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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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Wedding season has begun, and Beau and Juana had a lovely early spring day for their big day!  It was pleasant, calm, and overcast and just the perfect temperature for the wedding ceremony which was held in the little town of Tolna, North Dakota.  Of course we had to take advantage of the water tower shot as Tolna is where Beau and Juana reside!  We also had fun exploring the gravel roads around town, and then after they said their vows, everyone headed to the community center in Lakota for the reception and dance.  Here are just a few of my picks!
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Folks, it’s been a LONG winter.  Every time the weather warms up, a day or so later we’ll get a dumping of snow and it feels like we start all over again.  As a mainly outdoor photographer, I’ve been just dying to get outside and photograph again.  I’ve also been pretty quiet around here as far as sharing pictures and sessions, although life at home is ANYTHING but quiet!  My three boys keep me plenty busy, and this is a rare occasion that the older two are out of the house with daddy, and Charlie, my six month old, is happily playing with some toys on my office floor.  I’m not sure how long that will last, so I’m going to try and make this quick!  I’ve had quite a few studio sessions this winter, but one of my highlights was doing some sessions while we were in Arizona for a couple weeks back in March.  I’m hoping to make it more of a yearly thing and try to book more sessions while we’re out there.  I’m not gonna lie, the weather is MUCH better in Arizona than it is here! :)  In any case, here’s a peek at some of those amazing Arizona sessions, as well as some studio work from the past couple months.
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  • Jill Farbo - April 9, 2015 - 9:27 am

    Hi Megan! I’m hoping that I can book a family session with you again probably in the fall. We can come to you. Let me know what you think:) Thanks, Jill Farbo

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…


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.


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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