Olia + Adam {Brickworks Engagement Photography}

We first met Adam a few years ago when he was a groomsman at Chris and Miro‘s wedding in San Francisco. Adam has since recommended us to Katie and Mitch and Michele and Jesse. Adam and his friends are so much fun; we couldn’t have been more excited than when we learned that not only was Adam engaged, but that he wanted us to document his wedding to Olia.

Olia and Adam’s story is one for the digital age. Mutual friends of Olia and Adam’s suggested to Olia that Adam was an awesome guy so she sent him a Facebook message:

“I promise that I’m not a creep & I didn’t add you for no reason. Lisa’s always talking about how cool you are so I thought I’d facebook friend you – its not like we have to get married or anything.”

True story, Olia and Adam are engaged and getting married this Fall (and, as a result of Olia’s Facebook message, their story made the news – see #5!).

But let’s rewind for a moment. Not long after Olia’s message, Adam and Olia had their first date at Evergreen Brickworks. Adam brought a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses and together they climbed up to a point overlooking the grounds and sat and looked out and chatted. Just over a year later, Adam proposed at the same place. It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway): there couldn’t be a more perfect spot for their engagement shoot than Brickworks.

We took an amble with Olia and Adam through the property, stopping at a lookout point on route to their spot.

It didn’t take much encouraging for these two to snuggle up together. We were happy to capture the love from a couple of different angles…

On our way again with some champagne and a couple of glasses . . .



Sit. Look out. Laugh. Whisper. Drink some champagne. Listen to your song. Perfect.




Olia and Adam have so much fun together.

And it doesn’t hurt that they’re quite the good looking couple!

Gorgeous, Olia!!







When we were out for a drink with Olia and Adam planning their engagement shoot, they mentioned that they love old-fashioned photobooths. They always making a point of stopping when they spot one to take a set of goofy photos together to commemorate…well, anything. While we couldn’t haul one of those booths to the Brickworks, we could set up a mini studio and shoot some Polaroids and behind the scenes photos. You certainly can’t do these poses in a booth!


[Yes, that is our background blowing over in the wind!]

The results:

After horsing around, we hiked up to the abandoned railway bridge to play on the tracks.


Almost the last shots of evening — in tribute to the end of the night party, sun-glass-wearing high jinks that we’ve witnessed at all of the weddings we’ve documented for Adam and Olia’s friends.

Can’t wait for your wedding at Berkeley Church this fall. We’ll have our sun glasses ready.

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