Thursday, February 21, 2013

Top Ten out of the way Disney photo spots

I love family vacations at Disney World and taking lots of pictures.  It is nice to get some posed shots in front of the castle on Main Street but I really love to get fun, candid and unique shots.  That being said, it is not always easy with all the action and crowds at Disney.  Planning ahead a little can really help. Here are some of my favorite spots.  Keep scrolling and don't worry, I saved the best for last!

1. The fireworks behind the castle.  You have way less crowds and it is the closest to the fireworks you can get.

2. On the Dumbo Ride.  Especially if you get a day with big white fluffy clouds in the sky. 

 3. Inside Belle's cottage.  The props are so lifelike and the lighting is way better than inside the Enchanted Tale's with Belle experience.

4. Riding the carousel.  We used to skip this ride, but our kids love it and you can get some great shots with the castle in the background.

 5. Another great place to get a castle picture (blurry background!) is on the little lawn at the front of Main Street.  Get down very low and you can get pictures without all those crowds in the background.

 6. On the tea cups.  I just love getting to capture that moment of joy.  This ride is ideal for pictures.  Not only is it naturally lit, but the seats are round so you can sit directly across from your subject.

7. The Wheel of Peril.  This is in the line for Goofy's Barnstormer.  This is an old ride that got a fun face lift this summer.

 8. The Lampost on the way to Storybook Circus.  The ground is slightly raised here so you can get another great picture here without any distracting crowds in the background. Can you tell I don't like crowds in pictures?

 9. Sleeping in a princess dress or costume.  This is so the way Disney World is, isn't it?  All that fun and excitement just tires them out so quickly.  Is there anything sweeter?

 10. The mirror in the Castle Couture store in Fantasyland. A Disney photo pass photographer grabbed my camera and had me pose here one year.  I was pregnant with Nandini at the time.  I was amazed at his ability to get me, my belly and the Cinderella dress all in the frame of the mirror. It is just a magical photo spot.  I had to recreate it with Nandini after she was born. I hope that we always come back and take a picture together at this spot. 

I hope this gives you some ideas.  The most important thing is to just relax and have fun.  Your pictures will be awesome and precious, because they are yours. 

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  1. Beautiful pictures! I did mine on Disney too.

  2. Great shots! We were at Disney last week and I can't wait to go back!

  3. great photos. love the sleeping princess and great idea to get repeat pics in the same spot as you have a chance to return.

  4. I am a Florida Girl... Love Disney :)

  5. Excellent post! You've put a lot of thought into the photos! Thanks for sharing your tips! :)

  6. Hello. Leslie from twitter. following your blog via GFC. Love your pics - beautiful family!

  7. I know this is an old post, but such great tips! I especially love the shot from the lawn with the castle in the background!


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