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BIO

Born in Ukraine, Alissa has been an avid shutterbug for most of her life, but started as a professional photographer in 2015.  After making the leap to pro, she has been published in many wedding and fashion magazines.

In 2018, Alissa joined the staff of the Neighbours Of Ancaster magazine as their head photographer, published by Best Version Media.  Later in 2020, she signed up as the in-house photographer and creative coordinator for Zolota, an avant garde Canadian rock fashion magazine.

In 2021, Alissa was awarded that year’s best event photographer by Giggster, Toronto’s top search engine for event and wedding venues.

And in 2023, she was given The Best Wedding Photographer In Hamilton award from Best For Bride.

Visit her main website to explore her work in different genres, such as commercial, portrait, family, and event photography. And here you can check Alissa's videography work.

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Alissa Baltazar is a founder and main photographer at Baltazar Weddings. Her approach is to find the magical energy in each subject and inject a strong element of fashion into every shot. Alissa is a alternative wedding photographer based in Brantford and Hamilton, Ontario. She is available for world travel wherever love may take her.
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ABOUT MY STYLE

Alissa Baltazar is a founder and main photographer at Baltazar Weddings. Her approach is to find the magical energy in each subject and inject a strong element of fashion into every shot. Alissa is a alternative wedding photographer based in Brantford and Hamilton, Ontario. She is available for world travel wherever love may take her.
Alissa Baltazar is a founder and main photographer at Baltazar Weddings. Her approach is to find the magical energy in each subject and inject a strong element of fashion into every shot. Alissa is a alternative wedding photographer based in Brantford and Hamilton, Ontario. She is available for world travel wherever love may take her.

In my wedding photography, I strive to bring elements of fashion to the craft. My style is closest to fine art with a touch of cinematic flair. I love to create images that can often stand alone as a piece of art. During the main wedding events, I am focused on capturing candid moments and catching the atmosphere of the day in artistic reportage style shots. My carefully styled traditional group photos will live in your family albums and memories for the years to come.

Most importantly, the key shots involving the couple will be in a dark fine art style, but at the request of the client, the entire wedding can be shot in the same dark and moody style.

LOVING WORDS

Alissa Baltazar is a skilled photographer who is both creative and accommodating. Alissa shot our engagement photos in the snow at the perfect hour for sunset lighting, and made the experience a lot of fun! She captured the colours of our outdoor June wedding beautifully. We chose her as our wedding photographer because her photos are so vibrant and colourful. She and her assistant took beautiful action shots of our guests which we just had to send out with our thank you notes. It added a personal touch, and so many people were grateful to receive a professional candid shot of themselves. As part of the package we ordered, Alissa assembled a photo book for us, which not only saved us time, but is a wonderful keepsake, as well as a stretched canvas with beautiful resolution. Alissa is a pleasure to work with and is passionate about what she does. My husband and I definitely recommend her!

Alissa was our photographer for our wedding and she was absolutely amazing! Our package included engagement photos and we were already blown away with her photos before the wedding even started.

Alissa arrived on time on the wedding day with her assistant and from the first minute, they went to work. They worked on so many great and unique shots with our wedding party while using the items around the room to enhance the photos. Alissa did an incredible job with editing the photos and they turned out so well. She has a really cool style of editing and gave our photos a nice darker tone to it which we love. All of our guests are blown away with the results of the photos and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer. We highly recommend Alissa!

Words simply cannot capture my full appreciation for Alissa as my wedding photographer. From the moment I reached out to her, to her dropping off the usb, book and prints, I felt like more than just a client, and truly supported by her. I reached out to Alissa about a year before my wedding date. She made sure to listen to all of my questions/comments and wishes for both our engagement shoot and our wedding day. When doing our engagement shoot I was amazed at how at ease I felt with her (especially because I normally don’t like pictures of myself), she was patient and made sure to instruct both myself and my (then) fiancé on how to pose. As a plus size person, this was incredibly important to me as I wanted to feel confident and beautiful in my photos, and Alissa helped me achieve that. We connected a few times in between the engagement shoot and wedding day, and a few weeks before the wedding we went over the last details and she provided a worksheet to ensure I got all of the family combinations I wanted. The day of – my timeline was a complete disaster but it never once threw Alissa or her wonderful second photographer off. They adapted and were (once again) VERY patient with all of us as we were trying to get things (and ourselves) ready. They were able to catch so many wonderful moments both posed and candid and truly went above and beyond in every way. Alissa was also extremely efficient with editing and delivering the photos, always staying within her timelines. Alissa is an incredibly talented photographer, and an absolute treasure to work with. I have so many stunning pictures to remember these special moments by, and I am forever grateful to her. I would highly recommend you book her for your wedding!

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