I'm a farmer’s wife, mama of three boys, and a portrait and wedding photographer for fifteen years. Based just a mile outside of of Hallock, MN, I invite you to a unique photography experience at our beautiful rural farmyard along the river, with access to acres of trails, meadows, oak trees, wheat fields and tree swings! Whether you're looking for family, senior or children's portraits, I aim to create timeless images full of happiness. I also want to help you get those photographs up on the walls of your home!
If you've ever been stuck on what to do with your photos after a session, or felt like you didn't quite know where to hang a photo or what size, you've come to the right place. I offer a ‘one stop shop’ photography experience by designing wall galleries, albums, and other special products that feature your most cherished memories to display in your home to enjoy for years to come. At the completion of our time together, you will have professional portraits to actually hold in your hands - AND hang up on your wall!
Megan Sugden Photography was established in 2005, but my interest in photography started years before at the age of sixteen when I received my very first camera. Once it was in my hands, it never left! I have always loved taking pictures, and I still remember the good ol’ days of sending film off in the mail and waiting for the prints to return. Eventually I started developing my own negatives, spending countless hours in the darkroom and printing my own photos, and then jumping into digital photography and never looking back!
I also enjoy photographing the night sky and chasing the Northern Lights. I created a second website of my work called Kittson County Skies and you can view more of that work and purchase prints at my other website, www.kittsoncountyskies.com.
I’m married to my husband, Nathan, who farms and runs a custom harvesting business and we are busy raising our our three boys Wesley (7), Jasper (5), and Charlie (3).
I consider each session held at the farm an "adventure"... bring your family we'll load up the Ranger and explore through the woods, stopping at various locations to create unique images with plenty of variety and natural backdrops. With each session tailored to my clients and their needs, you can truly customize your session to whatever you wish, with the end goal of a beautiful finished work of art to hang in your home!
Sugden Farm, located about a mile north of Hallock, MN, is home to my "outdoor studio" and I photograph the majority of my summer and fall sessions within the 80 acres of trails and woods on our private property. When we shoot here, you will have access to all my props, including a colorful array of chairs, several rustic tree swings, a tire swing, century-old barn, and a secluded sandy beach along the Two River that runs through the woods. Clients enjoy the benefit of a beautiful outdoor location with all of the amenities conveniently in one place.
SUGDEN SHOP STUDIO - I photograph mainly children and newborns at my indoor studio, just a mile outside of Hallock. It was our home before we built our new house, so not only is it a comfortable and cozy place to hold photo sessions, it also conveniently includes a full kitchen, laundry, a large bathroom and dressing room, and even a TV and closet full of toys to keep older siblings busy when they tag along to newborn sessions! You can also view samples, albums and products in person that are on display during your appointment to hold in your hands to truly visualize the quality for yourself!
THE SCANDINAVIA STUDIO - This winter I have partnered with a local historical building in Hallock to utilize the second floor of the newly opened Scandinavia Airbnb for occasional photo sessions. This beautifully restored turn of the century apartment boasts spacious bright rooms and original hardwood flooring, perfect for lifestyle family, children, and senior sessions. Located in the heart of downtown, there is also a coffee shop on the first floor and craft brewery directly across the street! To request a session at this incredible location please contact me for availability.
I specialize in full service custom photography, guiding you through the entire process from the photo session to designing, ordering, and delivering your prints. I love creating custom wall galleries, albums, and other special products that feature your beautiful photographs to display in your home to enjoy for years to come. While digital files are still an option, let’s face it, most of them end up on a hard drive on your computer, and even then it’s difficult to know what to print, what size and where to put it.
That’s where I come in - not only to photograph the session, but to assist you in finishing the total package, so you have gorgeous high quality prints and products to treasure for a lifetime! This is more than just “files” - this is ART; with you, your family, your wedding, your babies, or your graduating senior as the featured subject on your walls!
Not only that, but when you book a session or wedding with me, you can expect a luxury experience from start to finish. Simply sit back and enjoy the process while I take care of all the details. My goal is to take the pressure off of booking photos and all the stress that goes with it to make things as easy as possible for my busy clients. From wardrobe assistance to virtual wall design where you can see how photos will look on your walls before you even order, you can be confident your photography experience will be unlike any other you've had before!
One of my favorite parts of portrait photography is getting to know each person I photograph and entering into their world and watching the magic unfold— laughter, smiles, and even the not-so-perfect moments, because those are REAL moments! My sessions are relaxed, fun, colorful and creative. I constantly strive to make both children and adults feel at ease and create a session that feels just like we’re hanging out together, yet you will still end up with beautiful, wall-art worthy images you will want to display in your home for years to come.
Portrait session experiences with me include a step by step custom process tailored just to you, including the following:
- pre session consultation
- 1-2 hour session (varies by subject)
- reveal and ordering appointment held at your home within 2 weeks
- professional quality prints, wall art, albums, digital files and more
A Session Fee retainer of $250 is due to officially book and hold your date. Prints, products, and digital files are purchased separately. Typically clients invest an additional $500-1500+ in finished products and digital files, however there is NO minimum order and you only buy what you love! For a more in depth look at what portrait experience includes and for a full pricing guide please contact me to set up a phone call consultation!
I’m passionate about weddings, especially the photographs, because they are the one thing from your wedding that truly lasts forever. I was a bride once myself and know there is no greater joy than getting to look back again and again on your wedding day, reliving each moment through pictures. Not only that, but I specialize in creating heirloom quality products that are meant to last like albums and wall art you can display with pride in your home for years to come.
Let me take care of all the details so you can easily and tangibly preserve those moments for a lifetime! As an award-winning and published photographer with over 150 weddings captured since 2005, including destination weddings from Mexico to Minnesota, you can rest assured your wedding day will be in good hands! From the very first phone consultation I strive to create an easygoing and fun experience and keep you informed and excited every step of the way.
Each wedding collection I offer includes an engagement session, set of digital files and online gallery to share with family and friends. There are also options to purchase prints, albums, and other products so you can go beyond just the digital files and end up with a beautiful finished product from your wedding to show off right away! For a complete wedding guide and more information please contact me and I'd love to chat!
As you can see my goal is to provide you with beautiful, heirloom quality custom art on to hang on your walls and hold in your hands. While I do offer digital image files, my main focus is to help you make the most of your investment. I believe that if you are making it a priority to have photographs made, it’s up to me to give you beautiful images on beautiful products, and at the same time give you the best service I can to create those products for you!
That’s why every photo session also includes a complimentary ordering appointment held in your home. I am there to guide you through the selection process as we sort and pick out your very favorites. I also bring all of my samples and sizes so you can see first hand the products right in the comfort of your home.
All of my prints are made on professional quality photographic paper, metal, standout or canvas wraps featuring gorgeous colors and UV Protection coating to keep from fading. All orders go through a thorough hand retouching, color correcting and preparation process to ensure a perfectly finished, ready-to-display product delivered right to your front door.
So, what are you waiting for? Fill out my contact form below and let’s start the journey to create some beautiful artwork together, featuring the people you love most in this world!
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I love getting to know my clients better before working together, so filling out my contact form or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org is the first step to getting in touch and starting the process to creating your beautiful photographs! From weddings to portraits, I believe in giving each and every client the best service I can with beautiful results guaranteed.