Kristian and Carlos wanted an engagement session that involved their bridal party. Kristian had a vision of a cocktail hour with cigars and champagne. After pinning some ideas, we had a plan for this unique photo shoot. Thankfully the rain stopped right before the shoot began. We snapped some portraits of the couple before the guests arrived. Once the guests arrived and the fire was started, the champagne began flowing which made it easy to photograph this cocktail party. I made sure Kristian and Carlos remained the center of attention. There were a few toasts and lots of laughter. We ended the shoot by popping some more champagne which are my favorite images from this shoot. This shoot perfectly exemplifies that you don’t have to follow the trend, you can create something unique and out of the box.