Last weekend, we met up with Kristen and Brian for their engagement session at the Utica Train Station. We were both really looking forward to this shoot, but I was particularly excited, due to the fact that good ol’ Utica, NY is my hometown, and no matter what people have to say about the city of Utica, I will always love it. It has stunning architecture, amazingly delicious food, and most importantly, it is overflowing with kind, generous, warm people. Kristen and Brian are a perfect example of the type of people that make Utica such a great city; and, the Utica Train Station is a location that would make any photographer swoon with delight. It’s very similar to the Buffalo Central Terminal in its design and splendor, except for the minor detail of it still being a well-maintained, fully functional train station. It is an architectural gem; the kind of place that makes me proud to say that Utica, NY is my hometown.
So, needless to say, we had a great shoot with Kristen and Brian; and, we’re super psyched to be shooting their wedding this coming July! Can’t wait!! :)
It was bitterly cold that day (no big surprise there), so we did the majority of their session inside the station, which is quite obviously an AWESOME place for engagement photography. Ben grabbed this shot at the entrance to the train platform…LOVE it!
Vintage-y ticket counter? CHECK!
Then, we popped outside for a few quick shots on the platform. I could not have been more thrilled about the big, fluffy snowflakes that lightly drifted down into our shots…LOVE!
Beautiful couple + perfect snowflakes = 2 very happy photographers
Kristen and Brian’s ridiculously adorable daughter, Abby, arrived at the train station just in time to pose for some photos! Part of our goal for this session was to take some shots that would resemble “old-time photo booth” pictures for Kristen and Brian’s “Save the Date” cards. We found the most perfect curtains EVER to use as a backdrop, pretended it was actually a photo booth, and took a whole bunch of great shots! This is a rough draft of the “photo booth strip” that we’ll be using in the design of the card…looks pretty authentic, no? :)
Kristen and Brian, we can’t thank you enough for being so much fun and so easy to work with. We’re so, so excited about your upcoming wedding, and feel incredibly honored to get to be a part of it! See you soon!