Photo Tips

Filming with Disney Baby to Capture Your First Stories

Me Ra Koh

Exciting News!!!  Brian and I are CRAZY excited to share a special project with you!  We had the honor of being invited by Disney (YES!  DISNEY!!) to teach Photo Tips on capturing your baby’s story!

DisneyBaby is running a HUGE photo contest called “Little Characters” for babies 0-24 months with grand prizes

awarding thousands of dollars to your baby’s college education, sending your whole family on an amazing vacation and MORE!  The contest is free to enter, and some of the biggest prizes are going to the photo entries that get voted for the most times!  (Yep, enter your baby’s photo and then call EVERY ONE you know or and then some to vote for your photo, AND they can all vote DAILY!)

Along with the contest, DisneyBaby wanted to also offer inspiring video content to their viewers on how to capture your baby’s story!  Enter me!  (yeah, crazy dance, cartwheels…well, actually, I’ve never been able to do a cartwheel, but crazy happy dance again!!)

I did a call out through my Facebook Page for some cutie baby volunteers (make sure you’ve liked my FB page b/c more Call Outs coming this summer!).  It happened to work out that a former bride of ours, and her sweet baby Neo, were picked which made the shoot that much more special!

After a full day of shooting, we have two fun videos to share!

Check em out!

This is Part 2!  (Can I say that I LOVE what I do!!!  Yep, LOVE IT!)

Share the videos with your new parent friends and then for heaven’s sake, enter your baby’s photo and calendar a reminder to everyone you know to vote EVERY DAY!!! If you win the family vacation to Jamaica, I get to come too!  See all prizes here!

And for those of you who have been on this journey with me for years, watching this dream building unfold each step of the way, if you have time and want to post a comment on DisneyBaby YouTube’s Channel for Video 1 and Video 2, it never-ever hurts.  Maybe something like, “We want more photo tip videos from Me Ra and Disney!”  πŸ™‚  Just an idea…



p.s.  The warmest thank you to Marian, Greg and baby Neo for making this special project extra, extra special!  Love you guys!


  1. That is pretty freakin’ awesome, MeRa Koh!!!! You rock!

  2. BreAnna says:

    This is very exciting! I LOVE the videos and my little toddler loved watching the adorable baby (and the baby’s Mickey diaper)!! Me Ra, you have a perfect personality, voice, smile etc. for film. It’s no wonder babies love having you take their photos! πŸ™‚

    I just love your tips and I love Disney…so this just makes me so happy! πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations on your work with Disney! Exciting news.

  4. super excited for y’all…congrats!

  5. Thanks ladies!! Our whole family has been excited about this project!

  6. This is incredible! Nice work! πŸ™‚

  7. awwwhh, thanks for sharing the videos. Love the sweet baby and the beautiful light. I have a smile that will last the rest of the day now!

  8. Jane says:

    Amazing Mera! πŸ™‚

  9. Jennifer Tacbas says:

    Holy crap! This is awesome!!! I love this opportunity for you and those videos…so precious and perfect! Congrats, girl! Your hard work keeps paying off!

  10. Congratulations!! The video was great. Was the the a99 camera body? What lens did you use?

  11. Laura Falcon. I was shooting with the a900 SONY DSLR and the 24-700mm lens, Carl Zeiss, f/2.8 MWAH!

  12. Awesome!! My mother-in-law bought me that lens last month as a gift, I was shocked!! I heard you can’t get the a900 anymore…hoping they are coming out with a replacement. That was a great video! Thanks.

  13. LOVE these videos MeRa and Brian Tausend! So fabulous. πŸ™‚

  14. pascaline says:

    Awesome job on Disney Job! You go! The baby was sooooo cute! loved the videos and photos. GREAT JOB MOM!:)

  15. pascaline says:

    Can’t wait to see your next blog! Thumbs up on this blog post!

  16. i’m smiling. πŸ™‚