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Randy Chapman specializes in photographing Walt Disney World Weddings as well as local Orlando weddings. His unique vision and outstanding customer service guarantee you a wedding to remember. Let Randy make your day phenomenal.
When it comes to weddings these days there are a lot of different themes from goth halloween all the way to classic white. Sometimes the themes have to do with the colors and sometimes the themes have to do with what the couple likes. However, when you get married at or near Disney it seems that theme is already pre set for you.
This would be the most incorrect assumption that anyone could take though because each and every Disney Bride is unique and brings a whole new aspect to their Disney wedding.
Natalie and Matt got married on September 6th of 2012. Their wedding took place at Cypress Grove and then they did wedding pictures at the Yacht and Beach Club. Natalie is a true Disney princess and one of the things she enjoyed about her wedding day was getting to have that princess feel even if it was only for that one day. That feeling is something I think is very unique to Disney brides. They are getting married to their prince charming in a spot that thrives on making magical moments and once in a lifetime memories.
For Natalie and Matt the Disney Parks hold a very special place in their hearts as it is the only place they have ever truly vacationed. They got engaged outside of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom and have celebrated birthdays and holidays at Disneyland Paris. The cutest part about their engagement story for me is that Matt did not have Natalie’s engagement ring when he proposed so instead he found her a Mickey Mouse ring that she still wears to this day.
For their wedding they used a small but very useful set of props. They had an I Do parasol which really went well with Natalie’s dress and they used some Up elements. Now I have seen several pictures with brides using Up balloons or the Grape soda pin but I think that Natalie’s balloons take the cake! The colors were arranged just right and so were the strings of the balloons. I also loved that her pictures were mainly in the Yacht and Beach Club area. Often times we see brides that head over to the boardwalk but not this girl. The Yacht Club was the first hotel she ever stayed in at Walt Disney World so therefore she had to use them as her wedding day backdrop.
Her pictures vary from classic and elegant to hip and charismatic. The couple definitely was having fun and you can see in their eyes. I truly believe you can read a lot about a moment from a picture and there was nothing but happiness on their very special day.
Natalie and Matt have been happily married for almost 5 months and I wish them the best in the world. I hope your day was full of pixie dust and I pray the magic of Disney forever encompass your marriage.
Shannon and Tim were married on the 21st of September, 2012. This couple is very special to me as they are actually very good friends of mine. Shannon and Tim share something very special with my husband and I, we are both couple straight from the DIS boards. This simple connection has been something that has brought us together and I am so happy to share their story.
We started telling the story of our 5 UK couples last month and now we have for you couple #2. Sophie and Lee got married on September 12,2012. They had their ceremony at Cypress Grove in Orlando and followed it up with a dinner at the Grand Floridian Hotel. The wedding was simple and elegant with a gorgeous palette of pink and yellow.
The shared parasol was passed to this couple and it complimented the look of the wedding as well as the brides dress very well.
The couple had some subtle elements to show off their love for Disney. They chose simple Disney props that are timeless and classic.
The couple shared their beautiful day with friends and family and celebrated Disney style by going to the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa after the ceremony. Sometimes the props are not things that are brought along it is the scenery.
Sophie and Lee I hope your wedding day was all that you dreamed it would be and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your wedding pictures.
May all your dreams come true,
Wedding Photo Locations: Cypress Grove, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
In the wedding world sometimes amazing stories are told. Many times these amazing stories come to us from across the pond. While in most cases these stories are caught by TV cameras and put on channels like TLC, the stories I am going to share with you are uniquely that of Chapman Photography.
Once upon a time there were 5 engaged couples all from the UK. These couples all just happened to be friends. These friends have one thing in common, they are all getting married in Florida at either Cypress Grove Fulton's Crab House or Walt Disney World. I will be shooting all of their weddings while Carrie with Destination Occasion will be Planning and coordinating them.
Natalie and Matt were the first ones up. They were married on September 6th.
The next couple was Sophie and Lee their wedding took place soon on September 12. A unique aspect of these weddings is they all will be sharing a Parasol in which I will be posting their names and wedding dates on them.
The Other UK Couples are as follows:
Sarah and Nick Woods Vow renewl Fultons Downtown Disney, October 15
Emma and Scott October 16 Walt Disney Wedding Pavilion
Yvonne and Gordon October 18 Cypress Grove
Randy is very much looking forward to all of his UK couples.
NATALIE & MATT
Congratulations to Natalie and Matt on a gorgeous wedding I wish you all the best.
For all of Randy's fans, brides, couples and families my name is Teresa Delgado. I am a Disney Bride and also a Randy Bride. Randy photographed our engagement session, wedding and bridal portraits. It was an amazing pleasure working with him and over time we really got to know each other.
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I am an internet blogger/journalist/podcaster and while the majority of my talents lie in the world of nerd/geek fandom I also found I had a passion for weddings, brides and romance.
There are many questions I know clients may have, such as what qualifications do you have to write on this blog? I have been running my own blog/website for 2 years it is strongly focused on things like Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter and other pop culture things. I also have added a podcast to that website that currently has 4 episodes with many more to come. In addition to this as of this summer I have become part of the journalistic staff for two Star Wars fansites, The Star Wars Report and Jedi News UK. As for weddings I just went throught the year long process of planning my own Disney wedding and I know what Brides/Couples go through. I know what it means to have that special day and I also know what it means to have your story out there to share with the world. You can follow along with my Disney Romance and Disney Wedding as well online via our website.
Many of you may be wondering how I ended up here on a wedding photographer's blog? Quite simply Randy asked me to come and write for him and I of course could not say no the man that has become more than my photographer, he has become my friend.
Another question I know many people are probably wondering is how can I be of service to you? My goal in writing the blog is to be of service to all the couples and families that Randy photographs. I want to be able to give you more than just your prized pictures posted on the site. I want to bring your story to life. My goal is to supplement the pictures with a few words here and there so that when you share your blog feature with family, friends or your internet world they can feel like they really truly know you.
How can you contact me? If you want to share your story please send an email to email@example.com and in the email please include the following:
your full name, spouse's name, children's names (if applicable)
what you have used Randy for or what you will be using him for
Date of the Photo Session or Event
Why you have chosen Randy
Anything else you would like to share
I will email you back within 24 hours and we can discuss your story and what high points you really want to share. Couples that have used Randy for engagement pictures and are using him for their wedding, I would love to feature your engagement shots so that I can also feature you and provide an update once your wedding date comes. In addition couples/families that used Randy in the past and are planning on using him in the fututre for an anniversary or family shoot please contact me so I can feature your original shoot and your new shoot once it occurs.
I am looking forward to this opportunity to share your stories with the world and I hope all of your dreams come true.
Randy Chapman stays pretty busy with Disney Weddings but when he is not doing that he is not short of work to do. He has a passion for what he does and never stops trying to improve. It is with that knowledge that I would like to give you an introduction to the world of Randy and what is new.
We all know that Randy likes to work with Disney Brides, Disney Couples and Disney Families. The question is how did he get here? and why does he love the Disney Fairytale so much?
How he started with photography: Randy started off in New York City where he shot up and coming models for 2 years. He discovered his passion for photography and when he went home to his state of Florida he started to get involved with the wedding business
How he got involved with Disney: Randy had been shooting weddings for 6 years when he was recognized by a former Disney Bride Andrea Rotondo in 1997. She was actually a past Disney Bride herself. Andrea is the creator of the Disneymooners website and forums. Randy owes a lot to Andrea because she posted a link to his website within the Disneymooners and the Unofficial Disney Wedding Guide. From there things took off for him and for the past 17 years he has been working with Disney's Fairtytale Weddings. The Disney weddings are 90% of his wedding business
Other things Randy likes to shoot: When not doing weddings Randy likes to shoot honeymoons, anniversaries, families, family reunions, and he really loves doing engagement shoots. The engagement shoot for him is fun because he gets to meet the couple and share in their excitement about their upcoming wedding. He also loves them if he is also being hired for the wedding so that he learns how to work with the couple.
What he loves about working with Disney: Randy really enjoys working with the staff at Disney's Fairytale Weddings. He has worked with many of them for years so they are good friends. He also likes shooting the monorail with his couples and Cinderella's carriage.
Where would Randy get married at Disney? He would get married at the Wedding Pavillion because of its built in A/C and it is its own rain back up! Plus he thinks it provides great photo backdrops in and around the area. He would have his reception at the Atlantic Dance Hall because of its location at the Boardwalk and availability for photos.
What are Randy's Disney Favorites? Randy loves Pluto and always has a great time with him when he shows up as a character at weddings. His favorite Disney World ride is the Haunted Mansion. When at Disney World he likes to go to Epcot and eat his way across the world showcase. I have also discovered that Randy loves the Lion King. I discovered this through our time working together he loves that Simba guy!
So what is new with Randy? Randy has a lot of new things for 2013 and the end of 2012 and it looks like things are going to get really fun. It is a great time to be a Chapman Photography Bride!
New Packages for 2013: Randy will be rolling out some great new packages that will be great for those Disney Brides out there. You can expect some great budget options
Photobooth With Props: That is right folks you will now have the option to have a photobooth at your reception! The photobooth will come with props including Mickey Ear Hats!
Wedding Planning Book: Randy is looking to begin writing his book soon on how to plan a magical Disney Wedding. He wants to help brides through the entire process from engagement through the wedding day. He plans to have as many photos as text to help brides be able to visualize their big day.
Tha magic is brewing at Chapman Photography come and catch some with us!
If you would like to contact Randy please click on the contact me link in the sidebar. Also follow him on twitter @RandyChapman2 and on Facebook Here
Kaitlin and Tim are a true Disney couple that is full of class with some geekiness built right in. The lovely couple was married on August, 29th, 2012. They truly are a fairy tale couple as they said their vows to each other right down the path from Cinderella's Castle inside of the Magic Kingdom. Randy was there to capture their day by doing a Rehearsal Dinner shoot at the Polynesian and a Bridal Shoot on wedding day. The Bridal shoot took place at the Grand Floridian, Wedding Pavillion and the Contemporary Resort where they made sure to get some shots with the Monorail.
Kaitlin and Tim met back in 2010 through some mutual friends and ever since they have been inseperable. Kaitlin is a huge Disney fan and has been ever since she can remember. The one thing she does remember was when she was a child her one true wish was to be married by Cinderella's Castle. All she wanted was to be a real life Disney Princess. Tim is truly her Prince as his goal once they got engaged was to give her that dream. When they decided on doing a "Castle Ceremony" as many Disney Brides would call it she knew that she would be needing a photographer to get some very special shots for her.
When thinking about what photos were the most important to her she knew she had to have the classic Grand Floridian pictures. In addition to these she also wanted to document her Rehearsal Dinner. As she tried to decide who she would use she landed on Randy due to his personality and ability to build and customize a package that worked for her big day.
When I asked Kaitlin about why she chose a Disney wedding and what Disney meant to her she immediately responded with "The magic, memories and you". This projection show that is shown directly on Cinderella's Castle holds so much meaning for the couple. It epitomizes what Disney has meant to them in their relationship and life together. The show debuted in 2011 and it showcases images of all the Disney guests to visit the Magic Kingdom that day. The purpose of the show is to remind everyone that the memories and magic that they create will live on forever in their hearts. This is true for Kaitlin and Tim as they cherish all of the moments they have spent together in the Magic Kingdom.
From this day forward Kaitlin and Tim will walk into the Magic Kingdom, head down the path to Swan Landing, and as they arrive they will turn and look up at the beauty of Cinderella's Castle. When they look up at it they will remember they day they committed themselves to each other and pledged to walk down this path for the rest of their lives.
Congratulations to Kaitlin and Tim I wish you a truly magical Happily Ever After.
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your very special day.
To see more images head on over to Randy's Facebook Page Here
Locations with this Couple:
Disney's Wedding Pavillion, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort