The Ricks Family – At Disney World

I love this family, so when they said they wanted to do a lifestyle family shoot at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, I could not wait!

We met up the night before at our resort and got a game plan together, then the next morning hit the park bright and early-ish and shot at some of their favorite spots. Mike and Angie are seriously Disney experts. They kept telling us “insider info” and we kept saying things like, “Really? We had no idea!” I knew we were newbies to the whole Disney experience, but not anymore, people! After a weekend with the Ricks crew we know our way around, so watch out!

They have three of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met. We could not believe how kind and considerate they were. Not only did they bring us all home-made gifts, but they were also so patient with Kingston. He loved them! After the shoot we split up and did our own thing for a while. (That included a nap for my crew). Then later that evening, they took us to a yummy dinner and a show. We laughed a lot and told Anderson some fun stories from our high school adventures. (I’ve known Mike and Angie forever!) The kids were so good – Anderson’s magic tricks at dinner helped. :) Kingston loved the Ricks kids. In fact, when I asked him a few days later what his favorite part of Disney was, he said, “Playing with MY kids!” And honestly, I think that was the best part for all of us. We went to Orlando for a photoshoot and a little Disney fun, and we left feeling refreshed and encouraged by an incredible family!


Did you know that if you frown at the window where they make cotton candy at The Confectionery (on Main Street) they will give you some for free?
Just one of the many Disney secrets I learned during this photoshoot. :)


I asked the experts to send me a few of their Disney tips, so here are some of Mike and Angie’s secrets:


My last shoot with the Ricks family is here. The kids look so little! And some Almeida Disney adventures are here and here.

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Dot Ladson Outler - Thanks for sharing pictures and Disney information. I just made notes on my phone. ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    Anonymous - I LOVE THEM!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Odette Joey Hill - Love the pictures and you all. I miss seeing the kids. Give them a hug and kiss from me.

  • October 27, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Anita Cacciotti-Thal - Mike I love the pictures of you and your beautiful family at Walt Disney World. It certainly clear how much fun you guys were having. I've never heard of or seen this 'Pink Coffee Photo Blog' before. I like it a lot. Is it something you did or is it something offered by Disney?ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    Whitney Dee-Ann Croxton - This is an AWESOME idea! Love this shoot – one of my favorites

  • October 27, 2014 - 11:56 pm

    Trudy Swanson - I absolutely LOVE these pictures. We are huge Disney fans and I have been inspired to have my daughter's senior pictures done at Disney. ReplyCancel

  • October 28, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Peggy Hyatt - these are beautiful! What a sweet family . love yallReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Thank you Whitney! It was a fun one!ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Yay! Glad you could use the info. :)ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2014 - 8:26 pm

    Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Thanks Anita! It's definitely never dull with the Ricks crew around!!!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2014 - 8:37 am

    October via Cell Phone Pics » Pink Coffee Photo Blog - […] boys came along for the fun when I had a photoshoot at Disney last month! BTW – If Disney is your thing, this is the year (through February I think) to […]ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 10:23 am

    The Ricks Family – At Home » Lyndsay Almeida - […] Every time I wok with the Ricks Family, it’s an adventure. Their last shoot was at Disney World! You can see those pictures here. […]ReplyCancel

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