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?
- NYC/Southern California
- Wedding Date:
- April 2012
- Padua Hills Theater