Hey there, thanks for stopping by! My name is Emily Kracht; I am the owner and phoHey there, thanks for stopping by! My name is Emily Kracht; I am the owner and photographer at E. Kracht Photography. Our studio is currently located in Centralia, Illinois.

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What to Wear For Your Family Session

One of the most common questions I am asked is “What should we wear for family pictures?!” How to choose what to wear for Family Pictures: The first step is Mom choosing an outfit that she feels comfortable in. After all, we as women are typically the most unrelenting about the way we feel and look. […]

June 25, 2020

Photography

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Your Body Is Trying To Tell You Something

I’ve got a story for you this week. A story of honoring your intuition and your body. Let’s go all the way back to Busy Season 2014…. It was nearing the end of my season and I specifically remember telling my mom that I wasn’t going to take any more sessions. I was too tired, […]

May 20, 2020

Lifestyle

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Our Favorite Designer Products

At E. Kracht Photography we try to make certain that our clients have a unique experience from start to finish. From the time they enquire about a session right up until they walk out of the studio with pieces fully ready to showcase. Three or four years ago we began adding unique designer pieces to […]

May 13, 2020

Photography

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

At the beginning of March I came back to the studio full time. I left a job with a steady paycheck, insurance, and paid vacation. I returned to the studio and life I had designed and built. As it turned out the grass was not any greener on the other side. I wanted my dream […]

May 6, 2020

Business

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Grow With Me Collections

Here at E. Kracht Photography we believe in making memories last for this lifetime and next. Let us help you document your child’s first year with a Grow With Me Collection.   **pricing/booking information on this page is subject to change at any time without warning**

April 28, 2020

Business

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life is short, do what makes you happy

I have owned my own business and have been my own boss since I was 22 years old. 2019 was a time when I was completely and utterly burnt out owning a business. I was uninspired, tired, and frankly very depressed. It seemed like I was having 3-4 panic attacks every week. I was miserable. […]

February 23, 2020

Business

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Changes Are Scary

Dear friends and clients, I’m writing this with mixed emotions. I was offered a position at the Community Resource Center about a month ago. I started this new journey at the beginning of September. While I am very excited about this new adventure and opportunity; I am also very sad to be closing the chapter […]

September 21, 2019

Business

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6 Tools I Use In My Photography Business

Some people think that to be a professional photographer all you need is a big fancy camera and BAM! You’ve got yourself a photography business. If only things were that simple! There are a lot of outside factors that play into the world of professional photography. By having set tools and workflows I am able […]

April 4, 2019

Business, Photography

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Why a Studio Management Program is Important

**This post contains affiliate links My mind tends to be like a web-browser with about 15 tabs open. Over the years I’ve tried several different methods for keeping my studio and business organized. Things that range from paper planners for sessions and a binder for client profiles/workflows to spreadsheets and different types of studio management […]

March 20, 2019

Business

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Be True To You – Your Intuition Is Never Wrong

A few months ago I submitted an article to a larger website; I knew that the editor would have me do a little work on it because that’s how that works. She asked to expand upon the piece I had sent in. I expanded but it felt like a lot of fluff and unnecessary words; […]

March 5, 2019

Business, Lifestyle

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