"Of all our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language."
-Walt Disney

About Picturing Disney

Picturing Disney began in November 2011 and has morphed into many things over the years. Starting out as a simple photoblog, I realized how many people lived Disney driven lives and appreciated our attention to detail. Our posts are still bright, colorful, and picture-filled but our niche has changed. I have stepped out from behind the camera and began to live in front of the lens instead of through it. We are still committed to bringing the best of Disney Style, Books, and Park Must Haves to our readers thanks to collaborations, press releases, and reviews. 

Picturing Disney also features some of our favorite tips and ideas for planning your own adventures and enjoying every minute of your trip! The one thing you will NOT find is regurgitated news and facts that can already be found on the amazing Disney Parks websites! (You can look at/tour hotels, check out parks/attractions, and read restaurant overviews/menus right on the official site!) We work hard and since this blog is really a love letter to Disney World you will see that everything we post comes from the heart!
We hope you enjoy the ride and that everyone reading this right now knows how much we appreciate the love and support! Registered & Protected

 About Melissa

 Melissa is a lifelong lover of fairytales and a hopeful romantic.  She got engaged in front of Cinderella Castle on the last full day of her 12th trip to Disney World in 2016 with a photopass photographer and her kids there to see the whole thing! She believes in karma, and that love can change the world. Melissa loves to travel and explore new places. Her top 3 favorite places in the world are: the Grand Canyon, Urquart Castle in Scotland (pictured below), and the top of Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro. When she isn't vacation scheming or teaching history in New York, Melissa loves art and music and spending time with all the beautiful, brave people in her life.

About Contributors

Monique, is a Disney-loving, twenty-something that has been a fan of the magic since she could remember. She confesses that her husband, Gus, is the WALL•E to her EVE. Monique loves sharing her knowledge of Disney Parks, Disney History, and just about anything the light touches in Disney's Kingdom.  She currently juggles working in health benefits and making dreams a reality through her custom event stationary company Only One Mark, Inc.
Michele's love of everything Disney began on the couch!  She grew up watching The Wonderful World of Disney back in the 70's.  Disney sparked her imagination on Sunday nights.  Just the sight of spunky little Tinkerbell flying around the screen with her wand instantly helped fend off any lurking Sunday night blues.  These days she is happily introducing a love of Disney to her son!  Check out her site Kid Congeniality!

Amanda is the Director of Sales & Training at It's All About the Mouse Travel.  She has visited Walt Disney World over a dozen times, in all four seasons, with stays at all resort levels. She and her family have also dined in countless resort and theme park restaurants and attended nearly all seasonal special events.  For Amanda, there is nothing more rewarding than ensuring each and every client has a magical Disney vacation!   

Judy is a Disney enthusiast who has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando from the age of 5 and still visits frequently. She is a registered nurse who recently started an independent book publishing company, Center Rock Publishing, specializing in Children’s Picture Books. She tries to live by the advice of the blue fairy "Always let your conscience by your guide."
Laura loves art, travel, geology, and baking and shares her love of all things including Disney with her daughter, Evelyn. Disney World feels like home to her and she loves experiencing it through new eyes with her family! You can check out their journeys on her blog, Living Evie! 

Carol is a Disney addict who just happened to marry to a professional photographer who also loves Disney. They have one daughter who is attending college at the University of Alabama. Carol is a registered nurse and has practiced for 27 years! Carol's first trip to Disney was as a college student and she knew she  was hooked!

Valerie is a mom, elementary school teacher and Disney junkie.  She and her two sons love to spend time at WDW, trying to make a family trip once a year and to Night of Joy with their church group every September.  When she is not dreaming of Disney, she can be found at the beach or at her sons’ sporting events.

Vanessa is a history buff with a dream to work in the Archive Department at Walt Disney Studios. She earned her ears back in 2009 as a Disney College Program Student, and continued working for the mouse until April of 2013 (university duties called). he loves nothing more than capturing and sharing special moments with her freelance photography: Still Ness.