Overall, it was a great experience working with Baron; I would work with him in the future, and recommend him to friends and family.
I hired Baron to take pictures of my extended family at a remote location north of Santa Barbara as a gift to my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. The group included 15 people - parents, kids with their spouses, and grandkids - ranging in ages 3 to 73. From the start, I appreciated Baron's enthusiasm for the job he was quick to respond to emails and expressed interest in working with my family. He also had reasonable prices.
The day of the shoot, I was pleasantly surprised that he had arrived early to scope out locations and meet each family member. He worked quickly to get large group shots, pictures of each of the immediate families, and headshots of each individual. Baron is a multi-tasker; while shooting a group, he was conscious of keeping everyone in the group engaged by using his comments and jokes, adjusted individual poses, and kept an eye on the overall composition of the picture. The whole shoot took just over an hour. Many family members commented on what a quick and pleasant experience it was getting all the pictures taken. He had a website up within 2 days of the shoot so we could preview and order our pictures.
Our pictures came out great! Everyone looked relaxed and natural, the colors were rich, Baron delivered our order promptly after it was submitted. As a bonus, they pictures were mailed to me wrapped in pretty paper and placed in sturdy box.
There are only a few details that could have been improved: the colors of the pictures on the website appeared to be slightly richer than the printed pictures, and we somehow overlooked getting an individual picture of my mom. I say we because Baron was very good at asking - several times - if there were other pictures we wanted to take, and none of us noticed that my mom didnt have an individual picture.