Iris Awards NZIPP {top award-winning wedding photographers in Auckland}

So exited to share with you amazing news: one of my images just got an award at Iris Awards by NZIPP {Wellington, New Zealand}, such a honour to be in a row with top award-winning wedding photographers and represent Auckland region.

Im so stocked with amount of talent in each category. Its a pleasure to win a Bronze Award in Wedding In Camera Artistry Category. Congratulations to all my friends-photographers, you are so talented!

Thank you so much for my awesome couples who made all dreams come true!

Iris Awards NZIPP {top award-winning wedding photographer in Auckland}

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Lemonade and Lenses Contest Winner - Wedding Category {Auckland - New Zealand elopement photographer}

So thrilled to receive fantastic news - one of my photos won Lemonade and Lenses Spring'18 International Contest - third place in Wedding Category. Such a great honour for me, wedding - elopement photographer in Auckland {New Zealand}, to be in the row with such talented photographers from all over the world. 

Have a look at all winners in newborn, child, senior, family, birth, boudoir, maternity, and of course weddings categories! 

Thank you so much for this award, it means a lot to me! Such a pleasure to receive a winning notification second time in a row!

Shoot and Share Contest Results {Award-Winning Wedding photographer in Auckland - New Zealand}

So excited about this fantastic news - I just received Shoot and Share contest results and images that I submitted got a great acknowledgement: one photo in top 100, two images as category finalists, 11 pictures in Top 10%, 17 photos in Top 20%, 12 photographs in Top 30%. Its such a pleasure to me, Auckland wedding photographer {New Zealand} to see such a high performance for my wedding and lifestyle family work. Such surprising results, mainly when you know, there were over 800000 submissions from over 150 countries around the world.

shoot and share contest results - Olga Levien

It's great to know; my favourite images got in the top rated photos, chosen by the audience. But there were surprises as well: one picture from my moody Styled Shoot got in the category finalists, and I even never got to share it as there were so many another fantastic images from this shoot. Such great teamwork from all vendors who made it possible.

Enjoy these photos - results with my wedding work. Have a look at my lifestyle website to see my project award winners and favourites!

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien and Lens photography {L & L} - wedding photographers in Auckland, New Zealand

Great news keep coming - just found out we are receiving an Editor's Choice 2018 Award at Two Bright Lights. Its a pleasure for me as a photographer and artist to make this list second time in a row. More details about this award for a top wedding and family photographers:

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien and Lens photography {L&L}  - top great wedding photographers in Auckland New Zealand

"The Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards are a signature program that recognises photographers and vendors whose number of published features in 2017 ranks them among the top 1% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide."

So excited to be among best great photographers and vendors! Its fantastic experience to share our awesome weddings with publishers from all around the world and see our photographs go live in prestigious publications and get extra recognition.

Thank you so much our amazing couples for sharing with us so treasured moments! We sincerely appreciate these time together! Look forward to our future adventures!

xx Warmly,

Olga & Matt

Editor's Choice 2018 Awards - Levien & Lens photography {L&L} - wedding photographers in Auckland New Zealand

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Publications | Awards {Auckland, New Zealand wedding photographers}

It's hard to stay up to date with all our international publications and awards. If you would like to stay on track and watch our photographs get published and awarded in Auckland, New Zealand and all around the world, then have a look at the page that we as wedding photographers created on our site. It's so easy now to see in one place all featured in international blogs and magazines, top publishers and more. We created this for our awesome couples knowing that their photos go live all around the world.

Recent news that we received just this week:

- photo with Fiona & Silas {wedding in Tawharanui Lodge, Auckland} got an award at Wedding Photographer Society November'17

- And our photo from a trip up North to shoot Leanne & Tim wedding in Totara North {near Kerikeri, New Zealand} made it in "36 Hear-warming photos of people enjoying being together" on ClickinMoms Blog. I love this community of inspiring modern women-photographers.

Have a peek and get inspired by all this fantastic work. It is such a pleasure to be in the row with such talented photographers.

P.S: did we even mentioned we made in the Top 20 Wedding photographers in the world in recent Blog publication too. Such an honour and a big call to keep going and deliver breathtaking images.

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Wedding Photographer Society Awards - September'17 {New Zealand weddings photographers}

Excited to share with you exciting news - photograph from Jenny & Andrew wedding in Castaways where we honored to be a wedding photographer just won a Wedding Photographers Society Award - September'17. Its a pleasure to be in company of such a talented photographers from all around the world.

Thank you so much our amazing couples for sharing with us such a special moments, we appreciate the opportunity to spend time with such awesome brides and grooms and their close friends and families in gorgeous places around New Zealand and beyond.

Looking forward to wedding season 2017-2018, starting rolling this Saturday with the first wedding in Waitakere. We are so excited to capture the first wedding of the season!

Look forward to chatting soon with all our clients/friends shortly and capturing such amazing moments as this awarded one:

Jenny & Andrew {Castaways, Auckland} - Wedding Photographer Society Award

Jenny & Andrew {Castaways, Auckland} - Wedding Photographer Society Award

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x Olga & Matt

Wedding photographer society award winner {Levien and Lens photography} - Auckland weddings photographers

Excited to share with you wonderful news: photograph from Kara & David's wedding became a winner of Wedding photographer society award {June'17}, such a big honour for me, Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographer} to be in company with such a talented wedding photographers from all around the world.

Enjoy this picture and have a look at other winners at Wedding photographer society

wedding photographer society award winner {Levien and Lens photography} Auckland weddings photographers NZ

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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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Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 results {Auckland-Waikato-Bay of Plenty New Zealand wedding photographer}

Great news coming from Wellington {New Zealand} - Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards: our prints won Silver + 2 Bronzes in Wedding Creative category and 2 Bronze awards in Wedding Classic category.

Its a good experience. Winning awards not make you a better photographer, but the process of evaluating your own images, moving through your weddings and engagement session, picking photos what best speaks to you and according to your Voice and Style, re-editing them many times till its feels right and sending off to the public, share with photographers community, listen to their feedback definitely make you step up and became stronger. I totally recommend it to everyone.

I would love to say "Thank you" to my awesome clients who supporting me all this time {its pity I can't submit images from each wedding | pre-wedding session, every one of them so special and unique {NZIPP limiting the number of prints entering, but I still can keep them for the next year :)}.

Also Thank you to judges for valuable feedback {i especially appreciate their discussing over my Silver award image in Wedding Creative category, good to listen it online, so valuable feedback} - approximate quote:

Nathan: "Strong and obvious story... We are seeing the bride at the end of her photo shoot and she put a lot of effort... Its more like an anti-wedding shot, not staged candid moment. Its great photographer shared this images with our community." Sarah: "Its not just about the bride, groom there too..."

Enjoy these aware-winnig images and let me know if you have any questions!

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - SILVER {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - SILVER {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Creative}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Classic}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Classic}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Classic}

Epson | NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 - Bronze {Wedding Classic}

{I shooting weddings mostly around Auckland - Waikato - Bay of Plenty and surrounding areas, but also happy to travel around entire New Zealand and overseas, especially off-summer season in New Zealand} 

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Wedding Society Award - Best wedding photographers worldwide {Auckland New Zealand weddings photographer}

Excited to share with you some news: one of my images just won Wedding Photographers Society Award May'17 {Best wedding photographers worldwide}. So honoured to be in the row with such a talented international & destination wedding photographers from all around the world and represent New Zealand wedding photography {Im serving mostly Auckland, Waikato, Northland and Bay of Plenty areas, but travelling everywhere in NZ and around the globe}.

Enjoy these amazing images on Wedding photographers society website and have a look at our image from Kara & David wedding on Waihi Beach. It was such a beautiful and emotional, warm and cosy atmosphere. Couple been ready to do adventures things, climb up the rocks and its totally paid off in great memories and stunning photographs {which as you see get acknowledgement around the world}. I appreciate every minute with this couple and wish them all the best, happy future together in Canada.

Kara & David, Waihi Beach

Kara & David, Waihi Beach

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Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards | Levien and Lens photography | New Zealand wedding photographers

Excited to share with you amazing news: Levien & Lens Photography just received a prestigious Award: Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards Winner. Its such a big honour for New Zealand wedding photographers to be chosen in company of amazing wedding photographers in USA and worldwide. Im really appreciate it!

Two Bright Lights Editors Choice awards | Levien & Lens photography | Auckland wedding photographers

Editors' Choice Award Winner Selection Process

"The Two Bright Lights Editors' Choice Awards are a signature program that recognizes photographers and vendors whose number of published features in 2016 ranks them among the top 5% of all Two Bright Lights members. Winners were published across many of the most respected lifestyle, wedding and other print and digital publications in the United States and worldwide.

The 2017 honorees reflect those that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their customers, and have used Two Bright Lights' online platform to quickly and easily get published by submitting their authentic, stunning imagery and services directly to the top industry publications and editors.

Among thousands of photographers and vendors competing for publication, the Editors' Choice winners represent the best­-of­-the­-best."

Im so thrilled to share with you this award as its became possible only because of YOU, my awesome clients who shared with me such special and treasured moments of their lives. All those weddings was just amazing!

Thank you again!

Thank you again!

banner | award winning wedding photographer Auckland New Zealand

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Best of 2016 - WeddingWise Awards {Levien and Lens Photography - New Zealand destination wedding photographers}

What a great news coming at start of the year - Levien & Lens Photography just received a WeddingWise Awards "Best of 2016", Editor's Choice Award. Its such a great honour to be in so talented company with other best New Zealand vendors {photographers,celebrants, make-up artists, venues etc.}.

Thank you so much for choosing Levien & Lens Photography. Past year 2016 was just amazing and full of so many emotional, beautiful and real moments on the wedding day and couples/engagement sessions on different destination around New Zealand.

We will do our best to continue positively surprise our clients | friends and followers with our photographs. Also want to say Thanks to our awesome wedding clients for sharing with us such special moments! Me and my husband Matt {who is also a second photographer} really appreciate it!

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NZIPP Iris Awards winner {Auckland lifestyle wedding photographer}

Im so excited and honoured to announce that few of my images have been AWARDED this weekend at NZIPP Iris Awards, most reputable New Zealand Awards.

It was my first time entering, its really scary to put my work out there and at the same time I feel its motivates me and made realised there way to go and I need to push myself and progress! 
Thank you so much to my awesome clients who have made this happened, for your support and treasured time together!

Huge congratulations to all talented photographers and friends who had outstanding recognition - check out full results here http://infocus.org.nz/
Thanks Evoke Studio for amazing quality prints!
Wedding Classic and Wedding Creative {Bronze}

Wedding Creative Award

Wedding Creative Award

Wedding Classic Award

Wedding Classic Award

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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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Look what inside {New Zealand award-winning lifestyle wedding photographer}

Look what I received this morning, parcel been laying at the door steps. I discovered it when come back after drop kids to pre-school and post USB to my awesome wedding clients.

It was a postage which fly all over the world from USA, from Lemonade and Lenses, beautiful magazine. I been excited to open the package and found the fine art print with my award winning photograph {first place} in Winter International Contest 2016 by Lemonade and Lenses. There also was a lovely note with congratulations and one of the issues of this gorgeous magazine. I'm so excited!

Thank you so much for the great honour to be a winner of the international winter contest in wedding photography category in a great company of so talented photographers from around the world. Im really appreciate it!

Look what inside the parcel :)

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International wedding award by Lemonade and Lenses {Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga lifestyle couples-engagement photographer}

Im so excited to share with you amazing news: my image won the First place in wedding category "Winter 2016" international contest by Lemonade and Lenses magazine. Im so honoured to be in great company of talented photographers from around the world.
Olga & Zydon's wedding was just amazing! Thank you so much guys for sharing with me your special moments!

Now I can call myself multi-award winning wedding photographer, ha-ha, just joking :) But Im really happy that something what I really love get acknowledgement, especially in world photography community.

Olga & Zydon

Olga & Zydon

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My everyday moments in 365 Project - January {Auckland-Hamilton lifestyle wedding-couples photographer}

Its a new year, its a new life and I continue to capture my everyday lifestyle moments in 365 project (366 this year :)

What a great month January, amazing start of the year: first 3 weddings open this year for me with travel to Auckland (Castaways Resort), Tauranga (Ataahua Garden Venue) and around the Hamilton, news about winning an International Wedding Photography Award by Bridal Guide (my pictures chosen in top 50 with other amazingly talented wedding photographers). My picture features on the cover of HuffPost Weddings! Its a big honour and amazing start of the year!

My little one finally became toilet trained, yay (you can't believe but its a big achievement in each family with little ones, ha-ha!). 

So many exciting events! I also look forward this year (a lot of big dates).

Oh, I forgot I celebrated my 35th birthday on 8th of January! Yay!

Enjoy this lifestyle gallery with my everyday moments!

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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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Award winning wedding photographer: Best of 2015 {Auckland-Hamilton NZ couples-engagement photography)

Its a big honour to find out at the end of 2015 that two of my wedding pictures been chosen by Bridal Guide as Best of 2015 Wedding Photos. What amazing news and great pleasure to be an award winning wedding photographer :) 

Look at these images from Daria & Dmitry post-wedding session at Kariotahi beach, Auckland. It was full of magic and positive emotions photo shoot in beautiful costal New Zealand landscapes at seaside. Wind, picturesque views of wild New Zealand nature and stunning couple helped this happened, and my creativity of course ;)

Amazing results of the year!

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