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Disney in a Day

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Last week, I boarded a $100 round trip flight — bless Allegiant Air — to Florida (a.k.a. Heaven) to spend a day at Disney World! Even though it is crazy busy season for most of us wedding photographers, I decided to take a weekday off to celebrate an amazing month of engagement sessions and weddings in April. (You can see April’s weddings here and here!) This little trip also provided a lot of inspiration for the shoots and speaking events that are coming up over the next few months!

If we’re Instagram buds, you may have noticed that I recently developed a Disney World addiction. I don’t know where it came from, but I’ve already been on three quick trips so far this year… yikes! I’m extra grateful that being a wedding photographer lets me work on my laptop from anywhere in the world, and I usually spend early mornings and late nights working before “park days” in order to make this kind of trip possible.

cinderellas castle photo ideas disney worldThere’s just something special about this place. Where else would you happily pay a premium to wait in lines for hours in the scorching, frizz-inducing Florida humidity with 25,000 other strangers and still end up having the TIME OF YOUR LIFE?! It truly is magical and I cannot wait to head back in a couple months!

I was only in Florida for 24 hours before having to head back home for a wedding. Crazy? Maybe? Worth it? YEP.

A few highlights…

-Brunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant! Two words: Croissant. Doughnut. It has approximately 1,000 calories per bite but it was worth it. This restaurant is a favorite for this Beauty and the Beast fan… it makes you feel like you’re in a castle ballroom in the hidden heart of France! (Tip: get a breakfast reservation before 9 and you’ll be allowed to enter the park before it officially opens!) 

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-The Frosé (frozen rosé!) in the world of France in Epcot. It lives up to the hype.

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-I loved spending the day with my workshop attendees turned friends Jennifer and Brittany. I just love these two and am so proud of them and their businesses! (I even recently got to do a Disney mini portrait session with Jennifer and her husband.)

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-The Flower and Garden Festival was in full bloom! So pretty.

-Finally getting to ride the Frozen ride! (You can “ride” it on Youtube!)

-And nothing beats a walk down Main Street! Speaking of walking, we totaled about 8 miles that day. (This helped me feel better about that Croissant Doughnut.)

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xoxo, Callie

P.S. if you’ve ever had a Disney Annual Pass- is it worth it?! Please tell me!

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