Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting

Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting

Before we talk about John and Jennie’s very unique Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting, we should recap their wonderful wedding day just a little bit.

In “Part One”, we had wedding photos of John and Jennie getting ready at The Saint Paul Hotel, and then their first look in the beautiful hotel lobby right there on the pretty winding staircase. Then we took a lot of really nice wedding photos of the two of them, the whole wedding party, and both families, in front of the nearby James J. Hill Library.

Science Museum of Minnesota light painting. The starting image, before light painting, of the huge astronaut on display.

The starting image, before light painting, of the huge astronaut.

We continued with many more great wedding party photographs at the site of their wedding ceremony, the Urban Growler Brewing Company in St. Paul’s Midway. Their sweet wedding ceremony was up next followed by a fun social hour that included tastings of several of the Urban Growler’s in-house brews.

“Part Two” was all about their “second party” held the Science Museum of Minnesota. It was there that we shared the story of their reception, dinner, and wedding dance. There were also some pretty images of the newlyweds overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, MN.

Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painted Wedding Photograph

That brings us to this post. The story behind John and Jennie’s very unique Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting! And I have to tell you right away that the location for this, our next light painted wedding photo, was really not my first choice.

In scouting around the Science Museum of Minnesota for a spot to create their light painting, I was really thinking that one of the dinosaurs would make for a really great subject. But in talking to both John and Jennie at their planning meeting a few weeks before their wedding, John really was excited about using the huge astronaut that’s on display there.

Science Museum of Minnesota light painting. The starting image, before light painting, of the bride & groom, in front of the huge astronaut on display.

The starting image, before light painting (with our giant softbox taking up a lot of the photo), of John, Jennie, and the astronaut.

So after talking to the two of them once again while actually at the museum, John’s excitement for the astronaut changed my mind for me. Although I still would love to light paint one (or more) of the dinosaurs if the Science Museum of Minnesota is ever interested. 😉

Going Vertical!

One of the other unique things about this Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting is that it’s the very first vertical light painting of any kind that we’ve ever done! It really had to be in order to fit the huge four-story spaceman in the frame!

Our “ultra-wide” Canon EF 11-24mm f/4.0L USM lens (at “just” 14mm) was the lens of choice here. I wanted a real looking astronaut in “outer space” look, so kept the colored spotlights out of the final composition.

So without further ado, here’s John and Jennie’s final light painted wedding photograph and also a very short “how did they do that?” video from our YouTube Channel.

A cool, Science Museum of Minnesota light painting! The bride & groom by the astronaut display.

John and Jennie’s cool light painted wedding photo!

Pretty cool isn’t it? Thanks for taking the time to read our post and have a fantastic day! – M&J

“Science Museum of Minnesota Light Painting” – © 2018 Michael Anderson Photography.

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