I honestly think that one of my most favorite sessions to date has been this one! I just love being able to meet newly engaged couples and schedule some Disney engagement photos!
July in Florida can be a SCORCHER and it definitely was this day! Even standing still made you sweat! But it definitely didn’t take away from this session at all. And since things are kind of back to normal in this area and there have been so many questions about Disney engagement photos, I thought I’d take some time to answer some of the most common questions I get!
Disney engagement photos and all other sessions alike, I do definitely recommend comfortable clothing since there can be a lot of sitting walking and maneuvering around. Plus here in Florida it can get SUPER hot and nothing is worse than uncomfortable clothes paired with being hot and sweaty. For women, I recommend something loose and flowy. Maxi type dresses and chiffon type material can be super light and ultra comfy! Guys…I always find that they tend to stick with khaki type shorts and button up shirts….the best ones I’ve seen so far are the fishing shirts made by Huk. Super lightweight, moisture wicking fabric…guys love them!
Without a doubt, morning. Afternoons can be hot and evenings can be busy especially the closer you get to the time the fireworks go off! of course accommodations can always be made!
Pixie dust…duh. No but really, its a LOT of patience from both me and my clients. There’s a lot of waiting and patience and understanding that’s involved shooting these Disney engagement photos as well as other sessions. Disney World is literally the mecca for family vacations so I think patience is definitely a pre-requisite for these Disney Sessions whether at the parks or at the Disney Resorts.
All in all, I am pretty lenient when it comes to the amount of time people want for their sessions. I HIGHLY recommend a minimum of 1 hour for park sessions for Disney engagement photos and at least 90 minutes for families with children. That leaves plenty of time for walking from location to location (the parks are rather large), settling in, practicing that patience and understanding that I mentioned earlier and of course capturing you and your family at the happiest place on Earth! Trust me, time really does fly when you’re having fun!
Absolutely! After all, it’s your session! I always ask clients what their favorite part of the park is and I try to capture as much in that area as can.
Contractually, I provide at least 50 images per hour booked. That number does include the black and white images also. Many times, I am very excited that I am able to over deliver images to my clients!
There are definitely busier times during the year for Disney World in general…like the summertime for instance. But the weekends during the summer can be chaotic and I highly recommend avoiding booking at that time. Try to stick with Monday through Friday!
Gosh…this is tough. Although the parks definitely have a certain “vibe” to them and I love the scenery and all the variety, I would have to go with the resorts simply because they’re a bit more mellow. You can check out one of my recent Disney Resort sessions for a peek into what a session might look like for you!