Marea Breedlove of Locust Grove, Oklahoma discovered her love of photography at the age of 10, when she got her first Polaroid camera. Since then, she's graduated to using a Canon 7D Mark ii, with her favorite lenses a EF 70 to 200 mm f2.8, EF 50 mm f1.4 and an EF 24-105mm f4.
She is an active photojournalist for the Delaware County Journal and the Grove Sun in Northeast Oklahoma. Her work has also been published by the Pryor Times, the Poteau Daily News, the Tahlequah Daily Press, the Tulsa World and Vype High School Sports Magazine.
In June, 2018, she won first place in the Oklahoma Press Association's individual competition for the 2017 Better Newspaper Awards for her sports photography in the Delaware County Journal. When not behind the camera, she is the director of the Locust Grove Public Library.