Disney

If you've ever met me, you probably know that I really love Disney.  Like, really love.  If there are three things I'm passionate about, they're Jesus, photography, and Disney.  One of my favorite quotes is from Walt, when he said "Of all of our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."  One of the things that I've always loved most about taking and sharing photos is that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can get something from them.  Photos can make you think and feel and understand.  They can bring important subjects into the light and they can take you back to times you wish you could relive.  There is no language barrier.  You can choose to show the nitty-gritty of reality or imagine something completely new.  There is no limit.

I've always had a thing for documentary style photography.  Weddings, events, tours, travel, you name it.  Recently, I came across the Disney Parks Photo Project blog and I haven't been able to stop looking at it since.  Someday, I hope to work for the Disney Corporation in some way and maybe somewhere down the road, collaborate with them to work on something like the photo project or this fashion shoot at Disneyland.  I can't think of a better way to make magic than by combining two of the things I love most.

Last week, my dad and I took a short trip down to Orlando to visit the Kingdom (eep!) and I brought my camera along with me to shoot around a little bit.  It was a beautiful day full of perfect weather and fun character hang-outs and rides with no lines and yummy treats, and I couldn't have asked for a better visit.  Now, without further adieu, here are some of my favorite photos and character visits:

Here We Goooooo!

Here We Goooooo!

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward

Practically Perfect In Every Way

Practically Perfect In Every Way

Can I Show You A Magic Trick?

Can I Show You A Magic Trick?

Humble Abode

Humble Abode

Main Street

Main Street

Well, Pinoke. You and I need to have a little heart-to-heart talk.

Well, Pinoke. You and I need to have a little heart-to-heart talk.

Through The Castle

Through The Castle

You've Got Me In Stitch-es // This Is The Day Your Dreams Come True

You've Got Me In Stitch-es // This Is The Day Your Dreams Come True

Have A Cup of Tea

Have A Cup of Tea

Do You Jest, Sir?

Do You Jest, Sir?

Eric's Castle: Details

Eric's Castle: Details

And Oh, That Blowfish Blow!

And Oh, That Blowfish Blow!

Larengix Glaucitis et Max Laryngitis

Larengix Glaucitis et Max Laryngitis

Floating In A Blue Lagoon

Floating In A Blue Lagoon

"Oh, Look At Your Sea Flowers!"

"Oh, Look At Your Sea Flowers!"

Part Of Your World

Part Of Your World

Carousel At Noon

Carousel At Noon

Don't Keep Fairies In Your Hat

Don't Keep Fairies In Your Hat

I'm All Ears

I'm All Ears

Get Down!

Get Down!

Heffalump

Heffalump

Savvy?

Savvy?

Flowers Are Good For Sniffing

Flowers Are Good For Sniffing

Daisy Shrub

Daisy Shrub

Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

If We Can Dream It, We Can Do It

If We Can Dream It, We Can Do It

Like the Break of Dawn

Like the Break of Dawn

Italia

Italia

Details

Details

Wishes

Wishes

Faith And Trust

Faith And Trust

Tink Was Not All Bad

Tink Was Not All Bad

Conductor Goofy

Conductor Goofy

Oh, the Cleverness of Me!

Oh, the Cleverness of Me!

In A World of My Own

In A World of My Own

The Fairest of Them All

The Fairest of Them All

Goodnight, Main Street

Goodnight, Main Street