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    I'm Megan Sugden--a farmer's wife, mama of three little boys, and I've been a photographer for over ten years. I love capturing families, kids, weddings and LIFE! I strive to create gorgeous, colorful, vibrant, and unique images that showcase the beauty in every person I photograph. I'm thrilled to introduce my brand new blogsite where you can easily find everything you need to know in one place. Take a look around and stay awhile!

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My last blog update/post was back in JULY. That’s like, six months ago!! I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I also think I’ve had a pretty good reason for my absence. First and foremost, my 3rd little baby boy was born September 17th, 2014 and he is the light of our lives! Charlie James joins big brothers Wesley (4) and Jasper (2) so I think just knowing their ages and that they are, in fact, BOYS, you pretty much can understand where I’m coming from when I say I barely have time to take a shower most days, let alone keep up with my blogging! However, I still managed to shoot plenty of sessions last fall before my maternity leave, and I feel like I need to at least give you a PEEK at some of these fun shoots I did! If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll get more updates as it’s easier for me to pop on a sneak peek than sit down and work on a blog, so be sure you are “Liking” and following that to get the most up-to-date information. I feel like I have so much to say, yet sometimes the pictures can speak more than words. So, here’s just a sampling of some of my favorites from late summer and early fall…

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I still managed to shoot well into my pregnancy, lugging my belly around in the heat and mosquitoes, photographing seniors, families, kids, babies and newborns. We were blessed with many gorgeous evenings, filled with lovely summer light and bright colors. The outdoor studio at our farm served as the backdrop for most of these sessions, which I am grateful for so I didn’t have to travel so much.

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On September 17th, Charlie made his way into the world and we were so thrilled to add another little boy to our family! He was my easiest labor by far (only 5 hours of labor and 8 minutes of pushing and he was out!) but of course it was a wild ride once we were all home with big brothers running around! We all adjusted though, and I simply cannot imagine life without him in it! He is the perfect fit to our family.

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BIG_5313I am looking forward to the next year of my photography business. Truthfully, many things have changed over the past few years. Mostly I have found that being a mom is the most important job in the world, and with the growth of my family, things with my business naturally changed. I take on less sessions than I used to, I travel a lot less, and pick and choose what I can and can’t do within my abilities to put my kids first. However, I think I may have finally found as close to a “balance” as possible, doing what I can while raising three little boys and being there for them as much as I can at this point in their lives. They are only this little for a little while! That being said, I am still booking sessions and definitely excited for what the next year holds in all aspects of my life, though, both in business and family. I have a few wedding dates left and getting my calendar squared away for pictures once the weather warms up (and the studio is open now), so please feel free to send me a message if you are interested in getting on the schedule! Just click below on the pink text or find me on Facebook!

 

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Mark and Kylie had an absolutely gorgeous July afternoon for a wedding in Thief River Falls!  Not too hot, not to cold, and the rain held off until the very end of the day.  We had fun exploring a little bit around the church and reception areas looking for spots to take pictures.  I even had them trek across to an adjoining lot from the hotel with some woods to get some of my favorite shots.  This was also my second to last wedding before the end of the season and my maternity leave begins.  Lugging camera equipment around in addition to a pregnant belly is getting a little tougher but I still managed just fine.  Here are my favorites from the day!

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Once again, I’m totally behind on blogging–my apologies!  We’ve had a crazy busy summer so far, and in between sessions, the kids and I took a trip out to see my husband who was custom harvesting in Kansas/Colorado/Nebraska for a few weeks.  Additionally we’ve been hitting up a few county fairs, playing outside a lot, swimming at the pool, and just enjoying the gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately.  (Finally!)  It’s also getting closer and closer to baby time, with my due date just around the corner in September.  It’s been a great summer for outdoor sessions again, despite the mosquitoes, and I’ve so enjoyed having all of my wonderful clients come out to our farm for their pictures.  Not only is it a beautiful spot to shoot, it’s also been convenient for me being so far along in pregnancy to be able to photograph right in my very own backyard!  And I promise, the trip has been worth it!  Many of my clients commonly travel an hour or more, but I also enjoy the locals who venture out, too.  Here are some of my favorites from the last few sessions!

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