Wednesday, November 11, 2015

- Kids' Christmas Mini's 2015 -

Eeek! My favorite time of year is here and with Christmas season comes Christmas Mini Sessions! I just love sitting down to figure out what cute things we can put together and this year I struggled with which one I loved the most so we're having TWO set-ups for you and your kiddos to choose from!


The first set-up is a more formal "Rustic Christmas" scene that includes lots of misc props for all ages from newborns to sitters to toodlers or older kiddos. This is great for some candid shots as well as sibling shots to use for holiday cards. The other set-up includes a bedroom scene that is filled with fun pillows and even a plate of cookies to snack on! Bring your favorite jammies as well as a stuffed animal to play and have fun with!

To view more sample images for what to expect please visit the following link: Christmas Mini Sessions - Birkett


Christmas Mini Sessions Include:

- 45 minute studio session -
- Two backdrop set-ups of your choice -
- Online gallery for viewing and ordering -
- 25% off all print purchases from session -
- Your choice of a $25 print credit OR 24 holiday cards -
- 5 digital download files with option to upgrade to 10 images and a cd -




Slots open are as follow: 


Saturday, November 21st 

9:00 am - OPEN
10:00 am - OPEN
11:00 am - OPEN
12:00 pm - OPEN
1:00 pm - The Caldwell's

**I will be updating and editing the original link with openings as they fill. Should Saturday fill up I will open slots for Sunday sessions. These will be booked last and will depend on how quickly Saturday slots fill. Please keep an eye out for updates!

Sunday, November 22nd
10:00 am - OPEN
11:00 am - OPEN
12:00 pm - OPEN
1:00 pm - OPEN


The images will be edited and an email with delivery information as well as the way to redeem your print credits or holiday cards will be mailed after the sessions are complete. Please expect 2-3 weeks for these to be completed. I try to complete these in a timely manner but I do have other clients that I'm working with so I always work in order of session date taken so sometimes being backed up does happen during the busy fall and holiday season.

For questions or to book please contact me. I'm looking forward to meeting a new group of kiddos this year and cannot wait to capture such fun holiday images for you!!



Email: kelseyhomolka@hotmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245

Monday, November 9, 2015

Engagement - Nate & Sami

Dirt Road Photography is always looking for fun and new ways to produce products for clients to not only enjoy their session by looking back on it but also to have a way to show their friends and family members their beautiful images! We're trying something exciting and would love for you to view just how gorgeous these two are!




So what do you think? Is this something you would love to see added in 2016?! Would you be interested in something beautiful like this to play back and remember your session with? I'm looking for input and would love to know what you're thinking on a fun new product like this!

Also, what new things would you like to see included for 2016? More print product packages, different themed mini sessions? I'm trying to finalize my 2016 structure and I need your input! Please shoot me a message or give me a call with what YOU want to see in your next session.

Email: kelseyhomolka@hotmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245

Monday, September 28, 2015

- Fall Family Mini Session -

It's here!! Fall Mini Session information is all listed below on the photo. Please refer to the Facebook post with time slots available as I will be updating as slots fill. As always, fall is super busy so I require deposits to be paid or your spot will be open for others to fill.



*Should weather cause issues I will notify everyone as soon as possible for the reschedule date. I will not be giving a full refund to those who cannot make the reschedule date work but you will receive a partial refund.

Email: kelseyhomolka@hotmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Maternity - The Johnson's



I LOOOOOVE when momma's tell me they want something out of the box.

I love it even more when they tell me they want their hubby and big sister included as well.

That's why I was so excited to meet up with Jenny and her little family!

We planned some fun outdoor shots as well as having her try out my new maternity gown. I created the gown with intent to use it earlier in the year but that mommy-to-be was induced early and we didn't have time to try it out.

Luckily Jenny was a great sport and was up for whatever suggestions we gave her. Oh did she look glowing and gorgeous during her maternity session!!

And her little daughter Dream. Oh she was so dreamy and happy! She was a ball full of fire ready to go play without any time to spare to stop and smile. She's already named her little sister "Rainbow" and I love it! Dreams and Rainbows. Mommy and Daddy I'm sure are excited for what their future holds with two little girls!



Thanks Johnson family, it was a pleasure hanging out with you guys and I am super excited to meet your little baby girl here shortly! Good luck and happy delivery!


To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event Maternity - The Johnson's. There are also many new products that are recently listed on the website so make sure to look around, you just might find something special and unique! Keep in mind we can also create customized invitations, holiday cards and poster collages as well.

To book a Maternity Session of your own and to see what's all included and what to expect or visit the Pricing Tab for several other session options.

Lessons Learned: If you're going to include a toddler and a maternity dress in your session, bring a friend or have an assistant there for help!!

Email List




Want to get in on the Fall Mini Session deets before everyone else has the chance? 


Enter your email addy to get on the exclusive list! 



Either comment or follow the link. I'll be giving my email crew a week early chance to fill the dates before I post for others to book their spots. I like to really make the email list exclusive to special offers as well as give them discounts that my other social media sites don't have the opportunity to cash in on.



These will fill fast and I'll only be hosting one day so make sure you're ready to book your spot!




*I do not send over more than 10 emails a year so you will not be receiving junk mail I promise :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

First Birthday - Michael


Birthday boys and blue cakes.

They're a perfect match for a fun session!

Check out Mister Michael enjoy his pretty cake his mommy made him! What a fun session. He was straight out of the gate a perfect smiley little boy and once the cake came around there was absolutely NO stopping him from destroying it.

Thanks for coming to visit me Michael and Lynee. You two are so sweet and I loved getting to know you guys :)




Happy first birthday Michael!


To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event First Birthday - Michael. There are also many new products that are recently listed on the website so make sure to look around, you just might find something special and unique! Keep in mind we can also create customized invitations, holiday cards and poster collages as well.

To book a First Birthday of your own and to see what's all included and what to expect or visit the Pricing Tab for several other session options.

Lessons Learned: Let them go at it with their cake! I really wanted to get just a shot of him looking at me with his cake in front of him. He really just wanted his cake. We compromised and he got his cake right away ;)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Family - The Kotas'


Sometimes, you don't really have a "start date" for a friendship. Sometimes, they just happen and fall into place. That's the case with the Kotas Crew! We never really started a friendship, it's always been there, we just didn't realize it existed until recently ;)

Casey asked if I'd be willing to come over to their farm and get some quick wheat pictures done before her hubby was in full blown farmer mode. I agreed and was happy to get over there and check out how much their kiddos have grown and their lovely wheat fields.

It worked out that my favorite partner and fellow photographer friend Amanda from Amanda Nohavec Photography was working in that same field that evening! We said our hi's, compared back of camera settings and then proceeded to start our own fun. The kiddos were great, the parents were full of ideas on how to make their kids giggle and we all had a few good laughs when kids went missing in tall wheat and corn fields.




Thank you Kotas' for not only being great friends and neighbors but for also trusting me and coming back to me for more pictures. I love watching your family grow but more importantly, I love watching our friendship grow!


To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event Family - The Kotas'. There are also many new products that are recently listed on the website so make sure to look around, you just might find something special and unique! Keep in mind we can also create customized invitations, holiday cards and poster collages as well.

To book a Family Session of your own and to see what's all included and what to expect or visit the Pricing Tab for several other session options.

Lessons Learned: Although you may know the family and what to expect, always just roll with it. If someone isn't up for pictures and flat out refuses to smile, just let them do their thing. Eventually, Elsa will start singing Let It Go and a smile WILL appear. In that moment, capture it, click as many times as you can and cull through the smiles later. ;)

Saturday, July 25, 2015

1,000 Fans Giveaway

What a fun time to celebrate reaching a milestone of 1,000 "likes" on our Dirt Road Photography page on Facebook! With milestones, comes gratitude for those who have helped me get there. So, I'm wanting to thank all of you for helping me!! I've got a few fun things going on so make sure to check everything out, there's a little something for everything.


-FACEBOOK FULL SESSION GIVEAWAY-
I'm opening this giveaway up to everyone! You can enter over on Facebook to receive your choice of a family, baby, senior or couple photo session. Check out the Dirt Road Photography page for more info on how to enter. You must follow all instructions in order to win. Winner will be drawn August 5th.


-BLOG FALL MINI SESSION GIVEAWAY-
This is a totally separate giveaway than the Facebook Fan Giveaway and is exclusive to JUST this blog! That means you have the opportunity to earn TWO FREE SESSIONS! This giveaway is for a free session when I host my fall mini sessions. I will be giving out more information and dates closer to fall but wanted to include a fun way for you guys to get in on the fun ahead of time to get one spot saved. To enter follow the Rafflecopter giveaway info below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


-10% DISCOUNT OFF ANY SESSION-
How cool is it that by booking a session by August 5th you automatically get 10% off any session!! All you have to do is let me know what date you have in mind, get your deposit sent in and hold your session before September 30th! Pretty simple and a great way to save some money on pictures you plan on using for Christmas cards ;) I'm giving this to everyone so even if you don't win the free session you can still book a session and receive a great discount on your session fee.


-$10 PRINT CREDIT-
As well as a booking discount you'll also receive a $10 print credit to use towards your session. You're welcome to put it towards any prints located on the website as well as apply it towards digital files should you choose to. Just a fun little way to get some prints from your session printed! ;)


-BOGO BABY-
This is an extra special discount geared towards a milestone package! I'm wanting to book a few more newborn sessions so when you book a newborn package you can receive the milestone mini's package for HALF OFF! That means you'll get a huge discount and you'll have sessions booked for their major milestones, three, six and nine month mini's. These include five digital files at each stage as well as a mini first birthday session with five images or you can choose to upgrade their first birthday session to a full session for the 50% off discount as well if booked with this special.


-RETURN CLIENT DISCOUNT IS BACK-
That's right! I actually retired this discount as of 2014 but I decided to pull it out for a special appearance for hitting this milestone. That means ALL previous Dirt Road Photography clients will automatically receive a 15% discount off of their session fee if booked before August 5th.



*ALL giveaways, discounts, print credits and freebies MUST BE REDEEMED BEFORE September 30th of 2015 in order to receive their credits/discounts/freebies given. With fall comes my busy season and I will be giving my paying clients priority over all discounted sessions. I realize that I'm giving these things as thank-you's but I am still running a business so I need to respect clients that are paying for their session fees. Thank you for understanding.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Maternity - The Caldwell's

Sometimes you meet a couple and just know that you can instantly talk to them. Sometimes you feel so connected and comfortable with them that it makes the session feel easy and not like a job but more of a fun social event. 

I met that couple.

They're so sweet and kind. 

Now I'd like you to meet them! 

Meet the Caldwell's and soon-to-be baby boy.






To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event Family - The Caldwell's. There are also many new products that are recently listed on the website so make sure to look around, you just might find something special and unique! Keep in mind we can also create customized invitations, holiday cards and poster collages as well.

To book a Maternity Session of your own and to see what's all included and learn more about what to expect or visit the Pricing Tab for several other session options.

Lessons Learned: Even if daddy isn't quite into pictures just ask for his trust that they'll look beautiful! He hated the flowers and scenery but the minute we showed up to the fire station his eyes lit up and suddenly picture taking was a fun process ;)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wilber Czech Queen - Julia Ourecky

I was really thrilled when I opened up a message from my dear friend Julia asking if I'd be willing to take her queen pictures for her pageant application. It was five short years ago I was getting pictures taken for my own state pageant applications, and Julia was my princess helping to prepare me! Now, it was my turn to help her. It really was a bittersweet moment for me!



The Ourecky's have been long time family friends before us kids even knew each other so five years ago when we landed in the Czech Royalty crew it was fun getting to know each other better. Spending almost every weekend together that summer we learned a lot about each other and we traveled across the entire state for several fun events while meeting some extremely unique people.

I want to wish Julia and all of the Nebraska Chapter Czech Queens the best of luck this year at State Pageant. It was an experience I was extremely blessed to have the opportunity to participate in and I love hearing that other young ladies are continuing the tradition of sharing their love of their Czech heritage. Good luck, have fun and make memories. You'll look back and wish you could re-live it more often than you think ;)


To order prints from this session go to my website and click on the event Wilber Czech Queen. There are also many new products that are recently listed on the website so make sure to look around, you just might find something special and unique! Keep in mind we can also create customized invitations, holiday cards and poster collages as well.

To book a Session of your own CLICK HERE to see what's all included and learn more about what to expect or visit the Pricing Tab for several other session options.

Lessons Learned: Take the weather with a grain of salt and just show up. All day I worried about the weather ruining our plans and even tried rescheduling. Luckily we stuck with our plan (and in reality we just couldn't reschedule) and it all turned out just fine. We froze a little but we still got some beautiful pictures!

And, here's a little throwback of Julia, her younger brother John and myself back when I was queen! What a fun group of friends and an awesome summer with these two!!


Friday, January 16, 2015

Thank You

As I take the time to sit down and re-work my 2015 business plan I also like to look back at all of the great memories 2014 was filled with.

2014 was my first full year in business and taking that huge leap of faith was tough but looking back I can say it was totally worth it. I made A LOT of new friends, I gained plenty of knowledge and there were minimal tears shed.

Looking through all of the pictures below I am blown away with just how beautiful each and every person is. They all of their unique personalities and they all hold a special place in my heart. Getting to know other people and what drives them is something I always love about my job. From learning about a senior's future plans to watching a newborn sleep peacefully I

I am proud to have started a business with nothing and grown into a full time self-employed business owner of the past year. All of the families listed below are to be thanked for my success and I pray that 2015 will be filled with making new friendships and bonds with new people. 

Hope everyone is having a happy 2015 and cannot wait to continue to watch Dirt Road Photography grow!!