As a Dog Photographer here in Orange County, sunny Southern California, I'm sincerely grateful to live close to the beach.
Beaches are my favorite places. The other night, some friends and I were talking about what rejuvenates each of us, and for me — it's the beach.
To me, time slows down at the beach. It's the only place I know of where I feel like I'm having fun and time is flying...but I look at the watch, and only an hour has passed.
That's why when you bring dogs into the mix, it's a taste of heaven on earth for me.
Now, imagine if those dogs are short, stumpy, sturdy, balls of fur with the most ridiculous peach-shaped waggles. Welcome to So Cal Corgi Beach Day.
You know there's a phenomenon happening when Corgi owners are flying from out-of-state and even from out-of-country to be part of this event with more than 1,000 guests in attendance.
This is my third So Cal Corgi Beach Day, and it’s by far my favorite yet.
This time, my wife, Leanna, and our Westie, Maya, joined the fun. Maya was an "Honorary Corgi" for the day.
Kelly, Dan, and Mr. Pickles — the founders of So Cal Corgi Beach Day - continue to put on an extraordinary family-friendly event full of adorable Corgi contests, food trucks, shopping, tattoos for dogs, photo booths, a Corgi kissing booth, bacon-flavored bubbles, and celebrity Corgis with more Instagram followers than the population of several nations. But more importantly, the entire event is designed to educate humans and point them to Queen’s Best Stumpy Dog Rescue, a non-profit in Los Angeles determined to rescue Corgis from high-kill shelters, to rehabilitate and rehome them.