• Posted by Matt •
A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of joining Dan and Allison for engagement photos in Hoboken, where they first met. Dan was going to college up there and Allison was living close by so it seemed like a natural spot to capture their love for each other! Plus, the view was amazing from Dan's alma mater; a backdrop of the New York skyline in engagement photos is pretty amazing.
We started out with portraits at Stevens Institute of Technology — which has a great view of downtown New York — before venturing around Hoboken a little. You can't really go wrong with engagement portraits along the Hudson River so we did some portraits at the train station and then just wandered along the riverside a bit.
We found out early on that Dan is a Yankees fan. We debated extensively internally about this but ultimately decided that we were okay with that. We found common ground in the fact that we are all baseball fans so, with that behind us, we moved forward and did some portraits at the Elysian Fields. For those who don't know, that's where the first game of organized baseball was believed to take place. (Note Dan's Yankees garb...)
After that we hit a few places that meant a lot to them personally, like the bar where they first met.
Dan and Allison, I can't tell you how glad I am that we decided to head to Hoboken for these photos. I think you guys looked so natural and so comfortable that it was easily worth the ride up there. That sandwich from Vito's was just icing on the cake! Looking forward to your wedding next month!