Jennifer Hale grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City, and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in photography.

She lived for a number of years in Seattle, WA, and moved to the Bay Area in 1998. In addition to working as a commercial photographer, she continues to avidly create and promote her own personal photography projects.