If you've been reading along with the blogs as they come out you are already aware that my #1 current professional goal is to service a Disney Wedding Event. I can not begin to stress how difficult of a process this has proven to be. I have had brides reach out to me, schedule phone calls with me at their request, and then not answer the phone or return messages. I have contacted any existing vendor I can find with evidence of having been involved in a Disney event. It amazes me the reach which the current service providers have. There are international service providers booking multiple trips into Orlando each year to manage weddings, yet can't manage to find a single point of contact locally. The secrets of being considered a Disney-level wedding vendor are vast and met at every turn with a lack of information and closed doors.
There seems to be a very tight lid on the vault that is a Disney wedding. That being said let's bring it back to the positives. The honest truth is by reaching out and building a network I have met other vendors just like myself also seeking the same goal. I think it's important to talk about the fact that I'm not after the Disney wedding market because I believe it's some untapped cash cow. I'm after the Disney wedding market because I'm a Disney-loving creative type and love fully emerging myself within my passions. After all, we moved to Central Florida to be closer to Disney...and further from snow.
So in the interest of renewed energy and focus, here is a blog about how I will eventually service a Disney wedding. How am I going to accomplish this you might ask, after I spent an entire paragraph talking about how hard it's been to even get a toe in the door? The answer is easy: with hard work, continued dedication to my craft, and an all-around positive attitude to be kind to those around me, until one day.... one day.... I'll find the right client that will want me at their event regardless of if it's the first time I'm at their venue or not. In the meantime I'm just going to continue to grow my Disney experience by taking amazing photos like the ones throughout this blog and servicing families in need of photography service at the resorts. Did you know you can not hire a professional photographer for inside a Disney park?