Auckland City + Karekare Beach Pre-wedding {wedding photographer in New Zealand}

Im so thrilled to share with you a recent gallery highlights in Auckland City and Karekare Falls | Beach with Junice and Terrance who made all the way from Singapore to their pre-wedding session with me as wedding photographer, in New Zealand.

We had so much fun and positive emotions, walking on Auckland City streets, enjoying the atmosphere of a downtown with buildings, bricks, industrial and old style imperial feeling; driving to Karekare Falls and following to the Piha Beach for a little bit extra photos and atmosphere. This 3 hours photo shoot was just incredible. It was a cloudy day with no chance for a beautiful sunset, but its all about relationship, connection, emotions and candid moments, no matter weather!

Couple shared their love story: “We met at university during our 1st year but only got closer when we were doing our post grad diploma and have been together for almost 4 years”. The Proposal: “It was Junice's birthday and we had lunch at a Japanese restaurant we both like and have visited a few times. The restaurant celebrates birthdays with the chefs dimming the lights and singing a birthday song, while bringing out a birthday dessert. After the song, Terrance said that he had one more thing, - he then went down on one knee and popped the question. "To more sushi adventures ahead!" he said. “ Oh, such amazing story!

Enjoy highlights in the couple’s final gallery!


The Best Images of 2018 - Dear Photographer {Auckland wedding-family photographers | Publications - Awards}

Im so excited one of my photos been included in The Best Images of 2018 by Dear Photographer Magazine and Community. Its such a big honour for me as Auckland wedding-family photographers to be in this international publication - awards.

The photo is chosen from one of my maternity sessions in Auckland on Muriwai Beach with beautiful couple Conny & Stewart at winter time in New Zealand. Such unforgettable memories and breathtaking photo shoot!

Enjoy it!

Conny & Stewart

Conny & Stewart

Pre-wedding | Engagement session on Piha {Auckland wedding photographers}

So excited to share with you a recent pre-wedding | engagement session gallery with Grace & Andrew on Piha beach and Karekare Falls {Auckland}. It was such amazing experience, a little bit pity we cant be couples wedding photographers, as they come all the way over from Canada to have this couples photo shoot in the wild and beautiful New Zealand!

Breathtaking experience and natural, romantic, beautiful and real photographs, memories for years to come!

We started our session from Karekare Falls in West Auckland and finish at sunset on Piha Beach.

Couple shared their love story: “We have been together for 10 years - nearly 11. We met while we were volunteering at a Christmas event in High School - we were volunteering to help kids make gingerbread cookies. Andrew pretended he didn't know how to tie a knot for the bags and that's where it all started. “

Proposal: “We were driving to Jasper, Alberta (which is where our mountains/ national park is). We stopped at one of the pit stops on the road to "take some photos" but he surprised me all of a sudden with a ring. Lots of cars on the road were honking (for congratulations) and thus I partly did not hear his speech (which I made him repeat again in the car) haha. Then we spent a few days in Jasper :)” Amazing story!

Enjoy highlights with candid moments!

The Voice Finalist - Auckland wedding photographer: Awards - Publication

Im so excited to announce one of my images from Josh & Linda engagement session became The Voice finalist. Its such a great honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer, to be presented in this collection with finalists from all over the world. Congratulations to all talented artist to win this Awards! All photos from collection also been presented as a publication in Click Magazine - one of prestigious international publishers.

Need to mention, there was over 48000 submissions! Im so trilled to be one of the photographers - finalists! Its like dream come true! What a great way to start a New Year!

Enjoy full The Voice collection and spot this image below in “Womanhood” category {I could not wish for any others!}

Josh & Linda

Josh & Linda

P.S.: To my friends-photographers - don’t be afraid o put your work out there, you don’t have anything to loose! Dream Big and just go for it!

{also you can capture amazing moments with any equipment! My favourite Sigma 35 mm Art was in service that day and I used for this session Nikon 50 mm 1.8 Dx one of the kit lenses that I used when I got my crop camera at the beginning of photography. You just need your eye and ability to see the moment!}

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Giveaway - Engagement Session {Auckland wedding photographer}

It’s time to share the love! Im so excited to announce a ✨GIVEAWAY ✨
WIN an engagement session with L & L - Auckland wedding photographer!
Simply like Levien & Lens Photography on Facebook, tag your partner or friend who may be interested, comment with your ideal date if you can choose the location anywhere in the world! (Each comment/tag is an extra entry!)
Follow @levienlensphotography on Instagram as an extra entry!
Let the adventure begin!

The winner will be announced on my birthday, 8 January 2019 ;)

Conditions: session can be scheduled based on availability, up to 3 months time, session duration is 1 hour, Auckland region, the winner will receive 30+ artistic retouched images. Session will be transferred to a runner up if prize not redeemed in a timely manner.

Good luck! 

Cant wait to capture your beautiful, emotional and real moments!

x Olga Levien

LooksLikeFilm feature - best photos of the day {top Auckland wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you amazing news - one of the photos got into LooksLikeFilm feature - best photos of the day from all over the world. Such a honour to be featured in this community with over 50000 top world photographers, including Auckland, New Zealand.

Enjoy this publication, have a look at all insanely amazing and talented - beautiful, natural, real and emotional storytelling moments , documenting different genres of photography.

Let me know if you have any questions!


x Olga Levien, your Auckland based wedding-family-maternity photographer

Auckland engagement session {pre-wedding photography in New Zealand} Muriwai Beach

Have a look at the highlights of this Auckland engagement session with Kathryn & Michael. Im so excited about this pre-wedding photography on New Zealand Muriwai Beach. Can’t wait till this couple’s upcoming wedding!

We had such amazing time before the sunset, walking and talking about couple’s story and relationship, plans for upcoming wedding and more.

Enjoy these highlights!

Engagement photo shoot - Piha: Sara and Matt {New Zealand pre-wedding photographer}

Excited to share with you highlights of this beautiful engagement photo shoot on Piha with Sara and Matt. Such amazing people in one of the most stunning beaches in New Zealand, such a perfect place for pre-wedding photos {this is my personal opinion as a wedding photographer based in Auckland}.

Engagement session is a perfect opportunity to better know each other before the wedding, feel on ease on the wedding day and feel how we roll.

We been talking about couple story, relationship and their projects {as they both working on TV, on one of the recent project - Grand Designs NZ}. So exciting to share common passion and love.

Enjoy these highlights of couple’s photo gallery:

Muriwai Beach Engagement Session {Auckland pre-wedding photographers}

We had such an amazing time with Kathryn & Michael on Muriwai Beach Engagement Session in Auckland. We are so excited to be their wedding photographers, the special date is coming soon!

We had so many wonderful, romantic and real moments, just walking and talking about couple love story and plans for their wedding day!

Enjoy these photographs in a quick sneak peek!

Piha - West Auckland Beach engagement photo shoot: Sara and Matt {pre-wedding photographers}

Im so excited to share with you a recent sneak peek at Piha {West Auckland Beach}, its a beautiful engagement photo shoot where we meet with Sara & Matt, such amazing couple! Its a honour to be their wedding photographers! Not long to go till their wedding in North Auckland.

Enjoy these highlights in sneak peek! More pictures coming soon in their photo gallery in a few weeks time!

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Auckland City Engagement Photo Shoot: Anne-Marie and Oliver {New Zealand wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you a recent Auckland City Engagement Photo shoot with Anne-Marie & Oliver, such amazing couple that choose to celebrate their special day away from New Zealand, in Rarotonga and asked me, Auckland wedding photographer to capture so beautiful and real moments in the heart of the city.

We walk and talk and explore around the beauty of modern and industrial feel of our city.

Enjoy this pre-wedding session highlights in photo gallery. Contact me with any questions!

Post-wedding photo shoot in Auckland {New Zealand wedding photographer}

You may already saw a sneak peek from this post-wedding photo shoot in Auckland {New Zealand}, it was such a pleasure for me meet Emma & Shaun again as I been a wedding photographer on their special day half year ago {time fly by so fast!}.

It’s like meeting an old friends, we already know each other, moved through amazing experience on their wedding day and know exactly how we are roll.

Emma truly surprised me bringing three dresses to this photo shoot, it’s like an eye candy, so amazing gowns! We changed three outfits {her two weddings dresses, and one amazing red dress!}.

Such a pleasure to walk and talk and capture some beautiful, natural and emotional moments, documenting such treasured memories!

Im so happy I been chosen as their wedding photographer and capture so romantic memories on Muriwai Beach {Auckland, New Zealand}.

Enjoy highlights from this beach photo shoot:

Beach pre-wedding - engagement session in New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}

I’m so excited to share with you my recent beach pre-wedding - engagement session with Courtney and James in New Zealand {I’m as an Auckland wedding photographer always thrilled to capture for couples so special moment at their pre-wedding photo shoots}. It allow us to know each other better, feel on ease on the wedding day and feel each other, know how we roll.

Enjoy highlights of this photo session:

Muriwai Beach post-wedding session Sneak Peek {Auckland engagement - elopement photographer}

I had such amazing experience on this Muriwai Beach post-wedding session, where I met my couple that I shoot in early February in Auckland Landscendt Garden. Its always a pleasure to meet my couple again as an old friends!

SO much positive emotions! 

Emma brought her two dresses from the wedding day and one extra red dress. You know I just love beautiful dresses and cant help myself to capture this beauty all around in such a stunning location!

Enjoy this sneak peek highlights! Cant wait to move through couple's final gallery!

Winter maternity session in Auckland {New Zealand wedding-family photographer}

I just love to shoot winter maternity session as this one with Charlotte and Farres. Couple come over to Auckland - New Zealand from Abu-Dhabi. Its such a honour for me, wedding and family photographer, to capture so special for this couple moments!

Its so exciting to create these treasured memories of expecting a little miracle. We went to Riverhead Forest and Muriwai Beach, and had such amazing time at stunning New Zealand landscapes.

Enjoy these highlights of sneak peek! Cant wait to move through their final gallery!

Winter engagement session Sneak Peek: Courtney and Jason {wedding photographers in Auckland}

I'm so excited to share with you our recent winter engagement session sneak peek with Courtney & Jason, such adventurous couple. We chose Riverhead forest and Muriwai beach, such a perfect locations to shoot for any wedding photographer in Auckland! It give us a perfect variety for incredible pictures!

This day was so amazing, couple also prepared a little surprise for their pre-wedding session - they brought a few smoke bombs! We had so much fun playing with them!

Enjoy these highlights in sneak peek, cant wait to move through their final gallery!

Top 50 Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest Winner by Junebug Weddings - L and L {Auckland - New Zealand wedding photographers}

I'm so excited to announced one on my photos with Tina & Tony at Karekare Beach made it in Top 50 Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest by Junebug Weddings. Its such a honour for me L & L {Levien & Lens photography, based in Auckland New Zealand photos by Olga Levien} to be in such talented company of wedding photographers from all over the world.

Its truly unbelievable to make this list of best wedding photographers in the world!

I appreciate this opportunity and truly grateful for this acknowledgement.

Have at look at all these amazing international destination photographers art work and enjoy this photo with Tina & Tony who made their way from Australia to have their photos taken by me, Olga Levien, Auckland based wedding photographer!

We had such a blast! 

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


Engagement session on Muriwai Beach - Riverhead forest {Auckland pre-wedding photographer}

This engagement session on Muriwai Beach - Riverhead forest {Auckland} with Aishani & Janak was truly breathtaking. Couple wanted to do a pre-wedding session in New Zealand before they come back to UK after few years live in Auckland. It was a last minute call and Im so happy to be their couples photographer.

We spent amazing time walking around the forest and exploring the wild West Coast New Zealand beach with cave, rocks and stunning landscapes. Couple been so brave and adventurous and even walk in the cold water {its a winter here in NZ!}. I always love when couple brings traditions in their wedding | session so it was a great surprise to see their traditional Indian outfits - sari.

Couple shared their love story: "We met at university 10 years ago, were best friends for 3 years until Janak anonymously sent me flowers on Valentines Day. We pretty much immediately went travelling to India, Nepal & Malaysia as a brand new couple for 3 months. It was intense being with each other 24/7 right at the beginning of our relationship, but it showed us that we were a great couple... and here we are 7 years later!" 

The proposal was so amazing: "He flew me on a seaplane to the winery I really wanted to go to on Waiheke (Man O War). We had a wine tasting, then while we went for a walk on the beach and he got down on one knee! The proposal was a complete surprise as I thought the seaplane experience was a belated birthday gift."

Enjoy this video slideshow and photo gallery:

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Pre wedding session in New Zealand {Auckland engagement photographer} Photography Workshop

Alice & Sam come over to their pre wedding session in New Zealand , Auckland such amazing place for engagement photo shoot and Im so pleased to be chosen to be their photographer and document so special for couple moments!

Need to mentioned I know Alice from Clickin Moms photography forum, such a supportive community of amazing and talented women-photographers. I been so thrilled when she contacted me with their plans to come over to New Zealand from USA.

This moment was so amazing, we had such a blast on Karekare Falls and Piha Beach, such amazing and stunning locations. The love and connections that you can clearly see between Alice and Sam so insane. We had some exploring moments and fun as well. Its so great to introduce to someone so wild and beautiful nature and see their excitement and instant love to this country. Bring back memories!

Enjoy these highlights in video slideshow and photo gallery!

{by the way, if you a photographer and seeking the ways to bring more connection and soul to your photographs, check out my photography workshop with Click Photo School. You can see how I shoot this session, all my tips and tricks - hips of shooting videos, culling and editing videos, and 100+ pages exclusive Ebook plus hips of BONUSES!}