East Coast Fall Family session

This family photo session was taken while visiting family on the east coast. The combination of the natural and neutral setting of the North Carolina terrain, and the rich, warm tones in the clothing of this family is the perfect recipe for beautiful fall family photos! The photos on the boardwalk by the water are some of my favorites because of the dramatic, yet serene image you get with the reflection. I love finding scenic and charming places to capture when taking photos out of the studio. The natural smiles and stunning sunset made this family session the absolute essence


Mommy and Me pictures in San Diego California

The relationship with our mother grows and changes as we move from childhood to adults. As kids, there is no one else who can soothe us like our mom could. As teenagers, we challenge our mother as we start to develop independence. As adults, we move into a friendship with each other. The special relationship that exists between a mother and daughter deserves to be celebrated. It is the time that we spend together laughing, playing, adventuring that, as parents, we want to hold on to. We want to savor this time in our lives together because it really   does  



Hi there! My name is Ashlee Hayden. I am a professional photographer based out of San Diego, CA.

Actually, I have 2 full-time jobs: mother and photographer. I am mom to three sprightly boys, one feisty girl, and a wife to a very loving and supportive husband who has made my photography dreams possible. I have loved taking photos for as long as I can remember, and have been capturing memories professionally since 2011. This has allowed me the flexibility to do what I love while spending a lot of much needed time with my quickly growing children.