Engagement at the beach in Imperial Beach CA.

It was such a beautiful night for a beach family session with this cute couple and their dogs.  Their dogs were fun and well behaved, the sky was changing colors and the sun was so golden. You could see and feel the love between them. Everything was going as planned and as we were wrapping up our session and about to head home, we had a surprise engagement!

I am so honored to be a part of it and so excited that I was able to capture this special moment for them to keep and cherish forever.


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.