Karaka in-home Engagement Party {Auckland wedding photographer} Vanisha & Jason

Vanisha & Jason

It was a real pleasure to have met such an extraordinary couple!  Both their families and friends also, at their beautiful in-home engagement party in the couple's new house in Karaka, Auckland.  The engagement party came together with their housewarming event. 

It is always a big honour for me, as the photographer, to capture the bride and groom's story right from the beginning, following through the pre-wedding photo shoot and then to capture unique moments for them on their wedding day.

This party was just fantastic, full of warm and cozy atmosphere, laughter and special moments.

Enjoy these video highlights and peek in the event gallery.

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Bride's Dress: Hanellei

Photographer: Olga at Levien & Lens photography - New Zealand {Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty} wedding photographers


Ellise and Wasim - Happy Wedding Anniversary! {Auckland weddings photographers} Markovina

Time is flying so fast!  Just want to say "Happy Wedding Anniversary" to Ellise & Wasim!  Your wedding in Markovina {Auckland, NZ} was just amazing with a warm and cozy atmosphere.  Even rain can't stand in the way of a joyful celebration!

I look back on this wedding with such a warm feeling!

I wish you a happy future together, and many more years to come!

Enjoy a few highlights!

Kara + David - featured wedding publication by Auckland Weddings {New Zealand photographer}

Excited to share with you this featured publication by Auckland Weddings with Kara + David, one of my favourite weddings from the last wedding season.

The wedding took place on Waihi Beach, such a gorgeous place with plenty of photo opportunities.  There was such warm and unique atmosphere.  We enjoyed every single moment of this day!

Enjoy this publication by Auckland Weddings and have a look at more images in our Blog {including video highlights}.

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Kara & David

Kara & David

Follow Us on Instagram {Auckland-Waikato-Bay of Plenty New Zealand wedding photographers}

Most of you, I'm sure already follow us, Levien & Lens Photography on Instagram. Thank you for your support, we appreciate it! If not it's time to explore, follow us, Auckland-Waikato-Bay of Plenty {New Zealand} wedding photographers to see first our recent weddings and engagement sessions, everyday moments in IG Stories and much more. Just go to @levienlensphotography and you can find out everything first!

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For those who are interested in my everyday moments with family, kids and personal projects, lead to my personal account @olgalevien and enjoy all messy and beautiful moments!



Come and say Hello! Look forward to see you there!


Olga & Matt





Save The Date - Forever I Do Wedding Festival {Hamilton-Waikato weddings photographers} Planning

Hello, friends!  I just wanted to remind you to Save The Date for this fantastic event:

"Forever I do" Wedding Festival in Woodlands Estate {42 Whitikahu Rd, Taupiri, Gordonton, Waikato}, on 17th September from 10 am to 6 pm.  It is less than one hour drive from Auckland and you can meet amazing wedding vendors from all regions nearby.  Here is a list of some of them:

Inkberry Calligraphy, White Wedding Club, Sienna Reid, She Said Yes, Kerr & Landbrook, Phoenix Decoration Hire, Pretty Prop Shop, Bride & Groom Magazine, Sweet Avenue Cakes, The Bridal House, Elizabeth May, Love Rocks, Twelve Tables and much more.

Levien & Lens photography will be there too, together with our friends-amazing photographers: Tinted Photography and Anne Paar Photography.

Come and say hello!  We can't wait to see you there! {you will also have a chance to win exciting prizes in our Spectacular Giveaway!}

See you there!


Olga & Matt

P.S. Check out this amazing schedule that includes flowers | styling | make up workshops, dancing lessons, fashion parade and more:

Forever I do wedding festival - Levien & Lens photography

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Wild Hearts Real Wedding publication {New Zealand weddings photographers in Auckland}

I am so honored to have been interviewed by Wild Hearts {gorgeous source for wedding planning, inspiration and much more} - Blog and Fairs.  Thank you for the incredible opportunity to open my heart and soul, and share the moments of our fine art and documentary work around Auckland, New Zealand and beyond.  Thank you so much for this beautiful publication and feature of the wedding of Kara & David, who made it all the way over from Canada to Waihi Beach {Waikato, NZ}, to celebrate their special day with close friends and families.  We were thrilled to be invited as their wedding photographers to document their special day.

The wedding was so gorgeous!  Full of romantic, real and timeless moments, and unforgettable!  One of our photos won SILVER in recent NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 {Wellington, New Zealand}.  Such a significant achievement!

Thank you, Sophie Isabella, for all of your questions and warm communication in Wild Hearts!  It was such a pleasure to talk to you!

Enjoy this publication in Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs Blog and have a look at more details of Kara & David beach wedding in our Blog!

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

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Kara & David

Kara & David

Redwood Forest - Lake Rotorua pre-wedding photo shoot {Bay of Plenty weddings photographers}

I am so happy to share with you today a beautiful pre-wedding | engagement session with Elizabeth & Tony in Redwood Forest and Lake Rotorua {Bay of Plenty, New Zealand}.  Even more excited now about couple's upcoming wedding in Black Barn on Lake Tarawera, such a great honor to be their wedding photographers!

We started our engagement photo shoot in the dark forest, walking among tall trees to talk about little details, couple's story and other moments and then on to Rotorua city, lake side, with geysers nearby.  Liz shared some details about their relationship:

" We have been together for nine years; we met when we were teenagers through mutual friends, and our paths crossed 2 or 3 times before we started dating. We are both from Tauranga, so it was great having so many friends who now got to know each other because of their connection to us and each other".  

Fantastic proposal story:

"He proposed at home!!  We have a cat called wolf which means everything to us, so he wanted Wolf to be there for the proposal.  Tony also knows I don't like too much attention in a crowd, so he wanted it to be private so that I could react naturally.  He hung an envelope of the front door which has the letters Y E S N O, and when I opened the door, he was holding a sign which the letters were designed to fit into.  He had arranged Champagne and booked a car to come pick us up and take us to a special dinner.  Greatest night!"

Sounds like unforgettable memories!

Enjoy this video highlights and gallery!

{Makeup: Final Touch Artistry NZ

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My everyday moments August 2017 - 365 {Hamilton Waikato family - wedding photographer}

Winter has flown by so fast; it's hard to believe Spring time is coming, warmer and sunnier weather on the way!  Another month with my 365 Project {third year in a row}.  August has brought some amazing moments.  We spent some time away from Hamilton, Waikato and stayed at Omokoroa holiday park with hot pools for the weekend.  The kids had so much fun!  I have also been sick for almost three weeks (exact time in between of my weddings - engagement work), I guess my body just felt like it needed to have a rest, which almost impossible with two little ones!  Our everyday moments have been documented all month long, and you can have a look at this final gallery, with some highlights capturing all our moving and messy moments.

Enjoy these photographs and contact me with any questions!

New Zealand Bohemian Wedding publication in Desiree Hartsock {Bridal Style and DIY} Auckland weddings photographer

SO excited to share with you wonderful news: Madeline & Barry's New Zealand Bohemian wedding has just been published in Desiree Hartsock Bridal Style & DIY, fabulous international publisher. It's a great honour for me, as an Auckland wedding photographer, to get featured in this wedding publication. We are thrilled to be published in so many beautiful Blogs and magazines lately, great news keeps on coming!

The couple's wedding in Sawmill Cafe {Leigh, NZ}, was one of the most amazing weddings with such a warm, cozy and gorgeous atmosphere. Bride style was up to the notch!  Flowers in the hair, stunning dress, and such a beautiful family!  Please take a look at their wedding gallery in our Blog where you can find more photos and a video slideshow.

Enjoy this special publication in Desiree Hartsock Bridal Style & DIY "Brighten up your Wednesday with this New Zealand Bohemian Wedding" - Bride Featured Weddings!

Madeline & Barry {Leigh, New Zealand} photo by Matt

Madeline & Barry {Leigh, New Zealand} photo by Matt

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Vineyard wedding in Auckland published - BG Bridal Gallery {Waikato - Bay of Plenty weddings photographers}

Excited to share with you: Jessica & Chris's vineyard wedding in Villa Maria {Auckland, New Zealand}, has just been published by BG Bridal Gallery.  It is such a huge honour for us, their wedding photographers, to see our Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and other New Zealand weddings featured around the world in prestigious Blogs and Magazines.

Their wedding was elegant, beautiful, full of laughter and natural moments. We spent an amazing time in Cornwall park with "first look", and then on to the ceremony and reception at Villa Maria next to the grapevines and great landscapes.  We loved every moment of this gorgeous wedding.

Have a look at the publication in BG Bridal Gallery and more images from couple's wedding in our Blog!

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Vineyard wedding in Auckland - BG Bridal Gallery {Waikato - Bay of Plenty weddings photographers NZ}
Villa Maria Vineyard wedding published in BG Bridal gallery {Waikato - Bay of Plenty NZ weddings photographers}

Auckland West Coast Beach Photo Shoot in How He Asked {New Zealand wedding photographers}

Fantastic news coming from overseas: breathtaking Auckland West Coast Beach photo shoot with Katrina & Marc {on Bethells Beach} just been published in How He Asked by The Knot.

Our engagement session took place on the beautiful open space black sand beach near Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland, not far from Kumeu. We met with a couple just before the sunset and spent amazing time together - walking in the grass, running in the waves, climbing on the rocks and walking into the cave. Unforgettable memories!

Enjoy such a respected publication and take a look at more images in our Blog!

How he Asked by The Knot Katrina & Marc

How he Asked by The Knot Katrina & Marc

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Auckland City Styled Shoot {New Zealand wedding photographers} Chancery Chambers rooftop terrace

Hi everyone! I so excited to share with you amazing styled shoot in Auckland City {New Zealand}  at stunning venue - rooftop terrace of Chancery Chambers with view on Skytower. I honoured to be invited as a photographer to join a team of amazing wedding vendors {stylist, event planning, flower design, wedding gowns and groom attire and much more}. Its been a real treat and such a great way to find inspiration over the winter, off-wedding season.

Enjoy this photo gallery highlights and let me know if you have any questions!

Great creative team:

Models: Natalie Connell and Pietro Sassanelli
Styling by Becks Envy Events; Venue - Rooftop Terrace Chancery Chambers {venue event coordinator Jenna}; Ghada Gown from Vinka Design; Grooms attire by Working Style; Flowers and Honeycomb backdrop - Twig & Twine; Table settings - Envy Events & The Pretty Prop Shop; Engraving - Peg Creative
and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers.

Auckland city styled shoot Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland City Styled Shoot Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers} inspiration
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}
Auckland city styled shoot - Chancery Chambers {New Zealand wedding photographers}

The Babetown Collective - Dreamy New Zealand Nuptials - publication {Auckland wedding photographers}

Excited to share with you amazing news: Fiona & Silas pre-wedding session just been publish in The Babetown Collective as a "Dreamy New Zealand Nuptials" by Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers. Couple chose to have their engagement session on Muriwai Beach {Auckland, New Zealand}, a stunning place for a photo shoot.

We had amazing time together and took some breathtaking photographs, really excited and look forward to couple's wedding in October in Matakana!

Enjoy this publication in such amazing publisher and have a peak at their session in our Blog.

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Piha beach pre-wedding engagement session {Auckland weddings photographer} Elena and Rick

Elena & RIck

We met with this amazing couple on Piha beach {Auckland, New Zealand} on Sunday rainy  afternoon. Really excited about couples engagement and upcoming wedding. Their pre-wedding session was a great opportunity to know better the couple, had some walk and talk and capture some stunning photos. Even rain only add to the atmosphere making photos more moody and dramatic.

I loved every single moment of our session, walking on the beach, climbing up the rocks and siting on the grass at sunset and even walking in the cold waves {yes, it was freezing, ha-ha!}. Couple been really brave to stand on the top of the cliff in front of the big ocean waves! Such amazing experience!

Elena & Rick shared their love story: "Rick and I met when we were studying in Otago. We were in the same marketing class, and got put in the same marketing group for an assignment. It started from there really, and our relationship developed. We did do long distance for about a year, while Rick was playing Ice Hockey in France and Australia, and while I was still at University. We have been together now for just over 5 years." Proposal: "We were in Queenstown for a long weekend, and had planned to do a day trip on the Routeburn track, so we were staying in Glenorchy. We went on the walk early in the morning and planned to get right up to the Routeburn Falls hut and back in a day. On the way back down, we pulled over to the side of the river, as we were quite tired, and Rick started acting strange. As I stood up, Rick quickly got down on one knee and started a very sweet speech. I couldn't quite believe it, it was very surreal, but super special. And of course I said yes :)" Such a sweet and romantic story, love!

Enjoy this engagement session video highlights and gallery!

Piha engagement session
blowing hair on the wind - Piha engagement session -Auckland wedding photographer

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A Paper Proposal publication - Epic New Zealand engagement session {Auckland wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you amazing news - our breathtaking epic New Zealand engagement |pre-wedding session with Megan & Chris on Karekare beach {Auckland, New Zealand} just been published in A Paper Proposal, on of prestigious international publishers.

We are so excited to see images from this beautiful session goes live around the world. This time on the beach and waterfall was just amazing, full of love, fun and positive emotions. One of photos from this photo shoot won an Iris Awards in Wedding Creative category. Such amazing session.

Iris Awards winner Wedding Creative category - Olga Levien

Enjoy highlights of publication and let me know if you have any questions!

My everyday moments July 2017 - 365 project {Hamilton, Waikato lifestyle wedding photographer}

Hi there! Its time for our monthly update on my kids, just joking. Its my monthly shares of 365 Project, my shooting time in between of weddings and engagement session of everyday moments with family and kids. We been doing day trips for school holidays around Rotorua, Auckland and most of the time just stayed in Hamilton, Waikato, NZ. 

Enjoy this month July 2017 highlights. Let me know if you have any questions about my lifestyle family or wedding photography.

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Wild Hearts Wedding Fair highlights {Auckland weddings photographers}

It was a great pleasure to participate in Wild Hearts wedding fair {Auckland, New Zealand} and had a good chat with lovely brides and grooms and their close friends and families who come over to support. Also great networking with other wedding vendors, it was great to see familiar faces and had a good conversations about weddings and everything around.

This fair had also runway shows with wedding gowns designers and bridesmaids dresses as well as cute flower girls dresses. Also Together journal pick the panel of experts and had some interviews helping couples to plan their wedding day and choose their suppliers.

It was such amazing time! Here is some highlights including few snaps of my stand.

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Markovina Vineyard Estate {Auckland-Kumeu wedding photographers} Michelle and Shane - winter weddings

Michelle & Shane

Excited to share with you highlights of Michelle & Shane's wedding in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Kumeu, Auckland, NZ}, where me and Matt had a honour to enjoy this fun and romantic atmosphere and been an official wedding photographers on the day. Thank you so much to lovely couple for sharing so special moments, we been happy to document everything happening around unfold: emotions, candid moments and relax vibe with cosy atmosphere.

Couple met 4 years ago through mutual friends {Zowie and Michael both in wedding party}. They shared romantic story: "We met through the Brides best friend Zowie. Her husband Mike worked with Shane and for about 6 months both Zowie and Mike were trying to set up a blind date between Michelle and Shane. Finally the date happened, and there was an instant connection made. Proposal 2.5 years later, with a gorgeous view, on the deck of the house we purchased earlier that year, Shane proposed on Michelle's birthday"

This winter wedding morning started for us at Lichfields and Vineyard Cottages with bride and groom getting ready, first look with lots of emotional moments and then amazing ceremony and reception in Markovina Vineyard Estate {warm and cosy wedding venue}.

Enjoy these video slideshow highlights and gallery with our favourite images!

Great creative team:
Dress: Parkland Bridal Sarah Vincent
Bridesmaids dresses: Pagani
Flowers: Kauri creek gardens
Jewelry: Michael Hill
Make up/Hair: Lexia Dyer makeup and hair
Celebrant: Lee Weir - Marriage Celebrant
DJ: Karl Rooney
Wedding singers: McCaskill & Brown
and Levien & Lens Photography - New Zealand & International wedding photographers {thanks to Matt for great support, creative ideas and amazing assistance on the day}

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The Coordinated Bride - Enchanting New Zealand engagement shoot - publication {Auckland-Waikato wedding photographers}

So excited to share with you amazing news - The Coordinated Bride just published Enchanting New Zealand engagement shoot - Madeline & Barry pre-wedding session what we did at Karangahake Gorge {Waikato, New Zealand}. We also been their wedding photographers in Sawmill {Leigh, NZ not far from Auckland}. 

So trilled to see again these beautiful and emotional photographs, such a great flash back.

Enjoy this publication and let me know if you have any questions!

Wild Hearts Wedding Fair - save the date + Magazine feature {Auckland wedding photographers}

We are proud to announce Levien & Lens photography {New Zealand and International wedding photographers} going to be part of Wild Hearts wedding fair in Auckland on 22 July from 1 pm till 6 pm {Shed 10}. Save the date, come and say hello, get some wedding inspiration, find your wedding vendors {venues, flowers, makeup artists, hair stylists, dress designers, photographers, videographers, stylists, planners, signage and accessories etc.}, enjoy this freedom atmosphere!

There going to be lots of surprises as runway show, Together journal lounge and much more!

Delighted to say L&L been honoured to had a feature in fresh issue of Wild Hearts magazine {check it out}.

Wild Hearts magazine {Levien and Lens photography feature - Auckland wedding photographers}

Look forward to see you on this beautiful event for those who wild at hearts! If you are getting married or having an elopement in New Zealand and beyond let's have a chat!

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