielle.

While it took more than a decade of being together for that amazing day to happen I knew as soon as I saw her all those years ago that an adventure was going to happen.

Just to add some context to this story, Danielle and I got engaged in late 2011 on top of a mountain in Death Valley National Park in California (click here to see more about that adventure) while we were travelling throughout the USA.

After returning home to Sydney, we started planning our wedding which we dreamed would be back in Death Valley. But as many of you would know, planning a wedding in your hometown is difficult enough let alone on the other side of the world. Add to that logistics, constraints, work, study, daily life etc it remained just that…A DREAM.

Eventually, we decided we would get married close to home and we found the perfect venue in Milton Park Country House Hotel in Bowral (Australia).

-Fast-forward two years-

Danielle and I were still holding on to that dream of being together celebrating our marriage & wedding in Death Valley National Park and exploring the breathtaking natural beauty it has to offer. So we set off on an adventure to make our dreams a reality.

After celebrating an unforgettable wedding day in Australia with our family and close friends we headed to Sydney airport to start a new adventure in Death Valley to fulfil our dream.

Life is an adventure. Love is an adventure. Marriage is an adventure.

Below is the story of our wedding adventure in Death Valley National Park as captured by myself, my amazing wife and my trusty tripod.

I hope you enjoy viewing these photographs as much as we did capturing them.

And remember…

ADVENTURE IS WORTHWHILE.

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  • Kimberley Marlay

    Beautiful guys!!! XxReplyCancel

  • Natalie Barker

    These shots are just spectacular. Can absolutely see why it was your dream to get married there. So vast and amazing! Worth all the effort to get back out there. xoReplyCancel

  • Kye Norton

    Epic work mate!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Blakeley

    Such incredible photos Dave and what a back drop! ReplyCancel

  • Alana Dowling

    Absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Your wife is seriously stunning! Absolutely gorgeous. You two are so adorable and it’s clearly evident how much you appreciate her and how comfortable you are together. Beautiful shots, too! Love the one of her “little” in the valley. 2 down from the Badwater shot. Amazing work David! Will definitely be following you now 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Maria Mclennan

    Amazing photos!! ReplyCancel

  • my fave is 6th from bottom, but they are all seriously stunning. LOVE the location.ReplyCancel

  • This is so special! Congratulations, and wonderful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous !! you captured so wellReplyCancel

  • This is seriously amazing. You shot your OWN wedding. I’m just so blown away right now. Your wife is gorgeous and I love the self-portraits (and self-couple portraits). Also, this is a gorgeous location. Congratulations on your marriage as well!!!ReplyCancel

  • Woah. For real. You’re one lucky dude. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Whaaat? Crazy! And very awesome. What a stunner you have. So great! Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • oh wow! i think it’s fantastic you guys did this… and congratulations!! these photos are breathtaking – what an incredible backdrop and what incredible memories you guys captured. and danielle is fierce in front of the camera!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, what a venue! I really love Death Valley, that has to have been magical for you both!! I’m still not sure how you pulled it off!!ReplyCancel

  • Taking your own pictures, that’s a first I’ve seen! 🙂
    Really cool idea and well done.

    Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!! you shot your own wedding….these are stunning. speechless.ReplyCancel

  • Freaking awesome.

    Also, you’re crazy. In a good way.ReplyCancel

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