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2017 AIPP TASMANIAN PROFESSIONAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
"To be awarded the title of 2017 AIPP TAS Newborn Professional Photographer of the Year was an amazing personal achievement for me. It is something I've been working towards since I joined the AIPP 5 years ago. I still remember the first year I entered the awards and feeling extremely disappointed in myself to walk away with no awards. After my initial disappointment, I used that experience to drive me to strive for much more so it feels amazing to have come so far and achieve this goal."
PETA'S WINNING IMAGES & BACK STORIES
1. In many cultures around the world, the egg is said to be a symbol of new life. This image represents the pure joy and happiness Ryan's Mums feel to be able to finally have a beautiful baby boy to love.
2. A couple of years ago this family's came to me for newborn photos of their first child William. From this session, I was awarded a silver award for a nature styled image of him. So when the family returned a recently with baby number two Thomas, I was excited to create a nature-inspired image for him too. Being Autumn it was a great time of year to find leaves for his set up.
3. This image is a composite image with the hanging basket elements and the baby photographed separately and then merged in Photoshop to ensure the safety of the baby. I had the floral nest custom made by a local crafter to suit the feminine beauty I had envisaged for this photo.
4. Sweet little Esme snuggled into her special bunny during her newborn session to create a beautiful image that her family adore.