2015 & 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year


Testimonials and Reviews

I am grateful for all comments received from my customers and yours are of no exception. Thank you for your time and effort in sharing your experience. I look forward to repeating “You are more than welcome!” whenever you need my services again.

Enjoy reading Wow Photography Trademe page reviews, my LinkedIn endorsements and these enthusiastic testimonials:

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.

Bruce England

Ilan was great at taking my photos and getting the best shoots of me I highly recommend him. Thanks again Ilan

Liz Stanaway
My Partner and I really enjoyed our experience having a photos taken. We were extremely impressed with the end result and our Canvas is now hanging as pride of place on our living room wall.

Peter Fraher
Trust Ilan Wittenberg, master award winning photographer to create the portraits you always dreamed of. You will have magic photos and a wonderful experience with Ilan that will ensure you will be back and also tell all your friends.

Theo Simeonidis
A recent visit from UK of my daughter and granddaughter, and daughter from Wellington, presented a rare opportunity to get some special photos to serve as a wonderful reminder of the time spent together. This was especially important to me as I had not seen my granddaughter, now three, since she was just three months old. The task of capturing special moments of me with my girls that we could all proudly retain as wall-art was given to Ilan of WOW Photography.

While my daughter from UK was happy to participate in the outdoor, beach-setting photoshoot with Ilan, she did say that a previous effort to obtain studio portraits of her with her daughter, in London, had left her a “broken woman”! Her little girl (Lexi) was not co-operative in smiling and refused to settle with any sort of pose for the camera.

The photoshoot with Ilan was a totally different story. In a short space of time Lexi was totally engaged, co-operative and let out her inherent happy disposition, smiles, laughter and personality to be captured on film. All the photos were simply stunning, but with Ilan’s guidance, we were able to select the best that suited our individual preferences: I chose a composite canvas, featuring a large family centre-piece photo, surrounded by four smaller photos, while my daughters each chose a large triptych with three large photos.

We are all thrilled with the wall-art created by Ilan which captures the magic and memories resulting from the rare opportunity to have all “my girls” with me at the same time. I thoroughly recommend Ilan’s services – he is a total professional and, after all, he wasn’t the 2015 and 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year for nothing!

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.

Bart Van Werkhooven
Photo’s taken by Ilan is experience and a journey, from the moment you meet to the moment your professional taken photos are presented, he is also one of the nicest and caring persons I have met, he will get the best out of you on the right moment. You wouldn’t be able to find a photographer who could stack up to Ilan, his flexibility and his amazing eye for detail and framing are unsurpassed, he knows all the right locations, when Ilan first show your shots it will be a revelation.

Bert Berghmans
We went on a photo shoot with Ilan and he is just amazing. his studio is fully equipped and the result of our shoot was great! He makes you laugh during the shoot which results in very natural pictures.

Sahan Lalpe
We had a family portrait taken by Ilan Wittenberg in December last year (2016). We have never been in a professional photoshoot of the likes done by Ilan. I expected the photoshoot to be a quick affair. We would come in, Ilan would take the photos and that would be it.
However, Ilan took the time to explain his process and he got to know us a little bit. He managed to develop a good rapport with us in a relatively short period of time. This ultimately led us to be more relaxed and have fun during the photoshoot. The photos captured the joy of the occasion, which was largely due to the efforts of Ilan. We will treasure the memories, photos and the final product (canvas prints of select photos) produced by Ilan.
Thank you for taking your time and effort in getting to know us and using your great skills to produce amazing photos. Hope you keep building on your success, and best of luck with all your future endeavours. I would definitely recommend the service provided by Ilan, it is worth it.

Sarah Su
Thank you for the amazing work of art I just hung up on my wall.

Wayne Gartrell
The photos “ROCK”

Keegan Rautenbach
We did a family portrait with Ilan in December. It was an early morning shoot on the beach. It was a first for our family and we were quite nervous. Ilan had a teenager to work with (apparently it is not cool for teenagers to smile) but Ilan got the most beautiful photos with smiles out of him! It was an amazing experience and definitely something I would like to do again in a couple years time! Thanks Ilan for an incredible experience, we will see you again in a year or two:-)

Stephen Martin
Ilan was professional and courteous and is passionate about what he does. We were pleased with our family portrait photos. Thanks Ilan.

Melanie Reid
Ilan is a fabulous photographer. You instantly feel at ease and the standard of professionalism is so high, that you know you’ll come away with the perfect shots. I can’t recommend Ilan’s work enough. He is one of the best photographers I’ve ever worked with.

Brenda Rainham
Ilan is very accommodating and encouraging. The communication and organisation was very professional considering we had teenagers to organise. Ilan made us all very comfortable with the location in a natural setting which he suggested would suit us.  Ilan was helpful with the way it was presented for us to dwindle the choice down to suit our budget, we chose a large family canvas and are very happy.

Annalise Brown
My family and I absolutely loved our time with Ilan! Beautiful photographs that last a life time, would definitely recommend
Thank you very much Ilan for sharing your talent with us all!

Lilian Rolston
Ilan takes time to ensure a great setting and his photos reflect his attention to detail. His photographs are fantastic works of art.

Pippa Midgley
Ilan was very patient with us; two children under 4 could have been a challenge for some but he has captured the essence of our cheeky wee boy! We appreciate that he was very accommodating of us and our needs. Thanks Ilan.

Janine van de Merwe
I needed a photographer for my sons’ 21st birthday and called a number of places – many didn’t bother calling back, but Ilan did. He could accommodate us at a time that suited us. Arriving at the studio, we were welcomed and made to feel at ease. Posing was a lot of fun and Ilan really engages with everyone to keep the smiles going. The photos turned out great, I am so happy with them, it was money well spent! Thanks Ilan, these photos and memories of the day will last a lifetime.

Ellie Marshall
Ilan was incredible to work with. The studio was wonderful, super professional and relaxing. The images we got together were amazing and I cannot wait to work with him again. Highly recommend him to everyone.

Tania Glanfield
Ilan is fantastic to work with. I am thrilled with the photographs he took. He really took his time to get everything perfect, a great communicator and so friendly to deal with. I highly recommend Ilan, his photographs are outstanding – he made me look good – thank you so much.

Ivanka Jevtovic
To Ilan one of the best photographers in New Zealand.  You are an amazing photographer with precise eye and attention to the details. It was my absolute pleasure working with you. I Will highly recommend you to anyone I come across.

Megan Dyer
Beautiful photos and an amazing all round experience. Ilan is funny and makes you feel very comfortable :) can’t wait for the final product :)

George Wood
At the last minute six of us decided to stand for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board at the elections. One thing standing, as a team, for local elections is to market the group in the most positive manner. Good quality photographs are essential. We all had various ideas and then one of the team suggested that we seek the support of Ilan Wittenberg. That decision to engage Ilan was a most sound and proper course of action. The photographs were taken in record time and result was amazing. Thank you ever so much Ilan.

Eclypse Lee
Many thanks Ilan for the awesome family portrait. We have 3 kids 5 and under and Ilan was kind and patient and managed to get a great shot with all kids smiling and looking which is no easy task. The back drop at Castor Bay is stunning and we are thrilled with the beautiful print which is now framed and up on the wall. I recommend Ilan to all who want a moment in time and spectacular image captured and we will definitely consider him again in the future. :)

Raffaela Delmonte
An absolute blast! The photo shooting session was a family fun experience followed by a great photos show at Ilan’s studio. It was hard to choose just one photo. We will enjoy it for a very long time. Thanks Ilan!

Dianne Walker
So highly recommend this photographer. We never intended on buying what we did, but the pics were to beautiful not to buy. Ilan was wonderful with the kids and had the patience of a saint. We are so super impressed and would definitely use him again.

Cheng Ooi
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.

Penelope Baber
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.

Roland and Karina Atkins
A very enjoyable and fun experience. We are so happy with our canvas – thank you so much.

Greg Horscroft
It was THE wife’s idea for our family photo. Not being much for photo’s, I wasn’t all that keen. BUT, what an experience. Ilan is awesome at what he does and I am not surprised that he is an award winning photographer. I highly recommend him, and would not hesitate going to him for photo’s again. You get what you pay for, and to purchase a piece of Ilan’s passion that is focused on portrait’s of your family, I believe is worth every cent, in fact, priceless! Thank you Ilan, definitely AAA+++

Matthew & Erin Foster
The canvasses have arrived the day after we spoke. They are fantastic and we are delighted with the results

Penelope Baber
Our recent 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 have proudly have hung our pictures in our home. I would be happy to recommend Ilan for his skill with all age groups and getting that great shot that will last a lifetime.

Mary Moore
I’ve seen a variety of Ilan’s portraits and must say I love his work. Technically and artistically the standard of his work is excellent.

Svetlana Hawkes
Very professional, very down to earth and a great guy. His work is beyond what I could’ve asked for, thanks so much for working with me. Definitely would recommend to everyone. Cheers

Mark Williams
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.

Luba Bell
Ilan gave us a great entertainment and high quality work. We had an amazing experience. Highly recommended!

Anna Glasgo
Our family portrait is stunning, IIan has captured our family wonderfully, we all look so natural and happy, including the dog! Thank you IIan.

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. Thanks Ilan for your work.

Dave Carmont
Ilan is very detailed in what he does and full of excitement and enthusiasm I enjoy the time spent with Ilan and feel comfortable getting the photo shoot knowing he is very good at what he does thanks again for all the photos and your time

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

Yusuke Kato
Ilan is a unique professional photographer. He created my family photo much better than what I could imagine. Highly recommended.

Fernanda Muñoz
I would rate along with my family this experience as a 10/10. Ilan made us feel very comfortable and happy during the photoshoot. He captured beautiful moments of our family in camera that now we will always have. He is very professional and passionate about his career. It was great having the opportunity to do this family portrait with Ilan.

Stephen Lett
This was a truly amazing experience. Ilan was absolutely wonderful and we are thrilled with the outcome. Thank you so much Ilan!

What a beautiful family picture, a snapshot in time of our family life. We had a lot of fun in your studio, and you have a wonderful way of making baby Ruby smile. Thank you Ilan, we will treasure it always.

Sammy Liu
Thank you for your time and taking beautiful family photos for us. We really appreciate your time and effort that has been put into taking our family photos.
And we’re happy with the stunning pictures.

Kenneth Dickson
On behalf of all the Dickson family we want to thank you for your photographs. Please know that they are very appreciated and will add to our most remarkable experience. It has been a pleasure to meet and know you.

Jodie Simich
Thank you so much, Ilan! You really put us at ease during the photoshoot. It was a fun day especially for our 2-year old daughter. You took amazing shots of us and our photos are now proudly displayed in our living room. Priceless memories indeed!

Susanne Kemp
We had a great.experience with Ilan, he made us feel welcome and was fantastic with the children which led to some beautiful photos. Thank you again!

Hayley Douglas

Lots of fun and lovely photos, thank you very much for making it such a great experience. I really would just like to thank you again for the portrait, James and I are both extremely happy with it. Thank you so much for doing such a great job.

Alison Bramley
We have just received some fantastic family photos from Ilan Wittenberg. I was really surprised as I went to the photo session thinking “oh well lets see”, not really expecting much? but the photo session was relaxed and we came away delighted with the results. Thank you Ilan we haven’t had a decent family picture for many years.

Megan Dyer
Beautiful photos and an amazing all round experience. Ilan is funny and makes you feel very comfortable :) can’t wait for the final product :)

Jessica ChenSeo
Wonderful, kind and professional. His picture speaks to you with emotions. Highly recommend it.

Sheryl Bridges
 If you feel embarrassed at having your picture taken then Ilan is the man to do the job. He makes you feel comfortable right away. He’s fantastic with ants in their pants toddlers and kids. The outcome are pictures that will take pride in your home and albums. Highly recommended.

Jenna Fidler
Wow, I am so happy with this photo and Ilan was great with the kids during the session. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.

Hiriczko Kinga
A Big Thank You Ilan for the phenomenal photos and the amazing experience, it was such great pleasure to meet you. I had the best ever costumer service, really felt special, cared and looked after. 

I can say you are someone who really loves and enjoys his work so you make people feel great! Thank you!

Cecilia Menezes
Thanks Ilan for our first family portrait so beautifully and professionally presented on the canvas. You made it so easy and comfortable for us especially with my boys.

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

Lana Dowd
Thanks Ilan for the lovely photos. a priceless memoir we will treasure for years to come. Thanks for accommodating us so kindly and making sure our little girl stayed happy for the hour. We really appreciate your time and efforts into giving us this wonderful gift!

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.

Andrea Clemens
Our sincere appreciation for your willingness in going above and beyond at our father’s funeral. We recognize the high quality of your work.
Warm regards, Andrea Clemens and Graham Blow

Ian Buckland
Thanks Ilan for the lovely family portrait you created. I hope it reminds us of these good times for years to come.

Bert Berghmans
Ilan is a great artist. He makes you feel comfortable from the second you meet him and this shows in the amazing pictures that follow from his shoot. It was a privilege to have met him and have him take our family portrait. With some witty humour, he makes everybody smile. It was a fantastic experience and the result is astonishing! Thanks again!

Hannah Gordon
I have always wanted professional family portraits taken, and Ilan did not disappoint! We purchased a beautiful canvas with photos of our family and young daughter. It will look stunning having pride of place on our wall. Thank you Ilan!

Rob ter Braak
Ilan has been a very professional fabulous person to deal with. Never putting any pressure on us to purchase whatever size photo. The photos produced by Ilan were of incredibly high quality (even if I’m not an expert in this field). In years to come, when wedding & grandchildren come along we will definitely be in touch with Ilan again. Many thanks for all your fabulous work Ilan. Go well. Kindest regards the ter Braak Family.

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, especially to those who don’t like getting photos taken. With Ilan’s sense of humor and professionalism, not only will you have a great time but the outcome of the photos will be breathtaking.

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 wouldn’t hesitate in commissioning Ilan for a piece of photographic art for my wall.

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.

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.

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

John Milner
Ilan is a very passionate, imaginative photographer who is constantly striving for greatness. I would not hesitate in recommending him.

Rachelle Vincent
Thank you so much for your patience with us!  You have been delight to deal with.

Hayley Baines
On behalf of Nick and myself, thank you so much for a fun, relaxed shoot yesterday. We were so impressed with your work and look forward to our prints arriving. Beautiful snapshots of time, we will cherish forever. We will be recommending you, Ilan!

Mike O’Reilly
Many thanks to Ilan Wittenberg to a memorable afternoon of photography! You encouragement and bubbly personality is brilliant and made myself and Louise laugh our heads off. You certainly have a great eye for photography & yes we’ll see you at the opening Exhibition opening night for “Silo 6

Eduardo – Image Central Meetup group
It was a wonderful talk and presentation of Ilan. Never had I a dull moment and Ilan is a good speaker too. Thank you Ilan for the superb presentation and to Anil for organising this event.

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 were happy with the end result.

Jeanette Maher
We are so pleased with our photos fantastic and excellent condition. Highly recommended:)

Linda McKenzie
Absolutely wonderful. Ilan has done a wonderful job of bringing my family together and taking such lovely momentous photos of me and my children. He’s kind and caring and obviously passionate about his work, producing beautiful results. Thank you very much Ilan, I highly recommend you.

Louise Hall
The photos you took of my father Harvey Hook and my son Soren Hall are simply excellent!

Bridget Baker
We found Ilan to be passionate about his aim to give us an incredible memory. He has fantastic communication skills, he is friendly and was wonderful with our children. Thanks Ilan for giving us the ‘wow’ experience and we proudly hang your masterpieces on our walls.

Linda Hook
Your photos of my Dad and my Nephew are awesome!

Carolyn Victoria Jones
Excellent series of photos – captured many different aspects of my daughter’s personality and showed both her simple beauty and her more dramatic side – stunning photography!

Thomas Edwardsen – Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State 
Ilan is an exceptionally talented photographer 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 professional portraits, all handled with care and respect for the customer. I highly recommend Ilan for your professional or family portrait needs.

Angela and Kevin Reeves
Just a quick word to say how happy we are with the family portraits Ilan took for us. We found Ilan professional and easy to work with and it certainly shows in the results. We would recommend Ilan to anyone who wants an outstanding series of family portraits done in an easy and professional manner. Thanks Ilan.

Clive Bartleet Art (Photography) – Assistant HOD, Rangitoto College
Thank you Ilan for sharing your moving and very timely WWII veterans portraits with me .Your empathy with your subjects and your photographic treatment of them shows not only an understanding of the veterans but also the connection you made with them and the trust they show in you as their photographer. Congratulations on this relevant body of work.

Sue and Toni 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, rewarding and memorable experience. Ilan was very patient with us and the dogs, and gave us some really great ideas & tips for making it a success. Thank you Ilan!

Rose and Mike Smart
Delighted with both the sitting and the excellent prints and canvasses. Ilan made the photography session easy and fun and definitely knew how to get the best out of us. His advice during the review of the photos and how best to choose which photos to use and how to mount them (canvass or prints) was both patient and informed. We have no hesitation in recommending Ilan and Wow Photography.

Chris and Tonya Osborne
Pictures are amazing and look great on the wall. We are looking forward to showing them off to our house guests.

Tomer and Itay Simhony
Ilan Wittenberg is a class act. His work is professional, high quality and fun! Looking forward to our next shoot!

Wendy and Tyrone Oliver
It’s been fun working with Ilan. I am generally not a photo person but he always makes the shoot relaxing and fun. We have been to him a few times and would highly recommend his service.

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.

Mine De Belder
Ilan took beautiful pictures of our family! The kids all really liked him, which made that they all smiled (yes, even the shy one!). We are very happy with the outcome! Thanks Ilan!!!!

Kelsey Hobson
Matt looks like he really is enjoying himself, that’s nice. I like the no shoes! Maybe that’s what kept him genuinely smiling…  The background is symbolic with the two paths that appear to merge into one where they are, Megan and Matt  are holding hands in the middle, not one giving or taking anymore of the others space just an equal share and they have such great expressions of happiness so that one eventually won. It must be amazing to be able to create such meaningful images, you indeed have a gift!

Ainslie Sutherland – Business and Care Manager – Eden Lifestyle Care and Village
The staff and I were delighted with the canvas you did for us. It has captured the essence of the moment and has resulted in a very happy and natural looking portrait. It is a legacy for those who follow on from us.

Hannah Sinden
Ilan is the most passionate and artistic photographer I have worked with. He provides an exemplary service in a great studio whilst making you feel completely relaxed. His work is outstanding. Pure talent.

Keren Gooding
Ilan has generous donated high quality photographs for the Jewish Online Museum, and has added real value to the project, and often shares valuable insights and advice to do with social media, and publication of images, copyright and technical advice.

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.

Mike Dodge
The photos are outstanding. I do not ‘do’ photos as I take really bad ones however every photograph exceeded my expectations. My family members were captured beautifully. Thank you so much Ilan.

Katrina Dodge
My family and I had an amazing time doing our photoshoot with Ilan. He was very humorous so the smiles in the photos showed true happiness. We do not often get to spend much time together as a family anymore and he made this experience very enjoyable. Ilan has a lot of passion for photography and all of the photos showed this as they all looked exceptional. I would absolutely recommend him to my friends and extended family. I look forward to the next photoshoot with Ilan, Im sure I will be back.

Carmit and Shai Aharon
Ilan skillfully managed to capture precious moments at our special family event, bringing with him not just the camera but passion, sense of humour, patience and love. A true artist with a camera, Ilan created beautiful photos that are joyful to watch again and again!

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
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 professional, I would work with Ilan again in a heartbeat.

Lorinda Franc
We are absolutely delighted with the stunning portrait of our family. You have captured the essence of our individual personalities beautifully and naturally, not easy with 4 children in the frame! We had a great time together on the day, the location was perfect and we can’t wait to have our portrait on the wall. Thank you for providing us with such a fantastic reminder of our family unit – we can’t wait to recommend you!

Goran Ivanovic
No wonder you’ve reaped the rewards as your photographs are the real and true work of art. I was amazed by so many details emerging from your photos. Looking at them you can almost feel the energy accumulated. At first glance static, but after only a few seconds very dynamic pieces, worth every reward. Removing colour, which many times simply obscure the details forces the viewer to notice those details and enjoy in them. Your images have so many layers, each telling own story about the moment captured and at the same time revealing a little bit about the photographer. Congratulations Ilan, your MNZIPP title is well deserved.

Couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! Ilan was understanding, very patient, so passionate about his work and gave more than 100% to his work. We were very impressed and thankful. He is a great blessing!!

Imelda Rokoua
We loved Ilan and his professionalism!! He’s an outstanding photographer and made my family and I feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. We highly recommend him to anyone with children. Basil and Ebenezer loved their time at his studio:)

Brenda Allen
We had an amazing experience with Ilan! We went early in the morning and had a couple of tried teenagers and he brought them out of their shells and made the whole experience fun, casual and easy for us all. Have just had the pleasure of looking at our pictures and I’m extremely happy with the results!

Stephanie Pyatt
THANK YOU SO MUCH ILAN! We love the photos of Tomas, Cooper, & I. Great photo’s, great value, and great guy. Looking forward to doing another shoot at the beach in one year. Thank you so much for making a memory last a life time :) Stephanie, Tomas, & baby Cooper.

Rowan and Craig Hewet
Whoever said ‘A picture paints a thousand words’ was not wrong. Our family portrait session happened to be a cold brisk morning but Ilan’s ability to make you forget the weather, feel happy to be alive and just enjoy the moment! Well, the photos speak for themselves. We were simply delighted and thrilled with the results. A moment in time to treasure forever, thanks Ilan we couldn’t have asked for more.

Shobha and Janna
Folklore says: ‘A Lifetime is just a snapshot of memories’. Happy memories! Fun times! Laughter and Tears too! And who better to capture these beautiful moments than photographer Ilan Wittenberg. Your passion for the art and your eye for detail creates fantastic masterpieces. Many thanks Ilan for a lovely portrait.

Portia Bing
I thought I’d let you know what happened since last saw you.  I recently got signed to the Nike sponsorship program. I now receive clothing and sports wear from them every couple of months. I am also working on a contract with Mazda cars, where they plan to support and sponsor me for the next two to four years!
A lot of the photos which you created helped because I was able to put them into my CV, approach these sponsors and show them what other potential I have, which I really have you to thank for.

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 was hard to choose our favourites because we loved so many of them.
We all liked Ilan’s witty sayings, but my favourite was “happy wife, happy life.” Needless to say I am very happy with our photos; hence all is well in our household! Thank you Ilan.

Sarah Baker
Thank you so much Ilan for my beautiful photos!!! I really enjoyed working with you, you helped me to develop skills in posing well for the camera and the end result is amazing! Even though it was so windy and I froze your encouragement kept me going and the warm robe you brought for me. It was so sweet of you to think of me being cold and bring a hot tea for me. I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends and I look forward to working with you on many more photo shoots.

Thank you Ilan for a relaxing and innovative photo session . My family enjoyed the friendly banter that made the experience even more memorable. Lovely photos.

Tina Kapp-Kailea
Gorgeous photos…love them!

Thanks to Ilan for a fun time! Great photos.

Thanks for the fun and fabulous shoot Ilan, even in the extreme weather conditions. We had fun and got some beautiful pictures.

Ken Grace
Ilan knows what he’s doing. It’s reassuring to be in such capable hands – and to be made to look good!

Excellent photos and good deal, Thanks Ilan. We had a great time.

Thanks for such good photos.

Malcolm Weale
Great photos. Thanks Ilan. Enjoyable photoshoot as well.

Cesar Bisquera
Me and my family enjoyed very much the photo-shoot in Ilan’s studio and the photos were amazing and very professional looking! We will love to have another photo-shoot – perhaps in the beach! Thanks very much!

Debbie and Earl Fergus
We were very happy with the way the photo shoot went and the results are amazing!

Vinthan and Anu
Wow photography’s another WOW!!!! You made our day!! Awesome!!!! Thank you so much Ilan

Greg & Nuala Sherriff and family
Thanks so much for the fun photo shoot Ilan. Even though it was a cold and early start, he soon had the whole gang of seven feeling relaxed and photo-ready!
Can’t wait to see the results as I am sure they will be awesome!

Kirsty Fergus
We really enjoyed our photo shoot and the quality of the photos was excellent.
Thanks so much Ilan!

Deb Hodge
Fantastic job and really impressed with the results. Thanks for making us all so comfortable – not a happy family when I told them we were getting it done so we’re really stoked that we managed to get a photo that actually makes us all look decent!!!

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.

Alessandra Bisquera
Thanks Ilan – it was a pleasure it was to meet and work with you a few weekends ago. It was a fun and pleasant experience and I am sure the photos you and the parents have chosen will turn out great!

David Oakes
Ilan did a great job of making my family and I comfortable even in the freezing cold and enjoy the experience of having a family portrait taken. We are really pleased with the final result and will cherish the result for years to come. Thanks Ilan

Claire Bruell
Delighted with the wedding photos of Anton and Vanessa’s wedding. They reflected perfectly the relaxed, personal atmosphere of the day and the function. Ilan worked really hard for many hours, getting the shots he wanted. The lighting was difficult and all photography was inside which made exposures challenging. Happy to recommend Ilan.

Debbie Ravji
My family were not impressed with me when they heard I had booked a family portrait with Ilan Wittenberg. We got there early which didn’t help so I had three grumpy men, Ilan suggested we pop-off to the beach and soak in the scenery and this might calm things down. We all walked in and and sat down and Ilan went through briefly of what to expect over the next hour. Ilan was fantastic by the end of the session everyone was relaxed and even laughing and I know he got some fantastic shots of my family. I would like to thank him in advance of the fantastic job he will do and I would be happy to recommend him and would be happy to refer family and friends. Wishing Ilan all the best and Thank You.

Jessamy Amm
It was great fun going to the beach and Ilan was really helpful in telling us where to stand to make the photos perfect. :) our session to choose which photo we wanted to get printed was great, he made the process of culling them down to the very best of the best a great experience. Thanks!

Sanjay & Ajita Pillai
Ilan is very inspiring and enthusiastic person with professional touch.. His creations and wonderful art of photography captures the most amazing moment of out life in a relax and enjoyably moments ever we had with our twin kids on the beach photo shoot..When we saw his finished product! Wow..amazing..

My family had a great time with Ilan. He made us all feel instantly relaxed with his stories and dry sense of humour. He works from a professional studio and is very professional, but manages to talk you into a relaxed and comfortable state before your pictures are captured. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Renae Beck
My family and I had a fantastic, enjoyable photo shoot with Ilan. He has got a excellent, friendly manner that helped keep our wee son focused and my partner (that does not normally like his photo taken) entertained and smilling. I would reccomend Ilan as a photographer with out a dout. Thank you Ilan for a super ejoyable photo shoot, you really have a gift. =)

Faith Mayer
From our first conversation to arrange the photo shoot, Ilan got us so inspired and enthusiastic. Inspired to be part of creating a timeless piece of art for our family to enjoy, and enthusiastic that we can make it happen with his superb tips. At the beach, Ilan made us all very relaxed and skillfully drew the most wonderful smiles from all of us. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to seeing what will surely be fabulous photographs! Thank you Ilan for sharing your time, talent and skill with our family. I am already listing down friends I will encourage to contact you for their family pictures too.

Debbie McCulloch
Thank you Ilan for the photo shoot. I thoroughly enjoyed the time with you and you did extremely well to get some smiles out of our surly 14 year old. Quietly I think she enjoyed herself? It was a positive and fun experience for our family and something that has been long overdue. We really look forward to seeing the results.

Yuliya and 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 they photos were just great, however the finished result was just amazing, WOW! When you look at the photos you see the work he has put into then over and above his talent for taking them in the first place. We will be using Ilan each year to capture the family as we change :-)

Richard Lamb
Ilan was extremely relaxed with our family and it was infectious so that we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. His gentle humour and warm personality put us all at ease and the time flew past. We are looking forward to seeing the results.

Jane Tang
Thank you for spending time with our family. It’s hard to take photo for my daughter who’s only passed 100 days, Ilan’s very patient and humorous, trying all his ways to make my daughter smile.

Janine Naidoo
My boyfriend and I had an awesome time during the glamour shoot! It was really fun and Ilan is a great photographer, very professional, warm and funny! The photos look stunning too! Thanks Ilan =)

Steven & Oksana
Thanks for the session, it was good fun and can’t wait to see how we are looking :)

Cee-Jae Stallard
Very professional and the kids just loved Ilan and his humor… We were very fortunate to have these photos taken for us. Amazing shots Ilan

Emilea Pyke
really enjoyed the experience of having family photos taken by Ilan, even though our oldest daughter was being her (very) stubborn self he was very patient and in the end we got her in the frame!!! he made us feel very comfortable and would defiantly go back to him in future!! thank you again Ilan!!

Toni Subritzky
Thank you for giving our family special memories that we would unlikely have done ourselves. Very rapt with how they all came out.

Annette Harrington
I purchased a gift voucher for my daughter and granddaughter. Ilan has captured beautiful images of two very special people for me. Thank you for ensuring this shoot happened. I am thrilled with the photos and will be recommending you and your work.

We have portrait photo session with Ilan on our first wedding anniversary. Ilan made it unforgettable for us. The session was full of fan and the photos are great. We are thinking that we missed Ilan at our wedding.

Jo de Voogd
Ilan produced a team photo with special effects for our new web. He gave our company great service by producing excellent photos while being mindful of our time and budget constraints. Our engineers even enjoyed the process!

Sumita Toora
Ilan….thanks for such a relaxed atmosphere….we really loved the comfort around your professionalism.

Louis and Jordyn
Ilan was Great! He was very good at making us feel at ease during our session and brought the best out of us without any effort. Stunning images, Thanks

Cliff, Michelle & Kids
We had a great time with Ilan at Castor Bay. Ilan was able to capture beautiful photographs of our family…precious images of the present to cherish more so in the future.

Emma Singleton
Ilan was amazing with my baby son at our photo session today. Hes great to talk to and really makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. I can’t wait to see the end results :)

Clinton, Joelle and Dean
Many thanks for an enjoyable photo session. We were impressed with your professionalism and the obvious pride you take in your work. You reminded us of the true importance of keeping a photographic record of our lives. We would love to have you take our photos again.

Amm family
It was great fun taking photos on the beach. We all chatted and got on really well. Ilan told us where to stand to get the best shots and I’m excited to see how they turned out.

Jo, Ray and Family
We had a wonderfully relaxed and fun photo session at the beach with Ilan. He put us all at ease and we all enjoyed the great family experience!. Thanks heaps.

We had a great time with Ilan. The session was very nice, relaxing and familiar atmosphere! Excellent for our 11 weeks baby. Thanks.

Very happy experience with Ilan for my family photograph, excellent customer service, highly recommend!

Thanks Ilan for a wonderful experience capturing images of our new family. You managed to capture some gorgeous shots of our 9 week old boy which can’t have been easy. We can’t wait to put the picture on our wall for all to admire. Will be seeing you again when number 2 arrives!

Gill Johnston
Ilan made the task of photographing our corporate team like a walk in the park. It only took about 10 minutes per person and we now have some great formal and more casual shots that can be used in any of our business presentations. He made everyone feel at ease and the group shots are just brilliant. I highly recommend Ilan for this type of work.

Mel and Allan Tito
Thanks Ilan Wittenberg @ WOW Photography great fun day the girls really enjoyed themselves. Highly recommend Ilan – Best photos ever!

Ilan is very professional, he loves his passion for the photography as an art and he definitely shows it with his good work and patience while doing it!

Noelle Brevet
I was a bit worried at first to be able to capture a good family portrait with a 4 and 2 year-old but Ilan made it very easy. He made us very comfortable and the whole shoot was a pleasant experience. I just saw the results this morning and the photos came out really lovely, Ilan made a selection and was very patient with me making a choice. Ilan is very down to earth and very professional, the combination of the two makes him an excellent photographer! I am hoping to be able to come back for more photos in the future as my children grow!

Kelvin & Joanne
We really appreciate your patience even though our baby was getting a bit grumpy, but we managed to capture good shots thanks to your professionalism and “tricks”/ skills. Can’t wait to see the results of the photo!!! and will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Looking forward to capture more precious photos by you in the future to come.

Ilan provided a very friendly and comfortable environment for my graduation photography session. My husband and I were impressed and will be definitely coming back to capture more precious moments. Thanks Ilan.

Such a fun shoot, looking forward to seeing the photos and how they turned out. Great photographer

It was a fun time and the photo looks amazing. We are so happy with the shot, it captures the fun and happiness of our family. We had a fun experience and the opportunity to give back to our local school, for each photo Ilan will donate a portion of its profits to Murray’s Bay Intermediate. Once again, many thanks.

Thank you Ilan for some pretty amazing photos. Jonathan and I do not take many photographs, especially of ourselves. So these will be great memories for our 5th year Anniversary….

We had a great time with Ilan during the session. Very patient with my 7 month old daughter and all her dress changes. Took efforts to capture all the smiles n giggles. Looking forward to viewing our photos.

We are so pleased with our photos, they look amazing and Ilan got some fantastic shots of our 18 month old which is not easy as he is never still! Highly recommended.

Iva Zoric
Had a great time working with llan. He made the photo shoot very enjoyable and fun. llan is a highly skilled photographer, that captures beautiful moments in his photos. Would highly recommend his services to anyone!

Me and my family of five, all agreed that Ilan is an amazing photographer. I recommend him to any one who want to create priceless pictures especially family portraits. Ilan was really professional as he knows what works and what doesn’t. He goes out of his way to capture inspirational photos.
Thank you Ilan for a great photo session.

Neil Blackburn
Working with Ilan was a pleasure. His friendly and professional attitude made the session a joy to be a part of. It helped cap off a very special day for our family. The pictures are beautiful and inspiring.

Marjorie Snoswell
We collected our framed photographs this week and we just can’t stop looking at them. They are amazing, totally captivating. Not only is Ilan an excellent photographer, he also goes to great lengths with the selection of the photos which he puts on large screen for viewing.
Thank you again Ilan, we are looking forward to another session in the near future.

Charmaine Patel
Ilan Wittenberg has a lot of knowledge about photography and is very skilled at what he does. He made it so much fun! He is such a fantastic photography, looking forward to the next photo shoot.

Lizelle & Martin (Tiens)
It was fun on the beach on Sunday the 18th March. We look forward to our next meeting :-)

Helen Roos
Our family had a great time with Ilan during an early evening photo shoot on the beach. He made us feel very comfortable and the results are wonderful.
We have some great photos to treasure now, would highly recommend Ilan as a very good photographer.

Ruth Ell
A relaxed photo shoot on the beach, turned what was going to be quite stressful into something enjoyable. Having seen the results of the session with my grandson I am sure the results will be great. Ilan is a very good photographer.

Paul Stevens
It was great time with Ilan. He made it lots of fun and was very good with my nephew Nathan. I would highly recommend his services to anyone wanting photos for any occasion done.

Rachel Pascoe
I had so much fun – who knew that standing half naked in front of a strange man with a camera could feel . . . . . normal! Ilan was so professional I felt right at home having my Baby Bump photos taken. I cannot wait to see the final shots. I highly recommend Wow Photography even if you are camera shy like myself.

Linda Stevens
Our family of seven had a wonderful morning with Ilan in the Auckland Domain. Ilan made us all feel very relaxed and comfortable including our 22 month grandson who was feeling out-of-sorts with a cold and he managed to make him smile. This experience was a gift to us all and can’t wait to see the photos next week. Thank you Ilan and I am sure we will all be back sometime in the future for more.

Dita Russell
It was wonderful working with Ilan. In a short time, he managed to not only make us comfortable in the studio, he also managed to totally impress and engage my two kids and took AMAZING photos of us all. The results are obvious- We love the photos. Ilan, you managed to capture the closeness and character of our family to the tee.. Well done Ilan. You really have impressed the Russell aplenty! We will be sure to return to you and continue to build our family legacy through your lenses!!

Ludmila Prokhorenko
Had a fantastic experience in photo shoots with Ilan today. It is unbelievable feelings to share the very special moments in creating amazing images. Ilan makes You to feel the way You have never experienced before . His way of catching moments and expressions is very creative and essential. It is an absolutely unforgettable day. Looking forward seeing the photos. Thank you for the great day and your passion with Your Job.

Paul Peng
Had a great photo shoot with Ilan of my family. This has got to be the best photography i have seen in a while. You have caught the moments and expressions in the photos which signifies closeness in our family which is really nice. Thanks for the great service and creativity of your work. Wonderful time! I will definitely tell my friends to come to you for photos! Thanks

James De Silva
We really enjoyed the photo shoot and Ilan has done a marvelous job. The photos look amazing!!! Highly recommended…….

Marjorie Snoswell
We had a photo shoot last week with one of our granddaughters and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Ilan went to a great deal of trouble to relax us all and was extremely patient and a lot of fun. Highly recommend.

Mineke Meyerink
Working with Ilan has been great. I gifted my daughter, son and law and 2 little children a photo session with Ilan. Ilan was very accommodating, meeting them in a park, after postponing a few times due to the weather. The pictures really represent their family, spontaneous, happy in the outdoors and the pictures capture the character of each person. The quality of the photo’s are absolutely outstanding and creative, with some very clever editing. Awesome working with you Ilan. Thanks.

Yolanda Valdez
Thanks Ilan for your friendly and wonderful service. Really appreciate it.

Lindsay Peterson
Great family Photos Ilan, Thanks for your time and patience. We highly recommend you!

Shirley Bosman
Terrific photos of my daughter’s special occasion. Ilan was fantastic with us all and the results were great. I will recommend Ilan to anyone who requires super service.

Brenna Cukier
Thank you so much for the photo-shoot Ilan! It was a great experience; my family and I are extremely happy with these awesome images!

Naomi Johnson
Looking at your photos from the recent Habonim Pesach quiz night, I feel as if I had been there. You have caught the happiness of the participants so vividly. There are some great shots in this collection which families will treasure for life. Thanks Ilan.

Tomer Simhony
Fantastic photos Ilan. They captured the moment perfectly and I simply look great! Thanks.

Priscilla David
Fantastic photos of my son, Benji. You’ve captured his expressions perfectly. Thank you Ilan for these precious memories.

David Cukier
We just had a great photo session with WOW. Ilan was very enthusiastic and takes his time to compose just the right shot. We are very pleased we made the choice to use WOW photography. All in all in what a great experience with a wonderful outcome. Highly recommended!

Johanna Courtney
Dear Ilan, your photography certainly does have the WOW factor. Thanks for visiting us at such short notice across the other side of town; your professionalism, expertise and photography is of an incredibly high standard and the photos you took of me and my little baby will be treasured forever. I look forward to having you back for further family portraits in the next few weeks; thanks again for a lovely afternoon and stunning photographs.

McKee/Hammond Family
We had a fantastic afternoon with you Ilan, I thought you were just wonderful with the kids – especially the older one, was nice and light hearted with a bit of good humour and wit, which is always a bonus in my opinion, the photos are incredible and I have recommended you to as many people as possible. Again thank you so much for an awesome afternoon and experience, Claudia would like to do it again tomorrow…..

Sam Vivian
Ilan,thanks so much for those fantastic photos, You were really interesting and easy to work with. Thanks so much. :)

Corina Snow Bridal Couture
Ilan you were great to work with at the expo, the shoot was fun and your very creative! We will definitely recommend you to our clients as your shots really showed off the detail of the laces, colours and you completed the vintage look with the way you shot the gown. Thanks!

Paul Wilton
Ilan, you are very talented and easy to work with. You are focused on understanding and meeting our needs. Highly recommended and best value for money! We were delighted with the results. Many thanks. Paul Wilton

Rabbi Dean Shapiro
Ilan, You are incredibly passionate about photography and have preserved moments of great joy for us!

Pat Habrle
Loved the photos you took at Art Deco this year. You made the three of us feel like models even at our age and the photos were incredibly flattering. Think anyone who wants to know what Art Deco is about would get a really good idea if they looked through your entire album!

Lorraine Wyatt
Many thanks for the wonderful photos you took of my husband and myself at Art Deco this year. Family members and friends who have seen the photo we ordered from you said it was amazing and that you have captured the feeling of love between me and Earl. Wow!!! we would certainly recommend you to others and would ask you to take photos of any other special occasions we may have.

Ruth Thomas
Ilan, your photo have really transformed our newsletter Teruah. The Purim holiday photos are beautiful and capture the spirit of the occasion. Thanks!

Terry Haffern
Thank you so much for the photos you took of Gail and with the Aharon children. Your sensitivity captured her essential joy and delight. These are really wonderful photos to treasure.

Ian Webber
Great photos of my daughter Kim – thank you so much for taking the time to capture these. We will be able to reflect on these moments in time in the years to come. Thanks Ilan, your friendly approach and business integrity are highly valued – appreciate your efforts and input. Wishing you every success!

Carmit & Shai Aharon
Thank you so much for the lovely photos you took for our family, your skills are well demonstrated in the photos, which are well presented and handed to us with love and care. We thank you for your patience with the kids and for your attention to detail. You are the best.

Olga Bernstein
Ilan, thanks you for the lovely photos of our special event. You managed to capture the essence of the day – the smiles, the laughter, the friendship. We will always treasure these special memories.


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