Walt Grondona of Coburg had the sweetest idea last summer. In addition to offering photography for families and pets as he has for years, he would serve ice cream. He crowned his expanded business “Walt’s Photography & Ice Cream,” and lickety split, things got more fun.
Open each summer “when it stops raining” and closed “when it starts raining again,” the shop offers hand-scooped premium Tillamook ice cream in 12 flavors — vanilla for the dogs, he says, “so no upset tummies.”
One recent customer was Smiggy (pronounced “Smidgie”), winner of Spot’s 2017 Willamette Valley Cover Model Search, for which Walt is often the official Cover Model photographer. Smiggy’s mom Kristi says her friendly Beagle not only loved the ice cream, he was crazy about Grondona. “Walt was wonderful,” she says, “he was so good with my dog.”
Kristi says Smiggy told her, “I like ice cream!” and that he had a ball with the shoot and with Walt. “I will definitely go back, says Kristi, “and will recommend Walt’s Photography to others.”
Walt enjoyed it too. “We had the most fun!” he says, adding that “Smiggy was just wonderful — he did everything asked of him.” Of course that’s what great models do.
After the photo shoot that proved to be fun for everyone, Walt says, “we had a little ice cream.”
Stop by Walt’s Photography & Ice Cream and get a photo of your best friend for $5, and an ice cream for $5.
The fun is on the house.
Walt’s Photography & Ice Cream