The Webb Family | Peoria IL Family Photographer

I love it when families invite me into their homes. I love it because everything becomes more personal and meaningful. You're not just sitting in a pretty field of grass - it's your front yard, or your living room. In 30 years, you'll look back and cherish those memories. They seem so familiar to you right now, but time goes so fast and those memories fade no matter how much you think they won't. Not to mention that it relieves a lot of stress for the little ones - and the grownups too! In home sessions are so laid back and fun because you're just living your life and having a fun family time and I just happen to be there with my camera. 

The Webbs let me into their beautiful home one evening last week. It’s their first home as a family and they’ve worked hard to make it their home. We got to do all of sweet Brynlee’s favorite activites – we baked, finger painted, had a pillow fight, played ring-around-the-rosie outside (even though it started raining!) and had a grand time with all of it! I hope you’ll enjoy these photos and the video slideshow at the end as much as I enjoyed capturing them!

Peoria IL Family Photographer
Peoria Illinois Family Photographer
Peoria IL photographer
Peoria IL Family Photographer
Peoria IL Family Photographer
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Megan Schreurs is an Peoria IL Family Photographer, specializing in capturing authentic memories. She also photographs seniors, weddings, and everything else in the Central Illinois area. For more information and prices, click here or get in touch at hello@meganschreurs.com

Madison + Ryan | Peoria IL Engagement Photographer

I loved Madison + Ryan's engagement session! They brought their son, Jonas, along and he took a little while to warm up to the camera - like most children do - but by the end of the Session he was having a blast! I can't wait to photograph their wedding this Summer; I'm sure it is going to be beautiful.

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Megan Schreurs is a Hugo OK Engagement Photographer, specializing in capturing authentic memories. She also photographs families, seniors, and everything else in the Southeastern Oklahoma area.

The Allred Family | Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer

I got to photograph the Allred family in an in-home session a while back (I'm so far behind on blogging...oops!) and it was just the best!  Even though they were doing some renovations on a lot of their house so we didn't have as many options, we were able to make their pancake making work even without a kitchen - proof that your house doesn't have to be anything perfect to have your pictures in it. It's your home, and I think that capturing that environment is important, just like capturing your kids just the way they are - before they grow up any more! That's why I love photographing families in their homes. Plus, the kids are more comfortable and able to be their real selves. So the Allreds made chocolate chip pancakes. And they caught chocolate chips in their mouths. And they laughed. And they snuggled on the couch. And there was just a little wrestling. And then they did a cool science experiment. And it was all beautiful, not because of what they were wearing or their perfect smiles, but because love is beautiful.

Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer

Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer

Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer

Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer

Southeast Oklahoma Family Photographer

Southeast Oklahoma Family Photographer

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Soper Oklahoma Family Photographer

Soper Oklahoma Family Photographer

Durant Oklahoma Family Photographer

Durant Oklahoma Family Photographer

Megan Schreurs is a Hugo Oklahoma Family Photographer specializing in capturing real moments and authentic relationships. Contact her today to talk about your photo session.

Southeast Oklahoma Photographer | The Buchanan Family

With two boys under 3, the Buchanan family's photo session could have been chaotic to say the very least.  Instead, they opted for a Documentary Session to capture their real life instead of traditionally posed, smiling at the camera, pictures and it was a relaxed, fun, happy experience for all of us!  These are my favorite sort of photo sessions, the ones that show the beauty of your life.  Not just the well groomed, fake smiles kind of beauty - but the real life: messy hair, pajamas, making pancakes, reading on Mom and Dad's bed, and playing trains kind of beautiful. The kind that real memories are made of.

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

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Megan Schreurs is a Southeast Oklahoma Photographer, serving Hugo and the surrounding areas.  She photographs everything from families to weddings and everything in between.  Contact her today to chat about your photography needs!

Paris TX Family Photographer | The Thurman Family

"Being a family means you are a part of something wonderful; it means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what." - Lisa Weedn

Paris TX Family Photographer

Paris TX Family Photographer

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn

Paris TX Photographer

Paris TX Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing the Thurman Family a few weeks back.  It was a beautiful October day and we laughed and smiled and chased their dogs and soaked up the sunlight.

I know I talk a lot about how important photography is, but it is absolutely true.  Things change so quickly.  Kids grow up in the blink of an eye.  Seasons change and before you know it you can hardly remember how they once were - but photographs are these magical things that capture just the way things are right now and make them stay the same forever!

I pray that the Thurmans will treasure these photos, so that one day when everything is different, they'll come across them and remember the way they were - and that these photos might bring a smile to their faces.

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Northeast TX Photographer

We took their pictures at Hugo Lake State Park, which happens to be where Jerry and Rebecca got married!  We even took some in the very spot where they said their vows.

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Hugo OK Photographer

Megan Schreurs is a Paris TX Family Photographer.  She specializes in capturing real moments and believes that photography is magical. She also serves the Hugo, OK area, and is willing to travel just about anywhere to capture your beautiful life.  Click here to book your photo session or Contact her here to ask questions.

Documentary Vacation Photographer | Camping with the Dutts

For their parents' 45th Anniversary, sisters Krista and Betsy wanted to have some family pictures taken.  They were planning on getting together for a camping trip with the whole family, which proved to be the perfect opportunity!  I flew to Pennsylvania to spend the weekend camping with them and documenting their little vacation. It was such a joy and privilege to get to photograph this beautiful family's weekend camping!  It was a relaxed and low-key couple of days spent eating good food, having good conversation, and playing with their little guy, Ben.  We got such a variety of documentary photographs that will help them remember these beautiful moments.  Splashing in the water, cooking on the camp stove, enjoying the beautiful views, and chasing your nephew up the hill - these may seem like small moments, but they are not too small to remember.  In addition to these beautiful moments we captured, we also got to take a little while to capture some more traditional portraits as well, in between the cooking yummy food and playing on the playground.

"Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things"

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Want me photograph your vacation or family reunion?  I would love to chat with you about how we could work that out - so send me an email at hello@meganschreurs.com!  It's not as complicated or expensive as you might think!

Megan Schreurs is a Lifestyle Family and Documentary Vacation Photographer specializing in capturing the authentic moments and real emotions of your family!  Contact her to talk about your session today!

Paris TX Photography | The Montgomerys

When the Montgomerys contacted me about having their photos taken to give their children and grandchildren for Christmas gifts, I couldn't have been happier. When they didn't want the super traditional stiff, "stare at the camera" images - and instead wanted real emotions and to include their own home, I was even more excited.

When I capture photos of my clients, my goal is to capture a piece of who they are.  Not just what they look like, but what makes them tick, what's it like to be them.  Maybe even tell a bit of their story.

Roy & Jan have been married 55 years this year, have 7 great-grandchildren, and built this house 35 years ago.  I love that they had me take these photos, and I love even more that they gave them as Christmas gifts for their children and grandchildren.

Paris TX Photography

Paris TX Photography

Our Photo Session was short & sweet - just about 25 minutes long, but in that time we got plenty of great images for them to choose from for Christmas gifts!  Sometimes all you need is a shorter session, which is why I offer Mini Sessions any time, not just on special days.  If you only need a few updated photos, it's the perfect option!

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Megan Schreurs is a Paris TX Photographer based in Hugo, OK. She does both fine art and portrait photography in Paris and the surrounding area specializing in authentic documentary and lifestyle family, senior, and couple photography.  Contact her to book your session today!

Hugo OK Photographer | The Quillen Family

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When Lindsey emailed me about their family session and started out with "I love documentary style images" and told me about how she wanted their first ever family photo session to capture them doing the things they love, I got so excited!  We captured such a variety of images during our session, and they all just ooze the love and joy that this family exudes.  From drawing, to baking, to four-wheelers, legos and milk mustaches - we did a little of everything!

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Hugo OK Photographer

David, Lindsey, and Wiley - it was such an honor for me to photograph your family.  I hope you'll look back at these photos in twenty years and remember these happy days.

Remember how you dressed in sweaters and boots because it was October and then you were sweating because it was 90 degrees out!  Remember how you had to run inside because we were outside taking pictures and the brownies almost burned.  Remember that dragon scene you drew, complete with deer stand and bullet holes.  Remember how   Remember how you asked for a "family hug" photo because that's your special thing.  Remember the smiles, the giggles, and the joy.

Hugo OK Family Photographer

Hugo OK Family Photographer

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogantor rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away...So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:4-13 ESV

Looking for a Hugo OK Photographer for your family, senior, child, engagement, or any other kind of photo session?  Contact Megan today!

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