Forest + Beach Pre-wedding photo shoot {Auckland engagement photographer}

Im so delightful to share with you amazing forest + beach pre-wedding photo shoo with Hui & Alwen. Couple made their way from Hong-Kong to Auckland for their engagement session, it was a please to be their photographer.

We went to Riverhead forest first and then moved to the Muriwai Beach. It was amazing light and atmosphere. Such a magical comparing with original shooting date when was pure rain. Couple took a gamble and reschedule for their very last evening in Auckland, they moved to airport right after the session.

Enjoy highlights of this romantic photo shoot in the gallery! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Engagement session - Muriwai Beach {Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you a engagement session sneak peek with gorgeous Cherrie & Cecil at Muriwai Beach . Couple made their way from Hong-Kong before their wedding. Such a pleasure to be their photographers and document so many romantic, real and beautiful moments.

Couple shared their story: “We met ten years ago at the University. We took the same class in Philosophy, which was compulsory. Then we were being assigned to the same group for a project. We went out to a restaurant near the campus for noodles on our first date.”

Need to mentioned weather in Auckland at this time of year very changeable with lots of rain, we even rescheduling their session. Luckily this day was great. We had just enough sun to capture the beautifu of Love & Light and all connections.

Enjoy this session photo gallery!

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Before and After | Editing Workflow and Post-processing {Auckland engagement | wedding photographer

I never shared here my Before & After, what I do in my editing workflow and post-processing. There a lot of magic and work to enhance the world around, bring some colours, pop the subject, make background looks beautiful and my couples look their best, and add some contrast, as our cameras just can’t often translate how we see the world and how we feel it! Of course it all starting on location with getting it right in the camera, creating connections, compose boldly and choosing the right angle and perspective to translate emotions. But it also a lot of time afterwards working on details and bringing your vision to reality!

As an Auckland engagement and wedding photographer I traveled all around and visited many beautiful places at photo shoots, but my heart belongs to stunning West Coast Beaches {Piha, Muriwai, Karekare, Bethells etc}.

As an Artist Im bringing my vision in the final process creating beautiful, emotional and real photographs that connects to couple love and storytelling.

Enjoy my Before & After to see what I changed in post-processing Jess & Jason pre-wedding session. Watch me shooting and editing this photo shoot in my online workshop “Love, Light & Laughter” at Click Photo School {registration open now, spaces fill out quickly, get in first}.

Before {SOOC - straight out of camera image}

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AFTER - EDIT

Before and After | Editing Workflow and Post-processing {Auckland engagement | wedding photographer

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AFTER {EDIT}

Before and After | Editing Workflow and Post-processing {Auckland engagement | wedding photographer

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Before and After | Editing Workflow and Post-processing {Auckland engagement | wedding photographer

Let me know if you have any questions!

Love - Light - Laughter - pre-wedding session in Auckland {engagement - wedding photography}

Im so excited to share with you my recent session on Muriwai Beach. Great news its been filmed for my online workshop “Love - Light - Laughter” at Click Photo School. You can see me creating connections and shooting this pre-wedding session in Auckland with Synthea & Nathan, such amazing couple, just had their engagement and preparing for upcoming wedding in may. Such an exciting time!

This beautiful photography gallery truly reflect all emotions, real moments and document feel of adventure. Couple been dancing, walking in the water. Once I even got washed out by unexpected wave {luckily camera was save}.

Enjoy highlights in photo gallery:

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

Love and Light - these two words perfectly describing this gorgeous pre-wedding session New Zealand - Auckland with Hui & Elwin {couple made their way from overseas and it was a honour to be their engagement photographer and document such emotional and real moments}.

Gorgeous Hui & Elwin! When couple made all the way to New Zealand from Hong-Kong for their couple's session, it was rainy, but they decided to take a gamble and move the session to their very last evening before fly out of New Zealand. Luckily sun come out this time for a couple of minutes and we manage to capture beautiful moments and connection, just before couple head to the airport form the beach. Such a great memories! Safe travels!

Enjoy this quick sneak peek, more pictures coming soon!


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Best of 2018/2019 Season {Auckland wedding and engagement photography}

I want to share with you today best of 2018/2019 season - my amazing couples - in Auckland, wedding and engagement photography. Traveling to Europe, Fiji, Bali and around New Zealand.

Last season started at the end of August and finished at the beginning of May, with so many amazing romantic and real moments, such a great memories. Its so hard to choose just one picture from the session/wedding from hundreds and thousands of them, Im so in love with all couples and weddings!

Enjoy these highlights in Best of 2018/2019 season gallery!

Thank you so much my amazing couples for your support and love!

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Winter pre-wedding session in New Zealand {Auckland engagement | wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you my recent winter pre-wedding session {in New Zealand this time of the year not so cold as in northern hemisphere, but still windy and chill}. So many couples doing in Auckland their engagement session before the wedding day. Its a best way to get stunning photographs, spend amazing time, get comfortable for future special day and even choose your wedding photographers.

I need to mention at least once per year Im trying to pay it forward and do engagement/wedding session giveaway {watch this space for our giveaway wedding that was just incredible}, and Laura & David won our couples photo shoot giveaway! We are so excited to spent the time with this incredible people, with beautiful souls, shining through the photographs.

Enjoy this winter pre-wedding session with Laura & David on Muriwai Beach! {the location for our next workshop creative shoot #learnlovelightlaughter in Auckland, only few days to go!}


Top wedding photographers on Instagram by Click Magazine {Auckland-New Zealand couples photography}

I been so excited by been announced in the row of a top 16 wedding photographers on Instagram by Click Magazine {one of the prestigious world publisher - magazine for modern photographers}. Its such a honour for me, Auckland - New Zealand couples photographer to be in the row with such talented photographers, best in their craft from all over the world! Its a couple pleasure to see my online friends there too!

Especially exciting to see that my photo with Jenny & Andrew been chosen for a front cover of the article. {congratulations to couple’s anniversary}.

Thank you so much to all my awesome clients for your love and support and especially to a Click Magazine for this choice!

Have a look at details in this publication!

{Im also very excited about my upcoming live workshop in Auckland - L & L: Learn-Love-Light-Laughter - workshop for wedding photographers}. only one week to go!}

Pre-wedding West Auckland + Domain Auckland photo shoot {wedding | engagement photography}

Such a beautiful day with Many & Mark on their pre-wedding West Auckland + Domain photo shoot in the park, forest and beach. Such amazing time with so couple that made their way from Hong Kong for their wedding | engagement photography.

We started in Auckland Domain, then follow to Riverhead forest and finished session at Muriwai Beach.

Couple shared their story: “We've been together for about 2.5 years we met during work when I (manyin) travel to HK for a work trip and Mark is local in HK where he studied in Sydney (same place as me) previously. Our hobbies and background was very alike and slowly we were together.” The proposal happened “On his birthday (as this was the date we started going out together) he decorated the house and proposed”. Such a beautiful story!

Enjoy natural, emotional and real moments - highlights of this session in photo gallery:

West Auckland morning engagement photo shoot - forest + beach {Pre-wedding photographer NZ}

Im so thrilled to share with you amazing West Auckland morning engagement photo shoot with Yvonne & Ethan - forest + beach. Couple come to their pre-wedding session from Singapore, it was such a honour to be their photographer and capture so magical natural moments of love and connection, such romantic time!

Enjoy these memories from couples engagement photo shoot in Riverhead forest and Muriwai Beach.

Contact me with any questions!

Pre-wedding photo shoot in New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you my recent sneak peek of pre-wedding photo shoot: Manyin & Mark come over to New Zealand from Hong Kong for this breathtaking session and travel around NZ with first stop in Auckland. Such a honour for me to be chosen before their wedding as their couples photographer.

We had such amazing time - 4-hours session!!! starting from Auckland Domain, Riverhead forest, and finishing meeting sunset at Muriwai Beach. So many incredible moments, love and laughter! We enjoyed every single moment!

Couple shared their love story: “We've been together for about 2.5 years we met during work when I (manyin) travel to HK for a work trip and Mark is local in HK where he studied in Sydney (same place as me) previously. Our hobbies and background was very alike and slowly we were together. He proposed on his birthday (as this was the date we started going out together) he decorated the house and proposed”. Such a beautiful story.

Enjoy couple’s sneak peek! Can’t wait to move through their entire gallery!

By the way, we going to use these amazing locations for our workshop in Auckland LEARN-LOVE-LIGHT-LAUGHTER! Join our amazing group of photographers!


Morning pre-wedding session in forest+beach {wedding-engagement photographer in Auckland}

I’m so excited to share with you a recent sneak peek of morning pre-wedding session with Yvonne & Ethan at Riverhead forest and Muriwai beach. Couple come over from Singapore where they planning their wedding, its such a honour they chose me to be their engagement photographer, coming in Auckland specially for this session.

Why it happened on morning? I do love beautiful sunset light, but unfortunately we had a rainy forecast during last two days that couple spent in New Zealand. Luckily, morning was just perfect with no rain!

We walk and talk and better know each other, couple shared their story and we had such amazing connection, photo shoot full of love and laughter!

I cant wait to share all my secrets with amazing photographers on upcoming photography workshops in Auckland and Melbourne. Not long to go now! Sign up today! {limited space is available}

Enjoy this sneak peek!

Romantic engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot - Muriwai Beach {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so thrilled to share with you a recent romantic engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot at Muriwai Beach {Auckland} with Hannah & Jordan. I can not wait to be their wedding photographer, not long to go now!

We had such amazing time walking around secluded part of the beach, climbing rocks and getting in the water, meeting a beautiful sunset and chatting about couple’s upcoming wedding.

Enjoy highlights of this session at Muriwai {Auckland} in photo gallery!

Contact me with any questions, especially if you ned a photographer!

Shoot & Share Contest Results - Best photos {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you recent Shoot & Share contest results {this is a truly amazing competition/awards where only audience voting for best photos}. Its such a honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer to get acknowledgement , be notices from hundred of thousands of submitted photographs.

Quick statistics:

One of my photos got 5th place from 46000 submitted in Couple/Engagement Category; 3 photos became finalists in Engagement, Lifestyle/Documentary and Travel/Landscape category; 12 photos got in top 10% in their categories and 17 photos in top 20 % in their categories. Such amazing results, a bit better then last year.

Im so grateful, thank you everyone who voted and to my awesome couple who made this results come true; also thank you to my little one, her photo got in the finalist in Documentary category.

Enjoy highlights with best photos and contact me with any questions!

Shoot & Share Contest results - Best Photos {Auckland wedding photographer}
5th Place - Couple/Engagement

5th Place - Couple/Engagement

Finalist - Couple /Engagement

Finalist - Couple /Engagement

Finalist - Travel / Landscape

Finalist - Travel / Landscape

Finalist - Lifestyle / Documentary

Finalist - Lifestyle / Documentary

Best couple | engagement photos - Shoot & Share {Auckland wedding photographer} Award

So incredible news just happened - I been announced in the best couple | engagement photos by Shoot & Share contest based on public votes. Its such a honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer, to receive this award - 5th place from over 46000 submitted photos just in this category. Its a pleasure to be in the row with so talented international photographers. This is an amazing awards with opportunity for audience to choose their favourite photos. To be in the top 20 is a big honour {by the way announcements still going, fill free to watch first places in the video slideshows}

Thank you so much to my awesome couples who make all dreams come true in emotional, artistic, and real photographs!

Enjoy this best photos with winners!

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

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!

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!