50 OVER 50 Project


50 over 50 project by Sumico Photography

Portraits of 50 women over the age of 50 by Sumico Photography

Are you a woman over 50?

Join me for the exciting adventure of my ‘50 OVER 50’ photographic project. The first round of stunning portraits completed with our successful exhibition in October 2019. I’m now taking applications for the second round – chapter two! 50 over 50 is a celebration of the diversity, strength, beauty, essence and wisdom of women in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond.

Be bold, be courageous and do something for you that your family will also treasure. Remember, you deserve this!

50 over 50 project Portrait of Marina

Why over 50, why me and why now?

I started my photography business after I turned 50 and even though I’ve been involved in art and design for a long time, this is my first photography project. I turn 61 this year and I wanted to create something very special as a gift for all women to enjoy.


I would love you to join me on this adventure to create 50 beautiful portraits of 50 women who share the common bond of being over 50.

Through the 50 OVER 50 project, we can…

  • Show the world that beauty doesn’t diminish with age.
  • Shine the light on our character, wisdom and spirit.
  • Share stories about what it means to be an older woman in today’s world.
  • Stand tall and appreciate every scar, every line and every grey hair (or purple one!)

And let’s remember we are worthy, we are enough and we deserve this!

Who can take part in the project?

I would love to photograph a wide variety of women for the project. Let’s create a tapestry of stunning images of women from different countries, of different shapes and sizes; women with different tastes, from different backgrounds and with different views and ways of life. The more diversity, colour and vibrancy, the better!

50 over 50 project by Sumico Photography Gold Coast

How much does it cost?:

I am offering the 50 OVER 50 for just $385 incl GST.

What you receive:

As one of my ‘50 OVER 50’ women, you will receive a wonderful package which includes:

  • Pre-consultation with me to discuss how you want to be photographed, what outfits you would like to wear etc.
  • Makeover – Hair and makeup on the day of the photoshoot (you will feel amazing!)
  • Fully guided professional photo shoot that you will truly enjoy.
  • A reviewing session where you can see all your beautiful photographs.
  • Your photos of your choice or a video along with your story will be featured on social media.
  • Membership of 50 over 50 project VIP Group
  • A fabulous book – B Styled for Life “Living with Sass and Style Over 50” by Moana Robinson (Valued at $29.95)
  • Note: The price does not include any images. Each image starts at $352 including GST.  Payment plans available.
50 over 50 project, Behind the Scenes

The project will be promoted in many ways so you’ll need to be happy with…

  • Being interviewed by me before and after the photoshoot about being a woman over 50. This may include video interviews.
  • That interview may be shared on my website and social media.
  • Before and After makeover photos to be shown.
  • Other conditions may apply.

50 over 50 project Participant: Rhonda, Age: 61

Rhonda’s Introduction when she applied: “I am naturally an introvert. Throughout my life I have struggled with self confidence, self image and to some degree self worth. Whilst I have had many amazing achievements throughout my life, none have been easy and none have come without personal costs to me. Somewhere deep within me is a strong confident woman who has been held back for many years and who is desperate to break free.”

After the 50 over 50 project sesion, Rhonda said:

“This outstanding project has been a phenomenal experience for me on a personal level. I have learned that I am much stronger than I thought I was. For the first time in my life, I am proud of me and proud of my achievements. I feel totally empowered. “

Sumico Photography Studio

Address: 8B, 15 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, Gold Coast

The Sumico Photography Gold Coast Studio at Main Beach offers the best of both worlds – indoor and outdoor photo shoots. A short stroll and you’re on the beach for stunning shots with the surf as your backdrop, or the dramatic Gold Coast high rises. Nearby parks and trendy cafes offer the perfect place for lifestyle portraits and back in the studio Sumiko can capture your professional business portraits under the lights.

For those living in Brisbane, Sumico Photography welcomes you to her home studio in Logan or head to some of Brisbane’s many amazing locations for fabulous outdoor photo shoots.

Same Day Transformation - Before and After Makeover

How to apply

50 over 50 project by Sumico Photography

About me

Sumiko Eyears

Every decade of my life has brought something new. I grew up in Fukuoka, Japan. In my 20’s I worked as an international flight attendant and in hospitality before moving to Australia.

My 30’s were spent working in tourism on the Gold Coast before business studies took me to Sydney where I met my husband. With the 30’s came study leading to a web design business.

In my 40’s, a move to Brisbane was followed by becoming a Mum – my darling son is now 18.

I discovered photography in my 50’s and have been creating beautiful portraits for women and their families ever since.

I have enjoyed all the stages of my life. Now, in my 50’s I feel fortunate to have finally found my passion, what I really want to do for the rest of my life. I believe age does not prevent us from starting new things. In fact, you may be clear about what you want to do because you may have done a lot of things you didn’t want to do! I love being a part of someone’s life, even just for a moment – to capture a time when they are truly shining. I look forward to capturing your most beautiful essence right now, in this special over 50’s stage of your life.


Sumiko Eyears, a Professional Photographer & Designer

  • 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
  • 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
  • Sumi was wonderful, funny, delightful and did the most fabulous job of making me enjoy having pictures done. I’m usually the one who hides from a camera so to say that I really enjoyed the experience is really something. I would recommend the beautiful Sumiko to anyone who wants to revel in feeling special and beautiful for a day. I will be encouraging my adult daughters to have a photo session with Sumi as a Christmas present this year, since I’ve told them what a fun day it was it shouldn’t be too hard to sell them on it…

    50 over 50 project | Jacqui
    50 over 50 project | Jacqui
    50 over 50 project participant
  • Sumiko is a truly Talented Photographer! I have been lucky enough to be part of her 50 women over 50 project exhibition. Her meticulous care with taking my photos was outstanding and her creative flair with each photo was exceptional. If you want a brilliant photographer, I would highly recommend her. Get in quick before she gets too popular to book!

    50 over 50 project Dimitie
    50 over 50 project | Dimitie
    50 over 50 project participant
  • I had the most wonderful experience with Sumiko. She is very talented and was able to capture me to the fullest. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to look and feel beautiful.

    50 over 50 project | Vicki
    50 over 50 project | Vicki
    50 over 50 project Participant
  • Yes, Sumiko is a beautiful photographer makes you feel comfortable while shooting and helps you through the whole session.

    50 over 50 project | Lynda
    50 over 50 project | Lynda
    50 over 50 project participants
  • Highly recommend Sumi as a talented, warm and wonderful woman and a highly skilled photographer. Thank you Sumi, you are amazing.

    50 over 50 project - Jo
    50 over 50 project | Jo
    50 over 50 project participant
  • This outstanding project has been a phenomenal experience for me on a personal level. I have learned that I am much stronger than I thought I was. For the first time in my life, I am proud of me and proud of my achievements. I feel totally empowered.

    50 over 50 project - Rhonda
    50 over 50 project | Rhonda
    50 over 50 project participant
  • I took part in Sumiko’s 50 over 50 project partly as I needed new head-shots for by Acting and Marriage Celebrancy businesses and partly because I thought it was a very interesting and inspiring project.
    We had a preliminary meeting where I took what seemed to me almost my whole wardrobe to select 5 different looks.
    On the day of the photo-shoot we went over the allotted 3 hours, partly because I had bought an extra gown that Sumiko said she would love to capture me in, but I never felt rushed.
    Prior to the photo-shoot I had my hair and make up done by a professional make up artist and started to feel very glamorous.
    I felt relaxed and at ease throughout the photo-shoot and had a great time chatting and being directed to pose.
    I think we had a fun morning together, I know I did.
    And, the photos were AMAZING. I had so many compliments that it has made me accept myself as others see me and graciously accept the compliments which resulted from the magic of the team of Sumico Photography, Ann Ricketts and Rita’s Makeup Artistry
    Thank you Sumiko for a wonderful experience.

    50 over 50 project, Ann
    50 over 50 project | Ann
    50 over 50 project participant
  • Sumiko is an amazing photographer and has we have worked together on many occasions. Sumiko is extremely talented and has the ability of making her clients feel at ease and wonderful. Seeing the completed products is breathtaking and you realise how special the photographs are. Sumiko has also done website work for me and has helped immensely. I highly recommend Sumiko EYEARS and her business.

    Pet portrait Gold Coast
    Portraits, Headshots, Personal Branding | Moana