Orakei Bay - Kings Garden Cafe {Auckland wedding photographers}

This was one of amazing event in Orakei Bay venue and Kings Garden Cafe {Auckland} where Danielle & Hugh get married surrounded by close friends and family. It was a honour for me, their wedding photographer, to document such a special moments on this day where even rain cant stop on the way of this celebration. We spent the couples photo shoot at Hobson Bay walkway between the ceremony and reception at cafe.

Couple shared their story: “He proposed on a Samoa trip. We were snorkelling out in the deep and he hid the ring underwater on a piece of coral... I thought I had found someone elses beautiful diamond ring by chance, I turned around and he was on one knee ! ROMANTIC” Such incredible story!

Great Creative Team:

Dress: Bariano Suit: Cerruti Flowers: Roses Mt Eden Makeup and Hair: Rouge & Scout Celebrant: Cora-Allan Wickliffe and Auckland wedding photographers - Olga at L & L, Levien & Lens photography.


Markovina Vineyard Estate {West Auckland wedding photographer}

It was an amazing day in Markovina Vineyard Estate {West Auckland} where Nicole & Juan celebrated their special day, it was a honour to be their wedding photographer. This lucky couple was a winners of my Wedding Photography Giveaway, and it was a pleasure to document their full day. Need to mention from the first meeting we became friends and i was so thrilled couple shared these warm and cosy atmosphere, love and positive moments with me.

Great Creative Team:

Dress: Kellylin Couture Suits: Hallensteins Flowers: Bloomin Krazy Make Up: Kate Manihera Celebrant: Joe Shave Mariachi: Mariachi New Zealand

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L - Levien & Lens photography


Hedges Estate {Auckland wedding photographers}

Some venues just have an amazing atmosphere, one of them is Hedges Estate {Auckland, Waiuku} where Kathryn & Michael celebrated their wedding surrounded by close friends and family. Its been amazing day full of love, light and laughter! So great we had an opportunity as their photographers to capture these special moments, including couple’s pre-weding | engagement photo shoot in West Auckland that was just magical!

Couple shared their story: “Not a particularly exciting story but met through friends and have been together 8 years by the time of the wedding . He proposed on a beautiful picnic at Anchor Bay on Christmas eve 2016”.

Great Creative Team:

Dress - White April design, purchased at Jessica Bridal Suit - Rod & Gun Flowers - ZImzee Make up - Christina Dellar, Freckles and Blush Hair - Amelia Mowat, Botique Bride Celebrant - Caroline Burgess (sister of groom) MC - Mark Hobbs and Auckland wedding photographers - Olga & Matt L & L - Levien & Lens photography

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Gracehill Vineyard Estate {Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you highlights of Amy & Michael’s wedding at Gracehill Vineyard Estate, such a stunning venue in Auckland, paradise for all wedding photographers with everything on one site {beautiful old style building, gazebo, vineyards, pond, trees and much more}.

Couple shared their love story: “We met during uni - both studied engineering and met through common friends would have been together for 7 years in 2019”, proposal: “We went to Sydney in Aug 2018. I knew he would propose during this trip. Michael suggested to go for a walk in the botanic garden before dinner but I was too lazy. So instead of proposing in the botanic garden at sunset, he just did it in front of the restaurant outside of Opera house. He wanted the moment to be intimate not in front of everyone in the restaurant. “

Creative Team:

suit: barkers flowers: Wildly Madly Deeply shoes: Ziera Shoes Jewelry: Naveya & Sloane (engagement ring). Tiffany & Co (wedding bands), Swarovski (necklace, earrings, and bangle) Makeup: Ellie Choi Hair: Yujin Lee celebrant: Valeria Antipenko coordinator: William Adair MC: none DJ: Mixit DJ

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}

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Rotorua Government Gardens - Blue Baths {Auckland wedding photographer}

Jo & Regan get married in Rotorua {NZ} Government Gardens - Blue Baths at the Gazebo, such a beautiful location. It was a honour for me to drive from Auckland to be their wedding photographer and capture so many wonderful moments, full of love and laugher!

I met couple before for their engagement session in Auckland Botanic Gardens, so meeting them again on the wedding day was like seeing an old friends! Day went just magical, and so perfect! Dancing took a special part of the day, guests been dancing away right after 7 pm {i never saw such incredible movement with so many people dancing together Macarena, Bruno Mars and so many other songs including a Baby Shark} :)

Couple shared their love story: “We met online (find someone) in June 2014. Our first date was at the Hamilton Lake, Regan bought us coffee and we sat and talked for hours. It was perfect.” Proposal: “At the top of a turret at Warwick Castle, England. He had incorporated our close friend to take photos. It was amazing.” So beautiful memories!

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Astra Bridal Bridesmaids dresses - mix bridal Suits - Hallensteins Flowers - Flaxation Bridesmaid necklaces - stone arrow Make up - Haley Mana Hair - Mel Freeman Hair and Styling Celebrant - Pastor John Ferris MC - Uwe Mana DJ - Pulse DJ’s

and New Zealand wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}

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Waterlily Gardens - Waihi {Auckland based wedding photographer}

Amazing time at Waterlily Gardens in Waihi where Nina & Carl celebrated their special day with close friends and family. Im as an Auckland based wedding photographer been happy to travel to this gorgeous place with everything in one site {getting ready cottage, beautiful gardens, ponds, stream and a wedding venue with great atmosphere}.

Even rainy day can’t stand on the way of this beautiful celebration with emotional first look on the grounds, short trip to waterfall and relaxed time at ceremony and reception on site.

Couple shared their love story: “Me and Carl met 5 years ago at Uni. Then after a few months of dating things became official when we went for a weekend away in Waihi. It’s been a fun 5 (nearly 6) years together, from our graduations, to moving to Korea for a year and travelling together, to moving to Taupo for a couple of years and now ending up back in Hamilton to further our careers and be closer to family. What I love about Carl is life is always an adventure, he makes me laugh everyday and remember what is truely important in life <3 “.

The proposal happened “Spontaneously , I had planned to do it at a later date, but I had the ring with me over summer. We had just spent the week celebrating Christmas with our families and were at the beach in Waihi relaxing. I had never felt more in love with Nina and felt that the moment was right so we went to the beach and as we were walking along I got down on one knee and proposed. We went for a picnic and celebrated in our favourite spot on top of Bowentown hill overlooking Waihi beach and Anzac bay. Waihi is special to us as it where we spend our summers and it is also where we first officially got together nearly 5 years earlier.”

Enjoy highlights of this special wedding:


Great Creative Team:

Wedding planner - Rachael Pride dress - Brand: Made With Love, Style: Ella flowers - Kayla Schuler makeup - Ririmakeup (Rhi Kaipo) hair - Serena Ross celebrant - Megan McCurley coordinator - Rachael Pride & Jess & Bernie MC - Jess and Bernie Band - the strange arrangement

and Auckland wedding photographers - L & L {Levien & Lens photography}, by Olga Levien


Markovina Vineyard Estate: Chrissy and Craig {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so honoured to capture this beautiful couple’s moments in Markovina Vineyard Estate, where Chrissy and Craig celebrated their special moments with friends and family {in Auckland, New Zealand}. I’m so glad to be their wedding photographer and document such beautiful, emotional, and real moments.

Couple shared their romantic story: “We met at work in the Police and were on the same frontline section together. We got along so well and our friendship turned into something more approximately 6 months later and have been together ever since. By the time we get married it will be just over 7 years of being together, we built our first house together and have so much love for our two pets, Nala (dog) and Leo (cat).”

How did he propose? “We planned a trip away to Queenstown for our 6 year anniversary and Craig told me he was going to organise our anniversary dinner. We stayed in an amazing private hotel over looking the lake and on the morning of our anniversary we got up and went skiing for the day which was so much fun. When we returned to our hotel I got dressed (as told to by Craig-without knowing what we were doing) and we walked down to Botswana Butchery where Craig had arranged for a private dinner in one of their private rooms. After our delicious dinner we walked back to the hotel and a car was waiting for us. We got into the car and were driven to Onsen Hot Pools (which are private hotpools overlooking the Shotover River). Shortly after I was told our pool was ready and that we would catch up with Craig on our way to the pool however we didn't see him so the lady said she would direct him to where I was afterwards. I was lead to our room where I opened the door and saw Craig staying there, he had gotten changed into his full suit with tie and jacket. There was a deck surrounding the pool and on one side of the deck were 6 photo frames with photos of memorable moments in our relationship (buying our first house, overseas holidays, our cat and our dog) to the other side were letters standing up saying Marry Me with red roses and some bubbles underneath. He said a little speech and got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Craig had designed the engagement ring himself and it was exactly what I wanted. Everything about he proposal was prefect in every way.” This is such an amazing story!

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Alma J Bridal

Grooms suit - Rembrandt

Groomsmen suits - Hallenstins

Flowers and table set up - Susan Rogers Florist

Makeup and hair - Charlie Mclean

Celebrant - Carlie Blanchett Burton

MC - Brides brother

DJ - Beatworks Aron Hall

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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


West Auckland - Cassels: Kim and Nathaniel {New Zealand wedding photographers}

We spent amazing time in West Auckland at Cassels where Kim & Nathaniel celebrated their special day with their friends and family. We as New Zealand wedding photographers been so excited to capture candid, natural and emotional moments, with a documentary approach.

Matt, my associate photographer, together with Melissa did a fantastic job with photographing this beautiful wedding in such challenging rainy conditions, but even rain can't stand on the way of warm and cosy celebration in Cassels with a photo shoot at Bethells Beach.

The couple shared their love story: "We've been together 4 and a half years, we met online although we've since come across many times our paths must've crossed before we met. We work together in our own business so spend most of our time together - we're a real team". The proposal was: "On the shores of Lake Wakatipu (Queenstown) - I knew it was coming, but he managed to catch me off guard with when he did it".

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Churchwood Bridal 
Bridesmaids - KILT
Suits - Barkers
Mens shoes - Rodd & Gunn
Make Up/Hair - Lipstick and Co
Flowers - Pineapple Sage
Celebrant - Ursula Rajkumar
Photographers - Matt at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based photographer, and thank you Melissa for great work!

Enjoy this video slideshow and photo gallery highlights!

Landsendt Tropical Garden: Emma and Sean {Wedding photographer in Auckland}

Excited to share with you highlights of wedding gallery in such amazing location as Landsendt Tropical Garden {West Auckland, New Zealand} where Emma & Sean celebrated their special day with their closed friends in the warm and cosy atmosphere. Even rain can't stand in the way of such emotional event! It was an honour for me as their wedding photographer to capture all crucial natural and documentary moments with the artistic and creative vibe!

The couple met each other five years ago through the mutual friends and kept a long distance relationship. The proposal was made over the phone {first time hear such fantastic story!}. The couple relationship is exceptional, it's incredible to know what they said about each other: "Shahab is straightforward funny with the most innocent eyes in the world. She is so pretty and has a big heart."

Enjoy video slideshow and photos in the gallery:

Landsendt tropical garden - bridal portraiture {Auckland wedding photographers}
wedding reception details - pink and gold {Auckland weddings photographers}
Landsendt Tropical Garden {Auckland wedding photographer}
Landsendt Tropical garden wedding {Auckland wedding photographer
cake cutting ceremony {Auckland wedding photographer}
bride and groom dance - black and white photo {Auckland wedding photographers}

Great Creative Team:

Wedding Planner - Anya at Weddings by AH
Dress - Pronovias
Hair - Hair by Hannah
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland based wedding photographer

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Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Bianca & Matt, such a gorgeous couple, who made their way from Australia to have an intimate wedding | elopement in Auckland city. They have been surrounded by parents and me, of course, New Zealand weddings photographer :). It is a pleasure for me to capture a small wedding coverage with such beautiful people.

Our day started from champaign at SkyCity Hotel, walking on Auckland streets to the registry office and small scroll to the Auckland Domain after the ceremony.

It was such a beautiful event full of love, cry and emotional moments.

Couple shared their love story: " We met in 2007 when Matt's family moved in next door to mine, in the little town of King Creek, NSW. In 2010 we started dating (I was still in high school) and have been together ever since. In 2014 we moved to Newcastle where I commenced, and have just completed, a Bachelor of Biological Science. Matt's a total country guy at heart. He grew up on a farm before his family moved to town and he knew how to pull cars apart before I could properly tie my shoes." The proposal: "Matt took me up to Pappinbarra to show me the farm he grew up on. We were having a picnic on the tray of his giant ute, overlooking the vast, mountainous greenery when he popped the question."

Great Creative Team:

Dress - Review (Australia) Shoes - Sandler (Australia) Suit - Peter Jackson (Australia) Boots - RM Williams (Australia) Rings - Irvines Jewellers (Kempsey, Australia) Hair & makeup - Lisa Marinkovich Flowers - Floral Stylist Co. Cake - Bluebells Cakery and Levien & Lens photography - Auckland based NZ wedding photographers.

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and a photo gallery:

Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}
Auckland City + Domain elopement: Bianca and Matt {New Zealand wedding photographer}

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!

Trelise and Alan: West Auckland - Markovina {Kumeu} wedding {New Zealand wedding photographers}

Excited to share with you a beautiful and emotional wedding: Trelise & Alan get married in Markovina Vineyard Estate {Kumeu, West Auckland - New Zealand} surrounded by close friends and families. It was such fantastic time and a great honour for us, their wedding photographers to capture all candid and raw moments.

The best thing we met on their engagement photo shoot on Piha Beach one year earlier and one of our photos even won an Iris Awards NZIPP. It was just fantastic!

The couple shared their love story and proposal: Alan proposed on our 1 year anniversary in Santorini, Greece in June 2016. We had woken up early to watch the sunrise, so the paths were empty except for us. It was beautifully quiet, a lovely warm temperature, and just such a beautiful moment. We were at a view point on the island, looking out towards all the white houses and blue roofs, with the sun rising behind them, and we had a blue domed house right next to us (which we now refer to as "Our Dome"). Alan got down on one knee, on a cobbled path, and had to wait a few moments for an answer from me as I thought I was still asleep and dreaming!! A beautiful stray dog was the only witness to our special moment. We then had a champagne breakfast at our Cave, and spent the rest of the day out on a catamaran exploring Santorini and swimming in the bluest of blue oceans." That's how couple described each other: "Alan re Trelise - caring, stubborn, beautiful, passionate, honest Trelise re Alan - loving, carefree, handsome, calm, loyal".

This wedding was a day of their lives!

Enjoy this video slideshow and highlights in the gallery and contact us with any questions!

bride getting ready {West Auckland New Zealand wedding photographer}
mother of bride wiping tears from brides face at getting ready - Auckland top wedding photographers
bride and groom laughing at reception speeches {West Auckland Kumeu Markovina wedding photographers}
bride and groom cake cutting at reception - Markovina {West Auckland best wedding photographers}

Amazing Creative Team:

Dress - made by brides mum - Maryanne
Suits - Hallenstein Brothers
Shoes - Grooms - Barkers, Brides - own
Jewellery - Naveya & Sloane Jewellery 
Makeup & Hair - Lipstick and Co
Celebrant - Kimberly Sanders, Lucky in Love Marriage Celebrant

and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers 

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Best of 2017 | New Zealand Wedding photography {Auckland weddings-elopement photographers} Happy New Year

Its hard to believe one year pass so fast from the first wedding in January in Villa Maria {Auckland} to recent one at the end of December 2017 in The Moose Lodge {Rotorua, NZ}. We, Auckland based wedding photographers, travelled for weddings all around New Zealand {from Kerikeri and Russel to Queenstown and Wanaka through the Wellington} to capture real - romantic - candid documentary wedding photography, met awesome people and saw great stories happening unfold. Each wedding had an own unique atmosphere as each couple, their families and friends, and fantastic venues - locations that couple thoughtfully chose to celebrate their special day. These wedding locations | venues honestly speaks to their personalities and represent their love story.

This year brought us a lot of positive emotions, great adventures and even around ten international awards! But your warm words, what our couples | friends said about us and our work just the best! It makes us feel we on the right track, on the top of the things even if sometimes it's hard to do. We love what we do and glad you too!

Thank you so much, my amazing couples | friends for a great time together! Congratulations on your weddings and engagements! Can't wait to see what 2018 will bring, what adventures and travels we will have! I'm so grateful to meet such amazing people on my way!

We wish you to have a warm holidays and a Happy New Year! Let all your wish come true!

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