Union Station Engagement Session // Pittsburgh, PA


Man lifts woman in the air during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Being a Colorado mountain photographer definitely has its perks. Gorgeous wide views to the continental divide, epic alpenglow at sunrise, and a huge variety of natural backdrops that are epic and inspiring. But I love the built environment, too! Heck, I married an architect ;)


Which is why I was SO excited to take engagement photos for Kristina and Phil in downtown Pittsburgh. We chose Union Station, a Beaux-Arts masterpiece finished in 1904. I think you'll agree when you see the photos that it's much more than a train station - it's a work of art!


It was especially fun to photograph these two in Pittsburgh because Kristina and I met at the University of Pittsburgh as students in 2011. Flash forward to August 2019 and I was visiting my longtime friend to celebrate her engagement. Phil proposed on a trip to Italy that summer and I could not wait to take photos that showed off their connection and playfulness.


Side note: these two are now MARRIED! Check out their July elopement in Lake Tahoe on my blog.


Old architecture in downtown Pittsburgh

Old architecture in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman embrace during during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman embrace on the sidewalk during during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose and hold hands during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman stare lovingly at each other during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man laughs as he lifts woman in the air during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose and smile on a bridge during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman smile at each other during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose on a bridge during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman smile at each other during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Woman stares lovingly at man during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man stares a smiling woman during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose in front of old stone arches during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man dips and kisses woman in front of old stone arches during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man hugs woman from behind in front of old stone arches during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman hold hands while embracing, showing off woman's engagement ring

Old stone arch at Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman hold hands while walking down cobblestone street in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose underneath old stone archway in Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman stand underneath stone dome in Union Station in downtown Pittsburgh during engagement session

Man and woman embrace underneath stone dome in Union Station during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Woman rests her head on man's shoulder and looks at the camera during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman hold hands and walk through old stone archway during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman hold hands and pose under old stone archway during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman kiss under old stone archway in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman kiss under stone archway in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman embrace and smile at the camera during engagement session in downtown Pittsburgh

Woman smiles at man during downtown Pittsburgh engagement session

Man and woman laugh under stone archway during downtown Pittsburgh engagement session

Man gives woman a piggy back ride during downtown Pittsburgh engagement session

Man and woman smile as he gives her a piggy back ride

Man and woman smile at the camera as he gives her a piggy back ride

Man and woman kiss in front of old stone column in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman kiss in front of old stone column in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman kiss in front of old stone column in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose beneath towering buildings in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose beneath towering buildings in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose beneath towering buildings in downtown Pittsburgh

Man and woman pose beneath towering buildings in downtown Pittsburgh