“It was incredible to achieve such an accolade in front of my peers. The quality of photography in Australia is so high and I never imagined my work could be recognised this way. And to be the only Female to have won the category in the history of the awards, made the title so much more special for me,”

Born and raised in Canberra, the current hotbed of fine photography in Australia. Kelly Tunney originally followed a traditional path, but a couple of years working as a public servant soon cured her of that. After deciding that the clarinet was not her way to fame and fortune (no, that realisation didn’t come on (band camp), Kelly decided that photography was her way to be awesome, and it’s been her life ever since.

Her images embody the way she relates to the world – they’re candid, honest, fearless and warm; and they always manage to find the amazing in everyone. Kelly relishes in the agony and ecstasy of imagining and creating contrasts to play with in her images. She secretly enjoys the rush that comes with the fear of pushing boundaries as far as they can be moved.

Even though she’s kind of short, don’t let that fool you, it just means that she gets a better angle on the world than everyone else. Kelly is also the current 2015 ACT Wedding Photographer of the Year and as of 2 days ago, the 2015 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year.

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“The submission I put forward was my most diverse range of images to date. The images quite simply captured my favourite work. The most memorable image was my ‘shoe shoot’ whereby I showcased 78 pairs of wedding party shoes recently photographed in Canberra. It involved all the guests and it was probably the most fun I’ve ever had shooting a wedding,” said Ms. Tunney. |