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DLC Photo Tours

Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About DLC Photo Tours
Experience Chiang Mai through the lens of the city’s leading photo tour company. 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.
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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.
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Chris wrote a review Jun 2020
Beijing, China2 contributions
We booked James for an afternoon to shoot photos of our family (daughter, mum, dad, and grandma) during our stay at the very scenic Four Seasons resort Chiang Mai. The experience was great from start to finish and we ended up with some really amazing photos. It was one of those experiences where you go ‘wow, a professional really does make a difference’. Best of all, the process was enjoyable and relaxed the whole time. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Luis wrote a review Mar 2020
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I booked a shoot with James at Chai Lai Orchid as a gift for my wife. We started bright and early with a breakfast shoot at our cabin. My wife was a bit nervous at getting close to such a large (albeit magnificent) elephant but James was very patient and guided her along as he captured the perfect angles. From the photos he was able to take you would think she and Seavoy were the best of friends! From the cabin we stopped at a nearby area that did not look like much more than a few trees bunched together. James worked his way around the trees providing directions to my wife and to Seavoy's handler while he worked the angles and the shadows. From what did not look like much of a background he was able to pull off a series of photos that looked like she was in the middle of an enchanted forest! We wrapped up the shoot at the river with another series of remarkable photos. James even had Seavoy's handler splash some water around which created a wonderful backdrop for the photos when the light caught the droplets. This morning we received an email from James with a link to the photographs (over 400 edited shots). It took him less than a week to send them over! My wife has not stopped smiling all day. The photos are truly one of a kind! I highly recommend this experience to anyone!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Jamesd6754, Owner at DLC Photo Tours
Responded Mar 30, 2020
I am so happy that you loved the experience and it was my real pleasure to meet you both. I hope that we will meet again in the future! Stay well, stay safe! James
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Traveller721 wrote a review Mar 2020
Albany, New York222 contributions40 helpful votes
To say this is an amazing experience is an understatement. I can't thank James enough for his time and his kindness, and of course, his talent. I decided to do a session with an elephant during my stay at Chai Lai Orchid, and now that I'm home and reviewing all my photos in detail, trying to decide which ones to have printed, I'm just even more blown away. Not only did he send over 300 photos, every single one is better than the last. I was really nervous do this, but James immediately put me at ease with his friendliness and enthusiasm for what he does. The whole session felt really organic and natural and it went by so fast. And most importantly, Seavoy the elephant was treated respectfully during our time together, and James was so fast at capturing the perfect moments when she was looking her best for the camera (which is probably always, but you know ...). He just really has a connection with the elephants and understands their movement and knows how to capture them perfectly. And because I was the only one in the session, I got so much quality time with her. James is a great person and a talented photographer, and I'm so glad I got to meet him, and of course, have these photos to look back on years from now. If you have any hesitations about doing this at all, please know that it will be 100% worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jamesd6754, Owner at DLC Photo Tours
Responded Mar 30, 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was such a pleasure to meet you and to know you. I read the blog you created around your stay at Chai Lai Orchid and I really love how much information you gave in such a well-written piece. Let's hope that the current situation passes in a manageable time period and that good comes from bad. Stay well, stay safe! James
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meredithsloane wrote a review Mar 2020
Beijing, China115 contributions24 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from JamesdlcCNX, Owner at DLC Photo Tours
Responded Mar 8, 2020
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
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Manuel G wrote a review Feb 2020
Heidelberg, Germany1 contribution
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from JamesdlcCNX, Owner at DLC Photo Tours
Responded Mar 8, 2020
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
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