Photographer Elise Hassey, who has an Honours degree from COFA in Fine Arts (Photomedia), grew up in the small coastal town of Yamba, where she developed an interest of customs, rites of passage, community and people co-existing within the natural environment. With a natural intuition she creates engaging and sincere portraiture of a diverse range of peoples throughout the world. She is also fascinated with surreal and majestic landscapes - traveling to some of the most remote and obscure corners of the globe to capture them.
Elise also loves working with spirited and like minded couples on their wedding day. Her focus is to document friends and family enjoying the celebration of love in a candid and natural way. She has an exceptional awareness of light and an innate sense of timing to capture special moments before they pass.
As an artist, Elise has enjoyed notable success with numerous solo and group showings across Australia and her work has taken her to places as far-ranging as Satellite Island, the Cotswolds, Tananzia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lake Como and East Arnhem Land. Her photography has been published in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, National Geographic Traveller, Telegraph UK, The Australian, Delicious, International and Australian Traveller and has worked with an impressive list of clients, among them Mercedes Benz, Moet & Chandon, One & Only and Chanel.