Amanda & Eric got engaged on a rainy evening in Disney World, so when I called Amanda on the morning of their Hoboken engagement photos to warn her about the forecasted rain that afternoon, she was unfazed. She shared their engagement story and said it only felt fitting that it also rained during their engagement session. They were up for making some romance in the rain, and the resulting photos were pretty magical.
We spent some time shooting on the Hoboken train terminal platform, in the train terminal, and on Pier A. While we were on the train platform, I was snapping shots of Amanda and Eric walking along an empty train track when the train to the left of them in the photos below began to pull into the station. I had a mini-panic attack because this train was blocking almost all natural light that was streaming onto the platform. However, I ended up loving this look and running with it. I’m glad I didn’t give up and stuck around to see what the frame looked like with two trains in the shot — they created shadows and highlights in just the right places for a more dramatic effect. Sometimes you just have to trust yourself and create your art, otherwise you might miss out on some magic.
We ended the session on Pier A. I was honestly surprised these two still wanted to venture there because at this point it was basically monsoon-ing outside, but they were up for the adventure and were total troopers. I put my rain cover on my camera and we made out way to the pier. It was windy, rainy, and cold, but it didn’t matter. Amanda and Eric snuggled close together under their umbrella and were the absolute cutest. Scroll down to see some more sweet moments between these two. 🙂