Preferred Vendor Spotlight: Salt and Light Photography

Shooting wedding video alongside great photographers is one of the best experiences a videographer can have. I had the opportunity to talk with Rachel Holt from Salt and Light Photography recently about her and her husband Austin’s top tier wedding photography company. I’ve worked with Salt and Light, being the videographer alongside them and events alongside them, as well as promotional content for them.

As one of the top wedding photography companies in the Kansas City area, Salt and Light has built their business off amazing customer service, high quality photos, and genuine relationships with the couples they shoot.

Enjoy our interview below:

Brian: What got you interested in the wedding industry?

Rachel: From a very young age I had a love for creativity. Some of my youngest memories include disposable cameras (back in the 90’s!) as my absolute favorite birthday gifts. Into my teens a knew I wanted to be a wife and a Mother and work from home so I dreamed about being a photographer. I had it in my head that that would be a perfect, fun and flexible way to achieve all I wanted in life. And it has been!

Brian: How did you start in the wedding industry?

Rachel: I assisted and shot my first weddings as soon as I could drive myself to them!

Brian: Nice! What is your profession and niche within the industry?

Rachel: Austin and I specialize in Weddings, and I also do Boudoir photography. Helping women see themselves the way they should (as incredibly stunning, beautiful and perfect) and creating such an intimate and special gift for their husband is a huge passion of mine! We also coach and mentor other photographers across the US. Elevating our industry and helping others create the life and business we have brings us a lot of joy!

Brian: Do you do destination weddings, or stay primarily in the Kansas City Metro?

Rachel: We primarily serve Kansas City/Surrounding area brides and accept up to one destination wedding per year.

Brian: Since you only take a limited number of weddings each year, how do you take the extra time with the couples you do book?

Rachel: Because we only accept 15 weddings a year, we spend a lot of time getting to know our couples both before and after booking with them. First, to make sure we are the right fit for each other, and second, once they’ve booked, we want to know our couples on a personal level, and them feel comfortable around us so when the wedding day comes, we are all friends – there to support the bride and groom as their friends and they get very relaxed, real, and genuine moments captured on camera. It’s a blast.

Brian: Are you still friends with some of the couples you’ve shot?

Rachel: Absolutely! One of our couples from the very first consultation said, “I feel like this is just going to end with a camping trip next year!” and sure enough, we planned one with them this year. The best part is, we all are great friends and have new camping buddies. This is the case with all our couples, and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Brian: How can people reach you?

Rachel: We love it when brides do some stalking on our facebook and website before getting in touch, so they know a little bit about us before filling out our contact form through the website. From there, we will get in touch and can see if we are a good fit for each other!

Brian: Thanks so much for taking the time for this conversation!

To learn more about Salt and Light Photography check them out at:


We’ve been shooting wedding videos in the KC area and beyond for many years now, and love serving happy Kansas City area couples. Our style can be summed up as “personal”, “timeless” and “cinematic” and our passion is to capture you, your day, and to create a video that will transport you back to the happiest day of your life as often as you want to return there. We truly care about you, and giving you the experience you deserve. We take on a limited number of wedding video clients a year to ensure the kind of quality experience and video you deserve. We love what we do!

More information about our video packages can be found here!

Client testimonials can be found here!

Watch a wedding video here!

Thank you again for reading!

Brian Elliott

Focused Story Films

Kansas City Commercial Videography // 913.624.3750

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[A little more about Focused Story Films…]

We are Focused Story Films, a Kansas City wedding video company dedicated to giving you an incredible experience as we craft your wedding film! We want you to be able to relive the most precious moments of your life through wedding video. Not only that, we want to get to know you as a couple. That is why we feel it is vital to understand your needs and desires, and spend time with you to craft the ideal wedding video for your special day. Each couple is unique, and each wedding is unique, and we aim to tailor our videos and services to bring out the essence of you and your day for the rest of your lives. More here!

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