About The Artist – Emily Kracht

Hey there, thanks for stopping by! My name is Emily Kracht; I am the owner and photographer at E. Kracht Photography in Centralia, Illinois. I started E. Kracht Photography when I graduated from Maryville University in 2012. I was 21 years old.

My infatuation with entrepreneurship began when I was just a little girl; while all of the other kids where selling their kool-aid for 25¢, I was selling kool-aid and twinkies I swiped from the pantry for $1.50. Ya gotta dream big, friends. 

In addition to being a chronic entrepreneur I also have a penchant for being a leader in the community. My goal is to bring positivity to the forefront of the Centralia and to bring people from my generation as well as the younger generations back to Centralia. If we begin to shine positive light, it will certainly over power the negativity that has cast shadow over Centralia for the last several years.

I serve on the Board or Directors for both the local Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Professional Women of Centralia. If that isn’t enough I also serve on the Ambassador Board for the local children’s home and I am an active member of the Image Committee bringing positivity back into the community of Centralia.

When I’m not being super woman; flying from work to meeting back to work and then to the gym, you can find me sipping coffee on my couch snuggling my two giant German shepherd pups. I intend to share everything I have learned from struggles to successes to goals and even some funny stories. I’m sarcastic. I tell it how it is. What you see is what you get.

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]

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