Family of four - Muriwai Beach photo shoot {Auckland couple-kids photographer}

Im so excited to share with you a sneak peek with family of four - Natalia & Sam with their sweet daughters on Muriwai Beach {Auckland}. This photo shoot was just incredible, full of love, light & laughter, with couple and kids photos. Its a great honour for me another photographer and my friend, Natalia - Little Lovely NZ, trusted me to do photo shoot of her beautiful family!

Enjoy this quick sneak peek!

  • watch me shooting this session in my online workshop at Click Photo School, only two weeks to go now!

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Clickin Walk 2019 - Karekare Beach + Falls {Auckland lifestyle family-wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you photos from very special event - annual Clickin Walk 2019 on Karekare Beach and Falls, where women {Auckland lifestyle family-wedding photographers, Clickin Moms} comes together once a year to meet, chat and take some photos on the way.

This time we met on amazing setting with gorgeous landscapes - wide open Karekare Beach, place where famous Piano was filmed.

We usually rotating location {last year it was Auckland City, previous year Muriwai beach}, and this time it was just perfect for finding peace and tranquility in a nature setting.

Enjoy highlights in photo gallery. What a pleasure to organise and meet so many wonderful people!


Don’t forget to secure your space for online workshop “Love, Light & Laughter” at Click Photo School {28 October}. Spaces are limited to ensure best possible experience. This time we go deep and personal!


Best of 2018 | 2019 - family-kids personal photos {Auckland wedding engagement photographer}

BEST OF 2018/2019 {AUCKLAND FAMILY-NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER | NEW ZEALAND WEDDING-ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS}

This season pass so quickly, one of the best so far! . I mostly benn shooting in Auckland {family-newborn photographer} and travel around New Zealand and beyond {to Pacific Islands, Germany, and Bali as wedding engagement photographers with my husband Matt - associate}. i would love to share with you best family, newborn photos as I already shared top wedding-engagement photos of the season.

As a photographer and mum I treasure all these special moments that fly by so fast! Enjoy highlights of this season in the gallery.

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P.S.: Im so excited about my upcoming workshop “Love, Light & Laughter” at Click Photo School. It’s going to be amazing 4 weeks full of learning, inspiration, new friendships and personal feedback and growth. I would love to have you join!

Ice, Mountains and Passion {travel journal - Auckland wedding photographer in Oberstdorf - Germany}

I want to share with you my recent travel news, in case if you noticed how quiet lately in our Blog: I been few weeks away , in Oberstdorf, Germany, for ISU International Adult Figure Skating Competitions, at Ice, Mountains, and share the Passion with amazing people from all over the world, with love to ice skating.

It is a honour for me not only be an Auckland wedding photographer, mentor, a mum, and wife, but also continue to do my passion - figure skating, such incredible sport with passion and grace! It always been a dream to participate in international competitions of such a big rank, and Im not shy to chance my dreams and just go for it, even if I back on ice only for a one year, after almost 8 years break with having kids and building a successful wedding photography business in Hamilton and Auckland, NZ, mentoring and running multiple educational projects. Hard work did paid off!

Such incredible rewarding experience with so many new friends, with warm support and cheer!

All dreams can come true if you believe in yourself and really want it to happen.

Enjoy these highlights and chase your dreams!

{thank you for my ice skating photos to Luca Tonegutti}


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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

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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Hobbiton Movie Set {New Zealand wedding-family photographer - personal}

Did you ever been in Hobbiton Movie Set, one of the most famous New Zealand attraction? Im as a wedding photographer cant help myself and capture some personal images in this beautiful setting!

You may noticed how quiet its been here over last couple of weeks/months. The answer is easy, I been giving more of my time to my family before busy wedding season start rolling {I actually almost don’t have a break during this winter, such a busy time all year long}. So Im keep shooting weddings, photo shoots, but also get an opportunity to sneak out to picturesque places for a few days with my family and kids.

This time we spent couple of nights in Rotorua and visited Hamilton Gardens on the way, Was-o-Tapu Thermal wonderland, Rainbow Springs and highlight of our trip - Hobbiton movie set. Need to mentioned my mum come over to New Zealand from Russia for a first time, so good to travel around and show our amazing country with tranquil and beautiful landscapes!

Enjoy highlights of our trip in this photo gallery!

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Auckland Creative Photo Shoot - Traveling Dress {New Zealand wedding-elopement photographer}

I want to share with you my new project - an Auckland Creative photo shoot with Traveling Dress. 8 photographers from all over the world come together and send each other one beautiful dress. It was honour for me to join this amazing team as a New Zealand wedding-elopement photographer.

Look up this amazing artists: Summer Hughes, Brittany De Jesus, Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner, Nicki Bergeson, Steph Pate, Amanda LeAnn Canton, LeAnna Azolini, and your Auckland wedding photographer - Olga Levien at L & L {Levien & Lens photography}.

Enjoy these photo gallery highlights, we had such amazing time with gorgeous Juliette at Karekare Falls {at west coast Auckland, New Zealand}

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Everyday Moments - Family Time {Auckland lifestyle kids - newborn photographer}

You might know very well my wedding and couples | engagement work, but do you know that I also love to shoot different personal projects and document my everyday moments - family time with my little kids and also had sessions as a newborn - baby - maternity photographer {I totally  have only limited spaces available for these lifestyle sessions, as most of my time dedicated to my wedding clients and family ;) }

I decided to put together a gallery with my everyday moments during last few months, including our Zoo trip, holidays up North and daily routine.

Enjoy this highlights with my little ones!

It was amazing year and I also have such amazing news - my big educational project that I've been working on almost one year!!! goes live - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" at Click Photo School. Check it out if you want to improve your photography, find your sweet spot! I poured all my knowledge, my heart and my soul in it!

The Secret Revealed: Tales of the Moment - Education for Photographers {Online course | Photography Workshop}

I'm so excited to announce: The Secret Revealed!

Registration is officially OPEN for a project I been working for a year now - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" with Click Photo School. It's a perfect education for modern photographers working in any genres. This online course include 100+ PDF, two bonus PDFs, 6 shooting videos, 5 editing videos, custom Lightroom presets + my heart and soul!

Learn more at photography workshop registration page.

I would love to have you join! All materials are downloadable and yours to keep. If you snag it in now, before it goes in the store it's not only $10 OFF, but you also get the opportunity to ask me any questions during almost two weeks!

What's Included:

- 100+ pages exclusive Ebook;

- 5 Editing Videos {Lightroom, Photoshop and PhotoMechnic} couples, maternity, newborn, self-portraits;

- 6 Shooting Videos {3 couples & 1 lifestyle newborn | family & personal everyday moments & REAL wedding shot}; 

- 2 BONUS Ebooks:

"In the Moment: a Guide to Couple's Storytelling"

"In the Moment: a Guide to Everyday Family Storytelling"

- 4 of my custom Lightroom Presets and more.

What will you learn?

// SEEING AND USING LIGHT {How Olga uses all types of light to create her images}

// COMPOSITION {How to incorporate different elements of design for stronger composition}

// VISUALIZATION {How to use visualization in your everyday photography to create compelling images}

// STORYTELLING {How to see and shoot through the moment, creating authentic & emotive images}

// CREATING EMOTIVE IMAGES {How to effectively communicate and direct your subjects to create images with heart}

// POST PROCESSING {How Olga finishes her images post-processing using vision and mood}

// PSYCHOLOGY {How to use psychology to create better images}

// FINDING YOUR SWEET SPOT {How to find direction in your photographic journey, refine your style, and stay true to yourself}

Get your copy and learn more at Click Photo Schoolhttps://www.clickinmoms.com/cmu/tales-of-the-moment/

Join me on this adventure!

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New Zealand winter maternity session {Auckland family-wedding photographer}

SO excited to share with you a sneak peek from breathtaking New Zealand winter maternity session with Conny & Stewart. Im as family-wedding photographer always happy to meet amazing people with beautiful souls and spent such a special time together. It is so amazing time with expecting their baby - newborn.

We walk and talk around Muriwai forest and beach {Auckland}, near beautiful rocks and such a stunning landscapes!

Enjoy this sneak peek, more photos coming soon in our Blog with full session gallery!

P.S.: I will include a culling video with this maternity session in my upcoming Breakout Tales of the Moment. Watch this space for more details!

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 !

My everyday personal moments in 365 Project - October {Hamilton - Waikato family-wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you my recent photos - everyday personal candid moments with kids and family in 365 Project around Hamilton, Waikato and Auckland. Kids had lots of fun in October, such a great mont. For me as a mum and wedding photographer its such a treasured moments, they allow me to remember milestones in kids journey and development and also practice and progress with my photography, always have camera ready for moment to happen!

Also big news of the month - we done our first in 5 years!!! family photo shoot with Anne Paar {Anne Paar Photography} in Raglan beach, it was exciting experience {of course kids been running wild with a true freedom spirit, but we are expected it! Our photographer been full of patience! Thank you Anne for this sneak peek!

Anne Paar Photography

Anne Paar Photography

Enjoy these lifestyle everyday moments 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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Clickin Walk 2017 photography contest winner {New Zealand lifestyle photographer}

I been surprised when I found out one of my images from international Clickin Walk just won 1st Runner Up - Best All Around contest winners.

I recently told you about our amazing Clickin Walk on Muriwai Beach {Auckland} with talented women-photographers. This inspirational walk running all around the world in the same weekend and organised by ClickinMoms - great community of women-photogprahers {full of support, advice, learning and inspiration}. I been one of New Zealand organisers.

Its a great honour my image been chosen from thousands of photos all around the world. I really appreciate it, but the best thing ever - we had amazing time all together, so good to catch up and talk photography, babies, kids and life.

Look forward to our next catch up in some beautiful, wild and amazing location around New Zealand}.

Have a look at the details of Clickin Walk contest winners and full gallery with highlights from our walk.

Clickin Walk 1st Runner-Up winner

Clickin Walk 1st Runner-Up winner

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Everyday moment - June 2017 {Hamilton Waikato wedding photographer}

Winter time is coming and we are having a blast here in Hamilton {Waikato, NZ}, more time to spend with kids and family and capture everyday moments, who else can do it as not mum-photographer {my kids probably already had enough of my camera, but they still really enjoying to see their baby images come up o Facebook, so cute to see how they grow}.

June was amazing month, we had some time off shooting weddings as its off wedding season in New Zealand, but there still so much things to do, we are heading to exciting changes, watch this space for more info.

Enjoy these documentary everyday moments in 365 Project and let me know if you have any questions!

x Warmly,

Olga

ClickinWalk 2017 - Muriwai beach Auckland {New Zealand lifestyle photographer}

Im second year in a row took part in international ClickinWalk and helped to organised it in Auckland, New Zealand. We been doing it in Wynyard Quarter last year, check Clickinwalk 2016.

This time we decided to make it more challenging and head over to Muriwai beach {Auckland, New Zealand} for shooting more landscape photography just before the sunset {funny enough we still tend to put people in the shot, to make a point of interest :) hard to give up what we use to}. It was a great opportunity to enjoy surroundings, breath in and try some technics as double exposure, camera painting with slow shutter speed, freelensing and more. We also talk about photogprahy, how to became a ClcikPro photogpraher and even thought about organising CM camp in New Zealand. Fingers crossed!

It was amazing walking, talking and evening at Riverhead Tavern with amazing women-photogprahers, ClickinMoms. Look forward to next year and more challenges and inspiration to try something new on another walk and talk.

Enjoy these highlights in unusual for me genre, but its make life more interesting! :) Highly recommend to everyone to change the routine and try something new and unexpected!

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Everyday moments - April - 365 Project {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga lifestyle wedding photographer}

Amazing month April, keep going third year in a row capturing my personal everyday moments with kids and family. Such amazing time together on playgrounds, mini-golf, cafe, museum and home.

One of my April images been featured in LooksLikeFilm, yay! :)

Enjoy these highlights - images with so different moments and emotions around Hamilton NZ, Auckland, Rotorua,Tauranga and other areas where we had day trips {and just remember - my boy turned 5 years old, such a big date, we spent this time celebrating his birthday in Rainbow Springs and Agrodom, great memories!}:

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Best of March 2017 in 365 personal project {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga wedding-family photographer}

Hi everyone! I just want to share with you some highlights - best images during March 2017 in 365 personal project, photos taken in Auckland, Hamilton NZ and Tauranga areas of New Zealand. Between my busy wedding photography season such a pleasure to capture some lifestyle family moments with kids, such a treasured memories!

Now when I became a Click Pro at Click and Co you can find my everyday moments in Daily Project.

Enjoy these highlights of my personal 365 project and contact me with any questions!

Best of personal everyday moments in 365 Project - February 2017 {Hamilton lifestyle family photographer}

Exciting month and new events, emotions and photographs in my personal 365 project where Im documenting my everyday moments with kids | family, practice and keep going on :) February 2017 been amazing, we spend some time in Hamilton, some in Gisborne, Leigh, Auckland and surrounding areas as I been moving through busy wedding season and also spend as much time as I could with my family.

Enjoy this highlights with my active children, these natural moments are messy, beautiful and definitely worth to remember!

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Im accepting limited number of family lifestyle sessions, Day in the Life, kids photo shoot, let me know if you have any questions!