In-Park Bridal Portrait Sessions FAQ

Today’s episode covers everything you ever wanted to know about the in-park bridal portrait sessions available at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. These sessions offer a unique opportunity to take photos in bridal attire before the parks open to day guests, and they’re offered at Disneyland, California Adventure, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as the two water parks.

Today you’ll learn…

  • Who’s eligible for in-park bridal portraits
  • How much they cost
  • How the photo shoot works
  • Which photographers can shoot the photos
  • Where you can take photos
  • Who may accompany you

…and much more! My guest today is Michelle Gaspar, who was lucky enough to do bridal portrait sessions on both coasts. Today she shares how the Disneyland and Walt Disney World portrait sessions differ, which one was her favorite, where she was able to take photos, and her tips for anyone interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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Disneyland Portraits © White Rabbit Photo Boutique – Jenna Henderson
Magic Kingdom & Epcot Portraits © Disney Fine Art Photography – Jacob Robertson

14 thoughts on “In-Park Bridal Portrait Sessions FAQ

  1. Hi Carrie do you know if I get married at Disneyland can I still do a bridal photo session at Magic Kingdom when we go for our honeymoon? I know I can do Disneyland bridal photo shoot if I get married there but I am not interested in doing my bridal shoot in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle but rather Cinderella’s castle. Or is the only way to do a Magic Kingdom bridal photo shoot if we are married at DisneyWorld? Thank you.

    1. Yes! Anyone can book a Magic Kingdom bridal portrait session! Those who have not had a Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding are not allowed to wear bridal attire, but you would qualify to wear it as a Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding couple, even if your wedding was in California.

      1. Awesome! Thank you I wasn’t sure how long ago this podcast took place and if anything had changed since she had done her bridal shoot at both parks.

  2. What photography package would you recommend for 2 people who are going to Disneyworld to elope at Luau Pointe? I would like pictures during the ceremony as well as a few after.

    1. For the wedding day, I always recommend choosing an outside vendor. It’s the only way you can guarantee to get exactly the photographer whose style you want, since Disney can’t guarantee you’ll get any of their photographers you request. You also usually pay a lot less or get a lot more for the same price. Many of the popular local photographers have small packages for elopements, and they’re very flexible about customizing the packages if you want to add more time.

  3. Hi Carrie!! One thing I’m dying to know is if DFW will allow you to pay for extra time at MK photo shoots to do multiple routes? Or if they let you book more than one MK shoot? I will literally pay for 3 separate shoots so I can do all 3 routes but I have no idea if they’ll let me. Thanks!

    1. You can definitely pay for three separate photo shoots. But I don’t think they’d let you do them all on the same day because they are not allowed that much time inside the park before it opens. When they do have multiple routes booked (by separate couples) on the same day, they shoot them simultaneously. When things start back up again, just give Disney Fine Art Photography a call to see what your options are: 407-827-5099

  4. Do you know if Disneyland Paris will let you sign up for a bridal portrait if you are not getting married there? I am going to book the first few days of our Honeymoon in October and would like to bring a fancy silver dress to take photos with at Sleeping Beauty Castle with my husband. I have seen some pictures on Instagram of people doing sessions for their anniversary so I am hoping this is an option four our honeymoon. We will most likely be staying at the Disneyland hotel there.

    1. Hi Charlotte! Unfortunately, Disneyland Paris recently changed their policy on photo shoots. Now they only allow couples who were married at one of the Paris Disney parks to do a pre-opening bridal portrait session there. They also jacked up the price to €7,300.

  5. Hi!

    Do you know if you could have a 9am ceremony at Canada Terrace (Escape) then do the Epcot Bridal Portraits straight after?

    1. Generally they start the pre-opening bridal portraits much earlier, so I think you’d need to contact Disney Fine Art Photography to see what they’d do in your situation: 1-407-827-1500. Don’t forget that you will also have time to do bridal portraits in and around Canada as part of your wedding, so you may not need to pay for a separate bridal portrait session. Alternatively, you could add an extra hour of Disney photography to your wedding for $250 and use that to go around to other countries after your Escape event.

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