Alicia Daw is an international wedding photographer that has spent over 2 decades of her life globetrotting and seeing the world through the lens of her camera. She has photographed in 36 countries, and draws from her experience of observing and living in other cultures to document your wedding day that is representative of your values, and preserves forever the authentic and emotional moments that will tell the story of the start of your heritage in a way that will leave you in awe for years to come.
Featured in prestigious publications like Grace Ormonde, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, The Knot, Alicia offers over 14 years of wedding photography experience and delivers images that are effortlessly romantic and breathtakingly chic. You can count on Alicia to wow you not only with stunning photos but also to add to your experience by sharing her secrets of where to find the best hot chocolate in Paris, best fresh baked cookies in New York City, or best Licorice in Copenhagen during your engagement experience.
Alicia knows how to capture the joy and love for the life you have because she is passionate about finding the joy and adventure in the everyday and ordinary moments in her life with the people she loves.
"Alicia knows how to capture the joy and love for the life you have because she is passionate about finding the joy and adventure in the everyday and ordinary moments in her life with the people she loves."
I was not the child who grew up envisioning her wedding day or playing with barbie dolls and babies. I was the girl who could be found climbing trees, playing football, and always up for a good adventure. Even though my feminine side and motherly instincts took a little bit longer than normal to develop, one thing I always knew for sure was that I wanted to be married and have a family. This is our little family, and they are truly my greatest joy and adventure.
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As a young child, some of my fondest memories are of picking fresh peas and tomatoes in my grandmothers garden. She had a green thumb and a knack for growing the most delicious vegetables. While we never had a garden at my home growing up, I've always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to learn how to be self-sustaining and have the ability to grow my own food. In the recent years, but especially during the COVID pandemic, I took to my backyard and began experimenting with a variety of fruits and vegetables. In 2020 alone (because the food supply upon the onset of COVID had me concerned) I grew tomatoes, peppers, a variety of squashes, peas, carrots, lettuce, green beans, cucumbers, strawberries, and blueberries.
I don't know if it started with reading my american girl books where the characters were resourceful and creative, or if it came from watching TV shows like Dr. Quinn medicine woman where all the women seemed to have some sort of handy skill, but somewhere along the way I decided to pick up the skill of sewing. I am not expert and, in fact, I can be found ripping out and redoing the seams of nearly every project I undertake but, still, every now and then I enjoying sitting in front of my sewing machine and listening to the quite murmur of the needle as I craft my next project - usually something for my kids that looks like it's straight from, you guessed it, the set of dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
One of my favorite things to do is head into manhattan and explore with my kids. Despite being born and raised close to New York, I still find a new little nook or cranny every time I explore. I know the streets like the back of my hand, and can tell you where to find the best views, music, second hand shops, culture, and - mostly importantly - chocolate chip cookie (spoiler alert: it's at levain bakery). There is something about this city that invigorates my soul - the energy, the noise, the smells - in a sea of millions, somehow new york just always makes me feel like I belong.
If you want to find me in my true element, you'll have to look no further than in my kitchen. Whether I'm whipping up my latest italian dish (homemade pasta is my favorite), experimenting with ethnic cuisines (I have an indian vindaloo recipe that is to die for), or baking up a storm, I am most at ease in the kitchen. On any given weekend where I am not photographing a wedding, you'll find me in the kitchen likely creating art with pies or sugar cookies, trying to perfect my sourdough loaves (gosh, this one has been hard), or trying a new european dessert (pictured: Swedish Semla that are drool worthy).
While I will always be partial to Europe - my home away from home - I truly love exploring and traveling everywhere. Having been to 37 different countries, I have seen so much....and still feel like I've seen so little. Bucket list: New Zealand, Bali, Maldives, Chile, South Africa
On any given weekend that I'm not photographing a wedding, or galavanting around the world, you can find me in the kitchen baking pies, sugar cookies, or unique treats like Swedish Semlor. There is nothing that a spoonful of sugar can't fix.
I am an avid reader, particularly interested the topics of in medicine & biology, alternative schooling for children, historical fiction, and of course business.
We've taken our 1920's colonial home and remodeled it to be reminiscent of what inspires us around the world - the clean lines of Scandinavia, the plaster walls of Italy and Greece, and the rounded archways of France or Morocco
Don't judge me for the fact that sugar came before natural living but, truly, I see nature as our best medicine. We are avid essential oil users in our home and as a result of this lifestyle change I'm going on 6 years without being sick at all.
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My style of photography tells the story of your day that is found in between moments. the belly laughter during toasts, the tears streaming down mom's cheek as you walk down the aisle, and the smile seen in the eyes of your new spouse...because forever just began.
| Eternal commitments | Unspeakable joy | The start of a legacy |
| Eternal commitments |
| Unspeakable joy |
| The start of a legacy |