Disney World hosts two Dapper Day weekends a year, in spring and fall. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a themed excuse for classy people to dress up however they interpret “dapper”, and that’s 90% of the fun of this event. Please note that none of those pictured here are performers, that I’m aware. They’re just superfun people who eat this stuff up. I love photographing how unique individuals express themselves, it’s one thing that drives me as a photographer. As a daily vintage-leaning dame, I don’t know how I hadn’t before attended a Disney Dapper Day. This was my first! So I figured hey, some photojournalism of classy peeps being their class-ified selves around and about Epcot’s World Showcase sounded like a grand ol’ time indeed. I absolutely must add that some of my favorite shots here were in Italy. There’s something nostalgic about 1940’s Italy, although I obviously have never been, ha!
I created a free portrait event on Facebook, some hunted me down in the park to get photos, but I found it easiest to just walk up to dames and dudes and ask for portraits. They were all obliging, with curtsies and hat-tips. Everyone got free photo downloads. Those who walked with me a little longer got some engagement style and candid portraits, and those were so much fun.
I had such a great time talking about fashion, vintage things, obscure references to films and how to keep cool in tulle. (Spoiler: You can’t.) Enjoy my perspective of Dapper Day 2018! (And yes that is myself as Dapper Vader in a hand made Vader belt. Come to the Dark Side… we have cortados!)