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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: May 2010

Other cool projects with amazing photos that we do

Kurtis put all our CD’s in to his iTunes last week and in the process found a few things we had forgotten about. Kurtis did the photography for this album. We photographed Leif and Alyssa’s wedding a few years ago… they had the coolest cake topper!! (click on the link… page 62 of their album..way […]

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Catie and Mark Engagement Session

Catie and Mark are an amazing couple. We had a blast photographing them in their soon to be new loft in downtown!! It was really cool to be in the rough space. We are going to take pictures of it as it progresses and I can’t wait to see the progress!!

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Catie and Mark – Save The Date card!

We had a awesome opportunity with Catie and Mark. We designed their Save The Date card. They supplied the images of them over the years for the front of the card and we put three images one the back from the engagement shoot. It came together really really well (if I do say so myeslf […]

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Matt and Mallary Engagement Session

We had a great time photographing Matt and Mallary’s engagement session! They are so much fun, silly and in love! They were in town so we took an afternoon and went out to the park, thank goodness we didn’t photograph the next day as it snowed!! Thanks Matt and Mallary!! We had a great time […]

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Little Man May 2010

I had the pleasure of photographing little man again. It is so much fun to photograph babies in their first year of life especially when the photo sessions are a few months apart. It is always amazing to see how fast they grow. As always little man was happy and absolutely charming, he is definitely […]

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Money Saving Tips – Dissolvable Wedding Dress – just don’t spill your champaign on it ; – )

Found this article on The Dissolvable Wedding Dress!! It was created by students at Sheffield Hallam University. It’s a very interesting twist and idea on green wedding dresses. …-  just don’t spill your champaign on it! ; – ) “Aiming to address the issue of “throwaway fashion” and its impact on the environment as […]

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