One day, all your children will have is photographs of you – make sure you’re in them! No matter what your body or hair looks like – they won’t care about any of that – they’ll just want to remember you. Read More…
One day, all your children will have is photographs of you – make sure you’re in them! No matter what your body or hair looks like – they won’t care about any of that – they’ll just want to remember you. Read More…
“Ilan is great to work with. Felt very comfortable with him and his ideas were great. I would recommend him to everyone and hope I get the opportunity to work with him again someday!” Shawn Teague
“I highly recommend Ilan Wittenberg not just for his incredible talent and images, that speak for themselves! But for his ability to keep his models feeling relaxed, confident and beaming. He is very polite and professional. He takes great care to make sure everyone involved is happy and walks away feeling looked after :)” Courtney Jane Bennik
I have been waiting to shoot with Ilan again after we created some beautiful images together several years back. He is a wonderful, kind and considerate person, making sure that all elements (since we were outdoors this time!) and expectations were communicated and covered. I enjoyed my time with him and his creative eye produced some incredible images. Thank you again ilan, always a pleasure.” Ellie May Marshall
“Ilan shot Will for Bare Truths. Ilan is professional, friendly, and made us laugh before the shoot. Ilan also asked Will a little about his life before the shoot, which I thought was very important. Ilan captured Wills intensity in his eyes amazingly. Ilan appreciated Wills freaky looks which made Will when he left have his head up from his higher self esteem.(Will is Maori, and poor and mental health issues) It was an amazing experience from a very genuine photographer Definitely 5 star rating.” Kim Newton
“Ilan is a brilliant photographer who is above all an artist. More than just photography, he creates an art through an expression, a moment, an emotion. He has the gift of capturing an instant to create a fantastic image that expresses something deep. He is competent and professional, he puts himself at ease and it is adapting to each person. He understands the art, composes it, create something exceptional. It’s a pleasure to work with him.” Lisa Videlier
“Working with Ilan was an absolute pleasure! From the moment we started shooting to the very last minute he made me feel comfortable and gorgeous :) He did everything he could to make my ideas happen and bring my vision to life. Ilan is incredibly talented, creative and goes the extra mile for the perfect shot. Aftercare & delivery of the pictures was incredibly fast and the quality superb. I cannot recommend working with Ilan enough!” Yaela Raber
“Thanks Ilan for doing my work profile photo. Was very happy with the results and the whole experience was professional, relaxed and friendly.” Sarah Larman
“Working with Ilan was truly rewarding experience. I was looking for that special picture, the job wining profile shot for social networking sites. Ilan could sense my unease at having pictures taken but put me at ease with his great sense of humour and professionalism. The outcome, an awesome range of shots to choose from. My profile is changing up! Thanks Ilan.” Matthew Stephen Young
“Family purchase of photograph voucher for 80th birthday produced a large variety of groupings & final selection was a very difficult decision. Thank you Ilan for the beautiful canvas I now have of Jim, myself & my 4 lovely grandchildren. A priceless record.” Julie Bickner
“I fully recommend Ilan for any style of photography. A true artist who is professional and highly talented. Thank you Ilan. We hope to see you soon for a family portrait!” David Sutcliffe
“Over the moon with what Ilan did for me, in both the sitting to have photo shoot, which was a lot of fun and with the end result in the digital prints, as well as the canvas he printed for me for my wall. Totally professional, highly recommend. Thank you Ilan.” Pauline Jones
“Ilan came to our Final Touch Franchise Conference to help us capture the essence of the team of passionate people that work in the Final Touch Group helping repair, protect and maintain the appearance of motor vehicles for both private and commercial clients. He was great to work with and we have some amazing images that will help share with others what a great team we have!” Jason Lowe
“I have known Ilan for almost 5 years! Ilan a friendly enthusiastic professional photographer who loves his work and delivers above and beyond client expectation! I would recommend anyone and everyone to visit Ilan at Wow Photography and get some amazing photos!” Umar Kuddus
“Thanks once again Ilan for your great photography. Our images are always fantastic and in line with our branding.” Carol Maddock
“Ilan is true to his word. He is passionate and enthusiastic about his photography. Importantly, he ensured an excellent outcome for me as a client.” Val O’Reilly
“I really admire and love Ilan work, and can only highly recommend him as a photographer to work with. He is incredibly friendly, and real professional. The quality of his work is spectacular. Thank you Ilan for opportunity to be a part of your Bare Truth project.” Petr Chludil
“What fun all my family had Friday night with you. Proud to see the photo of Cody on Bare Truths. Can’t wait to see the other photos. Thank you for making it such a nice experience for them all and something to remember.” Valerie Burgess
“Very happy with Ilans work, very professional and does beautiful creative works of art with family portraits, also goes the extra mile to give his clients what they want which is most important as his works of art will be on your walls for all to view forever!” Reagan Muru
“We were very pleased with the family portraits. Excellent and well composed. Great outcome which we will treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to capture our family all together.” Trevor Hay
“We recently had the fantastic opportunity to work with Ilan, and what a treat it was! Perfect shoot location, and hilariously brilliant banter between my children and him meant we had lovely natural smiles throughout the shoot. I picked up our ordered canvases yesterday and we adore them! Very high quality printing and excellent editing means they will truly stand out on our walls! Thanks Ilan, we look forward to working with you again in the future!” Nicola Fraser
“I first came across Ilan Wittenberg several years ago at Silo Park in Auckland where I was very taken with his exhibited works. Last week I was asking around work for a photographer for some relaxed profile photos, when I heard his name I immediately remembered Ilan. We made contact and met very early the next morning. Ilan was a pleasure to work with and he immediately put me at ease. I am thrilled with the resulting images and just wish I could afford to buy more! If you want to work with a true professional and get the results you want then I cannot recommend Ilan highly enough. I had a web gallery that very afternoon and boy it was hard to chose just a few. I was expecting to wait a week for the final images but I got them the very next day. What fabulous service. Thank you Ilan, I won’t use anyone else again.” Kate Bilham
“Ilan managed to get our family including the dog, a 3 and 5 year old all to look at the camera all at once and smile and create a beautiful memory. His enthusiasm for his work is visible in the end results and the care he takes. Can’t thank him enough. Highly recommend: 5 Stars!” – Nicky Rooksby
“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
“We weren’t thinking of getting a portrait done, but through Ilan we now have a beautiful one on our wall. Not only was the result superb, but the process was excellent and thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks so much.” Grant Cathro
“Outstanding photography, service and follow up. Superb package! Five Stars” Graeme Martin
“Ilan is a thoroughly professional photographer. His warm and friendly manner made the experience fun and relaxed. The photos came out beautifully and we are very pleased with our family portrait, it will bring us happy memories for years to come. Thank you Ilan for creating just what we wanted!” Susan Yong
“Ilan made the photo shoot interesting and painless and captured the joyful relationship with my pet beautifully! My family overseas will be so pleased! Many thanks!” Sally Branch
“Ilan was great, he made you feel comfortabl
“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
“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
“We recently had a photo section with Ilan and his photography skills are amazing. He is so passionate about what he is doing and the result is we got some great photos. Thanks Ilan.” Dhaneesh Johnson
“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
“Ilan is very friendly, a professional and his work is outstanding. Ilam knows his stuff, he picked an excellent location (at the beach) for our family photos and the photos are awesome. Thanks Ilan. Great pics.” James Hukuimwe
“I highly recommend Ilan. 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.” Tania Glanfield
“Ilan was great at taking my photos and getting the best shoots of me I highly recommend him. Thanks again Ilan” Bruce England
“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.” Liz Stanaway
“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.” Peter Fraher
“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 centerpiece 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!” Theo Simeonidis
“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.” Jade McConchie
“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 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.” Bert Berghmans
“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
“Thank you for the amazing work of art I just hung up on my wall.” Sarah Su
The photos “ROCK” Wayne Gartrell
“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
“Ilan was professional and courteous and is passionate about what he does. We were pleased with our family portrait photos. Thanks Ilan.” Stephen Martin
“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.” Melanie Reid
“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
“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!” Annalise Brown
“Ilan takes time to ensure a great setting and his photos reflect his attention to detail. His photographs are fantastic works of art.” Lilian Rolston
“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.” Pippa Midgley
“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
“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.” Ellie Marshall
“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.” Tania Glanfield
“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.” Ivanka Jevtovic
“Beautiful photos and an amazing all round experience. Ilan is funny and makes you feel very comfortable :) can’t wait for the final product :)” Megan Dyer
“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
“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
“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!” Raffaela Delmonte
“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.” Dianne Walker
“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!” Cheng Ooi
“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.” David Smith
“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
“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
“A very enjoyable and fun experience. We are so happy with our canvas – thank you so much.” Roland and Karina Atkins
“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
“The canvasses have arrived the day after we spoke. They are fantastic and we are delighted with the results.” Matthew & Erin Foster
“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.” Penelope Baber
“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.” Mary Moore
“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” Svetlana Hawkes
“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.” Mark Williams
“Ilan gave us a great entertainment and high quality work. We had an amazing experience. Highly recommended!” Luba Bell
“Our family portrait is stunning, IIan has captured our family wonderfully, we all look so natural and happy, including the dog! Thank you Ilan.” Anna Glasgo
“Big thanks to Ilan from WOW Photography 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.” Dean Larritt
“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.” Dave Carmont
“Ilan is a friendly, thorough and very professional family photographer that I have no hesitation in recommending.” Ken Dickson
“Ilan is a unique professional photographer. He created my family photo much better than what I could imagine. Highly recommended.” Yusuke Kato
“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
“This was a truly amazing experience. Ilan was absolutely wonderful and we are thrilled with the outcome. Thank you so much Ilan!” Stephen Lett
“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.” Felicity
“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.” Sammy Liu
“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.” Kenneth Dickson
“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
“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!” Susanne Kemp
“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.” Hayley Douglas
“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
“Beautiful photos and an amazing all round experience. Ilan is funny and makes you feel very comfortable :) can’t wait for the final product :)” Megan Dyer
“Wonderful, kind and professional. His picture speaks to you with emotions. Highly recommend it.” Jessica ChenSeo
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. Jenna Fidler
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! Hiriczko Kinga
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. Cecilia Menezes
An excellent and very professional photographer. He made the whole family feel relaxed. Very happy with the outcome. Dave Lewis
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 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. Hayley Cross
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
Thanks Ilan for the lovely family portrait you created. I hope it reminds us of these good times for years to come. Ian Buckland
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
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! Hannah Gordon
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
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 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. David Martin
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 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
Ilan is a very passionate, imaginative photographer who is constantly striving for greatness. I would not hesitate in recommending him. John Milner
Thank you so much for your patience with us! You have been delight to deal with. Rachelle Vincent
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! Hayley Baines
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” Mike O’Reilly
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. Eduardo
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
We are so pleased with our photos fantastic and excellent condition. Highly recommended :) Jeanette Maher
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. Linda McKenzie
The photos you took of my father Harvey Hook and my son Soren Hall are simply excellent! Louise Hall
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. Bridget Baker
Your photos of my Dad and my Nephew are awesome! Linda Hook
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! Carolyn Victoria Jones
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 – Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
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 and Kevin Reeves
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. Clive Bartleet Art (Photography) – Assistant HOD, Rangitoto College
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 and Toni 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 and Mike Smart
Pictures are amazing and look great on the wall. We are looking forward to showing them off to our house guests. Chris and Tonya Osborne
Ilan Wittenberg is a class act. His work is professional, high quality and fun! Looking forward to our next shoot! Tomer and Itay Simhony
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. Wendy and Tyrone Oliver
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. Caroline Lardy
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!!!! Mine De Belder
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
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. Ainslie Sutherland
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. Hannah Sinden
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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:)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Mel and Allan Tito
Thanks Ilan Wittenberg @ WOW Photography great fun day the girls really enjoyed themselves. Highly recommend Ilan – Best photos ever!
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!
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.
Great family Photos Ilan, Thanks for your time and patience. We highly recommend you!
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!
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.
Our family portrait was great fun. The kids started running around the large studio so was a little tricky to get us all in frame – but Ilan did an awesome job. We spend about an hour looking at the final images and had hard time choosing the best ones. We chose one print for the living room and once for each child so great value for us. Highly recommended!
It was a fun time and the photos look 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.
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.
We love love love the photos, they really capture our personalities and they just look great. We really enjoyed this experience and appreciate all the hard work and attention to details Ilan has put into it. The kids loved it too! It is so nice to have such a beautiful memory of our family at this point in time. Many thanks Ilan.
We had so much fun! Most importantly, we had such amazing pictures! Isn’t it because we had so much fun in the first place? We were so happy with everything we went through with Ilan – easily agreed on having time which was convenient for us, made us feel so welcome and comfortable on the photo session, offered the best printing options for our shots… Thank you Ilan for great time and timeless pictures!
Ilan was a great and we had so much fun taking photos with him. I give Ilan 5 stars. Thanks Ilan
My family of five and I all agreed that Ilan is an amazing photographer. I recommend him to anyone who wants 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.
Awesome photo shoot which was so much fun for all of my family. We had so many great photos it was hard to choose which one! I hope that are fortunate to do it again very soon. Thank you Ilan for your talent and professional photography work. It is so nice to have those great moments captured on our wall to show off to all our friends and family:-)
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 gift to capture moments in the most artistic and creative ways. Thank you so much Ilan! We would recommend you in a heartbeat!
Ilan’s patience and professional conduct has produced some fantastic portraits bringing out true character and complimented us all. We love the natural setting he insisted on. His ability to make us feel good and comfortable is remarkable. We are looking forward to hanging them with pride in our home along with many pieces of artwork. Both of us have a love of photography and we are proud that we can hang Ilan’s work of our family alongside our own. Thanks llan for your patience and professionalism.
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.