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Business Idea
Here's a business idea...

Build a giant sand man, line up some clients, take a few snaps and voila!

Quote:Photographer's Event Featuring Six-Foot-High 'Sand'Man at Beach Spreads Holiday Cheer Again This Year!

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bundled up in layers of warm clothes, waterproof boots and gloves, Dove Thiselton, owner of As Cute As It Gets Creative Photography, begins creating the ultimate in Orange County holiday cheer in the bitingly cold, pitch blackness of the beach at 4 a.m.

Lots of sand and buckets of ocean water later, a very merry sandman emerges grinning, eager to be dressed for Dove's first clients of the day. Families can choose to have him dressed with a Hawaiian, Santa or Frosty theme.


Dove is a local celebrity without even trying in Laguna Beach ... people passing through pull off of Pacific Coast Highway just to let their kids see the Sandman and local parents make special trips to just drive their family through the parking lot to get a glimpse of her creation. This is only the third year she has offered the sandman, yet it sold out months in advance. In fact, her wait list is about as long as Santa's list this year!

As Cute As It Gets Creative Photography was founded in 2002 by busy mom Dove Thiselton and it has grown by leaps and bounds. Dove is renowned for her adorable themed portraits in studio and on location and last but not least, her zany repertoire with kids.

Despite the hard work to make him, the Sandman is Dove's favorite event: "When I get up at 2:30 a.m. and have to leave before my own little boys get up, knowing I won't be home until perhaps after their bedtime, I often feel a bit mixed about the event some mornings, but a few hours into it ... the moment I place his carrot nose on ... I just melt. He is just sooooo cute each time! I love the feeling too when the first family pulls up and walks up truly thrilled to have their portraits done with him. Kids just beam with excitement!"

The Sandman unfortunately gets toppled moments after the event each evening by kids. Dove and her team have to start "Sand"man from scratch each event day. "The minute I take the carrot and coals off of his face and turn and walk away, kids appear from out of nowhere. I don't know where they come from ... it's like they parachute down from a plane or something! Before I can even turn around, he is pretty much flattened. If OC Beaches allowed camping, I would consider guarding him all night long in the cold!" said Thiselton.

The Sandman's final weekend was scheduled for Nov. 20/21, but Dove has just added Nov 27/28 to accommodate those that have patiently been on her wait list for months.


As Cute As It Gets Creative Photography - Murrieta, CA
Dove Thiselton, owner
Telephone: 866-WAY-CUTE (866-929-2883)
Fax: (951) 461-1845
[email protected]

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Source: As Cute As It Gets Creative Photography

CONTACT: Dove Thiselton, owner, As Cute As It Gets Creative Photography,
+1-866-WAY-CUTE (866-929-2883), or Fax: +1-951-461-1845, or
[email protected]

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