A Message From Malana

As a young girl in the early 2000's, I was always drawn to the camera, the computer, and people's challenges in need of a solution.

I would watch my mom take photos with her 110mm film camera to then wait expectantly for the prints to develop. I found myself constantly using Microsoft Paint as a kid, drawing up album covers, book covers, and editing photos. I developed a fire for learning that inspired me to teach.

Now, I have the opportunity to help families and businesses capture their unique stories through photography, support the mission of local Oklahoma businesses through graphic design and professional development training, and ensure that - in their balance of running their business and raising their children -priorities stay the priority through intentional planning in their business.

More than just taking pictures.

I serve families & their businesses through photography, media design, and trainings.

I wear many hats in my life- all of which influences how I capture the essence of your family and business.

I have learned that the "why" is more important than the "what" when working with families and their businesses. Just as each of you have a story to be told that has shaped your family and how you run your business, I do as well. Every family + business has overcome their fair share of obstacles and experienced their miracles that brought them to where they are today.

I want to capture that.

Your family and business is important to me. I want to ensure that your heart of your family & business is truly portrayed as you intend to connect with others in a more meaningful way.

Photography & Media Design is more than just taking pictures or throwing together a graphic- it's a way I serve others. It's a part of me that will never go away as long as I live. I am passionate about families and businesses telling their story well.

Design a life you'll love with the help of Life Photo & Design!

-Founder of Photo Life & Design, Malana Bracht

Meet My Team

Trav & Mal

Married since 2014, these Kool Katz have a passion for serving in the local church and were former youth pastors. Cultivating a family that can serve as a role-model is their priority, but with the understanding that no one is perfect and life is a journey.

Favorite Fun Thing: Going to Applebees after 9 for half-priced apps and watching shows together before bed!


This girl made her daddy and momma parents! Gracie is a ball of light with a sensitive spirit and the heart to help momma with her brothers. She is always ready to share with strangers how "Jesus lives inside her heart"!

Favorite Fun Thing: Watching "shows", putting on play make-up, and jumping in muddy puddles like Peppa Pig.


Staying alive is the name of the game for Bubba. He regularly tests his limits with momma and daddy, but comes right around after Evel Knealving something to check in with momma for a quick hug and kiss before starting his next adventure.

Favorite Fun Thing: Asking for a banana and then leaving it on the floor somewhere for momma to step in later.


Still discovering he has hands, Link-Ohln (as our Venezuelan friends call him) loves to cuddle, play with bright colored toys that make noise, and be held. Though the newest one in the family, he is getting the hang of being part of the Bracht clan. He is our Charleston "Promise" baby.

Favorite Fun Thing: Momma.


Became a photographer at a local portrait studio


Travis & I married in

Oklahoma City, OK


Became parents, opened Life Stage Photography

& graduated with B.A. in Family Life Education

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Covid hit & began offering newborn sessions.

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Jan 2021.

Founded my digital design & media business, Bracht Digital Designs

March 2021.

Introduced LSP sub-brand, L.S. Business Photography

Nov 2021.

Merged all three companies under one brand-

Life Photo + Design!

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