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Ten Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

  It’s easy for a blogger to get bogged down with content worries. You know, I have to produce this much  amazing content per week; if I don’t, my blog will end up getting swept by the wayside. Today, I thought I’d do something a little more whimsical. Over on My Favorite Day (my very first…

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Why Goals Are Important + How To Set Them

Goals. We all have them: yearly goals, life goals, small goals and large goals. It’s really important to have goals and to know what we’re working toward. The word “goal” scares the crap out of a lot of people. What if I fail? What if I can’t do it? Remember: FAIL – First Attempt In…

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2019 Intentions. Setting Goals & Being Mindful in the New Year

Looking back 2018 was a pretty great year. I had my trials and tribulations but overall it was pretty spectacular. I met the love of my life and have reconnected with old friends. I’ve learned what fuels my fire and what does not. In the grand scheme of things it was a great year; however,…

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Blood. Sweat. Tears.

What they won’t tell you when you start a business is that the blood, sweat, and tears thing is an everyday reality. Whomever they are will tell you that is what it takes to get started but they never elaborate that day in and day out you will experience all of those… activities. sweat. With every…

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Morning Sounds

Morning sounds. You know those noises of a quiet, yet not, house before anyone else is awake? Not even Sandy. They are also for me, night owl sounds. I believe those are my favorite sounds. The sound of the dryer rumbling, then the sound of the coffee dripping. After a while the dishwasher starts its…

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What To Do When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

There is a good possibility that I am writing this as much for my benefit as I am to help anyone else who might need it. It seems that I need a good solid reminder every now and again not to freak out and shut down when I become overwhelmed with a never ending task…

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Your Newborn Isn’t The Worst Baby We’ve Ever Seen

Your newborn is not the worst baby to ever grace my studio nor will she or he make me never want to photograph an infant again. I promise. Every parent comes in scared that their kid is not going to sleep, will pee or poop all over me, and therefore scar me for life making…

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Cole Fall Family Photo Session

I am always thrilled when I photograph a small session, like headshots, and make a connection with a client and they feel comfortable bringing their whole family back for their yearly family session. I photographed Jennifer’s headshots a couple of months ago and was so happy she gave us a call to set up her…

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Why I Make A Workout Schedule

A while back I wrote a post about block scheduling. I schedule quite literally every moment of my day. There is very little white space during waking hours. Hell, even my afternoons or *gasps* full days off are color coded purple for Personal Time. Having be given this information it probably won’t come as a…

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What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Business

Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back on when I started my business there are a few things I wish I knew or understood better. Things that if I had known would have saved me infinite sleepless nights and loads of undue stress. Here is a look at what I wish I knew when I started my…

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Hello + Welcome!

Hey. Hi. Hello! I'm EK; thanks for taking a minute to stop by! The images are airy, the advice is tried & true, the coffee comes in cute cups, and the wine is dry red. Get comfy, settle in, and enjoy!

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All images on the blog are taken by me, Emily Kracht, unless otherwise noted. I do not watermark my images so as to not distract from the imagery itself, but if you are going to post or display one of my images for non-commercial use, plase be sure and link back to the original post and give proper credit. Proper blog etiquette and manners are always appreciated around here!