Shelley Paulson Photography Blog – Minnesota Equine, Wedding and Portrait Photographer



The GOD + LIFE + PHOTOGRAPHY retreat is an opportunity for professional women photographers* to get away for a weekend and renew their hearts before God through worship, teaching, discussion, photography, rest and quiet times of reflection.

We will spend three nights and four days at the breathtaking Lake Superior Barn, just 30 minutes east of Duluth, right on Lake Superior. You will eat delicious, healthy food, made for you with love each day. We will spend time each day worshipping together, learning from God’s Word, participating in fun photography activities, and making new friends.

Teaching and discussion topics will include God+Life+Photography Balance, Finding Your True Identity, Honoring God in your Business, and more.

Photography time will include an assignment focused on your photography and your connection with God. We will also participate in a styled shoot using the amazing barn. You will surely walk away inspired and changed as an artist!

*A professional is someone who is pursuing photography as a career.


The Retreat is now full. We’re going to start a waiting list in case someone can’t make it at the last minute. Please send me an email if you want on that list!

The retreat is open to 10 participants

$800 per student includes lodging & meals ($400), and the retreat fee ($400).

A $400 deposit will reserve your spot, with the balance due 7 days before the retreat.

The retreat includes a gift bag and workbook to keep all your notes and journaling in one place.

Email us to register or ask questions! or

Shelley Paulson is a Twin Cities-based equine, wedding and portrait photographer and photography mentor. She has also been involved in various areas of ministry for many years, including youth pastoring and worship leading. Shelley will be leading the worship and bible study, and discussion times.

Shelley Paulson Photography

Erin Johnson is a Twin Cities-based wedding and portrait photographer and workshop instructor, who was recently given the Diamond Award for Best Photographer by Mpls St. Paul Weddings Magazine. Erin will be helping to lead discussion times and will head up photography activities, including a styled shoot with models.

Erin Johnson Photography
Enjoy Workshop


  • Comment by Biff — January 29, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    What an amazing concept and location Shelley + Erin! This place looks simply incredible. I know this experience will be worth its weight in gold for all those who sign-up. The world is blessed by you two!

  • Comment by Jamie Keenan — January 29, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Please come out west to California and do this someday. How inspiring and spiritually filling. Have fun!

  • Comment by Susan — January 30, 2013 @ 1:09 am

    Which airport would we need to fly into?

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