Alia Youssef Portrait Photographer & Creator of @the.sisters.project http://www.aliayoussef.com/
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Had the privilege of photographing for ywca toronto’s annual report this spring. i photographed two lovely participants from their programs as well as their board of directors. swipe ➡️ to see details of the inside spreads.

2 days ago comment 4 star 333

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

2 weeks ago comment 21 star 611

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

2 weeks ago comment 10 star 597

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

2 weeks ago comment 13 star 846

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

3 weeks ago comment 102 star 2,225

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.

3 weeks ago comment 27 star 941

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

3 weeks ago comment 10 star 664

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

3 weeks ago comment 7 star 503

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 ❤️

4 weeks ago comment 27 star 460

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 😘

4 weeks ago comment 5 star 327

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. ❤️💍💫

4 weeks ago comment 27 star 547

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

4 weeks ago comment 100 star 818