Jim Sutton: Gifted Photographer By The Bay

A picture is worth a thousand words. But for fans of well-known Wasaga Beach photographer Jim Sutton the words definitely play second fiddle to the image. Capturing some of the most breathtaking moments of Georgian Bay’s many moods has become an almost daily pastime for Jim. And his willingness to share those images has resulted in a large and grateful following.

Back in the sixties, the avid photographer had spent many of his childhood summers at the family cottage on 8th Street near Beach 2. Then later as a young father with 3 children of his own Jim made sure the tradition continued.

In 2013 he made the move that he probably always knew he would and bought a home, literally steps from the beach, and retired with his wife Kathy to a lifestyle he loves. And his passion for photography took another giant leap forward.

Sunset at the beach has become almost a ritual. “I go at other times during the day of course but I rarely miss a sunset” Jim admits. “I love that half hour every day.”

The self-taught photographer has no abundance of equipment explaining that he uses either his Nikon D3400 for which he has a few lenses, or sometimes just his Google Pixel 5 which he describes as “more camera than phone.”

“I think it’s more about having a good eye, and not being afraid to shoot from different positions” he says thoughtfully.

Jim has made calendars and postcards to help local charities like the food bank. He sells prints but only by request. You can see lots of his work on his Instagram and Facebook pages and, we’re thrilled to say, as additions from time to time to our JSGB’s Photo Gallery.

You can reach him through his social media pages or by email to jimsut@rogers.com

Instagram @jimsut10

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Patti Foley is an east coast native, passionate about writing, digital publishing, photography, and family. She moved to Wasaga Beach from Caledon several years ago, along with her hubby Len. Inspired by the Georgian Bay area, in 2021 Patti launched JustSayinGeorgianBay.com, a sister publication for her website JustSayinCaledon.com.

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Email: patti@justsayingeorgianbay.com

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  • This mans photos have kept a smile in my heart! Thanks Jim

  • Always looking for Jim’s sunsets !!!

  • Jim is the absolute best !
    We love how he blends nature , water & the sun to create breathtaking photography.

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