Disneyland E-Pics

I originally wasn’t going to dedicate a whole post to our Disneyland photo shoot. I figured I already did a post about our New York engagement pictures, and I didn’t want to overload the hive with photos. But after posting about our photo book, I realized there are so many other photos from that shoot I want to share! So I apologize for the photo overload. Erin from Palos Studio did such an amazing job I really must share!

Let me start by saying that wearing a dress and heels at Disneyland is a little strange. Disneyland has always been like a second home: I worked there for two years, I always run into someone I know when visiting, and I’ve ever been there at 4 AM to race in canoes…but this took it to the next level. I had never been dressed so fancy there before. We heard so many “Awwwwwws” from other guests who were watching us taking pictures. It was an awesome day and every single cast member we came into contact with was sooo nice. I thought they might be annoyed by the clearly obvious engagement photo shoot going on in various locations, but much to our surprise everyone was very nice and even gave us suggestions for photos.

For anyone else out there planning on taking e-pics at Disneyland, this is the best piece of advice I could give: Get there right when the park opens. The park opened at 8:00 AM. We started shooting around 8:30 AM and were finished by 10:30 AM. By the time we were finished it was getting really crowded. It seems that’s when all the tourists who wanted to sleep in start to arrive. By arriving bright and early, we could get the shots we wanted without having to worry about a huge crowd. I know that 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM is the “golden hour” for photography, but if you tried to go at that time of day, it would have been packed and not a pleasant experience.

Luckily for us it was a very pleasant experience, and we have some awesome pictures taken by the amazing Erin Palos.















We are so happy we made the decision to go ahead and do the engagement photo shoot. It was really nice to be able to work with Erin and get to know her a little before the wedding. And we are thrilled to have such awesome pictures taken at one of our favorite places!

Anyone else thinking about Disney engagement photos?


Mrs. Castle

NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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  1. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 5:18 pm

    I still love that last photo the most! The teacups are pretty awesome, too. :)

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    archer 551 posts, Busy bee @ 5:19 pm

    these are amazing! i’ve only seen one set of disney, e-pics before and must admit i thought they were cheesy (mouse costumes and ears, disney-or-die, etc). these are incredible, so classy and loverly- you both look amazing, and i love your hair!

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    sandiegoh 13 posts, Newbee @ 5:34 pm

    These are gorgeous! I’m not even really a “Disney” person but your photos are beautiful!

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    yellowshoe 3661 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:41 pm

    We had our engagement photos taken at Disneyland too!!! =)

    I love your photos!

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    melissa, Guest @ 5:56 pm

    I LOVE these sooooo much!

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    MrsElopement 3033 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:57 pm

    It’s probably pretty fitting for Miss Castle to have e-pics at Disney! They look great!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:02 pm

    I letted out a little sound when I watched that las picture.. It’s perfect!

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    gramgeek 1398 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:07 pm

    SWOOOON! I love it! So jealous!

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    bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 6:14 pm

    I love all of these! But boy.. that last photo is SOOOOOOOOO spectacularly awesome!

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    sn2bmrsmntgmry 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:19 pm

    All are gorgeous!!!!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:28 pm

    Oooooh, I love that last one!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 6:36 pm

    They are all gorgeous, but I think the last one is AMAZING!

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    futureMFG 283 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    I just died at that last picture.
    these are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    VintageDivine 377 posts, Helper bee @ 6:38 pm

    I love every. single. one.
    And then I got to the last and died.

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 pm

    LOOOOOVE these!!! Especially the teacups and the “happily ever after” sign. Thank you for sharing! There’s no such thing as too many pictures on Weddingbee. :-)

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    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:34 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are so charming!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:17 pm

    Oh, I love these so much, so much cuteness!!!

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    smiles4jo, Guest @ 8:26 pm

    That last picture would make such a great thank you card! They’re all fantastic though!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:42 pm

    You’ve just shown me my new favorite engagement photo shoot. 😉 These are amazing!!

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    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 8:42 pm

    Oh, I didn’t even know you could take professional photos at Disneyland! They’re all lovely. Especially that last one :)

  21. eagle Member
    eagle 1552 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:48 pm

    So pretty. Love the last photo, and I love your hair! How do you curl it? Hot rollers, flat iron, curling iron? Looks awesome!

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    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:59 pm

    Um, these photos are AMAZING! And I think I recognize every single location. Disney lovers for the win!

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 10:10 pm

    Wow,so sweetie.

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    futureanner 6 posts, Newbee @ 12:16 am

    they all look great, but wow… that last photo is awesome!! :)

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    misseshugz 43 posts, Newbee @ 4:58 am

    Wow, these are amazing! I’m still trying to convince Mr Hugz to spend our honeymoon at Disney World! Definitely jealous of your gorgeous photos!

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 5:13 am

    best e-pics ever! that last one is to die for! i love them all

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:02 am

    Thank you so much for all the e-pic love :)
    @misseshugz: Yes Disneyworld honeymoon!
    @Mrs. Parasol: Yay Disney lovers!
    @Miss Eagle: I totally forgot to talk about my hair! I watched a video on instyle.com on how to properly curl your hair with a curling iron. So I did that and my curls lasted all day!

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:09 am

    @smiles4jo: Oh I never even thought of that! Thanks for the idea!@Miss Warbler: I think the rule for pics at Disneyland is you just can’t bring lighting or a bunch of equipment. We had no problems, our photographer just brought her camera bag.

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:11 am

    I also should add the last picture was taken at Disney’s California adventure in the animation building. Don’t want anyone going to Disneyland and wondering where that location was… :)

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    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:34 am

    Oh my gosh, these photos are absolutely STUNNING. I love the one of you two in the teacups. AHHHH! So cute!

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    unicycle 476 posts, Helper bee @ 7:51 am

    These are all so adorable!!! I’m glad you didnt withhold from the hive :) I seriously love the teacups one, and the silhouette, and the last one. So cute!

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    KristenK 189 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:25 am

    Ahh I love the last one! Sooo cute!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 am

    TEARS. I have tears. And goosies! These are fabulous.

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    Lisa, Guest @ 8:36 am

    I LOVE your navy dress. Where is it from?

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:18 am

    AHHH. LOVE IT!! I cannot express how amazing these picutres are. I’m so glad you shared them!! I have so many favorites, but the teacup pictures are awesome!

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    Missido 813 posts, Busy bee @ 10:02 am

    Your photos are beautiful, I’m so glad you decided to share! Sooooo romantic. They have to be the best e-pics I’ve seen yet!

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    unixfairy 2126 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:00 am

    We had Disneyland engagement pictures too and it was a fabulous experience – I posted about it here – we are not the be passionate in public type people so looking smoldering and sexy was off our list. Disneyland let us be fun and ourselves. Beautiful pictures of you two btw

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:41 am

    Who would have thought that Disneyland would be such a perfect and romantic place for an engagement shoot? That last one is just perfection in a picture.

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    turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:54 pm

    SO JEALOUS. That is all :)

    What a beautiful shoot – especially the final photo.

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    Ellie, Guest @ 12:08 pm

    I LOVE the last one!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 5:22 pm

    I’m so glad you decided to post these! These are so much fun. And even though we’re not taking photos engagement photos, I’d love to someday be able to do some type of photoshoot at Disneyland.

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    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:36 am

    @Miss Ariel: Do it! It’s so worth it! Do it as an anniversary shoot!

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    jnbowe 3 posts, Wannabee @ 6:46 pm

    i am a disney fanatic myself and my fiance proposed to me in disney world its amazing ur pics are sososossosssososo pretty and the last one is GOREGOUS i wish u all the luck and happiness in the world

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    mandy102 3140 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:24 am

    amazing pics! love the last one

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    mademoisellel 4812 posts, Honey bee @ 6:21 pm

    I LOVE Disneyland!! These are awesome, still very classy and elegant and the last one is amazing.

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    NinaRocks 8 posts, Newbee @ 5:03 pm

    I love these pictures. These are simply adorable!!!

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    madtowngirl 1787 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:18 pm

    Awesome awesome pictures!!

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    All In 1550 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:07 am

    Absolutely gorgeous–love the last photo! Awesome. And the tea cup is so cute too!

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    adeharo210 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:54 pm

    “and they lived happily ever after” pic is perfection!!! next time I go to DL i am taking a pic like that, don’t care if its not my e-pic!! :)

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