Equally Wed: New Zealand Same-Sex Wedding {Auckland weddings photographer}

So amazing to see Victoria & Bree's New Zealand wedding published in Equally Wed - same-sex marriage international publications. Their wedding was so beautiful and romantic in Auckland Hotel DeBrett, registry office and Auckland Domain. A couple comes over from Australia to New Zealand to get married officially. It's the most exciting event and so unique, I appreciate newlyweds shared with me, their wedding photographer, such unique moments!

Enjoy this gorgeous publication and highlights published on our Blog from couple wedding day.

Landsendt Tropical Garden: Emma and Sean {Wedding photographer in Auckland}

Excited to share with you highlights of wedding gallery in such amazing location as Landsendt Tropical Garden {West Auckland, New Zealand} where Emma & Sean celebrated their special day with their closed friends in the warm and cosy atmosphere. Even rain can't stand in the way of such emotional event! It was an honour for me as their wedding photographer to capture all crucial natural and documentary moments with the artistic and creative vibe!

The couple met each other five years ago through the mutual friends and kept a long distance relationship. The proposal was made over the phone {first time hear such fantastic story!}. The couple relationship is exceptional, it's incredible to know what they said about each other: "Shahab is straightforward funny with the most innocent eyes in the world. She is so pretty and has a big heart."

Enjoy video slideshow and photos in the gallery:

Landsendt tropical garden - bridal portraiture {Auckland wedding photographers}
wedding reception details - pink and gold {Auckland weddings photographers}
Landsendt Tropical Garden {Auckland wedding photographer}
Landsendt Tropical garden wedding {Auckland wedding photographer
cake cutting ceremony {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom dance - black and white photo {Auckland wedding photographers}

Great Creative Team:

Wedding Planner - Anya at Weddings by AH
Dress - Pronovias
Hair - Hair by Hannah
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographer


Contemporary Weddings Magazine - Romantic Beach Destination Wedding in New Zealand {Auckland - Northland elopement photographers}

Excited to share with you fantastic news - Leanne & Tim's wedding in Mahinepua beach house {Northland} just been published in Contemporary Weddings Magazine "Romantic Destination Wedding in New Zealand". Their wedding was so beautiful and unique.

Such a pleasure for us, Auckland wedding photographers, to see these photos go live around the world in prestigious international publication.

Enjoy this featured article with couple's gallery highlights. Have a look at more images from their wedding day on our Blog.

 Tim & Leanne

Tim & Leanne

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Hilton - Fish Restaurant wedding: Jennifer and Steven {Auckland City - New Zealand weddings photographer}

Each couple is so unique and different, and I as wedding photographer genuinely enjoy to see all these unique details, locations, venue choices that reflect couple's personalities, spirit and vision for their weddings. This time we had an honour to capture such special moments for Jennifer & Steven in Fish Restaurant {Hilton Hotel} - Auckland City, such a unique place in New Zealand.

The couple had one wedding celebration in Korea and another one - with close friends in NZ, with intimate atmosphere with 20 guests in total. We as wedding photographers been pleased to share with a couple and their friend's dinner table and capture so many beautiful and emotional moments. 

{Jennifer & Steven met each other in the church, the proposal did at a fantastic place: "Went to Waiheke Island with my sister's couple and Steven to take some nice pictures, and Steven proposed to me at a winery. It was a huge surprise!" Such a romantic story!}

These people are so lovely, caring and kind - they make sure every guest and us, photographers took from the reception a craft box with piece of their wedding cake. Such incredible gesture! 

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and photo gallery!

Fish - Hilton {Auckland wedding photographers}
Auckland city wedding {New Zealand weddings photographers} - black and white photography
shoe game - wedding reception {Auckland weddings photographers}
wedding details - reception - wedding dress {Auckland elopement photographer}

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Great Creative Team:
Venue - FISH
Dress: Kellylin Couture
Suit: Calvin Klein 
Flowers : Scarecrow
Hair: @Meemin
Makeup: @Eden Jung
Rings: The Diamond Shop
and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers


Rangefinder Contest Winner {Auckland - New Zealand lifestyle wedding-family photographer}

I have amazing news: my personal project photo just won a Rangefinder Contest - first place in Children category!

You might know already I not only a wedding photographer, but also mum of two active little ones and often enjoying take a family photos. It is truly rewarding experience and allow me to remember different moments of my kids life and practice in photography, allow to show my Voice and artistic vision. Its a great honour to get amazing recognition from photographers not only in Auckland, New Zealand but all over the word!

So thrilled to be in the row with such a talented photographers and been publish in such prestigious publication as Rangefinder {New York, USA}.

I appreciate this attention to my work and recognition! Thank you so much for all kind words!

Another amazing news, this photo just been published in Click Magazine as well {check their latest issue!}. Can't be more pleased with this! My advice to all photographers - Don't be afraid to put your work out there, it eventually paid off !

Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Bianca & Matt, such a gorgeous couple, who made their way from Australia to have an intimate wedding | elopement in Auckland city. They have been surrounded by parents and me, of course, New Zealand weddings photographer :). It is a pleasure for me to capture a small wedding coverage with such beautiful people.

Our day started from champaign at SkyCity Hotel, walking on Auckland streets to the registry office and small scroll to the Auckland Domain after the ceremony.

It was such a beautiful event full of love, cry and emotional moments.

Couple shared their love story: " We met in 2007 when Matt's family moved in next door to mine, in the little town of King Creek, NSW. In 2010 we started dating (I was still in high school) and have been together ever since. In 2014 we moved to Newcastle where I commenced, and have just completed, a Bachelor of Biological Science. Matt's a total country guy at heart. He grew up on a farm before his family moved to town and he knew how to pull cars apart before I could properly tie my shoes." The proposal: "Matt took me up to Pappinbarra to show me the farm he grew up on. We were having a picnic on the tray of his giant ute, overlooking the vast, mountainous greenery when he popped the question."

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Review (Australia) Shoes - Sandler (Australia) Suit - Peter Jackson (Australia) Boots - RM Williams (Australia) Rings - Irvines Jewellers (Kempsey, Australia) Hair & makeup - Lisa Marinkovich Flowers - Floral Stylist Co. Cake - Bluebells Cakery and Levien & Lens photography - Auckland based NZ wedding photographers.

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and a photo gallery:

Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Simply Elope: Elopement New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}

So excited to share with you fantastic news: Natalia & Chris elopement | small backyard wedding on Waiheke Island {Auckland, New Zealand} just been published in Simply Elope. It was an honour for me to be their wedding photographer and capture so unique for couple moments.

Enjoy this international publication in Simply Elope and have a look at more highlights in couple's photo gallery on our Blog. Fin our more wedding galleries in Recent Weddings | Elopements

Waiheke Island such a gorgeous place for any weddings and have plenty of photo opportunities. We are so thrilled as wedding photographers to be part of special celebrations all around New Zealand and overseas. Watch this space for our trips out of NZ for destination weddings!

Everybody's Flower Crown Workshop - Floral Stylist {Auckland wedding photographer - L & L}

I recently had a honour to capture a Flower Crown workshop by Sue at Floral Stylist Co organised for the giveaway winner at Auckland Weddings website. Its a pleasure to give my wedding photography coverage to lucky bride with her friends at hence night at gorgeous venue in Auckland City - Everybody's! I just love this atmosphere !

Everybody had lots of fun and positive emotions creating a flower crown. It was not an easy and fast forward process but everyone walk away with gorgeous flower crown.

Congratulations to beautiful bride! This is so awesome event!

Enjoy these photo gallery highlights!

Everybody's wedding venue {Auckland elopement photographer}
Everybody's - Auckland City wedding venue {New Zealand wedding photographer}

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New Zealand Beach Elopement: Simon and Tara {Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you my recent gallery with Simon and Tara, beautiful people who made their way from UK to get married on New Zealand beach. They choose for their elopement - Karekare Beach {Auckland, NZ}, celebrant with her two friends as wetnesses and me as their wedding photographer. Such a gorgeous intimate event in such a stunning location with rocks, ocean, grassy areas and freedom atmosphere. 

Simon shared their amazing loge story: "We met at work. Tara has a bold and fearless attitude and poked me with hot tea spoons until I asked her out. We have been together for 11 glorious years, the time has really flown. " Proposal: "In Scotland for Tara’s 40th. Staying in a quaint b&b in the highlands. I asked her over our first cuppa of the day. She didn’t want an engagement ring, she’s doesn’t like flashy things so I made her a ring with a squirrel on it. Squirrels feature in our lives quite a lot for some reason. They are ever present and we love it. It seemed fitting to have one on a ring".

Enjoy this video highlights and a gallery:

New Zealand beach elopement by Levien & Lens photography | Auckland wedding photographers
New Zealand beach elopement by Levien & Lens photography | Auckland wedding photographers
New Zealand beach elopement by Levien & Lens photography | Auckland wedding photographers
New Zealand beach elopement by Levien & Lens photography | Auckland wedding photographers

Ming and Billie: Hedingham {Coatesville} - West Auckland wedding photographer - Forest Weddings

Amazing time with beautiful people - Ming & Billie who come all way over from Hong Kong to Hedingham {Coatesville, West Auckland, New Zealand} to get officially married, surrounded by few friends. As a wedding photographer, I love to capture such intimate weddings, usually warm and cosy events.

We started from a wedding ceremony in Hedingham, such a gorgeous old style building with fantastic land that has plenty of photo opportunities. Then move to Redwood Forest and come back to finish the day at the fabulous reception!

The couple shared their love story: "We have been together for almost four years. We first met at a boat party in 2011, but we didn't keep contact afterwards. We met again at a Xmas party in 2013 then we got very close and decided to be together." The proposal: "There was not a proper proposal, but the idea of getting married came naturally to us. ...Through the process of preparing the wedding ceremony and stuff, we have come to realise this is what we want to do because we share the commitment of loving each other for a lifetime." Such a romantic story!

Enjoy this video and highlights in the photo gallery!

Great Creative Team:

Celebrant: Angelika de Vere, owner of the venue.

and Olga, Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographers.


Campbells Bay Beach Engagement | Pre-wedding photo shoot: Josh and Linda {North Auckland weddings photographer}

Excited to share with you a fresh engagement session | pre-wedding photo shoot: Josh and Linda on Campbells Bay Beach {North Shore, Auckland}. Im so excited to be couple's wedding photographer and can't wait to capture special for them moment on their weddings day.

We met at the beach at one of January afternoons and spent amazing time together walking and talking about their plans and just everything. SO much fun, positive vibe and a great feelings.

Enjoy video highlights in the slideshow and gallery!

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Campbells Bay pre-wedding photo shoot - engagement session {North Auckland weddings photographer}
Campbells Bay engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot {North Auckland wedding photographer}

Gracehill VIneyard Estate: Jazz and Tim {Wedding photography in Auckland - New Zealand | Kumeu}

Jazz & Tim

Gorgeous people, warm and cosy atmosphere, fantastic location - it's all about Jazz & Tim wedding at Gracehill Vineyard Estate {West Auckland, New Zealand} - near Kumeu - Waimauku where we, couple's wedding photographers had an opportunity to capture such special moments and dance away with emotional music.

The couple shared their love story: "Our meeting was by chance, which turned into an uninvited facebook request, several posts back & forth and eventually a Christmas in the park date." They are six years together, and the proposal was made at "the Empire State Building, during a holiday in the USA", such romantic place, it might be unforgettable! 

Great Creative Team:

dress - Made with Love - Unique Bridal Collection
suit - Tommy Gun
makeup - Connor Adams 
hair - Hair by Hannah
celebrant- Auckland Marriage Celebrant Sarah Bloxham
MC - @Ash Nolan
DJ - DJ Roopam and
Levien & Lens Photography - West Auckland based wedding photographers

Enjoy these video highlights and a photography in the gallery!

Gracehill wedding details {West Auckland wedding photographer}

Bethells Lake {West Auckland} engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot {New Zealand weddings photographers}

Fantastic time with Kim & Nathaniel on their engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot at Bethells Lake {West Auckland, New Zealand}. We met with couple one Saturday afternoon just before the sunset not far from the beach, walk through the forest, sand dunes to the lake, had fun and laugh and then walk all the way back to the car park through the stream.

Amazing time with gorgeous people! It was a pleasure to get to know the couple before we as photographers capture their wedding {not long to go now! less than two months!}

Excited to share with you highlights in the video slideshow and a gallery!

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien and Lens photography {L & L} - wedding photographers in Auckland, New Zealand

Great news keep coming - just found out we are receiving an Editor's Choice 2018 Award at Two Bright Lights. Its a pleasure for me as a photographer and artist to make this list second time in a row. More details about this award for a top wedding and family photographers:

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien and Lens photography {L&L}  - top great wedding photographers in Auckland New Zealand

"The Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards are a signature program that recognises photographers and vendors whose number of published features in 2017 ranks them among the top 1% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide."

So excited to be among best great photographers and vendors! Its fantastic experience to share our awesome weddings with publishers from all around the world and see our photographs go live in prestigious publications and get extra recognition.

Thank you so much our amazing couples for sharing with us so treasured moments! We sincerely appreciate these time together! Look forward to our future adventures!

xx Warmly,

Olga & Matt

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien & Lens photography {L&L} - wedding photographers in Auckland New Zealand

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100 Photographers to Watch in 2018! Made the list {Auckland-New Zealand wedding photographer | family storyteller}

I'm so thrilled to find out amazing news when wake up this morning on destination New Zealand wedding and discovered I named in the list of top 100 Photographers to Watch in 2018 by Click & Company, amazing community of inspiring photographers! It's such an honour to be in the row with such great photographers and some of my friends from all over the world!

I looked at this lists during few years amazed by the level of talent and passion and have no idea the moment will come when my work will get recognition and included in such fantastic list, its a great honour for any photographer to present the work in such a great place!

Enjoy this gallery, find some inspiration and share the love with these incredible artists!

P.S.: I can't believe how much positive news we receive lately - "20 Top Wedding photographers" by Hongkiat, "top 12" by Wedding Photographer Society and now 100 to watch by Clickinmoms, we are so thrilled to make all these lists and so many awards. 

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Fiona & Silas New Zealand Wedding in Tawharanui Lodge published in Style Verify {Matakana-Auckland documentary wedding photographers}

So excited to share with you a recent publication Fiona & Silas wedding in Tawranui Lodge {Matakana - Auckland, New Zealand} that been published in prestigious international Blog "Style Verify". We had an honour to be wedding photographers on this beautiful and emotional wedding, captured so unique for couple moments. Need to mention, we had amazing time with couple also on their pre-wedding photo shoot on Muriwai Beach, that engagement session was unforgettable! 

Enjoy highlights of this real wedding in our Blog and have a look at Style Verify publication!

Contact us with any questions about destination weddings in Auckland, New Zealand and overseas!

West Auckland Beach - Karekare Falls engagement | pre-wedding session {New Zealand weddings photographers} Kimberly and Mark

Beautiful time with amazing people - Kimberly & Mark on their pre-wedding | engagement photo shoot on Karekare Beach with Falls, one of the most gorgeous and secluded West Auckland, New Zealand beaches. Its such a pleasure for me as wedding photographer capture so unique for couple moments on this breathtaking engagement session location.

Interesting fact - Kimberly made her way from Oklahoma {USA} to New Zealand to meet the love of her life Mark. I'm so excited about couples upcoming wedding in the USA in September!

Kimberly shared couple's love story: "Mark was the first person I had ever met that I immediately felt that I could be all of me in front of. We were best friends the day we met, I can talk to him about anything. When people say you know when you know, that is literally how i felt. We encourage each other to grow and are stronger together. My father laughs because I had to travel across the world to find "The One" but sometimes that's what love takes, I absolutely adore him and believe there was some other higher power or energy that brought us together and I couldn't be more thankful!"

Proposal story just amazing: "First of all Mark asked my Father for my hand in marriage (he is super traditional) and Mark knew it meant a lot to me. So he had asked my dad several days before he asked me. So my dad kept asking my mom, Has she said anything? (which I knew nothing of until after). Mark and I went to a nice dinner and then were walking along the riverside in Oklahoma, I was wanting coffee and he was trying to take me to the perfect spot but me being myself dragged him to get coffee first. Finally we were walking along the river and he turned to me and made me stop walking and said, I knew you were going to be the one I married from the first time I met you, and I know that is crazy but its true. He tells me I mean the world to him and he wants me to be his wife, So he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was crying and shaking and beyond excited! We went home and told my mom and dad soon after and were going to wait to announce it to the social media world, but my dad was way to excited and kinda announced it for us. which in the end was perfect." This so hear warming story about beautiful souls!

Enjoy our session highlights in video slideshow and gallery, contact me with any questions!

Trelise and Alan: West Auckland - Markovina {Kumeu} wedding {New Zealand wedding photographers}

Excited to share with you a beautiful and emotional wedding: Trelise & Alan get married in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Kumeu, West Auckland - New Zealand} surrounded by close friends and families. It was such fantastic time and a great honour for us, their wedding photographers to capture all candid and raw moments.

The best thing we met on their engagement photo shoot on Piha Beach one year earlier and one of our photos even won an Iris Awards NZIPP. It was just fantastic!

The couple shared their love story and proposal: Alan proposed on our 1 year anniversary in Santorini, Greece in June 2016. We had woken up early to watch the sunrise, so the paths were empty except for us. It was beautifully quiet, a lovely warm temperature, and just such a beautiful moment. We were at a view point on the island, looking out towards all the white houses and blue roofs, with the sun rising behind them, and we had a blue domed house right next to us (which we now refer to as "Our Dome"). Alan got down on one knee, on a cobbled path, and had to wait a few moments for an answer from me as I thought I was still asleep and dreaming!! A beautiful stray dog was the only witness to our special moment. We then had a champagne breakfast at our Cave, and spent the rest of the day out on a catamaran exploring Santorini and swimming in the bluest of blue oceans." That's how couple described each other: "Alan re Trelise - caring, stubborn, beautiful, passionate, honest Trelise re Alan - loving, carefree, handsome, calm, loyal".

This wedding was a day of their lives!

Enjoy this video slideshow and highlights in the gallery and contact us with any questions!

bride getting ready {West Auckland New Zealand wedding photographer}
mother of bride wiping tears from brides face at getting ready - Auckland top wedding photographers
bride and groom laughing at reception speeches {West Auckland Kumeu Markovina wedding photographers}
bride and groom cake cutting at reception - Markovina {West Auckland best wedding photographers}

Amazing Creative Team:

Dress - made by brides mum - Maryanne
Suits - Hallenstein Brothers
Shoes - Grooms - Barkers, Brides - own
Jewellery - Naveya & Sloane Jewellery 
Makeup & Hair - Lipstick and Co
Celebrant - Kimberly Sanders, Lucky in Love Marriage Celebrant

and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers 


Waihi Beach pre-wedding | engagement session {Waikato - Auckland NZ weddings photographer} Rochelle and Matt

Excited to share with you a highlights from Rochelle & Matt's pre-wedding | engagement session on Waihi Beach {Waikato NZ} where I drove from Auckland to capture special for couple moments with their family. Can't wait to to be their wedding photographer in Tauranga, not long to go now!

It was such a great time on the beach just before the sunset, with warm and positive emotion and lots of love. 

Couple shared their love story: "Matt and I meet 3.5 years ago through mutual friends. Matt facebook stalked me by looking through the mutual friends friends list. At this time Matt and I traveled a lot for our work, we both happened to be in Wellington at the same time and tee'd up a "date" which went really well so we tee'd up another more formal date the following weekend when we were back in Auckland. he took me to a really romantic French Restaurant, I had an allergic reaction to either the Lesgargot or the french dessert wine and he had to take me home really early.... Luckily my sneezy puffy face with crying eyes didn't scare him away.... and the rest is happily ever togetherness and foreverness history xxxx". The proposal: " Poor Matt tried to Propose many many times, apparently the ring had been out with us many times whilst Paddleboarding, hiking and out on dinner dates, Fiji, and another promise type ring in Noosa. Eventually he managed to pull it off during one of our hikes."

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and a gallery!

couple engagement pre-wedding hug at sunset beach hills with sun flare | Auckland wedding photographers
bride and groom walking on the beach - candid natural moment | Tauranga wedding photographer

St Andrews Church - Stables {Matakana} Alexandra & James wedding {Weddings photographers based in Auckland}

It was such a beautiful day in Matakana where Alexandra & James get hitched surrounded by close friends and families in St Andrews Church and Stables - such amazing venue, where everything gathered in one location, such a paradise for wedding photographers. We been travelling from Auckland to Leigh, where our day started from getting ready moments follow to the traditional church ceremony, family formals, brief 30 min shoot at Big Omaha Wharf and great time on wedding reception. 

The Stables {Matakana} have such a special country style atmosphere and cosy warm feeling.

Couple shared their love story: "We have been together for four years. We first met at Chapel Bar on Ponsonby Road on Sunday, 10th November 2013. I saw James from across the room and said "I am going to marry that guy". When we first met it was a world wind love affair. We spent 10 days together before James flew around the world to work in the Caribbean for 3 months. I waited for him and it was the best decision I ever made. He then quit his job and moved back to NZ full-time." How was made a proposal: "It was a Monday. We went for a walk after work and we were just chatting as normal, until James suggested a change in our usual route. He took me down to Herne Bay Wharf which is somewhere very special to him. We walked down and stood gazing out at the water taking in the beautiful view. After a couple of minutes I noticed that James was acting a little strange and asked him what was wrong - in that moment he looked at me and I just knew what was about to happen. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes." Such a breathtaking moment, so romantic!

Enjoy our great time - video highlights and gallery!

Big Omaha Wharf - bride and groom photos {Matakana - Auckland wedding photographer}
bridal portraiture {first great wedding photographer Auckland}

Great Creative Team:

Brides Dress - Trish Peng
Brides Earrings - Custom made by K. Amani Fine Jeweller 
Grooms Suit - Working Style
Bride and Groom Rings - Partridge Jewellers Cufflinks - Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses - Miss Crabb
Groomsmen Suits - Hallenstein Brothersi
Flowers - Flowers w/ Flare
Makeup - Shona Stevenson Makeup Artistry
Hair - Hair by Hannah
Celebrant - Jannette Marie Brown - Marriage Celebrant
Cake - Amy's Secret Kitchen 
Flower Wall - @Wallflower
Band - @Matt Stone and Coachella
MC - Simon Harris
Videographer - Rohan JBK
Wedding Coordinator - Karma Roberts

and wedding photographers in Auckland, New Zealand and beyond - Levien & Lens Photography, Olga & Matt