Executive ProducerDarcy Diamond
Production ManagerDanielle Smit
Production CoordinatorBrenna Smit
Studio ManagerCamara Bedell-Stiles
Local Offices in• Los Angeles, CA
• San Francisco, CA
• Lake Tahoe, CA
• San Diego, CA
• New York, NY
• Portland, OR
• Bend, OR
Production Squad is a full service production company committed to making every shoot feel effortless for our photographers, agencies and clients. Our thoughtful, warm, friendly, and sincere approach to production goes a long way. We welcome any production, regardless of budget, size, time, or location. We are a team of experienced, organized, innovative problem solvers, devoted to making each of our productions better than the last. We do this through highly organized details, seamless communication, uncompromising standards, creative problem solving and teamwork. This all happens in a timely manner and with a watchful eye on the budget.
Our Squad enlists only the best, highly skilled, hard working crew members, to the tricked-out motorhomes, to the deliciously organic foodie-inspired catering. We love the opportunity to bring these talented teams together. We work primarily on the western seaboard: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, San Diego, Portland, Bend & Seattle. In addition, we also operate in many international countries. Wherever the job takes us, we pride ourselves in bringing these teams together and making the production flawless.
Services include: estimating, budgeting, casting, location scouting, insurance, crew recommendations, production logistics, travel coordination and every thing in between.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Darcy found her way out west after graduating from college. She landed in production after 9 years of Art Buying. Her passion is helping people and making everyone's life a little easier. She uses her extensive knowledge of art buying, mad organizational skills and motherly instincts to make every shoot a seamless experience for both the photographers and the clients.
After growing up on the east coast, Danny went to school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina & spent two years in NYC, where she worked on Wall Street in corporate law. She finally moved west to San Francisco where she began freelance production – bringing her work ethic, attention to detail, legal acumen and people skills together more creatively. Danny now lives in Venice, CA working full-time for Production Squad and skating the Venice park in the mornings.
Brenna lives in Santa Monica, CA where she spends her time excessively doodling, annihilating 1,000-piece puzzles, and working in production. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Digital Media, Brenna worked in the marketing industry creating and curating digital campaigns. Now, she focuses that creative, dedicated energy on ensuring the most effective and enjoyable shoot for everyone involved.
Carly is a West Coast based photo producer currently living in Bend, OR. She has spent the majority of her career working in various producer and project management roles, most recently working as a full-time photo producer at Gap. She is creative, self-motivated, and solution-oriented—a positive team player who thrives in collaborative environments.
Photography charmed Jessika at a young age of 10, she has ever since enveloped herself in the photo industry. Originally trained to be behind the camera as a fine art architectural photographer throughout Detroit, Philly, Denver and New York, the universe then pulled her to sunny LA where her path changed and happily fell into the world of photo production (thanks to a cold call email to Darcy :) Her background makes for a keen understanding of what it is to pull everything together for a photo production. When she’s not working she enjoys laughing with her baby girl Shion and getting away from it all to be by the ocean or in the woods for some camping!
Growing up in rainy Portland, Oregon, Camara settled in sunny Bend almost a decade ago. As a lover of visual art, but an owner of college degrees in natural sciences, she brings an organic approach to logistics and communication at the Production Squad office. If she’s not roaming the forests outside her home with her German Shepherd, you will find her at home making crafts while drinking copious amounts of coffee.