The urge to shoot something that involved a starry sky turned into an impromptu trek out to Pioneertown in Joshua Tree. In addition to shooting some starry skies, I really wanted to check out this Pioneertown Motel. It's just as cute in person as it is on Instagram!
Pioneertown has changed a lot since I last saw it about 10 years ago. We veered off our usual path to Joshua Tree and stumbled upon this little slice of the Wild West. At the time, it simply looked like a place that was used for filming, but now there are shops and a motel right next door! It was nice to see some activity going on. If you're ever going out to Joshua Tree, it's definitely worth a short detour!
There are some actual residents of Pioneertown, so make sure you respect the private property signs, and watch the noise level.
One of the shops specializes in leather goods.
The light at dusk was so pretty!
This was the happening place in Pioneertown for sure. We overheard people talking about needing reservations to get in.
This, however, was what we came for. Shooting at night under the stars is one of my favorite types of photography outings.
It was a really windy night, hence the movement in the trees.