Alfred Eisenstaedt said, "It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter." -- I could not agree more, this is something I emphasize during every photo session!
Stephan Debelle - Photographer & Bonnie Mak - Assistant Photographer & Second Shooter
US: +1 201 731-2047 | Local: +689 87 27 76 84
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Bonnie Mak, 我的很好助手 她能說 國語 廣東話 及英語
Growing up and watching my father who was a photographer, my passion for photography started at a young age. My first camera was a Mamiya body, 50mm lens. Later on I was able to afford a more versatile zoom lens. Back then, it was the days of films & time spent in a dark room and you had to make your shot count! It was not until 2012, when asked to work in photography by a Japanese Company operating in Bora Bora (KelyAn) that I took the next step, and decided to make a living from it.
Today, I am grateful to do what I love while also being accompanied and supported by my wonderful girlfriend as my assistant. Working as a couple in photography is fun, we both love what we do and connecting with our worldwide clientele is an enriching experience.
Bonnie is a native from Hong Kong, speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She is most helpful in demonstrating poses, assisting with the clients attire as well as handing light when required. She also has an excellent eye for the small details that may get lost while looking through the lens!
Bora Bora is no place to be rushing! We insist on being generous with the time we spend on location shooting. While others might promise more photos, our main objective is for you to have fun and deliver professional images!
Some of my other works include shooting family vacations, honeymoons, snorkeling adventures and much much more! The options are endless.
Whether you are staying at a resort on the main Island or on a motu, do not hesitate to contact me if you wish to capture lifetime memories from your time here in Bora Bora. It is always my pleasure to be a photographer for any special occasion! Capturing these special moments gives me great joy!!
Although my style is typically more on the “photojournalism ” / "contemporary" side (less posing), we will of course guide you through the session! I also enjoy shooting portraits, local events on the island, as well as underwater and mid-air/water photos. Due to the demographics of people visiting Bora Bora, it is a rare opportunity to be doing maternity photos but of course that is always a beautiful and unique experience!
I have the great pleasure and honor of capturing stills from official events on the island such as the annual Heiva, a beautiful competitive dance competition. These events, the simplicity of life, the people and their culture are a few of the many reasons I fell in love with French Polynesia and decided to move here from the USA.
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