Nocton Woodshed - Clevedon {Auckland wedding photographer}

One of the fabulous venues that I shoot recently is Nocton Woolshed in Clevedon, such a dream for any couple and Auckland wedding photographer. Amazing location on the top of the hill, with stunning views and a great atmosphere!

Lexie & Marcus decided to get married in New Zealand, made their way from New-York {USA} and have such a awesome time with their friends and family!

Couple shared their story: “We met in New York at a bar when we were 23 and spent a week getting to know each other before Marcus left the country for good. After a year and a half of long distance, Lexie moved to New Zealand and we've been together since (7.5 years).” Proposal: “Surprised at Lexie's Finnish ancestor's cabin in New Hampshire. “ Such beautiful memories!

Enjoy this wedding ceremony on the beach following the reception in the Nocton Woolshed {Clevedon, Auckland} - highlights in the photo gallery!

Creative Team: Celebrant: JJ Johnston Day-Of Coordinator: Gail Hackwell MC: Hamish Ellis DJ: MixIt and Auckland wedding photographers - Olga Levien {L & L} - Levien & Lens photography :)

Pre-wedding engagement session in New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}

Enjoy these highlights of Anna & Maciej pre-wedding engagement session in New Zealand at Karekare Falls and Piha Beach {it was such a great pleasure for me, Auckland wedding photographer, to capture such amazing moment for this beautiful couple who come over to New Zealand from Switzerland for this couples shoot just before their wedding in Poland}.

Im so honoured to document so many beautiful moments in such stunning landscapes for couples from all over the world! I just love this!

Couple shared their romantic story: “We met at the university. We are together for 5.5 years. He proposed on the Piha Beach on 31th of December 2018. She found the letter in the bottle.”

Enjoy highlights of this beautiful session!

x Auckland wedding photography - Olga Levien

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

I’m so excited to share with you highlights of recent gallery: Claire & Scott get married at Everybody’s - industrial venue in the heart of Auckland City {New Zealand}. Im so glad to be their wedding photographer and capture so many beautiful, emotional and real moments!

Couple shared their love story: “We met up for a drink at Shanghai Lil’s. Scott was the only person in the bar so it was easy to spot him despite him not wearing the party hat he had promised. The bar was odd. It eventually filled up with urban hipsters and lost tourists in sensible hiking boots. About 10pm a 70 year old piano singer came out wearing every string of beads she owned. The date was fun. Scott was chatty and friendly and I was struck by how normal he was. Scott proposed on a weekend away in Taupo. We were having the most beautiful dinner in a private dining room with an open fire. We were a little tipsy and started chatting initially about nothing much but it progressed to how lucky and happy we were to have each other and then Scott got down on one knee and proposed. I burst into tears and instantly said yes. Scott didn’t have the ring on him. It was in the room. He had everything planned to propose the following day.” Such a romantic story!

Great Creative Team:

Becks - Envy Events dress: Anna Schimmel suit: Ted Baker from Life for Men, Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna flowers: Becks shoes: Badgley Mischka jewellery: Diamonds on Richmond; Fifth Avenue makeup: Beauty by Alexandra hair: Amanda Peston Peirce celebrant: Penny Ashton - Hot pink celebrant coordinator: Becks - Envy Events MC: Andrew Reding band: The Gramaphones Dessert table: The Shamrock Cottage

and New Zealand wedding photographer - Olga Levien at Levien & Lens photography {L & L}

Enjoy these photos - highlights of couple wedding day:

Best Couples | Engagement | Pre-wedding Photographers on LLF in 2018 {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so excited to make a list the Best Couples - Engagement - Pre-wedding photographers on LLF in 2018 {LooksLikeFilm - the biggest community of wedding and family - lifestyle photographers in the world!!!}. It such a big honour for me Auckland wedding photographer make this prestigious list and be in the row with insanely talented photographers from all over the world!

Enjoy the 70 most beautiful engagement photos and one of them with gorgeous Kathryn & Michael {their engagement session on Muriwai Beach}, cant wait till their wedding at the end of March {have a look at their engagement session photo gallery highlights!}

Thank you to my awesome couples who made this come true!

Best Couple | Engagement | Pre-wedding photographers on LLF in 2018 {Auckland wedding photographer}

Muriwai Beach engagement session {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you my recent gallery: Muriwai Beach engagement session {Auckland}. Anchal & Shravan had their pre-wedding photos done before fly out of New Zealand to India for their wedding. Im so honoured to be their photographer and document so special for couple moments!

We met on Tuesday afternoon and walk around sand dunes, rocks and gannet colony with secluded beach with the cave. So much love and positive emotions!

Its amazing how this couple {both born in different parts of India} met each other overseas in New Zealand {which maybe never happed in their home country}. Feels like it mean to be!

Enjoy highlights of this pre-wedding photo shoot and contact me with any questions!

Rainy engagement session in Auckland {pre-wedding photographer}

We had such amazing time with Eileen & Steve on Christmas Eve! No matter rainy weather their engagement session in Auckland on the beach and in forest was so beautiful and romantic! Im so honoured to be chosen as their pre-wedding photographer and to capture so many special moments for this couple come over from overseas to New Zealand for this photo shoot!

Couple shared their love story: “We met through work, and have been together for close to 5 years. We saw each other and thought each other were cute but things really materialized when we went for a work charity event and he was finding ways to sit close and talk to me, and the rest is history. :)” Proposal: “He proposed to me at our home as we do not like dramatic attention. It was sweet and intimate, I came home to flowers (99 roses); petals and candles on the floor, with Rihanna's Diamond playing in the background. He went down on bended knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes!”

Enjoy highlights of this session in the photo gallery!

The Officers Mess - Fort Takapuna sneak peek {Auckland wedding photographer}


Congratulations to Tea & Michael who just get married at The Officer Mess {Fort Takapuna, Auckland}. Its such an honour for me to be their wedding photographer and document such treasured moments in so stunning location with views to Rangitoto Island and special atmosphere.

It not surprising couple chose this place as they met each other in navy, everything falls in places as a mean to be. It was also nice to see all the family again as we, L & L captured eats older brother wedding not long time ago, so good to see old friends, bring back memories!

Here is a quick sneak peek with couple’s first look and moments through the day. More images from the final gallery coming soon.

Waterlily Gardens - Waihi {Auckland based wedding photographer}

Amazing time at Waterlily Gardens in Waihi where Nina & Carl celebrated their special day with close friends and family. Im as an Auckland based wedding photographer been happy to travel to this gorgeous place with everything in one site {getting ready cottage, beautiful gardens, ponds, stream and a wedding venue with great atmosphere}.

Even rainy day can’t stand on the way of this beautiful celebration with emotional first look on the grounds, short trip to waterfall and relaxed time at ceremony and reception on site.

Couple shared their love story: “Me and Carl met 5 years ago at Uni. Then after a few months of dating things became official when we went for a weekend away in Waihi. It’s been a fun 5 (nearly 6) years together, from our graduations, to moving to Korea for a year and travelling together, to moving to Taupo for a couple of years and now ending up back in Hamilton to further our careers and be closer to family. What I love about Carl is life is always an adventure, he makes me laugh everyday and remember what is truely important in life <3 “.

The proposal happened “Spontaneously , I had planned to do it at a later date, but I had the ring with me over summer. We had just spent the week celebrating Christmas with our families and were at the beach in Waihi relaxing. I had never felt more in love with Nina and felt that the moment was right so we went to the beach and as we were walking along I got down on one knee and proposed. We went for a picnic and celebrated in our favourite spot on top of Bowentown hill overlooking Waihi beach and Anzac bay. Waihi is special to us as it where we spend our summers and it is also where we first officially got together nearly 5 years earlier.”

Enjoy highlights of this special wedding:


Great Creative Team:

Wedding planner - Rachael Pride dress - Brand: Made With Love, Style: Ella flowers - Kayla Schuler makeup - Ririmakeup (Rhi Kaipo) hair - Serena Ross celebrant - Megan McCurley coordinator - Rachael Pride & Jess & Bernie MC - Jess and Bernie Band - the strange arrangement

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}, by Olga Levien


Auckland City + Karekare Beach Pre-wedding {wedding photographer in New Zealand}

Im so thrilled to share with you a recent gallery highlights in Auckland City and Karekare Falls | Beach with Junice and Terrance who made all the way from Singapore to their pre-wedding session with me as wedding photographer, in New Zealand.

We had so much fun and positive emotions, walking on Auckland City streets, enjoying the atmosphere of a downtown with buildings, bricks, industrial and old style imperial feeling; driving to Karekare Falls and following to the Piha Beach for a little bit extra photos and atmosphere. This 3 hours photo shoot was just incredible. It was a cloudy day with no chance for a beautiful sunset, but its all about relationship, connection, emotions and candid moments, no matter weather!

Couple shared their love story: “We met at university during our 1st year but only got closer when we were doing our post grad diploma and have been together for almost 4 years”. The Proposal: “It was Junice's birthday and we had lunch at a Japanese restaurant we both like and have visited a few times. The restaurant celebrates birthdays with the chefs dimming the lights and singing a birthday song, while bringing out a birthday dessert. After the song, Terrance said that he had one more thing, - he then went down on one knee and popped the question. "To more sushi adventures ahead!" he said. “ Oh, such amazing story!

Enjoy highlights in the couple’s final gallery!


The Best Images of 2018 - Dear Photographer {Auckland wedding-family photographers | Publications - Awards}

Im so excited one of my photos been included in The Best Images of 2018 by Dear Photographer Magazine and Community. Its such a big honour for me as Auckland wedding-family photographers to be in this international publication - awards.

The photo is chosen from one of my maternity sessions in Auckland on Muriwai Beach with beautiful couple Conny & Stewart at winter time in New Zealand. Such unforgettable memories and breathtaking photo shoot!

Enjoy it!

Conny &amp; Stewart

Conny & Stewart

Pre-wedding | Engagement session on Piha {Auckland wedding photographers}

So excited to share with you a recent pre-wedding | engagement session gallery with Grace & Andrew on Piha beach and Karekare Falls {Auckland}. It was such amazing experience, a little bit pity we cant be couples wedding photographers, as they come all the way over from Canada to have this couples photo shoot in the wild and beautiful New Zealand!

Breathtaking experience and natural, romantic, beautiful and real photographs, memories for years to come!

We started our session from Karekare Falls in West Auckland and finish at sunset on Piha Beach.

Couple shared their love story: “We have been together for 10 years - nearly 11. We met while we were volunteering at a Christmas event in High School - we were volunteering to help kids make gingerbread cookies. Andrew pretended he didn't know how to tie a knot for the bags and that's where it all started. “

Proposal: “We were driving to Jasper, Alberta (which is where our mountains/ national park is). We stopped at one of the pit stops on the road to "take some photos" but he surprised me all of a sudden with a ring. Lots of cars on the road were honking (for congratulations) and thus I partly did not hear his speech (which I made him repeat again in the car) haha. Then we spent a few days in Jasper :)” Amazing story!

Enjoy highlights with candid moments!

The Voice Finalist - Auckland wedding photographer: Awards - Publication

Im so excited to announce one of my images from Josh & Linda engagement session became The Voice finalist. Its such a great honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer, to be presented in this collection with finalists from all over the world. Congratulations to all talented artist to win this Awards! All photos from collection also been presented as a publication in Click Magazine - one of prestigious international publishers.

Need to mention, there was over 48000 submissions! Im so trilled to be one of the photographers - finalists! Its like dream come true! What a great way to start a New Year!

Enjoy full The Voice collection and spot this image below in “Womanhood” category {I could not wish for any others!}

Josh &amp; Linda

Josh & Linda

P.S.: To my friends-photographers - don’t be afraid o put your work out there, you don’t have anything to loose! Dream Big and just go for it!

{also you can capture amazing moments with any equipment! My favourite Sigma 35 mm Art was in service that day and I used for this session Nikon 50 mm 1.8 Dx one of the kit lenses that I used when I got my crop camera at the beginning of photography. You just need your eye and ability to see the moment!}

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Giveaway - Engagement Session {Auckland wedding photographer}

It’s time to share the love! Im so excited to announce a ✨GIVEAWAY ✨
WIN an engagement session with L & L - Auckland wedding photographer!
Simply like Levien & Lens Photography on Facebook, tag your partner or friend who may be interested, comment with your ideal date if you can choose the location anywhere in the world! (Each comment/tag is an extra entry!)
Follow @levienlensphotography on Instagram as an extra entry!
Let the adventure begin!

The winner will be announced on my birthday, 8 January 2019 ;)

Conditions: session can be scheduled based on availability, up to 3 months time, session duration is 1 hour, Auckland region, the winner will receive 30+ artistic retouched images. Session will be transferred to a runner up if prize not redeemed in a timely manner.

Good luck! 

Cant wait to capture your beautiful, emotional and real moments!

x Olga Levien

Best of 2018 - wedding and engagement photography in Auckland {New Zealand weddings photographers}

It was such an amazing year! Im so happy to share with you Best of 2018 - our wedding and engagement photography in Auckland, New Zealand and beyond! It was such a honour for us, your weddings photographers to capture so many beautiful, emotional and real moments, so many incredible adventures!

We captured weddings and engagements | pre-wedding shoots in Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua, Leigh, Matakana, Hamilton, Christchurch, Fiji and many more.

Im so proud for my Online Class “Tales of the Moment” that launched in August and got around 1000 participants from all over the world, with so many warm and positive reviews!

It was year of big achievements, so many international awards and publications {including Rangefinder, Junebug Weddings, Click magazine, The Voice, Dear Photographer, Lemonade and Lenses, NZIPP Iris Awards and many more}. We are so grateful for these opportunities!

This acknowledgement mean a lot, but much more mean for us heartwarming moments and amazing celebration with our couples!

Thank you so much to our awesome couples for your constant support and love and all these amazing moments together!

Enjoy these candid, documentary, fine art moments in video slideshow and a photo gallery

LooksLikeFilm feature - best photos of the day {top Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you amazing news - one of the photos got into LooksLikeFilm feature - best photos of the day from all over the world. Such a honour to be featured in this community with over 50000 top world photographers, including Auckland, New Zealand.

Enjoy this publication, have a look at all insanely amazing and talented - beautiful, natural, real and emotional storytelling moments , documenting different genres of photography.

Let me know if you have any questions!


x Olga Levien, your Auckland based wedding-family-maternity photographer

Kumeu Valley Estate - Lauren and Damon {West Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you highlights of the Kumeu Valley Estate wedding where Lauren & Damon celebrated their special day. It was such a special moments in West Auckland, we had such a honour as wedding photographers to document every single treasured memory.

We started the day at getting ready in Riverhead {West Auckland} and then follow to ceremony in the Kumeu Valle Estate and warm and cosy reception. This venue is one of the best in our list as wedding photographers for rustic atmosphere.

Couple shared their love story: “We met at the place we both worked at a Restaurant in Albany. We both had a love for food/wine and travel. We have now been together over 7 years.” Proposal happened at weekend getaway in Coromandel, in a treehut cabin, proposed amongst the treetops.”

Creative Team:

Dress: Astra Bridal Makeup/hair: Rouge & Scout Flowers: Zimzee Flowers (Tash) Celebrant: Jenny Pullin MC : also Jenny Pullin Band: Wolves & Ravens Special lighting: la lumiere

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}, thank you Matt and Natalia for assistance

Enjoy highlights of this wedding in the video and photo gallery:

Auckland engagement session {pre-wedding photography in New Zealand} Muriwai Beach

Have a look at the highlights of this Auckland engagement session with Kathryn & Michael. Im so excited about this pre-wedding photography on New Zealand Muriwai Beach. Can’t wait till this couple’s upcoming wedding!

We had such amazing time before the sunset, walking and talking about couple’s story and relationship, plans for upcoming wedding and more.

Enjoy these highlights!

Batch Winery - Waiheke Island {Auckland wedding photographers}

Excited to share with you a recent gallery at Batch Winery on Waiheke Island - such a great place to be in Auckland {all wedding photographers can only dream about such a stunning views and amazing photo opportunities}. Josh & Linda had such a beautiful wedding celebration with their close friends and families. SO treasured and beautiful moments from getting ready in cottages to the ceremony on top of the hills with breathtaking views, couples shoot on Onetangi Beach and back to the Batch.

Couple shared their story: “We met at school in the UK at 12 years old. We became boyfriend and girlfriend for a while. Josh moved to New Zealand and we both lost touch for years. Became friends on facebook and while Linda was travelling in NZ in 2009 we met up as friends and then stayed in touch as friends on facebook. Josh went over to the UK to meet Linda's family and friends and pick her up, and now we're getting married! We have now been together 4 and half years and been engaged 2 years.”

Enjoy highlights in the photo gallery!

your L & L - Auckland based wedding photographers

Engagement photo shoot - Piha: Sara and Matt {New Zealand pre-wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you highlights of this beautiful engagement photo shoot on Piha with Sara and Matt. Such amazing people in one of the most stunning beaches in New Zealand, such a perfect place for pre-wedding photos {this is my personal opinion as a wedding photographer based in Auckland}.

Engagement session is a perfect opportunity to better know each other before the wedding, feel on ease on the wedding day and feel how we roll.

We been talking about couple story, relationship and their projects {as they both working on TV, on one of the recent project - Grand Designs NZ}. So exciting to share common passion and love.

Enjoy these highlights of couple’s photo gallery:

LooksLikeFilm feature - Daily update {Auckland documentary family-wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you a new LooksLikeFilm feature - Daily update with my photo with Meghan Markle when she with Prince Harry been visiting Auckland. Its such a big honour for me, documentary family and wedding photographer to see this candid moment get such a huge acknowledgement {over 2k likes in this amazing community of top talented photographers from all over the world}.

I took my family with kids to see royals at Auckland Viaduct that they visited couple of weeks ago. It was such a pleasure to participate in something exciting and unforgettable. Such a great memories!

Enjoy this publication and photograph! Congratulations to all amazing photographers!

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