about

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Hi! I'm Aliza Schlabach.

I am a photographer serving the Main Line and Greater Philadelphia Area, shooting on location and in my Ardmore studio.  Portraiture makes up the majority of my business, including contemporary glamour (not the 80's kind - think magazine style like you'd see in Vogue or Vanity Fair!), headshots, family, engagements, maternity, lifestyle newborn, kids, pets, and high drama ink and boudoir. My commercial work includes architecture, interior design, products, food, and events.

My Photography

I absolutely LOVE that photography combines three distinct skills and passions of mine: art, technical skill, and working with people. 

Making images that pop off the page or screen makes me giddy. I shoot for eyes filled with light and expression and faces that are true to the person inside. I seek to capture images that stand out, but are honest, alive, and intriguing. 

Some photographers only work in one style. Perhaps they only use natural light, or only work in the studio. For me, versatility and variety keep my days interesting, and I refuse to pigeon-hole myself into just one genre. 

My Life

I'm a mom to an adorable 7 year old girl and a rambunctious 10 year old boy (then again pretty much all 10 year old boys are rambunctious, aren't they?). I love them to pieces and we spend a lot of time together. My husband Kevin is pretty great too.

When I'm not with the family, behind my camera, or editing photos on my laptop, I try to spend as much time as possible with my other passions: partner dancing (blues & fusion), music, travel, tending to my vegetable garden, great food, and my amazing friends. It's a good life and I'm trying to soak up every minute of it.

Where

I'm based in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and have a studio right on Lancaster Ave. I will also travel to a location of your choice throughout the Main Line, Philadelphia, Delaware County, Montgomery Country, and Chester County. 

So... how do you say your name?

People sometimes worry about how to pronounce my name.

Half the time they say it correctly --  "uh-LEE-zuh"
Half the time they say the incorrect "uh-LYE-zuh".

And then there's the last name. 
It's "shlah-bahk".

I should have kept my maiden name. *sighs*

But seriously, don't worry if you get it wrong - I'm used to it. :-)