I was born in Bulgaria, and have lived in the United Kingdom, Saskatchewan, Toronto, and the Netherlands.
Before becoming a family photographer, I was a parenting scientist. I got a PhD, analyzing thousands of mothers playing with their babies and I learned to notice tiny changes in facial expressions, small movements, and family dynamics. These are important to my photography today.
I now live on an acreage near Kingston, with my husband, three children, and a menagerie of animals. My days are spent with the crow of roosters out the window, while I drink ALL the coffee and spread the joy of loving your life, loving your real self, and being forgiving of yourself as a parent.
26 Awards for Documentary Family Photography
3 TOP Family Photographer Titles
The FPJA proudly recognizes Viara Mileva as a TOP International Family Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Family Photographers.