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Visitors at Sunday's open house

Suzannah celebrates anniversary

By Michael Butler

Suzannah Solomon Wilson has seen the changes in fads and trends differently than most. She has captured the moments through the lens of her camera. It was in October of 1985 when she opened her photography studio in downtown Tallasseee.

She's still in business 30 years later, although she's seen many changes in her profession. These days, most photos are taken without film.

"It's more cost efficient to go all digital," Suzannah said. "I like to keep my prices affordable for my customers."

Suzannah's Photography held an open house at the James Street location of the business on Sunday. Many visitors who have posed for the camera were in attendance.

Suzannah pulled out the archives to browse and scan through thousands of old photographs.

"It's just the tip of the iceberg because I haven't even touched from 1990 to now," she said. "They're everywhere. I've run out of room. I did get rid of some negatives. I kept everything related to the schools, Tallassee and different communities. Some I had to dispose of."

To chronicle her experiences, Suzannah has written a book.

"It's called, "The Picture Lady - Confessions of a Small Town Photographer." I've just touched the tip of the iceberg on that too. There are so many stories to tell."

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