hi there, I'm Viara and I'm a scientist-turned wedding photojournalist.
I photograph people who say they're awkward in front of the camera. Somehow their wedding photos always end up being the most epic. Following trends is cringey to me. I want to be the *best* wedding photographer I can be, not the trendiest.
After living in Bulgaria, UK, Netherlands, Saskatchewan, and Toronto, I now reside on a 24-acre hobby farm in Bath, Ontario, with my husband, three kids, and a menagerie of animals (including our donkey, Genelle ❤️ - see photo).
My approach to wedding photography is quite different from most people I have worked with. I seem to really connect with the people I photograph. I experience all sorts of emotions during the course of a typical wedding day, and I think it's this emotional energy that enables me to take the photos I do.
I want more than anything else for the couples I photograph to feel comfortable with me, and to have a genuinely awesome wedding day rather than stressing about timelines and posed photos all day.