The Islands of Tahiti

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Small sample of stock Images for Tahiti Tourism's annual brochure.

With the help of Alberto Vivian, Casting/Stylism, Orama Noble, Make Up, and local talent Vaimiti, Tamahere Moana and Tamatea .

Special thanks to St Regis Resort Bora Bora for hosting the crew ...and to Tahiti Tourism for trusting us.


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Experience the beauty around and whitin you in the new Varua polynesian spa, the latest spa from DEEP NATURE.  Nestled in the heart of Tetiaroa's spectacular motu, the spa will open in July within the new Brando luxury resort.


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The New TRIBORD collection is out.  Check it online at   DECATHLON's water brand trusted the Tim Mckenna team to shoot the great new range of swimsuits. With the help of Liquid Festival's soul Stephan Lambert  we trained three of Tahiti's fittest girls of the moment ,  Mihilani Teixera , Alaia Nazaire and Amely Isquirdo in the turquoise waters of French Polynesia.   As always we kept in mind TRIBORD's motto "Back to water"  for a fresh,  wet look in action !   Water sport at its best !



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Back to water with TRIBORD for this Nahia swimsuit photoshoot. A special training day for the gorgeous fitness instructor Mihilani Teixera. Turquoise waters and golden, hot summer rain. Under the tuition of Stephane Lambert KainaluXT,  the TMK team toured Bora Bora for the best training sessions for stand up paddle, mono palm swimming, paddle board, outrigger sailing and vaaa polynesian outrigger.   Mihilani did it all with a smile :) enjoy

Tahiti & Moorea from Above

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Visit the islands of Tahiti and Moorea overland and from above with Avis Rent A Car.  Aerial Images taken from a drone with Tahiti Fly Shoot - great team for unique images of Moorea pineapple fields, Happiti, Temae to The Botanical Gardens of Tahiti through Papenoo and the Taravao plateau.  Check out the unique and beautiful locations of Tahiti's and Moorea from a bird's eye view.

Hinano Calendar 2013

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The Hinano Calendar 2013 is out, but it was hard to choose between all the great images of this two-day shoot, thanks to our model and great crew !  We felt we wanted to share with you some more of Tim's beautiful imagery. This is fashion in French Polynesia at its best, with the most beautiful vahines of the moment.  Enjoy and share.

Casting & Stylism : Alberto V.
Make-up : Orama Noble
Hair : Mareva David
Conception & Realisation : Exotic Gardens
Models : Hinaranii Delongeaux, Vaea Terorohauepa, Oceane Duchemin, Purea Morgan Poulain, Taina Jubily.
Making Of : Marc Antoine Bouvant
online on our site :




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Inspirational and inspired, Tahitian surfer and model Hanalei Reponty has it all.  Currently at university in Sydney,  she juggles her studies with her rising modeling career.  New face at Elite Management Sydney, her striking looks make her a face you can't forget.  But more than that it is her intelligence that impresses.  She has definitely caught the eye of the "fashionista", impressed by the influence on her of her two worlds:  her Polynesian background and that of the fashion icons of her generation.  She doesn't follow the trend,  she creates it.... so quick! become a follower by taking a peek on Hana'blog ...


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Jean-Marie Biret's traditional Tahitian dance troop MANAHAU is performing every Saturday night at the Sofitel Hotel on Tahiti.  The "Season of the Wind"  is the theme of the new show starring Aruhoia Biret voted best dancer of Ori Tahiti at the Heiva Festival in 2010.  Come and enjoy this stunning show performed around the pool area.



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A few years ago, the TMK team was mesmerized by the beauty of one of the dancers in the Tahitian dance group EI TAHITI.  She had the grace of Audrey Hepburn and also exotic charm for which Polynesian women are renowned, with her long shining hair and voluptuous lips.  Her name was Rauata Temauri.  In addition, Rauata proved to be a talented model to work with -  smart and down to earth, a real natural.  After graduating in Communication Studies, she became a teacher but continued to do a few modeling jobs for us :  the Hinano campaign and catalogue, OPT, Enchanted Isles, GIE Tahiti Tourism, Surfeuses swimsuit issue, etc.   At 22 years old, she unsurprisingly won the title of Miss Tahiti 2011.  The TMK team now  supports her to become Miss France 2012 at a ceremony on 3rd December in Brest, France,  broadcast by TF1….  We're all behind you, Rauata !


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Laury Thilleman, the super charming and beautiful Miss France 2011 was in Tahiti in June 2011 for the election of the new Miss Tahiti Rauata, Temauri. Before the big day , Tim got to take her around Tahiti and Moorea along with Miss Tahiti 2010 Pohere Wilson, for what soon became just some fun watersports days ! At ease in the water on almost anything, stand up paddle or surf, both Laury and Poe proved to be great sports and super fun to be with. They opened Michel Bourez's Rotarere surf competition in Papara with a super session with the boys Michel, Hira Teriinatoofa and Raimana Von Bastolaer. Laury Thilleman Miss France 2011 is one to remember, quick, witty and sporty she's got it all to go far....SIPA Presse reportage.