About Us


We are Salt & Light Photography, a husband and wife team dedicated to giving you an incredible experience as you embark on the most exciting journey of your life! Weddings last only a day, but the memories live on for generations. That is why we feel it is vital to find a photographer who can deliver you a stunning portfolio of moments and emotion captured in time which reflect your individual personalities and how those manifest in your relationship. Like any living being, each relationship is unique, and we aim to tailor our products and services to bring out the essence of your love for each other.

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Salt and Light Photography was born from Rachel Holt’s love for serving others and the art of photography. In 2007, Rachel photographer her first wedding, fell in love with photography, and hasn’t stopped serving happy couples like you ever since. In 2010 Austin officially joined the Salt and Light team. He not only leads the business side of things, but also brings a talented, unique, and fun aspect to your wedding experience through his personality and photography skills. He grew up learning from his Father in the film industry and also offers a distinct video background to provide yet another means to capture your special day. Through their experience in planning their own wedding, Austin & Rachel realized the great need for exceptional photographers who go the extra mile and also understand how to provide you with a stress-free experience. Today, Salt & Light is one of Kansas City’s premier wedding and portrait photographers with countless weddings shot in the past 9 years. Both Austin and Rachel are published photographers who strive to consistently deliver quality work, and treat their clients like family.

The name “Salt & Light” comes from a special passage in the book of Matthew:

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth…you are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.”




There are a great deal of photographers out there – many excellent ones for that matter. It is very imporant for us to work with couples who value more than just quality photos, when it comes to selecting their wedding photographers. We feel we’re the best fit for couples who desire a real relationship with their photographer, because capturing real emotion and authentic moments requires trust and comfortablity with your photographer.

We’re also the best fit for couples who treat their wedding like more than just a “spectacle” but as a day to memorialize their love for each other.

If you believe we could be the right fit for each other, please, connect with us here – we’d love to hear from you, and hopefully get together for coffee and talk about your big day.

Our best, and all our love,

Austin & Rachel.


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