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Welcome to Localgrapher, your local photographer in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and other 1000+ destinations around the globe. This is your gateway to stunning memories captured in every frame! Read more

Dive into professional portfolios of handpicked photographers and book the one that matches your style the best for a solo photoshoot in Chiang Mai, a proposal photoshoot in Chiang Mai, a family photoshoot in Chiang Mai, or any other special occasion! Here, we transform your vision into reality.

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Style: My style is romantic, emotional, using natural light. I let my clients being themselves while enjoying their precious moments. My work is to capture their memories. Likes: I love music, dog, and yes – I love to take photos. Recommended places: There are so many places that I would… Read more

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Style: After being in the industry for almost ten years my style is varied dependant on my client. I like to create a mix of documentary and high fashion when I get the chance. I’m passionate about street photography and capturing “the decisive moment”. I tend to shoot my weddings… Read more
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Our Clients’ Reviews of Chiang Mai Photographers

Don’t miss out on firsthand accounts and testimonials from clients who have entrusted us with capturing their most cherished moments in Chiang Mai. We believe that the best way to understand the quality of our service is through the experiences of those we've had the privilege to serve. From solo traveler and surprise proposal photoshoots to group portraits and corporate events, our clients' stories offer valuable insights into what sets our photography apart. Take a moment to explore their reviews and discover why so many have chosen us to document their special occasions with professionalism, creativity, and care.

  • Kami T.
    Family photoshoot
    I LOVE this site! Cannot believe how easy it was to find a GREAT photographer (Thanks so much Anna) and get some amazing shots while on holiday! This is a MUST do!
  • Aniruddha D.
    Proposal photoshoot
    I was looking for a photographer who can capture the beautiful moments and emotions of me and my girlfriend, while proposing. When I was searching on the net for the best and affordable option, a Localgrapher site popped up. Even though I was using such a service for the first time, starting from finding the right photographers at a specific date to getting the photos all are being excellently managed by Localgrapher. Overall, we enjoyed our entire session.
  • Jason E.
    Proposal photoshoot
    Very easy to navigate. Communication was organised and done in a professional manner. Amazing photos!
  • Helene C.
    Couple’s photoshoot
    I have nothing but excellent experiences with Localgrapher. Every photographer that I have used has been professional and delivered superb photos.
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How Much Do Chiang Mai Photographers Charge?

Here, you’ll find our comprehensive guide on Chiang Mai photography services and pricing. Whether you're seeking stunning portraits, captivating event coverage, or any other photographic need, we've got you covered. Below, you'll see a breakdown of typical rates for our photography services in Chiang Mai.

Bronze Package
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  • best for solo travelers
  • 30 minutes
  • 20 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$250 USD
Silver Package
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  • best for couples
  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$350 USD
Gold Package
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  • best for groups
  • 100 minutes
  • 60 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$500 USD
Video Package
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  • 60 min of filming
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$450 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Instagram Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 90 minutes
  • trendy photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use smartphone/camera
$220 USD
Pro Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 180 minutes
  • top photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use camera
$390 USD
Niche Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • request your own tour
  • great for teambuilding
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Custom Package
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  • build your own package
  • photo, video or both
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Baby-Smooth Skin
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  • Photoshop wrinkles/zits out
  • Get a beauty upgrade
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$15 USD
One Size Up/Down
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  • Photoshop body shape/size
  • Look your best
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$15 USD
Make Them Disappear
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  • Photoshop people/objects out
  • Get the desired result
  • Any RAW pic
  • Done by professionals
  • Price per 1 photo
$30 USD
Bronze Package
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  • best for solo travelers
  • 30 minutes
  • 20 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$250 USD
Silver Package
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  • best for couples
  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$350 USD
Gold Package
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  • best for groups
  • 100 minutes
  • 60 edited hi-res photos
  • 2 years backup
  • 4 work days delivery
$500 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Custom Package
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  • build your own package
  • photo, video or both
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Video Package
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  • 60 min of filming
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$450 USD
Photo + Video Package
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  • 60 minutes
  • 35 edited hi-res photos
  • 60 sec Full-HD video
  • 2 years backup
$750 USD
Instagram Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 90 minutes
  • trendy photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use smartphone/camera
$220 USD
Pro Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • 180 minutes
  • top photo spots
  • local photographer’s tips
  • private tour
  • use camera
$390 USD
Niche Photo Tour & Workshop
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  • request your own tour
  • great for teambuilding
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Make the Most out of Your Chiang Mai Photoshoot

Tip #1

The Best Time of Year to Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand

The city of Chiang Mai is the perfect mix of history and modern. Considered the ‘Rose of the North’, the old city – a moated, laid-back and ancient village, gives the vibe of a sleepy country town – residential, sprinkled with temples and known for its great coffee and eateries, it’s the perfect location for a professional photographer to capture your experiences. The new city is sprawling and bustling with markets, culture and it’s a gateway to the lush countryside and elephant sanctuaries. As well as being a perfect place for slow and fast travel alike, Chiang Mai is known for its budget-friendly services and knick-knacks – affordable photographers for hire are one of those.

Due to its tropical location, Chiang Mai does not have distinct seasons like Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall – but rather three general seasons – Cool, Hot, and Rainy. However, you can expect to enjoy a cooler climate than the stifling plains near Bangkok due to the city’s higher elevation.

Tip #2

Visiting Chiang Mai during Cool Season

The cool season lasts from mid-November to February and is the most popular time to visit Chiang Mai, weather-wise. During the day the temperatures max out at a pleasant 86°F, however, you should bring a jacket or sweatshirt because it can drop rapidly after sunset, sometimes as low as 50°F.  Your private Chiang Mai photographer will be able to advise what to bring depending on where you are going.

Luckily in Thailand, there are celebrations all-year-round, however, by far the most romantic of them is Loy Krathong. It takes place during the cool season, on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month. Otherwise known as the Festival of Lights – lanterns are released into the sky with words of love written on the sides – the perfect time for an engagement or proposal photoshoot with your Chiang Mai based photographer. Loy Krathong is also known for the act of floating Krathongs (flower boats) on rivers, canals or any other body of water – symbolizing letting go of grudges, problems, and anger so that one can start life afresh – a cleansing tradition of sorts. This is an ideal time of year to have your Chiang Mai photographer capture stunning images for your Instagram!

As part of this festival, there are plenty of other activities that happen all over the city. These include traditional Thai dance shows, live music, markets, and handicraft sessions. The best photographers in Chiang Mai will know how to capture the moment with you at these events. This time of year is also popular as it is the King’s birthday in December. You’ll find that once you arrive in Thailand, images of the royal family are everywhere, so while Loy Krathong is special in its own right, it is also tied into the royal celebrations of life. This means that in Chiang Mai, there will be numerous photo opportunities during dusk and evening with beautiful lanterns, unique food stalls, crafts and special performances by Thai’s who are wanting to pay tribute. The best place to locate yourself during these times with your personal photographer is in the Old City near the canals.

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Tip #3

Visiting Chiang Mai during Hot Season

Chiang Mai begins to warm up after New Year’s and by the middle of March, the hot season is in full swing. Daytime temperatures soar to a blistering 104°F with humidity. That combination makes exertion difficult and the whole city slows down a bit. This is part of the reason why Songkran (the Water Festival) is celebrated so enthusiastically here. 

Songkran in Chiang Mai is easily the wettest – and probably the most fun – of any of the nationwide celebrations of the Thai Buddhist New Year. Bangkok’s parties may be the biggest and Pattaya’s are the longest, but you will never see as much water flying as in Chiang Mai, which makes it one of the most popular places in the whole of Southeast Asia to visit in mid-April. Fun for solo travelers and families alike, having your personal photographer capturing your family throwing buckets of water at strangers using squirt guns while in the back of a tuk-tuk and dancing in the streets for three days straight will give you a unique family photoshoot to look back on. Your photographer will also have all the necessary waterproof equipment to ensure they capture the perfect shot. During the evenings, you can make your way to one of the largest night markets in Thailand – the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. With locals selling trinkets, food and every other kind of service you can think of, it’s a popular spot with tourists as it is surrounded by restaurants, vendors and other smaller markets. This is also where many of the Northern Jewellers sell their work – you’ll even find some of the long-neck Karen tribe who will be willing to take photos with you for a baht or two.

The Best Time of Year To Visit Chiang Mai

Tip #4

Visiting Chiang Mai during Rainy Season

Bringing a welcome relief from the blistering hot season, the rains begin to fall around early June and continue on until late October. The temperature falls to an average of 89°F during the day and a pleasant 73°F at night. It rains almost every single day during this season but never continuously. Typically the day will dawn sunny and bright but the clouds will begin to gather until the downpour starts in the late afternoon. Intense but short-lived, when the storm starts, your best bet is to find your way to a restaurant, order yourself some Khao Soi (a popular Northern dish) and wait it out. 

The mornings during this season are ideal for you and your private photographer to make your way to the top of Doi Suthep – which holds one of Thailand’s most revered temples. Set atop a mountain, the golden temple, Wat Phra Doi Suthep boasts beautiful 360-degree views along with pristine temple grounds. This is an ideal location to have a photographer on hand as you will want to be captured amongst the golden steps with the entire Chiang Mai region in the background. There are also ample photo opportunities here as many locals sell their trinkets and souvenirs in traditional Thai garb. 

The beautiful thing about Chiang Mai is that you really can’t go wrong with anything you choose to do. Spend your days (and nights) shopping to your heart’s delight at one of the hundreds of markets. If you’re feeling brave, jump on a scooter and explore the Mae Sa Valley route, snap some shots in the old city, let off lanterns in the central squares or spend your days perusing the ancient temples. Either way, there is something for everyone, and having someone there to capture these moments will make your memories last forever. Check out the price for booking a Chiang Mai based photographer HERE.

The Best Time of Year To Visit Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Photographer FAQs

Welcome to our Chiang Mai photographer FAQs! If you're considering booking a private photographer for your special occasion or event in Chiang Mai, you've come to the right place. Whether it's a wedding, engagement, family portrait session, corporate event, or any other memorable moment you want to capture, we're here to provide you with all the information you need to make your photography experience seamless and unforgettable. In this guide, we'll address commonly asked questions to ensure that you feel confident and informed as you embark on this exciting journey of preserving your precious memories. Let's dive in!

What do I need to do before the trip?

Simply choose your photographer, date and time and any other relevant information for us to create the best photos. We’ll organise everything else. Once we have everything set up we will contact you to confirm the final details. Done.

What if the photographer is unavailable?

This rarely happens, but if it does you we will be able to select from our other professional photographers that have a similar style.

When will you confirm my reservation?

We’ll confirm your reservation as soon as possible, not later than in 48 hours.

 

How do I pay?

Payments are made through payment gateway provided by Braintree (a PayPal service). You can pay with your credit/debit card. You can also use Google pay.

What currency is used for the payment?

The payment is made in US dollars.

 

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