Creating your beautiful family portrait

simply priceless!

“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!” – Kelsey Hobson

“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.” – Katrina Dodge

“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!” – Sue Ira

“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.” Rose Smart

“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.” – Thomas Edwardsen

“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.” – Angela Reeves

“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!” – Di Balich

“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.” Jane Francis

“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.” –Andrea Wouters

“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.” – Jan Stein

“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.” – Rob ter Braak

“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.” – Priya Sagar

“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!” – Lana Dowd

“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!” – Bert Berghmans

“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.” – Alison Bramley

“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.” – Sheryl Bridges

“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.” – Fernanda Muñoz

“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!” – Jodie Simich

“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.” – Theresa Wells

“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+++” Greg Horscroft

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. :) – Eclypse Lee

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. – Penelope Baber

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. – Janine van de Merwe

“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.” – George Wood

“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 isn’t  2015 and 2016 Auckland Photographer of the Year for nothing!” – Theo Simeonidis

“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.” – Brenda Rainham

“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.” – Bart Van Werkhooven

“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:-)” Keegan Rautenbach

“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!” – Nathan Fraher

“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.” – Sahan Lalpe

“My husband and I booked Ilan to take our family shots which we had made into a composite canvas. It is absolutely stunning and we can’t wait for friends and family to see it on our lounge wall. During the shoot he did a fantastic job on the day with engaging us plus our three kids ranging from 13 years, 3 years and just 3 months old!!! He made us feel very comfortable, had us laughing and smiling with ease which made it nice and relaxing. When we went to his studio to select our prints he made the photos tell a story of our family and it made it really easy to choose which ones out of all the beautiful shots to select for our special canvas. We would certainly recommend Ilan to our friends and family. Thank you so much Ilan.” – Debbie Churchill

“Fantastic experience from first point of contact to finished beautiful canvas prints ready to mount on the walls in our home. These will be treasured family items for years to come. Ilan was relaxed, fun and professional and made our experience of family portraits positive. Thanks Ilan!” – Angie McMurdock

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! – Nathan Fraher

So glad to have you take our family portraits on this winter morning. We had a wonderful time on Saturday, even though it was so chilly, it was totally worth it for the beautiful pictures you have taken. We are really happy with the portrait you have created and look forward to seeing it in full size. Thank you so much Ilan, we are so pleased with these pictures! – Susan and Henry Yong


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