Sumico Photography

Professional Portrait Photographer at Main Beach on the Gold Coast

Internationally awarded professional photographer Sumiko Eyears offers a wide range of professional photography services, from personal glamour portraits, headshots for your business branding, couples and family photo shoots through to intimate boudoir portraits. Sumiko can provide everything from a simple photo shoot to a complete makeover, bringing in a professional hair and makeup artists.

Sumico Photography is conveniently located at Main Beach on the Gold Coast with a service that covers the Brisbane and Logan areas. The Gold Coast Photography Studio on Tedder Avenue at Main Beach offers the best of both worlds with indoor and outdoor photo shoot locations. A short stroll and you’re on the beach for a fun family shoot beside the rolling surf, or use the dramatic Gold Coast high rises as the backdrop for your glamour shot. Nearby parks and trendy cafes offer the perfect place for lifestyle or couples portraits and back in the studio under the lights, Sumiko can capture business headshots and your personal branding photographs, gorgeous glamour portraits, or beautiful boudoir photos.

Please click on the Photography tab for more details of the wide range of services available as well as our special projects such as 50 over 50 project (portraits of women over 50) and 20 under 20 project (Teen portraits) .

To see more examples of Sumiko’s beautiful work, click on the Gallery, Portfolio and Video tabs. To book your professional photography session or make an enquiry please contact us today on 0425 261 729.

What Rhonda says about her photo shoot experience with Sumico Photography

Personal Branding and Headshots by Sumico Photography Gold Coast

Headshots | Personal Branding

Branding is important for your business – YOU are the brand! We provide a pre-photo shoot consultation to learn about your business, your branding needs and goals. You’ll receive a professional style consultation and the choice of studio, outdoor or onsite photo shoots.

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Magazine Style Portrait by Sumico Photography Gold Coast

Modern Glamour Portrait

Experience what it feels like to become a celebrity for a day! Your modern glamour photo shoot includes access to our studio wardrobe for multiple outfit changes, a stunning makeover by professional hair and makeup artists and a fully guided photography session.

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Boudoir Photoshoot with Sumico Photography Gold Coast

Boudoir Portrait

A boudoir portrait session is a fun experience that will boost your confidence and let you see your sassy, sexy self! Start with a makeover by our hair and makeup professionals, then have fun with different outfits from raunchy to stylish or bring your favourites. You’ll love it!
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50 over 50 project | Portraits of women over 50 by Sumico Photography Gold Coast

50 over 50 portrait project

Women over 50, we invite you to take part in our special promotion and share your story to inspire others. Bring your own outfits or choose from our wardrobe, be pampered with a professional makeover and a fully guided professional photo shoot with Sumiko Eyears.

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20 under 20 project | Teens portraits with Sumico Photography Gold Coast

20 under 20 portrait project

Help build your teenage daughter or granddaughter’s confidence so she can see how beautiful she is – inside and out. The session includes hair and makeup for two, so Mum or Sister can enjoy getting pampered together by our professional hair and makeup artists.

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Magazine Style Family Portrait by Sumico Photography Gold Coast

Family Portrait

Capture a moment in time and create a lasting memory with a fun, relaxed family photo shoot. Choose from our professional studio or head outdoors for more natural scenery. The session fee includes hair and makeup for Mum with additional hair and makeup available.

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Same Day Transformation (Before & After) | Hair Styling, Makeup, Styling – Makeover & Photoshoot

50 over 50 project

Magazine Style Makeover Portrait

  • I’m absolutely thrilled with the amazing headshots that Sumi took for my website!!! Sumi is not only an extremely talented photographer, but also a genuine lovely person to work with. The whole photographic process was such a joyous and streamlined experience. From our preliminary zoom chat, to the actual shoot (which I loved) to the excitement of receiving and choosing my photos. It was all conducted with so much professionalism and warmth. I was initially nervous on the day, but needn’t have worried as Sumi has that natural way of making you feel instantly relaxed. In fact, I soon forgot that there was even a camera lens between us. I honestly felt like I was smiling at a friend. And, as a result the photos are so natural, and I feel that Sumi has captured ‘the real me”. Another thing I loved was that I didn’t have to worry about striking a perfect pose on my own. Sumi led me through each shot, instructing me how to position myself to achieve the most flattering pose. I have never felt that confident in front of a camera – ever! I highly recommend Sumi. She is an amazing highly skilled professional who really knows her stuff. In fact, I’ll be re-booking later this year for my book cover.

    Personal Branding for Blogger
    Personal Branding | Jacqui
  • I had a business branding photoshoot with Sumi. I was impressed with her comprehensive planning consultation before the session. She wanted to discover the type of images and looks I wanted, and invited me to bring my cat Tiernay as animal communication is core to my business. She requested to see the outfits I wanted to wear so that she could plan backgrounds and props in advance. Tiernay and I thoroughly enjoyed the actual photoshoot with different backgrounds, settings and lighting. Sumi is very talented at directing to achieve the best possible look and creating images that evoke the essence of the subject. She had the photos ready to show me on Feb 4th, so that I could select which ones to keep. The standard of images was amazing, and it was challenging to pick my favourites. I received the final image files that afternoon. I’ve shared them on social media today and have already received so many compliments about the stunning images. I highly recommend Sumi as a photographer who cares about what her clients want, and takes the time to create lasting memories. <3

    Animal Communicator Branding Photos Brisbane
    Personal Branding | Annie
  • Initially, I decided to take part in Sumiko’s 50 over 50, because I had been to her launch for the previous one and had seen how beautiful her photo’s of the women were. I heard some of them speak at the launch event and how it had changed the way they saw themselves (through the lens of Sumi’s camera), hence changed their confidence and sense of self-worth. When I saw how she portrayed their individual personality and beauty I realised that Sumi had a special gift, that changed peoples lives!
    Not only did Sumi take photos of me for her 50 over 50 project, she also offered to use the photoshoot to provide branding photo’s for my business. I am delighted with the outcome. Sumi is dedicated to her clients and her photography, as a true artist. She has a unique ability to know how to bring out the best in her subjects, and gently guides them to stand and “pose” in ways that are extraordinarily flattering to look stunning. I highly recommend Sumi, of Sumico Photography for any photos to provide memories for yourself, your family or your branding. Thank you so very much, Sumi. I love my photos. Karen XXX

    Professional Hair and Makeup available for Personal Branding and Headshots
    Portrait, Personal Branding | Karen
    50 over 50 project participant
  • My daughter who has suffered from low self esteem and low confidence due to a chronic condition. I wanted to treat my daughter to a photo shoot to show her how exceptional and beautiful she was inside and out. My daughter was very reluctant at first but Sumico has such a beautiful way of connecting with people. We were invited to participate in the 20/20 project recommended by Sumico. Brooke never wore makeup before the shoot so the transformation was staggering. My daughter now holds her head higher and walks with a new found confidence since the photo shoot. We could not be more thankful to Sumico for putting a smile on my daughters face and showing her what we all already knew. Sumico captured my daughters personality and inner beauty so beautifully and far exceeded our expectations. Thank you.

    Mother & Daughter Portrait by Sumico Photography Gold Coast
    Teen Portrait | Kathreen
    20 under 20 project
  • I wish I could give her more than just a recommendation!

    The time, dedication, care and thought that went into every one of my photos, was second to none.
    And she is just the sweetest person whom I felt very comfortable to open up with.

    This makes all the difference when doing a photo shoot and I’ve done many over the years.

    As a TV Show host and magazine and book publisher, how I’m captures makes all the difference. I didn’t want a cold headshot corporate shoot, I wanted someone to capture me in my home so the photos are relaxed, happy and will appeal to my target audience of women.

    Sumi did an amazing job and I highly recommend her. As long as she still has time to do 2 shoots a year for me, you can use her too!

    Personal Branding Photography Gold Coast
    Personal Branding | Shar
    Gold Coast
  • I needed photos for my individual team members as well as I thought it would be fun to have group photos as well. We contacted Sumi a week before we wanted them done and she made it happen. In just an hour of shooting we got 5 individual people photographed as well as group shots in 3 different outfits. It was super easy and fun and she got the photos to us 5 days later. I love a fast turnaround and she was lovely and easy to work with. Thanks Sumi!!!!

    Team Photos Gold Coast
    Headshots, Team Shots | Natasa
  • Sumi has a winning combination of being very professional, yet down-to-earth. It was an absolute pleasure to be photographed by her, and the results were fantastic.

    50 over 50 project Jenny
    50 over 50 project | Jenny
    50 over 50 project participant
  • Sumico photography deserves more than 5 stars for an outstanding service. So happy to have found Sumi to capture my 29th birthday, All our photos are perfect, high quality and very professionally done!

    Glamour / Beauty Portrait Gold Coast
    Portrait | Eliz
    Portrait Gold Coast
  • I cannot recommend Sumico photography highly enough! I approached Sumi regarding having some photos taken with my mum for her 60th. We decided on a generation glamour photo shoot with my mum, my sister and my 2 girls. Love love love the photos that we got and will treasure them forever! The whole experience was really fun and one I would absolutely do again! Thank you Sumi you’re awesome!!!

    Family Portrait Brisbane
    Family Portrait | Mel
    Family Portrait Brisbane
  • I went to Sumico Photography for a personal branding shoot, primarily to use in my business marketing. Not a fan of being in front of the camera I was somewhat anxious about doing this especially as I didn’t feel I had the best clothing options. Well Sumi made it an absolutely enjoyable experience. Her consultation and advice prior to the shoot was very helpful especially regarding the clothing choices. Not having to worry about hair and makeup for the day was a relief. And then her work on the day and the resulting photos blew me away. I love what she has captured. I will 100% be recommending my clients to Sumi.

    Tanya Personal Branding
    Personal Branding | Tanya
    Personal Branding

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