McKinley | Year One

Where do I begin with this spunky little lady? I have photographed nearly every milestone in her mommy and daddy’s life. Proposal, engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement, maternity, birth, newborn, seriously; all of them. I couldn’t ask for better friends and clients than Anthony & Caitlin. Not only have I been there for them, but they’ve…

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Paige | Centralia High School Senior | 2019

Paige was in my May Fete dance last year so when her mom called to book her senior session I was super excited! We started off at the football field with her cheer uniform…. And then went out to the softball fields to play in the dirt. Paige is so full of contagious energy and…

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What I Am Reading Right Now

My hobbies typically vary by season. But two that are pretty constant are reading and working out. I enjoy reading suspense, historical fiction, memoirs, and personal development. My favorite type of book to read, fiction or non, are those set during World War II. I firmly believe in feeding my mind with words; it helps…

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When To Book Your Fall Family Photo Session

If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked “when will the leaves change?” I wouldn’t have to work any more! Fall is by far the most popular time for family photos; the colors are beautiful, the weather is crisp, and the light is super yummy. So, when is the best time…

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Kuhn Family Photo Session | 2018

The Kuhns were like a second family to me growing up. They lived across the street from my family and me for the longest time. When they moved, they only moved around the corner. One of my earliest memories is Michael slamming through our door because there were fresh baked cookies. Growing up he and…

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The Biggest Mistake I Have Made In My Photography Business

Business owners aren’t always so quick to tell you the biggest mistakes they’ve made in business. They’ll be happy to tell you all about their HUGE successes and tout the things they’ve done right through the years. I know, because I am guilty of this not so humble brag. It’s not often you get a…

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Why I Do Not Offer My Clients Discs of Their Sessions

At E. Kracht Photography we do not offer our clients discs of their full sessions. Let me tell you why. We consider our studio a Full Service Studio. That means we are with you from start to finish; from the consultation to hanging your gallery wall. I spend time with you before your session to…

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Oh Boy! – Chris & Cassie Stover Maternity Session

I have known Chris since we were just little kiddos running around in Kindergarten and Cassie just about as long! Several years ago they called me up to photograph their engagement and I also had the honor of documenting their wedding day! When Cassie called to tell me she was pregnant with their first baby…

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6 Tips To Prepare For Your High School Senior Session

High school senior sessions are one of my favorite types of session to photograph. I love watching all of my seniors really open up and come out of their shell during their session. By the end we’ve got some really great images of them laughing with real smiles and even some super sweet serious looks….

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Megan Wanzo | Feelin’ 22

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing sweet Megan for her 22nd birthday. she was a delight to work with! Megan first emailed me wanting to have a photoshoot to honor her 22nd birthday and the amazing accomplishment of graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Louis University. When she walked in…

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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!