Bordeaux wedding photographer

Love and feminity are our guides

Bordeaux, the perfect blend of charm and sophistication, where world-class vineyards, majestic châteaux, and enchanting marine vistas converge, embodies the epitome of elegance, making it an ideal destination for weddings. Here, we strive to capture the unique essence of each love story in a timeless, poetic and elegant way and to offer a personal collection of family heirlooms.

It’ll be our delight to be your Bordeaux wedding photographer and videographer in one of the most stunning locations imaginable.


Let us make your wedding experience one to remember!


Behind Cadoret Studios

About Paulina & Ossa Cadoret

From their first collaborations over 15 years ago, Paulina and Ossa have specialized in weddings, couple shoots and events all over the world for a high-end clientele. They excel in digital and analog photography to provide unique, elegant and timeless images.

As co-founder, lead photographer and creative force behind Cadoret Studios, Paulina seeks to capture authenticity, beauty and emotion with a poetic and feminine touch. 

Ossa, with a Master's degree in Computer Science and Imagery, assumes the multi-hyphenate role of lead filmmaker, drone pilot and development manager at Cadoret Studios. 

They met during their studies in France, and left Paris to work in Bora Bora where they developed paulinacadoret.comBack in Europe in 2023, they founded Cadoret Studios and are based in the sunny South of France. They love beautiful destinations - France, Italy, pittoresque islands.

They have been published in world-acclaimed magazines and blogs such as Harper’s Bazaar, The Knot, Ruffled, Pacific Weddings, Trendy Bride.

The Perfect Setting For A Romantic French Wedding 

Bordeaux offers a wealth of picturesque wedding venues that will make your celebration truly unforgettable. This enchanting French cornerstone has something for every couple seeking a memorable backdrop for their happily ever after. Imagine exchanging vows amid the rolling vineyards of Château Smith Haut Laffite or the classic beauty of Château Margaux. An intimate celebration is best enjoyed at Château Pape Clément, while luxury and prestige are to be found at Château Lafite Rothschild.

Bordeaux offers a wealth of picturesque wedding venues

Getting married in France offers a host of exciting, new experiences and the chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Bordeaux embraces the unexpected—you can't get more bespoke than that. Cadoret Studios is the evolution of Paulina and Ossa’s long history of hard-working collaboration creating custom timeless imagery for brides and grooms in destination weddings held across the world. Striking aerial drone footage, editorial style photography and cinematic film production make these exclusive secret locations feel exceptionally familiar.

"Look no further if you are getting married and looking for your wedding photographer to highlight the beauty of life. I don't have words to explain the level of professionalism and care from Paulina and Ossa. They were truly amazing photographer and videographer. Pictures and video came out perfectly. Thank you for capturing our special day and for recording these memories that will stay forever with us."

— Susan

"Paulina always had an eye for capturing the perfect moment. We really enjoyed every second working together with Paulina as our wedding photographer in Bordeaux! During the wedding ceremony, she was always pretty good at capturing the perfect moments while we had all the time in the world to focus on ourselves. During our wedding shoot afterwards, she gave us so many valuable suggestions in terms of acting and looking while we had the shooting. When we received the results of our photo shoot, we were impressed, the pictures were even better than expected! Paulina's personal touch in editing pictures is incredible. We will cherish our wedding images forever, thank you so much!"

— Marcus

"Paulina and Ossa are an absolute delight to work with. It was so easy and effortless that I never worried about a thing. They enhanced our day and captured the exact images and drone footage we wanted. And I appreciate how they were able to show our love for one another in each photo. Not to mention their quick turn around time of getting the photos and video to us. Exceptional service all around. Don't hesitate to book Paulina and Ossa. You will not be disappointed!"

— L.P

Bordeaux's vineyards and châteaux offer an enchanting backdrop for your wedding. If the allure of the coast calls to you, you will like the beautiful town of Arcachon.


timeless and romantic atmospheres


Bordeaux is a charming region famous for the best wines and cozy countryside. There's nothing quite like a vineyard or château to set the mood for a romantic getaway. Surrounded by forests, hedges, and hives, Château Smith Haut Lafitte’s 87 hectares host an imposing, yet welcoming estate and eternal winemaking excellence. At once, seductive and earthy notes from the rolling vineyards mingle together with architectural heritage and nature. It is a labor of love, after all.


Affectionately known as France's Sleeping Beauty (La Belle Endormie), Bordeaux is rimmed by medieval city gates and wondrous vineyards. Highlighted under sun-drenched gold that cascades over an oldstone façade, Château Grattequina is nestled along the Garonne River. Its private dock is your perfect excuse for a glamorous grand entrance to your wedding ceremony. 


Bordeaux is characteristically surrounded by lashings of the plus beaux villages de France where the douceur de vivre is not just a proposition, but a promise. A scenery served on a time-worn wooden board, Dordogne is the beautiful southwestern destination popular for its world-class gastronomy, limestone cliffs, farmhouses and castles dotted with spring-abundant sunlight. Cradled within Dordogne, Château de La Valouze is anchored in the heart of the green Perigord region and offers over 34 hectares of parkland. Feed your sense of wonder and make your dream countryside wedding a reality in old-charm sensibility.


Part of the Libournais region, Saint-Émilion crafts an unforgettable immersive experience played out by an elegant expression of its charming southern scenery. As one of the most prestigious red wine growing areas of Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion basks in a gentle climate that sets the mood for an introspective revelation of love and commitment. Deeply connected to nature, culture, and community, this village sets the perfect backdrop for an elopement, a wedding, and even a family or engagement photo shoot. The rest is history.


If the allure of the coast calls to you, you will be delighted by the beautiful town of Arcachon. Let your eyes absorb the color, texture, and patina that this seaside resort region has to offer. An authentic French beachfront experience, Villa La Tosca is charged with energy from the surrounding wild foliage, gritty sand and divine salty breeze. All elements serve as hosts to your I Dos—a unique atmosphere that becomes a marker of significance in your intimate life journey. Ignite the senses and create wonderful wedding memories overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as you seal your promise of eternal love.


Nothing takes our breath away or makes our hearts sing quite like Bordeaux. Its blue sky, unique light and proximity to the sea bring together moments of tenderness and complicity. Even when the days are muted, its different oceanic tones are a feast for the eye. Whether you are looking for classic elegant venues or romantic coastal scenery, the region offers the most idyllic setting to your wedding day. Beyond the vineyards and châteaux, Bordeaux and its surroundings offer an array of remarkable remote beachfront venues for your Bordeaux wedding. As your witnesses, the soothing waves of the ocean and the gentle breeze provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony.

Frequently asked questions

Where are you based?

We’re happy to call the South of France our home. When we’re not working at our photo and video studio in Bordeaux, we spend time between Provence, the French RivieraParis, and Italy.

Can we book just one service, or do we have to book both?

Our partnership is at the core of Cadoret Studios, but we may work separately at times to offer individual photography and videography services. We also work with other skilled photo and video teams to provide a smooth and stress-free experience for our brides and grooms.

How and when will we receive our photos and film?

Your final wedding prints and digitals will be ready within 4 to 6 weeks after your big day. Every wedding album is personally curated upon careful selection and expert editing processes. Approximately, we provide between 40 and 60 images per hour. We ensure your film is captured with exceptional 4K quality. You will enjoy the cinematic experience on big screens or on smaller devices.

How do you price your photo and film services?

Each wedding is different and comes with its own particular set of needs. We quote every wedding, elopement, and portrait session on an individual basis depending on desired services, such as photography and/or videography, coverage time, and number of guests. Contact us and we will gladly assist you in making the best choice for your dream event.

Do you shoot film or digital?

Both. Being confident in both mediums allows us to bring digital and film cameras to your special day, and select the best option for every frame. Film creates exquisite timeless photographs akin to fine art paintings, while digital offers complete control over the pictures and lets us dance in and out during your “I Dos” with optimal discretion. We combine masterful editing techniques and a wide range of elegant photography skills to deliver flawless consistency. Visit our Portfolio to learn more about our style and distinct approach to photography.

Do you use drones?

Striking aerial shots add a captivating and spectacular touch to your wedding album. Cadoret Studios’ lead filmmaker, Ossa, is a certified drone pilot for commercial use. However, drone usage depends on factors like location, venue permissions, and weather conditions. We'd love to hear more about your event so we can make the necessary preparations to incorporate aerial drone footage.

Do you have backup equipment?

Absolutely. We use professionally maintained equipment only for both video and photography. Our gear is compatible with both photo and video, and we guarantee that everything is redundantly backed up. In the event of a technical issue with one device, we always have three others available as backups.

Do you record the audio?

Yes, we do record audio. For speeches, we use a lavalier microphone (also known as lav, or lapel mic) on the groom, plus a backup on the officiant, and connect it to the DJ soundboard. We will use any recorded audio that enhances the story in the final film.

How do I confirm my wedding date?

Once you have confirmed your date and selected your collection, we will provide you with a photography contract for your review. To secure your date, we kindly request that you sign and return the contract within approximately one week. Upon receiving the signed contract and a 50% photography retainer, your wedding date will be officially booked.

We specialize in fine art wedding photography and videography

Celebrated for their ability to translate timeless traditions into a modern day context, Cadoret Studios carefully blends film and digital photography to document the exciting journey of your wedding. From their first collaborations, Paulina and Ossa Cadoret have broadened their mastery of visual storytelling following in a heritage of visionaries from the magical fine art wedding photography and videography worlds.

capturing the beauty of weddings in Bordeaux

Capturing beauty is a ceremony that everyone’s invited to attend. Cadoret Studios provides a personal compilation of anecdotal family heirlooms that will live past our time. Creating vibrant, luminous, fine art images that are as unique as the people in the photographs, the multidisciplinary duo specializes in destination wedding photography and filmmaking in France, the Pacific Islands, and every corner of Europe and the world.


Cadoret Studios will help you make the right choice for your dream event.


and make beautiful memories together

Capturing beauty is a ceremony that everyone’s invited to attend. But, as we always say, no two weddings are the same. We quote every wedding, elopement, and portrait session on an individual basis. Connect with us today—we're always happy to assist you in selecting the best solution for your budget and needs.