Little Log House Pioneer Village Engagement

Little Log House Pioneer Village Engagement

Here are some our favorite images from Darrick and April’s Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement session last Tuesday evening This was my first time at this very unique venue and I must say that I’m already looking forward to creating their wedding photographs there next August. There are amazing photo spots pretty much everywhere you look at the Little Log House Pioneer Village!

A nice close up portrait of a cute couple at Little Log House Pioneer Village.

Our future newlyweds at one of the many photo spots at Pioneer Village.

The Winds Of September

When I arrived, I drove through the expansive complex to get an idea of the photo possibilities. Then I parked and set up Lightning McQueen to assist me in the lighting department. It turns out that I didn’t have to use Lightning as much as I anticipated because clouds moved in shortly after we started and the natural light was really nice much of the time.

Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photo of a couple walking down a pretty path.

April and Darrick take a walk on one of the pretty trails at Pioneer Village.

It turns out that the biggest challenge would not be the light, it would be the wind! Let’s just say that it was a wee-bit on the breezy side. More than a few times we had to wait for the wind gusts to settle down so that April’s hair wasn’t going sideways. But the good thing about the wind was that there were no mosquitoes to deal with!

Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photograph of a cute couple in front of a gazebo.

Darrick and April standing in the very spot that they will exchange their wedding vows next August.

You Have To See It To Believe It

After doing a little research about the Little Log House Pioneer Village, I knew that Darrick and Aprils’ engagement portraits would be a lot of fun to create. And even with all that wind, I wasn’t disappointed!

There are almost endless places to create engagement (and wedding) photos at Pioneer Village. There’s something like 40 old restored builds, dozens of vintage cars and trucks, trains, firetrucks, windmills, and much more!

Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photograph of a couple kissing under the replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge.

Darrick and April kissing under a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge.

And, for those of you that are old enough to remember, they even have the original Porky’s Drive-In that used to be on University Avenue in St. Paul, MN!

Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photo of a cute couple by Porky's Drive-In!

A blast from the past! Porky’s Drive-In!

Light Painting Heaven

As far as creating light painted photography is concerned, I’m pretty sure that I could create one totally different light painted photograph there a day and not run out of cool items for a year or more! The place is light painting heaven!

And yes, we did create a one-of-a-kind light painted engagement portrait for Darrick and April. That awesome image will be ready in a few more days. We certainly will be sharing it with you once it’s ready. The spot we chose was out of the wind (sort of) at the Old Country Grist Mill right there on the property.

The set-up shot for their one-of-a-kind light painted engagement photograph is shown below with Lightning McQueen as the model.

The set-up shot a the Country Grist Mill for a one-of-a-kind light painted engagement photograph at Pioneer Village.

The set-up shot for their one-of-a-kind light painted engagement photograph.

There’s A Movie

Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photo of a cute couple by the vintage Chevrolet building.

April and Darrick at the vintage gas station at Pioneer Village.

I hope you have enjoyed our sneek peek of Darrick and April’s Little Log House Pioneer Village engagement photographs. I’ve put together a cute highlight music video with some of my favorite images from their session. Please check it out at the link below on our YouTube Channel. In the meantime, thank you for reading our post and have a great one! – M&J

“Little Log House Pioneer Village Engagement Photos” – © 2019 Michael Anderson Photography.

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