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Vacation Photos At Two Unusual Temples and An Amazing Waterfall provided by DLC Photo Tours

Vacation Photos At Two Unusual Temples and An Amazing Waterfall

Vacation Photos At Two Unusual Temples and An Amazing Waterfall
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from £221.20 per group (up to 3)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
We all love to share our photos on social media. Amaze your family and friends with our fun photo tour portrait sessions! James and his team of professional photographers are known in Chiang Mai for their superb quality holiday portraits.  You will be spending your time with a top professional photographer and you will be getting high quality portraits at some of Chiang Mai's most beautiful nature spots including a fabulous waterfall and two unusual and unspoilt temples as well as incidental beauty spots along the way. We hope that these photos will be some of the best you ever have and they really are a fantastic memory of your time in wonderful Chiang Mai. You can expect 200++ beautifully edited photos that will be delivered to you via Dropbox or WeTransfer, usually within 72 hours of your session. The photographer will pick you up from your hotel at 9am and the adventure begins. You will be dropped back to your hotel between 3pm and 4pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62231P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • Thai lunch (excluding drinks) • A bottle of water will be provided in the car for you • Lunch • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Drinks
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can collect you from your hotel or AirBnB
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Local taxes • Thai lunch (excluding drinks) • A bottle of water will be provided in the car for you • Lunch • Bottled water
Exclusions
Gratuities • Drinks
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We can collect you from your hotel or AirBnB
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not wheelchair accessible
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
We are more than happy to allow you to change your clothes during the day if you wish and suggest bathing costumes for the waterfall.
A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
A maximum of 3 adults per booking
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wat Umong
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Ton Kwen (Wat Intharawat)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mae Sapok
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
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Shereen
2 contributions
Chiang Mai Photo Session
Aug 2019 • Couples
James is the best!!!!! We were in Chiang Mai last week. I’m terrible at taking pictures, my pictures never come out good , I’m so glad I found James. I’m so thankful. He made us feel so comfortable. We had our photosession at Chai Lai Orchid. I received my pictures last week. The pictures are so beautiful, I can’t stop looking at them. Thank you so much James. You are very professional and a very kind person.
Written 1 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ah, you were great! So pleased you loved the photos and look forward to shooting BOTH of you, next time ;) Love & Light! James
Written 5 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Schmenglish
Las Vegas, NV2 contributions
Perfect Day!
Jun 2019 • Couples
WOW! My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Thailand and the last leg of our trip was in Chiang Mai. We’re so glad we found James because we got to have an amazing time visiting different beautiful locations while getting our pictures taken.

From booking to planning to driving us around, shooting and editing our photos, James did an incredible job. He was quick to respond to my emails and answered my many questions and was flexible in creating a plan for what we wanted on our photoshoot.

Our first two locations were Wat Doi Suthep and Wat Pha Lat— both gorgeous and completely different styled temples. We appreciated learning about how to pay respect inside the temple. We even got to be blessed by a monk, while James captured our experience with his camera.

Our third location was the highlight of our photoshoot— at Chai Lai Orchid, we met Seavoy the elephant. We spent some time walking, feeding, hugging, and playing with her in a river while James took our photos. Our time with Seavoy was so incredible and memorable, I’m so happy we decided to add it to our experience (originally, we planned to only shoot in the temples).

If you are looking for a truly unique experience and souvenir— have James take photos of you with Seavoy. Sure, you can visit any elephant camp and take pictures on your own, but you’re likely crowded by other tourists. This is a private experience. You won’t spend this much time with an elephant while capturing amazing portraits anywhere else or with anyone else.

Afterwards, we had lunch before heading to a waterfall for our last location.

My husband and I both very much enjoyed and appreciated James’s company and conversation throughout our day. His genuine and down-to-earth personality helped us relax and feel natural in our photos— they turned out so beautifully! We absolutely love and cherish our photos and the memories we made— many thanks to James!
Written 5 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much :) It was really lovely meeting you both and I totally agree that getting the photos with Seavoy is super special :)) Please let me know if you are ever heading back this way. Love & Light! James
Written 15 July 2019
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Lollycv
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
When talent and light shine through a lens
Jun 2019 • Couples
I had never taken professional photographs before and thought that it would be really weird and I would look awkward. But James made us feel super comfortable and at ease.

His wonderful energy was felt but now that we reflect on it, he was quite easy to be around and quite inconspicuous during the entire day. We just got to enjoy every minute of each other, the Temple, the jungle, the river, and the elephants. Making it our perfect day and which was all amazingly captured by this super talented photographer!



Obviously, there is a bias ;) ;) but everyone we know and including us, think that these are the best wedding pictures we have ever seen.

He captured our sincerity, love, happiness, and the absolute fun we had, most seemingly candid in the pictures.



Not only is he a lovely soul with good energy. He gave us the most beautiful gift which is being able to re-live that special day, in our special place all over again, at any glance of every stunning picture!

We are so happy he was there and did such a fantastic job on our wedding photos!



We would use his services again when returning to Chiang Mai with no special occasion needed next time :)
Written 19 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Aww, thank you so very much! You are beautiful people and the light really shone from your hearts. See you next time you are in Chiang Mai for a few brewskis ;)Love & Light!
Written 19 June 2019
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tzewei
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Brilliant photographer and a friend
Apr 2019 • Couples
Glad we found James to help us take our pre-wedding shoot.

Pre-shoot - Coming from abroad, we had many questions about shooting in Chiangmai and James was patient to answer each and every one of them. From the onset, we wanted a casual natural shoot, at two of our indicated locations. After our arrival, James met us at our hotel to have a face-face discussion about how we envisioned the shoot and what were we looking for. It was a personable chat, and it helped set our minds at ease.

During shoot - Over two half-days, James took our photos at a friend's private resort and Chai Lai Orchid. With his vast experience, he captured casual and candid moments which we were looking for. He kept encouraging us to be ourselves, and to forget that he was there snapping away. We continued chatting and shared many life experiences and stories. It simply felt as if a long-time friend was taking our photos (and doing a great job!).

Post- shoot - James took about 2 weeks to edit 800+ photos, and most photos turned out the way we envisioned.

A big thank you to James for everything. Everyone can take photos with elephants, but not everyone can take memories with elephants, and James did that for us.

- Tze Wei & Jielin
Written 20 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
What can I say? It was so great to meet you both and to share stories during the time we had together during the shoots. Looking forward to our next meeting! Love & Light! James
Written 22 May 2019
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Mae
1 contribution
Beautiful light
Feb 2019 • Couples
James was very friendly and knew the best spots to take pictures! We definitely recommend him!!
Thank you James!
Written 16 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samantha G
29 contributions
Simply the best
I could not recommend James more for all your photography adventures ! He is BRILLIANT. He makes you feel comfortable from the second you meet him, he is professional, fun and kind and on then the bonus is he produces STUNNING pictures. Straight from the camera too, no editing needed. I will be telling everyone I know to use him for photography when in Thailand or SE Asia. I feel very honored to have worked with him!
Written 18 February 2019
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Wow! Thank you so much Samantha :) Just wait until you see the images once I have given them my look ;) I hope we meet again in the not too distant future as I see that you really found your happy place at Chai Lai Orchid :)) Love & Light! James
Written 19 February 2019
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Ellyse H
2 contributions
Engagement Photos with James!
Jan 2019 • Couples
Angelo and I live in Canada (BC) and were contemplating getting our engagement photos done in Canada. Typical beautiful mountain scenery, maybe in the winter. They would have been beautiful! But then we noticed that there was an option to have professional photos taken at Chai Lai Orchids. We thought how magical it could be to have our engagement photos with elephants!! So Chai Lai helped set us up with James, DLC Photo, and we are SO happy we did it!! James was great. He made the experience fun and natural. We don't look cramped up or stiff in any of our photos. We look so happy (which we were) and he completely captured each moment and our personalities so perfectly. We honestly couldn't have dreamed for better, and am so happy we chose to have our engagement photos with James. They are perfect <3 If you have the chance I highly recommend it. Our memories will last a life time and now we have pictures that will too :)
Written 28 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much! I really wish we had more time together. That is the hard part of what I do because as soon as I get to meet some awesome new friends, they are gone again. Ah well, come back soon! Love and Light!
Written 29 January 2019
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Robin S
9 contributions
A once in a lifetime opportunity!
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were in Thailand for our honeymoon in the beginning of January. We were planning on spending the majority of our trip in the islands down south, but our plans got interrupted by Storm Pabuk and had to head up north earlier than anticipated. We are so glad that we did because we found the AMAZING opportunity to have an Elephant Photoshoot with James and Seavoy at the Chai Lai Orchid Eco Lodge. After reading Jame's profile on his website, we knew that this would be an unforgettable experience. He talks about his love for elephants and passion for capturing their beauty in photographs. During the photoshoot this was evident. Our model was Seavoy, a beautiful 50 year old resident elephant at Chai Lai Orchid with an insatiable appetite for bananas, and she did great! She was treated with love and coerced with bananas throughout the shoot.
This was truly an experience we will remember and are so excited that James was able to capture it so beautifully. We will treasure these pictures for the rest of our lives!
Written 15 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
I'm so glad you came too! I was with Seavoy again today, she is such a wonderful being :) We had so much fun with your photo session and I am so glad you will treasure the results for life. Please let me know if you ever head back to Chiang Mai and I can show you some other favourite places around the place. Love & Light!
Written 15 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mdavidso1130
New York City, NY7 contributions
Exceptionally Talented Photographer
Dec 2018 • Family
James is an amazing photographer and a lovely person who picked us up timely with a safe and pleasant driver in a comfortable vehicle. He shared his motivation and some anecdotes, and asked thoughtful questions to get to know his subjects. He captured creative angles that made us look great, and showed off our personalities to best effect. James clearly loves what he does, which is fortunate, as he is so artistically gifted. His knowledge about Thai culture and his relationship with a beautiful, ethically managed elephant camp (Chai Lai Orchid) made for a life-changing, uplifting day of photography and interaction with nature that we will cherish forever.
Written 7 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed meeting you all and wish you all the very best for the coming year. Love & Light!
Written 7 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Professionals make a difference - worth every penny
We booked James for an afternoon to shoot photos of our family (daughter, mum, dad, and grandma) during our stay at
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Absolutely stunning photos!
I booked a shoot with James at Chai Lai Orchid as a gift for my wife. We started bright and early with a breakfast
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Absolutely amazing and incredible experience
To say this is an amazing experience is an understatement. I can't thank James enough for his time and his kindness
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Fantastic photographer
James is a very talented photographer and an amazing person! We took our 14 year old son for headshots and had amaz
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Couples photoshoot
Me and my wife had a blast. It was a great experience working with James. Very easy-going and friendly person. Pick
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Fun Morning with James!
My husband and I booked James for a morning photo shoot around Chiang Mai. James was so fun & friendly from the mom
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Stunning photos and memories to cherish for a lifetime
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He is an amazing photographer, we are really bad at posing and he made us feel relaxed . We had a lot of fun and b
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Best Experience!
We had a morning shoot booked at Chai Lai Orchid with James, and it was the most amazing experience! We have neve
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Amazing Photoshoot Experience With James
I had such an amazing time in Chai Lai Orchid photoshooting with this awesome photographer James!! The photos are a
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Photos for Christmas Cards (Ben and Cody)
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Very professional - beautiful photos!
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James is the best wedding and elopement photo guide
We are so glad to have had the opportunity to work with James via the chai Lai orchid He worked all day giving us
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Perfect Wedding Date - photo session
James is the best!!! We spent our wedding date doing the dreamers photo shooting session and we can’t be more happy
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