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

April17th

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Phil and Christy’s love story spans the atlantic ocean. She is from Wisconsin, and he is from England. They met while they were both involved with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and fell in love with each other as they served God and served others. Christy is an artist, doing pottery, graphic design, photography – you name it! When we first talked about their wedding, I knew we were kindred hearts. Phil is a soft-spoken, kindhearted man, very similar to my husband. I felt right at home with these two and their families.

As I am reminded even today, as we brace for, yet another winter storm (oh. my. word. can it stop now?), you can’t count on the weather. Phil and Christy’s wedding was on October 6th, it was 30 degrees and windy…the first snowflakes of winter made their appearance as we headed out to do their portraits after the festivities were over. These two and their bridal party were troopers. We would shoot until fingers and toes went numb, then get in cars to warm up, then go back out for more photos. I heart them. :)

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One of my favorite things about this wedding was Christy’s dress. Simple, yet adorable.

 

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This image placed 5th in the family category for the ISPWP Winter Contest.

 

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Phil and Christy wanted to be able to pray together before the ceremony, but also still give Phil the surprise of seeing Christy for the first time at the start of their ceremony. A blindfold was the answer!

 

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Phil’s mom got us all laughing!

 

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The guest sang hymns, and I just adored the way they sang with great passion.

 

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Phil and Christy LOVE to play Farkle, so they had games on each table. It made for a fun post-lunch activity, especially with a fairly competitive group!

 

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3 Comments

  • Comment by Katrina — April 17, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    These are so LOVELY! I love the window light images in black and white =)

  • Comment by Marian Adoranti — April 17, 2013 @ 5:09 pm

    Love this session Shelley. Love the colours in the outdoor shots, love all the joy and happiness I see in the faces and most of all I love your vision. Keep it up my fearless friend.

    Marian :)

  • Comment by Dan — May 7, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    Amazing photographs. Your work is just beautiful! Love the socks.

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