Olga Levien

Olga Levien

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I believe in documenting the the story of your wedding day: when you are smiling and laughing, when you are crying and sad, surrounding special for you people, when you are having your so special moments! 
I would love to capture raw emotions, connection, natural and candid shots during the day! 
 
I would love to capture your story, because its a treasured forever moments, and only photographs will show them truly and as it was. 
I love people and I see every one and their special personality what helps me a lot to find individual way to communicate with each one and capture the moments which speaks to you!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Im located in Auckland-Hamilton area on North Island (New Zealand). Travel fee outside this areas includes milage | airfare, accomodation etc.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

Im in photography over 5 years, wedding photography business over 2 years, most of weddings Im shooting as main photographer. Limited number of wedding accepted each month as I prefer to give my awesome wedding clients 100% attention.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style is a mix of fine art and documentary | lifestyle photography. I love to capture emotions and moments, find beauty in details and harmony in moments!

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

I have different options for wedding coverage and happy to create a custom package what best suits your needs. Usually I providing between 5 and 12 hours of coverage, 1 or 2 photographers on the wedding day, engagement session, prints | products (Queensberry albums etc.). Complete wedding day packages begins at $1750. Each wedding is so special so I prefer to meet client and discuss all wedding details for find a best option | package what suits their needs.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes, sure we can meet face to face in suitable location or organise a Skype, Facebook call etc. I would love to have a consultation for understand if we on the same page :)

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

Im always studying on my photography way, I finished photography school back in Russia, took heaps of photography workshops recently and keep learning every day, its a long process which never stops :)

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I'm Olga Levien, an Auckland award winning wedding photographer, wife of a handsome kiwi husband and Mama of 2 beautiful babies - prince William and princess Anna-Bella. 
I am originally from Saint-Petersburg, Russia and met my husband overseas in Europe (English is not native language for me, more use to Russian). The next thing I know, we moved to New Zealand (a very beautiful country with wild nature and a great lifestyle). Our wedding was simple with only a few guests. Our two babies were born one right after the other (that was the plan!). They are so gorgeous and active. Yes, they can be a nightmare sometimes, but I love every moment with them. 
My past teaching experience helps a lot with organising my sessions, I earned PhD and was a geography lecture at Herzen University. I am a people person, I love to talk and make everyone relax, even in hectic moments! 
When I was little I dreamt about: 
- travel - and now I live in Hobbit country and I am happy to travel around for destination weddings! 
- being a figure skater - I started to learn figure skating when I was 25 and can do jumps and spins now - all things are possible if you really want them to happen! 
- history - going back in time to explore and experience different time periods and wear beautiful dresses - now I love to create these artistic moments with my camera, no limits for imagination! 
I love storytelling and being part of engagement and wedding celebrations, capturing all the raw emotions, seeing moments of both laughing and crying, documenting the true story of your special day. These are such treasured memories - everyone deserves to have their story told in images that speak from the heart! Love is all around us!

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