Makers for Makers: Light & Letter Photography

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

Breanne and I crossed paths awhile back—I couldn't be happier that we did! The life that she has built with her husband is simple, beautiful, and honest (not to mention they have a beyond cute little boy that is guaranteed to steal your heart in an instant). Their photography business has always impressed me not because of the images (though its hard to deny that those are anything but amazing) but for the unique way they tell people's life story. Breanne and Jonathan captivate you, entice you, and make you see the world in a whole new light through every day moments and breathtaking landscapes. Its an honor to be able to share that all with you today and hopefully inspire you to live a life full of intention and love just as they have.


Tell us about Light and Letter.

We’re a husband and wife owned photography business. We combine light infused photography and word-woven documentation to craft your story in way that reveals the magic present in your every day life. 

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas
Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What made you realize you needed to bring this dream to reality?

We’ve always been attracted to photography and writing. But since becoming parents, our perspective changed on how important it is to appreciate our here and now. We realized how easy it is to get lost in the stresses of everyday life and lose sight of what really matters. We’ve seen so many people at our stage life forgetting how beautiful their life is right now. We’re here to help with that. 

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What are the core beliefs behind your work?

Whether your ‘here and now’ is raising babies, finding and falling in love, or simply living your ‘..one wild and precious life’ (Mary Oliver). We’re here to help you find the wonder in it. A beautifully documented life is an appreciated one. You don’t have to go on grand adventures (although those are great too! :) ) to realize how sacred life is. We want to make you fall in love with your life as is. 

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas
Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas
Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What was your biggest obstacle when starting out?

Experience. It takes time to hone your craft and how to grow it into a business. We’re still in the blossoming stages but learning so much right now! 

Do you have any makers you admired that have inspired you?

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What does your typical day as a Maker look like?

Our days are fairly uncomplicated. Jonathan works full time so that Breanne can stay home with Behr (our nearly two-year-old son) and run Light & Letter Photography from there. Basically, what that looks like is a lot of picture editing and story weaving all while drinking French pressed coffee and chasing a toddler around. We’re in a beautifully simple season. 

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas
Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas
Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What do you love most about being a Maker?

First, the ability it’s given us to love our life as it is right now. This is something we all struggle with from time to time. But realizing how important other’s life-stories are has given us a newfound love for our own. We’re really fighting to not have a ‘one day’ mentality, but instead seek to make our life now the best it can be. 

And second, when our clients finally see their documented story and they absolutely light up. The tears of happiness, the joy. That moment when we watch them fall back in love with their life. It’s so worth all the hard work. 

Makers for Makers: Light and Letter | Sea of Atlas

What advice do you have for Makers just starting out?

Invest in educating yourself in your field. Don’t wait to go for your dreams until you’re completely ready. You’ll never be completely ready. Start now and learn as you go. Stay humble. Ask for help. Don’t rush the learning process. And don’t give up! The world needs your art. Trust us. 


Light & Letter Photography

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