Light Painting of Pillsbury Hall

Light Painting of Pillsbury Hall

Up next, we have a stunning light painting of Pillsbury Hall! Historic Pillsbury Hall is located on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. This cool, one-of-a-kind portrait was created for Kevin & Carolina as part of their wedding coverage. Kevin and Carolina were married at the pretty Centennial Lakes Amphitheater in Edina, MN back on July 27th.

A nice photo of the entryway at Pillsbury Hall on the University of Minnesota campus in St. Paul, MN.

Pillsbury Hall on the University of Minnesota campus in St. Paul, MN.

While we hoped to create a light painting during their wedding day, there was no opportunity to do so, and I wanted to create something really special for them. So we all decided that we would create one at a later date.

U of M Old Campus Historic District

The University of Minnesota Old Campus Historic District is a National Historic District. It has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. It includes a number of historic buildings that were constructed during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The district represents the oldest section of the University of Minnesota campus.

The set-up shot for a light painting of Pillsbury Hall on the University of Minnesota campus.

Kevin and Carolina’s “set-up” shot for their light painting.

Two Alumni and One Cool Building

The idea for creating Kevin and Carolina’s light painting at Pillsbury Hall actually came up during their engagement portrait session on the U of M campus back in the springtime. As we were walking around the U of M campus during their engagement session, I remarked that I would love to create light paintings of some of the wonderful buildings there. Little did I know that thought would come true a couple of months later.

There is no way that I can light paint a building of that size without some assistance. After being in the set-up shot, Kevin and Carolina were tremendously helpful to me creating the rest of their light painting of Pillsbury Hall. It didn’t take more than a few images for both of them to get a pretty good idea of what I was looking for from each exposure. We took more than 250 images total and the final image ended up using more than 50 of them. Thanks, guys!

Engagement-portrait-and-light painting of Pillsbury Hall on the U of M campus in St. Paul, MN.

Kevin and Carolina under the full moon at Pillsbury Hall.

The Movie

As we’ve done for each one of our major light paintings, there’s a video (below) on our YouTube Channel with some of the steps that went into creating Kevin and Carolina’s unique light painting at Pillsbury Hall. It’s only about one minute long, but it’s kind of fun to see the whole thing come together from start to finish.

Thank you for reading our blog post and have a great one! – M&J

“Light Painting of Pillsbury Hall” – © 2019 Michael Anderson Photography.

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