Last summer, I made the beautiful drive down to Lake City, Minnesota for Jordan and Abby’s summer engagement session. The weather was pristine and the scenery in Lake City in the summer is hard to beat. After Jordan and Abby’s engagement session, I headed home that night anxiously awaiting getting back to Shakopee so I could upload their engagement images. Once I arrived home, I told my wife that it was one of the most enjoyable engagement sessions I’ve ever had.. Mostly because these two absolutely dominated their engagement session, but their location recommendations were perfect!
During that summer night in Lake City it was hard to envision what a winter wedding would be like in Lake City. How cold will it be? Will there be snow?!
Fast-forward about six months, and although there was about an 80-degree difference between their engagement session and winter wedding, Jordan and Abby embraced the winter vibes and it resulted in a picture-perfect Minnesota December wedding. Thanks to some light snow the morning of Dec 9th, these two were greeted with sunshine and fresh snow — a perfect combination for winter wedding photography!
And then there was the venue… When I plugged in the address for the Little Log Pioneer Village in Hastings, I thought for sure Google failed me. However, once we approached the venue, we could see what looked like a small town in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival, I was blown away with the venue — it’s basically a movie set.. At least that’s the easiest way for me to describe it. Once I walked in the barn, I was in awe of everything — the lighting, the space, the decor… All of it was insanely cool! I cannot wait to get back to this venue in the near future! Highly Recommend.
Amazingly, after 9 wedding seasons, this was my first December wedding. It will truly go down as one of my favorites. Lastly, it was also the first wedding where I got to use the new Sony a9. I plan on writing a review on my experience with the Sony a9, but my mind is simply blown. More to come on that… 🙂
Thanks again to Jordan and Abby for choosing me as their Wedding Photographer. Thank you to both the Gruber’s and Ebert’s… Such great families.