For years I resisted the Photopass add-on option for our Disney trips. When we would get home from vacation I would have 100s well, maybe 1000s of pictures and only 5-10 pictures with me in them. I don’t like getting my picture taken and I am the picture taker. I was always looking for the next cute shot or watching the kids through a lens do something fun.
A few years ago I was looking for a picture of my grandmother to show my children. My daughter has vague recollections of her and my son has none at all. I have 2 pictures of her. One is about the size of a quarter that you can barely see her in and the other was shortly before she died. I don’t want my children to not have pictures of me to share with their families. I want them to remember I was there on vacation not just behind the camera but there with them participating.
Disney Photopass helps with that. I add on the cost of the Photopass to our vacation now (currently $149 if purchased at least 3 days prior to a Disney World vacation). Any place we see a photographer in the parks, on the rides, or in Disney Springs the kids and I can get our picture taken. We have 165 pictures of us so far and we are only 4 days into our trip!
So for less than $1 a picture I can have someone else taking my family pictures. I can edit these photos with borders, stickers, and crop the strangers out of my photos or make a close-up picture for our Christmas card (always thinking ahead :-)). By the time we are done with vacation and I edit the pictures I will probably have 400-500 pictures. I think it is well worth the cost of Photopass for our vacation.