Stephan Debelle

Stephan Debelle

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.Some of my other works include shooting family vacations, honeymoons, snorkeling adventures and much much more! 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.

You can see my work on: Web Site or IG or FB