Have you already booked your stay in Bora Bora? Are you looking for a photographer who fits your style and needs? Do you hesitate to choose digital or analog photographer in Bora Bora? Do you consider investing more to obtain some unique images thanks to drone photography?

And above all, are you wondering how much a photoshoot will cost in one of the most expensive places in the world? Let us share with you some necessary information about that!

Price for a honeymoon shooting in your hotel in Bora Bora

Honeymoon Photoshoot inside the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora
Honeymoon Photoshoot inside the Intercontinental Thalasso Bora Bora

Honeymooners often wonder where can they get epic photos in Bora Bora. They ask to go out from the resort to reach the best spots. But in reality there is no better “spot” that inside their resort … What does it mean? Bora Bora is a very particular island. The best hotels are not located on the main island, but on smaller patches of land surrounding it, separated by azure blue strips of the ocean: The St. Regis Bora Bora, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Intercontinental Talasso and Spa, Conrad Bora Bora Nui, The Pearl Beach Resort…. These hotels obviously offer the best view, a beautiful lagoon, amazing gardens, and the best accomodation (overwater villas/bungalows).

If you decide to do a standard digital photoshoot inside the resort, expect the range price from $700 for one-hour shooting to $1400 for two-hour shooting.

If you are looking for something unique to have exceptional memories (Film photography, styled shoot, Drone photography…), consider spending more than $1500. Information below.

Price for an analog photoshoot inside the resort in Bora Bora

Analog photography was the only photographic type during a hundred of years. However, in French Polynesia it is still quite a “new” kind of photography. This is because it is not easy here to work with film. Analog photographer needs very specific logistics to make it work. Ordering the rolls, keeping them in the fridge (French Polynesia has terrific temperatures!), then once the photoshoot done, sending them by private transporter to the lab in the United States…

But seeing the results you know that the effort is worthwhile. Especially in Bora Bora Analog Photography shows its best side: analog film colors are amazing and it is difficult to find an equivalent in the digital world.

If you are interested in film photography for your shooting in French Polynesia, you can expect that the range price begins at $1500.

Lovely moment inside the hotel in a private overwater bungalow
Lovely moment inside the hotel in a private overwater bungalow

Price for a family photoshoot inside the resort in Bora Bora

Family photoshoot could be considered for some photographers as a standard. However, it is important to realize that creating good children portraits require a confident and fun relationship with the models. As a matter of fact, it can take more time than a standard one-hour photoshoot.

Bearing that in mind, you should plan at least one-and-a-half-hour or even two-hour photosession. The price for a photographer in Bora Bora for a family photoshoot is around $1000 – $1500.

Family Photoshoot in Bora Bora

Price for a Wedding Photographer in Bora Bora

Would you like your dream come true and get married in Bora Bora ?

You will have a few different options to say “yes” in the most desired way. First one is to contact your hotel which can arrange everything. The only thing is to book a chosen “wedding package”. It is easy and simple and will be perfect if you want to have an all-inclusive wedding. It can cost between $1000 and $8000. The standard photography service is included. Alternatively, if you wish to choose your own photographer, it will be possible for an extra fee.

The price of your wedding photographer can vary. It depends on your wishes. Would you like him/her to cover only the wedding ceremony? Or rather the getting ready, the first glance, the ceremony and the after-session? Maybe you would like him/her for a few days because your guests will make some once-in-a-lifetime activities in Bora Bora? The best is to choose the photographer you want to have by your side for this special event. He or she will suggest you the best solutions for your requirements.

Chapel, Wedding ceremony in the four seasons Bora Bora
Wedding ceremony chapel in the four seasons Bora Bora

Price for a boat trip with a photographer in Bora Bora

Are you looking for an unconventional photoshoot in Bora Bora? A boat trip can be a very good option. A boat photoshoot in Bora Bora has many advantages. The price for such an excursion: $1000 for two-hour trip or $2000 for four-hour trip. You could also be tempted by Drone Photography (see below) and Film Photography for this event. Both are excellent ideas!

Private Boat trip in Bora Bora
Private Boat trip with your Photographer in Bora Bora

Rates for a Drone Photographer in Bora Bora

Do you like drone photography and drone video? Have you seen some extraordinary drone pictures from Bora Bora, like this one :

Aerial photography is more and more popular in Bora Bora. However, you should know that it is not easy to do it yourself. There are specific rules for drones even for certificated drone pilotes. For example, there is a requirement to have a special permission to fly drone over the hotels and over the huge center area of Bora Bora. It is because planes fly very low and the restrictions were fixed for the global security.
If you would like to have some unique aerial photos/videos in Bora Bora, you should contact a certificated drone photographer.

The price for the aerial photography starts at $800. Aerial photography and drone video – at $1500.
If you would like to have a full service for photo/video/film photography, you should consider investing at least $3000.

Avoid extra fees: Ask your photographer for an all-inclusive price in the contract

You should note that some resorts in Bora Bora ask for entrance fees for photographers. What’s more, photographers have some standard fees for the boat or plane to reach the hotel. Be careful and always ask your photographer for an all-inclusive price. You will avoid any misunderstanding or extra fees.


The best way to choose your photographer is to look at the photographer’s website and Instagram page. You will find a list of photographers that you could book directly with the hotel. You could also contact your photographer online to ask specific questions. He will be happy to help you and guide you to make the best choice according to your budget.