We might look like another hipster photography couple - I might wear a fedora when Alexis isn't looking - but we assure you that we are much more than that. We escaped our midwest hometowns in search of better scenery and more like-minded people, but we didn't trade hard work for the beach. Our backgrounds are in business, retail, styling, fitness and media and we'll get your photos back to you before the honeymoon phase is over.

What we care about most is capturing the moments that you hold closest to your heart.

Just show up with what you love and let us take care of the rest.


  3009 Grape Street, San Diego, CA 92103





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 South Park, 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 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. 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 lessons on ukelele (in an attempt to be the next Carol King) and building her vintage clothing business on Instagram (@samesamevintage).


Todd sent us his own bio but we decided not to use it.

Here's what you need to know about Todd. First off, is the fact that he has his own custom slogan around the office, "Thank godd for Todd." Pretty much every time we need something, forget something, or hate something, there's Todd with the answer. He just works like that.

Todd is a quiet fellow. He enjoys his time alone to write and watch many superhero movies. In fact, we try to limit Todd's office hours because we think our constant banter is slowly driving him insane. On the other hand, Todd is a real hero with our clients. Professional, polite, and always ready to make any last minute adjustments to edits so they have exactly what they want within our insane turnaround times.

Basically Todd is the best. We don't really have a job title for him. I joke that I'll be turning the business over to him in a couple years so he could very well be the CEO by the time we update our site again. For now, let's say he is a Production Assistant, Chief Editor, and Master of the Shadows.

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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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