Helloooooooo, family!! I took a few months off from blogging as my site went under construction and it felt like it has been forever. Now here were are, my FIRST blog on my fresh, clean site and I am so pumped!!
Before I finish giving you all a warm welcome, I want to take a moment to shout out and truly thank my dear friend Jordan with J. Ashley Innovations for all of her AMAZING work on my new brand. All the aesthetics you guys are looking at right now, as you read this, are all her genius. My social media aesthetics? All Jordan. I literally could not have done this without her (I say literally because I have tried) and after partnering with her as we revamped my brand, I wouldn’t want to. Jordan is one of the most amazing designers I have ever worked with and I don’t think it’s possible for me to say ‘thank you’ too many times. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Jordan!
Don’t worry, folks. The Dev you all know and love is still here and ready to serve you more than ever to document the ever growing stories of your lives. This was actually a birthday present to my business since Devon Hansford Creative turned ONE in October. This was my first full year of being a full time professional photographer and I have learned so much. I’ve grown my talents, I’ve learned about myself as a creative and as a wife and mother, and as I’ve experienced this growth I’ve come to realize that I’m just not the same gal as I was when I started my business.
For so long I believed that I HAD to get into the wedding industry because that’s where the money is. How else could I help provide for my family? I tried weddings and while I’ll probably never get tired of watching sweet couples become one, my heart just isn’t in it from a business standpoint. This was actually a really hard pill for me to swallow, but I did and I began really focusing on who I was as a photographer and what I wanted to document with my lens. My mission is to be a story teller so I asked myself, who’s story did I want to tell?
My love for adventure and the great outdoors isn’t a secret. It’s why I moved from traditional weddings to elopements in 2019. I’ve decided to incorporate having adventures with my clients into my shoots much more, but rather than weddings I want to tell stories of their love – Whether they’re celebrating an anniversary or an engagement. I want to tell stories of how they were blessed with a baby, whether they’re another addition to the family or the very first. I want to capture love and joy with my lens, focusing on intimate and adventurous portraits with couples and families.
This may seem radically different, or you may be shrugging and thinking “what else is new?”. I can assure you that you will still see ME showing up and ready for you guys every. single. day. The big things that will be changing are what I’m sharing with you – Here on the blog and on my social media accounts. You will begin to see even more real and raw moments as I share stories from my family and yours with the world. Don’t let this scare you – Everyone has a story that is unique to them and every story matters. Be bold in inviting others to listen to it.
My blog will no longer sound like a wedding planner, though I may drop a couple of tid-bits here and there. Instead of being geared more towards brides and photographers, I’m aiming to include everyone by going more “lifestyle-esque”. We’ll talk about my favorite hikes, the food we’re putting on our table, all of our crazy home reno projects (we literally demolished our bathroom, guys), and so much more.
So kick back with a hot cup of caffeine and peruse my new site. You can check out my new collections I’ve thoughtfully created for you guys here, or if you’re new to the DHC fam, you can read more about me here.
I’m beyond excited to be sharing this with you all and to be back in the blogging game. We are going to have so much fun getting cozy and sharing stories, be it from behind our computers, over our ‘Gram highlights, or together with you in front of my lens.