Tiffany Selzer is the Epson 2019 AIPP Victorian Newborn Photographer of the Year
Melbourne Newborn and Family Photographer, Tiffany Selzer, based in Briar Hill has taken out the top Newborn Photography honour, with her portfolio of 4 images awarding her the title of Epson 2019 AIPP Victorian Newborn Photographer of the Year.
Entrants in the AIPP Victorian Photography Awards demonstrated that Newborn Photography is now more popular than ever. A record number of entrants in this year's professional awards battled for first place. The top award in the Newborn category was bestowed upon first time winner, Tiffany Selzer.
Tiffany Selzer is a Melbourne Newborn and Family Photographer who is making a name for herself in the world of newborn photography through her business Tiny and Brave which she has been running for the past 10 years. Her incredible images scored her first place in the Victorian AIPP Awards held in Melbourne on the 17th and 18th of June.
Drawing from my artistic background, inspired by the beautiful Aboriginal Dot Paintings, I wanted to create something the represented Baby Declan's Aboriginal Heritage. This piece has been created using over 700 images of baby Declan, all captured during his newborn session which was held at GEGAC in Bairnsdale, East Gippsland when he was just 8 days old.
This piece evolved quite a lot during the editing process, differing vastly from the original concept. I am incredibly proud of this final piece and grateful to Declan and his family for allowing me the privilege of creating something that I am so excited about.
Max and his family, visited my studio in Montmorency when he was 23 days old. This pose is something I offer in all of my newborn sessions, something simple, yet beautiful to show off a new baby's profile.
However during Max's newborn session, I saw something new. The shape of his body, wrapped up nice and snug like a cocoon, instantly reminded of butterfly wings. I knew I wanted to create something beautiful, yet delicate, something unique that has never been seen before.
This piece received a lot of positive feedback during the judging, with many fellow photographers seeking me out to tell me how much they enjoyed the image.
A simple portrait of a sweet little man and his curious Big Sister.
Little Ezra and his gorgeous family were welcomed back into my Montmorency Studio with open arms when he was a teeny tiny 11 days new. Having photographed his Big Sister Maggie when she was a newborn baby, I was excited to be reunited with them all. Maggie was an enthusiastic participant during Ezra's newborn session and this image was created to demonstrate her curiosity and eagerness to be involved.
When babies come home to their new siblings, Mums and Dads are often showered with love from overly 'helpful' toddlers and they are always right there, no matter what is happening. This image is inspired by the little shadows we have at our feet.
Welcome to the world baby Alannah. She was an adorable 16 days old when her parents brought her into the Tiny and Brave studio for her newborn photoshoot. Full of personality, and lots of wriggles.
Images similar to this set are what I often begin a newborn session with. Frowns and stretches, yawns and sneezes. These are the little moments I look for that will allow new parents to remember the early morning wake ups and late night feeds, the little details that they may not have the energy to take note of at the time, but are so worth remembering as their baby grows.
Top Honours across 4 Categories
Along with her 4 Newborn Category entries, Tiffany entered a further 8 images across 3 additional categories for her 2019 competition, taking home a total 5 Silver Awards and 1 Silver Distinction Award with a further 6 Professional Practice scores, resulting in 2019 being her most successful year in her Professional Photography career to date.
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