When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
— Annie Leibovitz

Where I am now…

As with anything worth working for, it was not an easy road! Raw Portraiture was born after 4 years of self-taught photography and makeup artistry. It took a lot of battling with self-doubt, juggling family responsibilities, and COMPLETELY going against the grain.

The ONLY thing that kept me going, day in and day out was my genuine love for working with and photographing women of all ages and phases of life.

I now have a fully booked portrait and personal branding photography business, a home studio in Potrero Hill, and my dream career of collaborating with amazing and inspiring women to create gorgeous, one-of-a-kind works of art to honor their beauty & lives.

Aliah Husain Portrait and Personal Branding Photographer

Hello, Gorgeous Person!

My journey to becoming a photographer…

My name is Aliah and I am a Personal Branding & Portrait Photographer based in San Francisco, California.

During my past career in sales and recruiting, I became overwhelmed and continuously felt I was being untrue to myself. I was burnt out and unsatisfied, living in a man’s world, and had this tremendous amount of pent up creative energy inside of me, that had me struggling through my day to day, questioning my life decisions and unsure of my path.

In 2014, I became inspired to be my own boss, create a business as an artist that I could be proud of, working with people that I admired and connected with.

Aliah Husain Portrait and Personal Branding Photographer

What sets me apart…

My clients consistently report feeling pampered, fully accepted, beautiful, and comfortable in front of my camera. Through my collaborative process, service, and coaching, I make the experience of being photographed easy and natural so that you are bound to see your own beauty and feel confident that we are going to have a gorgeous photographic storytelling journey.

Doing a shoot with me WILL change the way you see yourself. Whether you are treating yourself, haven’t felt confident in a long time, or never have, I apply a detailed eye for fashion, beauty, and photography, and I bring out the best in YOU. You will never have felt more gorgeous, but also free, authentic, and loving yourself.

Please reach out to me with any questions or comments. I would love to hear about your dream shoot!