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An Extravaganza Booth

The Fullerton Pooch Park’s 5th Anniversary celebration this past weekend was wonderful! There were all kinds of local vendors, agility and training demonstrations, food trucks, giveaways, the whole nine yards. We really had a great turnout! I met so many awesome people and their dogs. This is my first time doing an event as a vendor and it was a fantastic learning experience. My neighbor was Aimee Grove, a consultant for Thirty One Gifts. She’s super sweet and has an adorable beagle-dachshund mix named Pee Wee. And across the way was a booth for BARK therapy dogs – Beach Animals Reading with Kids. If only Dante could sit nicely for as long as their awesome dogs did!

I have to send out HUGE thanks to:

  • my mom for making the flower arrangements, bringing everything I didn’t think of, and helping me man the booth all day,
  • Nancy for loaning me the table and umbrella (and all her advice),
  • Nikki and Heather, for helping me sort out how to arrange my display, and
  • Lizzy for helping a frantic version of me narrow down which photos to get prints of.  :) (It’s like choosing your favorite child!)

Because I feel like I rarely see many photogs sharing their booth setups, here’s mine! Yes, I would have loved to have a slideshow going on an iPad, but while I’m saving up for one, an old-school portfolio book did the trick. Plus it got people to stop and chat longer.  ;)

Ellingsen Photography Fullerton Dog Park Event Vendor Booth

Like my shirt? It’s special just for volunteers at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.  :)

Ellingsen Photography Fullerton Dog Park Event Vendor Booth

I got really lucky when shopping for supplies for my display. All the prints and postcard flyers are from my awesome printer, ProDPI. The cute little branch-like stands I found on special at Michaels. The green basket, navy and white tablecloth and bone-shaped white dishes are from TJ Maxx. Once the sun and heat came out, the one holding my business cards became an impromptu water dish for visiting pups.

Ellingsen Photography Fullerton Dog Park Event Vendor Booth Details
Ellingsen Photography Fullerton Dog Park Event Vendor Booth Details
Ellingsen Photography Fullerton Dog Park Event Vendor Booth Details

The whole event is designed to raise funds for the Fullerton Dog Park Foundation, because they manage the property on behalf of the City – including annual re-seedings of the grass. Those don’t come cheap, so I was happy to help them out in some small way. I hope it was a huge fiscal success for them! You can see their photos of the event on Facebook right here.


Road Trippin' :: Encinitas

Before I was so rudely interrupted by illness, I had meant to share with you a few photos from the weekend before last, when my mom, Sarah and I ventured down to Encinitas to visit my cousin Sarah and her hubby Jim in their new(ish) condo. Of course we brought the pups!