There are so many great places in the Brainerd Lakes Area to photograph seniors, but one of my favorites has to be Paul Bunyan Land. Yes, I am talking about the amusement park, but there is so much more to it than that. Since I am always on the lookout for fun locations to take photos, I contacted them a couple of summers ago to see if I could possibly bring some clients out for a photo session. Lois and her whole family were extremely accommodating and welcoming. The Rademacher family owns and operates the park, and it is obvious from visiting with them that it is a labor of love. They take great pride and pleasure in seeing their guests enjoy and appreciate the park. I have been out there several times, and see something new and different each time I go. And you don’t have to have kids with you to appreciate it. You could wander for hours in The Pioneer Village alone. The artifacts and antiques they’ve collected over the years are incredible to see and appreciate.
The old buildings and antiques have such great character, colors, and textures – it’s a photographer’s dream for backdrops and props. I appreciate how welcoming they’ve been to me, and would really encourage you to take a trip out there this summer. If you haven’t been there in a while, you’ll be surprised at all the things to do and see. From amusement park rides like the Tilt a Whirl, Frog Hopper, and the Ferris Wheel to a walk down the streets of The Pioneer Village, where you can imagine what life was like as a dentist, banker, or photographer in the pioneer days, there is something for everyone. Visit their website at www.paulbunyanland.com if you want to plan ahead, and add Paul Bunyan Land to your To Do List for this summer. You won’t be disappointed!