Thanks for your interest but I am no longer taking sessions in San Diego.
Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid!
Make your little one's Ariel wishes come true this summer with a magical sunset mermaid session. This fairy tail session is designed around your child's own personal mermaid dreams. From tails and tops of every color to a great selection of accessories, your little one can choose their very own mermaid look!
As long as your child is able to sit up, they can be a mermaid. Many little ones love getting the chance to wear a tail but some children younger than 3 may not enjoy the feeling of having their legs constrained. For children under 3 I recommend using my toddler tail which lets them have their feet sticking out at the bottom of the fin, allowing them to still be able to walk.
No way! Boys are absolutely welcome to dress up too.
You get a 30 minute photo session complete with outfit and accessories. Each session also includes 5 high res edited digital images and a small gift for each mermaid at the end of the session.
There are several beach options around San Diego to choose from, depending on the tide level on the day of your session.
I will provide the tail, top and all the accessories needed to make your shoot magical. All you need to bring is a pair of bathing suit bottoms to wear underneath your tail and a towel. If you would like to have you or your child’s hair and makeup done, please do so before the session begins.
Yes! I have multiple tails in different sizes so friends, siblings, parents, etc. are all welcome to be a part of the shoot. Mommy and Me mermaid sessions are always fun! Each additional person is $150 which also includes 3 additional digital images. Maximum of 4 people per session.
A retainer fee of $200 is required to secure your date on my calendar. The remaining balance will be due by the day of the shoot. This retainer fee is non-refundable if you choose to cancel your shoot but it can be put towards another mermaid shoot if you would like to reschedule. If there are no other mermaid session dates available, the retainer can be put towards a different kind of photo session that I offer (family, couples, maternity, etc.)
Additional children or adults may be included in the shoot for $150/person.
My girls did their mermaid photoshoot and...the results were AMAZING!! [Hayley] was very patient, had a variety of props to use, and even gave my girls a small gift at the end of their photoshoot which was a total surprise and they loved. Definitely the sweetest and best photographer!
We loved how the shoot turned out. Everyone always comments on how well [the photos] came out. I appreciate her making my daughter feel like a little mermaid princess for the day.
A fantastic experience doing a mermaid shoot! The photos came out amazing.
I’m a natural light photographer based in beautiful San Diego and I love creating magic! These mermaid sessions grew from my love of all things mermaid. Like so many kids, The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie growing up, and I became enchanted with life under the sea.
While the dream of growing up and being a real mermaid didn't pan out, I get to do the next best thing - give other kids an amazing experience and let them live out their mermaid dreams!
I’ll respond as soon as I can with some more information.