Family with Mickey and Minnie
  • On Feb 11, 2023
    Kiara from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can I hire an independent photographer to do a photoshoot in the parks?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kiara! I'm so glad you thought of us for your excellent question!

    First, let me say that family photos in our happy place are the gifts I know I will treasure forever! I can see why you might be considering hiring a photographer to help capture the magic of your visit with your loved ones. I am happy to share that this is possible, but there are several things to keep in mind as you make your plans. First, your photographer and anyone else in your party must have a valid theme park ticket and a park reservation on your selected date to enter the theme parks. Your photographer should also note the current restrictions on items permitted in the theme parks and be prepared to have their equipment screened at security checkpoints. And while you may certainly use these photos for your own personal memories, photography for commercial purposes is prohibited. 

    Now, another option I want to mention is one my family uses quite frequently. Disney PhotoPass photographers are available throughout the Disneyland Resort and they are quite skilled at capturing those special family memories with iconic Disneyland sights and backdrops. You can find photographer locations by using the Disneyland mobile app and toggling to "PhotoPass" within the map feature. I often recommend purchasing Disney Genie+ Service on the day you feel like taking the most pictures because unlimited downloads of your Disney PhotoPass photos are included in the purchase price of Genie+.  It's such a great way to maximize all the benefits of this add-on service!

    I hope these few recommendations are helpful to you, Kiara. If we can be of any further assistance or share any other advice for your upcoming visit to Disneyland Resort, please reach out again

    Wishing you Wondrous Journeys,
    Tishra
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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