The Officers Mess {wedding photographers in Auckland}

Tea & Michael wedding was in The Officers Mess {North Shore} and was just epic, we, their wedding photographers, truly enjoyed such amazing atmosphere with their close friends and family in Auckland. Need to mention not a long time ago we captures Tea’s brother wedding in Kerikeri, bring back memories! So good to see again old friends Elisah & Heremaia and their big friendly family!

Couple shared their love story: “we both meet in the navy 2012 and have been together for 6 years “, he proposed while on a cruise in Fiji . So romantic!

Great Creative team on the wedding:

dress - Maggie soretto; suit - custom made in Singapore; flowers - Wild & Yellow; hair and makeup - Amber from verdo; celebrant - Navy Padre; DJ - Highkings and Auckland based wedding photographers - L & L - Levien & Lens photography.

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Boho Weddings publication: Beautiful Bohemian New Zealand wedding {Fine Art - Documentary photographer in Auckland}

Excited to share with you fantastic news: Tayvia & Kyle wedding just been published in Boho Weddings "Beautiful Bohemian New Zealand wedding with First Look by Levien & Lens Photography. Its such a pleasure for me, fine art and documentary photographer in Auckland, to capture so unique for couple moments, no matter rainy day!

Enjoy this publication in the prestigious international magazine and have a look at more details on our Blog with real wedding photo gallery highlights with video slideshow.

This day in The Hunting Lodge and HU's Art Farm {West Auckland - Kumeu - Waimauku} was so beautifully amazing!
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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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Happy wedding anniversary Sherrie and Simon - Highwic {Auckland wedding photographers}

Just want to say Happy wedding anniversary to Sherrie & Simon who made their way from Australia last year to celebrate this special day with their friends and families in Highwic - historical house {Auckland, New Zealand}. Their winter wedding had such a special feel and vibe, it was a pleasure to be their wedding photographers and capture so special for couple moments!

Happy future together!

Enjoy a few highlights from their wedding day!

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Destination wedding published in Elysian Bride New York {New Zealand weddings photographer}

Excited to share with you great news - Hana & Aidan's destination New Zealand wedding just been published in Elysian Bride New York. It was amazing wedding with emotional and beautiful atmosphere in Russel, Bay of Islands; near traditional historical site and amazing beach rocky landscapes.

Enjoy this publication and let me know if you have any questions! {check out couple's highlights gallery in our Blog}

Hana & Aidan, Duke of Marlborough

Hana & Aidan, Duke of Marlborough

New Zealand destination wedding Photographer:  Levien & Lens Photography | Wedding gown: Secret Lace Bridal | Bridesmaid dresses: Made by Julie Smith | Accommodations: The Duke of Marlborough | Grooms suit: Barkers | Groomsmen suits:  Hallenstein Brothers | Flowers: Donna Nicholas | Wedding bands and engagement ring: John Franich Jewellers | Hair- Laurel Stratford Wedding Hair Stylist Make Up – W.I.X Makeup; Celebrant – Ida Birch MC – Andrew Brees


Bushmere Arms - Gisborne Wedding {New Zealand destination weddings photographer} Megan and Chris

Megan & Chris

Such amazing time in Gisborne with shooting beautiful destination wedding - Megan & Chris get married in Bushmere Arms - stunning garden venue with traditional atmosphere! Need to mentioned I captured two weddings in Gisborne on this Waitangi weekend, its great to meet so many amazing people and document important for them story.

Day started in Megan nana's house on the farm, follow with first look on picturesque hills and forest, groom getting ready with his groomsmen in family house and ceremony with reception in Bushmere Arms {Gisborne, New Zealand}. We also had a short drive to a vinery, we just can't miss this opportunity especially knowing that its part of Chris's family routs.

It was great to meet couple again after our engagement | couples photo shoot few months ago in Hamilton Gardens, such a great memories! Bride and groom met each other 10 years!!! ago in high school and as Megan said: "Going strong since then". :)

Happy future together!

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Great Creative Team:

Dress: Bridal Solutions {Tauranga}, Veil - Handmade
Suit: Bond & Co {Tauranga}
Flowers - made by Nana and Aunty Jo
Makeup - RaquelHair&Makeup {Gisborne}
Hair - House of Hair
Celebrant - Judith Wright; MC - Steve Burke; DJ - DJ Magik
and New Zealand & International destination wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography 

Trish Peng Christmas Bridal High Tea - Sofitel Viaduct Hotel {Auckland wedding photographer}

it was a great pleasure took part second time in amazing event organised by talented wedding dresses designer Trish Peng and Co. - Bridal High Tea in Sofitel Viaduct Hotel, which took place just before the Christmas. Brides with their grooms, friends and families had a chance to visit great venue with beautiful atmosphere, try wedding dress on, or suits for men, mingle around and   get help and advice about their weddings planning, ideas and inspiration from different wedding vendors: photographer, event planner, flowers etc., get make-up and hair done as well and much more!

Great creative team:

HareandHatter Grandeur Events Tomuri & Co. Flowers Levien & Lens Photography Jetmo Project Mildred&Co Wedding Travel OnepureMaraca MIX it DJ New Zealand Weddings Working Style Select Management Sweet Bites Cakes North Shore School of Dance Grayson Coutts Makeup Artistry

Enjoy this atmosphere through the photographs what I took around on the day between having a chat with beautiful brides to be and their grooms, friends and families. Such a great memories!

Im really excited about their upcoming weddings and look forward to document so special for them moments!

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Waiuku-Pukeoware outdoor farm wedding {Auckland weddings photographer} Sandra and Cory

Great full of fun and positive emotions wedding in Waiuku-Pukeoware {South Auckland} outdoor in the farm environment with ceremony in the paddock, Sandra & Cory celebrated their special day with close friends and family. It was a first wedding what I shoot as photographer with rain during the ceremony {luckily there was prepared umbrellas around, one lovely lady even been holding one above me for a couple of minutes, thank you!}. Luckily weather not had any influence on level of fun and love!

We started from couple's first look at their friends garden in Waiuku, with shoot around and then follow to the Pavillion and old traditional buildings in the Waiuku town centre. Following the ceremony in the Cory's parents farm | paddock and reception in Pukeoware, not far from Pukekohe {South Auckland}. One of the most exciting parts of the day was big dance party, bouncy castle in Pukeoware Hall and a lot of special for couple moments!

Sandra shared the story: "We met at a dance class - Cory was brought along by a mutual friend. He fell in love with the dancing, then fell in love with me :) We have been together 5 years. Cory proposed at Rainbows End- he arranged to be part of a magic trick". This couple know how to dance and there definitely something magic between them!

Enjoy this video slideshow and gallery!

P.S.: When I been editing this weddings gallery I had smile on all the way through, such a positive atmosphere and plenty go laugh! {I heard a good laugh make your life longer, so I definitely added a few extra months to my life, ha-ha!}

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Markovina Vineyard Estate - Kumeu {Auckland wedding photographer} Ellise and Wasim

Beautiful couple Ellise & Wasim had such a special wedding day in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Kumeu, Auckland, NZ}.

I met couple beforehand on their engagement photo shoot on Muriwai Beach {West Auckland} just few weeks before their wedding {we really want to get special couples photos on the beach, which had different atmosphere from their wedding venue and also its a great opportunity to know each other and understand how we are roll :) This session just recently been published in world famous wedding Blog - How He Asked by The Knot. You can check out Ellise & Wasim's Sweet Love Story.

Couples story started from their meeting "early 2005 on our first day of University (orientation day), there were sheets of paper on desks and Wasim thought he had to sit at a desk that had a sheet of paper, which happened to be one next to me (Ellise). We carried on as good friends for 8 years until Wasim went away on holiday to the USA and came back and told me he really missed me and wanted us to always be together, so we should be a couple! I think we dated about 2 years before Wasim proposed, (he had jokingly proposed a few times over the years) and it started a week before when he started putting on dvds for me every night, some of our favourites, then ended the last 2 nights with blood diamond (relevance to diamond engagement rings), and the final movie was 'Walk the line' (Johnny Cash and June Carter story where he proposes many times before she said yes). The next day he took me to a couple of meaningful places for us and at the first one pulled out a burger ring and asked me to marry him (as a joke), the second place he pulled out a plastic ring and did the same. The third and final place was at Sails restaurant in Aucklands viaduct, where he proposed again with a bag of plastic rings! spread them all over the table and asked me to see if there was a real one in there - while I was looking through he came over with the real ring in the box and got down on one knee!" - such a great couples story from Ellise, sounds like romantic movie! 

Their wedding was amazing, full of love and positive moments, laugh and cry! Markovina Vineyard Estate such beautiful and cosy venue where you feel as you home, surrounding by real care from owners and stuff. When we been out at bride and groom session lovely lay come to wipe water from the swing when she saw us shooting around this area {there was really rainy just before}. Im just in love in this place full of beautiful spots all around (with little pond, trees, boat, red phone box - this is my favourite, I already told about swing etc. There plenty of photo opportunities! I looking forward to come back there for my other awesome wedding clients next year!

Rainy weather can't stop couple's beautiful celebration with bridesmaids and groomsmen, close family and friends. So special day and so much beauty around (I loved all details around, decoration, natural wood around, even wedding cake had special meaning and totally matches with couples personalities!

We had a chance to sneak outside during the reception and get some amazing night shots {I always try to add something extra to the gallery).

Enjoy this video and gallery and contact me with any questions!

Great Creative Team:

Bride Dress: Bridal Brilliance Shoes: Astra Bridal Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Ball New Zealand Jewellery: Walker and Hall Suits: Frank CaseyFlowers: Frond Florist Makeup: Grayson Coutts Makeup Artistry Hair: Alex Freeman; Celebrant: Peta Hardley, Celebrant at Casabella MC: Andy Vaughan; Stationery design: Suzanne Denmead
and New Zealand Auckland photographer - Olga from Levien & Lens Photography (thank you Fengjin for assistance, you done a great job!)

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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Photography tips for shy couples {New Zealand lifestyle wedding-engagement photographer}

Everyone have unique character and personality: some of us easy going open people, some naturally shy, especially with unknown people. I decided to put together a few photography tips for shy couples on the wedding day, which really important for me as a photographer {serving destination weddings all around New Zealand: Auckland, Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and surrounding areas}.

Its always hard to relax in front of camera and know what to do {believe me I just did 5 years anniversary self-portrait with my husband and it was so hard to understand what to do when we can't see ourself from the side}. It was a mess! Thats why good to choose photographer who you can truly trust and who can direct you.

This trust can be build on engagement session beforehand {so you already have experience together, understand each other and how you are roll :)} or at pre-wedding consultation {when you can have a chat not just about the wedding, but about pretty much everything and find common interest and feel the connection}. I always try to understand couples personalities and their needs, had a meeting or good talk via the phone and sending a wedding Questionnaire with some personal questions beforehand.

couples engagement beach sunset photo shoot {Piha - Auckland wedding photographer}

Also remember - its natural to be stiff in front of camera first 15-20 min {believe me everyone having this experience}, thats why you need to allow yourself enough time on intimate session along from the guests {i would recommend at least 1-1.5 hours - add extra time for more locations}.

As a photographer I would suggest for shy couples more actions - mix of posed and unposed shots, interaction including chatting with each other and photographer {walking together, sitting relaxing, telling each other what they thought at first meeting, what they most exciting about, laughing, breath each others in etc.

couples - engagement pre-wedding photo shoot {Piha- Auckland New Zealand wedding photographer}

And last tip - just enjoy the moment, you just married, so happiness naturally shining through your eyes and everyone around can feel it {camera too ;)}! 

Enjoy these moments together and don't forget to have fun! I will be there for you :)

photography tips for shy couples {New Zealand lifestyle wedding photographer}

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Rustic DIY New Zealand-Northland wedding published {Auckland-Hamilton lifestyle weddings photographer} Boho

Im so excited to see Clair & Josh's wedding {Maungaturoro, Northland} just published in Boho Weddings {UK}. 

It was amazing wedding with warm and cosy atmosphere and a lot of made with love DIY rustic items.

Thank you so much guys for sharing with me so special moments!

Im so grateful for all these moments and amazing people {my wedding clients} who trust me to capture one in a life event. I always do my best to capture all candid natural moments, emotions, artistic details and portraits, and even more!

Enjoy this publication!

Great Creative team:

Dress: ASOS Suit: Ron Bennett
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewellery: Samantha Wills
Celebrant: Clare Hayward
MC: Chris, Josh's uncle
Band: Pat for president
and Levien & Lens Photography {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga lifestyle wedding photographer} 

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Look what inside the box! {Auckland-Waikato-Bay of Plenty lifestyle wedding photographer} Queensberry Album

Your wedding is a beautiful event with so special memories. But when time is gone only one thing will remind you about it - your stunning photographs in album, press book or wall print! 

I just love to get beautiful pictures printed especially if its done in the best New Zealand professional laboratory - Queensberry {Im usually shooting weddings around Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and always come back for prints to this high quality print company}.

Opening package with wedding album inside from Queensberry is like opening a Christmas present :) It's so exciting! Such amazing product {some of my wedding clients been joking they need a special gloves for open this album! :) }

Look what inside this magic box! It's a gorgeous Flushmount 14x10 Album with Juliette & John's wedding photos in Castaways, Auckland.

Enjoy this gallery!

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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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Church Of The Holy Sepulchre - Bastion Point {Auckland NZ lifestyle wedding-engagement photographer}

What a great wedding I been capture in Church Of The Holy Sepulchre {Auckland}, Bastion Point and Malaeola Community Centre! Full of fun, love, traditions and positive emotional lifestyle moments :)

Ngawaiata & Sefo celebrated their special day with big bridal party (10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen!!!), family and friends. Couple have known each other since primary school, Ngawaiata said: "We have known each other all our lives! :)" Thats so romantic to be married on the person who been with you all the life, just unbelievable, what a great love and connection! 

It was a great pleasure to capture for couple all special moments with a lot of traditions and cultural performances during the reception. Wedding Day started from bride and groom getting ready, through the ceremony in beautiful church in City centre {Grafton, Auckland} and then at reception with over 400 guests!!! I love how maori and pacific traditions met each other on this special for couple day!

Happy future together!

Great Creative Team:
Dress - Bella Bridal, Suit - Frank Casey
Flowers - Manukau Florist
Make up - GlamBangerz Makeup , Hair- Helen Masoe Hair/Makeup & Lash extensions
Celebrant - Venerable Lloyd Popata
MC- Patrick Tobin Sione Fotofili, DJ - Peliki Talanoa
Band - Anuanua Dance Troupe - Cook Island Entertainment
and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland-Hamilton wedding lifestyle photographers. Thank you Matt for being a great second photographer on the day!

Enjoy this video and gallery!

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