Laila is a self-taught Arab-American portrait photographer. She creates images with directors for their films, makes photo stories with editors and likes to get creative with clients.

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What type of clients do you work with?

I work with small and large companies who need creative navigation to bring their product to life online or in print. Some clients include LinkedIn, Ulysses Press, Last Black Man in San Francisco, American Paradise, Walrus Advertising Agency, Modern Fertility and Thumbtack. I've been published in NY Magazine, VICE, filmmaker mag + GirlGaze project. 


Do you make collaborative lookbooks with directors?

Yes! I love working with film directors to make lookbooks for their projected films. I work with fashion and product designers on lookbooks too.


Do you work with magazines?

Yes, I work with magazine editors on assignments that coincide with my style, voice and social stance.


Can you produce a shoot for me? 

Yes, I can produce I can bring on a photo producer from my team.  


Do you shoot film?

Yes, a lot. I also shoot digital.


Can I hire you to shoot video?

Yes, I can DP your project, I work with a team to bring your motion dreams to life. 


Do you work in the bay?

Yes, I work in the bay, LA, NYC. 


Can I buy prints from you?

Yes, come see them in person. I sell editions of certain bodies of work. 


Are you affiliated with any other organizations? 

Yes, I'm an ambassador for Ladies Get Paid and I am a member of the ruby, a creative women's collective in San Francisco