Disneyland Paris has appointed Official Wedding Photographer to HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Hugo Burnand, as its first ever Photographer in Residence as part of its Magical Moments Festival.
Burnand will take up his first commission as official Photographer in Residence at the Paris resort from 12th – 15th August 2011 where he will be photographing a magical moment for six families a day.
The appointment comes on the back of research commissioned by Disneyland Paris that reveals that over 82%* of UK parents miss out on capturing a magical family photo when on holiday, because someone, usually dad, is always at the other end of the lens. UK guests planning on visiting the resort between the 12th-15th August can apply to win by registering on Facebook.
The Disneyland Paris research also shows that over half of British families do not have a single photo of the whole family from their last holiday, even though for one in five family holidays are now the only time that the whole family is together.
Burnand said of his appointment: “For me, photographing a family is all about creating and capturing a magical moment. A family photograph is a point in time in the life of that family which can be treasured forever. I am looking forward, through this commission with Disneyland Paris, to creating a unique series of family portraits.”
One of the UK’s most coveted portrait photographers, Burnand has captured some of the most famous families’ magical moments, including various commissions by members of The Royal Family, the wedding of David and Samantha Cameron, as well as photographing the likes of Victoria Beckham, Michael Jackson and Elle Macpherson at society events around the world.
Ginger Taggart, Executive Marketing Director for Disney Destinations International UK said: “Photography captures the lasting memory of a holiday and is such an important part of a family’s trip. However, we understand that many families return home without having one great shot of the whole family together – so our photographer in residence is designed to help in a small way. And who better to capture the magic than Hugo Burnand, who captured the most magical moment of 2011.”
Disney Magical Moments Festival is a special celebration created by Disneyland Paris so that families and friends can live their best Disney moments and create life-long memories together! The festival features 14 special moments around the parks which showcase the very best of Disney stories and characters.
Families visiting Disneyland Paris between 12th and 15th August who would like to apply for a free place can apply at www.facebook.com/disneylandparis. Successful families will be notified between 8th and 11th August.

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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