Shelley Paulson Photography Blog – Minnesota Equine, Wedding and Portrait Photographer
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  • September28th

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    On a beautiful late summer afternoon, I met up with Lanie, Angelina, and mom Maureen at a beautiful farm near Hudson, Wisconsin to photograph Lanie’s senior photos. The weather was perfect and my subjects were beautiful, gentle and very comfortable in front of the camera. The resulting images are honestly some of my favorites to date!

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    Mmm, I love window/doorway light. :)

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    These two are such a great fit for each other.

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    Whenever I photograph seniors with horses, I usually also include some photos of just the senior. Lanie was such a joy to have in front of my camera!

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    I love it when nature acts are my wind machine. ;)

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  • February1st

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    Start with a sweet, smart high school senior, add in a gorgeous pinto horse, add a dash of pretty fall color and a scoop of yummy light, and you have the recipe for a great session.

    Kaleigh shows her horse Lady at Pinto breed shows and is the 2011 President of the MN Pinto Horse Association. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Kaleigh and her mom through both the photo session and ordering session afterwards. This is one of those sessions where I feel like I have gained new friends. When they left after ordering their photos, they declared me their “photographer for life” and I gladly accepted the honor. ;)

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    Isn’t she gorgeous? Her beauty shines from inside and out!

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    I have this thing for the light that happens just minutes after the sun goes down over the horizon. The whole landscape becomes rich with soft pastel tones.

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    We took these photos at a farm called “Autumn Blaze.” Can you see why it has that name? WOW!

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  • December8th

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    I’ve been itching to share this session. I try to blog in chronological order, but I found it very difficult to wait on this one. So why am I so excited? Well, as a photographer, it has taken a long time to develop my technical skills and my ability to see light, location and work with people to pull it all together. I feel like I’m pretty much where I want to be with those things (but still always learning and tweaking), but what I am finally seeing come together is my VISION. I see photos in this session that are so completely who I am as a photographer and the vision I have inside for my equine/human portraiture. I believe I still have a long road ahead of me in this, and I realize that not every session will give me the opportunity to express my vision, but I’m happy to see it in these photos.

    Carrie is a sweet girl who loves her dapple grey arabian mare, Powder. We did this session on her family’s farm and really, we couldn’t have had a nice day or nicer setting.

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    So, I’m pretty crazy about these ones in the trees. :)

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