My name is Alissa Baltazar and I am in love with photography.
One of my earliest childhood memories was of my mother in a dark room processing photographs. She raised me with an appreciation for all things art related. I grew up drawing, writing prose and poetry, in harmony with a world of beauty.
However, my working life did not begin with photography. Instead, I studied mechanical engineering and was awarded a degree in it. It was never fulfilling work and I spent years searching for my real passion. I changed many different jobs and traveled a lot. Years of globetrotting made me adaptable and taught me to think outside the box.
In 2014, my father-in-law gave me his old point-and-shoot camera and I haven’t stopped taking pictures since. I finally found my true calling and have put all of my creative energy into this wonderful profession. The opportunity to show a bit of your inside world and unique vision in every picture is inspiring. Capturing the character and charisma of each subject is a truly magical experience.
I am a fashion and portrait photographer but also shoot events, weddings and families. I’ve enjoyed them all but continue to search for new ideas, concepts and challenges.
I love to capture emotions and personalities. My biggest goal is to find the best angle for each person and to make them look better then ever before.
Shooting fashion is my favorite. I love to create remarkable editorials as a result of collaborating with an original team.
In my wedding photography I strive to bring elements of fashion to my craft. I specialize in alternative weddings and love to shoot rock, unique, artsy, cool, creative couples. Feel free to contact me if you are interested. Can’t wait to get to know you! We will have a lot of fun!
Career: Since July 2018 till present day I am working at Best Version Media for Neighbours of Ancaster magazine. And since June 2020 I am working as a in-house photographer and coordinator at Zolota - Canadian fashion magazine.