About Emily

Emily and her familyHey there, thanks for stopping by! My name is Emily Kracht; I am the owner and photographer at E. Kracht Photography in Centralia, Illinois. E. Kracht Photography is a family business through and through. I’m supported by my family and want to support your family as well!

I graduated from Maryville University with a BA concentrating in Photography and Digital Media and a minor in Business Administration. After college I moved to Savannah, Georgia, to explore career options in photography while attending Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2013, I moved back home to Centralia.

Other than my time away at college, I’m a life-long resident of the Greater Centralia Area. I’m passionate about shining a positive light on Centralia and I advocate for community involvement.

I serve on the Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and was the 2019-20 President of the Centralia Business and Professional Women’s Club. In addition, I’m an active member of the Centralia Image Committee and enjoy spending time at the local children’s home.

I can typically be found in my natural state of being; dressed in yoga pants and a sweatshirt with a high pony, sipping coffee on my couch snuggling Sandy and Buster. (And sometimes Gunner too.)

I believe you get what you give. Give everything you’ve got and you’ll get everything you ever wanted.


I am a proud member of:

PPA – Professional Photographers of America

Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce

Business & Professional Women of Centralia

Illinois Federation of Business Women

Call me at a (618)545-0409 or shoot me an email at [email protected].

And don’t forget to follow me on social!