Let’s turn your beautiful moments into beautiful art.

Let’s turn your beautiful moments into beautiful art.


Hi, I'm Megan Sugden!  I'm a farmer’s wife, mama of three boys, and professional photographer for over 18 years.  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, vibrant images full of bright vivid colors and expressions of happiness and love!

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As a mom of three boys (12, 10, and 8) I KNOW how hard it can be to get everyone together for a photo session.  Not only planning the outfits, trying to nail down a schedule, finding a location, and then, what the heck to do with those photos afterwards.  It can all be overwhelming!

With almost two decades of experience and thousands of photo sessions under my belt, you can rest assured I can help guide you through the entire process from start to finish with a new and improved streamlined booking process that can make family photos as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Let me help make the photo experience easier—and fun!

when was the last time you had photos taken?

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

Don't want to dress up?  No problem.  Come in what you're most comfortable in.  Got a super-casual senior who only wants one outfit?  That's okay too!  Feel like dressing the entire family up in matching cat/Christmas sweaters or recreating your wedding attire?  I've done that too!  Whatever your personality is, bring it along.  Nothing is too crazy (or too lazy)...  Leave the stress at home.

Photo sessions don’t have to be stressful.

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS smile, ENJOY YOUR FAMILY, LOVE ON EACH OTHER AND LEAVE THE REST TO ME!  

what to expect

Over the years I've tried out just about every kind of pricing structure and experience under the sun.  What I kept coming back to every time was keeping things SIMPLE.  I believe in making a decision confidently and not getting too caught up in the tiny details, so I offer just three of my most popular session choices based on nearly 20 years of photographing portraits.

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Chose your own experience.

The Petite (Mini Session)

quick and simple

2023 pricing and calendar availability has been updated!  Easily book directly online below!

starting at $250

- 45 minute session
- two outfits (arrive in your first outfit, we'll change halfway through!)
- two locations/backdrops on the farm 
- private online gallery + 20 high resolution files
- digital file upgrades and prints for purchase

PERFECT FOR: Families, siblings, seniors, headshots, engagements/couples, extended families and pets.

The Meadow (Full Session)

MIX AND MATCH

starting at $600

- up to two hour session
- unlimited outfits
- access to all locations on the farm
- private online gallery all high resolution files and printing rights
- Custom USB with all digital files and 4x6 print box with a set of all photos

PERFECT FOR: Families of all ages, extended family sessions with multiple generations, pets, and seniors who want a full experience and lots of variety!

The Woods (All-Inclusive)

The FULL EXPERIENCE

starting at $1250

- 45 minute session
- two outfits (arrive in your first outfit, we'll     change halfway through!)
- two locations/backdrops on the farm
- private online gallery + 20 high resolution files
- digital file upgrades and prints for purchase

PERFECT FOR: Families, siblings, seniors, headshots, engagements/couples, extended families and pets.

The Meadow (Full Session)

MIX AND MATCH

starting at $600

- up to two hour session
- unlimited outfits
- access to all locations on the farm
- private online gallery with ALL hi-res files
- Custom USB with all digital files PLUS 4x6 print box with a set of all photos in an archival lustre finish

PERFECT FOR: Families of all ages, extended family sessions with multiple generations, pets, and seniors who want a full experience and lots of variety!

The Woods (All-Inclusive)

THE FULL EXPERIENCE

starting at $1250

- 15 minute session
- one outfit
- one location on the farm
- private online gallery + 5 high resolution files
- digital file upgrades and prints for purchase

PERFECT FOR: Families with older kids, milestone session (just one child), engagements/couples, a super laid-back senior who just needs a few headshots for the yearbook.

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“Megan was great to work with! Friendly, organized, timely, professional, and most importantly we loved our photos! 

— APRIL H.

★★★★★

“Megan is so flexible and relaxed!!”

 She makes it easy to get good pictures. We will definitely be back!
--Koti, Whitney's mom

Whitney

senior session

Don’t just take it from me!

“Megan is AMAZING to work with!”

Megan is AMAZING to work with! She made our session calm and organized. She also knew so many tips and tricks to get the best pictures. Along with that, she answered all my emails so quickly and helped with literally anything I asked. Highly recommend to everyone!

Jill + Nick

engagement session

“Every session has created so many memories!”

Megan has been taking our family’s photos for most of my life.  She was able to make my senior pictures as meaningful as possible!

Ava

senior + family photos

How It Works

Browse the three sessions available and choose which one is best for you.  Use the "book now" button above to sign up right online!  If you have any questions I would be happy to offer my suggestions!

Choose your session

A $250 deposit is required to book your session and save your date (this goes directly towards your session fee!)  The remaining balance is due the day of the session and can be paid by credit card, check, or cash.

pay the deposit

It's official—get excited!  I will reach out to you a few days before your session to confirm our plans, directions, or answer any other last minute questions you have.  All you have left to do is show up on your session day ready to smile! 

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What if the weather is bad?

I will keep a close eye on the most recent weather forecast starting about 2-3 days before our session.  If need be, we will either adjust your session time or bump it to another date for no additional fee.  I always add in extra days to my schedule allow for flexibility (we do live in Minnesota after all!) but I would say I rarely have to completely reschedule a session.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Although I always suggest wearing what makes you the most comfortable, there are a few colors to steer away from.  Neons can reflect off faces.  Avoid bright pink, bright green etc. When choosing lighter colors, muted colors and earth tones look better on camera and are more flattering for skin than a stark white.  I can also offer customized suggestions as well!

How long does it take to get my photos?

Depending on the time of year, turnaround time can range between 2 and 4 weeks. The day of our session I will update you on what you can expect. Your final gallery will be fully edited and retouched and uploaded to a private online gallery to view and order additional files and prints. If you choose the Woods Session, you will receive your included custom proof box and prints in the mail the following week after your gallery is released. It's worth the wait--I promise!

Can we bring our pets to the session?

Absolutely!  Pets are ALWAYS welcome at Sugden Farm.  We have had people bring everything from horses, donkeys, rabbits, dogs and more!  There is ample room for horse trailers as well. If you have a dog that likes to take off running be sure to keep them on a leash.  I typically do all pet photos at the beginning of the session so we can let your pet relax the remainder of the time.  (We also have four friendly cats that live on our property and are very curious--and quite often will follow us around, too!)

how long does it take to get my photos?

Depending on the time of year, turnaround time can range between 2 and 4 weeks. The day of our session I will update you on what you can expect. Your final gallery will be fully edited and retouched and uploaded to a private online gallery to view and order additional files and prints. If you choose the Woods Session, you will receive your included custom proof box and prints in the mail the following week after your gallery is released.  It's worth the wait--I promise!

what should we wear?

Although I always suggest wearing what makes you the most comfortable, there are a few colors to steer away from. Neons can reflect off faces. Avoid bright pink, bright green etc. When choosing lighter colors, muted colors and earth tones look better on camera and are more flattering for skin tones than a stark white. I can also offer customized suggestions as well!

Megan Sugden Photography was established in 2005, but my interest in taking pictures started years before at the age of sixteen when I received my very first film 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.  

I spent my college years studying photojournalism and graphic design at Minnesota State University Moorhead, soaking up everything I possibly could about photography. I also spent a year at Northern Arizona University, learning from amazing professors and furthering my education with advanced classes and access to the latest equipment.

I graduated from MSUM in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Comm with a minor in Photojournalism. I switched from film to my first digital SLR, worked in freelance for a year, and officially launched Megan Sugden Photography in 2005. By the summer of 2007, I was able to resign from my day job and focus on my photography full time and I've been doing it ever since… which, for me, was a dream come true! 

I also teach photography classes and run several other photography brands including Kittson County Skies and I even created a course how to take photographs with your iPhone called the iPhone Crash Course! I am proud to offer my clients years of experience and education, photographing hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions over the years--and I can't wait to photograph YOUR next session! 

A little history...

behind the scenes

Megan Sugden Photography was established in 2005, but my interest in taking pictures started years before at the age of sixteen when I received my very first film 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.  

I spent my college years studying photojournalism and graphic design at Minnesota State University Moorhead, soaking up everything I possibly could about photography. I also spent a year at Northern Arizona University, learning from amazing professors and furthering my education with advanced classes and access to the latest equipment.

I graduated from MSUM in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Mass Comm with a minor in Photojournalism. I switched from film to my first digital SLR, worked in freelance for a year, and officially launched Megan Sugden Photography in 2005. By the summer of 2007, I was able to resign from my day job and focus on my photography full time and I've been doing it ever since… which, for me, was a dream come true! 

I also teach photography classes and run several other photography brands including Kittson County Skies and I even created a course how to take photographs with your iPhone called the iPhone Crash Course! I am proud to offer my clients years of experience and education, photographing hundreds of weddings and thousands of portrait sessions over the years--and I can't wait to photograph YOUR next session! 

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