hi there 😊 I’m Viara, and I’m a family documentary photographer.
Documentary family photography can be difficult to imagine if you’ve never heard of it before. The slideshow below invites you into a ‘Day in the Life’ of a Kingston family who love hockey, pancakes, and Connect 4.
WATCH THE SLIDESHOW and afterwards scroll on to find out more!
What this family said about their experience:
I was a little nervous about what a real life photography shoot could be like but it was the most fun and relaxing photo shoot we have ever done.
documentary family photographs have a healing ability
they make you see yourself as you really are: a powerful agent of love, joy, and strength in the lives of those you love
because your life...
is travel and discovery, it’s mess and chaos, strong emotion, crooked grins and motion, tears and joy and all the rest.
“If you want photos that you could never in a million years get - look no further.”
TRADITIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY LEAVES A LOT TO DESIRE
It is stressful. The kids cry. Outfits have to match. Smiles have to be forced. It’s money spent on fake moments.
None of this applies with family documentary/photojournalistic photography.
what is family documentary photography?
It’s a transformative experience of having your real life photographed and showing you the power of authenticity
rather than changing yourself and your children, documentary photography captures you just as you are, allowing you to see for yourself the extraordinary beauty of the everyday
HOW DOES IT WORK?
we meet and you tell me all about your family: what you enjoy to do, what a lazy Sunday in your house looks like, and what your children love
we meet again and put our plans to action: you do some serious hang-out time with your kids, and I take the photographs
Your heart skips when you get your package: a photograph-box packed full of the most meaningful reminders of your incredible life and all its joys
lifetime reminders of all you did together as they grew
Want to see more? Watch some slideshows of other families!
(turn on the sound to best enjoy)
Now ask yourself: What would your life look like in photographs?
“Our experience with Viara was exceptional from start to finish. If you want to capture "a slice of life", this is it!”
“We LOVED working with Viara! Her photos capture the uniqueness of ordinary experiences that may otherwise fly by.”
“Viara is the kindest soul and her photos perfectly reflect the comfort she brings.
You feel like you are hanging out with a good pal who happens to occasionally hit click on her camera.”