Hidden Treasures

A while back, my mom and I were going through some boxes in the closet and we came across the best hidden treasure ever. We found a photo book from my mom's fifth birthday.  For all my life, I've heard stories about my mom's favorite place as a kid, my great-grandparent's cabin in Minnesota, but I had never seen a single photo of it until now.  This book contains photos of (much younger versions of) my grandma, who passed away a few years ago, and many family members who I love so very much.  It's a glimpse into a past that I've only heard about.

And because of that, this is nothing short of a treasure.

 

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And this is such a great example of why I believe in the power of photography.  It's magic.  And that's why I love ordering beautiful, high quality Photo Books for my clients.  Printed photos are sadly not very common any more, but I hope that 50 years from now, their grandchildren will find those books, and get a little glimpse into this part of life.

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Southeast Oklahoma Photographer| Christa & Sumish

Meet Christa and Sumish.  They met and the gym and love spending their time outside together, being active and enjoying the weather - so it was perfect when their Engagement Session happened to fall on a gorgeous day! for-blog

Funny story: In 1998, when we were little girls, Christa and I used to play together! (see photographic proof above)  We both lived in Pennsylvania at the time; 17 years later our paths happened to cross again as we both live in Oklahoma now and I drove up to Oklahoma City for the day and we spent a few hours catching up and taking Engagement Photos!

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Reminder:  Megan Schreurs Photography is now booking Spring Sessions!  Contact Me for more information or to book your session today!  April and May dates, especially weekends are filling up, so get your spot reserved before they are gone!

 

 

Megan Schreurs is a Southeast Oklahoma Photographer specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography. Serving Hugo, Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.  Contact her to book your own Photo Session today!

Hugo OK Photo Session | Cody, Katelyn & Russell

"Family is the most important thing in the world." - Princess Diana

I love that Katelyn called me last fall to book a photo session of her & her husband and her brother to give as gifts to her family, and from what I hear her family loved their gifts!  It was a beautiful November day and we took the opportunity to capture some couple shots, some sibling shots, and some of all three together.

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And since they love to hunt together, we also did some photos in their camo get-up with bows!  I love capturing photos of my clients doing the things they love!

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Megan Schreurs is a Southeast Oklahoma Photographer specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography. Serving Hugo, Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.  Contact her to book your own Hugo OK Photo Session today!

 

Hugo OK Family Photographer | VanDerBijl Family

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." - Desmond Tutu

While I love to capture families in authentic moments, I also understand the value of a traditionally posed Family Portrait - the one you'll hang on your wall, put on your Christmas card, and send to Grandma & Grandpa.  And I love that too.

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So whether you decide to have me capture your family at home in a Documentary-style Session, like the Hellyer Family, or in a more traditionally posed Session, I'm happy to do either.  It's your life and they are your photos, so you get to choose.

For the VanDerBijl Family's session, we started out with some more traditionally posed photos.  Then, about halfway through our session we let the kids run around and play and I captured that too - the best of both worlds!  We can most definitely capture both posed and un-posed portraits in one session!

Without further ado, enjoy some favorites from this Family Session.

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Megan Schreurs is a Hugo OK Family Photographer.  She specializes in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, Texas.  Follow Megan Schreurs Photography on Facebook!

Josh & Michelle's Mini Session | Hugo OK Family & Couple Photography

Josh & Michelle hadn't had any professional photos taken since their wedding a few years ago and a lot changes in those first years of marriage, so they decided to have a Mini Session to update some picture frames. Hugo OK Photographer Family Couple

Did you know Megan Schreurs Photography offers Mini Sessions any time you want them?

Because I understand that sometimes you don't need a Full Session with 30+ images - sometimes you only need a few good shots!  Mini Sessions are just 30 minutes long and include 5 Digital Files with a Print Release so you can print whatever you want when you need to - all for $75.

Check out my pricing page for complete details on Megan Schreurs Photography (super simple) pricing.

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Megan Schreurs is a fine art & portrait photographer in Hugo, Oklahoma and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.

Some thoughts on Session Locations

Let me tell you a little secret. Location doesn't matter nearly as much as you think it does.  Or, at least not in the way you think it does.

 

Contrary to popular belief, the location of your Photo Session doesn't have to be a beautiful park, or a giant empty field, or a spot downtown with awesome architecture.  I promise.

But don't take my word for it.  Let me prove it to you!

 

Take Keely's Session for example.  Remember her Senior Photos?  They must have been in some gorgeous location, right?  NOT!

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Let's take a closer look at where we took her Senior Photos:

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An overgrown, dirty old garage - in between the dumpster and the air conditioner.

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The back of a shed, in front of the pile of debris.  It might look like a field of flowers, but in actuality there was only a tiny patch of yellow flowers!

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The parking lot of the local pharmacy.

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And the alley.

 

Nothing special. At all.

My knowledge of light and how my camera works means that I can make pretty much anywhere look pretty, so I can take your photos anywhere.

 

So if it's not about the location, then what?  

This is why I encourage my clients to choose a spot that is meaningful to them to have their Session.  How about your backyard - or your grandparents backyard?  Maybe your favorite store, the place where you like to go fishing, or outside of your school building.

Because twenty years from now, that's going to mean something to you.

 

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The Hellyer family had their session right at their house.  They're probably not going to live there forever, and in twenty years they're going to look at these photos and remember their first house.  When little Grayson is all grown up, he'll be able to show this to his kids and tell them about the house where he grew up.  That's what makes these more than just photos - these are memories, frozen in time.

 

 

Megan Schreurs is a fine art and portrait photographer in Hugo, Oklahoma and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.

Exciting Announcements & Giveaway! | Hugo OK Family, Senior, and Couple Photography

Hey, Oklahoma!  

I am thrilled to announce that Megan Schreurs Photography is now taking clients!  This means that you can book your session right now!!!

And it's the perfect time for a family session - your kids are growing up right before your eyes and starting a new school year, why not document that?  Plus, Christmas cards are just around the corner and you need a new photo for that!

Right now is the season for Senior Photos too - your last year of high school, it's time to celebrate all that you have become!

Megan Schreurs photography price Hugo OK photographerMy prices are the lowest they are ever going to be, and they'll only going to be this low for a limited amount of time, so take advantage of that!  Contact me to book your session today!

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To celebrate, I'm giving away a Full Session!  To enter, use the box below to like my facebook page and share this giveaway with everyone you know.  :)

* Free session only eligible for Family, Couple, Senior, and Child Sessions

 

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Megan Schreurs is a Hugo OK Photographer in Hugo and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.

Keely : Class of 2015 | Hugo OK Senior Photography

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Megan Schreurs is a photographer in Hugo, Oklahoma and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.

The Hellyer Family : A Documentary Session | Hugo OK Family Photographer

"A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams." - Dr. William A Ward

I was so blessed to get to spend a Saturday afternoon recently with the Hellyer family - Jeremy, Rebecca, and their son Grayson.  Rebecca is a talented photographer herself and she wanted to get in some photos since she's always the one taking the photos and rarely actually on the other side of the camera.

We didn't do anything special or fancy for these photos - they are simply wearing their normal clothes and doing normal things at their own home.  But the result is authentic moments and emotions that reflect the Hellyer's beautiful life.

If you're thinking of doing a photo session soon, I really encourage you to let a photographer come to your home and capture the real you.  I truly believe that these images will mean so much more to you in 20 years than a posed session will.

Here's what Rebecca had to say about it: "It was awesome. So relaxing and wonderful. It was so nice to just play with our monkey and just forget about the camera. With Megan at our home it was just….nice. Relaxing, and casual, and so real. I loved it."

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Megan Schreurs is a photographer in Hugo, Oklahoma and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Also serving Antlers, Soper, Fort Towson, Sawyer, and Paris, TX.