Wedding Photography Giveaway {Auckland weddings-elopement photographers in New Zealand}

I'm so excited to announce a Christmas | New Year Wedding Photography Giveaway from us, L&L, Auckland {New Zealand} international wedding photographers.

We been giving away an engagement session last Christmas and had the fantastic time on Bethells Beach with Katrina & Marc. This year we decided to go further and offer a full day wedding coverage with two photographers in any destination in New Zealand or around the world. We happy to give back to the community and to say "Thank you" for your constant support and love!

We want to celebrate our three years anniversary in business, over 6k followers on Social Media and hundreds of awesome people that we met on our way. Hopefully it only happy beginnings!

If you know anyone getting married in 2018 - 2019 please share this link and tag them on our Facebook and Instagram posts. 

We are so excited to meet new awesome people and read amazing stories, connect with everyone, especially our couple that wins an ULTIMATE Wedding Collection valued at 5k.

Find more details of our Wedding Photography Giveaway following the link and read below!

Let the adventure begin!



LEVIEN & LENS PHOTOGRAPHY is an Auckland wedding photographers, available to travel worldwide | specialising in fine art - documentary wedding-elopement couples photography.





All steps must be completed to qualify!  {just note: you can skip a step if you don't have FB or IG account}


* Please read before submitting entries!

The wedding date is subject of availability.  Wedding must occur before Dec 31st, 2019.  You must NOT have already booked a wedding photographer.  Current booked wedding clients are not eligible for this giveaway.  Complimentary engagement session MUST take place in Auckland, NZ on an agreed upon date.  Winning couple must sign a contract agreeing to terms within 7 days of winning.  Winning couple agrees to pay all travel expenses if the venue is outside of a 170 km from Auckland, NZ.  This includes an accommodation for two nights and transportation for two photographers.  If venue is more than 230 km away from Auckland, NZ airfare MAY be required.  If the winning couple cannot claim their prize, it will be awarded to the next runner-up at the discretion of Levien & Lens Photography {L&L}. 

This Wedding giveaway cannot be sold, traded, transferred, or exchanged for cash or any other item of service.  This giveaway is not in any way affiliated with Facebook or Instagram.




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Bracu - First Presbyterian Church {Auckland wedding photographers} Ilinke and Shaun

Ilinke & Shaun

I been really excited about Ilinke & Shaun's wedding after their special engagement shoot where we spent amazing time on one of the Auckland beaches {Ilinke's mum made a special flower crown for her}. As a wedding photogpraher I love to spend time with couples beforehand to better know each other, feel on ease on the wedding day and get some great shots of course :)! Couple's wedding took place on amazing day in First Presbyterian church with traditional ceremony and following reception in Bracu {Bombay, Auckland, NZ}. There was such amazing atmosphere with great families and friends! 

Ilinke shares couple story: "Shaun and I met through friends. One day he invited me for a walk on the beach and a coffee. To this day this has been our favorite thing to do; it's a peaceful activity that allows us to connect and spend quality time together. ~In high tides or low tides i'll be by your side~" Their proposal was just amazing: "Shaun and I travelled with our family and friends to Wellington. I was getting admitted as a lawyer in the High Court of New Zealand. After my admittance we took a walk down the waterfront as the sun was setting; Shaun proposed at the love-lock bridge. There were bag pipes in the background by coincidence. He had a lock engraved and we threw the key in the sea and locked in our love. We got back to celebrate with friends and family. " Such a great and romantic story!

I love how couple incorporated their special tradition in their wedding day: "Shaun loves playing golf and i love watching golf. Instead of table numbers we have table names of the golf courses I have lived on growing up, Shaun's favorite courses he has played and the courses we wish to travel to together." Such original idea and I can totally relate to this as my husband Matt {second photogpraher} just loves playing golf. :)

Amazing day for amazing and truly loving people!

Happy future together!

Enjoy their beautiful wedding highlights and gallery!

reflection bride in the puddle {Auckland wedding photographers NZ}
bride and groom laughing in Bracu {Auckland wedding photographers}
couple sitting on the bench in Bracu {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom in gazebo {Bracu - Auckland wedding photographer}

Great Creative Team:

Dress- Alma J Bridal Boutique
Suit- Barkers
Flowers - Twig & Twine
Jewelry- Roman & French ( earrings / bracelets) and Michael Hill (rings)
Make up - Lipstick and Co 
Hair - McInnes & Co

Wedding sign - Wild C
and Auckland wedding photographers Levien & Lens Photography {thank you to my husband Matt for assistance}

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Rustic Garden Wedding published in Paper and Lace {New Zealand destination weddings photographer}

Im really excited to share with you amazing news - Elisah & Heremaia's rustic wedding in Liddington Gardens {Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand} just been published on Paper & Lace, one of he biggest NZ publishers and such amazing wedding blog. Its happened right on my birthday and its not accident, amazing editor Jax planned it on purpose.

paper & lace publication {levien & lens photography}

I been so happily surprised to read a birthday wishes right inside the publication. Thank you so much Jax, Paper & Lace, Im really appreciate your kind words, and so happy to be a friend of such amazing company with so much care around! You doing beautiful job with helping brides around New Zealand with their wedding planning and inspiration, Im happy to be featured and be part of it!

You can have a close look at ELisah & Heremaia's wedding day in our Blog and also enjoy brand new publication in Papare & Lace.

Enjoy it!

rustic garden wedding published in Papar and Lace {New Zealand destination weddings photographer}

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rustic garden wedding published Paper and Lace - Aucland - New Zealand weddings destination photogpraher

Liddington Gardens - Kerkeri Northland {NZ destination wedding photographer} Elisah and Heremaia

Such amazing destination wedding in Liddington Gardens {Kerikeri, Northland, NZ} where Elisah & Heremaia celebrated their special day with close friends and family. It was a great pleasure for me as their official photographer captured so special for couple wedding moments. {need to say just day before I shoot wedding in Russel, Bay of Island, it was amazing to shoot weddings in such a beautiful places in Northland}.

There was a lot of laugh, crying moments, some fun, dance and LOVE! 

Elisah shared their love story: "We meet years ago in high school. We were so close in school but unfortunetly went our seperate ways. About 3 years ago we happen to both be back in Kerikeri and decided to meet up and the rest is history...haha!"

Proposal been just amazing: "On my birthday, at the garden where we are getting married, by the man made pond with candles, it was so sweet." Heremaia's 4 years old son was there too and Elisah loves "him to pieces" from her words :)

Couple really looked forward to spend their time with friends and families on the wedding day and it was just amazing, so much positive emotions from bride and groom getting ready, through the ceremony in the gardens, to bridal party and bride and groom session around Liddington Gardens and finally great reception under marquee with a lot of emotional moments, speeches, dancing and bouquet tossing with first dance and guests dancing till night time!

Elisah & Heremaia, Happy future together!

Enjoy this video and gallery!

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Great creative team:

Venue and Wedding planner - Liddington Gardens, Susi Liddington Creative 
Make up - Make up with Dawn (Dawn Matthews)
Hair - Real Hairdressing (Debbie de Ruiter)
Dress - Bridal Brilliance; Suits - Hallensteins
MC - Sam de Wolf; Band - JPG
Catering - Neat Eats
Celebrant - Pete Gentil
Flowers - Paradise Flowers
and New Zealand destination wedding photographers {Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty etc.} - Levien & Lens Photography {thanks to my husband Matt for assistance, you done a great job!}

Special thanks to Susi Liddington who planned, organised, decorated this amazing wedding in her beautiful gardens, as dream come true!

Elisah & Heremaia

Elisah & Heremaia

wedding dress - details {NZ wedding photographer}
wedding dress {Northland weddings photographer}
bridesmaid getting ready {New Zealand wedding photographer}
bride near pink flowers - portrait {New Zealand - Auckland wedding photographer}
bridal portraiture {New Zealand wedding photographer}
bride on swing {bridal portraiture - Auckland wedding photographer} Liddington gardens}
bride and groom near rustic doors {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom kiss in vineyard {Auckland wedding photographer} Liddington gardens

Queenstown wedding photography workshop - Two Mann {Destination weddings photographer}

If you been wonder why its been so quiet lately in my Blog and Social Media, the answer is simple - I been away on destination wedding photography workshop in Queenstown {NZ} by best weddings photographers in the world - Two Mann studio. It was amazing time in a great company (with small group of top wedding photographers from New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada}. Im not will tell you all names, but some of them Im sure you know as James Day, Isaac from Perspectives, Zahn from Perry Trotter photography etc.

Its amazing how important for us to learn, progress and study, this process never stops! Its been  full on time with learning some tips and tricks about capturing the perfect emotional moments on the wedding day {thats what we aim for}. Im so excited to put in practice all this knowledge, look forward to my next wedding on the weekend!

{Other highlight from the travel - my husband who my second shooter as well arrived to Queenstown just for 24 hours to celebrate our 5 years anniversary and fly with me over to Milford Sound and back. It was a shaky flight, but it was worth it all with beautiful views on snowy Southern Alps and sea line, such a great landscapes. What a great memories!}

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The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russell wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer} Hana and Aidan

Its been amazing weekend Up North in Paihia - Russell {Northland, New Zealand} with shooting beautiful destination classical wedding in The Duke of Marlborough Hotel and Pampallier Mission Gardens where Hana & Aidan celebrated their special day with close friends and family who come all the way up from other places around NZ to have enjoyable and peaceful weekend with so much positive emotions! Everything been just in walking distance on the Strand, really handy.

We started with groom getting ready photos, reception entails, bride getting ready, follow through the ceremony, family formals in the gardens and bride and groom session around the gardens and on the Long beach at Oneroa Bay, such a beautiful, romantic and special atmosphere, full of love and tender moments!

Couple story start at the blind date 4 years ago with proposal made on surprised holiday in Queenstown, Aidan proposed at the edge of the Milford Sound!

Great Creative team:

Grooms suit - Barkers; Groomsmen suits - Hallensteins
Wedding gown- Secret Lace Bridal; Bridesmaid dresses- Made by Julie Smith; Wedding bands and engagement ring- John Franich Jewellers
Hair- Laurel Stratford Wedding Hair Stylist
Make Up - W.I.X Makeup; Flowers - Donna Nicholas

Celebrant - Ida Birch MC - Andrew Brees

Videographers - MATA Films {check out their amazing videography - highlights from the full wedding day coverage}

and New Zealand destination wedding photographer {Hamilton based} - Levien & Lens Photography

Enjoy this video and gallery:

Russell wedding photography {New Zealand destination weddings photographer}
flowers- The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bride getting ready - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bride portrait - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bride portrait - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
Pompallier Mission Garden ceremony - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
view from Pompallier Mission Garden ceremony - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bride with grandmother - Pompallier Mission Garden
bride with flowers - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bridal portraiture - bride under veil - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer}
bridal portraiture - bride under veil - The Duke of Marlborough Hotel - Russel wedding {Northland-New Zealand weddings photographer} beach

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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New international publication in German magazine Hochzeitsplaza {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Im so thrilled to receive news about new publication of Juliette and John's wedding in German magazine - Hochzeitsplaza. Its really exciting to see thIS beautiful gallery published in overseas publication. Its a first time when I see my wedding story right up in German language, really interesting experience {lucky we have Google translate :) }.

Im appreciate Juliette and John shared with me so special for them moments. This wedding in Castaways resort was unforgettable, full of romantic and fun atmosphere. I enjoyed every single moment and been amazed by our results - so stunning and emotional photographs!

Double pleasure one of our pictures won an NZIPP Iris Awards in Wedding Classic category! Its so special.

Enjoy this publication - "Juliette und John's idyllische Hochzeit in Neuseelandand" and contact me with any questions!