Traveling Dress Project - publication {Auckland wedding photographer}

Im so excited to share with you a great news the Traveling Dress Collective blog just issued a new publication with our photos! We took part in creative project with 8 photographers from all over the world. Its been a big honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer, to be invited in this talented company.

One dress - 8 photographers: dress traveling around the world and get captured in absolutely different environments with a creative vibe.

Enjoy this publication!

By the way, my friend, Juliette Sivertsen kindly agreed to participate in this project and Im so glad to have her on board as a guest presenter for my education for photographers - Live Workshop in Auckland on 26-27 June 2019 {Juliette is a NZ radio presenter and blogger}

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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

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}

The Secret Revealed: Tales of the Moment - Education for Photographers {Online course | Photography Workshop}

I'm so excited to announce: The Secret Revealed!

Registration is officially OPEN for a project I been working for a year now - "Tales of the Moment: Your Secret Formula for Picture Perfect" with Click Photo School. It's a perfect education for modern photographers working in any genres. This online course include 100+ PDF, two bonus PDFs, 6 shooting videos, 5 editing videos, custom Lightroom presets + my heart and soul!

Learn more at photography workshop registration page.

I would love to have you join! All materials are downloadable and yours to keep. If you snag it in now, before it goes in the store it's not only $10 OFF, but you also get the opportunity to ask me any questions during almost two weeks!

What's Included:

- 100+ pages exclusive Ebook;

- 5 Editing Videos {Lightroom, Photoshop and PhotoMechnic} couples, maternity, newborn, self-portraits;

- 6 Shooting Videos {3 couples & 1 lifestyle newborn | family & personal everyday moments & REAL wedding shot}; 

- 2 BONUS Ebooks:

"In the Moment: a Guide to Couple's Storytelling"

"In the Moment: a Guide to Everyday Family Storytelling"

- 4 of my custom Lightroom Presets and more.

What will you learn?

// SEEING AND USING LIGHT {How Olga uses all types of light to create her images}

// COMPOSITION {How to incorporate different elements of design for stronger composition}

// VISUALIZATION {How to use visualization in your everyday photography to create compelling images}

// STORYTELLING {How to see and shoot through the moment, creating authentic & emotive images}

// CREATING EMOTIVE IMAGES {How to effectively communicate and direct your subjects to create images with heart}

// POST PROCESSING {How Olga finishes her images post-processing using vision and mood}

// PSYCHOLOGY {How to use psychology to create better images}

// FINDING YOUR SWEET SPOT {How to find direction in your photographic journey, refine your style, and stay true to yourself}

Get your copy and learn more at Click Photo Schoolhttps://www.clickinmoms.com/cmu/tales-of-the-moment/

Join me on this adventure!

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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!}

Junebug Weddings - Top 10 New Zealand wedding photographers {Auckland photographer}

Im so excited to announce: we {L & L} just been listed on Junebug Weddings in Top 10 New Zealand wedding photographers directory. Its such a great honour for me, Auckland wedding photographer to be featured in the row of such amazingly talented photographers from all around New Zealand.

It is not an easy task to make it through to this top 10 photographers as they are strictly evaluating the work, portfolio, other vendors recommendations and feedback from other wedding photographers. Just couple of years ago I can't even dream about making this list and now I just been contacted by Junebug Weddings to be listed in their stunning directory. It is a great honour and such a spark of positive emotions today!

Check out our listing and contact me with any questions!

Junebug Weddings - Top 10 New Zealand wedding photographers {Auckland photographer}

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!

Contact me with any questions!

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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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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Shoot and Share Contest Results {Award-Winning Wedding photographer in Auckland - New Zealand}

So excited about this fantastic news - I just received Shoot and Share contest results and images that I submitted got a great acknowledgement: one photo in top 100, two images as category finalists, 11 pictures in Top 10%, 17 photos in Top 20%, 12 photographs in Top 30%. Its such a pleasure to me, Auckland wedding photographer {New Zealand} to see such a high performance for my wedding and lifestyle family work. Such surprising results, mainly when you know, there were over 800000 submissions from over 150 countries around the world.

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It's great to know; my favourite images got in the top rated photos, chosen by the audience. But there were surprises as well: one picture from my moody Styled Shoot got in the category finalists, and I even never got to share it as there were so many another fantastic images from this shoot. Such great teamwork from all vendors who made it possible.

Enjoy these photos - results with my wedding work. Have a look at my lifestyle website to see my project award winners and favourites!

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.

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 !

Simply Elope: Elopement New Zealand {Auckland wedding photographer}

So excited to share with you fantastic news: Natalia & Chris elopement | small backyard wedding on Waiheke Island {Auckland, New Zealand} just been published in Simply Elope. It was an honour for me to be their wedding photographer and capture so unique for couple moments.

Enjoy this international publication in Simply Elope and have a look at more highlights in couple's photo gallery on our Blog. Fin our more wedding galleries in Recent Weddings | Elopements

Waiheke Island such a gorgeous place for any weddings and have plenty of photo opportunities. We are so thrilled as wedding photographers to be part of special celebrations all around New Zealand and overseas. Watch this space for our trips out of NZ for destination weddings!

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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NZ Herald publication - Inkberry Calligraphy {Auckland wedding photography}

I am so excited for this publication in NZ Herald, for my friend Emma from Inkberry Calligraphy. The leading newspaper in the country shared her fantastic story "From hobby to job: Calligrapher's skills brings ancient art back to life" with some of my photos from our collaboration Styled Shoot in Motat {Auckland} last year. It's such an honour when our photography used for such good reason.

We are so happy for our friend in the wedding industry and look forward to our future collaborations!

Inkberry Calligraphy custom work just amazing, out of this world!

Enjoy the publication and watch this space for more images from our amazing Styled Shoot in Motat {coming next in our Blog}! Can't wait to share with you a full photo gallery with beautiful, romantic and real photographs! Not long to go now!

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Follow Inkberry Calligraphy everywhere:

Website, Facebook, Instagram

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let the adventure begin!

Warmly,

Olga

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

To ENTER:

1. COMPLETE THE CONTEST APPLICATION BY JANUARY 8TH 2018 {most important!}

2. LIKE LEVIEN & LENS PHOTOGRAPHY {L&L} ON FACEBOOK

3. FOLLOW L&L PHOTOGRAPHY ON INSTAGRAM

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

Legalities:

* Please read before submitting entries!

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

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

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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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