Billi J Miller: Entrepreneur • Author • Photographer • Writer • Farmwife and Mom.
“Billi has recently been profiled in a short documentary done by Storyhive (formerly Telus Optik Local) where she talks about her journey from a city-dwelling, 9-5 “Government worker” to creating the life and career of her dreams in rural Alberta where she lives with her husband and two girls”. Watch it here.
When Billi married her husband, a 4th generation Canadian farmer, she noticed there were very little photographs of their rich, 100-year farming heritage. As a photographer, she felt called to do something about it. Billi is a photographer + writer who believes that families should have a meaningful collection of photos that remind them every day why it is they love living where they do. She portrays, like no other, the permanence + pride of Canadian farm life.
Her award-winning work has been featured in and displayed at: the Barr Colony Heritage Cultural Centre, the Root: community emporium, corporate offices, The Collective Art Market, in numerous magazines, and on the CBC. Her current projects include: promoting her first book profiling 17 traditional farmwives from the Canadian Prairies with candid stories + recipes (released: January 13, 2016), selling fine art photography (www.billijmillerprints.etsy.com), as well as, writing freelance for newsprint + magazines. She is already on the final publishing stages of her second book and has no plans to stop telling the story of inspiring Canadians.
Billi speaks to audiences about the “unsung heroes” of farmwives as well as “putting your soul into your writing” at Women’s Conferences, Agricultural Events, Workshops, and Libraries. If you’d like to book Billi for an event, contact her here. Her writing has been published in: the Cowboy Country Magazine, Vermilion Voice, Lloydminster Source, Lloydminster Meridian Booster, the Wandering Canucks, Women of Possibility Magazine, and she is a member of the Canadian Media Guild.
Billi is extremely passionate about her work + writing and committed to professional development to hone in on her craft. She has taken instruction from writers like: Alexandra Franzen, Omar Mouallem, and Nancy Aronie.
Billi J Miller Photography: I want to honor the permanence + pride of your family farm with amazing photos that remind you – every day – of why you’re there.
If you have a writing project you’d like to commission Billi for, contact her here.