I would like to introduce myself. My name is Alicia Dallago, I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the United States in1977. Having fell in love with photography, and after becoming an American Citizen, I opened a photography studio in Pittsburgh, PA.
Knowing that without an education in Photography I would not be successful, I studied under the best photographers in the world earning the top credentials in my field: the degrees of Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman.
For over 40 years I have been capturing the soul of my client’s children growing up. Taking portraits of those children’s children is one of the best gifts I have received.
Through the years my images have been on display in Epcot Center and the Cleveland Museum of Art, to name a few places, earning many awards, including two Kodak Gallery Awards
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra commissioned me to create portraits of their musicians and UPMC Passavant used my portraits of children in their “Shhh Campaign” For years my work has been featured on the covers of several magazines. I had the honor of have been invited to be a speaker about children portraiture at the Professional Photographers of America International Convention.
My personal philosophy is to give back to my community, having raised over $200,000 to benefit Pittsburgh causes. Through my studio I created a scholarship for victims of domestic violence and I am very proud to acknowledge that 16 women graduated from college with my scholarship.
I have been a member of the Board of Directors of North Hills Community Outreach, Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, Zonta and Crisis Center North and Board President of the last organization.
For my involvement in the community, I have received several awards, was recognized as one of Pennsylvania’s 50 Top Business Women, received two Congratulatory Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate and I am a recipient of the prestigious International Athena Award.
You might wonder why in this day and age of digital photography I decided to stop taking portraits and dedicate to restoring old photos. Here is the reason: after my mother’s death, I inherited photos of my ancestors that were fading, stained and torn. Restoring photos of my Great Great Grand Parents made me see the emotional value that those images have not only for me but for my children and nephews. I started thinking about all the people that want to preserve their precious memories and decided to dedicate my skills to the restoration of old photos.
I would love to have the opportunity to help you preserve your memories. Please call me at 412-418-4207 for a no obligation estimate.