Alisha Tova


I am first and foremost, a photographer. Not a wedding photographer, not a family photographer, not a food photographer, but a true artist. Someone who has made it her life mission to capture the world around her. I have realized over the years that I have a gift. And I want to be able to share that gift with the people who matter most.

I picked up my first 35mm camera in High School and I don’t think I’ve put one down since. I knew I had something special when I could make people feel comfortable in front of the camera within ten minutes of meeting me. I truly believe that each one of us comes into this world with a purpose, and I know that mine is to document life & love through my lens.

When I’m not working, I love to go on long walks, watercolor paint, hang out with my adorable niece and nephew, try a new yoga studio, plan my next trip or have long lasting dinner parties with those closest to me. I’ve made it a priority to recharge in between each shoot so that I can be fully present and available to my subjects. It’s one of the most important things I can do for myself and the people I am photographing.

Currently I am based in Evanston, IL with my boyfriend and his two kids. Although I shoot mostly in the mid-west, I can always get on a plane and come make art with you.





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Our clients say:

Where do I even begin? From the moment I saw Alisha's photography on Instagram, I knew she was the photographer for us. And then we met her in person, we were sold! Every single step of the way, Alisha was fantastic and everything we had hoped our wedding photographer would be. She is incredibly personable and real, making us both feel comfortable. There was always an open line of communication if we needed anything or just wanted to talk about how excited we were. She understood our vision and aesthetic that we had set for our wedding and executed it perfectly. During the wedding itself, Alisha was on her shit! She kept the night moving smoothly and captured every moment in the most elegant way. I had no doubt that she would deliver, but I was absolutely blown away by our photos. Thanks to Alisha, we will forever be able to relive our magical day. I would highly recommend Alisha for any of your photography needs, not just for weddings!

The wedding photos Alisha captured for us is the greatest gift. We are blown away. We had the absolute best time looking through them and reliving our wedding weekend. We will truly treasure these photos forever! And I know that our families will too. We can't thank her enough for documenting these memories for us in the most artistic and authentic way possible.

Alisha has photographed our family several times over the last two years and each time we receive our pictures we are incredibly impressed and blown away by her ability to capture our most sacred moments as a family. I can’t begin to tell you how many people comment on our family photos and how beautiful they are – because of the quality, the natural moments captured and the realism behind them.



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