I live to find the bigger stories that lie within the smaller details – how the contrasts, the contradictions, the creativity allow the unexpected to flow into my work.
There’s so much that’s expected of me as a photographer, people have their own ideas about what I should be like, a lot is assumed, but that’s not really me. All I want to do is to know you in a way that allows me to picture your walls, in your house, for the next fifty years as you grow together, and to place the perfect photograph in that space to remind you every day of your story.
My photographs show how I relate to the world – they’re candid, honest, fearless and warm; and they always manage to find the amazing in everyone.
I relish in the agony and ecstasy of imagining and creating contrasts to play with in my images. I secretly enjoy the rush that comes with the fear of pushing boundaries as far as they can be moved.
I am always looking for inspiration. Sometimes a new location, or a breath taking landscape. I have been extremely fortunate to have photographed weddings all over the world. Including Greece, Italy, London, Oxford UK, Fiji and Singapore. But ultimately it’s people that drive my work, opening my eyes to something new all the time. This approach to my craft has allowed me to be recognised for a number of photography and industry awards.
“I love to tell the stories of people, how they were brought together, who they have become as a couple.”
— Kelly Tunney
Around the age of 16 when I first discovered photography, I had a 35mm PENTAX that I would cart to school each day. When I hit college and discovered darkrooms, my very first photography teacher loaned me a NIKON body and one (very dodgy lens). Only a few months after that my Uncle gave me a NIKON F601 when I was almost 18 (I still have it) I shot my first wedding on that camera.
After those first years, Nikon stuck and I’ve never shot with any other brand of camera. The gear is basically an extension of my arm these days. Swapping settings and fiddling with dials comes second nature. I can feel my way through the mechanics now without a glance.