Kind Words

“Lionel was amazing, from our first meeting until the big day he was on hand to answer any queries. 

What first struck us about Lionel was his genuineness. He was sincere and extremely easy to get along with. Taking a real interest in us and our story.

On the big day Lionel was outstanding. He had asked us how we would like the day to go which for us was unobtrusive but there to capture all the movements of the day. Lionel worked tirelessly and he stayed way into the night. His pictures are fantastic and we couldn’t be happier with what he did for us!! 

Thank you Lionel for helping to capture our perfect day.”

 ~ Rachel & Heath

 

“Lionel was the photographer at our wedding. He was amazing! To have beautiful photos is one thing but he really did make the experience so easy and fun!

He was always very polite, accommodating and encouraging of our ideas. My bridal party LOVED him, Lionel did not treat us like clients, but more like his own friends and we all felt at ease & had a great time!

I would definitely recommend Lionel’s services to anyone wanting to get some great photos alongside customer service that goes the extra mile! Looking forward to the next time I will need a photographer! – thanks heaps Lionel!”

~ Tanaki & Margaret

 

“We had a lot of fun at our engagement shoot with Lionel. Neither of us are used to being in front of the camera, but he quickly put us at ease and found some lovely spaces and lighting to use for our photos.

We’re really looking forward to Lionel photographing our wedding day in a few months (here’s hoping for weather as gorgeous as the day we had for our engagement shoot!)”

~ Bailey & Dan

 

“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.

Prior 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

 

“I would highly recommend Lionel as a photographer! When we found him I thought it was too good to be true – with such reasonable prices, yet photos that are top of the line. We could not be happier.

His photos are simply breath taking. He is lovely to work with – taking on board our ideas but also adding his own skills and creative input. Every interaction with Lionel is a delight.

His generosity and flexibility regarding the number of hours he works during a photoshoot or wedding day is wonderful and something that is very rare in this industry – Lionel goes above and beyond what you would expect. We are so thankful to have him as our photographer.”

~ Katherine & Ruan

 

“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

 

“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

 

“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 fiancé. I would definitely recommend him to others!”

~ Xueling & Cheng

 

“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

 

“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

 

“Living down in Kinloch, Taupo, we were most impressed that Lionel made an early visit to Kinloch to officially meet us and scout out some photography locations.  His professionalism and friendliness made us feel totally at ease.  The stand out for us was that Lionel stayed for majority of our entire day/evening, making sure he captured every moment for us.  The final photos are fantastic and we could not be happier.  Thank you so much Lionel for sharing and capturing our special day.”

~ Rochelle & Justin

 

“Lionel was an exceptional photographer for our wedding. He made himself available all day, got our guests smiling and had great input for photos to capture the precious moments through the day. He also supplied plenty of photos for us to pick from. His great use of sunlight resulted in photos that looked striking but very natural, which was exactly what we were after. We would happily recommend him to anyone we knew as a wedding photographer! Thank you for your hard work and the stunning photos Lionel!”

~ Gloria & Rob

 

“Our experience was an absolute blast! Lionel was extremely professional, but also very humble and easy to get along with. Not only did he show interest in what we wanted, he also gave great ideas and went out of his way to insure we were comfortable and at ease. The engagement photos turned out better than we could have ever expected and we cannot wait for our wedding day. Definitely a 10/10 from us!”

~ Julianne & Mike

 

“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

 

“A big thank you to your amazing photography talents, the pictures look incredible. It’s going to be tough to decide now on which ones to frame.

Thank you for contributing so richly to the day and capturing the moments as you did. You worked very hard indeed! We are so happy with the main images, I cannot wait to see the highlights.

Thanks again and God Bless”

~ Joan & Swendson

 

“From the moment we found Lionel’s website showing his work we knew he was going to be the one to do our wedding photos, we met with him just to be sure and without a doubt, we booked him in straight away. Best decision ever, Lionel is super easy to deal with and made the whole photo process easy, just got our sneak peak and photos are exceptional!”

~ Ashley & Callum

 

“Lionel shot both our engagement shoot and our wonderful wedding day. We were both quite nervous about having our wedding photos done so he suggested having the engagement shoot, I’m so glad we did. It was good to have the practice and to know what to expect. Lionel put us at ease.

Lionel was present for our wedding from very early morning up until it was dark and no more photos could be done. He captured the essence of the day, many friends and family have commented that our photos show how much we love one another! He got some great shots with our very active young son too, which I was extremely excited about. We also received so many photos to choose from and look back on.

Thank you again Lionel!”

~ Elesha & Goran

 

“Lionel was so professional from beginning to end. Not only was he attentive in all our needs, he went beyond what was expected to ensure he captured our day perfectly.

His communication from our very first interaction was impeccable, ensuring that we were on the right track throughout a stressful (but awesome) time.

On the day, even though some spells of rain and escaping Alpacas, words cannot do his work justice – each photo is like reliving our amazing day. He even went out of his way to send us some hot spots to go to on our honeymoon!

I definitely recommend Lionel’s services for your upcoming weddings, engagements and events. I will absolutely be referring him to my friends and family – and he will be first on my call list if I need a photographer in the future!

Thank you Lionel!”

~ Tyler & Rennie

 

“A simply amazing photographer with such attention to detail and constantly looking for clever ways to enhance each photo. We began dealing with Lionel a year ago, he was prompt coming back to us to confirm availability for our chosen day and from that point on was so friendly and accommodating. He was awesome on the day and clearly knew what he was doing (we’d never done a photo shoot before so we needed direction lol!) he was amazing with our guests (book him and see for yourself!) and today we received our sneak peeks – couldn’t be happier with his work, the photos brought a few tears to the eyes as I relived some of the moments and there were moments I didn’t know he captured. Pleasure working with you!!! If I do it all again, I know who I’ll ask!!”

~ Beverley & Jason

 

“Lionel you were awesome on our wedding day! You are so easy-going​ and it’s so easy to feel comfortable around you. You have a great passion for the work you do and because of that passion you put a lot of effort into what you do not only because it’s your job but because you love what you do. That really shows in the pictures you’ve captured for us. We are so happy with the photos, you have captured the light so perfectly. You really listened to when we said we wanted to be able to look back and remember everyone that was there on the day because you have provided alot of images with groups of our different loved ones. Awesome job Lionel and thank you.”

~ Nikita & Stephen

 

“Amazing! Photos are perfect and we didn’t even know Lionel was there. 100% recommend!”

~ Brittany & Richard

 

“Lionel was very professional and made photo sessions quick, easy and stress free for everyone. Thank you Lionel for doing such a great job in capturing our big day and for the quick turn-around time in getting our photos back to us – we love them all!”

~ Jenny & James

 

“Wow, where do you start when you have got so many amazing comments to give one person!? The first day I met up with Lionel I really couldn’t give him a lot of information as my emotions from struggling to find a photographer got the better of me (it was only 4 and a half weeks till our wedding!!!). We couldn’t have asked for anyone better to capture the special moments of the start of our new life together. With not a lot to work with Lionel gave us the best wedding album a bride could ever ask for, he went well out of his way to make every photo and every little detail perfect. Thank you Lionel for all the work and effort that went into our photos, we truly are very lucky.”

~ Zandrie & Dean