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

June20th

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It’s been a few years since we have had a real Minnesota winter with LOTS of snow, but this year was definitely the year for snow! Once we had a good snow pack, I put out a call on my Facebook Page, asking for people to allow me to come to their farms and photograph their horses at liberty in the snow. I was able to schedule three sessions before my schedule got too crazy. I plan to do this again next year and I’m excited because I have come to realize that I LOVE photographing horses in the snow. And a nice little side benefit is the awesome cardio workout of running through knee deep snow!

A growing part of my business is licensing my images as stock photography. I primarily license my equine images, but I could expand that at some point. I am constantly growing my searchable library at Shelley Paulson Stock.

I’m going to share my favorite images from all three sessions, as I need to get this blog caught up and start showing you more recent work!

The first place I visited was the farm of Keri Wesley. Her horse Dandy (center above) was very animated and gave me a lot of great photos! But Bullseye the pony wasn’t going to let Dandy have all the fun. I totally enjoyed my time with Keri and her horses!

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Next, I visited the farm that my friend Amy Kellen manages – Lake Meadows Farm. There were three fun yearlings, her beautiful mare Ameka and her always handsome and proud gelding Fahrenheit +\\.

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I actually returned a few days later when a beautiful hoar frost covered the trees and photographed Fahrenheit +\\ again. :)

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Last but not least – Debbie Chazin-Caruth of Talvina invited me out to photograph her beautiful Friesian and Gypsy Vanner horses. I was pretty much in horse heaven at this point!

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Debbie even agreed to wear her beautiful wedding gown for some photos. :)

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4 Comments

  • Comment by Erica Peerenboom — June 20, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    So beautiful Shelley. ♥

  • Comment by Rebekah — June 20, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Shelly, these are incredible!!! The last photo takes my breath away! I am an aspiring photographer from south carolina and have followed your blog for about a year. You never cease to amaze me with your God-given talent. To Him be the glory!

  • Comment by Deb Carlino — June 20, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    I thoroughly enjoy your photography. Some of your photos of the horses look like paintings!! Just love them!!!

  • Comment by mary ann — June 20, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

    A million pictures cannot capture the essence of th e horse but what a magnifcent start

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