Morning pre-wedding session in forest+beach {wedding-engagement photographer in Auckland}

I’m so excited to share with you a recent sneak peek of morning pre-wedding session with Yvonne & Ethan at Riverhead forest and Muriwai beach. Couple come over from Singapore where they planning their wedding, its such a honour they chose me to be their engagement photographer, coming in Auckland specially for this session.

Why it happened on morning? I do love beautiful sunset light, but unfortunately we had a rainy forecast during last two days that couple spent in New Zealand. Luckily, morning was just perfect with no rain!

We walk and talk and better know each other, couple shared their story and we had such amazing connection, photo shoot full of love and laughter!

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Karekare Falls - Piha Beach engagement session {Auckland pre-wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you highlights of Nicole & Juan's engagement session on Karakare Falls and Piha Beach {Auckland}. We spent amazing time with this beautiful couple on their pre-wedding photo shoot, walking and talking with capturing some special natural moments in spectacular New Zealand landscape. Need to mention couple been a lucky winner of our Weddings Giveaway 2018, can't wait till their wedding next year!

This session was so gorgeous with love, romantic and real emotions! 

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Engagement photo shoot on Muriwai Beach: Divya and Gino {Auckland pre-wedding-elopement photographer}

I would love to share with you this beautiful engagement photo shoot on Muriwai Beach {West Auckland}. I'm so excited to do this pre-wedding session and also look forward to being couple's wedding photographer for their upcoming wedding on Fiji. Can't wait! Not long to go now!

Need to mention I met Dyvia and Gino a few years ago in Farmers, and we became really good friends, such a destiny to meet them again and do the photography part for my dear friend's wedding!

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West Coast Beach New Zealand Pre-Wedding | Engagement Session: Tina and Tony {Auckland weddings photographer}

Tina & Tony come all way from Australia to New Zealand to meet Tony's family in Auckland {including his favourite grandma} and asked me, Auckland wedding photographer, to capture for them so special moments on their engagement | pre-wedding photo shoot. It was such a great pleasure documenting such emotional and true love candid moments.

Excited to receive such amazing feedback right after the gallery delivery:

"Dear Olga

Thank you so much for the amazing pre-wedding photos you took for us at Karekare. We had so much fun shooting with you and you’ve managed to capture our love for each other in such a beautiful way. Thank you for also letting me be part of the story of the travelling dress. It was 100% worth flying in from Sydney and definitely the highlight of our holiday. Throughout the whole process you have been so friendly and approachable. We love your style, enthusiasm and professionalism. Will definitely be recommending you to friends and family!

Love, Tina & Tony"

Lucky chance that exactly at our session time I received a Travelling Dress from Australia for the project, where around 10 photographers from different countries capture one dress. I can't share images with this dress at this moment, but watch this space next week, so amazing couple's moments in breathtaking and emotional photographs! Can't wait to share it with you!

Couple's love story: "Tony was raised in Auckland whereas I was born in Sydney. He moved over to Sydney for University and we were very fortunate to have met at a friend’s birthday party. After a few months we officially became a couple and have now been together for just over 3 years. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him!" Tony proposed "In the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan", such a beautiful memories!

Enjoy this highlights in the gallery and check this Blog next week for video slideshow and photos for Travelling Dress project!

Romantic engagement in Lemonade & Lenses {Auckland wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you fantastic news - Dahlia & Ibrahim romantic engagement session in Mangawhai Heads Beach just been published in Lemonade and Lenses! Its such a significant honour for me as a wedding photographer to showcase couples photos in such prestigious international publisher.

This session was truly wonderful and unforgettable. Thank you so much, Dahlia & Ibrahim for this amazing time together! Congratulations on your engagement and happy wedding planning!

Enjoy highlights of our pre-wedding photo shoot in Lemonade and Lenses and have a look at more images from couples session in our recent Blog publication!

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Couples photo shoot in Auckland Domain {New Zealand wedding photographers}

SO excited to share with you a few images from my recent couples photo shoot in Auckland Domain. Danielle & Alex was just wonderful, our session was full of fun and romantic atmosphere.

Thank you so much to this amazing couple coming for this shoot for my educational project for modern photographers. I appreciate your time!

Enjoy this highlights of our mini-session!

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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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Mangawhai Heads Beach Engagement Session {Auckland NZ wedding photographers} Dahlia and Ibrahim

Dahlia & Ibrahim

We had a fantastic engagement session with Dahlia & Ibrahim on Mangawhai Heads beach just before the sunset. It was my first time traveling to this amazing location, I'm as an Auckland wedding photographer shot weddings and engagements in so many places in New Zealand, but on this beach yet, so it was a great pleasure to explore a new stunning pre-wedding location. 

The couple shared their love story and how was made a proposal:

"We met 7 years ago through my cousin who came to visit me in my architecture studio and I showed him around. We've been friends ever since then but never quite thought the other would be interested in the other. A year and a half ago we started rock climbing together and we started going every week and became in separable in between sessions. So we have a foundation of the best of friendships. ", said Dahlia.

"On one of our first dates we went on a hike in the Waitakere ranges, what started off as a 3 hour hike turned into a 7 hour hike after getting lost. It was cold and the track was muddy and slippery and messy. We ran and climbed and swam in ponds all the way back (boot camp style) because the sun was going down. But it was the funniest, most memorable experience so the Zion hill trek was really special for us and that's where he proposed. Waiting at the top of the mountain for me as my friend and I hiked up and she disappeared behind me as we got to the look out. It was super romantic and beautiful. " The story sounds so special and romantic!

We had fantastic time with couple exploring the seaside, climbing rocks and walking and chatting.

Enjoy this video slideshow and gallery highlights!

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Auckland Botanic Gardens Engagement Session - Spring Cherry Blossom {Waikato wedding photographer} sneak peek

I'm so excited to share with you an engagement session sneak peek with Megan & Daniel; photo shoot took place in Auckland Botanic Gardens, right at the spring season cherry blossom tree. It was a great pleasure for me, Waikato wedding photographer to take some unique, natural, candid and emotional photos for this gorgeous couple.

We met with bride and groom at the Botanic Gardens right before the sunset and walked around and talk about their engagement and upcoming wedding. It was a great experience and photos turned just amazing. Can't wait to move through their entire session's gallery! More pictures are coming soon on our Blog.

Congratulations on your engagement, Megan & Daniel!

Enjoy this sneak peek highlights!

Auckland West Coast Beach Photo Shoot in How He Asked {New Zealand wedding photographers}

Fantastic news coming from overseas: breathtaking Auckland West Coast Beach photo shoot with Katrina & Marc {on Bethells Beach} just been published in How He Asked by The Knot.

Our engagement session took place on the beautiful open space black sand beach near Waitakere Ranges in West Auckland, not far from Kumeu. We met with a couple just before the sunset and spent amazing time together - walking in the grass, running in the waves, climbing on the rocks and walking into the cave. Unforgettable memories!

Enjoy such a respected publication and take a look at more images in our Blog!

How he Asked by The Knot  Katrina & Marc

How he Asked by The Knot Katrina & Marc

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Papamoa Beach - Tauranga engagement session {Bay of Plenty pre-wedding photographer}

I met with Nikki & Josh cloudy Saturday morning on Papamoa Beach {near Mt Maunghanui} - such a great spot in Tauranga {Bay of Plenty, NZ}. Couple contacted me as wedding photogpraher looking for engagement session at winter time. I been really excited and happy to capture special for them moments. 

Couple met each other: "at a youth group pool party. Best frIends for years. The day we met, the day Josh asked Nikki out and the day Josh proposed are all the same day. He proposed 7 years exactly from the day we first met at the beach at sunset". Their ideal date night: "Fireplace in winter, stars in summer". It's so romantic! I love when couples sharing with me their special moments and their story, its helps a lot to understand their vibe and relationship and capture photographs what truly shows the story, emotions and candid moments along with some portraits.

Its was freezing, windy and rain starts right after 20-30 min of our photo shoot. We still managed to get some beautiful and emotional photographs before that, I love and enjoyed every single moments with these amazing people, so excited about their upcoming wedding in Hamilton Gardens in September {watch this space!}.

Enjoy these highlights in the gallery:

Mt Maunghanui Papamoa Beach - Tauranga engagement session {Bay of Plenty pre-wedding photographer}
Mt Maunghanui Papamoa Beach - Tauranga engagement session {Bay of Plenty pre-wedding photographer}
couple walking on Papamoa beach near Mt Maunghanui {Tauranga wedding-engagement photographer}

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Pre-wedding engagement photo shoot - Muriwai Beach {Auckland wedding photographer} Fiona and Silas

Fiona & Silas

Our pre-wedding engagement photo shoot with Fiona & Silas on Muriwai Beach {Auckland} was just amazing. We met with couple few months ago when they been looking for photographer for their upcoming wedding in Matakana.

Stars come together and we right away felt a good connection at first consultation :) Long story short pre-wedding session was a great idea and allowed us to see each other again, walk and talk and get some stunning photographs on the way :)

Couples story just amazing, Fiona shared some info: "We were from the same school growing up in Malaysia so we've known each other since we were 11. Never really talked to each other more until we met each other in Otago, Dunedin where we studied. We went to the same church, served on the team together, through Easter camp we got to know each other a lot better and realised we had endless things to talk about! We've been together for almost 5 years!" Proposal was really romantic too: "Planned to go to Gold Coast for a fun weekend with friends who were in on the plan. Last night before we left, we were taking photos as a group by the jetty, I had someone take a video while pretending to just take photos. Got on one knee and popped the question."

Our time together was so treasured and beautiful, couple really show up all their emotions and feeling towards each other, it was a great pleasure to observe moments happening unfold, couples love and care towards each other.

Enjoy these video highlights and gallery {nailing photos to certain number for the Blog post was really hard to not overshare as each image from this gorgeous session so deeply speaks to my heart!}

Hamilton pre-wedding engagement session - Parana Park {Waikato wedding photographer} Michaela and Jayden

Michaela & Jayden

Amazing time with Michaela & Jayden, newly engaged couple on their pre-wedding - engagement session in Parana park {Hamilton, Waikato NZ}. Im as their wedding photographer really excited about couples upcoming wedding, not long to go now.

Time usually flying so fast - 1-1.5 year between booking and shooting wedding goes amazingly speedy as there so many things to plan and organise. 

Michaela & Jayden have an amazing romantic story. They are both a car enthusiast and met at car event. Its so great to have common passion and interests in relationship!  

Happy wedding planning! Look forward to your special day!

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Bethells Beach engagement-couples photo shoot {Auckland wedding photographer} Katrina and Marc

I met Katrina & Marc on Bethells beach {Auckland, New Zealand} at one of the Saturday's afternoons, they such a sweet couple, it was a real pleasure to walk together on the beach, talk about their engagement and wedding 's plans and get some stunning photos in between, emotional and romantic candid moments at pre-wedding session.

Couple shared their story:

"We met at university. The first thing Marc said to me was that he really wanted someone to cut into the rat bowel (because it was said that it was supposed to stink out the lab) – which made me laugh and I haven’t stopped laughing since. We’ve now been together 5 ½ years. We’ve travelled to a few places Samoa, Rarotonga, Bali and most recently Hawaii, as well as around New Zealand."

Proposal: " My friends and myself included were convinced that I was going to know when Marc was about to propose since we’d been together so long, we all expected that I was pick up on any subtle hints or clues. BUT one Tuesday (October 18th 2016) it happened! The day before Marc gave me a cute letter describing that he loved me and wanted a future together, but he did romantic things like that occasionally so I didn’t expect a thing. Then on the Tuesday when he got home after having our usual chat on the couch he said he had another letter… He gave this to me and there were no words apart from “this way up” and then cut out holes. I asked if this went with letter no.1 and he said yes and I fetched that (still none the wiser – expecting that he had planned a trip or something). I brought the letters back and then laid the cut out one on top of no1 and it said “Will you marry me”. Then when I moved the letter away from my face Marc was there down on one knee! Marc truly did surprise me because I couldn’t speak for minutes!". Such a great and romantic story!

It was amazing time on the beach just before the sunset, enjoy this video highlights from our engagement-couples photo shoot on Bethells Beach and highlights of couple's final gallery:

Pre-wedding engagement beach photo shoot {Auckland weddings photographers}

Im really excited about upcoming Ilinke & Shaun's wedding, especially after couple's pre-wedding engagement photo shoot on one of the North Shore Auckland beach.

Ilinke's mum hand made a flower crown for this session, its looks so gorgeous! Amazing work!

Couple story: "We met through friends but what followed was an instant connection based on mutual respect, wanting the same things out of life and lots of laughter. We love watching movies and cooking together but mostly love experiencing life together by going on little adventures where we get to see new areas like waterfalls or little coffee shops etc"

It was amazing time together on the beach walking around and breath in all the atmosphere and get some romantic and playfulness moments captured.

Enjoy this video and photo gallery!

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Intimate engagement - couples photo shoot {Auckland wedding photographer} Tania and Vincent

We met with Tania & Vincent just before the sunset on Sunday evening in Parnell Rose Garden for their couples - engagement photo shoot. Lucky couple won our Giveaway with Auckland weddings. Im so excited about their upcoming wedding, congratulations and happy future together!

As photographer I love to capture special for couple moments in natural and artistic style. We had such amazing time together, pictures turned so beautiful, emotional and romantic with some intimate feeling what I really like.

Enjoy this video slideshow | gallery.

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Karangahake George engagement | couples photo shoot {Auckland-Waikato wedding photographer} Madeline & Barry

What a great time in Karangahake George {Waikato, New Zealand} we had with amazing couple - Madeline & Barry on their engagement photo shoot. Im as photographer never seen such a stunning location with plenty of photo opportunities! River, stones, mountains, concrete constructions {one of them even look like Jungle Book!}, mines, tunnels, wiggly bridges and much more. We been lost there forever enjoying walking on the tracks and talking, discussed couple's upcoming wedding in Leigh {up way from Auckland}, coming up really soon, just in few months time and had a great time together!

Congratulations on your engagement! Look forward to your wedding!

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Waikato wedding photographer - engagement photo shoot - Karangahake George
New Zealand wedding photographer - couples photo shoot - Karangahake George
Auckland wedding photographer - engagement session Karangahake George
NZ wedding photographer - engagement session - Karangahake George

Kumeu farm engagement session {Auckland NZ wedding-couples photographer} Hana and Aidan

Beautiful engagement session and great time with Hana & Aidan on their farm in Kumeu, Auckland NZ (there was just enough time before pure rain started, so much positive emotions though!).

Hana telling a story of their relationship: 

We met on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. I needed a date for my Uncle's wedding on Waiheke island and Aidan put his hand up to take me. 3 years on and we've gotten engaged :)

Excited about their wedding up north in Russell, not long to go now! Im so excited to be their wedding photographer and appreciate couple share with me so special moments!

Enjoy this video with best photographs from photo shoot and special gallery!

Kumeu farm engagement session {Auckland NZ wedding-couples photographer} kiss
Kumeu farm engagement session {Auckland NZ wedding-couples photographer} BW

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Hamilton Gardens engagement photo shoot {New Zealand wedding - couple photographer} Megan and Chris

We had amazing time in Hamilton Gardens {New Zealand} with Megan & Chris, such a beautiful and romantic couple. Im really excited about their upcoming wedding in Gisborne next year, such a honour to be their wedding photographer, especially after knowing this couple and spent with them more time! This engagement photo shoot definitely helps us better know each other, understand how we are roll and feel more relaxed on the wedding day and get more natural photographs. I love to spend more time with my awesome wedding clients!

This couple have amazing story as they met each in High School and over 10 years together! What a long happy time! Their love became even stronger.

We met at Saturday evening in Hamilton Gardens {its been close to rainy weather but luckily we managed to finish our session just before pure rain starts. There was some spacial atmosphere. Love is all  around!

Enjoy this video and gallery!

intimate bride and groom moment - Hamilton Gardens {New Zealand wedding - engagement photographer}
BW romantic couple intimate moment {New Zealand engagement-wedding photographer}

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How He Asked by The Knot - engagement photos publication {Auckland wedding photographer}

Its a great news to find out that our engagement photos from Ellise & Wasim's session on Muriwai Beach been featured in How He Asked by The Knot. Its a great pleasure to see this publication with beautiful couples story about their first meeting, proposal and relationship.

Its a big honour when such a big publisher decided to accept your engagement or wedding submission, such a great honour for every photographer. 

Im actually working on Ellise & Wasim wedding gallery {their wedding happened just couple of weeks ago in Markovina Vineyard Estate, Auckland, it was amazing day with special atmosphere and bride + groom loos so stunning! Stay tuned, pictured coming soon in our Blog. :)

Enjoy this publication and let me know if you have any questions!