Your Personal Photographer in Bagan

Sunset Boat Cruise in Bagan
Sunset photo shoot in Bagan

On all our Bagan tours, your guide is trained and available to take photos of you with your own phone or camera at no extra charge. This includes our Bagan Instagram photo tour that visits many great photo locations for you to pose with the temples and people. Our Bagan tour itineraries are listed here: https://myanmar-treasures.com/day-tours/bagan/. For those interested in higher-quality travel photos and photo shoots in Bagan, we also offer personal photographer services and shoots in Bagan, Mandalay, and Yangon on a limited basis.

Capture Your Bagan Memories

Bagan is a great photo shoot location
Bagan is a great photo shoot location!

Capture Your Bagan Memories with a personal photographer! Visitors come to Bagan for the stunning views and photo opportunities. It’s an excellent time to take amazing photos of yourself in Bagan to capture the magic of your surroundings. Bagan is an Instagrammer’s dream and heaven for social media photo fans. Treat yourself to a private photo shoot in Bagan and preserve the memories forever. Your friends won’t believe it!

Me and my girlfriend hired Ian as a photographer as well and he did amazing photos of us along the way.

Ekaterina, LA/Moscow (via Tripadvisor)

Share Your Bagan Experience

A personal photo shoot is a great way to capture holiday moments
A portrait at Kuthotaw Pagoda in Mandalay

We offer a selection of photo shoot packages competitively prices to suit every budget. For our guest photo shoots, we use high-end digital and analog camera equipment, including Nikon dslrs and flashes and Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. lighting equipment is available and we can arrange local props, costumes, make-up artists, hairdressers, sets and permits as required for your desired photo shoot.

Editing Available for Print or Online

Depending on your wishes, we can edit and optimize the image files from your Bagan photo shoot in high resolution for printing as well as optimized cropping and formatting for online and social media.

Bagan Personal Photographer Pricing

We offer two options:
1. Hourly: Photographer hourly rate of $159usd + $5 per edited photo
2. Tours with Photographer Guest Photos
– Half-day tour with photo shoot $359usd including 10 edited photos
– Full-day tour with 2 photo shoots $499usd including 20 edited photos
– Additional edited photos available at $5usd per photo

Inclusions

  • Photographer/guide
  • Airconditioned vehicle/driver
  • Props for photos
  • Bottled water, cold drinks, snacks

Exclusions

  • Horse cart and driver (if desired)
  • Private boat and staff (if desired)
  • Bagan Archeological Zone entry fees
  • Fresh flowers, costumes
  • Photography permits (when required)
  • Lunch

Why Choose Us?

Part of what makes our Bagan photography tours so special is the direct contact with locals as we share our community connections with our tour guests. This allows our guests to experience Myanmar more authentically than any other tours on offer, and to capture better, more intimate photos of local people and activities. Our photography tours are operated in cooperation with Myanmar SEEDS, our development nonprofit and founding partner. 

Ethical Travel Photography

We understand that some visitors have concerns about staged photographs and paid models. These concerns are especially serious when photographing monks, monasteries and religious sites in Myanmar. What makes our Bagan photography tours unique is that we work directly with local communities in authentic settings.

Your Bagan photography tour fees go directly to local community projects, including monastery education programs for children. We offer these photo tours only after building long-term relationships with village leaders, including the abbots of local monasteries where we shoot. The monks who participate in our photography tours are not paid; a portion of your tour fees is donated to the monastery directly or into the monastery education fund. During your tour you are welcome to meet these village leaders who welcome your participation on our tours.