Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 25, 2012
    Michele from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Preordered photopass cd and album. Last visit I didn't get as many pictures taken from the photographers as I would have liked. Are there any spots or tips to get those great family photos Im hoping for? Any pose suggestions with a range of heights?


    We have had a similar problem where we loved the PhotoPass program, but often felt like we did not get enough pictures taken. We feel like it was more our fault for not seeking them out more often. So here are two things we do to get more bang for our buck;

    • Seek out the PhotoPass Team - They really are everywhere. When we see one, unless we are in a rush to get somewhere, we ask them to snap our picture. And don't just ask the ones near the obvious landmarks. Ask the ones that are really anywhere in the park. Each seems to have a particularly good idea of a picture to take wherever they seem to be positioned, so we end up with some inventive and scenic pictures we never expected.
    • Ask for more than one picture - Again, they are pretty creative. Often they will take several pictures, like ones where children hold their hands out holding something that is not there. When we get home, there is our daughter carefully holding Tinkerbell in her hands! they add art elements after the fact in very creative ways.
    • Try to get a meal reservation before park opening - We love having a breakfast scheduled in each park for BEFORE standard opening hours. That way we get in before the crowds. Typically there will be many PhotoPass photographers there, and this is where you get the most frame-worthy pictures. Nobody in your shot, Cinderella castle, or the Tree of Life as the background. Priceless.
    As for posing based on heights, again, ask your photographers. They are well trained to handle such contingencies. And don't feel bad about "monopolizing" their time. There are so many out there and it is what they are there for!

    Have a magical vacation!
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