About us


Kelly Tunney

Master of Photography II (M.Photog II)

Born and raised in Canberra, a 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.

Kelly is the current 2017 ACT AIPP Wedding Photographer of the Year and also, the 2015 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year (the first Female to ever win the prestigious award in it’s 40+ year history). She was also recently awarded the NZIPP International Photographer of the Year.







James Simmons

Master of Photography II (M.Photog II)

Writing Bio’s are James' Kryptonite, because it’s usually where modesty takes a back seat while casually claiming prestige by name dropping sponsors, listing awards for shameless self promotion in an attempt to convince you that he's qualified to be here. So instead, this is what makes him tick.

James loves giving people the confidence to enjoy being photographed. He is all about capturing natural expression and real emotion. He loves to reveal the joy, romance and adventure between couples. Getting couples to relax and be themselves in front of the camera is totally his Jam. 

His major influences have been studying photojournalism and he's inspired by the engagement that is required from each of his subjects. The need to tell a story is paramount and capturing all the photographic elements is challenging.

James is not too shabby in the winning awards department either. He is the current AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year and has also won the big one in 2014, winning the prestigious AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year award. He is also a current brand ambassador for Ilford.