Giovanna Joyce Imbesi, MBA

Global Media Studios Inc.

Executive Director, Generate Possibility

You guys totally ROCK! 

What a crowd, what a great response, what great video!  The audio is very good – I’m sure Dr. Eiber is easier to understand with the audio on the video. And the phone audio is really good!  Love the look (and sound) of the headset mic! I’ll have a chance to view it in full later…and look forward to seeing every single frame. Rich (Tamayo), you did a great job of cutting and keeping patients out of frame.  And thanks for getting the patients to ask their questions on mic! :)) Thanks – ready to go!!!  How wonderful to be able to view this so quickly from Weimar, Germany :)))

Marsh Engle

CEO The Marsh Engle Media Agency

“Deb Halberstadt of Half City Productions is an excellent! As a photographer, she’s on the spot with a detailed knowledge of what it takes to capture the real essence of an individual or an event. As a creative entrepreneur, she’s dedicated to her craft and makes sure her clients get the best of what they need even before they know that they need it: Great photographs that tell the story! I highly recommend Deb Halberstadt of Half City Productions for any and ALL of your photography requirements! Thank you Deb! You are the best!”

Lori Webster

Co-Owner of Hoopla! An Emporium Of Good Things

“Deb is a highly creative, caring photographer. She is able to make you feel comfortable easily so the end result photos don’t look staged. She is an all around wonderful gal and I recommend her highly.”

James F. Kurt MBA

Nationally Recognized Marketing, Advertising, SEO, Customer Loyalty Expert. Author, Consultant www.MarketingLocal.org

“Great photos are something that every professional needs. Deb has an uncanny way of capturing looks that you didn’t know were in you. I just got my shots back and am floored by the range of results. When I need more shots, I know where I’ll be going. She’s worth driving across the whole city, not just half.”

Joe Sinicropi

Photoshop Expert, Instruction.

Deb hired me last minute to shoot an event. Most of the gear was already setup and ready to go. What I had to setup was minimal and the event went quite smoothly with little effort. She was very easy to work for and pleasant.

Jon Hainer

FVP at OneWest Bank

Deb’s videography is terrific. Whether you need live streaming, a one-minute profile for your website, or any kind of coverage from weddings to meetings to video press releases, Deb is the perfect choice. She has stayed current with all the technologies, and is great at walking you through your options at different price points. Don’t go any further, just hire her today.

Katherine Padilla Otanez

Owner, Katherine Padilla & Associates and Public Relations and Communications Consultant

Deb has worked on a variety of projects with me: from taping training workshops; taking the professional, yet the best looking headshots possible of my staff and myself; photographing and videotaping trains, plains and automobiles for our clients. She’s wonderful to work with, helpful, flexible, creative, and produces outstanding results every time.”

Evelyn Gray, CPO-CD. CAC. CSL

CEO, Organizing for Success

Deb know how to get the shot to make your event the most memorable ever. She’s always on top of things and way ahead of the game to make sure everything runs smoothly

Jessica Oviedo

Career Counselor at Woodbury University

Deb at HalfCity Productions is a talented, skilled, and professional photographer. Having admired her work from a previous project several months ago, I asked Deb to provide her services for a photo shoot that I recently hosted. She did an amazing job and exceeded all of my expectations. In a 3-hour period, Deb was able to provide headshots for 30 people, balancing the creative process with efficiency. She has a wonderful way of engaging her clients so that their natural selves shine through in the photos. Deb has a keen eye for detail and the patience to make everything ‘just right’ (stray hairs, uneven collars, jewelry placement ect.). Everyone walked away very pleased with their headshots thanks to Deb

Diana Mercer-Divorce Mediation California

Founder and CEO, Peace Talks Mediation Services, Inc.

I’m always amazed by Deb Halberstadt’s photographs! She sits me down at an event, takes 20 photos in 5 minutes, and I’ve got the best headshot I’ve ever seen—since the last one she did. Amazing. Somehow she adjusts the lighting so that I don’t even need to be airbrushed (and at age 46 I generally need an airbrush!). And the price is always right, too. I’ve also hired her to do video taping for some of my speaking engagements and she always goes the extra mile to make sure I look and sound great. Highy recommended.

Larry Steinberg

Financial Quarterback at Financial Architects, Inc.

I have used Deb’s service for many years. She is excellent from start to finish, shows unparalleled flexibility, and she can get a good picture no matter what the circumstance. She is great with kids and dogs, even the big ones like I have (two clumbers and a newf). I just can not say enough good things about her.

Jon Hainer

FVP at OneWest Bank

Deb’s talent is broad and deep. She has had her company, HalfCity Productions for twenty years now, and her photography just keeps getting better. Whether it is studio headshots, event coverage, or candids, you could not do better than to hire Deb.

Kellie Morris

My love of bicycling has developed into a new career

I have had the pleasure of hiring Deb several times to take family portraits and professional head shots. She is always professional and can relate to all ages. We recently took portraits (Oct 2007) that included three generations including our 2 year old granddaughter. Deb was able to get several great shots with the granddaughter. We had a hard time decided what shot to use for our Christmas Cards. We always have fun trying interesting and creative poses.

Her prices are always reasonable and we appreciate her giving us the picture files so we can print what every we want, when we want to!

Michele Richardson

OD / Internal Communications Strategist • Speaker

“I hired Deb to take professional photos for the marketing collateral (web site, speaking one-sheets, etc.) for my HR consulting and speaking business. From the moment I hired Deb, she was personable and professional. During the photo shoot, she offered expert advice that resulted in some really great shots! The value for her service and the photos was phenomenal as well. You won’t go wrong hiring Deb for your photographic work…she’s terrific!”

Paula Constantino


Deb created the professional photo that I use on my LinkedIn profile on several other websites – under rather challenging circumstances – first, having undergone eye surgery just days before, I had a “black eye;” second, the setting was an expo-type event complete with people, noise and distractions; and third, she photographed me from numerous angles despite the limited space. Bottom line — if Deb could make me look this good under those circumstances, imagine what she can do to bring out the best in you!