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Wells County Chamber Celebrates Grand Opening of Rebekkah Hanford Photography

Wells County Chamber Celebrates Grand Opening of Rebekkah Hanford Photography

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors joined together to extend a warm welcome to the community’s newest business, Rebekkah Hanford Photography, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The photography studio, situated at 110 1/2 E Wabash Street in Bluffton, officially opened its doors to clients seeking a transformative and empowering photography experience.

Rebekkah Hanford, the visionary behind the studio, was inspired by the potential of the second-floor space above Parlor City Trophy, envisioning it as the ideal location for her business. Months of meticulous planning and dedicated effort went into transforming the space into a stunning photography studio, with Rebekkah’s husband, Steve, utilizing his expertise as a General Contractor to bring her vision to life.

“The journey to creating this studio has been incredibly fulfilling,” shared Rebekkah. “From clearing out insulation to adding new rooms and exposing the original brickwork, every step was a labor of love. We aimed to create a space that not only serves as a photography studio but also holds the potential for future versatility.”

With a background in nursing and a passion for photography, Rebekkah embarked on her entrepreneurial journey to combine her talents and provide a unique experience for her clients. Specializing in fine art portrait photography, beauty branding, and boudoir photography, Rebekkah seeks to empower women through her lens, capturing their inner beauty and strength.

“I believe in the power of photography to transform perceptions and instill confidence,” explained Rebekkah. “My goal is to create a safe and empowering environment where every woman can feel beautiful and confident in her own skin. I get to pour love into women, and I want to take away the feelings of not being enough, self-conscious of the way they look, the insecurity and empower the beauty. I truly feel like this is my calling and God gave me a gift to make a difference in these women’s lives.”

Georgie Corle, the owner of the building housing Rebekkah Hanford Photography, expressed gratitude for the transformation of the space. “It’s truly a joy to see this vision come to fruition,” said Georgie. “Rebekkah’s passion and dedication have breathed new life into this space, and we’re excited to see the positive impact her business will have on our community.”

In addition to portrait photography services, Rebekkah Hanford Photography offers branding sessions tailored to professionals seeking a modern and artistic approach to their business imagery. Looking ahead, Rebekkah dreams of expanding her reach to international destinations, capturing the timeless beauty of women in picturesque settings around the world.

For those interested in booking a session with Rebekkah, inquiries can be made through the website at The Booking Manager will guide clients through the process and ensure a personalized and unforgettable experience.

Pictured in the photo left to right:
Erin Prible, Executive Director, Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Rachel Reinhard, Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Trent Bucher, Honegger Ringger & Co, Chamber Board Member
Danielle Thompson, Flagstar Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Nick Huffman, Steffen Group, Chamber Ambassador
Steve Hanford, Rebekkah Hanford Photography
Kevin Pritchard, Ruoff Mortgage, Chamber Ambassador
Rebekkah Hanford, Rebekkah Hanford Photography
Casey Robbins, F&M Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Georgie Corle, Parlor City Trophy
Chandler Gerber, City of Bluffton
Tammy Saalfrank, Parlor City Trophy
Jayde Ketring, First Bank of Berne, Chamber Ambassador
Erin Daugherty, State Farm Insurance, Chamber Ambassador
Ben Renkenberger, United Way, Chamber Ambassador
Mayor John Whicker

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