Welcome to the end of 2020! Congrats, you survived all 12 levels of Jumanji and I’m confident this year will be amazing! What a whirlwind of a year we had. From pandemics, to elections to murder hornets, I’m pretty sure we’ve seen it all! This past year was chaotic, but through the chaos, so many beautiful memories and pictures were made! Let’s take a second to show gratitude for all the blessings we found in 2020.
2021 will be my 8th year as a full time photographer, which means I have spent A LOT of time behind a camera through the years. My absolute favorite part of having my business for so long is getting to watch families grow and evolve.
So, let’s celebrate 2020 and look into 2021 by doing a quick review! We’ve got a ton of fun things to highlight! Take a peek below!
One of my favorite things to do is sit down and review every single client folder and pull an image from their session to create this visual representation of who I all got to meet. It always inspires me that my clients open their arms and invite me into getting to know their families. I love stepping back and seeing just how many people I get to meet and capture their pictures in different milestones of their lives!
So what will be new for 2021? A few pretty unique upgrades! We’ve listened and hear you’re wanting to remove the minimum product order requirement for “a la carte” order’s. Even though we feel like you should be purchasing tangible products, we want to give you the best experience, so we’ve removed the minimum requirement!
We’re also working on adding more exclusive products as well as new services to the business lineup. While we absolutely love the vendors we work with, we’re always looking at finding more heirloom products so keep an eye on emails as well as our social media accounts as we release more info.
This past year I decided to push myself to start entering some of my photos into contests or to be featured in magazines. Wow, what a humbling experience to have peers vote and choose your images! I feel so honored to be considered for such fun printed magazines and contests!!
It’s no secret, that I absolutely LOVE my seniors. This year we had quite the crew and kept ourselves busy shooting senior pictures most of the summer and then into late fall. This past year I’ve really worked on being diligent about sending out senior questionnaires and following up on their vision of what they want out of the session to give them all unique experiences to include what they love. From tractors, to wheat fields to sunflower sunsets, we created some pretty magical memories through pictures for all of these epic seniors! I love to look through and review all of these old sessions, it really inspires me to get even more unique with sessions in the future!
We will forever recommend purchasing PRODUCTS instead of digital images from your sessions. Printed photos hold a very special place in our hearts, to this day, my one prized possession is getting to hold and flip through old photo albums of my family growing up. My job is to provide you, my clients, a service that enables you to have a one stop shop to take the stress out of printing photos. I love delivering fully finished products for you to display and always cherish! This year our top products included wood framed prints, photo albums and our precious accordion books! A closer top finisher was add on digital images delivered on a cute customized usb drive.
And check out the change through the years! It’s incredible to watch progress and see how things change so much each year. I love watching my growth and seeing all these beautiful new clients!!
I hope to see many of you again in 2021. Better yet, I’d love if you’d refer your friends so I can continue to grow and thrive throughout this next year! I love watching you and your family continue to grow and change. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for inviting me into your family’s lives. You’re all such a blessing and I love knowing each and every one of you. I truly do value each friendship I’ve made! I wish you a great new year and cannot wait to see what successful things you accomplish in 2021! – Kelsey Homolka with Dirt Road Photography