As a new mom wanting to capture life’s beautiful moments and freeze time with The Bug, I’m always keeping my eye out for great places to take family photos and the Maine Forest and Logging Museum (at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley) is picturesque in every sense of the word. Old log buildings, water wheels and wooden wagons make the perfect backdrop.
Because of a few safety concerns, the museum started requiring professional photographers to purchase a pass before taking individuals and families to the park for shoots. (Amateur photogs and visitors have always been able to take photos for personal use.)
However, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page, the organization is opening the grounds to professional photographers for one day free of charge. After that, there will be very few passes offered through the end of the year.
On Oct. 13 from 9-5 p.m., photographers will not need to pay a fee or reserve access to the grounds. All the organization asks is that they, and subjects respect one another and remain organized and safe. A list of the museum’s rules is posted at the park’s entrance and the caretakers will be around making sure everyone is safe.
So, pull out that mustard yellow, those knee high boots and pin a few “family poses” to try on Pinterest. With peak right around the corner, the park will be an even more splendid place to capture photos.