2015 & 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year

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Tania Glanfield
Tania Glanfield

I highly recommend IIan. Great to work with, professional yet able to make me feel at ease in front of the camera. Great results with plenty of fun and smiles; provided exactly the right photographs and formats.

Nathan Fraher
Nathan Fraher

If you’re looking for a professional photographer I’d highly recommend Ilan. We recently had a family photoshoot that included 2 children under 5, lIan was the consummate professional and managed both the children and parents beautifully!
He has a great eye and understands the intricacies of taking amazing photos. We couldn’t be happier the end result!
Jade McConchie
Jade McConchie

Ilan is a very enthusiastic and charismatic person. He puts a lot of effort into interacting and communicating with his clients. He is skilled as a photographer and the canvas’ and photographs he produced for us were excellent. We were very pleased with his services and would certainly recommend them to others.
Sam Hutchinson

Sam Hutchinson

Ilan was commissioned to take on the difficult job of capturing the Techtorium environment and the non-tangible aspect of the business. Ilan’s skills exceeded expectations and he delivered on all areas of the guidelines we provided. I would highly recommend Ilan if your business requires the skills of an exceptional photographer.

Dick Cook

Dick Cook

Wow, what a really talented photographer. Probably the best I have worked with.
I definitely recommend him.

Charlotte Murray

Ilan is a professional photographer who demonstrates talent and would easily fit with any occasion. The results are exactly what we wanted and this is a credit to his ability to manage and produce great work.

Lyall Johnson

Lyall Johnson

Ilan is a consummate professional that made all the photo taking painless and easy. Great personality and a fabulous photographer!
Highly recommend to anyone!

Stephen Robertson

Stephen Robertson

Ilan is a very focused professional who works with his clients to create the results they are looking for. Very quick on follow up and customer service.

I would highly recommend Ilan for making and creating the photography session so easy and pleasure to get through. My mum and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with Ilan. The outcome of the photographs were flawless and they were all fine for pin up! Ilan has been accommodating to create the environment and scene that suit us despite challenging day light and atmosphere. Thumbs up!

David Smith

Ilan is a highly talented photographer and judge of photographic images. His portfolio of meticulously presented images demonstrates his ability to tell interesting stories that speak volumes about the character of his subjects. He is widely recognised among amateur and professional photographers as an outstanding artist and in a short professional career as a photographer has acquired an impressive array of awards and accolades. He has been generous with his time as a judge in photographic club competitions, providing insightful comments on the work of other photographers and advice to those seeking to develop their skills.
Theresa Wells

Ilan was very calm and considerate when working with my 2 and 4 year old. He chose a fantastic location that had great light. He gave lots of options when choosing positions and setting. After the shoot he was fast and efficient at getting the photos ready for viewing. The viewing appointment was very special as he made the atmosphere feel loving and warm. Throughout the whole experience we were given options that would work with our family and budget. But the special memories that have been created will be ever lasting. Thank you, we have a beautiful piece of artwork- pride and centre in the heart of our home.

Ilan has recently completed a series of family photos for me. The whole experience from start to the end result on our walls was fabulous. We wanted the shots to be personal to our family circumstance and this was no trouble. Of the many many shots that were taken on the day, Ilan selected the best 30 or so and we chose our favourite six under guidance and discussion with Ilan. We are extremely pleased with the results and proudly have hung them on our walls.

I would be happy to recommend Ilan for his skill with all age groups and getting that great shot that will last a lifetime.
Catalin Goran

Ilan was great to work with as he is highly motivated and a creative thinker. He is very detail oriented and fun. 

We had a photography session with Ilan and loved it! He made the experience very easy for us and accommodated for our needs. The whole process and the resulting photos were fantastic and would definitely recommend his work :)

I know Ilan for many years and enjoined his work and his special way of capturing people and moments. His pictures always put an interesting point of view to things that other may pass next too. As a semi-professional photographer I really enjoy the quality and attention to details in his work.  Recently i had the chance to experience Ilan’s work from the other size of the lens, he managed to make the process of being photographed a pleasing experience and I received a set of pictures that are unique interesting and passing the pleasant moment.

malcolm ewart

Great work, photos are amazing!

Ilan is a real professional in his field, who will do whatever is necessary to make sure that his photos look perfect every time.
He will find ways to make you smile and ensure that you look the best you can on that final photo!
I can highly recommend Ilan to anyone who is looking for high quality photography to preserve that precious moment in time forever.

Ilan does love his job and always is so excited about his work. He is doing a great job.
I love the days I meet Ilan early in the morning, He is always happy and very positive. He gives me intensive energy to for the whole day.

Ilan recently updated our family portraits. Ilan was engaging, creative and professional in his approach. Thank you Ilan for the enjoyable experience and the wonderful portraits.

Ken Dickson
Ken Dickson

Ilan is a friendly, thorough and very professional family photographer that I have no hesitation in recommending.

 

Dave and carla Carmont
Dave and Carla Carmont

Ian is very detailed in what he does and full of excitement and enthusiasm I enjoy the time spent with Ian and feel comfortable getting the photos


Dean Larritt

Big thanks to Ilan from WOW for his work with the MTP team. A diverse team and he has a great way of making people laugh and enjoy the experience.

 

itay simhony
Itay Simhony

Ilan is in my opinion a great photographer with a personal touch and in particular an amazing sense of humor.

Penny Barrett
Penny Barrett

Ilan is very passionate about photography and especially about perfecting the shot, whether landscape or people oriented. Not only is he passionate…more

Dave Lewis

An excellent and very professional photographer. He made the whole family feel relaxed. Very happy with the outcome.

 

Hayley Cross

Ilan is enthusiastic and passionate about photography. He made a difficult shoot with a moody two year old – fun and even managed to get her to smile. The results are amazing and will definitely be treasured for years to come.

May 20, 2015, Hayley was Ilan’s client

Kyle Wilson
Kyle Wilson

Ilan is super enthusiastic and clearly very passionate about his work. The way he conducts himself aids the photography process greatly, and as a client this makes your task much easier. Thanks Ilan.

Andrea Wouters

Ilan helped create the exact portrait images I was looking for. His exuberant style brought out my natural smile and his warm personality made me feel at ease. I am very impressed with his creative photographic portfolio and would not hesitate in commissioning Ilan for a piece of photographic art for my wall.

Priya Sagar
I approached Ilan at the beginning of December 2014, he was recommended to me by a friend after I viewed her portraits which looked amazing. We booked two sessions with Ilan, one with just me and my husband and the other with our family. Ilan was very professional and went out of his way to make us feel very relaxed in both sessions. I would highly recommend Ilan.
John Milner CFP, CLU, AIF, AFA
Ilan is a very passionate, imaginative photographer who is constantly striving for greatness. I would not hesitate in recommending him.

 

Di Balich
Di Balich

Ilan has a great talent in making you feel comfortable, relaxed; thus enabling great photographs and delivering the ‘essence’ of who you are.

I would recommend Ilan to any professional who wants a no fuss portrait, delivered in a timely manner, that brings out the best cost effective representation of the real you

Jan Stein

Jan Stein

Ilan is a highly qualified and enthusiastic photographer. He uses humour and gentle encouragement to bring us all together as a family to achieve the best results. As a result we now have a stunning combination of family photos to proudly display in our family home. Thanks Ilan for a professional and creative service.

 

David Martin
David Martin

Ilan was very enthusiastic and clearly enjoys his work – we have family portraits we can be proud of displayed around the home. Very professional and extremely helpful in selecting the images we ended up with.

mike oreilly

mike oreilly

Many thanks to Ilan to a memorable afternoon of photography! You encouragement and bubbly personality is brilliant and made myself and Louise relaxed. Both Louise and I had a blast during the session & we are pleased with the chosen picture. You certainly have a great eye for photography & yes we’ll see you at the opening the “Silo 6” (www.silo6.co.nz)!

shristy gupta

shristy gupta

the first word that comes to my mind when I see some of ilans work is ,’WOW’. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to work with Ilan,he’s very passionate about his work and comes up with the most creative ideas. He is a thorough professional. He is very hardworking and a perfectionist (pays attention to the tiniest details). He believes in the best and wouldn’t mind going…more

 

Nolan Masterson
Nolan Masterson

Ilan is very funny and makes a photo shoot a memorable experience. He also works very well with children.

August 24, 2014, Nolan was Ilan’s client

Ming Ha Sidnam

Thanks Ilan for your great work.

Jessica Rowland Edwardsen

Jessica Rowland Edwardsen

I hired Ilan for a family portrait and professional portrait. We are so happy with our results – Ilan creates a relaxed environment and helps you select the best photo for you. Ilan is an outstanding photographer, and one I would work with again.

 

Keren Cook
Keren Cook

Ilan has generously donated dozens of high quality photographs to the Jewish Online Museum for use to illustrate the Faith category of the Jewish Online Museum. His work beautifully captures Jewish life and thought in New Zealand. Ilan is meticulous in execution and delivery and has many ideas beyond immediate requests or needs, and his forward thinking and planning has…more

 

Gal Shapira
Gal Shapira

We had the privilege to have Ilan as our engagement photographer. We had a great time with Ilan and enjoyed the shooting sessions with him both in his studio and at Castor Bay beach. We recommend Ilan’s services to couples that want to capture their special moments. Thanks you again Ilan!

Jane Francis

Jane Francis
 I highly recommend Ilan at Wow Photography. He has an artist’s eye and knows how to bring the best out of people – including those who clam up in front of the camera. His experience with lighting, poses and setting created photos that were true to character, and both flattering and natural. I found Ilan to be very generous with his time and 100% committed to making sure we…more

 

Sarah Andrews

Ilan is a great photographer, very professional and organised. I would definitely recommend his services.

Taryn Welch

Ilan took gorgeous photos of our family in a professional manner and with superb results.

Katerina Narovcova

Marketing and Social Media Intern at Fingermark Digital Technologies

Ilan is one of the most passionate people I have ever worked with. His commitment to photography is unmatched. I would like to recommend Ilan, because his work is professional and he is working all the time for more than 100 %. The collaboration with Ilan is every time simply great!

Carolyn Victoria Jones

Carolyn Victoria Jones

Ilan produced a series of superb photos of my daughter which showed both her simple beauty and her more dramatic look – very impressed with the thought and effort that went into creating a stunning finished portrait

 

Thomas Edwardsen

Ilan is an exceptionally talented photographer/artist who maintains a high level of professionalism and customer service. He listens to customer preferences and desired outcomes, and applies his skill set with focus and humor to deliver beautiful pictures. His portfolio of work ranges from high art to basic portraits, all handled with care and respect for the customer. I…more

Sue Ira

Sue Ira

There is nothing as special in life as seeing the love, smiles and happiness of one’s family captured in a moment and saved for perpetuity! That is exactly what Ilan has been able to do for our family. Our photos are not only beautiful and creative, but they are truly reflective of us as people (and dogs!) and as a family unit. The photo shoot itself was also a fun,…more

Rosalind Smart

Rosalind Smart

When it comes to photography, Ilan is passionate and professional and has every reason to be proud of his work. It has been a pleasure working with him.

 

John Shennan

We visited Ilan’s very relaxed studio in his north shore home last year for some family photos. Quite simply, the results were stunning. He managed to capture the personalities of our two daughters beautifully on film. Everytime I look at the pictures I can’t help but smile. I can’t tell you the number of people who’ve commented on how great those picture are. Thanks Ilan!

 

John Quin
John Quin

Top quality. Engaging and accommodating to ensure the right scene and photos. Excellent technical output and value.

 

Caroline Lardy

We wanted a family portrait with our 2 year old son. Ilan made us comfortable from the start of the shooting session and we actually had great fun. It suddenly became easy and natural to take poses. The end result is more than what we expected: 2 great canvas that we will treasure as a reminder of this time in our lives.

 

Fiona Sussman

Ilan is a very professional photographer who is extremely passionate about his work. He achieved some beautiful portraits of my family, engaging us with his humour and relaxed manner.

 

Shai Aharon
Group Leader at Amdocs

Ilan has managed to capture the moment at our special family event bringing with him not just the camera but passion, sense of humor, patient and love. A true artist with a camera that is able to capture the moment, creating photos that are joy to watch again and again.

 Phil Bates

Chief Executive Officer at Calibre Limited

December 17, 2013, Phil was Ilan’s client

Leonard Bloksberg
Leonard Bloksberg

Ilan is a passionate and creative photographer who delivers exceptional results. I used Ilan for family portraits as well as business portraits and in all cases he has created an enjoyable experience for the sitting and a high quality result for me.

 

Adrian Hatwell
Adrian Hatwell
Editor, D-Photo and The Photographer’s Mail at Parkside Media

Ilan produced both some fantastic family portraits for me and wonderful head shots for my magazine work. He was excellent with my young son, who had an amazing time on the portrait shoot, and made us both feel very comfortable. The images from booth shoots are amazing, and Ilan made both experiences enjoyable, comfortable and rewarding.
Friendly, skillful and extremely…more

 

Kristine Green

Ilan is very enthusiastic about his photography, which really shows through in his work. Not only is he good at what he does he encourages others in what they do creating a wonderful atmosphere. I would highly recommend Ilan for your photography needs, he is passionate hard working and gets great results.

Kristine Green
Fashion for Charity Director

 

Vernon Julich
Technical Specialist – Windows at Revera

Ilan Made the experience enjoyable and we are very pleased with the out come of out photos

 

Owen McCall
Owen McCall

It was great working with Ilan to create my portrait photo. I don;t particularly like having my photo taken but Ilan created a warm friendly environment that allowed me to relax and enjoy the shoot. He then provided a web album containing a selection of great images which made the selection process quick and easy. Finally, Ilan cropped the images to the required size and…more

 

Ken Grace
Ken Grace
Director, Department of Writing

Ilan, thanks for the photos. You’ve made my ugly old mug look passable and created the impression that I may even be somewhat professional. No small achievement!

 

Patrick McVeigh

Ilan just did some fantastic family portraits for us on Castor Bay beach – they came out really well and the have been framed up beautifully

 

Gail Rotherham
Gail Rotherham

Llan is very passionate about his work and giving his clients a memorable experience, this is captured in his photography.

 

Karl Bridges
Karl Bridges

Ilan is a great photographer whom I have used for business and personal photography and one that I would recommend. He produces great results, is very easy to get on with, helps you relax and listens to what you want. He is also very affordable in comparison to other professional photography studios in the area.

 

Jenny Livschitz
Jenny Livschitz

Great service provided over the years. Talented professional. Highly recommended.

 

Alan Saks
Alan Saks

Ilan did a family shoot for us – he was good to work with, creative and set the right vibe. He’s a great communicator, efficient and delivers results as promised. We now have some memorable images that record a turning point in our lives when our daughter left home to live and work in Sydney. As a former professional photographer myself and my wife who has a very critical…more

 

Dora Green

Ilan is an award winning photographer who takes time to assess his clients desires and realizes these for them.
He takes beautiful photos and I would recommend him to any one seeking a photographer to capture their special day.

 

Debbie Ravji
Debbie Ravji

I would be happy to use or recommend Ilan he uses the natural elements of a local beach to take the most amazing family photo’s. He is not only creating a master piece of Art he is creating a great moment that is captured for ever. Debbie Ravji

 

Anton Bruell
Sales and Commercial Manager at Cospak Ltd

Ilan photographed our wedding. He worked incredibly hard both on the day and afterwards. The result was fantastic – he really captured the spirit of the day.

 

Fady Zaki
Fady Zaki

Ilan delivers incredible photography that capture moments turning them into fabulous pictures. A passionate and enthusiastic professional who knows how to make the photo session relaxed and enjoyable. Certainly recommended.

 

Emily Vaivao
Emily Vaivao

Ilan is a professional and fun photographer to work with, he made the photo shoot enjoyable and produced such beautiful photos, memories for life!! Thanks Ilan!

 

Haritha Pidikiti
Haritha Pidikiti

We found Ilan truly amazing. He made us feel relaxed and at ease & made our shoot an enjoyable experience. We both were blown away by the shots & received many compliments. I am pleased we chose Ilan for our photoshoot. Great work Ilan!

 

Aleksandra Petrovic
Aleksandra Petrovic

Ilan has blown our minds with his talent and vision!!! We have never seen anything remotely close to Ilan’s style of photography before or since our family portraits.
His attention to detail, passion, and professionalism was unmatched.
We were looking for a highly creative photographer with a passion for art…needless to say, that is what we got! He has an amazing…more

 

Laine Ratsep
Laine Ratsep

Ilan quite simply does amazing work. The tonal richness of his images is stunning.

 

Alan Good
Alan Good

Ilan is a passionate and enthusiastic photographer who is keen to give his customers a pleasant experience and create a photographic study that can be considered a work of art.

 

Aylon Spigel
Aylon Spigel

I know Ilan for many years and I saw his photography work from his start. Ilan unique point of view and orientation for details has always created a work of Art that lead for great reviews. His current nickname suits his work: WOW photography.

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Adrienne Chapman

Ilan was fantastic to work with. His witty personally and passion for his work made the experience lots of fun during the photo shoot. he was great at putting us at ease and hence the photos are very natural. We loved the variety of photos to choose from and how they captured each of our personalities. The setting was fantastic and the photographic results were great. It…more

 

David Swain
David Swain

…with today’s technology it is relatively easy to take a good photograph! Taking a GREAT photograph and getting the subject looking their best is however an art which Technology alone can not achieve. That is why we commission Ilan. He uses outstanding natural backgrounds and lighting and a relaxed professionalism which bring out the best in his subjects. We feel very…more

 

Lynn Power
Lynn Power

Ilan provided an excellent array of business portfolio photographs suitable for many uses. His high level of customer service (prompt, timely, efficient and personable) meant he was a pleasure to work with and the results are fantastic. I would highly recommend Ilan for any similar photographic work.

 

Jo De Voogd

Ilan is an artist. His photographic work is beautiful. I recommend him as an expert in his field.

 

peter bruell
peter bruell

llan is an excellent photographer who when the extra mile to make sure that our photographs were extra special. Given the worst conditions to work with Llan came up trumps. He was on the job for a full day plus some and never rushed to get the job done but was dedicated throughout. A real professional.

 

Ruth Thomas

As a senior lecturer in journalism, and formerly managing director of two companies of community newspapers for 20 years, I have had considerable experience with photographers and photographs. I found Ilan’s enthusiasm and passion to get things right exemplary…he would always give more than 100% on any job I asked him for and his images were powerful.

 

Raymond Hall
Raymond Hall

We engaged IIan to create something special for us and he has delivered. We found IIan professional and engaging at the same time, he listened to what we wanted to achieve and the results are exactly what we were after.

 

Linda Stevens

We really enjoyed working with Ilan, he is so passionate and enthusiastic about each job. He is determined that the customer will be happy and the results are fantastic and will be treasured forever.

 

Rachel Pascoe
Rachel Pascoe

I have never been the kind of person that likes being in front of a camera, but Ilan is so professional which made it easy and very fun to be the one in the lime light. I highly recommend his services if you are after a very creative photographer

 

Rob Bernstein
Rob Bernstein

Ilan is a focussed professional, and seems able to capture the best moments. Highly recommended.

 

Grant McKenzie

Ilan definitely named his company correctly – Wow Photography, because we quite simply went wow when we saw the big canvas he did of our family. The photo session was painless and we took beach and studio pictures. Ilan then prepared them and showed us on the big screen and the photos were just great, however the finished result was just amazing, WOW! When you look at the…more

 

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