Kurtis & Julia Kracke are a husband and wife photo journalistic team, who travel nationally. Shooting as a team they give you thorough coverage while capturing the candid and major moments at the same time. In addition to their degrees and awards they have worked in the photography industry for over 15 years. Those years have given them a broad scope of experience and background in all forms of photography, They have worked in the worlds of photojournalism, the demanding world of commercial photography, the idealistic world of art photography, and the behind the scenes world of an international photography museum. They also have many years of experience in the education of photography, from teaching at the college level all the way to community development. Because their passion and feelings towards photography is an art form in it self, and not just a necessity for your wedding day, it gives them a different and unique male and female perspective to your wedding. Professional and unobtrusive, they give you the freedom to enjoy your day.

After graduating from high school in Lawrence Kansas, Julia was invited to study at the world famous photography school, F.A.M.U., in Prague, Czech Republic where she worked with some of the world’s finest photographers. This experience led her to the Kansas City Art institute where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography. She continued her education and received a Masters of Fine Art in Photography from SUNY Buffalo. In addition to wedding photography and children portraiture she works as Manager of Exhibitions and Program Design at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film. She has had the opportunity to work with many of today’s top photographers and has curated exhibitions for, Jeff Bridges David Byrne and Jessica Burstein from Law and Order. She also developed an award winning lecture series working with some of the most notable photographers of our time from National Geographic, Magnum Photos, and The Associated Press.

Kurtis has an extensive career as a professional photographer. After receiving his Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography from the internationally acclaimed Kansas City Art Institute, he went to work for the prestigious commercial studio of Vedros and Associates for six years. Through out his varied and extensive career he has faced many situations from celebrities to products to locations to fashion. His clients have included; Kodak, Corning, Columbia Records, Sony, Hallmark, Purina, Mars Candy, and many other fortune 500 companies. Today he enjoys working on his personal fine art work in between the hectic schedule of a professional photographer.