Tahiti Wedding Photographer
I feel incredibly lucky to be a Tahiti Wedding Photographer. As a Wedding Photographer based in Surrey, I couldn’t believe how fortunate I felt to travel to the other side of the world to photograph a wedding in Tahiti and Moorea.
Tahiti; the word conjures up visions of unspoiled paradise, idyllic weather, blue oceans, and even bluer skies, black sand beaches, as well as white sand-covered beaches, and lots of activities for tourists including surfing, diving, scuba diving, and many more sea and land pursuits, in a remote part of the world.
Travelling to Tahiti from London did feel like this. But more on that later.
Tahiti, Moorea, French Polynesia
Collectively, Tahiti and her 118 islands in the South Pacific make up French Polynesia.
The collection of islands and atolls covers the nautical size of Western Europe; however, the total landmass only makes up 4,100 square kilometres.
The capital of Tahiti is Papeete, translated into English as ‘water basket’.
Several of the other islands are very popular too. The Huffington Post described Moorea as “The World’s Most Beautiful Island You’ve Never Heard Of“, which is so stunning. It is also known as “The Island of Love”.
The more well-known and famous island in the “The Islands of Tahiti” is the island of Bora Bora. It’s called “The Romantic Island”. The Tahitian language doesn’t have the letter “B” and is pronounced as Pora Pora. The English translation means “firstborn”. Early visitors misheard it as Bora Bora.
All international flights arrive at Faa’a International Airport. I would recommend a short stay in Tahiti before leaving for one of the smaller, quieter, more secluded islands.
Enjoy a memorable and remarkable stay on a motu, Tahitian, to describe a tiny island on the coast of a more massive island. The motu is usually covered in coconut palms and has fabulous coral gardens and colourful sea life.
Creative Tahiti Wedding Photographer
I started my journey from London Gatwick and flew into Singapore, one of my favourite countries in the world. A very brief stopover and I was on my way to Sydney for a 1-week stay with my brother and his amazing family.
I enjoyed my stay in Sydney. It was a breath of fresh air. Then onwards, to Tahiti via a brief layover in Auckland.
On my arrival, the groom and all the groomsmen met me at the airport and gave me a floral wreath, a traditional Tahitian welcome, similar to a custom in Nepal.
The bride and groom kindly hosted me for my stay, and I had the most fantastic adventure in Tahiti. It turns out the bride had been a wedding photographer in her previous profession, and the groom had been the world micro-surfboard champion for ten years (I think), and both are well-known locally.
The bride and groom both started the day on the Island of Tahiti. The bride was getting ready in a hair salon in the capital, while the groom got ready in their home. I started the day with the bridal party and went to the groom’s wedding party. Tahiti follows French law, so the couple married in their town hall in Tahiti. Once the ceremony was over, everyone went to the ferry to catch a boat to the magnificent Moorea. Off the coast of Moorea is the ‘motu moea’, also known as ‘Moorea Mayor Beach’, owned by a bride’s family.
It was amazing to walk around this motu. Breathtakingly beautiful.
Here are some of my favourite Wedding Photographs in Tahiti;
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There’s something magical about Tahiti, and if you plan to get married in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora or any other islands, please get in touch!