What Sumico Photography’s Customers say

Review from Rhonda – a participant of 50 over 50 project

Testimonial from Moana Robinson about Sumico Photography’s Portrait Session.

Testimonial from Hayley Wilson about Business Portrait and Web & Graphic Design services.

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

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

Sumico is a pleasure to work with. She makes you feel at ease and is professional, organised and well prepared. Our business personnel photoshoot was fun and easy with a great result. Sumico is also worked on some excellent facebook pages and website. She has an insight into what businesses need with grace, speed and skill that shows she is proud of her work. thank you Sumi

Business Team Photography
Headshots, Teamshots | Vicki

Not only was the preparation and attention to detail leading up to my photoshoot outstanding… but the make-up, hair and styling was phenomenal. Sumiko is an extraordinary photographer who has you feeling at ease and she takes the time to understand who are are and what makes you happy. The results of my shoot were absolutely stunning. Thank you very much – Deborah

Personal Branding Brisbane
Personal Branding | Deborah

I am incredibly pleased with the wonderful photos Sumi created (have to say created as it was a lot more than just taking photos) for me following a fun photo shoot for new business head shots.
What particularly impressed me was she caught my personality so well in these photos.
I wanted natural, professional photos and with the excellent makeup work of Andrea King and Sumi’s warm and encouraging way, it is exactly what I got.  – Janeen

Corporate Headshot
Headshots | Janeen

I cannot thank Sumico Photography any more for such an amazing experience and beautiful photos. Sumi did a beautiful photoshoot with my mum, myself and our family dog. She was incredibly patient and professional and the final product of our printed photos were simply stunning! I will recommend Sumico Photography to everyone!!

Pet Portrait for Mother's Day
Pet & Family Portrait Brisbane | Marie
Portrait with Pet

Sumi creates a customized photoshoot for me. I am not a dancer, but I like to dance a lot and she was able to guide me all the way long to create amazing portraits. I trust her with two creative photoshoots during my stay in Australia, and I was delighted by the result. She is creative, she listen your need and she is one of the most kind human being I know. You feel at home in her studio and her makeup team make you feel like a million buck. She has got tulle, lot of props and outfits… You can let her know what you desire and she will create something that suits who you are. I love the photographies she created for me as much as the experience. As a fellow photographer, I was honored to have my photographies taken by her and if you do not know who to adress in Brisbane/Gold coast area, give your trust to Sumi. – Lily

Portrait Masters Bronze Award
Creative Portrait Session | Lily

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
3 Generations Photoshoot Brisbane | Mel

Without a doubt, I recommend Sumico Photography 100%. Sumi is not only a great photographer, but also a wonderful person. She accommodated all my requests for my shoot without hesitation. All our photos came out perfect! She is now our family’s photographer and will be photographing all our milestones in life. Thank you Sumi for an outstanding service!

Glamour / Beauty Portrait Gold Coast
Family Portrait, Personal Branding | Eliz

I was overwhelmed and overjoyed to receive the box with our lovely memories on it…
I was emotional watching the video you made us. At least in my lifetime, I had a legacy to leave behind my daughter’s memory with me and us together.
All captured by “Sumico Photography”… THANK YOU, Sumi

50 plus Glamour Portrait
Mother & Daughter Portrait Gold Coast

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