During mid-April I was one of the 14 lucky ladies to attend the God + Life + Photography retreat in Maple, WI hosted by the incomparable Erin Johnson and Shelley Paulson. I met amazing women photographers with deep relationships with god and their craft. There was a lot of laughs, great conversations and many tears shed as we peeled away our rough layers to expose our vulnerable sides and express our fears to one another. I left feeling rejuvenated and gained a stronger relationship with God. This blog gives you a glimpse into our sessions with our model married and engaged couples. They were a delight to photograph and I loved working next to such phenomenal women photographers.
I started off with the lovely bride and groom Emily and Patrick as Erin Johnson shared her posing ideas and help coach each of us to sharpen our skills. I could not get over how amazing Emily's blush colored wedding gown was!
Our two groups switched and had the pleasure to learn from Shelley Paulson as she taught about composition with the lovely engaged couple: Kelly an Jason. Although these two weren't engaged a the time, they have recently become engaged...Congratulations to Kelly & Jason!
This was an experience that I went into with an open heart and an open mind. I didn't really know how much I needed an experience like this in my life, but I came back with a clearer vision about my life and my photography business. Words are not enough to express how grateful I am to Erin Johnson and Shelley Paulson for opening up and sharing such intimate parts of themselves with us. The women of GLP 2013 will always hold an special place in my heart. In two words: Thank You!
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