Put Down The Phone & Camera – Enjoy and Make Memories – First Trip Advice

Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice

Hello my name is Paul and I’m a photographer.

I am always behind the lens.  One of my cherished souvenirs of our trips are the photos.  Thank Walt for Photopass or I wouldn’t be in any of our Disney photos.

BUT there are times when you need to put down your phone and camera and live in the moment.  One of those, for us, was the first time our daughter entered the Magic Kingdom.  After almost a year of planning, we wanted everyone on this trip to enjoy the moment of first entering the park.  With 3 grands and 2 parents, we could have looked like a group of paparazzi surrounding this poor 4 year old!  The rest of the trip everyone could take all the photos they wanted, but for this morning let’s all enjoy it together.

And we did!

Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice

We hired a local photographer, Robyn Lynn.  Robyn met us outside the Magic Kingdom and followed us through the park for several hours.

All of our attention was focused on enjoying seeing a wide-eyed 4 year old run towards the castle, ride her first roller coaster, spin with the grandparents, and stare in awe at all the dolls from around the world.

Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice

WORTH EVERY PENNY!

Yes, it was an extra expense.  Not something you will do on every trip.  But what a way to remember that one moment!

Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice Put Down The Phone & Camera - Enjoy and Make Memories - First Trip Advice

Robyn captured moments that I as a photographer would not have captured.  She saw us through a different set of eyes.  Even to this day it is hard to get through that photo gallery without tearing up.  She captured not just the special moments with Brooke, but photos of my parents holding hands, my mom and I together, and photos of all of us together.

There are dozens of photographers in the Orlando area.  If you are planning a special trip to WDW, contact one!  Live in the moment!

View all the photos below!

First Day at Magic Kingdom

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