How to get the best winter photos at Disneyland Paris

Because who said Disneyland Paris is just for kids?!

Add some winter magic into your couples session and get inspired by Mandi and Chris! I photographed the lovely Mandi in Singapore a couple of years ago and was SO happy that her and her hubby Chris were visiting Paris and were up for frolicking in the land of Mickey Mouse with me! Scroll on for their super duper sweet and playful photos and read my advice and tips on how to get the most from your visit!

Chen's tips and advice for couples looking to do a Disneyland Paris photo shoot

For couples who are looking to take photos during the winter time at Disneyland Paris, make sure you leave yourselves extra time during the shoot for warming hot chocolates and delicious nibbles as it gets very cold!

A stroll down Main Street is standard fare for every visitor, but don’t forget to catch the ‘snow’ which is turned on for parades and the tree lighting. The ‘snow’ is also turned on periodically without prior warning, so you may be able to get pictures without the crowds – just be ready with your camera!

Speaking of avoiding crowds, the front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is lovely (take a selfie!) but the back is just as beautiful. Disney Village, the entertainment district outside of the Disneyland theme park, is also so sweet, with a pink/peach pagoda.

Keep up the fun and get ‘lost’ with Alice in Wonderland, play in the teacups, and find the special 25th anniversary teacup next to the teacup ride.

Don’t be afraid to purchase some sweet Disney accessories to use as photo props before you get to the park. There are lots of shops at the park that have amazing Disney products of course, but there are also some great things you can find online to give your shoot some extra flair and personal touches. I loved the ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ Mickey and Minnie bags that we found online on Amazon.

As well as hitting the rides, also take some time to simply stroll around. You’ll find some lovely areas like the village near Sleeping Beauty Castle where there are lots of snuggle spots!

The Mickey Mouse cookies that you see in some of our photos are from the dessert and sweets store on Main Street. They are filled with Nutella and are absolutely worth the long queue.

Finally, for the closing fireworks show, head over to the castle as early as you can (at least 30 minutes before the show) to secure yourself a spot as it gets very crowded!

(Originally written for The Wedding Scoop blog post here)

Venue: Disneyland, Paris
Photography: Chen Sands Photography
Hair and Makeup: Langfield Hair and Makeup
Models: Mandi and Chris