About Anna Maria Liljestrand

I have always considered myself a modern nomad. My eternal search for home has taken me to places I never knew existed. With missionary ancestors and a mother from another country, maybe this is natural. When I found photography as a way to meet people and see places I found a way to get closer to home. It’s this search and the curiosity within me that makes me see things in a different way.

I was born in Eslöv and right now I live in Malmö with my partner. We live in the area Möllan which is the best part of Malmö if you ask me. The multicultural vibe makes this little nomad feel like she’s always travelling in a way. Since I love food it is enjoyable to find excellent restaurants just outside my door and also as a flexitarian (I only eat meat when someone offers me) you will find plenty of choices. My passion for dance is something that will never fade and when I get the chance to do that for a whole night I will take it!

As an old scout and true nature lover I’m always on the lookout for great locations. I love to go on trips alone to disconnect and just be. Some of my favorite spots for these trips are Gotland and Rovaniemi, Finland. My mother comes from Rovaniemi and we have a very simple cabin where it’s perfect to “disappear”. (if you are curious – take a look) I have found some nice spots in many corners of Sweden and the rest of the world and I get so excited when I explore. Every place has its own thing and I love to combine that with the people I shoot to make the perfect portrait.

With a passion for communication a creative career has always been a natural choice for me. After receiving a diploma in graphic design from Berghs SoC in Stockholm and a year of communication studies in Melbourne Australia I decided to work as a graphic designer within advertising.

For the last 15 years I’ve had photography as a hobby and when I look through my photos I see precious memories of places I’ve visited and the awesome people I’ve met. Lately I have started to realize that I want to share my way of documenting through photography. Because I know from experience that the affection of these photographs will grow, and these memories are something no one can take away from you.

I believe my typical customer is someone who really appreciates the art of photography and spending time outdoors. When it comes to wedding customers I wish I can be your very good friend for a day and help you remember also the little things that surrounds you during your day. Expressions, laughters, tears and surprising accidents are some of my aims when I go photo hunting. During portrait sessions I really want my customers to relax and have a blast. Most of the time I will be in the background quietly documenting your natural presence. Sometimes I can give you instructions and be specific, but most importantly I will be all ears to what you want to come out of our session. We will become a team. When we meet you’ll understand how I am – I will be running around like a little fairy, catching moments while you are having a good time.

I hope to meet you!