Have a look at what some couples had to say about their weddings – mainly touching on the photography side of things!

“Ihaka and I are very grateful to you for the incredible memories of our wedding day which you captured so beautifully for us. Leading up to the big day, your communication with us was open, clear and timely. We felt you understood what we wanted and we already felt at ease.

On the day you fitted in perfectly, in fact so well that we barely noticed you – it wasn’t until we saw the photos that we realised that you had been present and alert for all of the most important moments. A wedding day goes so fast and there are so many things that, as the bride and groom, escape your notice.

Looking through the photos was such a gift. You’ve captured the joy, laughter, tears, nerves, love, excitement and beauty that we remembered feeling on that day – and now we have a tangible record, through your lens. Our friends and family absolutely love what you’ve captured. Thank you so much.”

– Peta-Maria & Ihaka

“The photos came out great and Lionel was incredibly easy to work with. We were informed of what to expect from our very first meeting and Lionel was flexible and accommodating to our requests. The photos seem to come to live as Lionel was able to beautifully capture fleeting but significant moments on camera. We loved the collection of photos we received and we absolutely loved the memories stored behind each and every photo delivered. Thanks for the hard work Lionel, great stuff!”

– Carol & Chris

“Working with Lionel on our engagement photo shoot was a blast, we didn’t realise how much fun we would have and how comfortable we would feel in front of the camera. As a couple this isn’t something we do everyday so we weren’t experts at how to pose or what we should actually be doing. Therefore it was great to have a photographer who knew what direction he wanted for the photo shoot and with his creative ideas we were able to capture some spectacular photos. Overall we were very impressed with Lionel’s skills as a photographer, his professionalism and his ability to make us feel comfortable in front of the camera. We look forward to having him at our wedding.”

– Annie & Elijah

“Before our Engagement Session, we were very nervous as it was our first photo shoot. As soon as I met Lionel, he was very welcoming, relatable, and professional.

Pior to the photo shoot, he had found some beautiful spots and he wanted to know exactly what type of photos we would like. That showed me that he puts a lot of time and effort into his clients and his work. We were very impressed with his photography skills and how he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. He is very prompt in contacting you back (which we love) and is very accommodating. He has gone over and beyond for us and we are very grateful for his kind and generous heart.

I would highly recommend Lionel for any sort of photography as he makes you feel comfortable and he is very knowledgeable about what will look good in the shot. We are very happy with our photos, as they are natural, beautiful and creative. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Lionel, so much as he is now our wedding photographer and we trust him in doing an amazing job.”

– Michael & Tayla

“We are very thankful for Lionel’s services that helped to make our wedding day special! In particular we were grateful for the relative ease in communication and openness that Lionel offered. As well as this he was very well in control of what he thought would be good photo opportunities but always asking for our thoughts when doing so. Having someone who knew what they were doing made the day much more enjoyable. As well as that we are absolutely happy with the final photos which we will cherish as great memories made even better by a talented photographer. Thanks so much Lionel we have referred you to many of our friends.”

– Liana & Marcus

“We took our engagement photoshoot when the weather in Auckland was still pretty erratic – the skies poured and cleared within a short period of time. We are very thankful that Lionel was flexible and agreed to have the shoot once the skies cleared up. During the shoot, he was patient with us and guided us throughout the shoot, making it quite an enjoyable and relaxing session. The photos turned out lovely, capturing both the vast landscapes/architecture, and spontaneous moments between me and my fiance. I would definitely recommend him to others!”

– Xueling & Cheng

“My husband and I used Lionel for our wedding and we received our photos back within a month and are absolutely stoked with them. Lionel captured all the special moments and all of our guests enjoying themselves, as well as our venue, etc. I’m not the best at posing for photos but Lionel put me at ease and I really enjoyed every moment of his company. I would highly recommend Lionel as he is very friendly and professional. We couldn’t have asked for better memories of our special day.”

– Dana & Cameron