Breann and Paul’s Rustic, Vintage, DIY wedding was located on campus at the University of California Berkley at The Faculty Club. The Faculty Club is a very unique old venue the reminds you of something out of the Movie Dead Poets Society or Harry Potter. It’s really old and dark.
Weeks before their wedding I had talked to Breann and she was upset because she really wanted an outdoor ceremony, but since their wedding was in San Francisco in January more than likely she’d have to have it indoor, due to weather. As luck would have it the skies were clear and the temperature was 70 degrees. Which meant it was the perfect weather to have an outdoor ceremony.
Paul Hodges III is the executive producer for the San Francisco Giants, because of his connections he was able to call in some spectacular favors for his wedding. His wedding videographer Jen is the same person the does the video for the jumbotron during the games. His wedding DJ is the curator for Pandora. Renel Brooks the announcer for the Giants did the announcing for their grand entrance. Breann’s bridesmaids were the most amazing decor team I’ve ever seen. These lovely ladies did all the flower arrangements and decor. A dear friend of the couple performed the ceremony and was the MC for the entire reception.
Paul and Breann created their own twitter handle where guest could go post selfies, questions, and photos. Some of the questions were read during the reception (ie When are the babies coming?). This wedding was a communal affair with so much love!!!
Adrianna and Jason are both active military. Adrianna lives in DC, Jason is stationed in Japan and their getting married at the La Coast Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. My husband and I have a place in DC and it just worked out that I’d be in DC the same time as Jason, so we scheduled an engagement session. It was such a treat to shoot their engagement session on the east coast on a beautiful Fall afternoon.
My Quick Tips For Engagement photos
- Don’t wear clothes the wrinkle
- Don’t wear clothes that shine
- Try to stay away from bold clothing
- Down play parts of your body that aren’t flattering
- Highlight your attributes
- Bring lots of clothing options
- Make sure you’re both on the same page. Meaning dress for the same occasion and complement each other.