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Wildly Creative.

Highly Organized.

Insanely Fast.

Wildly Creative.

Highly Organized.

Insanely Fast.

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Wildly Creative

Highly Organized

Insanely Fast

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We specialize in photo + video for people and brands. What does that mean? You’re a person or a brand (or both) and we create content that you can use on your website, social media, and digital ads. We shoot everything. Literally. That looking off camera laughing headshot showing your audience how awesome your life is even if you might be secretly crying from stress on the inside - we do that. Product flatlays. Lifestyle shoots with the coolest kids. And videos. Everything from your Brand Trailer to snack-sized 15 second vertical videos for IG.

We specialize in photo + video for people and brands. What does that mean? You’re a person or a brand (or both) and we create content that you can use on your website, social media, and digital ads. We shoot everything. Literally. That looking off camera laughing headshot showing your audience how awesome your life is even if you might be secretly crying from stress on the inside - we do that. Product flatlays. Lifestyle shoots with the coolest kids. And videos. Everything from your Brand Trailer to snack-sized 15 second vertical videos for IG.

OUR WORK

Pictures are better than words, so we’ll let them talk. Just remember, we do photo + video. And we’re nice.  

Pictures are better than words, so we’ll let them talk. Just remember, we do photo + video. And we’re nice.  

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Being in business in this age is hard. Not only do you have to be good at your particular trade, you also have to make everyone online think you’re ballin out of control. Needing to look cool is stressful. It can take you out of your rhythm and make you question if you’re good enough. We totally get it. We’re sensitive. Which is why we will help you love the process of creating content for your brand. Even if you’re a curmudgeon - we’ll still make you laugh at some point along the way.

OUR STUDIO

This beauty of a loft is located downtown in East Village. We have it setup to shoot multiple sets simultaneously. At a typically loft shoot we’ll be shooting line sheet portraits on the white seamless while also doing product flatlay mounted from overhead and then even some lifestyle shots against our brick wall in the West Elm goals living room set. To understand the value more, we asked our client, Tiny Trucker, to summarize their experience during a day long shoot at the loft - “I love working with Hale Productions! They have an amazing team and are fun and easy to work with. I’m always impressed by how much they can accomplish in a single shoot. In our last shoot, we were able to capture our Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer Line all in one day. We were also able to get videos for Instagram. I highly recommend them! Quality work and great people.”

OUR TEAM

Don’t get us wrong, we love what we do. But we love each other more. Our fun, down to earth approach to production is contagious on shoots. Our clients are usually trying to get our numbers or invite us to their bday brunch the next morning.
We take it as a good sign.

KIRK

FOUNDER + PRODUCER

Kirk was raised in metro Detroit on a steady diet of meat, potatoes and team sports. As a competitive athlete, he relied on his power and dominant attitude to excel. Years later, when he took up martial arts, he was tossed around a sweaty dojo for months by various women and children. This led to an exploration of ancient Eastern philosophies, which, in turn, led Kirk to Taiwan, where he taught English, studied martial arts and ate a lot of delicious and strange street food.

Today he owns Hale Productions with his wife in San Diego. He has traveled the world taking photos and making videos for hundreds of clients in different fields. Some of the most notable are lululemon, Chosen Foods, and Shutterfly. In his spare time he is training to be a legit horse whisperer in Ramona.

ALEXIS

Creative Stylist + Photographer

Alexis is definitely the fun one. Her lightness and ability to connect with clients on a human level has brought a nice, gentle touch to Hale and is a good contrast to her husband's compulsive obsession with lists, schedules, and deliverables. We call her the set mom as she is always packing bags full of snacks and making sure everyone has enough water to drink.

Alexis handles a lot of the creativity and styling. She has been working in retail since she was a teenager, when she started her own clothing brand in Buffalo, NY. When she's not creating the look and feel of Hale's shoots, she is taking guitar lessons (in an attempt to be the next Carole King), lying on the floor taking pictures of her dog son Woody and building her vintage clothing business on Instagram (@samesamevintage).

GENEVIEVE

Assistant Producer

Gen wears tall shoes to the office so she can see things. We keep an emergency cold brew in the fridge for when she starts playing Dashboard Confessional on Spotify. She can be quiet sometimes but it's usually only when she's upset that we didn't put the equipment away correctly and she doesn't have the heart to tell us.

Gen is slowly and quietly taking over the video department. It won't be long before we're all working for her. Which we know is her plan. And we're okay with it because even though she is small she's kind of scary. She has the mysterious nickname of video ninja which is one part flattering and another part borderline racist.

When she isn't making our videos look like mega brand ads she plays drums in a band with her mean black cat and deaf white cat. We don't know the cats names because she didn't tell us.

RACHEL

Photographer

Rachel takes far too many photos. It's actually a problem. We try to curb her habit but it's useless, we just keep hearing the shutter click. In her defense, she gets lost in the moment and everything is so pretty to her. Clients are usually pleased with the 1800 photos they get for a 30 minute portrait session.

She loves her cats more than she's comfortable admitting and they make the perfect models. She wishes she were born in the 70s and daydreams of patterns and vintage furniture. If you can't find her she's most likely sun drunk in Palm Springs or in a cypher circle at The Whistle Stop.

She plays really well with other kids but not so much glass coffee tables. They seem to be a problem for her. She's also an actress and sometimes we have her shoot a full day with a Ukrainian accent.

Diana

Production Assistant

Like Kirk, Diana is from Michigan. Which means every time she does something good he says, "Pure Michigan." We've been working with her for a few months and have been blown away by her obsession with perfection. It's likely a problem in her personal life but it plays really well for us.

Diana is responsible for a lot of the shot pulling and production planning as well as our beautiful Instagram feed. When she doesn't have the shakes from an F45 bootcamp we let her take pictures too, and it turns out she is a darn good photographer.

Most notably, Diana's dad likes to send text emoticons and has brought us our most common office phrase, "It's your papa!" in the voice of a panda bear.

HOW IT WORKS

We really just need to know where you want the content to go. Is it for your website? If so, which pages? Is it for social media? Cool, how many days a week do you want to post? From there we can plan for your shoot - via phone or in person - and determine which package works best for you. Whether you need photo, video, or a combination of the two, we can make it happen.

We’ll move into planning - style guidelines, location scouting, model sourcing, etc.

Then it’s production - our team will work like ninjas during the shoot to capture your hopes and dreams

And where we really earn our bread - editing. Photoshoots are editing within 3-5 days and videos are typically done within 10.

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Hale Production Studios is a full-service photography, videography and brand management company. We are located in South Park, San Diego but are willing & able to follow you on whatever adventures you seek, with a camera in hand.

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