How Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Shelley Paulson Became an Award-Winning Equine Photographer

by | Dec 14, 2021 | The Leadline

#22 – Named one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the US in 2014, Minnesota-native Shelley Paulson was traveling for work when she experienced a seemingly minor accident at a rental car center that would change her life forever.

When she returned home, Shelley knew something was seriously wrong when stifling headaches began to impact her ability to get around with a camera. Further tests confirmed the worst; her “minor” accident had caused traumatic brain injury.

Tune in to hear the story of how a heartbreaking diagnosis and true leap of faith led this award-wedding equestrian photographer to walk away from weddings and create a happier (and more profitable) life than ever before.

Connect with Shelley at the links below:

Instagram: @shelleypaulsonphotography
Instagram: @raisingmaisyjoy

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