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So you wanna know a little about the studio? Heck yeah!! 

Hayes Peterson

Hayes Peterson

I've always been a visual person and a creative one. Reading and writing never came easy to me so I took to the visual side of stories. I always loved drawing and painting and have a love for animation. Skateboarding got me into video while making short skate films with my friends, and I never stopped filming. It wasn't until 2008 that I got more into photography.  Having my two kids, and me staying home (like a lot of women in the same situation) I took lots and lots of photos of my kids. I got really into the photography and learn how to make my images better. and in 2012 I started HP studios Stills and Motion.

It wasn't until my Mum got sick and passed in April 2015 that i really got the "why" for what I do. She left with me and my brothers amazing albums of our family through the years. She took video with her 8mm camera and left us a story of who she was and who we were. 

I'm so blessed in being able to create for others. Providing them memories in stills, and visual stories. Wether it's your wonderful family, or your passion, or your small business let's tell your story and make some memories. 


I think it’s been since I was four years old that I’ve been living in Portland. As long as I can remember, everywhere I’ve looked when I’m out of the house is art. Whether it was the street graffiti and urban murals, the array of music blasting out of every car and storefront, or the strong presence of community and encouragement, I don’t think I’ve ever lacked inspiration to draw from when it came to expressing myself. From crayon doodles to pencil sketches to detailed portraits, I had an affinity for reflecting my surroundings through drawing. It wasn’t until just after I graduated high school in 2014 and received a Canon Rebel series t3 that I had really tried my hand at photography, but it instantly grew on me. Starting with what was right in front of me, I started snapping pictures of my dogs, then going on hikes and shooting landscape, and finally taking out friends to practice portraiture.

Sam Shepard 

Sam Shepard 

After building up my portfolio of personal work for about a year and a half, I started assisting Hayes at the studio with lighting and equipment around October 2015 and we’ve been working together ever since. Since then, my responsibilities have grown from solely assisting to editing stills and video, second shooting photos events, and assuming the videographer role from time to time. Working with Hayes, I couldn’t measure how valuable all the knowledge and guidance he’s passed on to me over the years, and can only say how grateful I am for the opportunity to be a part of something positive, creative, and bigger than myself.