Hi, I’m Anja McDonald, the photographer behind the images you see on this site.
I am an award winning and published photographer originally from Denmark in Scandinavia. I now live in beautiful, sunny Perth with my husband and our three children, where I work out of my studio in Ocean Reef and on location.
In addition to running a successful portrait business, I am also an educator and speaker in the photography industry. I am well known for my use of lighting and editing style and by pairing that with Scandinavian simplicity, I have developed my signature style in photography.
In addition to being a photographer, I also have a degree in finance and I am a mad dog lover.
Shoot me an email with your questions – I would love to work with you!
A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
Newborn baby sessions take place at my studio in Ocean Reef and it is best to book while you are still pregnant. Once booked, I will pencil in your due date in my calendar. Then as soon as baby arrives, we try to schedule you in for the first 21 days after birth. This is when babies are most sleepy and still wanting to 'curl up'. Prior to your session, we will have a chat about styling and I will also send you an information package via email.
Maternity sessions take place either in the studio in the morning or at an outdoor location at sunset. We are spoiled for choice in Perth and many clients choose to have their maternity photos taken on one of our spectacular beaches or parks. I am happy to recommend a location based on your wishes. I recommend booking in for around 24-36 weeks. I offer a great session package for professional baby and pregnancy photography as well. Prior to your session, I will discuss styling with you and I provide a fully stocked client wardrobe you to wear.
Family sessions are also either in my studio or at an outdoor location. I will help you choose a location that is suitable for your partner and your children and advise you on colour and clothing as well.
After your session, I edit your photos individually and they will be presented to you in a private online gallery for you to choose your products.
If you have any questions about what I can do for you, your family or your soon to be newborn, please do not hesitate to contact me. Feel free to browse the blog and portfolio sections of my website to get a sense of my photography approach and portrait style.