Couple at it's a small world; costume
  • On Sep 6, 2023
    Joe 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.

    I was wondering if I would be able to hire a photographer to capture my marriage proposal. I know there is photo pass and many Disney cast members in the park. But I was wondering if Disney has their own photographer or if I am able to hire a 3rd party?

    Welcome to planDisney, Joe!  

    Ah, l'amour. I see that love is in the air! You've come to the right place because, as my favorite snowman says, I consider myself to be a bit of a love expert. Congratulations on your upcoming engagement! There's no place more magical and romantic to make memories than the Disneyland Resort. I know when my One True Love proposed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, it made that landmark feel like our own special monument forever. 

    Now, speaking of capturing those precious moments, the Disney PhotoPass Service photographers are absolute pros at helping you freeze-frame your love story. I recommend purchasing Disney PhotoPass+ One Day, which gives you free downloads of all photos taken on the day of your big surprise. Disneyland is brimming with picture-perfect spots for engagement photos, from the Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough, Main Street, U.S.A., and the Mad Tea Party ride. 

    To make sure that you have access to every photograph that you take on your special day, I suggest unlocking the phenomenal cosmic power of the Disney Genie+ Service. That way, all of your Disney PhotoPass shots can be downloaded for you to keep. Not to mention the magic carpet to whisk you away to the front of the line to some of the most popular attractions!

    Another way to make your special day practically perfect in every way is to reach out to the team at Disney Weddings. One of their friendly cast members can guide you through in-park photography options and point you toward approved professional photographers authorized to work their magic in the park. These photographers are a fantastic choice because they know the park like the back of their hand and can help you navigate the crowds while finding the most enchanting spots for your photos.

    Now, if you're thinking of bringing in an outside photographer, just make sure you've got the green light to snap those pics within the park. Disneyland has specific rules and regulations regarding photography, so it's best to double-check with park officials beforehand. You might need a photography permit, so don't skip that step!

    I hope this information was helpful, Joe. Disneyland is a magical place, and your engagement photos should reflect that. I'm so excited for you! Your photos are sure to tell a unique and unforgettable love story. If you have any more questions, come back and send me another message here!

    "So this is love. So this is what makes life divine." -From Cinderella
    -Danielle
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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