How to book your first wedding - Click Magazine {Education for photographers | Auckland weddings photographer}

Im so excited to share with you my new article "9 Smart Ways to Book your First Wedding as a photographer" published in Click Magazine. It such a great feeling to make an input in education for photographers and share everything I know, my heart and soul with not only Auckland weddings photographers, but all over the world.

Enjoy these photography tips and inspiration and let me know if you have any questions!

I also have such amazing news - my big educational project that I've been working on almost one year!!! goes live - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" at Click Photo School. Check it out if you want to improve your photography, find your sweet spot! I poured all my knowledge, my heart and my soul in it!

How to book your first wedding {Auckland wedding photographer}

Quick key moments {find more tips in the Click Magazine Blog}:

1. Build a wedding photography portfolio.

2. Network with other photographers to find opportunities.

How to book your first wedding {Auckland wedding photographer}

3. Give away an engagement session to get your name out there.

4. Do a styled shoot to build your portfolio and your network.

How to book your first wedding {Auckland wedding photographer}

5. Use social media to strategically reach clients.

6. Blog often to help clients find you through SEO.

How to book your first wedding {Auckland wedding photographer}

7. Be willing to pay for advertising to reach your target market.

8. Gain exposure by submitting images for publication.

9. "My best advice to help you book your first wedding is not to put all your effort into any one channel. Use all types of promotions and keep them going. Consistency is key. As soon as you take a break from your social media, blogging and promotional efforts, you will see a drop in your bookings. Keep working until you book your first wedding and beyond! Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy all those beautiful wedding days."

Hope it helps!

How to book your first wedding {Auckland wedding photographer}

Best of 2017 | 2018 {Auckland wedding photographers}

Its time to reflect and look back at our amazing season when winter is a half way through and say Thank you to our awesome couples for constant love and support, we treasure every moment with you and so glad you choose us to capture so special for you moments.

Enjoy this Best of 2017 | 2018 {from yours L & L - Auckland wedding photographers}. We cant even count amount of epic weddings and engagement photo shoots, publications in prestigious magazines and awards. We been included in many top lists of best wedding photographers worldwide, such a big honour and such a pleasure to make all dreams come true. Thank you our awesome couples for this experience, it is impossible without you!

Can't wait and see what 2018 | 2019 season will bring {we booked up for most popular dates, but there still some chance your date is still available, don't hesitate to contact us}.

It was amazing year and we also have such amazing news - our big educational project that we worked on during one year!!! goes live - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" BY OLGA LEVIEN with Click Photo School. Check it out if you want to improve your photography, find your sweet spot!

This photo gallery even can't fit all our fantastic engagement and wedding photo shoots!

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20 Top Wedding Photographers by Hongkiat: TOP 12 Wedding Photographer Society 2017; 100 Photographers to Watch in 2018 by Click & Company; Rangefinder Contest Winner, TOP 100 photographers Shoot & Share contest wedding couple category; NZIPP Iris Awards {9 awards}, Top 60 Elopement Blogs; Lemonade & Lenses International Contest Winner, Editor's Choice 2016-2018


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}.

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The Travelling Dress Collective {New Zealand pre-wedding photographer}

I'm so excited to share with you a new publication of our amazing The Travelling Dress Collective project - where nine photographers from Australia and New Zealand come together to photograph just one dress with their unique Voice and Style.

It was such fantastic experience and so talented group of artists. Can't believe how this turned out. This dress was so gorgeous - made by Purity Lace Design. It's so amazing to see how different artists found something unique with their approach. You can look up their gorgeous work following the links: Camilla FrenchFrancisca JorgensenDanielle DobsonPeta HoodHelen WhittleKristle RicciMelissa BrownJulie Guertin and me, Olga Levien.

Have a read all stories in The Travelling Dress Collective project Blog and have a look at more photos in our recent engagement publication. Tina & Tony made their way from Australia to have a pre-wedding photo shoot in New Zealand. It was a great pleasure to capture so special for couple moments. Tina, this breathtaking dress and wild secluded Karekare beach {Auckland , New Zealand}  - all come together to create some magic! Love every single moment of our session!

Lookslikefilm feature {daily update | best photos - wedding photographer in Auckland}

Im so excited to share with you amazing news: Lookslikefilm just published a feature - daily update with best photos. Such a great honour for me, wedding photographer in Auckland NZ to be alongside with such talented photographers from all around the world.

Check out these top photos of the day and find my one with amazing Celeste & Leo {they had such an awesome wedding in stunning venue - Kauri Bay Boomrock}. Cant wait to move through their final wedding gallery and share it with you!

Enjoy this Lookslikefilm Choo-Choo publication with best photos | daily update and contact me with any questions!

{Another news - Im finishing working on my Breakout | Workshop | Ebook with Click Photo School {yay!!!} that go live next month!!! Cant wait to share everything I know in PDF, shooting and editing videos! Its a perfect resource if you want to improve your photography, find out more about your voice and style and get on track with inspiration - online education for photographers!}

Together Journal - Mary and Philipp elopement {Auckland wedding photographer}

I'm so excited to announce: Together Journal just published Mary & Philipp elopement in Auckland {couple from Germany contacted me to be their wedding photographer}. It was a surprised ceremony on the Karekare Beach as groom thought it going to be a couples photo shoot! You cant even imagine how happy and relieved newly weds felt right after the ceremony. You can feel the harmony in their photographs. 

Enjoy this real wedding publication in Together Journal and have a look at New Zealand elopement photos in our Blog.

So gorgeous and crazy in love couple! Happy future together!

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LooksLikeFilm Feature - Daily Update {New Zealand wedding photographers}

LooksLikeFilm is amazing platform of photographers from all around the world including New Zealand, who are supporting each other. It such a pleasure to be featured on their Daily update with best photographs in different photography genres. It is a great honour to be in the row with such talented photographers, have a look at their amazing imaginary! It is a fun feeling, and great to see your work noticed, so great to see this daily inspiration from all other artists!

Enjoy this publication with my image from Port Hills, Christchurch with beautiful people - Jen & Scott!

LooksLikeFilm feature - Daily Update {New Zealand wedding photographers}

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Matakana Weddings in Sweetened and Romantic {Published wedding photographers in Auckland - New Zealand}

So excited to share with you amazing news: one of our Matakana Weddings with Alexandra & James just been published in Sweetened and Romantic, so honour for us, their wedding photographers from Auckland, New Zealand be featured internationally. This is always a great pleasure to see our natural, romantic and real photographs go live around the world.

This wedding in St Andrews Church and Stables {Matakana} was truly amazing with such a beautiful and emotional, warm and cosy atmosphere. Alexandra & James celebrated their special day with close friends and families in such a stunning surroundings.

Enjoy this international blog publication and see more highlights in couple's gallery.

Alexandra & James with bridal party - Big Omaha Wharf 

Alexandra & James with bridal party - Big Omaha Wharf 

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Brides Dress - Trish Peng
Brides Shoes - ALEXANDER WANG
Brides Earrings - Custom made by K. Amani Fine Jeweller 
Grooms Suit - Working Style
Bride and Groom Rings - Partridge Jewellers Cufflinks - Tiffany & Co.
Bridesmaid Dresses - Miss Crabb
Groomsmen Suits - Hallenstein Brothersi
Flowers - Flowers w/ Flare
Makeup - Shona Stevenson Makeup Artistry
Hair - Hair by Hannah
Celebrant - Jannette Marie Brown - Marriage Celebrant
Cake - Amy's Secret Kitchen 
Flower Wall - @Wallflower
Band - @Matt Stone and Coachella
MC - Simon Harris
Videographer - Rohan JBK
Wedding Coordinator - Karma Roberts

and wedding photographers in Auckland, New Zealand and beyond - L & L - Levien & Lens Photography, Olga & Matt

Love and Lavender publication: Vineyard Wedding in Auckland {New Zealand weddings photographer} Markovina

Excited to share with you great news: Trelise & Alan's wedding in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Auckland} just been published in Love & Lavender, such a beautiful weddings blog. It's such a pleasure to see our photos in this prestigious international publication.

Bring back memories! Such a beautiful day in West Auckland with the couple and their close friends and family. Have a look at this feature - publication in Love and Lavender {love this name, by the way, so gorgeous!} and more wedding details on our Blog!

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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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How He Asked by The Knot - Engagement Session: Silvia & Chris {Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographer}

SO excited to share with you: out beautiful engagement session | pre-wedding photo shoot with Silvia & Chris just been published in How He Asked by The Knot. So great honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer to see our photos go live around the world, not only in New Zealand. Bring back amazing memories!

Can't wait to move through couples entire wedding gallery. We had a fantastic wedding in Markovina just a few weeks ago; it was such incredible time with warm and cosy wedding atmosphere and beautiful people around! You can find a sneak peek on my Facebook page and Instagram. More images are coming soon on our Blog! Watch this space!

Enjoy this publication and see more images on our past Blog post!

Piha - West Coast Beach engagement session published in How He Asked by the Knot {Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographer}
How He Asked by The Knot - Engagement Session: Silvia & Chris {Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographer}

Equally Wed: New Zealand Same-Sex Wedding {Auckland weddings photographer}

So amazing to see Victoria & Bree's New Zealand wedding published in Equally Wed - same-sex marriage international publications. Their wedding was so beautiful and romantic in Auckland Hotel DeBrett, registry office and Auckland Domain. A couple comes over from Australia to New Zealand to get married officially. It's the most exciting event and so unique, I appreciate newlyweds shared with me, their wedding photographer, such unique moments!

Enjoy this gorgeous publication and highlights published on our Blog from couple wedding day.

Contemporary Weddings Magazine - Romantic Beach Destination Wedding in New Zealand {Auckland - Northland elopement photographers}

Excited to share with you fantastic news - Leanne & Tim's wedding in Mahinepua beach house {Northland} just been published in Contemporary Weddings Magazine "Romantic Destination Wedding in New Zealand". Their wedding was so beautiful and unique.

Such a pleasure for us, Auckland wedding photographers, to see these photos go live around the world in prestigious international publication.

Enjoy this featured article with couple's gallery highlights. Have a look at more images from their wedding day on our Blog.

Tim & Leanne

Tim & Leanne

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Rangefinder Contest Winner {Auckland - New Zealand lifestyle wedding-family photographer}

I have amazing news: my personal project photo just won a Rangefinder Contest - first place in Children category!

You might know already I not only a wedding photographer, but also mum of two active little ones and often enjoying take a family photos. It is truly rewarding experience and allow me to remember different moments of my kids life and practice in photography, allow to show my Voice and artistic vision. Its a great honour to get amazing recognition from photographers not only in Auckland, New Zealand but all over the word!

So thrilled to be in the row with such a talented photographers and been publish in such prestigious publication as Rangefinder {New York, USA}.

I appreciate this attention to my work and recognition! Thank you so much for all kind words!

Another amazing news, this photo just been published in Click Magazine as well {check their latest issue!}. Can't be more pleased with this! My advice to all photographers - Don't be afraid to put your work out there, it eventually paid off !

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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Fiona & Silas New Zealand Wedding in Tawharanui Lodge published in Style Verify {Matakana-Auckland documentary wedding photographers}

So excited to share with you a recent publication Fiona & Silas wedding in Tawranui Lodge {Matakana - Auckland, New Zealand} that been published in prestigious international Blog "Style Verify". We had an honour to be wedding photographers on this beautiful and emotional wedding, captured so unique for couple moments. Need to mention, we had amazing time with couple also on their pre-wedding photo shoot on Muriwai Beach, that engagement session was unforgettable! 

Enjoy highlights of this real wedding in our Blog and have a look at Style Verify publication!

Contact us with any questions about destination weddings in Auckland, New Zealand and overseas!

Rustic Wedding Chic - New Zealand DIY Farm Wedding - publication {Auckland weddings photographers}

Excited to share with you a recent publication of Kathleen & Steven's wedding in Gisborne {New Zealand}, where we, as their photographers, travel all way from Auckland to this gorgeous DIY farm destination wedding, one of the best weddings ever with freedom vibe and cosy atmosphere!

So great to see our photos again, go live around the world in prestigious international publications like this one from Rustic Wedding Chic.

Enjoy this publication and more photos in the gallery on our Blog!

Kathleen & Steve

Kathleen & Steve

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.

Stay on track and let us know if you have any questions!

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Women Getting Married - Rainy and Rustic New Zealand Vineyard Wedding - Markovina {Auckland weddings photographers} Publication

Excited to share with you a publication from international wedding Blog - Women Getting Married "A Rainy and Rustic New Zealand Vineyard Wedding" with Ellise & Wasim in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Auckland, NZ}. Its such a big honour for us, Auckland weddings photographers to get featured in such prestigious publisher and a great pleasure to see photos from this amazing event go live around the world. 

Ellise & Wasim wedding was just so beautiful and emotional, and even rain can't be a constrain on their special celebration day.

Have a look at publication and more photographs in our Blog {need to mentioned the wedding took place around one year ago, so Happy Anniversary to this beautiful couple!}

Women Getting Married - Rainy and Rustic New Zealand Vineyard Wedding - Markovina {Auckland weddings photographers} publication

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Olga Levien in Wedding photography: 20 Top Photographers {New Zealand weddings photographer}

Its such an exciting news and great honor to find mine name in the row of 20 Top wedding photographers around the world. I'm, Olga Levien, a New Zealand based wedding photographer with experience of capturing beautiful and emotional meaningful moments on weddings all around NZ: Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Northland including a South Island: Queenstown, Wanaka, etc.

I never thought my romantic and real photographs get noticed and mentioned in such a prestigious publisher and get viral around the world. 

Congratulations to all international wedding photographers from overseas and local Rambo Estrada who been included in this list! Thank you for choosing me and showcase my work, I appreciate it!

Its mean a lot and at the same moment not allow to stop and enjoy the moment, but move forward, progress and create natural, candid, and breathtaking imaginary.

You can find the details in this Article: "Wedding photography: 20 top photographers and their masterpieces"

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