SumPhoto officially started in 2004 with lots of encouragement and support by family and friends. It's something I would have never dreamed of doing yet it's been a passion I've enjoyed since I was young.
As a youngster I loved looking through photo albums and seeing people that I'd hear stories about. That's when I realized the value of photographs, when they connect one to the past. Past memories or past history of people.
My mother gave me her Kodak Instamatic 44 camera when I was about twelve years old. So I began clicking away to preserve moments in time. My only limit was my budget. I enjoyed artwork which I believe helped me develop an eye for composition, design and balance.
My husband also enjoys photography so when we got married we invested in a Cannon AE1. Through the years we've been able to capture many treasured moments for ourselves and many others.
In 2003 we purchased a digital camera (Olympus Camedia c720). Soon we upgraded to a much higher quality digital camera (Canon SLR 20D) and have since added another digital Camera (Canon SLR 30D). We've also been adding an assortment of lenses and accessories.