in april, i had the lovely opportunity to meet one of my favorite photographers, shelley paulson. i had been following her work for over a year or so. i remember the first time i found her work, i was very inspired and showed jay right away. her work is timeless…it is not over-edited, over-processed…it is pure and is genuinely beautiful. not to mention, she loves horses, music, and Jesus….which i love as well. so anyway, on goes the story…
i contacted her about some equine photography and such at the beginning of the year. we kept in touch and a few months later i received an email from her saying that she would be visiting kentucky and asked to meet and take some photos. i was definitely excited :) when we met, we talked for a few hours and she critiqued my work. for someone who is sensitive like myself, i must be honest and say that it was not easy. it was not easy but it was very much needed. her critique sort of reminded me of the verse in john 15 “He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit….” i learned so much during our time together, and from that i will grow. those who are honest, truthful, and encouraging are good people to have around. critique is good, friends. very good.
after a few hours of talking, we went to her friend’s (oh so beautiful) farm and they both shot some pictures for a couple of hours. i am little shy (ok, maybe a lot shy…but i am getting bolder) so this was a good way for me to loosen up a little. spending the day with her was definitely a blessing!
you can read her blog about our day and see photos here. also be check out other sessions on her blog as well…you will love them :)