My name is Elise Daw, and I started my wedding photography journey in 2014 when a friend of a friend asked if I happened to be free next weekend to photograph their wedding. The rest, as they say, is history!
I fell completely in love with capturing people's love stories - the nerves, the laughs, the tears, the love, the rawness of emotion and the glamour. I want to capture that epic landscape photo for your wall canvas, those precious memories of your families coming together and the candid 'in-between' moments. For the majority of the day, I will capture your wedding as it unfolds naturally, but will give direction when needed. I like to combine my love of intimate, documentary style photography with the 'wow' portraits of you kissing in front of a sunset.
And what's it like to work with me? Well, I'm often just as excited, if not more so, about your wedding day than you are! I get that you may feel a bit awkward about having a camera on you all day, but I want you to feel as comfortable as possible in front of my lens. You may occasionally hear me saying things like "This is too good", "Guys..." and "WOW WOW WOW". You and me - we're going to have fun.
A'Daw Photography (pronounced adore) was born from my love and adoration of storytelling through photography, and is a little play on my last name (Daw... A'Daw...).
I'm not just there to capture your day, but I'm here to help you figure out your schedule so that you are optimizing time with friends and family, along with capturing the best light of the day. I'm here to recommend photo locations, venues, vendors... whatever you need.
I am based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia but have travelled all over Australia for work (Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania... you name it). My amazing husband, Steven typically comes with me as an assistant on your wedding day. This is to ensure that, on your day, I am focused on you and only you! So, if you book with me, you'll get a chance to meet him too.
Outside of photography, you can find me travelling everywhere and anywhere, paddle-boarding at the beach, drinking coffee at cafes with our Cavalier King Charlies Spaniel, Indy or Netflix-ing on the couch with my husband and a glass of red wine.