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Who are Julia and Kurtis?

They are a husband and wife photojournalistic team, who travel nationally to photograph anything. They do more then document your wedding; They capture the essence of the day. Shooting as a team they give you thorough coverage while capturing the candid and major moments at the same time. Professionalism and creativity are the hallmarks that Kracke Photography strives to give all their couples, all the while maintaining a a unique male and female perspective to your wedding. Professional and unobtrusive, they give you the freedom to enjoy your day. 

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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 animals. 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.




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. She also worked, for 8 years, 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, VII Photo Agency and The Associated Press.

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tonia and Kevin’s wedding made The Knot Finals!!

Tonia and Kevin’s wedding made the finals in The Knot My Real Wedding contest! They are in the catagory for best cake which is a little funny and odd since there is no cake picture. I have a call into The Knot to figure it out. But, Please vote for them. You can vote everyday […]

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We didn’t know it but we went looking for Trouble

Introducing…….(insert fanfare)…..TROUBLE! After many months of a quiet, kitty free home we decided to get another cat. Well… actually 2 cats. Our neighbor Dee is buying a cat for Kurtis for his birthday. He wants an orange, long hair male cat, we have looked and looked and looked and can’t find one. If you know […]

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RAMS 2010 Team Picture

I am a member of the RAMS (Rochester Area Master Swimmers) and when I can get my butt out of bed at 5:30 a.m. I usually make it to practice. They asked me to take a team picture this year and I was happy to be able to do so. .. I was also really […]

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Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua

We love to photograph at Sonnenberg. It is one of Upstate’s hidden treasures. You can have your wedding there and or take your pictures there. We were really lucky this year to take some pictures during the fall when normally Sonnenberg isn’t open. We just got the nicest note from Rachel Dewey,  the events manager […]

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Alexander AKA Little Man

We photographed Heather and Zlatko’s wedding last year and this year I got to photograph their new baby boy (also affectionately know as Little Man) I had a great time with them and the little man. Here are a few picks from that session!

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Help us win wedding of the year on The Knot!!

Kurtis and I were like dueling computers in our race to get as many of our weddings up on The Knot for their My Real Wedding Contest. We worked until the 12 midnight deadline, our fingers were sore and our eyes were bugging out of our heads. Here are the weddings that we were able […]

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Money Saving Tips for Weddings! – Borders

I have a Boarders Rewards card and got this update from them. “This week’s theme is Wedding Planning. From Bridal fashion and jewelry to wedding invitations and honeymoon plans, you’ll find everything you need for that special day at amazing prices.” You need to be a member to take advantage of the offers, it is free […]

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