" As a talent agent I highly recommend Hal. I love his use of natural light, his relaxed style and his finished product. I need pictures that are attractive but actually LOOK like the actors. So many times I get airbrushed model type shots that just are not appropriate for the film industry, Hal understands what an actor really needs. Hal has a unique ability to capture colouring, character and charisma. He can get many different looks from a single performer in a single session......Hal is a pleasure to work with, charges reasonable rates and consistently puts out a great product. " -- -- -- Ciel Crosby, Sky Talent.
" Hal, You are an amazing photographer, professional in every way. You have taken award winning photographs that are opening doors to me as an actor, auditions as well as roles in film, and I am excited at the opportunities which you have helped me create. Because of your encouragement and enthusiasm, I felt relaxed and confident during the shoot and that is what is expressed in the pictures, a confident, powerful person. You found the authentic me that shines in your images.I highly recommend you as the photographer needed for all actors to get that perfect headshot that brings out their own true self. Thank you wholeheartedly." - Sara Campbell
" Your photography goes way beyond the typical and expected. You did an amazing job capturing our son's personality! " - - - Lynn M.
" When you need professional headshots, it can sometimes be a hassle- it's expensive, and photo shoots can be really tedious. My experience with 5:1 Photography was nothing short of amazing. I felt comfortable and relaxed, and this was obviously because I trusted Hal completely from what I'd heard about him and from our conversations prior. He had the perfect handle on what we needed to accomplish, and his way of pulling that out of me was so calm and warm. I would happily recommend 5:1 Photography to anyone! "Krista L.
Dear Hal and KirstenI can't believe how long it took me to get back to you.Too many good photos to choose from. Let me just say a few words about your service. Sometimes photo sessions can end up being a bit awkward. But you guys were so warm and welcoming, you put me at ease at once. I was very pleased by the number and quality of the shots you took. The variety of moods and looks you achieved was overwhelming. Also your system for ordering is very straight forward and easy to follow. I have to say I am thoroughly delighted with my whole experience at 521 Photography.Nancy M.
"Thanks again SO much! Love the pics!" --- Danielle & Mike