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Disneyland Through the Eyes of a Child: Photographs by Luke

Papershoot Woody-min

We encouraged Luke to take photos using his own camera when we were in Disneyland. I wanted to see how it was like to view things through the eyes of a 2 and a half year old; I wanted to see what he wanted to capture, how it looked like from his point of view and all the interesting things in between.

To make this entry more interesting, I asked Luke one by one about the photos and I’m using the commentary as captions. Haha. Enjoy!

About his gear: Papershoot Camera

Papershoot 1-min

The photographs he took were all taken using his Papershoot Camera. It is a digital camera made out of stone paper. It’s super light and very easy to use: you just press the button in front to shoot and there you have it! It’s like a digital lomo cam in the sense that you have no idea how it’s gonna turn out until you check the files out on your computer.

Luke got the Vintage 1925 design which costs P3995 in retail.

Papershoot 2-min

There are different settings at the back where you can choose the filter. It’s battery operated and you just need to put in triple A batteries. SUPER EASY and convenient for Luke! Even if he drops it or bumps it around (lol, look at the scratches,) it’s still okay as ever! It’s a great first camera for kids.

Now on to his photos!

The Photographs and Luke’s commentary

Papershoot HK 1-min

Luke: “Toy Story! The aliens!”
Me: “What’s he doing?”
Luke: “He open his mouth and then he have the like this, the line, on his head!
Me: “Do you like the aliens?”
Luke: “I like the aliens, they’re funny!”

Papershoot HK 2-min

Luke: “Potato Head, Toy Story! With the magic carpet ride.”
Me: “I dont think that’s the magic carpet, Luke.”
Luke: “It is! It’s the magic carpet!”

Papershoot HK 3-min

Luke: “You picture, you! I picture you, mommy! Mommy is Minnie and then you go on Toy Story Land.”

Papershoot HK 5-min

Luke: “It’s Toy Story Land again! There’s train. What’s this?” *points at the lights*
Me: “Those are lights. Do you like this picture?”
Luke: “Yeah kasi (because) there’s a train.” 

Papershoot HK 7-min

Luke: “Jessie! In Disneyland talaga (really).”
Me: “Can you tell me more about this photo?”

Papershoot HK 4-min

Luke: “Daddy Mickey, Mommy Minnie.”
Me: “I think that’s when we were waiting at The Wondrous Book”
Luke: “The Wondrous Book? We’re just waiting? For our turn, we’re just waiting?”
Me: “Yup. What can you tell me about the Wondrous Book?”
Luke: “There’s Ariel, Merida, Rapunzel, Elsa, that’s it… whats the name the one with the frog?”
Me: “Tiana.”
Luke: “Tiana? She’s a singer ba?”
Me: “Yes.”

Papershoot HK 6-min

Luke: “There’s Tigger picture with the tao (people).”
Me: “Did you like meeting Tigger?”
Luke: “Ya, where’s Daddy?” *He remembered that Mor didn’t join us in this photo*
Me: “Daddy was at the banquet hall getting seats and food for us.”
Luke: “For us? And i said thank you ba?”
Me: “Yes you did.”

Papershoot HK 8-min

Me: “What’s this photo about?”
Luke: “About daddy and mommy, smiling. And then you’re getting.”
Me: “Im getting what?”
Luke: “DUUUUNOOOO!” *in a sing song voice*

Papershoot HK 9-min

Luke: “On the Star Wars store!”
Me: “What’s daddy doing?”
Luke: “Pointing at mommy!”
Me: “Why did he point at mommy?”

Papershoot HK 10-min

Luke: “It’s a Small World! There’s rain rain!”
Me: “It’s not real rain. It’s just the rainforest scene.”
Luke: “It’s real rain, yan!”
Me: “Is Small World your favorite ride?”
Luke: “Ya, more than Tea Cups, more than Slinky.”

Papershoot HK 11-min

Luke: “That is Small World again. I picture the baby.”
Me: “Why?”
Me: “What can you tell me about the baby?”
Luke: “Wala (Nothing!)”

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  • Reply
    Hadas Aharon
    October 29, 2017 at 1:59 am

    this is cute!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Aww thanks Hadas

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    October 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    It’s so cute that you gave Luke his own little camera to use! I love the vintage look of the camera. Hey, the scratches make it look more authentic ;).

    Luke has a bright future with photography! His commentaries are great. It’s cool to see that the Disneyland is pretty consistent to the one in Cali! :)

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Nancy, aww thank you. He’s really interested in taking photos so maybe we’ll help him more with that if continues to show interest!! Really wish I could bring him to the Disneyland in Anaheim!! Soon, soon by God’s grace! Hehe

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    Susie @ Mile High Dreamers
    October 30, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Haha this is SUCH a cute idea! Those are some pretty great photos for a 2.5 year old! I think you’ve got a little photographer on your hands! I love that he took pictures of you guys too. Disneyland has some of my favorite memories growing up. I love that you guys take him! And this is such a great way to have him remember!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm

      Aww thanks Susie!! Let’s see if he continues to take interest in photography 😉 Haha!

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    November 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I have never seen that camera before… so cute that he can take his own pictures! They turned out great! Wish I could meet your son in person haha he’s great!

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 2, 2017 at 3:05 am

      Hey Kim hope we could meet you soon too! Hehe. Yes the camera is awesome!

  • Reply
    November 2, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Luke has great eyes for beautiful captions. The photos are wonderful, It is a little similar to pictures I would take. That is one fantastic durable camera for kids.

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Katya aww thanks so much. Yes Papershoot is a lovely camera for kids! Very kid-friendly!

  • Reply
    November 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    This is honestly the cutest thing I’ve come across all day!! I’m glad Luke got to share what Disneyland is for him ;D

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 5, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Haha thanks Eena. Yeah it’s really from his POV!

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    November 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    This is so cute!! <3 Luke's photos are impressive, I wouldn't think these were shot by a 2.5 year old! It's so nice to see how he enjoyed Disneyland. Would you be doing this again on your future trips with Luke?

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 5, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Yes would love to do something like this again next time on our next trip! I’m glad to see you guys enjoy it!

  • Reply
    November 7, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    This is such a cute post! and such good pictures, what an amazing little boy you have! xxx

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Aww thank you so much! <3

  • Reply
    November 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    This blog post made me smile! Luke’s commentaries are amusing. Mr. Potato Head’s paper does look like a Magic Carpet when you think about it. Nagmana ata yung anak mo sa yo in terms of eye for artistic detail hehehe

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Haha aww thank you!! I know, after he said that I was like “Hmm, can’t blame you for thinking it’s a magic carpet…” Hahaha.

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    November 12, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Ooo I love this idea! And the commentary is so cute! I have never heard of that camera, but it sounds perfect for kids since it won’t break easily. I would love to see more posts like this! :)

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      November 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thanks Heidi, I’ll definitely do something like this again on our next trip! 😉

  • Reply
    Stella Encina
    January 31, 2018 at 11:38 am

    You always have the best idea? I don’t even have a child but I was teary while reading this post lol. Isn’t it nice, no? Looking at the pictures captured by your beloved son? <3 <3

    • Reply
      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      January 31, 2018 at 2:08 pm

      Aww Stella, yeah it’s so true!! It’s so memorable talaga. Thank you :)

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