I’m Hailey, and he’s Brad. We’re a husband-wife team who share a passion for filmmaking, travel, and creating an impact wherever we go! Here you’ll see bits of our inspiration, travels, and the joy we find in everyday life with our two spunky girls Lucy & Greta. We are so happy that you’re here!
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I met Brad when I was fifteen. He was the cute British boy at my all american school, and I never would have dreamed that I would marry him! We dated each others friends in high school, and our similar interests in photography/videography made us become really close friends. Plus the fact that we both love to talk. 😉 After Brad graduated we were talking in person… and he surprised me with a KISS! I instantly started laughing and was shocked how much I actually liked it!? Hahah it was the kiss that changed everything. We became glued at the hip, and I fell in love with my best friend that year. It’s so fun to look back and see how our passion videography/photography has always played a huge role in our relationship! These are our first videos we created together that summer.
Then after that summer, Brad went to Chile to serve his LDS mission, where we wrote letters and had a long distance relationship for two years! I was honestly shocked to my core when I saw him with my own two eyes again, after being apart for so long. I still think that was the best day of my entire life.
December 5th, 2011: We had the day off, so I planned for us to have a photo-date (Yeah we’re nerds, I know) at the Great Salt Lake. We spent some time out there before his mission, and I went there often when I was feeling lonely while he was gone. I made friends with this old sailer Paho, who lives out there. Paho would always invite me to go on his sailboat, but I never accepted the offer because I was always alone and that seemed a little sketchy. One of the things I would write Brad about was how excited I was for us to accept Paho’s offer and go sailing when he returned! So while Brad and I were out there on our photo-date, we knocked on Paho’s camper and no one answered. Brad pulled over the car to some random guy and asked “Hey do you know Paho?” The guy: “Yeah, he’s out of town. Whats up?” Brad: “Oh we were wondering if he would take us out on his boat..” The Guy: “Oh I’m actually about to go out on a ride with my friend! Want to join us?” Being these young spontaneous kids, we accepted! Amidst freezing to death, it was the most gorgeous sunset. I handed my camera to the lady in the boat to snap a photo of us (little did I know, she was filming) and Brad was awkwardly not coming to sit by me? He started kneeling in the center of the boat holding my grandpa’s vintage camera we had used as a photo prop that day. He started by saying “I actually knew Lance (the random guy) before this.” and I had a sudden sick/confused feeling come over me! Similar to the feeling of finding out about the truth behind Santa Claus… “Are they plotting to kill me and throw me overboard? My Mom has no idea where I am right now!” A million thoughts were racing through my head — everything BUT getting engaged! Ha! But things quickly flipped and turned out to be the BEST surprise ever. He opened up the back of my grandpa’s camera and my ring was hooked to one of the little gears — What a sneaky charlie! I’m still confused how he pulled this one off so well.
We got hitched, started traveling internationally as a video production team, and then we decided to start our own little family shortly after. 🙂 First came Lucy, then two and a half years later came Greta!
We started Somewhere Devine in 2012 as a ‘behind the scenes’ look of our travels as a husband-wife production team, and I’m so proud of what this little space has grown to become! From hosting service expeditions to creating lifestyle/travel content, we’ve been able to connect with so many amazing people from all around the globe both on and off the screen, and I’m so thankful to for this amazing online community! Thank you so much for being here, and taking part in it! We’re excited to see what the future has in store. 🙂
We shoot with the Canon 1DX Mark ii & Canon 5D Mark iii. Our lens kit consists of the Canon 50mm 1.2 lens, Canon 17-40mm lens, Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens, Sigma 35mm 1.4 lens, and Canon 48mm 2.8 tilt-shift lens.
Find your own style. Start a few projects to build your portfolio, then offer a few “trade” jobs to get your name out there. Be personable and add your own creativity to each project. You’re in for a fun adventure!