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    I'm Megan Sugden--a farmer's wife, mama of two (with one more on the way!) 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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All Because Two People Fell In Love | 60 Years

Today marks my grandma and grandpa’s sixtieth wedding anniversary!  Last fall, I did a photo session for them, and it was hands down my most favorite session of the year.  I decided to photograph them as I would an engagement session, posing them in fun, relaxed, candid poses, capturing their love, instead of a traditional portrait you usually see for this type of milestone.  They were SO fun and sweet, my grandpa holding grandma’s hand as she made her way across the grass to the swing.  It was chilly that particular evening, and he hugged her close to keep her warm.  They giggled and laughed the whole time, as if they were just like any young couple I’ve photographed before, just simply happy to be together.  It’s amazing and inspiring to see people so in love after so long.  They have raised three children, and have seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren (with one more on the way!) that still get to enjoy their company.  This weekend we are celebrating their anniversary with a big party, and the whole family will be there!  After photographing this session, I realized how much I would love to continue photographing older couples just like this.  Not many people think to get photo sessions for themselves when they get older (which is why I insisted that I do this for them!), and I think it’s a great opportunity to truly get some amazing and unique photographs to cherish!  Here are just a few of my favorites from this extra special session…



Stories from the Studio

It’s been one LONG winter, and with that, I’ve been doing pretty much 100% of my sessions indoors.  The latest batch of snow we just got here makes me long for spring and getting back outside!  Still, I’ve enjoyed the challenge of shooting inside, and have had lots of visitors come out to the studio from all over the area.  One thing you’ll notice is that I’ve been using mainly studio lighting this winter.  It’s allowed me to be even more flexible with my shooting, being able to photograph any time of day, and manipulate the light to get the look I want.  For the photographers out there, I’m shooting with Spiderlites and they are very cool because they mimic daylight and are ‘constant on’ and not a flash, so they allow me to shoot at super fast speeds with wide apertures.  This is an excellent advantage when photographing those quick little ones!  It also works great for not disturbing newborns as they do not flash or pop.  Overall it’s been fun to try something different this winter, and I hope to continue to learn more about these powerful lights.  Here’s a peek into what I’ve been working on this winter!

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Welcome to the NEW Blogsite!

Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I think it’s safe to say I’ve FINALLY finished updating my blog!  It’s packed to the brim with new pictures (check out the portfolio link!) and information; a one-stop-shop for clients, friends, and potential clients to find out more about what I’m all about.  It’s been quite the process with hours of work and lots of changes, the first of course being the change of my business name and new logo and branding.  I’m proud to say my years in graphic design came through and I was able to create the logo all on my own.  I really do love it, and it truly conveys my style and what Megan Sugden Photography is all about.  Playful, fun, colorful, sweet, down-to-earth style of photography that captures kids, families, weddings, and all aspects of life in a natural (yet magical) way.  I have some amazing ideas up my sleeve for sessions this summer and can’t wait to try them out!  In the meantime, I’m hoping to catch up on all I’ve missed blogging over these past several months.  I want to highlight the last few weddings I had in 2013, give a peek into the studio sessions I’ve been shooting during this extra long winter, and maybe share some favorites from this past year that I hadn’t shared before.  One step at a time, though!  Here’s a couple images from a wedding reception I photographed in Hallock a few weeks ago.  More photos to come!

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