Photoshoot FAQs

Are there any extra costs?2023-09-27T18:31:32+07:00

My packages are fully inclusive of my costs and the elephant hire for the duration of the shoot. You do not need to pay for anything else unless you decide to buy food or drink. No hidden costs.

How can I pay?2023-09-27T18:34:45+07:00

I can accept Thai Cash on the day or, pre-payment by bank transfer.

Have I to pay a deposit before the final payment?2023-09-27T18:41:30+07:00

No need to pay a deposit. Payment is in Thai Cash on the day we meet.

How many people does the price cover?2023-09-27T18:36:55+07:00

All prices cover a single, a couple, a family unit of parents and kids, or 2 friends.

For larger groups please contact me direct for a quote.

For guests not staying at Chai Lai, is transport included?2023-09-27T18:32:37+07:00

No but, you can add private air conditioned transport from and back to the city for THB1,500 . This is paid direct to the driver. The car can take up to 4 people.

If you require transport for more than 4, a minivan can be arranged for THB2,500 and this is for up to 12 people.

Is Chai Lai Orchid ethical?2023-09-27T18:39:24+07:00

Yes! The truth is, I was never going to photograph elephants because I was worried about their treatment but, because Chai Lai are so amazing, I agreed to shoot the first job way back in 2015. Now, more than 1M photos later, I can tell you, I don’t believe there is any better!

Should I tip the elephant handler?2023-09-27T18:38:07+07:00

Yes! The elephant handler is incredibly skilled and without him, we would not be able to get the photos you want. I always tip the handler at the end of the shoot but, it means a lot when the guest also tips him.

Can I change clothes during the shoot?2023-09-27T18:35:42+07:00

Yes, but I wouldn’t recommend more than 2 changes as it will steal the time of your shoot.

Can I do a special photo shooting if what I want is not in the packages?2023-09-27T18:42:33+07:00

Perhaps you have a specific idea you would like to experiment with, I love shooting new ideas. Once we have talked about your needs, I will send you a quotation.

Do you offer video service at the same time as the photo shooting?2023-09-27T18:44:06+07:00

Yes, see below

  • 1 videographer half-day 10,000 4-5 hours
  • 1 videographer full day 17,000 8-10 hours
  • 2 videographers half-day 14,000
  • 2 videographers full day 22,000
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