There are hazards to photographing mermaids, namely, getting one's camera splashed on. These two were spotted in the Ivy Hotel's rooftop pool, when the San Diego Film Festival premiere party was just starting to pick up. It is notoriously difficult to get photos within the Ivy, a very chic, downtown San Diego hotel, but exceptions had been made for the SDFF event. My press pass got me into the VIP section, where I wove between designer dresses and Soprano worthy suits to request posed pictures or sneak candid shots.