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Black Barn Lake Tarawera {Auckland wedding photographers}
We booked Olga for our wedding in March. From the moment I saw her photos online I knew she was the photographer we had to have. We were looking for someone who was genuine, artistic and who could capture all the most emotional moments of our day. Olga did all of that but so much more, she’s unbelievably professional and made us feel really comfortable right from the engagement shoot through to our big day. She’s a wonderful person to be around which was also important for us. The photos themselves are breath taking, the artistic eye that Olga has is incredible, she can see so much potential in something so simple. Our venue, guests and the romance of our day were captured perfectly. Olga, our album arrived today as we couldn’t be happier! thank you again for everything and we love that your talent has given us this beautiful collections of moments to reflect on for the rest of our lives.
— Liz & Tony
Dear Olga

Thank you so much for the amazing pre-wedding photos you took for us at Karekare. We had so much fun shooting with you and you’ve managed to capture our love for each other in such a beautiful way. Thank you for also letting me be part of the story of the travelling dress. It was 100% worth flying in from Sydney and definitely the highlight of our holiday. Throughout the whole process you have been so friendly and approachable. We love your style, enthusiasm and professionalism. Will definitely be recommending you to friends and family!
— Love, Tina & Tony
 Tina & Tony, West Coast New Zealand Beach

Tina & Tony, West Coast New Zealand Beach

 Trelise & Alan, Markovina Cineyard Estate, West Auckland {Kumeu}

Trelise & Alan, Markovina Cineyard Estate, West Auckland {Kumeu}

Wow wow wow... where do we begin?! Our wedding gallery is so unbelievably beautiful! We had so much fun sitting down yesterday and watching all the photos on a slideshow. It was so special to be able to relive the day and remember a few things that we had forgotten already!

We have said it before and we will say it again; you are extremely talented and have this incredible eye for capturing beautiful images that we will cherish forever.

There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are for you and your beautiful work, and it’s so exciting to think that your stunning photos are the ones that we will be showing our kids and grandkids one day!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. It was absolutely fate to have won the engagement shoot and have the pleasure to meet you!
— All our love, Alan & Trelise Burton
Olga was a dream to work with. We fell in love with her style of photography quickly after seeing her website and knew we had to have her. She made us feel relaxed during our initial engagement shoot, which turned out amazing at the beautiful Kare Kare Waterfalls nestled in Auckland’s West Coast.

The wedding day was perfection and to be honest there were many times we forgot Olga and Matt were even present, as they quietly snapped the most amazing candid shots of us and all our loved ones.

We highly recommend Levien & Lens - they captured our day perfectly.
— Alexandra & James Harris
  Alexandra & James , St Andrews Church; The Stables {Matakana}

Alexandra & James, St Andrews Church; The Stables {Matakana}

  Ming & Billie , same-sex wedding

Ming & Billie, same-sex wedding

No words can describe my gratitude to Olga who captured my wedding photos just the way I wanted them to be - romantic, fun and natural. I knew instantly Olga was my choice of photographer after seeing her amazing portfolios. All my family and friends just love them. Looking at them brings back every sweet moment of our big day. I’m truly thankful for your professionalism and thoughtfulness.
— Ming & Billie
Olga, what can we say, you are amazing. Thank you for being so easy to coordinate with, you made the overseas booking process a walk in the park. We are so appreciative of the way you jumped on board with the style and feel of our day, making it super relaxed and stress free. This is definitely reflected in your work from the day. The gallery is absolutely stunning, and that’s not something I’d normally say about a bunch of photos of myself! I cannot believe how many amazing photos you managed to capture of our elopement during the small window. And who knew a simple registry office could look so beautiful! You have given us so many wonderful memories to keep forever and for that, we will be eternally grateful.
— Bianca & Matt
Olga is everything you want in a photographer. Our wedding was at Castaways, Kariotahi and we found Olga by looking through photographers who had photographed at the venue. From our first inquiry she was enthusiastic and informative, and throughout the planning process she was quick to respond and attentive - there is no doubt you are in an experienced and safe pair of hands. On the day she was focused, quick on her feet and flexible. It still amazes me how she took all the photos she did - she was unnoticeable during the ceremony and the reception, and she must have had to clone herself to be in so many places at once during such a short time. During the group photos she was confident, efficient and directive - exactly what you need for guests who have the focus of toddlers. We received the sneak-peaks within days of the wedding and the full set within a few weeks - looking through her pictures we felt like we were experiencing the day all over again. The best way I can describe what Olga does is that she is a magician - her pictures capture every emotion and energy within the moment - she is incredibly talented and her work is outstanding. I would recommend Olga for any occasion requiring a highly experienced, professional, attentive and communicative photographer.
— Jenny & Andrew, Castaways Resort, Auckland, New Zealand
  Jenny & Andrew , Castaways Resort {Auckland, New Zealand}

Jenny & Andrew, Castaways Resort {Auckland, New Zealand}

Thank you so much for capturing our special day. We could not have asked for a better photographer. We absolutely love your photos from our engagement shoot and our wedding day. You captured the essence of the moment and so naturally.
— Thanks again! Jay and Anita
Olga you wonderful person! She made this photoshoot so casual and easy yet the end result was spectacular! It was Brodie’s first time doing a photoshoot and we were nervous but she made us feel relaxed and we believe that shows through in our photos! She captured our love and adoration for each other in just an hour of gorgeous photographs! Photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives! Thank you Olga! Xx
— Jenna & Brodie, Raglan Beach engagement session {Waikato, NZ}
  Jenna & Brodie,  Raglan Beach {Waikato, NZ}

Jenna & Brodie, Raglan Beach {Waikato, NZ}

 Charmaine & Carlo

Charmaine & Carlo

Olga is absolutely an amazing and incredible photographer. She’s very sincere and accomodating as she fit us on her busy schedule especially our wedding day was two days before Christmas. She’s very clear with her instructions and communication is really good. It was very important for us because we do not have a wedding planner. She captured all the memorable moments and important details of our wedding that we will treasure forever. Her photos definitely tell stories. We are grateful that you shared talent with us.

We highly recommend Levien & Lens Photography. More power and make more couples happy!
— Charmaine & Carlo
Olga is absolutely amazing!! We are beyond happy to have chosen Olga to capture the moments of the most important day of our life - she captured the mood of the day so perfectly and was so friendly, fun and lovely to work with!! Thankyou so much Olga - the photos you took of our wedding are so beautiful & we will cherish them always!
— Leanne & Tim, Mahinepua Beach House {Northland}
  Leanne & Tim , Mahinepua Beach {Northland}

Leanne & Tim, Mahinepua Beach {Northland}

  Natalia & Chris , Waiheke Island

Natalia & Chris, Waiheke Island

What an incredible woman, not only is Olga talented, she’s sincere and a true sweetheart. We felt so comfortable with her and shared lots of laughs. If you are planning on having a photographer for a special moment, you’re in the best hands with her. Highly recommend!!
— Natalia & Chris, Waiheke Island wedding
Olga is beyond amazing! I flew in from the states, so had never met Olga before our session. I fell in love with her work online and emailed her immediately! She is so professional and prompt with her responses and answered all questions I had in detail. When we met with her and started our shoot I had never felt more comfortable, its like meeting with a lifelong friend.Olga is so kind and positive and not to mention talented! I was in no way disappointed with my decision, so happy with our final photos and lifelong memories! Thank you Olga for making our memories into beautiful photographers for us to share with the world!
— Kimberly & Mark
  Kimberly & Mark  Karekare - West Auckland

Kimberly & Mark Karekare - West Auckland

I cannot begin to express how incredible Olga is! Photography is more than a job for her. It is certainly her passion. We were quite nervous about booking a photographer from overseas, but Olga’s quick, detailed responses, kind and caring demeanor, and extensive portfolio made her an easy choice. On our wedding day, she blended right in to the happenings of the day and captured everything just as I remember the day happening. Our wedding photos are beyond amazing, and we received them very quickly. Without reservation, I would recommend Olga as a wedding photographer. We are so lucky to have had her as part of our day.
— Kara & David, Flat White Waihi Beach, Waikato, New Zealand
Thank you Olga for the beautiful photos you captured of Rick and I at Piha. You are so talented and easy to work with. We love shots and will keep them forever. Thanks again! Highly recommend!
— Elena & Rick, Piha Beach
  Elena & Rick , Piha Beach {Auckland, NZ}

Elena & Rick, Piha Beach {Auckland, NZ}

Olga is great to work with. She instantly knows how to calm the nerves or awkwardness! Her style is very natural and holistic. I will definitely be recommending her services!! :) Thanks again
— Megan & Chris, Karekare Beach {Auckland, New Zealand}
We weren’t initially going to have a photographer but I am SO GLAD that we got in touch with Olga. She was so helpful and flexible, right from the get go when we wanted a slightly different package. And she even took some special secret photos for us that had to be kept under-wraps for a few months. With both of us being very awkward in front of cameras, she made it so easy for us to get amazing photos that wouldn’t have been captured otherwise - and great taste with choosing the scenery. I’ve had so many compliments. Thank you so much!
— Kathleen & Steven, Gisborne, New Zealand
Olga is definitely the photographer you are looking for to capture the beautiful moments in your life. Trust us, she is absolutely amazing and professional. We are so nervous and shy of not knowing how to act in a photoshoot and she just so friendly to guide us, comfortable to talk with, and made us relax in the shooting session hence the photos all captured perfectly beautiful. We are so lucky to have her be our maternity photographer. Thank you so much Olga, all my friends and families are really impressed with your work 😊 Cheers, Tara & Taka
— Tara & Taka, Auckland
Olga has such an amazing talent and captured all the important ‘moments’ (and more!) on our wedding day. Thank you for your warmth and professionalism, it helped to make everything seem so effortless on our special (and one of the busiest!) day. The photos look absolutely amazing!! We could not recommend Olga more.
— Shantelle & Kelly, Roselvale {Waikato, NZ}
Thank you Olga and Matt, you have done such an amazing job in capturing our day. They are beautiful. Hopefully grandkids and great grandkids will get to see us through these beautiful photos.
— Madeline & Barry, Sawmill Cafe, Leigh, NZ

"Olga, thank you so much for making the whole photography process easy and friendly. You are so amazing, you are always available to contact and the pictures are beautiful. Our highest priority on our wedding day was to have nice photos and you nailed it, so pleased we found you. Your lovely package arrived today, and it's very bittersweet because I know that's the end of our dealings - Although we will definitely be looking you up for family sessions when little babies come along. thank you so much, Olga. Love Megan and Chris" Megan & Chris, Bushmere Arms {Gisborne, NZ}

"I could not rave enough about Olga & Matt. The minute i made contact with Olga i knew i had to have her photograph my wedding. As soon as i saw her photos i needed to book her! Not only that, she is so kind and made my husband and I so comfortable. Everyone that has seen our photos say how amazing they are, every moment i felt was captured, every happy every sad every funny moment they managed to get! I had to unfortunately move my wedding to a closer date (giving Olga only 5 weeks to get organised) as my mother is terminally ill, and sure enough Olga was there. Olga i could never thank you enough for these amazing photos you have given my family and I. These are photos we are going to treasure forever." Elisah & Heremaia, Liddington Gardens Wedding {Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand}

"We couldn't have chosen a better photographer ! Olga and her husband were amazing, they really know there stuff ! We felt comfortable and it was seamless. And we absolutely love our wedding photos ! They turned out perfect ! We are both so happy , thanks soo much for all the time and effort you spent with us!" Chauntelle & Jayden, Bracu - Simunovich Olive Estate {Auckland, NZ}

"Olga was amazing right from the beginning - she made things easy and put us at ease by getting to know us, and our story and was able to capture our special day beautifully including all the small details. We absolutely love our photos and have had great feedback from everyone who has seen them! A huge thank you for amazing work capturing our day, and for all the time, effort and talent you has shared with us. Would highly recommend to everyone :)" Ellise & Wasim, Markovina Vineyard Estate Kumeu Wedding {Auckland, New Zealand}

We had the most amazing engagement shoot with Olga, we are so in love with the photos. Such a special moment to have captured
— Katrina & Marc

"Olga was fantastic on our wedding day - we didn't have to worry about a thing, she told us exactly what to do to get the most beautiful photos. We had various comments from our bridal party and our celebrant about how easy Olga was to work with. We absolutely love the photos, they are stunning - thank you so much Olga!" Jessica & Chris, Villa Maria Vineyard Estate

"Thank you so much Olga for capturing all the emotions and special moments during our wedding! Your professionalism, enthusiasm & guidance made it so special and easy for us - and the photos are stunning! We are so happy with the beautiful photos you have taken; they really do capture the emotions of the day. Looking through them brought tears to our eyes! Thank you!" Juliette & John, Castaways - Waiuku church wedding

"Olga and her team did an absolutely brilliant job in capturing all the special moments, we were so over the moon with the outcome. We're in love with the photos. Would highly highly recommend her beautiful work. And very good direction on the day. Thank you so much! " Basma & Mohammad, Langham Hotel Wedding {Auckland. NZ}

"Thank you so much Olga for the beautiful wedding photos - it was everything we wanted and more. Even the rain did not stop some fantastic moments being caught by you. Thank you thank you so much!" Sandra & Cory, Waiuku-Pukeoware farm wedding

"Thank you so so much Olga for your amazing work from our beautiful day... not only did Olga capture the most incredible moments but she was also an absolute pleasure to have around. All our love Maya and Andy xx" Maya & Andy, St Margarets Cafe garden wedding

- We love our photos they are so beautiful and natural 😊
- Absolutely brilliant. Your photos captured every
Moment.
The view priceless....venue.
I love your style.
And the mini video awesome.
Thank you
— Georgiarna & Gareth and Braunia, mother of the bride

"Thank you very much Olga, You are a wonderful photographer and we are both very happy with the photos. We felt comfortable around you and enjoyed your friendly and easy going nature, we also felt confident in trusting your judgment and advice. The photos are beautiful, we can't thank you enough." Sherrie & Simon, Highwic historic house-museum wedding

"Olga was the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding. Olga was fun, professional and really easy to get along with. Olga knew exactly what she was doing and made me feel really at ease on my wedding day, I knew she had it all under control.
We now have our photos and we are just so happy with each and every one of them; we are going to find it very hard choosing which ones to print as they are all so wonderful. Olga has captured so many special moments, both candid and natural. I have already recommended Olga to a future bride and will be sure to recommend her to many more! Thank you Olga! xx" Maria & Ben, Landsendt tropical garden wedding

"Hi Olga and Matt, Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful album for us. We loved having you both at our wedding. All of the shots are fantastic, they really captured the feelings and emotions on the day. And some of the photos show us parts we missed. Thank you very much!" Claire & Josh, DIY farm | barn wedding

"Thank you Olga for capturing our special day and for putting up with people who do not like having their photo taken. Thank you for your fun and professionalism it helped to make everything seam so effortless. The photos look amazing and you made the whole experience so easy." Tessa & John, backyard wedding

"We would like to thank you Olga for the amazing photos of our wedding. We loved your photo ideas as much as your passion and energy. You are very professional, organised and committed to the beautiful work you do. Thank you for the best memories!"; "We just want to thank you one more time for all the work, time, and passion you put into our wedding photographs. We can't even describe you all the compliments we’ve gotten on our wedding photos. We ourselves are so pleased with them. You did an outstanding job and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Also we’d like to thank you for all the extras you’ve done to give us exactly what we want. You made everything a big relief and a joy. Again, we thank you for everything you’ve done and the beauty you created." Olga & Zydon, Parnell on Rose Garden + beach outdoor wedding

"From start to finish Olga had made everything so easy going. For those who are married you would know weddings are very stressful but with Olga by our side, the photos were one less thing we needed to worry about! She customised our package to suit our needs. She's been there every step of the way and our photos look absolutely amazing!!!! I would be happy to work with her again for our next special occasion. She's friendly, professional and delightful to work with!!!! I Highly recommend using her as your photographer for any special occasion." Dominique & Owen, Formosa golf club wedding

"Beautiful photos you should be proud of your work as I am...
You captured their emotions..... What else could anyone ask for" Connie, groom's mother (Dominique & Owen wedding)

"Thank you so much! For all your warm words and of course for amazing pictures! They are just incredible! You are a big talent! and main thing - so fast delivered, we even not expected images been ready so soon! and there so many of them, I definitely will be lost for a week or though and look at them over and over again :) Thank you so much, we really appreciate!" Daria & Dmitry, Russian Orthodox Church + New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron wedding

"It's just incredible! Pictures turned out amazing! Looks like a movie :) It's just over our expectations :) Thank you so much Olga for making our dreams come true. It's just magic!" Daria & Dmitry, post-wedding photo shoot - Kariotahi beach

"Dear Olga, hank you for such a beautiful collection of photos. When I saw them I actually started crying! They're so special for us to have of a wonderful day and time with family. Thanks so much for your time and energy to get them to us so quickly. A true professional - I'll be recommending you to everyone! Hope all is well with you! Thanks a million! From all our family (all 60 of us!) - Amy xx, Nana's 90 birthday

"Amazing photographer who captured special moments for us which will be treasured for many years to come. Olga is very organised, very professional and a great person to work with. Thanks a lot!" Cramond family

Thank you so much for the our wedding photographs, they are beyond anything I could have imagined (& believe me my imagination was running wild} both Eddy & I are ecstatic with the results. You were simply amazing to work with, so professional, very thorough (given short amount of time you had to work with) & extremely patient. We are in love with your photos. They take us back to our special day every time we look at them. So Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!" Toni & Eddy, traditional church wedding + Unitec Pumphouse

"Olga, Thank you for photographing this special night for my daughter Lisa on her 21st birthday.Your thoughtful photography will keep this night alive for us. It was a great opportunity to get some family photos as everyone is in celebration mode . You have captured some wonderful authentic images of us chatting and joking around, they are warm and relaxed. You have been great to work with , and went far and beyond to make sure you captured everything . You did. Thank you so much. I would highly recommend you to anyone wanting a caring ,professional ,clever, photography for their special occasion" Elly, 21st birthday

"Not meeting Olga before our engagement shoot was a bit daunting, but from the moment she arrived and we met for the first time it was so relaxed, with her friendly smile and bubbly nature it made the day so enjoyable laughing, joking and getting to know us. After seeing our photos for the first time, we can see her true passion for photography and the work that went into our lasting memories was amazing. Anybody that is looking for a photographer, we highly recommend Olga. Thanks again Olga for a day that my fiancé and I will truely treasure!" Shelly & Shane, farm engagement photo shoot

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