Sunset Mermaid Session in San Diego - Baobab Photography

Sunset Mermaid Session

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!

Beach mermaid photography in San Diego

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?

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.

IS THIS SHOOT JUST FOR GIRLS?

No way! Boys are absolutely welcome to dress up too.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE SHOOT?

You get a 60 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.

WHERE DOES THE SHOOT TAKE PLACE?

There are several beach options around San Diego to choose from, depending on the tide level on the day of your session.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

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.

CAN I ADD ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO THE SHOOT?

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.

HOW DO I BOOK A 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.)

HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?

$350

Additional children or adults may be included in the shoot for $150/person.

  • 60 Minute photo shoot
  • 5 Digital images with print release (and 3 extra digital images per additional mermaid)
  • Tail, top, jewelry and mermaid accessories provided
  • Necklace souvenir for each participant
  • Private online gallery to view images

Kind Words From Past Mermaids

Diana G.

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!

Two mermaids sitting on a rock in San Diego
Mandy H.

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.

San Diego Mermaid looking at her tail
Rosalinda G.

A fantastic experience doing a mermaid shoot! The photos came out amazing.

Pregnant mermaid and her daughter on a beach in San Diego

Hi, I’m Hayley!

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!

Baobab Photography's photographer Hayley

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