Lookslikefilm feature - publication {wedding photographers in Auckland}

It such a honour to be published in LookslikeFilm, get a feature, it's such a great community for photographers around the world {including New Zealand and Auckland}.

This famous blog featuring best international photos on daily basis.

So excited and thrilled to be in the row with so talented photographers. Check their work!

Have a look at this publication in LooksLikeFilm and enjoy the photo from recent wedding {full wedding gallery is coming soon, watch this space!}. I also filmed this amazing wedding and you can see me shooting all parts of the day in my e learning course | breakout with Click Photo School {coming in August}.

OlgaLevien-www.olgalevien.com.jpg - LooksLikeFilm feature publication

Auckland Domain engagement session {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you a few images from Andrea & Jason's engagement session in Auckland Domain {New Zealand}. It was a great pleasure for me to photograph this beautiful and romantic couple for my educational project with filming how I shoot.

So excited about these highlights!

Congratulations on your engagement, Andrea & Jason! So excited about your wedding in Queenstown next year, you chose amazing photographer to document your wedding day! 

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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!

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

Let me know if you have any questions!


Happy New Year {New Zealand destination wedding photographer}

I would like to wish a happy New Year to all my couples | friends and followers and say a big thank you for your support in this 2016 year. It was amazing year with plenty of positive emotions, amazing couples photo shoots, gorgeous and emotional weddings and so many other events around.

I kept my "mostly 365 project" and document my family life with little ones, been travelling to different destination all around New Zealand: from Up North {Northland - Kerikeri, Paihia, Russel through Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington to South Island: Queenstown, such a magic place!}. I attended different workshop and helped with their organising as well. 

Numbers for this 2016 year:

18 Weddings shoot | 15000 km milage | 2 new cameras | 2 new lenses | 3 pairs of shoes | plenty outfits :)

Really excited about upcoming 2017 and what its brings :) Hope everyone will have a Happy New Year and lots of positive emotions! I promise beautifully capture all these emotional moments! ;)

Lets remember our beautiful 2016 weddings and couples {its so hard to choose just one photo as I loved all of them, ha-ha!}

My personal moments in 365 Project - November 2016 {NZ wedding photographer}

Its end of the month and time for my favourite insights in my personal everyday moments in 365 Project, time with my family and kids apart from wedding and couples photography. 

November brought a lot of positive emotions and travel to destination weddings in Paihia-Russel {Duke of Marlborough} and Kerikeri {Liddington Gardens}, Northland; Auckland - Waiuku Pukeoware wedding, and Waikato couples | engagement sessions in Karangahake George and Gordonton, plus much more. You can see all these galleries in our blog {some coming very soon :)}. It was amazing time, thank you so much my awesome clients for sharing so special for them moments!

Its good to have also a family time and capture some treasured memories and moments which not will be missed. Sometimes I thinking how good to be a photographer or at least have camera or phone ready to capture some lifestyle moments.

Enjoy this gallery and contact me with any questions!

Personal everyday moments - October 2016 - 365 Project {New Zealand family-wedding photography}

Hi everyone! Another months gone, really close to the end of the year now and to Christmas time {and to busy wedding season for me as well ;) }.

Im keep doing my 365 Project and capturing everyday moments with my kids and family. m happy to share these moments with you and give you a little inside view to my personal life. Yes, I have two little ones and they can be a real nightmare sometimes but at the same moment you can see so many treasured moments and relief. 

Enjoy this gallery with best moments of October 2016 in my 365 Project {its actually more not a project for me, but family storytelling and capturing treasured moments, how they grow, explore world and its also allow me to be creative, practice {experimenting} and progress in my photography journey. Photography and my family are my life!}

Need to say this month was just amazing with few engagement | couples photo shoots in Kumeu, Piha {Auckland, NZ} and Hamiton Gardens {Hamilton, New Zealand}, wedding | elopement in Tree Church {Ohaupo, Waikato} and a lot of personal shooting!

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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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Beach maternity session published in Beauty and Lifestyle Magazine {Auckland NZ photographer}

Its such a great pleasure to receive a positive news that our maternity session with Olga, Martin, Madeline and bump :) been published in Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy Magazine {session took place on Kariotahi Beach, Auckland NZ}.

Im doing mostly engagement and wedding photography, and  for me as a lifestyle photographer really important to watch my awesome clients families grows in years to come: from first feelings, engagements, weddings to having babies and grow kids.

Im always thrilled when Im having a returned clients / friends as Olga and Martin {last year I been doing their couples session and they come back to me this year for maternity and newborn photo shoot, its such a special for family moments. They will be treasured forever!

Thank you so much to my amazing clients/friends for our time together and to Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy Magazine for publishing this beautiful and romantic session. Maternity pictures always special as its so magical moments - expecting little miracles! I know exactly how its feels as moved through these moments twice! :)

Enjoy this gallery in publication!

Beach maternity photo session published in Beauty and lifestyle mommy magazine {Auckland NZ photographer}

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Interview with photographer - 6 Tips for taking wedding photos if you're camera shy {Auckland couples photography} WeddingWire

WeddingWire - one of the biggest american publishers contacted me one day and ask to give some tips for taking wedding photos for shy couples. I been happy to help and gave some advice what you can see in just published article. They put together interviews with few international wedding photographers. Its a great honour to be in such a talented company!

If you want to see more details and photography tips for shy couple please have a look at my recent article in the Blog.

Im always happy to help my couples and make them relaxed on the wedding day. Its so important to feel comfortable with your photographer and follow your emotions, feelings, connection on the wedding day.

Im appreciate my awesome couples sharing with me such special moments!

Thank you so much!



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