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


Surprised Elopement in New Zealand | Karekare Beach - Fall: Mary and Philipp {Wedding photographer in Auckland}

Mary & Philipp

So excited to share with you a surprised elopement with Mary & Philipp. The couple come all way from Germany to New Zealand to get married on wild Karekare Beach. {can't even imagine how bride organised everything from overseas, what a surprise for a groom!}. Philipp was amazingly pleased. We had such a special time on West Coast Auckland fall and beach. There were so much love, care, and positive emotions!

When Mary contacted me with this idea to surprise her groom {he thought it will be just an engagement photo shoot and not expected to see the celebrant and two witnesses!}, I right away jumped in the opportunity to capture something unique and beautiful {risky as well, but I believed in this amazing story happy ending}.

Great Creative Team:

Make-up and hair - Lipstick and Co
Flowers - Blossom and Wild
Celebrant {German speaking} - Aurora Ward - Celebrant
and Olga at Levien & Lens Photography, Auckland based wedding - elopement photographers {serving New Zealand and worldwide}.

Thanks to two witnesses and unexpected helper {owner of accommodation in Titirangi where couple stayed in Auckland, he helped with transport the bride to the ceremony site, as well as accessories: table {carried it all the way on the hot beach through the sand dunes}, and rug as well. It was unforgettable emotions and memories!

Enjoy these video slideshow highlights and photo gallery:

elopement - wedding ceremony on New Zealand beach - Auckland photographer
Karekare falls elopement {Auckland wedding photographer}
Waterfall Elopement - New Zealand - Auckland west coast beach {top international Wedding photographer}
New Zealand elopement {Wedding photographer in Auckland} Karekare Falls
elopement-by-olgalevien-Auckland New Zealand wedding photographer
elopement-by-olgalevien-Auckland wedding photographer - New Zealand
surprised elopement in New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}
New Zealand surprised elopement {Karekare Falls} Auckland wedding photographer

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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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Hilton - Fish Restaurant wedding: Jennifer and Steven {Auckland City - New Zealand weddings photographer}

Each couple is so unique and different, and I as wedding photographer genuinely enjoy to see all these unique details, locations, venue choices that reflect couple's personalities, spirit and vision for their weddings. This time we had an honour to capture such special moments for Jennifer & Steven in Fish Restaurant {Hilton Hotel} - Auckland City, such a unique place in New Zealand.

The couple had one wedding celebration in Korea and another one - with close friends in NZ, with intimate atmosphere with 20 guests in total. We as wedding photographers been pleased to share with a couple and their friend's dinner table and capture so many beautiful and emotional moments. 

{Jennifer & Steven met each other in the church, the proposal did at a fantastic place: "Went to Waiheke Island with my sister's couple and Steven to take some nice pictures, and Steven proposed to me at a winery. It was a huge surprise!" Such a romantic story!}

These people are so lovely, caring and kind - they make sure every guest and us, photographers took from the reception a craft box with piece of their wedding cake. Such incredible gesture! 

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and photo gallery!

Fish - Hilton {Auckland wedding photographers}
Auckland city wedding {New Zealand weddings photographers} - black and white photography
shoe game - wedding reception {Auckland weddings photographers}
wedding details - reception - wedding dress {Auckland elopement photographer}

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Great Creative Team:
Venue - FISH
Dress: Kellylin Couture
Suit: Calvin Klein 
Flowers : Scarecrow
Hair: @Meemin
Makeup: @Eden Jung
Rings: The Diamond Shop
and Levien & Lens Photography - Auckland wedding photographers

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Waihi Beach pre-wedding | engagement session {Waikato - Auckland NZ weddings photographer} Rochelle and Matt

Excited to share with you a highlights from Rochelle & Matt's pre-wedding | engagement session on Waihi Beach {Waikato NZ} where I drove from Auckland to capture special for couple moments with their family. Can't wait to to be their wedding photographer in Tauranga, not long to go now!

It was such a great time on the beach just before the sunset, with warm and positive emotion and lots of love. 

Couple shared their love story: "Matt and I meet 3.5 years ago through mutual friends. Matt facebook stalked me by looking through the mutual friends friends list. At this time Matt and I traveled a lot for our work, we both happened to be in Wellington at the same time and tee'd up a "date" which went really well so we tee'd up another more formal date the following weekend when we were back in Auckland. he took me to a really romantic French Restaurant, I had an allergic reaction to either the Lesgargot or the french dessert wine and he had to take me home really early.... Luckily my sneezy puffy face with crying eyes didn't scare him away.... and the rest is happily ever togetherness and foreverness history xxxx". The proposal: " Poor Matt tried to Propose many many times, apparently the ring had been out with us many times whilst Paddleboarding, hiking and out on dinner dates, Fiji, and another promise type ring in Noosa. Eventually he managed to pull it off during one of our hikes."

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and a gallery!

couple engagement pre-wedding hug at sunset beach hills with sun flare | Auckland wedding photographers
bride and groom walking on the beach - candid natural moment | Tauranga wedding photographer

St Andrews Church - Stables {Matakana} Alexandra & James wedding {Weddings photographers based in Auckland}

It was such a beautiful day in Matakana where Alexandra & James get hitched surrounded by close friends and families in St Andrews Church and Stables - such amazing venue, where everything gathered in one location, such a paradise for wedding photographers. We been travelling from Auckland to Leigh, where our day started from getting ready moments follow to the traditional church ceremony, family formals, brief 30 min shoot at Big Omaha Wharf and great time on wedding reception. 

The Stables {Matakana} have such a special country style atmosphere and cosy warm feeling.

Couple shared their love story: "We have been together for four years. We first met at Chapel Bar on Ponsonby Road on Sunday, 10th November 2013. I saw James from across the room and said "I am going to marry that guy". When we first met it was a world wind love affair. We spent 10 days together before James flew around the world to work in the Caribbean for 3 months. I waited for him and it was the best decision I ever made. He then quit his job and moved back to NZ full-time." How was made a proposal: "It was a Monday. We went for a walk after work and we were just chatting as normal, until James suggested a change in our usual route. He took me down to Herne Bay Wharf which is somewhere very special to him. We walked down and stood gazing out at the water taking in the beautiful view. After a couple of minutes I noticed that James was acting a little strange and asked him what was wrong - in that moment he looked at me and I just knew what was about to happen. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes." Such a breathtaking moment, so romantic!

Enjoy our great time - video highlights and gallery!

Big Omaha Wharf - bride and groom photos {Matakana - Auckland wedding photographer}
bridal portraiture {first great wedding photographer Auckland}

Great Creative Team:

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 - Levien & Lens Photography, Olga & Matt

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Wild Hearts Real Wedding publication {New Zealand weddings photographers in Auckland}

I am so honored to have been interviewed by Wild Hearts {gorgeous source for wedding planning, inspiration and much more} - Blog and Fairs.  Thank you for the incredible opportunity to open my heart and soul, and share the moments of our fine art and documentary work around Auckland, New Zealand and beyond.  Thank you so much for this beautiful publication and feature of the wedding of Kara & David, who made it all the way over from Canada to Waihi Beach {Waikato, NZ}, to celebrate their special day with close friends and families.  We were thrilled to be invited as their wedding photographers to document their special day.

The wedding was so gorgeous!  Full of romantic, real and timeless moments, and unforgettable!  One of our photos won SILVER in recent NZIPP Iris Awards 2017 {Wellington, New Zealand}.  Such a significant achievement!

Thank you, Sophie Isabella, for all of your questions and warm communication in Wild Hearts!  It was such a pleasure to talk to you!

Enjoy this publication in Wild Hearts Wedding Fairs Blog and have a look at more details of Kara & David beach wedding in our Blog!

Waihi Beach

Waihi Beach

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Kara & David

Kara & David

Wedding timeline - Planning 101 {Auckland weddings photographers}

Wedding timeline is one of the most important things on the wedding day and many clients ask us how better to plan photography events and how many hours of coverage do they need for capture all important moments. As wedding photogpraher who captured many weddings around New Zealand & International Im happy to share my experience and give some time frames for orientation.

Of course each wedding and their timelines are unique. Following information just something what can be considered for make your wedding day more enjoyable and create perfect conditions for stunning photos. Take on only those points what suits your situation!

Getting ready

Getting ready: Maya

Getting ready: Maya

1. Getting ready - 1.5-2 hours. Minimum time for getting ready photos is 1 hour {we usually start shooting when make-up, hair half way through. If you would like us to capture some special events as first look with dad, family portraits, lots of pictures with bridesmaids, many details shots etc you need to add on time. Better prepared beforehand all special for you items what you want us to capture {it will save the time and make morning less stressful for you}. Groom getting ready photos usually faster ones {as there no make-up and hair done :)}, but if groom planned something special with his groomsmen {as play golf on the morning, fishing, shooting etc.} definitely let us know, we would love to capture a complete story of your wedding day.

First look

First look: Madeline & Barry

First look: Madeline & Barry

2. First look - 30 min - 1.5 hours. First look is a special event which became more popular lately {not for traditional couples}. Its a moment when groom seen his bride before the ceremony {turn back to her walking towards him and then turn around}. First look is emotional moment and flow into the bridal party and couples photo shoot {thats why its up to 1.5 hours long}. This event allow to save some time between ceremony and reception when couple traditionally doing photo shoot on location, or add on extra location and variety for images.

Wedding Ceremony

Wedding ceremony: Ilinke & Shaun

Wedding ceremony: Ilinke & Shaun

3. Ceremony - 30 min {outdoor} to 1 hour {traditional church ceremony}. Ceremony usually take between 30 min and 1 hour. We need to arrive on site 20-30 min before ceremony starts to capture details, guests arriving, groom waiting etc. Also allow yourself at least 10-15 min after ceremony for greetings, relax and hug your family and friends.

Family Formals

Family formals: Kara & David's wedding

Family formals: Kara & David's wedding

4. Family photos - 20-40 min {depending on amount of groups}. Something to consider: big group with all guests can take up to 10 min, each small group up to 3 min. We usually recommend to have up to 10 groupings as its can be exhausting for couple to wait for everyone and keep tuned {they are usually starving and thirsty at this moment {needed provide some drinks and snacks}. Also good idea to have a shepherd - a person who know well the family and can gather people together {which save a time}. Good to have a little breath after family photos {drink and snacks} to refresh.

Bridal party + Bride & Groom session

Bridal party: Kathleen & Steve wedding

Bridal party: Kathleen & Steve wedding

Bridal party: Hana & Aidan wedding

Bridal party: Hana & Aidan wedding

5. Bridal party and Bride & Groom intimate session - 1.5-2 hours. Minimum time for photo shoot is one hour {20 min - tidal party photos and minimum 30 min bride & groom photos with basic amount of photos}. Extra time give more opportunity to be creative, walk and talk, relax and go with the flow. Also allow extra time if there few locations or travelling involved. Many couples worried about their guests waiting for them, but believe me your guests are fine, they talking, enjoying outdoor games and other activities, snacks and drinks. If you would like to mix & mingle with your guests its a good idea to arrive to reception 30 min before its starts and have a good chat with all family members and guests.

Bride & Groom session: Georjarna & Gareth

Bride & Groom session: Georjarna & Gareth

Best time for photos: morning or during two hours before the sunset. Placing couple photo shoot in this time frame can be ideal but often impossible at the wedding day. We used to work with different lighting conditions. Solutions can be: moving ceremony to later time during summer as 3.30-5 pm {later is better for outdoor ceremonies, otherwise there can be tricky lighting situation with light and shade and hot spots on the faces}. Winter weddings usually scheduled with 1-3 pm ceremonies. 

Sunset Bride & Groom intimate session: Jenny & Andrew

Sunset Bride & Groom intimate session: Jenny & Andrew

Other option: have a separate photo shoot just before the sunset during summer time - sneak out of reception while guests eating their dinner, relaxing, chatting.

One more option for night lovers - get creative photos when sun go down, at late evening with dark and moody atmosphere:

Night time photos: Ellise & Wasim

Night time photos: Ellise & Wasim

Reception

Reception: Megan & Chris wedding

Reception: Megan & Chris wedding

6. Reception {coverage depending on amount of events planned, usually its around 3-4 hours, including speeches, dinner, cake cutting, first dance, father-daughter dance, mother-son, guests dancing + any more cultural traditions}. You can move these events around to suit your needs and what you like to do, its your time to enjoy rest of the day.

First dance: Chauntelle & Jayden

First dance: Chauntelle & Jayden

Full day coverage {from getting ready till guests dancing usually around 9-10 hours {if there late evening events planned its comes to 11-12 hours which is rare}. Small weddings, elopements usually take around 3-5 hours. 

Hope this orientation and tips with wedding timeline will help your planning. Let me know if you have any questions! As I said each situation is unique, just allow yourself time to breath and move from one part of the day to another without rush and enjoy every moment!

Sony & Ryan

Sony & Ryan

Its your time, time of your life!

{Other thing to consider - having a wedding planner can make you life so much easier and save lots of hours planning, putting things together, looking for wedding vendors and communicating with everyone. Experienced wedding planners know exactly how make your day run smoothly and allow you fully enjoy your time}.

Wedding reception

Wedding reception

We will help you with everything run smoothly!

x Warmly, 

Olga & Matt

Guests dancing {Langham}

Guests dancing {Langham}

Best of 2016 | 17 {New Zealand wedding photographer | Auckland weddings photography|

Time goes so fast, one more wedding season in New Zealand just fly away. Its a great time to reflect, look back and say Thank you to my awesome clients for amazing time and support! Its not even possible without you!

We shot over 20 weddings in Auckland, Kerikeri {Northland}, Russell {Bay of Islands}, Leigh, Kumeu, Tauranga, Lake Taupo, Gisborne, Wellington; we been all around New Zealand, on South Island as well {Queenstown, Wanaka}. Also there was many beautiful and emotional engagement sessions {pre-wedding photo shoot} which made our hearts sing.

Matt, my second photographer and husband been always next to me in the wedding team. We work as a clock - understanding each other without words, support each other and share creative ideas. Its made our journey easy, flawless and more exciting. Our two little ones stayed at home well looked after by nana. Thank you so much all these amazing people for help.

Also need to mentioned great wedding photographers community, many meetings with creative minds for tea/coffee, its so great to share common passion, share ideas and recharge with positive vibe. Not forgetting an amazing vendors {venues, make-up artists, hair stylists, wedding dresses designers {we having amazing partnership with talented designer Trish Peng}, flowers, suits, and all wedding suppliers, the list is endless!}.

Also need to mention two wedding workshops what I visited {yes, learning never stops and they are a great way to get some inspiration and learn a new tool box}: Two Mann {amazing husband and wife team from Canada, Erika and Lanny a true inspiration!} and Free the Bird {Jai from Australia is a creative mastermind}. So good to met them and other inspiring photographers!

As you see past season been productive, positive and full on! We are so excited to recharge {not so we have much free time at this winter months} and looking forward to our next season 2017 | 18 {fully booked, but there always a spot for epic wedding :)} and even 2018 | 19 {as bookings are already open and filling up fast}. Its can be hard to imagine we plan so far in advance but its world of weddings :)

Enjoy this video slide show with highlights and our favourite photographs. Let me know if you have any questions!

x Warmly, Olga {Levien & Lens Photography} - Auckland, New Zealand wedding photographers.

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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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Flat White Waihi Beach {New Zealand - Waikato wedding photographers} Kara and David

Kara & David

Our journey with amazing couple started from their letter over one year ago, where I found out that Kara & David living in Canada planning their special New Zealand coastal wedding in Flat White Cafe {Waihi Beach, Waikato, New Zealand} and they are looking for two photographers to capture full day of special for them event with families coming from NZ South Island, Australia and Canada of course, all around the world!

Im not surprised with couple's choice of beach theme {believe me, Waihi Beach such a great choice} as Kara & David are adventurous, outgoing, loving nature. Flat White cafe been an obvious choice as couples love story started in coffee shop in Edmonton, Alberta. "They spent the day wandering through Edmonton and getting to know each other. Although Kara did not understand a word that Dave said, she knew there was something different about him, and they have been together ever since."

Proposal: "Dave popped the question New Year's Eve 2015 at Kaka Point beach, New Zealand. Dave had spoken to Kara's father, Jeff, prior to leaving for New Zealand. Jeff, an upholsterer, used his sewing skills to make Dave a special pouch to store the ring so that Kara did not find it on their holiday."

Their day was truly amazing and special, surrounded by friends and family, getting ready, first look with dad {brought tears in everybody's eyes}, ceremony in front of cafe {bear foot on the beach, I even went in the water to get some shots from the ocean with the waves, believe me I did it many times during the day, on bride and groom intimate session as well ;)}, family photos, bridal party shoot {groomsmen been climbing up high on the massive tree which reminded of Lord of The Rings :)} and couple photos was just stunning {bride and groom been climbing on the rocks, standing in the waves and much more!}, with sunset mini photo shoot of course, just before the reception roll on with speeches, dinner, cake cutting, first dance, father-daughter dance and guests dancing away! It was such a honour to capture all these moments.

Enjoy this video highlights and gallery!

Great creative team:

Wedding Coordinator - Melanie Gearson - Flat White Cafe
Bride's Dress - Paloma Blanca 
Bridesmaid Dresses - Adrianna Papell 
Groom's Suit- DKNY
Groomsmen Suits - Hallenstein Brothers 
Flowers- Beach Blooms Waihi Beach
Jewellery- @Karley Smith Jewellery Vancouver (http://karleysmith.com/)
Makeup- Junebug Wax and Lash (http://www.junebug.co.nz/
Hair- Stylist 2 U (Tessa Wilkinson-Joyce) 
Celebrant- Joy Stembridge
MC - Gerald Schenk & Sam Anderson

and New Zealand & International wedding photographers - Levien & Lens Photography {thanks to my husband Matt for great assistance!}

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Beach wedding {Auckland - New Zealand destination weddings photographer} Georjarna and Gareth

Georjarna & Gareth

Congratulations to Georjarna & Gareth who celebrated their special day in such a great location as one of the North Shore beaches {Auckland, New Zealand}. Im as a destination wedding photographer seen so many beautiful weddings in so many stunning location and I can tell beach wedding have such a special relaxed atmosphere and freedom vibe. 

When you look at powerful ocean, tall trees and Rangitoto Island as backdrop for couples intimate moments you can feel its just right!

Georjarna shared couple's love story: "We both had just signed up to Tinder and met each together after only being on it for a few days. It was an instant connection. we went to Bali on holiday and on our second night ( first full day) there Gareth took me to beach, we were meant to be going out for dinner. written in a big heart in the sand was "Georgie will you marry me". It was a complete suprise and really romantic. He had organised a photographer from the hotel so we had photos of the whole thing. He got down on one knee and it was really nice. " Georjarna & Gareth looked forward to their wedding day "to become husband and wife and to say our vows in front of everyone", including Gareth's 9 years old son Malachi.

Happy future together!

Enjoy this video slideshow and highlights from couples wedding gallery!

  Great Creative Team:

Dress - Stella York - Felicitys Bridal; Shoes - Dune London 
groomsmen Suits - Hallenstein Brothers; Groom Suit- Barkers 
Make up - Elba Escobar - Professional Makeup Artist from FACE ME Makeup & Hair NZ ; Hair - Servilles Academy 
Celebrant - Jan Clark Celebrant 
Flowers - April Bezuidenhout; MC - Desmond (Des) Van Der Riet
and New Zealand & International wedding photographer - Levien & Lens Photography

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Happy wedding anniversary {New Zealand destination wedding photographer} Ailsa & Ropate - Brigham

Happy wedding anniversary to Ailsa & Ropate! Your wedding in Brigham {Auckland, New Zealand} was just amazing, full of romantic and positive emotions! As photographer I ca truly say how appreciate I that all my awesome couples sharing with me such a special for them moments!

Its such a great memories!

Many more happy years together!

You can find their wedding gallery in our Blog, I just want to share with you a few highlights, bring back 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