Sue Sykes has been behind a camera for more than 30 years; and as a pseudo-professional photographer for the last ten years. Ask her what she means by “pseudo-photographer” and she’ll tell you that she’s a photographer, and sometimes, people will get crazy enough to pay her sometimes!
While she began the hobby of scrapbooking in 2000, as a complement to her photographer career, she has been collecting memorabilia, gluing bits and pieces of memories into a scrapbook since she was a teen. Sue’s style has evolved over the years, from the “sticker sneeze” phase to the one photo-per-page stage to a current style of “classically clustered, graphically mustered.” She has, in recent years, turned more to scrapbooking “moments” rather than “events”, choosing to leave her children more insight into her point of view of their lives. Her scrapbook process now begins with the story, first and foremost.
She has been married to her best friend, Gary, forever, it seems (in a good way!), and they have been blessed with two children, Connor and Aili (rhymes with Smiley!). When she is not taxiing them to their respective events, she loves to take photos and scrapbook, as well as paint, read and travel.
While she likes to consider her scrapbooking, photography and writing as her “real job,” she does go to a place of employment, to help support her hobbies.
She considers herself very fortunate to be so lucky to have been involved with Canadian Scrapbooker magazine since the start and looks forward to each issue, as much as everyone else does!
You can visit her blog at www.suesykes.com.