Pop the Champagne! Kyle & Matt's Engagement Session.
Updated: May 23
Matt's family orchard in Northern California was the perfect fall setting for our couples engagement session. There were a multitude of fallen leaves surrounding us and not one soul to interrupt the moment. Matt hopped on his tractor morning of to move logs around to complete the perfect setting with blankets, candles and a pair of champagne glasses waiting for him and his fiancé Kyle to enjoy. But this story is not about the cute photos or setting - it's about the importance of bringing champagne to your couples session!
Champagne is a great way to help the couple relax and have fun during their photo shoot. This day we had to work with just one bottle of champagne and it wasn't easy! Matt went to pop the bottle, which of course is always an exciting moment, but the cork got stuck. Although we were not prepared for this, we certainly all got a great laugh out of it, which resulted in more enjoyable photos.
In between each pose, the determined groom-to-be made a new effort to open that champagne bottle.
Towards the end of the session, he had one more grand idea to add some force to ensure the cork flew out. Matt proceeded to hit the bottle against the tree and it worked! Yay for all!
We lost a lot of champagne that day, but we were able to save just enough for some of our final photos. We did have to pour champagne out of the bottle, into the glass, back in to the bottle, and repeat the process with our limited sources, but hey, we compromised! Isn't that what love is all about?
My advice to you, plan to bring a couple bottles of champagne, at least one for drinking, one for the planned shots and one for back up!
There's no such thing as too much champagne!
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