A couple weeks back I had the pleasure of spending the day with Krista and Eric taking some engagement pictures around Pittsburgh. Their wedding is next summer (which is sure to be a lot of fun as well!), but we wanted to make sure that we got out to do the engagement pictures this spring. We talked about a few different locations around Pittsburgh that weren’t necessarily downtown, and they ended up deciding on Herr’s Island (Washington’s Landing) and the South Side/South Side Works area for the pictures. The locations were sure to be beautiful, but there was one thing that we couldn’t control then almost put a snag in the day: the weather. All day we were tracking a storm moving in, scheduled to get into the city just as we were meeting up, though it was supposed to be move through quickly. I decided to take a chance on capturing some lightning images before our session, so I stopped by Mt. Washington on my way to Herr’s Island. Let me tell you, the weather certainly did arrive when they said it would and it was as bad as they said it would be! Gusty winds, rain, thunder, lightning (none captured by my camera though!), but as quickly as it came, it was gone! We hung out in our cars while we waiting for the last little bit of rain to go through and ended up having a pretty decent nice to shoot! Our first stop was Washington’s Landing, where we ended up going to both ends of the island. There’s a really cool little platform that makes for great images, as well as a bridge with a view of the Pittsburgh skyline.After that we made our way to the South Side Works/Hot Metal Bridge. The wind was still fairly gusty down by the water, but we made the best of it and captured some awesome images! We saved the most fun shots for last. Eric has a unique job working for the power company, so he donned his pole climbing gear, led us to a spot with a great city of the city, and just before dark captured some really distinctive images.It was such a blast hanging out with Krista and Eric and I can’t wait to capture their wedding next year!