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HaleChannel Studios

Chicopee , MA

LOCATION

165 Front Street, Studio 2417
Chicopee, MA 01013 US (map)

PHONE

800-254-4253

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

WEDDING WIRE 2014 COUPLES' CHOICE WINNER

Brian Hale has honed his craft since the early 1990s by creating stunning visual representations of peoples lives in western... Read more
WEDDING WIRE 2014 COUPLES' CHOICE WINNER

Brian Hale has honed his craft since the early 1990s by creating stunning visual representations of peoples lives in western Massachusetts and around the world. He is devoted to capturing moments, both posed and photojournalistic, that make images memorable and tell the wonderful story of your wedding day. His imagery is timeless, creative and polished. Brian has the experience and creative ability to handle your wedding photography or to capture your day in a stunning HD wedding video. He can coordinate props, styling and lighting to create a beautiful image with an interesting composition. In his studio or on location, his clients count on him to be innovative and get their job done right. Have Brian put his talents to work for you!

Photography Portfolio: http://www.HaleChannel.com/

Videography Portfolio: http://www.HaleChannelVideo.com/ Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All packages include skin softening, stray-hair fix and artistic enhancements for your photos at no extra cost with your wedding package. I often create images that are black and white with a "splash" of color.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Wedding photography is one of the most challenging fields of photography there is. I am asked to photograph a moving person dancing in the dark with colored lights flashing on them! With the right equipment any situation can be lit to look amazing. You have to love what you do to be successful in this business!
Is your media preference film or digital?
We only shoot digital. Photoshop is a huge part of what we do. Your photos will look perfect!
How many photographers do you work with?
I offer additional photographers and I recommend adding another shooter for weddings with 300+ guests. I shoot about 90% of our weddings with just myself and my assistant taking photos and that is more than sufficient coverage for most weddings. My videography coverage includes 2-videographers. I have a strong team of additional photographers and videographers available if needed. 
 
 Short answer:
 We have 6-photographers and 5-videographers ready to make the magic happen!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
I am at every wedding as the primary photographer.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I offer "unlimited hours on your wedding day" so I only book one event per day. That way, if you change times I have no problem being flexable for you.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I can have one of my seasoned photographers step in. I would feel really bad and I would try to make it right. This has never happened and I hope it never does!
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring (3x) Canon 60D cameras and a whole bag of lenses/accessories. My camera shoots at 18MP. - Large enough to print a 24x36" photo super sharp! I also use wireless flash setups for professional looking photos in any situation.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. I always have at least three cameras. (backup for my backup!)
Do you charge hourly or full day?
While most people hire me for unlimited hours, I also offer hourly packages to work with any budget.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Extra hours are billed at $200 for the primary photographer (Brian Hale) and $150/hr. for the 2nd photographer.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I don't require a meal break but it is appreciated!
Do you charge for travel?
Most jobs in western MA do not have a travel charge. Multiple locations on your wedding day are included.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I email a few "sneak peek" photos within a day or two. Often your photos will be finished and posted online within 1-2 weeks. Busy season (Sept,Oct) take aprox 6 to 8-weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Digital JPG. You will receive a flash drive of all photos and free XXL downloads available from http://www.HaleChannel.com/ (Password protection available)
How long can the client keep the proofs?
You can keep them to print and share forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes. I usually just ask for 1 or 2 photos to update my portfolio.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes. You get all of the photos on a flash drive. They are also available for you to download online in JPG format. (Password protection available)
Will images be available for viewing online?
All of the edited photos will be available online.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I sell hardcover albums with a photo cover and up to 120 pages. Visit http://www.HaleChannel.com/ for more information.
When will the client get the final album?
Albums take about 4 weeks to be designed, printed and shipped to your house.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
We are a commercial studio located at 165 Front Street in Chicopee, MA.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
You are welcomed to visit the studio to view sample wedding films and to learn more about how we make the magic happen!
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
Our goal is to make the client happy. If you have a special request then we will work hard to make it happen. Unedited footage, special effects, slide shows, titles and motion menus are just a few of the things we can provide.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
Our video package includes a full length wedding video and a shorter (1-song) highlights movie trailer style video. We can also create Hollywood quality slide shows from your wedding photos.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
We have professional quality Canon video equipment capable of capturing clear video in even the darkest situations. We also have professional lighting setups if needed.
How many videographers do you work with?
We have five very talented videographers available.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
If you would like to meet the whole team before the event then I would be glad to set something up. Usually I gather all of the information and manage the entire event. I feel it's best to have one person who knows everything that is going on so that there isn't any chance for miscommunication. Dealing with one person is also easier for the bride.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only book 1-event per day. If you change times then it is not a problem.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes. We have a strong team of seasoned videographers available.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We have multiple Canon video cameras and DSLR cameras, lighting setups, wireless microphones and an assortment of lenses. We have backups of everything and always have 2-cameras rolling.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't require a break or a meal, but it is appreciated!
Do you charge overtime?
Extra hours may be added anytime, even on the day of your wedding.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Raw footage is available at an additional cost.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
You are given a preview of the video to watch before the final DVDs are created. Our video packages include 1-round of edits. If there is something you would like changed just let us know and we will work hard to make you happy. Additional rounds of edits are available at an additional cost.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Typical turnaround is 4-8 weeks.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
Custom hourly packages can be created to fit any budget.

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Brian was amazing! From start to finish, he was always available, flexible, and worked with us closely to capture all the special moments of our wedding day. He took our feedback well throughout the whole process and offered great insights given his experience and knowledge of his craft. His personality made working with him a pleasure. He was very patient, understanding, and supportive. We are so happy we worked with him!:)
Brian was amazing! From start to finish, he was always available, flexible, and worked with us closely to capture all the Read more...
Brian was amazing! From start to finish, he was always available, flexible, and worked with us closely to capture all the special moments of our wedding day. He took our feedback well throughout the whole process and offered great insights given his experience and knowledge of his craft. His personality made working with him a pleasure. He was very patient, understanding, and supportive. We are so happy we worked with him!:) Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian was amazing to work with. He was so incredibly creative! It poured on our wedding day, and instead of being discouraged, his positive attitude and creativity kicked in, and we ended up with pictures we wouldn't have gotten if it hadn't been raining. Brian is a very genuine and caring photographer, and really knows his stuff. He is very professional and I was so impressed by the flash drive we received of all of pictures, the pictures he has available to view on his website, and the 60 or so photos he prints, as well - you get a lot for your money! I would highly recommend working with Brian and his team!
Brian was amazing to work with. He was so incredibly creative! It poured on our wedding day, and instead of being Read more...
Brian was amazing to work with. He was so incredibly creative! It poured on our wedding day, and instead of being discouraged, his positive attitude and creativity kicked in, and we ended up with pictures we wouldn't have gotten if it hadn't been raining. Brian is a very genuine and caring photographer, and really knows his stuff. He is very professional and I was so impressed by the flash drive we received of all of pictures, the pictures he has available to view on his website, and the 60 or so photos he prints, as well - you get a lot for your money! I would highly recommend working with Brian and his team! Read less
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Stephen
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Brian is simply the best! He was only slightly less excited than we were at our own wedding! It rained, and instead of complaining or worrying about his equipment, he was happily thinking of all the possibilities that the rain would actually create. Needless to say, the shots were amazing. Do yourself a favor and use Brian and his team!
Brian is simply the best! He was only slightly less excited than we were at our own wedding! It rained, and instead of Read more...
Brian is simply the best! He was only slightly less excited than we were at our own wedding! It rained, and instead of complaining or worrying about his equipment, he was happily thinking of all the possibilities that the rain would actually create. Needless to say, the shots were amazing. Do yourself a favor and use Brian and his team! Read less
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Damo
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
So my wife and I hired Brian to photograph our wedding. Best wedding decision ever! From the moment we met with him we felt as comfortable as sitting with a long time friend. Whatever questions we didn't ask, he was right there explaining things about the whole process that we hadn't even thought of. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch and between him and his assistant, we had every single great shot that could've wanted and hundreds more that he came up with. He's very inventive with his shot selections and one of the things that I loved best was his shooting style, which I can only describe as photo-journalistic. He was never in our face snapping pics and didn't once drag us away from the reception fun to get more pics. With all that said, we had a TON of awesome pictures and I almost never even saw him. That to me is the mark of a really great photographer. He's fun and professional at the same time and our wedding wouldn't have been the same or as memorable without him. Hire this man soon for your wedding and you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Brian, you were the best!!!
So my wife and I hired Brian to photograph our wedding. Best wedding decision ever! From the moment we met with him we Read more...
So my wife and I hired Brian to photograph our wedding. Best wedding decision ever! From the moment we met with him we felt as comfortable as sitting with a long time friend. Whatever questions we didn't ask, he was right there explaining things about the whole process that we hadn't even thought of. The day of the wedding went off without a hitch and between him and his assistant, we had every single great shot that could've wanted and hundreds more that he came up with. He's very inventive with his shot selections and one of the things that I loved best was his shooting style, which I can only describe as photo-journalistic. He was never in our face snapping pics and didn't once drag us away from the reception fun to get more pics. With all that said, we had a TON of awesome pictures and I almost never even saw him. That to me is the mark of a really great photographer. He's fun and professional at the same time and our wedding wouldn't have been the same or as memorable without him. Hire this man soon for your wedding and you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Brian, you were the best!!! Read less
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Recently Married
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This man is THE BEST. You will NOT be disappointed by hiring him. He has a natural flair for his work and makes it so easy for the Bride and her family to relax, we would have adopted him! We also hired him to do a "Trash the Dress" session for my daughter two months later, and during the photo shoot, even the horses were trying to kiss him! HE IS THE BEST!!! Can't wait to see the pictures!!!
This man is THE BEST. You will NOT be disappointed by hiring him. He has a natural flair for his work and makes it so easy Read more...
This man is THE BEST. You will NOT be disappointed by hiring him. He has a natural flair for his work and makes it so easy for the Bride and her family to relax, we would have adopted him! We also hired him to do a "Trash the Dress" session for my daughter two months later, and during the photo shoot, even the horses were trying to kiss him! HE IS THE BEST!!! Can't wait to see the pictures!!! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Brian 20 stars I would. When we first started looking for a photographer, we knew it would be a tough balance between sticking to our limited budget and still getting a high quality, talented photographer. You'll look at these photos for the rest of your life, after all. We were thrilled when we found Brian - his work was exceptional and his prices were reasonable. We felt even more confident when we met him and discovered how friendly and easygoing he is. He took all of our suggestions into consideration and was very organized the day of the wedding. He kept us and our rowdy wedding party relaxed and having fun in the midst of a hot, long day, and somehow he managed to keep his easygoing demeanor for the entirety of the day: from 10:30 am, when he first arrived, to 11:00 pm, when he finally left. We had a number of guests comment on how unobtrusive he was, and what a generally nice and fun guy he was. We had sneak peek photos available to look at the very next day and were thrilled with the final product; can't wait to see the rest! I truly can't say enough positive things about Brian and hope to work with him again in the future.
If I could give Brian 20 stars I would. When we first started looking for a photographer, we knew it would be a tough Read more...
If I could give Brian 20 stars I would. When we first started looking for a photographer, we knew it would be a tough balance between sticking to our limited budget and still getting a high quality, talented photographer. You'll look at these photos for the rest of your life, after all. We were thrilled when we found Brian - his work was exceptional and his prices were reasonable. We felt even more confident when we met him and discovered how friendly and easygoing he is. He took all of our suggestions into consideration and was very organized the day of the wedding. He kept us and our rowdy wedding party relaxed and having fun in the midst of a hot, long day, and somehow he managed to keep his easygoing demeanor for the entirety of the day: from 10:30 am, when he first arrived, to 11:00 pm, when he finally left. We had a number of guests comment on how unobtrusive he was, and what a generally nice and fun guy he was. We had sneak peek photos available to look at the very next day and were thrilled with the final product; can't wait to see the rest! I truly can't say enough positive things about Brian and hope to work with him again in the future. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Most amazing photographer ever!!! Cannot stress enough how wonderful Brian was!!! The shots he got if our wedding were truly breathtaking. Can't believe the amount of work and time he out in to make sure we had the most amazing photos to remember for years. I hope you read this Brian because you deserve every praise there is! Thank you so much again for capturing the best day of our lives in the most beautiful way possible.
Most amazing photographer ever!!! Cannot stress enough how wonderful Brian was!!! The shots he got if our wedding were Read more...
Most amazing photographer ever!!! Cannot stress enough how wonderful Brian was!!! The shots he got if our wedding were truly breathtaking. Can't believe the amount of work and time he out in to make sure we had the most amazing photos to remember for years. I hope you read this Brian because you deserve every praise there is! Thank you so much again for capturing the best day of our lives in the most beautiful way possible. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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There is simply not a better photographer in the region, let alone at this price point. Brian is amazing and I could not be more happy with our choice of photographer!
There is simply not a better photographer in the region, let alone at this price point. Brian is amazing and I could not Read more...
There is simply not a better photographer in the region, let alone at this price point. Brian is amazing and I could not be more happy with our choice of photographer! Read less
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Peter
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Brian and crew at Hale Channel Photography,
Our wedding experience was amazing and all thanks to our good friend Brian for capturing every moment. Not only was the photography absolutely breathtaking but Brian went above and beyond to get the perfect shot. Brian and his staff were professional and respectful throughout the entire event. The picture taking process was fun, easy and enjoyable for the entire wedding party. Hale Channel Photography genuinely cared about making our wedding day as memorable as possible. We would highly recommend Hale Channel Photography to anyone looking for professional photography with a touch of creativity. Thanks again Brian, we couldn’t be more pleased with the way everything turned out.
Sincerely,
Peter and Lindsay Long
Dear Brian and crew at Hale Channel Photography,
Our wedding experience was amazing and all thanks to our good friend Read more...
Dear Brian and crew at Hale Channel Photography,
Our wedding experience was amazing and all thanks to our good friend Brian for capturing every moment. Not only was the photography absolutely breathtaking but Brian went above and beyond to get the perfect shot. Brian and his staff were professional and respectful throughout the entire event. The picture taking process was fun, easy and enjoyable for the entire wedding party. Hale Channel Photography genuinely cared about making our wedding day as memorable as possible. We would highly recommend Hale Channel Photography to anyone looking for professional photography with a touch of creativity. Thanks again Brian, we couldn’t be more pleased with the way everything turned out.
Sincerely,
Peter and Lindsay Long Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Brian as our photographer for both our engagement pictures and for our wedding. I cannot express just how much we love all our photos! Brian was very responsive to emails and texts throughout the planning process. Brian captured all the shots I had wanted on our wedding day and they turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined! He managed to take pictures in a way which did not disrupt the flow of our wedding. Looking back at pictures, we often asked "how did he get that shot, we didn't see him there!". Our family and friends have raved about the quality of our photos. You cannot beat the value for unlimited hours of photography! Book Brian and you will NOT be disappointed!
We used Brian as our photographer for both our engagement pictures and for our wedding. I cannot express just how much we Read more...
We used Brian as our photographer for both our engagement pictures and for our wedding. I cannot express just how much we love all our photos! Brian was very responsive to emails and texts throughout the planning process. Brian captured all the shots I had wanted on our wedding day and they turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined! He managed to take pictures in a way which did not disrupt the flow of our wedding. Looking back at pictures, we often asked "how did he get that shot, we didn't see him there!". Our family and friends have raved about the quality of our photos. You cannot beat the value for unlimited hours of photography! Book Brian and you will NOT be disappointed! Read less
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