Virginia Macdonald is a Toronto based lifestyle photographer who has devoted herself to her craft for the last 20 years.
Transitioning from film and the darkroom, Virginia embraced digital imaging 14 years ago. That said, she can still be found in a darkroom playing with chemical combinations whenever she can.
Virginia originally studied Interior Design at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. When photography was introduced in her final year at college, Virginia realized that these two disciplines could be extremely beneficial to her, so she continued and received her photography diploma from there as well.
Virginia has shot for numerous publications and advertisers. Some of her clients include: Architectural Digest, Canadian House & Home, Coastal Living, Air Canada’s EnRoute, HGTV, LCBO, LCBO’s Food & Drink, HomeGoods and HomeSense, Simons for Samantha Pynn, Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn and just recently photographed a cookbook for Chef Lynn Crawford called Farm to Chef.
Virginia is an ardent traveller/adventurer and just recently came back from a shoot in China for EnRoute magazine. She has shot stories about wine in Chile, volcanoes in Hawaii, sailing races in Bermuda, and rafting down the Nahanni River in the Northwest Territories. She once rode a one eyed mule named Marwetha up a cliff edge on Robinson Crusoe Island, just to make sure she got the shot she wanted (she did).
Virginia is serious about her work, but prefers to approach it in a laid back style.
Her ability to find the shot has won her many awards but being Canadian, she doesn’t like to focus on that.
Hire her. She has a super cute dog.