Eco Elephant Photo Experience Chiang Mai

/Eco Elephant Photo Experience Chiang Mai
Eco Elephant Photo Experience Chiang Mai 2017-12-09T17:18:09+00:00

Photo Me! Chiang Mai Elephant Photo Experience

Photo Me with elephants – Chiang Mai Eco Elephant Photo Experience tours

We work together with The Chai Lai Orchid, a nature retreat nestled in the mountains at Mae Wang, Chiang Mai. This is an elephant sanctuary that offers specialist Chiang Mai elephant tours. These elephants are not there to do tricks and carry people on elephant safaris. Mostly they are rescued elephants that are free to roam in a beautiful setting both along the river and in the surrounding forest. It is a wonderful place and the perfect backdrop for me to capture fabulous professional portrait photos of this unique elephant experience. You can be happy in the knowledge that the elephants are treated with love and care.

Totally unique Chiang Mai photo tours with amazing portraits of yourself with an elephant.

  • Your own personal elephant, away from the crowds for fantastic portraits
  • Photos in the forest and in the river
  • A totally unique Chiang Mai photo tour that should not be missed!

 

1. Amazing Portraits With Elephants!

Fully inclusive elephant photo tour
transport and extra venues
Price for 1-2 people – ฿14,000

2. On My Elephant Day Out!

Have you already booked a package
with either Chai Lai Orchid sanctuary or Patara Elephant Farm?
Do you want more than the standard tourist photos that are on offer?
Price for 1-2 people – ฿10,000

1. Photo Me! Amazing Portraits With Elephants!

Price for 1-2 people – ฿14,000

Chiang Mai Elephant photo tours

I have been taking photos with Chiang Mai elephants for the past few years and love taking people on this Eco elephant photo tour. As a result I have made many friends from around the world. I love to share my knowledge about Chiang Mai elephant tourism during the day we spend together.

The Amazing Portraits With Elephants! package includes pickup from your hotel and will include a visit and photos at a beautiful temple or waterfall as an added bonus!

Usually we arrive at The Chai Lai Orchid elephant sanctuary between noon and 12.30pm. Here we can enjoy our lunch whilst overlooking the river in an idyllic setting before preparing for the shoot.

Next we will follow our elephant into the forest for the first series of photos before heading to the beautiful Mae Wang river for the second series. This is always my favourite part as I can see the joy in the elephant’s expression as you play with them in the water!

Please note that if you choose to ride, it will only be bareback. However they are more than capable of carrying you and are not mistreated in any way. There will always be a mahout on hand to guide the elephant and this is done by touch and voice commands. The elephants suffer no ill treatment. This is very important to us.

This is a totally unique way of really experiencing the beautiful elephants of Chiang Mai.

I will create photographs that will amaze you using the natural light. In addition we sometimes also use professional lighting equipment.

 You will therefore have stunning magazine quality portraits that will be something you will always treasure.

You can expect around 150+ high quality photos with a beautiful edit. These will be delivered to you electronically using DropBox or WeTransfer. They will include  large printable files as well as files suitable for social media etc. You will receive the files within just a few days of the tour.

You can learn more about responsible elephant tourism here

Have you already booked a package with either Chai Lai Orchid or Patara Elephant Farm? 
Do you want more than the standard tourist photos that are on offer?

Eco Elephant Photo Experience

A totally unique Chiang Mai photo tour that combines amazing portraits with an elephant and a photo-shoot at an unspoiled traditional temple or a fabulous waterfall. We will also stop for some viewpoint shots along the way.

Additional photo session playing with a little elephant in the river after the main session. Please add ฿1,500.

Include temple and the waterfall photo-shoot please add ฿2,000

Includes:

  • Transport in private air conditioned car
  • Hire of the elephant and mahout (if you are already booked with Chai Lai Orchid you may deduct THB1,500 from the price)
  • Bonus photo session at a beautiful temple or waterfall.
  • Free slideshow of the photographer’s selection set to music.
  • Pick up with James around 10.00 to 10.30am and return with him to the city by around 6.00pm.

We will stop along the way for coffee and will have lunch at Chai Lai Orchid. These are not included within the price.

FAQs

Q: How will we travel to the resort?
A: We will collect and drop you by private car.

Q: What food should we expect?
A:  The menu consists of popular Thai dishes with some vegetarian options, as well as a few Western dishes and is all reasonably priced.

Q: What should we wear?
A: If you want the photos to be outstanding it is worth thinking about the clothes you will wear. Keep in mind the elephants have very dark skin so think about contrasting colours. Boho style works very well too. Please look at the photos in the gallery for inspiration.

Q: How many photos will we receive?
A: You can expect around 150 professionally edited, high quality images. We deliver electronically via Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Q: What temple will we visit?
A: Generally I like to use Wat Ton Kwien for it’s outstanding traditional architecture and the fact that it is generally not too busy.

Q: Is the waterfall always as beautiful as in your photos?
A: Sometimes during the hot season a lack of water will mean that the waterfall is not a great option. We will advise you when you make a booking.

 

2. Photo Me! On My Elephant Day Out

Have you already booked a package with either Chai Lai Orchid sanctuary or Patara Elephant Farm?
Do you want more than the standard tourist photos that are on offer?

Price for 1-2 people – ฿10,000

Photo Me! – On My Elephant Day Out is perfect for you when you have booked a package with either Chai Lai Orchid or Patara Elephant Farm and you want more than the standard tourist photos that are on offer but don’t want the full portrait package.

When booking Photo Me! – On My Elephant Day Out we will need to know the name that you used to make the booking and the approximate time your require us to be there.

The Best Professional Photos of Your Elephant Adventure
Up to 3 hours coverage

You can expect around 150+ high quality photos with a beautiful edit. These will be delivered to you electronically as printable as well as social media sized files within 72  hours.

Price for 1 or 2 people ฿10,000
For larger groups please add ฿1,500 per person

FAQs

Q: I have booked at Elephant Nature Park, can you photograph me there?
A: No, I am afraid we do not want to work at ENP. For other locations please check with us.

Q: How will you work with us?
A:  During the 3 hours we spend together we will work to capture all the fun of your day as you interact with the elephants and we guarantee that you will amazed at the high quality of the photographs we present to you!

Q: Should we let the resort know that we have booked you as our photographers?
A: Yes, please do that and also let us know what name you have booked under and any booking references you may have.

Q: How many photos will we receive?
A: You can expect around 150 professionally edited, high quality images. We deliver electronically via Dropbox. and you will have both print ready and social media files.

Q: What should we wear?
A: Wear something that you feel good in and that will contrast nicely with the dark skin of the elephant. You will get muddy and dusty so wearing your very best outfit is probably not advisable.

Q: Do you only photograph us when we are with the elephants?
A: No, we are always delighted to take other opportune shots as they present themselves during the 3 hours we spend together.

Looking For Even More?
Please note that we can arrange everything from hair and makeup and outfit hire
to a full jungle elephant wedding with Buddhist blessing.
Just ask for price.

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