Hey, I’m Elise Daw, a portrait and wedding photographer. I’m a bit obsessed with travelling and my biggest bucket list tick to date was seeing the Northern Lights.

More than anything though, I love to take photos of people in love!

I promise to be whoever you need me to be – your timekeeper, your confidant, the person who gives you a pep talk just before you walk down the aisle… or just the lady behind the camera that you forget is even there (… unless I’m standing right in front of you haha).

The above video was made by my beautiful friends over at Maple & Mist videography.


I want to give you that big landscape photo for your wall, those precious moments of your families coming together and the candid ‘in-between moments’ just for you. It’s my job to make you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera so I can capture real emotion and real memories! And while I don’t believe in awkward, forced-smile poses, I do believe in fixing that piece of hair or making sure your dress is laid out nicely so that you can have photos that you want as your profile picture.

I am based on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia but I am more than willing to travel (did I mention earlier I was obsessed with travelling?). And, in case you were wondering about the name, my last name happens to be Daw. So A’Daw/adore… get it? Anyone? haha

My awesome husband took these behind-the-scenes photos of me, and yes, he typically comes with me on each of my shoots as my assistant. This is to make sure that, on your day, I am focused on you and only you! So if you book with me, you’ll get to meet him too!

You can also check out more of my work on Insta or FB. I’m a bit better at updating my socials than my website 😉

Instagram: @adawphotography

If you like what you see, get in touch below. I’ll get back to you within a day or so at the max.