Photographs of your life should not be stressful or boring.


Because Your life

is everything you’ve worked for. the vision you’ve pursued.

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your life...

is travel and discovery, it’s mess and chaos, strong emotion, crooked grins and motion, tears and joy and all the rest.

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Your life Is Extraordinary

It is the greatest story you will ever tell. And you create it every day.

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“If you want photos that you could never in a million years get - look no further.”

-Bryan Stone


You’ve never cared for traditional family photography.

You didn’t want to worry about what everyone was going to wear, or say, or do. The thought of that kind of photo-session has always made you cringe.

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what you didn’t know…

is that there’s a whole OTHER way to do family photography. And you and your kids will love it. Really.



how does this magic happen?

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Step one:

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 plan

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Step two:

we meet again and put our plans to action: you do some serious hang-out time with your kids, and I take the photographs

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Step three:

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


Take a look at the families I photographed in 2018.

(Turn on the sound, and enjoy!)


So, what’s the story you’re creating?


what people love about their photographs

 Family Photography, Hamilton Ontario

“Our experience with Viara was exceptional from start to finish. If you want to capture "a slice of life", this is it!”

-Jennifer Barrett

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“We LOVED working with Viara! Her photos capture the uniqueness of ordinary experiences that may otherwise fly by.”

-Kathleen Staz

This family recently invited me to their cottage up by Devil Lak

“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.”

-Malina Dockendorff


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