The couple that freezes outside during a shoot stays together.
My new mantra. It’s not often that I know the couples that I shoot before the actual shoot [even though I feel like I learn a ton about them during the shoot], but in this case, I had the pleasure of shooting my good friend Alexandra and her fiancé Anthony in Hoboken — and we had a blast. They wanted a mix of a “Hoboken feel” as well as some waterfront photography with some of the skyline in the background.
We started our engagement photoshoot in the Hoboken train station [since walking from our cars to the train station was already insanely cold we figured being indoors first was best]– and randomly found ourselves outside by the train tracks. Lo and behold, the money shot: tracks 10 & 9 — which happened to be Alexandra & Anthony’s wedding date of 10/9/15 next year. Talk about serendipity.
You’d think the rest of the shoot would downhill from that kind of high point, but I was just blown away by the rest of the shoot — most likely because they are absolutely adorable together and so photogenic.
A few black and whites in the train station whilst dodging the locals who were trying to find a place to sit and be warm was challenging, but we pulled it off! I saw the high window and couldn’t help myself — needed to capture this shot with the windows and couple:
Deciding between posting the color version or the black and white version of this image was incredibly difficult — I loved black and white too, but something about this golden light just wowed me. Aren’t they adorable?
A few more of my favorites from our shoot — it was so cold out, but Alexandra was such a trooper, even in open-toed shoes in January!
I can’t help but feature one more of the train station, because I seriously couldn’t believe our luck that morning:
Love these two, and can’t wait to attend their wedding in the fall!