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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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Heltsley Family Photo Session

The Heltsley’s have been with me since the beginning of my business. Our very first session was a pregnancy announcement for their first daughter. Now she is three and her little sister is 1! We’ve done maternity sessions, newborn, family, and everything in between! This past week we updated their family photos and had a…

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Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

I’m a huge fan of anything audio; music, podcasts, audiobooks. I’m always on the go and having something in my ears to keep me occupied and entertained is welcome. I really enjoy listening to podcasts because they’re (mostly) one off episodes and you don’t have to have a super long attention span. I know by…

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Lula Roe Kenda Hyde Shenanigan Session

When she started selling Lula Roe two years ago I was super interested in this new adventure of her’s. Plus, who doesn’t love to shop?! I’ve watched her grow her business from facebook posting parties to open houses to finally opening a storefront. At the beginning of this year (2018) she came to me with…

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How To Plan For Your Family Photo Session

Being in the business of family photography I get asked all the time how families need to plan for their session. Everything from what do we wear to what happens if a kiddo is cranky to what about rain?! And anything imaginable in between. My first piece of advice is to take a deep breath…

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Super Secret Method For Conquering Your Todo List

As a self-professed kickass entrepreneur. My todo list is never freaking ending. I have tried every from of planner, tracking system, bullet journal, push what have yous the market has to offer. Always trying to find the best way to keep my life right and my shit together. But why mess with success? Ha, see…

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Quick & Dirty Guide To Get Organized Now

  If you’re like me at all you get distracted super easily and an unorganized space is usually the cause of said distractions. There are several quick & dirty things I do every single day to get my shit together, accomplish all the things, and kick all the ass. write out a bomb task list…

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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!