About the Book
Mr. Wrigley also owned the Chicago Cubs professional baseball team and invited them to hold their spring training on the island. Following Mrs. Wrigley's death, the home was owned by the Santa Catalina Island Company and used as a tourist attraction. In the 1970s, the home was given to the University of Southern California to be used as a conference center. In 1985, the present innkeepers secured a long-term lease of the property and created the successful business known today as The Inn on Mt. Ada.
This book contains the best of the thousands of photographs I did of the Inn on Mt Ada while I was there relaxing with my wife, photographing weddings, and judging and exhibiting at the Catalina Festival of Art over a 10 year period.
Doug launched Doug Gifford Photography in 1981 as a full-service commercial photography studio. A recognized expert in his field, with years of experience, Doug understands the differences between imagery used for commercial, advertising, editorial, PR, and personal purposes, and how to use his technical expertise to create them for each use, in any style. His exceptional people skills and professionalism have given him the opportunity to be trusted to work with thousands of clients to create extraordinary visual content of people, events, performances, products, and services in many different market segments around the world.