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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: August 2010

Laura and Merritt – June 5, 2010

We have had lots of questions about who did that cake and who did those flowers and where did she get the dress???? So we are changing up the blog a little . We are going to include the info about the vendors so folks can get more planning info, so…. on to Laura and […]

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Well Wed – Esperanza Mansion Destination Spotlight

We are featured in the current issue of Well Wed in their Esperanza Mansion Destination Spotlight. They featured several of our photos from a Kara and Austin’s wedding. They also featured another photographer and good friend of ours Tom Mike. Check it out!! Pretty cool eh?

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Jill and PJ – May 15, 2010

Jill and PJ hosted their family and friends at  Glenora Wine Cellars in the fingerlakes. It was a beautiful day and they were a pleasure to photograph! Here is a slideshow of some of the amazing moments from their day and a few of our fav”s below. Jill in her dress after the last button […]

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Teaser Picks – Amanda and Dave!!

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DIY Night – Wedding Day Makeup – August 23!!

Join us August 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a DIY Wedding Day Makeup session at our studio. We are very excited to have Jennifer Chamberlin Lewandowski demonstrating easy and beautiful wedding day makeup tips and techniques. Jennifer has 20 plus years specalizing in hair and makeup and is an Mary Kay cosmetic extraordinaire! We will […]

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Drummin’ For The Cure – Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

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Drummin’ For The Cure – Parade and Pep Rally

Such a fun long weekend! Too tired to provide witty commentary ; ) so just some teaser pictures tonight and more images with text to come later.

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Drummin’ for the Cure interview in the Kansas City Star!

Em’s foundation made the paper this morning! They called yesterday afternoon requesting a picture, so yours truly took a few picks and bam! Headshot in the paper. he he … enjoy. By DANIEL PAULLING The Kansas City Star Yoga class helped Emily Stout learn she had breast cancer. Now she’ll be walking with 18 friends […]

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Drummin’ For The Cure – Band Picnic

Here is the drumline. They are Emily’s “Kids”, they call her “Mama Stout”. It was wonderful to see how much respect the kids have for her and she has for her kids. This was after her 4th Chemo session. The kids kept checking on her, asking her if she was feeling ok and if there […]

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Chemo #4 – AKA My little sister is amazing!

There’s no other way to say it… My little sister Emily has breast cancer…. Instead of giving up she has started her own foundation – Drummin for the Cure – The Stout Foundation – geared towards raising money for breast cancer with the ultimate goal of having a metro-wide drum line competition. How AWESOME is that? […]

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