Deveon Sudduth has been clicking a camera for as long as she can remember, but she started looking at taking pictures as “photography” around 2000 and really started to find a love for it around 2004.
All of her training has come through reading, experimenting, and working with experienced photographers whose work she respected and asking them LOTS of questions. She followed one photographer around on photo shoots as a helper to learn as much as she could. She continues to explore the internet for training and looks at thousands of photographs taken by others, in order to gain a better understanding of photography and learn new ideas.
Deveon’s daddy took a lot of pictures of his family when she was growing up. She loves to go back and remember those moments in time. As she started traveling with the Army more than thirty years ago, she wanted to be able to show others what she had seen, rather than just telling them. She began seeing different things through her camera lens than what people saw with their eyes. She was told over and over that she really had an eye for photography. Says Deveon, “Nothing sparks your interest like confidence boosters.” That’s when she really started trying to find the most interesting way to look at ordinary things. She only took nature and documentary photographs until about five years ago (other than for friends who wanted her to take pictures at a retirement, wedding reception, promotion, etc.). More people started asking for portrait and wedding photography, so she started studying how to successfully shoot those genres.
Deveon currently uses two Nikon cameras: a D90 and a 5200. After her second tour in Iraq, she decided to give herself a nice “welcome home” gift. She purchased a Nikon D90. After a couple of weddings, and trying to switch lens while not missing a shot, she knew that she needed more than one camera and bought a second one. She later upgraded to a Nikon 5200. She uses four lenses: 18-55mm, 70-300mm, 10-24mm wide-angle, and 70-200mm (her favorite).
She has been married to Jimmie Sudduth since 1998. They have two daughters. She and her husband have 90 acres of land, where they raise and train horses. They also own Sudduth Hill Arena, where they stage horse events. They are huge SEC fans. They have four dogs and a couple of barn cats.
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