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Hello! Thank you for visiting my Blog!

I'm Olga Levien, a New Zealand award winning wedding photographer, wife of a handsome kiwi husband and Mama of 2 beautiful babies - prince William and princess Anna-Bella; Click Pro at Click & Co. Mentor and Workshop Presenter {"Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect"}.

I am originally from Saint-Petersburg, Russia {sorry for any further grammar mistakes} and met my husband overseas in Europe. The next thing I know, we moved to New Zealand (a very beautiful country with wild nature and a great lifestyle), based in West Auckland. Our two babies were born one right after the other (that was the plan!). They are so gorgeous and active. Yes, they can be a nightmare sometimes, but I love every moment with them. My husband completing my photography team and capturing amazing moments with our awesome clients.

My past teaching experience helps a lot with organising my sessions, I earned PhD and was a lecture at University. I am a people person, I love to talk and make everyone relax, even in hectic moments!

 Photo by Anne Paar

Photo by Anne Paar

When I was little I dreamt about:

  • travel - and now I live in Hobbit country and I am happy to travel around for destination weddings!
  • being a figure skater - I started to learn figure skating when I was 25 and can do jumps and spins now - all things are possible if you really want them to happen!
  • history - going back in time to explore and experience different time periods and wear beautiful dresses - now I love to create these artistic moments with my camera, no limits for imagination!
  • want to know more? check other random facts about me below {scroll down} :)

I love storytelling and being part of engagement and wedding celebrations, capturing all the feelings, seeing moments of both laughing and crying, documenting the true story of your special day. These are such treasured memories - everyone deserves to have their story told in images that speak from the heart! Love is all around us!

I would be excited to photograph your special moments, raw emotions and bring out beauty in the details. From the first love, to engagement right into the wedding, and then creating a new family with little ones.

My style is artistic, emotional and natural. I love light, black and white, timeless feeling, movement, with both contemporary and retro styles! I love my beautiful and elegant brides and grooms, treasuring their natural, fine art photographs. I love to find beauty in details and harmony in moments and spend time with great people. My Blog features my personal accounts and stunning sessions with my awesome clients.

Let me create beautiful memories for you through the art of photography!

Warmly, Olga

Your photographer

Please Contact me with any questions!


Olga Levien - 20 Top Wedding Photographers by Hongkiat: TOP 12 Wedding Photographer Society 2017; 100 Photographers to Watch in 2018 by Click & Company; Rangefinder Contest Winner, TOP 100 photographers Shoot & Share contest wedding couple category; NZIPP Iris Awards {8 awards}, Top 60 Elopement Blogs; Lemonade & Lenses International Contest Winner, Editor's Choice 2016-2018

Thank you to our awesome couples | friends for these achievements!

 

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15 random facts about me,

New Zealand and destination lifestyle wedding photographer.

  • I'm a peoples person and love to hug everyone (just making you aware!);
  • I was born in wild and cold Siberia and then spent my life in gorgeous historical city Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
  • If you travel in past You can find me in childhood sitting near the window and reading a lot of books especially classic novels, romances and fairy tales; but I also loved to play soccer with neighbours kids;
  • I love FOOD from different cultures, love to try something new (my favorites are any type of cheese and Italian food, pizza's smell just magical!);
  • I met my husband overseas in Europe where we spent amazing holidays (Brussels, Paris, Disneyland, Roma, Florence, Venice (with Murano, Burano, Torchino), Florence, Milano, Lake Como - oh, sweet memories!);
  • I studied a lot in my life, easy enough and even earned Ph.D. (in pedagogical science);
  • I'm a Click Pro at Click & Co {passionate about education for modern photographers; my Ebook | Breakout is live at Click Photo School August 2018};
  • I love sport, especially figure/ice skating {I started training when I was 25 and won a few international competitions medals after a few years of intensive training; I made a break with having babies and now back on ice after 6 years break!!! I'm in adult synchronised team and also participating in single competitions; everything is possible!); 
  • I have two little ones (a boy and a girl) and a step-daughter who make my life busy, very active and interesting {never knows what each day will bring to you, ha-ha};
  • I love everything with music and dance - musicals, movies, reality shows (The Voice, X-Factor etc.), I studied all types of dance - from ballet to hip-hop and found my favourite - jazz!
  • I find inspiration everywhere - art, movies, music, TV, people around, sounds and smells and love to go with the flow;
  • My husband is a real kiwi - relaxed and easy going man (I try to learn these skills from him, ha-ha) and we love to watch different series at our down time if we have any :);
  • I love to observe and understand people, love to bring my psychology knowledge in practice; I'm a peaceful person and even in risky conflict situations try to understand other persons position;
  • I love everything new and being creative; atmosphere works great to me: the wind blowing hair and clothes, rain drops around, fog etc.; also great to be at nature and see and use in photography these stunning landscapes {lucky we are in New Zealand};
  • I love to travel {my the first specialty is geography}  and I did a lot of traveling especially around Europe;
  • and last but not least I love to talk with new and unknown people and find out their stories, facts of their life and personality, and if I start to talk its hard to stop, haha!

so get in touch with me and tell your story!

 

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