North Auckland Farm Wedding: Sophia and Jethro {New Zealand weddings photographer}

Fantastic time with Sophia & Jethro in North Auckland at their farm wedding near Mangawhai and Puhoi. As a wedding photographer, I love to capture beautiful weddings all around New Zealand and beyond, but farm - barn weddings have such a unique, freedom atmosphere with great spirit. We start getting ready in Mangawhai and then went to the farm at Puhoi, also ha an excellent opportunity to visit Wenderholm Regional park for couple's session with the bridal party, and finished at the reception under the marquee with 200 guests. It was such amazing day with a great atmosphere. 

The couple shared their love story with the proposal: "After an alpine hike in the Milford sound, on a snow-topped mountain at sunset (with wine and cheese) :) AMAZING!"

Great Creative Team:

Makeup- Kate Manihera- Makeup Artist
Celebrant - Sandra Turner
MC - Sarah Drum & Daniel Gillespie
Band - The Dukes of Hammersmith
Flowers - My little flower company, Mangawhai
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographers. Thank you Gemma for second shooting!

Enjoy this video slideshow and highlights in the photo gallery:

Waitakere Estate - West Auckland wedding {New Zealand weddings photographers} Susannah and Jayden

Susannah & Jayden

Our wedding season start rolling with Susannah & Jayden's wedding in Waitakere Estate {West Auckland, New Zealand}, where couple spend time with close friends and families in such picturesque surroundings. 

Jayden shared couple's love story:

"Susannah and I worked at the same company but never saw each other. One day we we're separately called into a group meeting, once Susannah started talking I was mesmerised. A few months later I moved onto the same floor and kept saying hello, eventually she said hello back and the rest is history." I love how was made a proposal: "I proposed as per Indian tradition; I asked her father for permission, then took Susannah to India to share the celebration with her family."

It was amazing wedding with beautiful and romantic atmosphere, full of positive moments, laugh and relaxed atmosphere.

Such a  great start of the season!

Great Creative Team:

Venue coordinator - Renee
Dress - The Bridal Outlet
Suit - Cambridge Clothing Company
Flowers/Decorations - Themes by Design
Hair/Makeup - Ruth Baron
Celebrant - Margaret Sauvarin
MC - Tiffany Campbell
DJ - DJ Cade (@Discotech) 
and Matt from Levien & Lens Photography - New Zealand weddings photographers

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cake cutting - bride and groom at reception {Auckland wedding photographer}
bridal portraiture {Auckland wedding photographer}

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}

Castaways Resort {Auckland wedding photographers} Jenny and Andrew

Jenny & Andrew

I'm so excited to share with you highlights of my last wedding of this summer season in New Zealand - Jenny & Andrew get married in Castaways resort {Auckland, NZ} surrounded by their close friends and families. It was amazing outdoor wedding {as its get close to winter season we had such a cold wind on the top of the hills and freezing weather, but its not stand of the way of this beautiful couple celebrating their special day with their guests}. Couple contacted me looking for their wedding photogpraher just few months ago, I just love these sort of short notice weddings! I been happy to provide them a custom wedding photography coverage. 

It was great to meet all their friends and families {some come from all around the world, including China}.

Couple's romantic story: "On May 4th 2017 we will have been together for 3 years.. We met at a party through a mutual friend who has a habit of setting people up without them knowing! Andrew took me out for an ice cream at the Auckland Domain where, as Andrew's good fortune would have it, we happened upon a jazz band that was playing. We then went out on a hike in the Waitakere and watched the sunset."

How was made a proposal: "Andrew took me on a surprise long weekend holiday to Paihia and Russell - it was a warm November Guy Fawkes evening and he proposed under the stars on the balcony where we could see the fireworks across the harbour in Russell. He admitted later he was supposed to propose when we hiked up the Pinnacles in the Coromandel a few weeks earlier - but his plans got rained on - literally!" Such a romantic story!

Great was to have an amazing day in Castaways! Enjoy this video highlights and gallery with my favourite photographs!

bride standing on balcony {Castaways - Auckland wedding photographers}
bride getting ready {Castaways - Auckland wedding photographers}

Great creative team:

Cake - Isabelle Edmonds
Band - Twistin’ The Swing 
Make-up - blush baby (Nicola May)
Rings - Andrew's is made from Dinosaur bone, meteorite and titanium
Bouquets and boutineers - made by JJ Luo
Dress - tailored by Christine Taylor
Celebrant - Cameron Stuart
Suits - Hallenstein Brothers
Castaways Resort staff were amazing - especially Kim and Kyle {notes from the bride :)}
and Levien & Lens Photography - New Zealand and destination wedding photographer

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Photo featured in Auckland weddings - The truth about what really matters on your wedding day {NZ couples photographer}

Have a look at beautiful article on Auckland weddings "The truth about what really matters on your wedding day". You can find there useful tips and wedding inspiration as well as our featured photo {in the row with other talented NZ couples photographers}.

Its not surprising image with laughing Maya was chosen by editors - this pre-wedding happiness at getting ready moments and raw emotions made the picture, and well deserved to be mentioned the first in moments what really matters!



Enjoy this publication and have a look back to Maya & Andy's amazing outdoor garden wedding in St. Margarets Cafe {Karaka, Auckland}. One of my favourite weddings in past wedding season, there was just amazing emotions, candid moments, and warm atmosphere!

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Happy one year anniversary {Auckland wedding photographer}

Its a one year from beautiful and emotional Daria & Dmitry's wedding and I want to say - Happy one year anniversary! It was amazing and so special wedding in Russian Orthodox Church and New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron (Auckland, New Zealand). 

We also done a post-wedding photo shoot with couple on Kariotahi beach, and it was unbelievable successful! We got amazing windy and emotional photographs {published in few international magazines and blogs and also got a NZIPP Iris awards in Wedding Creative category (Bronze)}.

Happy future together! 

Enjoy to look back in their wedding video and gallery!

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Brigham-Herald Island Auckland wedding published {New Zealand lifestyle couples-engagement-elopement photographer} The Luxe Pearl

Its so exciting to see my awesome wedding clients images published in different blogs and magazines around the world. Ailsa & Ropate wedding in Brigham-Herald Island {Auckland, New Zealand} published again, this time in beautiful prestigious wedding Blog - The Luxe Pearl.

Im so honoured and want to say a huge thank you to my awesome clients for share with me so special for them moments from their wedding day, photographs turned just amazing!

Enjoy this new publication and look at our stunning photographs!

New Zealand top / best wedding photographer

St Margarets Cafe - Karaka {Auckland lifestyle wedding photographer} Maya and Andy

This beautiful wedding in St Margarets Cafe {Karaka, Auckland} been my last wedding of this busy weddings season :) Need to say its been a great happy ending, Maya & Andy celebrated their special day with their friends and family with so warm and fun atmosphere! I enjoyed every single moment of this amazing wedding with such an open and kind people around. It was great to capture all lifestyle moments, candids, raw emotions - believe me there was a lot of crying and laughing!

Speeches at reception been full of fun details and stories (especially Dads from both sides done amazing job describing bride and groom's childhood, some funny and dangerous moments, I became worried about my 4 years old son as Andy's childhood stories remind me of his activities :) Every moment on this wedding was emotional and beautiful!

Couple met each other when they were 18. Maya said: "Andy saw a photo of me on my friends wall and tried his luck (it worked)". They LOVE to travel {lived in England for a year and travel around the Europe}, snowboarding, and ... food! :) {I definitely feel a strong connection with this amazing couple! :)} "Proposal was made at home on Christmas Day... Beautiful and simple".

Thats how feels all this wedding: beautifully simple! From getting ready moments in Maya and Andy's parents houses in Pukekohe {with 3 bridesmaid, 3 groomsmen and close family and friends} to ceremony near beautiful pond and reception in St Margarets Cafe in Karaka, Auckland {with 100 guests under the marquee}.

It was interesting to find out that Maya and her mum, sister and sister in law did a lot of DIY items:  "We DIY our own bouquets!!! They were amazing!! I was lucky enough to have insanely creative souls in my life like my mother, sister, and sister in law. We DIY our wedding favours which were fig and feijoa chutney made from all our own produce. We DIY the bridesmaids dresses.. well my mum did!! Shes amazing… she copied a miss Crabb design! They were incredible!"

 No need more words, look at these video and amazing gallery!

Great creative team:
Dress - Secret Lace Bridal
Makeup by Lucy Hare and Natalie Rose {Blooming Beauty}
Hair by Olivia Adams on Salon St Bruno
Celebrant - Darryl Parker
MC- Ben Green (brother in Law)
DJ- Russell Wills
and your photographer - Olga from Levien & Lens Photography ;)

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Landsendt Tropical Garden wedding published {Auckland couples-engagement photographer} Paper and Lace

I just found out beautiful Maria & Ben's wedding in Landsendt Tropical Garden {Auckland} been published in Paper & Lace!

What amazing news and great pleasure to see these amazing moments featured again!

Love every single moment of this beautiful wedding full of special traditions including Tonga's mat.

Creative team:

Photographer Olga Levien from Levien Lens Photography
Planner/Stylist Taryn Liddy (Event organizer at Landsendt)
Flowers The Botanist
Venue & Catering Landsendt, Oratia, Auckland.
Hair Charlotte Zieleman
Makeup Karina Jonassen from Face Me Make Up Atistry & Hair Styling
Cake Trish Bonnici (Cousin)
Celebrant Minister Fatafehi
Brides Dress KellyLin Couture
Jewellery Grandmothers necklace and earrings.
Shoes Windsor Smith from Andrea Bianni
Bridesmaids Dresses Kilt
Grooms Suit Cambridge Clothing Company
Tradional Tongan Ta’ovala Mat 100 years old and passed through the family.
Rings Alan Woods Jewellery
Music/Singer Pat Mose
DJ Percy Afeaki

Landsendt wedding published {Auckland award-winning couples-engagement photographer}
Landsendt Tropical garden wedding published {Auckland lifestyle couples-engagement photographer}

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Father's Day feature by Fearless Photographers {New Zealand award-winning wedding photographer}

What a great news come this morning: my picture from Ngawaiata & Sefo wedding been chosen for Father's Day gallery by Fearless photographers, great community of best wedding photographers in the world! It's great place to be and Im happy to represent a New Zealand wedding photography :) Its not an actual award but its great when your images get acknowledgement and take place in beautiful emotional gallery by so talented photographers around the world, Im so honoured!

Fathers and brides {or fathers and grooms} relationship are so special and I love to capture these unique moments on the wedding day. 

"Weddings mark an important new phase in the life of a child and a family, and dads—whether they wear their feelings on their sleeves or tend to be more restrained—are rarely untouched by the emotions and meaning of the milestone. Especially for the father of the bride, walking his little girl down the aisle is a deeply meaningful and long-awaited experience.  
As these images by Fearless Photographers show, dads are an integral and meaningful part of the wedding day!" Fearless photographers

Enjoy this Father's Day gallery by Fearless photographers and have a look at this beautiful moment with Ngawaiata and her father just before the ceremony, so treasured memories! Love every single moment of their wedding!

Father's Day feature by Fearless photographers {New Zealand award winning wedding photographer}

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Brigham - Herald Island, Auckland wedding published in Brown Sparrow {New Zealand couples-engagement photographer}

Its a great pleasure to receive a good news: Ailsa & Ropate wedding {Brigham - Herald Island, Auckland} published in Brown Sparrow! Im so thrilled!

What a great honour to receive an acknowledgement for New Zealand wedding photographs in world level publishers!

This wedding was just amazing, with warm atmosphere, full of love and fun moments! Ailsa & Ropate such a stunning couple. Im happy to look at their wedding pictures over and over again!

Enjoy this publication in Brown Sparrow!

Brigham Herald Island {Auckland NZ wedding photographer}

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Kariotahi Beach wedding feature Be Minked {Auckland couples-engagement photographer}

Its such a great pleasure to see my photographs published by Be Minked, international wedding magazine. This beautiful wedding in Castaways, Kariotahi beach {Auckland} was so memorable with full of fun and positive emotions atmosphere.

Juliette & Jonny such a stunning couple, their photographs deserves to be featured and goes live around the world!

Thank you so much! Happy future together!

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First dance {Auckland wedding-engagement photographer | emotional couples photography}

First dance is such a special moment for each couple on their wedding day. Thats why I often have wedding bookings covering time from getting ready till first dance. Its great memories and such special emotional moments.

You can see how much effort couples put into preparation for this dance to their families and guests (and themselves of course!), some couples even taking dance lessons before the wedding. I absolutely love it and respect this effort. I been taking myself to dance classes for many years from childhood. Its so special  when you feel music and movement, and it all comes together with emotions!

Have a look at this gallery from a few recent weddings in Auckland, I enjoyed every single moment of them. Such stunning brides and grooms and amazing atmosphere!

Daria & Dmitry

first dance {Auckland wedding-couples-engagement photographer}

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Small family garden wedding - Musick Point {Auckland lifestyle couples-engagement photographer}

What a great small family garden wedding I captured in the middle of January in Auckland. Tessa & John just amazing couple. They had getting ready moments in Tessa's parents house, ceremony and reception in their garden and location couples shoot at Musick point (Auckland).

They met each other at work and been together for 11 years, what a strong relationship! Tessa and John said they love spending time together walking on the beach, listening to music and the main thing "We have a similar sense of humour so love things we can laugh at together". Thats so important when you can laugh together :)

I love to shoot small family weddings for their cosy and warm atmosphere when couples spend their special time with close friends and family. It was great to capture these such treasured couple moments of their wedding day! Need to say John's son was the best man and Tessa had her best friend Parvati was a maid of honour and her daughter Maia was a flower girl. Such a pretty little one!

Time goes really fast, few hours gone just like this! We enjoy every moment of this wedding day!

Congratulations Tessa & John! Happy future together!

What a great memories!

Creative team:

Celebrant - Mary Cox

Hair - Becs; Makeup - Nicky

Thank you!

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Wedding Picture feature in HuffPost Weddings {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga wedding photographer}

What a great honour to discover that my picture been featured in HuffPost Weddings {Huffington Post}! They posted top 50 best wedding photos 2015 award by Bridal Guide and choose one of my pictures for cover of their article. Its such a treasure to be featured in company with so talented wedding photographers around the world. 

Im mostly serving Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and surrounding areas, but always happy to travel to destination weddings nationwide, international. Hopefully there will be a chance very soon! 

Thank you so much for acknowledgement of my work. Im happy my art speaks to so many viewers!

feature Huffpost Weddings {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga couples-engagement photographer}

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Parnell on the Rose Garden {Auckland lifestyle wedding photographer} Zydon & Olga

Parnell Rose Garden is a beautiful place in Auckland NZ to be married! I had the honour to capture an amazing wedding last weekend for Zydon & Olga, such a stunning couple!

Their photographs turned out just amazing which was not surprising when you look at all factors around: gorgeous bride Olga and handsome groom Zydon, stunning locations (rose gardens, old style reception and St Heliers Beach photo shoot after reception), great warm atmosphere (these families know how to have fun! I just loved every single minute of this wedding!). Olga fly over from Australia to New Zealand to Zydon to make this wedding happened :) Even distance not a barrier for a true love!

Great creative team been working together to making this wedding so special:

Celebrant: Andrew Brook
MC and dance teacher: Valeria Antipenko
Make-up: Grayson Coutts Makeup Artistry
Flowers: Tomuri & Co. Floral Designs 
Dj: Nikeil Deo 
Covers Decoration Hire 
and Levien & Lens Photography 

Enjoy this video and gallery!

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Footbridge Lodge Wedding {Auckland-Bombay couples photographer} Tammie & Ross

What a great cosy wedding I captured last weekend in Footbridge Lodge {Bombay, Auckland}. Tammie & Ross such a stunning couple! Their photographs turned just amazing!

Ross is a navy guy and Tammie is paramedic girl and they found each other. Celebrating their special day with family and close friends and sharing their feelings. Lily going to have a great step-dad!

Morning start for me in guys place getting ready in Pukekohe with relaxed and warm atmosphere. Ross and his 3 groomsmen  been joking, having fun, eat some lunch and getting ready for special event!

Footbridge lodge is a beautiful place in Bombay Hills, Auckland with beautiful picturesque views and old style architecture with wooden chapel (which has great big window at the back). What an amazing place to be married. 

We had some fun at location shoot near the pond with pier and boat, then follow up reception with emotional moments, speeches and of course dance time!

What a beautiful couple and cosy atmosphere!

Happy future together!

Enjoy this gallery!

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Thank you Sharni for take me on board!