Pre Wedding Chiang Mai – Thailand Pre Wedding Photography

DLC Photo offer a tailor made pre wedding Chiang Mai photoshoot. They are also Thailand pre wedding photography experts and can cover a pre wedding shoot anywhere in the country. As it happens Chiang Mai is very popular for Thai pre wedding shoots. This is probably because of the wonderful temples and surrounding mountains and nature. Many visitors from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and China also choose Chiang Mai for their special pre wedding photography. Nowadays Americans, Canadians and Europeans also come for a pre wedding Thailand experience. Many choose to dress in full wedding outfits or fine local Thai costumes.  Westerners generally opt to wear their own outfits and definitely want a less formal photoshoot.

Pre wedding Chiang Mai photoshoots often include the couple dressing in traditional Thai Lanna costumes, western style white wedding attire or a combination of the two.  We then take photographs at a variety of different locations.

Ever popular Chiang Mai pre wedding photoshoot venues include temples as well as city landmarks.  We include the Three Kings Monument, Thapae Gate as well as natural locations such as view points on Doi Suthep and Mon Cham mountain.  We visit waterfalls, as well as the beautiful Royal Flora Ratchapruek gardens.

Further out, and definitely involving the whole day, are Doi Inthanon, Pai and Chiang Rai.

Please note that many temples within Chiang Mai city do not allow pre wedding photography where couples are dressed in wedding outfits.

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The way we work

“For every pre wedding photoshoot I do in Chiang Mai I try to bring something different. I see a lot of Chiang Mai pre wedding photoshoots where the couple are very posed in every shot.

When I do a pre wedding photoshoot in Chiang Mai I want to bring a lot of movement and life to the photos.

Of course there is a place for the posed shots but less formal lifestyle photography will be a big part of the day.”

Chiang Mai Pre Wedding Shoot With Elephants

Pre wedding photography with a Chiang Mai elephant makes for a very unique photoshoot. James specialises in taking portraits of people with elephants and as a result is known in Chiang Mai as James the elephant photographer! A pre wedding photoshoot with the elephant can also include a photo session at a temple and at a fabulous waterfall.  Or you can just opt for a photoshoot with the elephant. You can wear your own clothes or we can also help you with Thai Lanna outfits and white wedding outfits. Hired white wedding outfits can be worn with the elephant if desired. The traditional Lanna costumes cannot be worn on the elephant or in the river.  However you can have photos next to the elephant in the forest whilst wearing the traditional Thai costumes.

Please note that a pre wedding photoshoot with an elephant is always on location at Chai Lai Orchid eco resort.  We know that the elephants and staff are treated ethically and furthermore  the backgrounds at the forest and the river are the most beautiful.

*If you have any concerns about working with elephants please read this article.

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“I’d also like to share a secret with you. If you have portraits with an elephant, the photoshoot will also give you more one on one time with an elephant than any other elephant experience in Chiang Mai that I have seen”

Pre Wedding Chiang Mai – Hair & Makeup

Hair and makeup for a pre wedding photoshoot is normally an important part of the day. We have worked with our pre wedding hair and makeup team in Chiang Mai for 5 years. Many of our clients have jokingly said that they would love to take our team back to their own country as the quality is fantastic and the price very affordable. Of course, you may decide that you will do your own hair and makeup.  However, please note that if you are choosing a photoshoot with traditional Thai Lanna costumes, hair and makeup is included as the dressing process is quite complicated and the artist is expert in dressing you correctly.

Hair and makeup service is available at your hotel prior to the shoot.  You can also opt to have the all-day service where the artist will be with us for the whole day. This is particularly useful if there are costume changes involved.

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“Jaw dropping pre wedding photography. If you’re looking for a photographer with professionalism and passion, we strongly recommend James and his team to everyone looking for a photographer in Chiang Mai” – Antonio Y Taiwan

Pre Wedding Chiang Mai Example Itineraries

Full Day Example With Hair and Makeup, Lanna Thai Costumes and White Wedding Outfits – Plus Portraits With Elephant

Times Events
7.30 am – 8.30 am Hair, Makeup and dressing at your hotel
9.00 am – 9.30 am Photoshoot at Three Kings Monument
10.00 am – 11.00 am Photoshoot at Wat Jed Yod
12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Photoshoot at waterfall
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Lunch and outfit change
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Portraits with elephant
4.30 pm Depart for Chiang Mai

Half Day Example With Hair and Makeup Lanna Thai Costume or White Wedding Outfits – Plus Portraits With Elephant

Times Events
7.30 am – 8.30 am Hair, Makeup and dressing at your hotel
9.45 am Arrive at elephant camp
10.00 am – 11.30 am Portraits with elephant
12.00 noon Depart for Chiang Mai

Full Day Example With Lanna Thai Costumes and White Wedding Outfits

Times Events
7.30 am – 8.30 am Hair, Makeup and dressing at your hotel
9.00 am – 10.00 am Photoshoot at Wat Jed Yod
10.30 am – 11.30 am Photoshoot at Huay Tung Tao Lake
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm Lunch and outfit change
2.30 pm – 4.00 pm Photoshoot at Mon Cham Mountain
4.30pm Depart for Chiang Mai

Half Day Example With Hair and Makeup Lanna Thai Costume or White Wedding Outfits

Times Events
7.30 am – 8.30 am Hair, Makeup and dressing at your hotel
9.00 am – 9.30 am Photoshoot at Thapae Gate or Wat Jed Yod
10.00 am – 10.30 am Photoshoot at Three Kings Monument or Wat Jed Yod
11.00 am – 12.00 noon Photoshoot at Doi Suthep view point
12.00 noon Depart for Chiang Mai

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