BORA BORA Photographer

LOVE AND FEMINITY ARE OUR GUIDES

Hi, I'm Paulina. I am a wedding and honeymoon photographer with a soft spot for natural light, luminous colors and incredible scenery. Having an approach that combines fine art and aerial techniques, I capture beautiful, sincere and timeless images. It will be a pleasure for me to take your wedding or honeymoon photo shoot. As well as help you plan any other event in Bora Bora or other Pacific islands.

Signature work in Bora Bora & the Pacific Islands

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honeymoon, wedding & editorial

Our work deals primarily with weddings and honeymoons in Bora Bora and the Pacific Islands. We also organize and create editorial content for couples and brands set in the jaw-dropping scenery of the islands. We collaborate with the best designers & planners in the wedding industry. We balance art directing, styled detail shoots, portraits, and aerial views to provide you with truly unique memories of your trip or special event.

Fine art styles & aerial pictures

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How can we serve you?

Our approach is to apply the styles and quality of the fine arts to aerial pictures to create unique keepsakes and tell the story of your trip or special event. The result is like a dream come true: spectacular and full of color. We ensure you have a smooth, enjoyable experience - and a great adventure at the same time.

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Meet Paulina

& Ossa Cadoret

People often ask me why I moved from Europe to the Pacific, and how I offer pictures that stand out from the competitive market of Bora Bora & the Pacific Islands. Well, I am a wedding and honeymoon photographer with a soft spot for natural light and luminous colors, and I’m in love with the islands.

My approach is to combine fine art and aerial techniques to capture beautiful, sincere, and timeless images. My goal is to craft vibrant, luminous, fine art images that are as unique as the people in the photographs.

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Paulina Cadoret is a Professional Bora Bora Photographer and other Pacific and Polynesian islands. Her photography is naturally elegant, delicate, full of luminous colors. She is a hybrid photographer: she works with digital and analog cameras.

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She loves styled honeymoon and editorial photo shoots as much as wedding photographic reportage. The latter is focused on capturing emotions, smiles, tears of joy, happiness. She is discrete and she is game for unconventional photography projects. She has years of experience in wedding photography, honeymoon, maternity and family photo shoots.

Paulina Cadoret loves art. She captures everything that is important and memorable during your wedding day: the place, the decorations, the design, the details, the bridal gown, the flowers. She has won many international prizes (Fearless Photographers, ISWP) and was featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Pacific Weddings, Bride and Breakfast Hong Kong, Trendy Bride, and more.

Paulina Cadoret offers high quality photo prints, wedding books and memory albums. She works with the best laboratories and brands in the wedding industry. She pays special attention to delivering a coherent work, where every image is edited. She adjusts colors, luminosity, and contrast.

Your Bora Bora Photographer

Have you planned your stay in Bora Bora yet? Are you looking for your dream wedding or honeymoon? Do you like doing incredible travels and projects? Are you looking for a professional Bora Bora photographer? Imagine a place where only being is pure joy and happiness. Add to it sharing your love with your other half there. This experience will be much more that you ever expected. Bora Bora has become the new luxurious wedding destination. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it is an intriguing place and brides-to-be often dream of getting married in this heaven on earth. It is the most magical, incredible and spectacular place to say “I do”. And the perfect place for wedding photography. Be assured that you get unique, memorable and breathtaking pictures you never imagined before.

Plan your photography project and make your dream come true

For a lot of couples, a wedding or honeymoon project is one of the most beautiful things to dream about! It’s true: a travel or honeymoon in Bora Bora is often a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, trip, a unique experience, the coming true of the deepest dreams. Those special events in Bora Bora are often the beginning of a new life. It is absolutely essential to choose for those special moments in your life a professional. You need to be sure you get pictures as unique as you are. It is unthinkable to plan such a great project with a photographer who is not competitive and focuses on quantity rather than quality. Their qualifications could be quickly discredited.

Experienced in travel, weddings and honeymoons

It is crucial to prepare your special event reportage and photoshoot with a professional specializing in weddings and honeymoon photography. It is also important that your photographer is experienced with the islands light. That guarantees the expected photography style, colors, and light.

He/she helps you to plan a photography project that fits your needs and create high-quality, creative images.

The best is to work with a quality event planner and know the staff, and the administrators in Bora Bora’s hotels. Get the most complete and varied services at an attractive price.

How can we find our photographer on Bora Bora?

If you are looking for quality, creative and varied images, he / she have an artistic or photographic education. They should know how to pose couples, chase the best light and choose the most beautiful places!

The contract with a professional photographer

He always signs an official contract for all events starting with a simple photoshoot and finishing with a few days’ travel. A contract is necessary to inform and protect clients and the vendor. It gives you plenty of benefits: it guarantees a final price and promised quality. It requires the respect of the date of delivery of your pictures and mentions the reasons and conditions in the case of wishing to end the services.

The guide : your photographer in Bora Bora

You need to know that a professional Bora Bora photographer accompanies honeymooners and brides and grooms-to-be and manages all levels of preparation of your travel in Bora Bora. Not only professionals are interested in doing their job the day of the shoot. They commit themselves to your travel starting with the definition of your budget and your needs, preparing and planning everything in detail, doing their best work on the day of the event and finishing with the delivery of the images and services after your event. A professional photographer must have a wide range of skills: communication skills, commercial management, post-production services, an artistic eye for creative work, technical mastery. They have relationships on site and work with hotels, boat companies, the main tourist authorities, wedding planners, designers and florists. It is necessary to make the day of your event be the most beautiful, stressfree, spectacular, and memorable.

For a wedding, he / she takes care of the project entirely. It means that he / she assists you, and do a complete follow-up till the d-day in order to organize everything perfectly.

The same for your honeymoon Bora Bora photoshoot, wedding anniversary, vow renewal and other events on Bora Bora.

How much does a photographer cost (Bora Bora society islands)?

First step - defining your budget

An essential step that will condition the rest of the operations is the first exchange to define the budget. Your photographer takes into consideration your needs, wishes and present you with their real cost.

You should know that there are many things that will determine the final cost to get your photos: the duration of the project, the kind of event (wedding, fashion, editorial..), number of guests, the type of photos to document your event (reportage, drone, film, drone video) and other services like boat trips, album, photos prints, etc.

In any case, you should have the exact final price including all services in accordance with your wishes and needs.

Cost of your Bora Bora photo session

The cost of a professional photo shoot in Bora Bora can vary. It depends on your project, duration, kind of event and of course - on your wishes.

It also depends on the experience of your photographer, their photographic material and of course their skills and talent.

Generally, a 1-hour digital basic photoshoot in hotels on the island costs at least 500$ and 2-hours about 1100$. A combination of classic and drone photography in your hotels (with special authorization) costs at least 2000$. For more information and a custom package, you should contact the chosen photographer.

Find and hire a partner : your photographer!

The part of the recognition of your kind of event (wedding, vow renewal, anniversary, portrait photo shoot, editorial shoot, fashion, family, baby moon, maternity, engagement) is the first step to be done and most often determined in advance.

Your photographer is a competitive person to guide you to make the most suitable choices for your project during your special event. The most suitable means that while respecting your budget and your needs your photographer advises you to get the most expected results. Globally, he / she offers you a package that might fit you from a selection of ready-made packages. He / she could also design a special custom package for tailor-made events.

Once the package is defined, it is time to think in detail about the photography project for your special event. That starts with the preparation of the detailed chronological plan of the event, to schedule every part of it and take into consideration the necessary time and duration for every action.

Once again, your photographer, in contact with the hotels, wedding planner, designer, travel coordinator, has a mission to guide you and listen to your wishes.

Very often, “off-the-rack” packages is offered to you, for instance in Bora Bora’s hotels.

Ready-made package in hotels

Bora Bora has recently become the new wedding destination. Brides dream about the perfect beach, under the palms, in paradise. You will find some ready-made packages in your hotels. Almost every hotel in Bora Bora offers a wedding package: The St Regis, The Four Seasons Resort, The Intercontinental Thalasso & Spa, The Hotel Pearl Beach Resort, The Conrad Bora Bora Nui. A wedding in the resort is easy, effortless and all preparation will not involve you too much. Clients choose an ideal package and the best setting that suits their wishes: beach reception, wedding in a chapel, traditional Tahitian ceremony. The hotels and the local coordinator takes care of flowers, wedding photography, additional shoots, local decoration.

Tailor-made weddings

However, if you dream of an exceptional, perfectly planned and designed event, you should contact a high-quality wedding agency or event planner.

Only this kind of entity is able to plan and produce impeccably styled and designed tailored weddings.

A tailor-made marriage lets you create and plan a very personalized travel with no limits with the places to go and with special needs.

A wedding planner or event agency gives the unique possibility to create your own custom project which really reveals your tastes and your personality. Your photographer will be most happy to be part of your event and will create innovative, unique and original pictures.

Once again, your photographer, in contact with the hotels, event planner, designer, main coordinator, has a mission to guide you and listen to your wishes. You can choose the perfect place for your wedding or honeymoon in Bora Bora or an other island (Tahiti, Moorea, Tetiaroa).

What is the best time for your photos in Bora Bora?

The quick answer is the same for all the tropical locations like French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea,...). On Bora Bora the changing light during the day has a crucial influence on the results you wish to obtain. That is why it is important to work with a specialist who is used to this geographic zone. They have a store of knowledge and experience to guide you and advise on the best time for your photos in accordance with your expectations.

The sunrise and the morning

If you like soft light, soft colors and a peaceful atmosphere, the sunrise can be a great option for your photographic project.

If you prefer colorful images and you want to reveal all the shades of blue of Bora Bora’s lagoon, the morning is the best moment to do that.

The sunset and the afternoon

If you love a romantic mood and beautiful portraits of your couple are the most important, then the sunset is a perfect option.

The sunset photo shoot can begin in the late afternoon to capture some more vibrant-color images.

The afternoon is often offered with the sunset shooting. In the afternoon we can still get some vibrant colors but the sun is lower and less tiring. Sunset is a good continuation to get some romantic, soft pictures and beautiful portraits.

Boat Trips

For a boat trip, the morning is as good as the afternoon. The colors on your photos will be vibrant blue/green  especially with drone pictures and wilderness shoots.

What is the best duration of your photo shoot on Bora Bora?

The duration depends on a few primordial criteria:

  • the kind of event (wedding, honeymoon, romantic elopement, editorial, fashion, family photo sessions, etc.)
  • your tastes and needs
  • your budget

Bora Bora Wedding Photos

Bora Bora is an incredible place to get married. You can be tempted to organize an intimate marriage. You can also come to celebrate and enjoy with your family and friends.

Depending on your wishes and budget, your photographer covers only the intimate ceremony and after-wedding photoshoot. It can also last a few days to get some once-in-a-lifetime keepsakes from Bora Bora. He / she would accompany you and your guests before the ceremony, during special activities (boat trips, adventure walks, romantic dinners, sunset time...)

He / she offers some ready-made packages that can be modified and adapted to your plans. They can also offer a custom package if you need special care and unique services. You should contact your photographer to get more information and plan your special day with them.

Honeymoon, and other occasions

Depending on the results you would like to obtain, you can plan a 1-hour, 90-minute, or 2-hour photo shoot in your hotel or on the main island of Bora Bora. During a 1-hour session, you can reach 2 or 3 places in the hotels. It is efficient and doesn’t need special engagements.

90-minute and 2-hour session are the most suitable. You have enough time to reach the most beautiful spots in the resort, and you have the time to make a connection with your photographer. This is beneficial to make you relaxed and natural in front of the camera. You can also prepare 2 or 3 outfits.

Your overwater bungalow with a view is also a great place for your photos

While choosing your overwater bungalow or private villa on Bora Bora, be aware that it is also an amazing place your photos. Every resort has a selection of bungalows with pool, view of Otemanu Mountain, private beach and access to the ocean. If you have a possibility to book it, do not hesitate - it is a real piece of paradise on Earth and only for you!

Drone and Aerial Images 

The aerial pictures and videos from Bora Bora are amazing. French Polynesia is a really picturesque place for drones. We absolutely encourage you to treat yourself to a great and unique memento from paradise - an aerial souvenir. You need to contact a certified drone pilot to make it happen. Plan a boat trip and reach some extraordinary secret spots on Bora Bora. You can also organize it in your resort (with special authorization). Some of them are incredible for aerial images.

If you have your own drone, be careful - for security reasons and privacy policies, you won’t be able to fly easily over Bora Bora: in the central zone of Bora Bora, and in the majority of hotels, flying a drone without permission is prohibited.