“Walt Disney’s Disneyland” – new book promises visual history of park

In my opinion, wandering through Disneyland is best enjoyed when you have a sense of the creative craft and intentional design that went into its creation. There are some great books and websites out there that can provide that insight…

Dream Big, Princess photo campaign wants you to share your girl’s story for a good cause

Disney has just launched “Dream Big, Princess” — a new global campaign designed to inspired children everywhere to dream big, empowering them via the example of girl’s who are living their dreams and setting a positive example. Nineteen female photographers…

Behind the Scenes on Jessica Chastain’s Disney Dream Portrait Shoot with Annie Leibovitz


Earlier this week famed photographer of the stars Annie Leibovitz added Jessica Chastain to the list of celebrities she has featured in her Disney Dream Portraits series. The famous redhead portrayed Pixar’s first princess, also a redhead, Merida from the hit animated feature Brave.

Today we get two exciting videos that take us behind the scenes of the photo shoot and reveal how the magic is made. (Love the fake horse in the shot above. Makes sense though.) Appropriately enough for the Scottish princess, the photo shoot took place in an area of Cold Spring, New York known as the Hudson Highlands.

Turns out Chastain is a fan of a certain activity enjoyed by many guests at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World – Pin Trading. Below she shares her Pin Trading strategy: