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
Our range of professional baby and family photography sessions offers a variety of options to families across Perth including:
• Newborn baby shoot sessions
• Photo shoots for children
• Perth maternity shoots
• Family portraits
Newborn baby sessions take place at my studio in Ocean Reef. It is best to book while you are still pregnant, as this way we can properly prepare for the type of baby photography session you prefer. Once booked, I will pencil your due date in my calendar. As soon as your baby arrives, we will try to schedule you for the first 21 days after birth. It is at this stage that babies are the sleepiest and still want to 'curl up'. Before your session, we will have a conversation about styling, and I will send you an information package relating to my newborn baby photo shoot sessions in Perth that you can peruse.
My maternity photo shoot sessions can be flexible to suit your needs. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between studio sessions or an outdoor sunset location. When it comes to scenic locations in Perth, we are spoiled for choice. Many clients choose to have their maternity photos taken on one of our spectacular beaches or parks, guaranteeing a stunning backdrop for their images. If you are unsure of what would best work for your session, I am happy to recommend a location based on your wishes.
Booking your session for around 24-36 weeks in your pregnancy is recommended. In addition to my prices on maternity photo shoot sessions, I offer an incredible professional baby and pregnancy photography package. I will discuss styling and other elements of maternity photo shoots with you before the session. To make things even easier, I provide a fully stocked client wardrobe for maternity photography sessions for you to wear.
If you are looking for a photography package to create beautiful family portraits, then this is the option for you. Family sessions can be held either in my Perth studio or at a variety of outdoor locations. I am available to help you choose a location that is suitable so that you get the most out of your session. I can also advise you on styling, allowing us to achieve the perfect look for your family portraits.
After your session, I edit your photos individually. Your family portrait collection will then 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 newborn arrival, please do not hesitate to contact me. Browse the blog and portfolio sections of my website, as well as my Facebook and Instagram pages, to get a sense of my photography approach and portrait style, along with ideas and inspiration for your newborn, family, and maternity photography sessions.