DLC Photo Tours
DLC Photo Tours
5
City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate ToursPhotography Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Experience Chiang Mai through the lens of the city’s leading photo tour company. James was the winner of The Luxury Travel Guide's Photographer Of The Year 2020 for Thailand. Taking photos with your iPhone is one thing but professional holiday photos will thrill you and give you a record of your special time in Chiang Mai that you will treasure for a lifetime. Our Chiang Mai photo tours include exciting itineraries of holiday photos in and around the city but we are always happy to build complete custom packages for you too! They are offered from 1.5 hours of photo fun to extensive full day activities and include costume and pre-wedding style shoots as well as amazing portraits with elephants at a beautiful eco resort.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Travelers talk about
(10 reviews)
(2 reviews)
(2 reviews)

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles90 reviews
Excellent
89
Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Tammy Tran
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We booked a half-day photoshoot with James for our Pre-wedding & boy was it magical. It was everything we had hoped for and MORE. We booked James DLC Photographer a year out in advance, there was fast & clear communications. His whole team was a Dream, everything was meticulously arranged upon our arrival, we arrived in Chiang Mai & met up with the amazing makeup artist to try on traditional Lanna outfits. The makeup artist came to our hotel around 6:00 am for hair & makeup, got us dressed, the luxury Van with Driver awaited at our lobby around 8 am & we all headed to Chai Lai Orchid. We were greeted by James & the MAGIC happens. James is truly an Artist & a master at the craft he does, it's not just a photo, but captured pure happiness & forever memories . The photos truly speak for itself. Do not hesitate to book James & his professional Team. We came back & looking back at these photo brings so much JOY & it is absolutely priceless experience. It doesn't get any better than this, James is the best of the best. We cannot thank you enough & forever be grateful.
Written August 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
It was really love to work with you both and thank you for your lovely review! My philosophy is to bring happiness through my art so, reading this made me smile a lot :) Hope to meet again one day
Written August 9, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
My husband and I wanted pictures around Chiang Mai during our honeymoon and we found DLC Photo through Trip Advisor - he had great reviews so we booked him and he lived up to the hype! He immediately made us feel comfortable and even shared fun facts about Chiang Mai during our session. We felt like we were being led by a tour guide and we’re getting pictures as a bonus. He even turned the photos around to us within two days! We would highly recommend hiring James!
Written September 28, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lee-Anne Armitage
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I needed to update the photos on my business website and thought it might be nice to combine it with a holiday. I chose James de la Cloche based on the 5 star Trip Advisor reviews and the look and feel of his website. It was easy to book a session with James via email and his communication is very timely and clear. James came to the hotel I was staying at in Chiang Mai and did a shoot in the gardens. In the past I have been very uncomfortable having my photo taken and have been extremely fussy about the photos that I use on my website and in marketing materials. James arrived at my hotel and he had a coffee and a chat with my husband whilst my makeup and hair were being finished (James booked a makeup/hair professional for me). He is so comfortable in his own skin and his ease is infectious. He instantly made me feel comfortable and in no time I was totally loving the photography experience (which I didn't think would every happen). The photographs are absolutely gorgeous and I have many to choose from to use on my website and in printed material. This was such an amazing experience and the photos are so good that I'll have to return to Chiang Mai and James again the next time I need professional photos. Incredible value for money.
Written January 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Traveller204674
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Wow! We had the most amazing photo experience with James at The Chai Lai Orchid in China Mai. James is an incredible professional and he really knows how to work with the elephants and their handlers (and people!) to get amazing phots and to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and fun experience. The Elephant photography package is very special experience. James took photos in around four different locations. It's so special to feed, hug and walk with these gentle and majestic elephants. James provides all of the shots digitally and for print quality with a really quick turn around time. If you are looking for a special experience to celebrate a special occasion then look no further. James makes you feel comfortable in or front of the camera (which I didn't think would ever be possible). He is kind, compassionate and he loves his subjects (people and elephants). Don't miss this experience with James in Chiang Mai.
Written January 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

meredithsloane
Beijing, China126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
James is a very talented photographer and an amazing person! We took our 14 year old son for headshots and had amazing family photos done as well. James took his time with us, balancing professionalism with warmth and patience. The final photos came out amazing and we just submitted the headshots to several modeling agencies. I would absolutely recommend James for a special event, holiday photos or any other type of photo shoot! We couldn’t have been happier!
Written March 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much :) It was a lot of fun working with you and I am sure your son will get some work from the shots. Take care. Love & Light! James
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mudit Todi
Aurangabad, India32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
When we booked James we were not sure what to expect. We have never shot with animals before so this was a completely new experience for us. Right from when we met him, James made us feel at ease. The best part is because he has been working so closely with the elephants at Chai Lai, even they adore him and that made our shoot 10x better. He took us to several different locations and got all the shots so quickly- it made us wonder how the pictures would turn out. But when we saw the final pictures - we were shocked! WOW is not the word- these are probably our favourite pictures yet and we are so glad we hired James for the shoot.

We highly highly recommend it if you are planning to stay at Chai Lai.
Written February 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gaudi z
Hong Kong, China42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Experiencing Chiang Mai through the lens of James DLC was a truly exceptional journey. His passion for photography, combined with his deep understanding of Chiang Mai's rich tapestry of culture and nature, resulted in a collection of photographs that surpassed our expectations.

James' warm personality immediately put us at ease. His approachable nature and ability to create a relaxed atmosphere resulted in authentic and emotive photographs that genuinely reflected our experiences. His professional acumen was balanced by a creative flair that brought each shot to life.

The highlights of our photographic journey were the sessions with the elephants at Chai Lai Orchid and at the temples. James captured the majestic grace of the elephants in their natural habitat, creating powerful images that reveal their gentle nature and the unique bond they share with their caretakers. His shots of the temples, on the other hand, encapsulated their serene beauty and spiritual significance, reflecting the rich heritage of Chiang Mai.

James' local knowledge was invaluable; he chose less crowded locations that offered a unique perspective and added depth to our photos. His keen eye for detail, combined with his ability to find the perfect angles and lighting, resulted in a stunning portfolio of images that we will treasure forever.
Written October 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Erick T
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Me and my wife had a blast. It was a great experience working with James. Very easy-going and friendly person. Picked us up at the hotel and took us to a nice natural scenery. 1 hour photoshoot that flew by without noticing. He made us very relaxed which helped with beautiful natural photos. Strongly recommend him as photographer!
Written January 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much. Good luck with everything! Love & Light! James
Written January 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Manuel G
Heidelberg, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had very nice and very professional photo shooting with James for a jewelry brand. James did choose the perfect location and we had wonderful 2 hours together. I highly can recommend him and the way he is working. Looking forward to my next session with him.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
It was so nice to meet you and to work with you on this shoot. I'm delighted that the photos are just what you need. See you next time! Love & Light! James
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassidy P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
James was incredible to work with and we are so happy with our photos! We wanted to experience the elephants at Chai Lai and being able to document everything through his photos is so special to us (we went as part of our honeymoon, so the photos are an extra special keepsake). James is amazing - very friendly, easy going, and professional. We received 400+ photos in just a couple days, which is way more and way quicker than we were imagining. The photos were such high quality! We did not stay at Chai Lai but James had a driver pick us up from our hotel - the whole experience was so smooth and easy. One of the coolest things we did on our trip.. 1000% recommend!
Written September 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 88

DLC Photo Tours - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Chiang Mai HotelsChiang Mai Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Chiang Mai
All things to do in Chiang Mai
Day Trips in Chiang Mai
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars