I hope you like sweets because today I’ve got the sweetest Disney inspired engagement shoot from Degrees North Images featuring, well I’ll let you guess, can you name all seven Disney film references featured in this shoot?
From the photographer: Degrees North Images
“I’m a huge Disney fan…a.k.a. a disnerd and a few minutes in to our first meeting I found out Ashley and Ty are too! Ty proposed to Ashley at Disneyland near Sleeping Beauty Castle. While he was busy popping the question, another park goer noticed that Alice and The Mad Hatter were watching the engagement unfold and snapped a photo. Later on the photo-snapper, with the help of the Instagram community, found them and shared the photo which they of course adore!”
“When I found all that out, I knew ours was a match made in heaven! They really wanted to incorporate an Up theme into their engagement photos. It’s hard not to love the story of Carl and Ellie, but they also wanted to include elements from some other Disney movies. Ashley had a light up Lumiere, as well as a Mrs. Potts and Chip figurine, which will also be present at their wedding. We brainstormed locations and decided on one of my favorite places to photograph, Brazos Bend State Park in Needville, Texas. With a list of the props we had come up with to use, I created a storyboard to outline their Disney inspired session.”
“Ashley and Ty’s session was more of an engagement adventure. It’s what happens when you mix three Disney lovers with a fairytale forest setting, lots of fun props and some magical kisses. We wove a story through some Disney animated favorites, paying homage in our details to Up, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Princess and the Frog, Snow White and, of course, Alice in Wonderland! Some of the touches like the Beauty and the Beast figurines and soda pop pins reminiscent of those from Up, are very obvious, but some are more subtle. To reference The Princess and the Frog, we included a tiny silver frog figurine and mardi gras beads. For Snow White we included apples in the picnic scene and captured Ashley’s gorgeous pear diamond on one of the apples. Of course we had to include something Alice in Wonderland inspired, so Ashley brought a vintage copy of the book and we incorporated a tea cup, red roses and a clock. For Cinderella we included spools of thread and a needle. The alarm clock and key actually reference Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland! In the picnic scene the clock is set to midnight, while in the Alice scene it is set to 12:25 (the time the White Rabbit had the clock set to in the animated movie). Of course our Tangled inspiration is full of colorful flowers, a lantern, and a frying pan!These two are getting married in Houston this fall and will also be incorporating Disney themes into their wedding decor! After their soiree, they’re heading to Walt Disney World for their honeymoon!”