San Diego Family Photographer Testimonials - Baobab Photography

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Sandy S.

Working with Hayley was a joy. We had pictures taken of our three grandchildren, and boy did she deliver! Thank you Hayley, not only for your creativity in taking the pictures, but in giving us memories we shall always cherish.

San Diego Beach Family Photo Session

Alex H.

Hayley/Baobab Photography was a dream to work with for our family photos in the North County Area. She immediately got a conversation going with my almost three year old which made it so easy for him to listen to her and to not be scared about the process. She also easily directed the rest of our family including my husband, my infant, my in laws and our larger than life dog! Our pictures at dusk turned out absolutely beautiful— just how I’d hoped.

Setting up the shoot with Hayley was professional, efficient, and easy. She has her packages clearly outlined on her website making it easy to understand what you’ll be getting. She also sent great handouts with advice for how to dress the family for the photos which were very helpful.

Hayley is very prompt with communication and answered all my questions. And payments were a breeze with no surprises. I’m already planning another session with Baobab with my parents and my kids later this year.

San Diego Beach Family Photo Session

Rachael N.

We really enjoyed working with Hayley. She was very professional and dedicated to getting us excellent photos! At the end of our photoshoot she was soaking wet! She was quick to respond to all my emails. The final photos were quick to be delivered too. We love how they turned out! We will treasure them forever.

Family photography in San Diego

Marta M.

[Hayley] was extremely quick and responsive to all of my requests and even accommodated some time with me for a fitting before the day of the shoot. The scenery recommendation for the shoot was stunning and her timing for the perfect lighting was impeccable. I love my maternity photos and would highly recommend her for your photography needs.

San Diego Maternity Photographer

Katy C.

We had such a lovely time during our session with Hayley. We did a mermaid session (my son dressed as a pirate). The photos are gorgeous. I absolutely recommend Hayley. She is so personable and her photos are amazing! It was a wonderful experience.

San Diego Mermaid

Jennifer J.

My family traveled to San Diego for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and the one thing my mom wanted was family portraits on the beach. After contacting several photographers, I chose Hayley because she was so responsive, helpful and I loved how her gallery showed lovely natural light. She worked so well with our large group and many requests (cousins, grandparents, etc) and was kind and energetic throughout the whole thing. My entire family said the photo shoot was a highlight of the trip. The images were ready within a week, and they are gorgeous. We couldn’t be happier.

Family shoot by Crystal Pier in San Diego.

Krissy M.

It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with Hayley for our maternity photo shoot! She was quick to respond and thorough in all of our communication while maintaining a professional and enjoyable relationship throughout the entire process. Getting professional photos taken was a first for me and my husband, and Hayley made us both feel extremely comfortable from figuring out what we should wear to taking the actual photos. The photos themselves turned out absolutely beautifully with how Hayley skillfully captured the natural light on the coast at sunset. I HIGHLY recommend working with Hayley at Baobab Photography if you get the opportunity!

San Diego Beach Maternity Photographer

Kathy A.

Hayley was referred to us by a friend and we couldn’t be more grateful! We did a family photo shoot with her while we were recently in town from Chicago. Before we arrived, she was quick to answer all my questions over e-mail. The day of our shoot, the tide was higher than we would have liked it to be at our selected location, but she quickly came up with a plan B and it was perfect. She was great with our kids and had lots of creative ideas for how to take our pictures. Hayley got the images back to us quickly and they all came out amazingly. I highly recommend her!

Family photo shoot at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad.

Lauren S.

I have worked with Hayley several times, and have had a great experience every time. Hayley knows the best places in San Diego to take photos and takes all the details (ex: time of day, high and low tides) into account. Hayley is friendly and easy to work with. If you’re not very comfortable in front of the camera, she is very helpful in suggesting poses.

As well as being an excellent photographer, Hayley has fantastic editing skills and the photos always come out beautifully. 5 stars!

Maternity photo shoot at sunset in La Jolla

Ashley H.

Working with Hayley was such a great experience! She was so good with my 3 little ones, and somehow was able to capture a multitude of photos with all of them looking at the camera and smiling (nearly impossible with 1, 3, and 5 year olds). I love all the candid shots she got as well. I would definitely work with her again!

Family holding hands along the beach in San Diego

Jennifer S.

We could not have been happier with the experience of the photo shoot, and the finished product! There were 10 Family members in our photo shoot. Hayley was great at orchestrating the event. We found Boabab Photography online and had no experience with Hayley, I would definitely recommend Baobab Photography! Thanks again Hayley for capturing our family memories!

Family walking hand in hand on the beach at Windandsea

Hillary E.

Hayley is a dream to work with and an amazing photographer! Highly recommended! She did my maternity photoshoot last year and my son’s 1st birthday cake smash ON THE BEACH!! Which is no easy task!! She handled every obstacle with ease including, but not limited too, tides rolling in, many set moves and forgotten cake which delayed the whole production! Thank you Hayley for everything! These photos will be cherished forever!

Morgan D.

I had such a wonderful experience working with Hayley. She helped me find a dress to wear and ensured that I was comfortable during the entire shoot. The resulting photos were more amazing than I could have imagined. Thank you Hayley!

Husband and wife in the waves at Scripps Pier at sunset

Tisha S.

Hayley is an extremely talented photographer, and has a special knack working with young children. The mermaid photo shoot that we did with her was stress-free, and my daughter and niece had so much fun dressing up with all of Hayley’s incredible mermaid tails, tops, and accessories! The photos turned out beautiful, and will be cherished for years to come! I look forward to working with her in the future for a family photo shoot.

Two little pink and purple mermaids on the beach in San Diego at sunset

Kerry S.

I’m not a particularly confident person, so was very apprehensive about having a maternity shoot. However, I took the plunge, and I am so very glad I did. Hayley chose the location- a beautiful spot with a forest and rock formations. She helped me to choose the right outfit and took the time to befriend my 4 year old, who watched the photoshoot. Hayley was patient and kind, chatty and it felt as though I was in the company of a great friend. The photos that she delivered are absolutely stunning. Her eye for location and pose is great and her skills of composition are fabulous. It was hard to choose a few favourite photos. If I could, I would use Hayley for every family event. I felt as though she took the time to know me as a person before shooting and therefore she got the true me (and bump) in the pics. I could not recommend her more. If you are lucky enough to have a special occasion to capture, Hayley won’t disappoint you.

Thank you for the photos Hayley. I will treasure them forever!

Heidi R.

We were in San Diego for vacation and decided to find a local photographer for family pics on the beach. She was very responsive and accommodating to our schedule. She is great with kids and very patient. We were extremely happy with our pictures. Fantastic quality!

Family sitting on the beach at Scripps Pier in La Jolla

Mandy H.

We used Hayley to do the Mermaid Shoot for my daughter’s 8th birthday. She was not only prepared with tons of accessories and an outfit for my daughter to use, she was super professional and had great ideas. We loved how the shoot turned out. Everyone always comments on how well they came out. I appreciate her making my daughter feel like a little mermaid princess for the day.

San Diego Mermaid sitting on a rock

Amber N.

This was the best photo shoot experience my family and I have ever had. My husband and I needed professional headshots as well as family photos and Hayley surpassed our expectations in both. Our children are very active, and she not only spent time with us for a while before the shot helping the kids to warm up and relax around her, but she also brought fun props for the kids to play with helping to bring out their adorable personalities in the photos. The head shots were relaxed and natural, exactly what we were looking for as we didn’t want typical studio portraits. I would whole heartedly recommend Hayley for all your photography needs.

Family standing on South Ponto Beach jetty in Carlsbad

Kristen M.

I am so grateful to have found Baobab photography to do family pictures in honor of our youngest turning 1. The pictures turned out better than I had hoped! Although it is no easy task getting 3 little boys to cooperate with pictures instead of playing on the beach, Hayley managed to keep them engaged and got stunning photos of them both together and separately. We will be scheduling again with her if we are in the area again! Thank you Hayley!

Family standing underneath Scripps Pier in La Jolla

Natalee P.

We loved our experience with Hayley! She was willing to literally get down in the water and sand to get us the shots we needed. She let me borrow one of her beautiful maternity gowns to make the photos dreamy, and she even went to the location early to make sure conditions were favorable. We will treasure our beautiful maternity photos forever!

Woman in boho dress at Scripps Pier maternity shoot

Jenny G.

While vacationing in southern California with my family, I was so lucky to find Hayley and set up a quick photo shoot. The pictures she took were beautiful! She was very flexible with booking a date and time (which had to be changed several times due to weather and travel schedules). She made my entire family feel at ease and the kids loved working with her because she made it fun. She even helped us coordinate our outfits. The photographs she took were amazing…she is a master at setting up beautiful shots and her use of light is stunning. I’m thankful for the wonderful memories she captured for my family.

Family posing underneath the Oceanside Pier

April R.

We traveled from Colorado to take my daughter’s senior pictures. They all came out amazing and made it hard to decide on a favorite. Hayley kept us updated from the time I contacted her until the time we received the photos. Great price, great quality and she was available on a short notice. Hayley was on time and prepared, she made my daughter feel comfortable and like a model. Thanks Hayley! Family, friends, or anyone in the San Diego area needing or wanting to have a photo session, I highly recommend Hayley.

Christina C.

Hayley did a fantastic job with our son’s Senior photo shoot. She was on time, had all her gear, knew when to take photos due to lighting being at its best. The photos speak for themselves. It was extremely difficult to find 10 so we ended up with 30, they were ALL so amazing!!!! I would highly recommend Baobab Photography for your next event! Thanks again Hayley!!!