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Portrait Photographer & Creator of @the.sisters.project

http://www.aliayoussef.com/
While Toronto has yet another gloomy day, I can’t help but wish I was somewhere warm surrounded by palm trees. 
Recent #mediumformatfilm photo of @tamiyateahie while in Vancouver 💕
#hasselblad500cm #portra400 #120mmfilm
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
While toronto has yet another gloomy day, i can’t help but wish i was somewhere warm surrounded by palm trees.
recent #mediumformatfilm photo of @tamiyateahie while in vancouver 💕
#hasselblad500cm #portra400 #120mmfilm
570 18 6 days ago
My mom is the kind of person who tells you you can do anything you want to, and then supports, brainstorms, and sits by your side until you make it happen. Selfless and generous only begin to describe her. Happy Mother’s Day @allisonyoussef 💕
Recent #mediumformatfilm photo taken on #hasselblad500cm #portra400
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
My mom is the kind of person who tells you you can do anything you want to, and then supports, brainstorms, and sits by your side until you make it happen. selfless and generous only begin to describe her. happy mother’s day @allisonyoussef 💕
recent #mediumformatfilm photo taken on #hasselblad500cm #portra400
564 10 1 weeks ago
Shot a roll of #mediumformatfilm with my long time friend @tamiyateahie in one of my favourite places while in Vancouver ❤️❤️ here are just a few faves
#hasselblad500cm #portra400 
#120film
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
Shot a roll of #mediumformatfilm with my long time friend @tamiyateahie in one of my favourite places while in vancouver ❤️❤️ here are just a few faves
#hasselblad500cm #portra400
#120film
827 12 2 weeks ago
The Sisters Project is featured on @instagram today for #MonthOfGood. I’m so honoured and excited about this amazing recognition ❤️
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Posted @withrepost • @instagram Photographer Alia Youssef (@aliayphotography) created @the.sisters.project when she realized her passion for portraiture could help bring visibility to her community. “Muslim women are often seen as a monolith, and some of the stereotypes associated with us are that we are silent, oppressed and voiceless,” explains Alia, who is from Vancouver, British Columbia, and traveled all over Canada to create these images. “I wanted to create a project that allowed for the diversity of Muslim women to be seen, and for our individual stories to be elevated, celebrated and shared.” Tune in to today’s story to learn more about Alia and her inspiring project. ✨
Right now, Alia and millions of people around the world are celebrating the holy month of #Ramadan, a month of prayer, giving and kindness. Share your moments of everyday kindness and good — and all your Ramadan celebrations — using the hashtag #MonthOfGood.
Photos by @the.sisters.project
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
The sisters project is featured on @instagram today for #monthofgood. i’m so honoured and excited about this amazing recognition ❤️
▫️
posted @withrepost@instagram photographer alia youssef (@aliayphotography ) created @the.sisters.project when she realized her passion for portraiture could help bring visibility to her community. “muslim women are often seen as a monolith, and some of the stereotypes associated with us are that we are silent, oppressed and voiceless,” explains alia, who is from vancouver, british columbia, and traveled all over canada to create these images. “i wanted to create a project that allowed for the diversity of muslim women to be seen, and for our individual stories to be elevated, celebrated and shared.” tune in to today’s story to learn more about alia and her inspiring project. ✨
right now, alia and millions of people around the world are celebrating the holy month of #ramadan, a month of prayer, giving and kindness. share your moments of everyday kindness and good — and all your ramadan celebrations — using the hashtag #monthofgood.
photos by @the.sisters.project
2,202 99 2 weeks ago
Got to fly on one of these to Victoria, BC and back today to speak about my work at the Canadian Federation of University Women’s “Celebrating the Influence of Women Past, Present, and Future” conference. Thank you #CFUW for having me as your closing plenary, it was an honour.
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
Got to fly on one of these to victoria, bc and back today to speak about my work at the canadian federation of university women’s “celebrating the influence of women past, present, and future” conference. thank you #cfuw for having me as your closing plenary, it was an honour.
929 27 2 weeks ago
When you have one chance to get this shot right on film and it works out! Rayhanah, looking majestic, at the Tulip Festival 💕🌸 #mediumformat #hasselblad500cm #portra400 #120film
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
When you have one chance to get this shot right on film and it works out! rayhanah, looking majestic, at the tulip festival 💕🌸 #mediumformat #hasselblad500cm #portra400 #120film
658 10 3 weeks ago
I went to a tulip festival, but ended up photographing amongst the small daffodil patch for most of my roll of film. 🤷‍♀️🌸 #hasselblad500cm #portra400 #mediumformatfilm #120film
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
I went to a tulip festival, but ended up photographing amongst the small daffodil patch for most of my roll of film. 🤷‍♀️🌸 #hasselblad500cm #portra400 #mediumformatfilm #120film
497 7 3 weeks ago
Project #ShowUs is truly a gift that keeps on giving... Two of my photographs of @mehnaza are in this months issue of the Oprah Magazine. That means there’s a chance Oprah laid her 👀 on my photos 🤞 @girlgaze @dove @gettyimages ❤️
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
Project #showus is truly a gift that keeps on giving... two of my photographs of @mehnaza are in this months issue of the oprah magazine. that means there’s a chance oprah laid her 👀 on my photos 🤞 @girlgaze @dove @gettyimages ❤️
456 27 3 weeks ago
When catching up with your old time bestie includes stunning panoramic views of Howe Sound 😍 Had such an amazing time going to the @seatoskygondola today. Thanks @hannahrangeley 😘
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
When catching up with your old time bestie includes stunning panoramic views of howe sound 😍 had such an amazing time going to the @seatoskygondola today. thanks @hannahrangeley 😘
324 6 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the beautiful comments and wishes on my last post 💕💫 here are some more photos from our engagement shoot
These photos, by the incredible @shaerobbs, were taken around the corner from where I spotted a ring I fell in love with during the 2017 Christmas market, and steps away from where over a year later Shawn would present it to me and ask me to embark on a new chapter of our journey together as husband and wife. ❤️💍💫
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
Thank you for the beautiful comments and wishes on my last post 💕💫 here are some more photos from our engagement shoot
these photos, by the incredible @shaerobbs, were taken around the corner from where i spotted a ring i fell in love with during the 2017 christmas market, and steps away from where over a year later shawn would present it to me and ask me to embark on a new chapter of our journey together as husband and wife. ❤️💍💫
542 27 4 weeks ago
5 years with my best friend, my partner, and the love of my life. I can’t believe my lucky stars that this year I get to say “I do” to forever with him.
📷 Just a few photos from our engagement shoot (of the many I’m in love with/ about to spam you all with) by our amazing photographer @shaerobbs
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
5 years with my best friend, my partner, and the love of my life. i can’t believe my lucky stars that this year i get to say “i do” to forever with him.
📷 just a few photos from our engagement shoot (of the many i’m in love with/ about to spam you all with) by our amazing photographer @shaerobbs
809 100 4 weeks ago
Swinging into the weekend like... Another #hasselblad500cm #mediumformat photo of @asalahyoussef ❤️ #portra400 #120film
@aliayphotography Alia Youssef
@aliayphotography
Swinging into the weekend like... another #hasselblad500cm #mediumformat photo of @asalahyoussef ❤️ #portra400 #120film
188 3 4 weeks ago