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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.

Yearly Archives: 2014

Garrett Chapel and Esperanza Mansion – Bobby and Claire

Our third wedding of the season was another Esperanza wedding – but with a twist! Bobby and Claire tied the knot at the historic Garett Memorial Chapel. Built as a memorial for the last heir of the Garrett family, owners of Garrett and Company winemakers, the chapel is now in the possession of the Episcopal Diocese […]

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A Divinity School Wedding – Jenn & Roger

It was a beautiful late spring day when Jenn and Roger exchanged their vows at the Colgate Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, NY. Jenn was absolutely beautiful in her dress. I loved that her shoes were her “something blue”. Jenn opted for a floor length veil, which we had some fun with in later pictures… Kittleberger […]

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Scott and Melissa’s wedding at Esperanza Mansion

We started off our wedding season at a venue we have had the pleasure of working at many a time – Esperanza Mansion. Built in 1838 in the Greek Revival style that was popular during that time period, the mansion now serves as a hotel, restaurant, and event venue. Deep in Finger Lakes country, the […]

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Karen and Mark Engagement Session

“Can we have our engagement session taken with a Blackhawk Helicopter?” – “YES!!!” Thanks Karen and Mark, we had a great time.

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Little Man is 2 months old!

Little similes and little toes, little man had a wonderful time. See last month here.

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Cara and Dave’s NYC Engagement Session

We had a great day with Cara and Dave in the big apple. They are a treat to photograph, they are very comfortable in front of the camera and with each other. We are really looking forward to their wedding. xoxo

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Jeremy and Lisa’s little guy

One month old already! Great smiles and fun with mom and dad. See day one of the little man here.

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Welcome to the world little guy!

This is one of the best parts of my job! We photographed Lisa and Jeremy’s wedding (see their wedding here!) and now have the privilege of photographing their new little one! Welcome to the world little guy!

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Sybil and Dan’s engagement session in the snow!

Sybil and Dan wanted snow pictures for their engagement session and wow, did we have the perfect day! Can’t wait for the wedding.

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Kyle and Allen

Kyle and Allen were married at the Colgate Divinity School. Amazing day!! Woot Woot!!

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