Tahiti Wedding Photography

Welcome to the Tahiti Wedding Photography of {M} & {N}.

Being 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, Bora Bora, and 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, and 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“, and it 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 Bora Bora.

It’s called “The Romantic Island”. The Tahitian language doesn’t have a letter “B” and pronounced as Pora Pora.

The English translation is meaning “firstborn”. Early visitors misheard it as Bora Bora.

All international flights arrive at Faa’a International Airport, on Tahiti. I would recommend a short stay in Tahiti before leaving for one of the smaller, quieter and more secluded islands.  

Enjoy a memorable and remarkable stay on a motu, which is Tahitian to describe a tiny island, l 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 cousin 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 very 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 then made my way to the groom and his wedding party. Tahiti follows French law, so the couple got married in their local town hall in Tahiti.

Once the ceremony was over, everyone made their way 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’ which is owned by a family of the bride.

It was amazing to walk around this motu. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Here are some of my favourite Wedding Photos in Tahiti;

tahiti wedding photography the island of moorea

tahiti wedding photography tahitian wedding ceremony on Moorea

tahiti wedding photography tahiti marche

tahiti wedding photography shopping market

tahiti wedding photography on the roads of tahiti

tahiti wedding photography uncle and niece laughing

tahiti wedding photography boats in Tahiti

tahiti wedding photography jetty at tahiti

tahiti wedding photography man fishing in tahiti

tahiti wedding photography street of tahiti

tahiti wedding photography palm tree in tahiti

tahiti wedding photography making delicacies for wedding

tahiti wedding photography groom and his mum hugging

tahiti wedding photography child and dog playing

tahiti wedding photography having fun

tahiti wedding photography beach view

tahiti wedding photography playing on the beach

tahiti wedding photography playing in the sea tahiti wedding photography catching the frisbee in the sea

tahiti wedding photography

tahiti wedding photography moorea beach

tahiti wedding photography cutting the papaya

tahiti wedding photography makeup for bridesmaid

tahiti wedding photography mother and daughter photo

tahiti wedding photography bridesmaids hugging the bride

tahiti wedding photography back of bride and bridesmaid dresses

tahiti wedding photography getting father of bride ready

tahiti wedding photography helping the groom get ready

tahiti wedding photo

tahiti wedding photography getting ready

tahiti wedding photography waiting for the bride's arrival

tahiti wedding photography at the town hall

tahiti wedding photo

tahiti wedding photography emotional bride and her father

tahiti wedding photography wiping away tears

tahiti wedding photography bride walking down the aisle

tahiti wedding photography kissing the bride

tahiti wedding photography emotional bride and groom

tahiti wedding photography groom and joy

happy bride and groom wedding ceremony

birde and groom hugging

tahiti wedding photo

T shirt in Tahiti

hovercraft between tahiti and moorea

boat on the South Pacific Ocean

boy playing games on the boat

view of moorea

beautiful island of moorea

palm tree on moorea

groom peeing in tree

bride walking for portraits

bridal portraits on moorea

group photos

group photo at Belvedere Lookout

Couple Portrait at Belvedere Lookout

bride and groom portrait moorea

The island of moorea

 

a drone photo of island of moorea

arrival of bride and groom

bride and groom arriving moorea

emotional bride and groom at Motu Tiahura

mother of bride speech Motu Tiahura

bride and groom crying on Motu Tiahura

sunset on Motu Tiahura Moorea

couple portrait at sunset on Motu Tiahura Moorea

couple portrait on Motu Tiahura

first dance on Motu Tiahura

first dance holding hans Motu Tiahura

bride and groom having fun on Motu Tiahura

bridal party dancing on Motu Tiahura

 

bridal party dancing on Motu Tiahura

groom and groomsmen dancing on Motu Tiahura

bride and groom dancing on Motu Tiahura

Wedding Photographer Tahiti sparklers

Looking for a Wedding Photographer in Tahiti?

There’s something magical about Tahiti, and if you are planning to get married in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora or any of the other islands, then please get in touch!