small blurb about capturing special moments throughout life

Portrait Sessions

maternity

newborn

families

milestones

Special Moments in Your Life

Pre-Session Consultation

LOCATION, CLOTHING STYLES, AND GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER!

This is the best time to tell me exactly what you want with your session! Start thinking ahead of time what your ideal location and style is. Once you've got a location start looking at clothing inspiration. Always keep in mind that layers work awesome to switch up your look quickly without wasting time changing full outfits. A week or so before we'll follow up with discussing clothing options and have you send me images of what you've selected to ensure we're on the same page with everything. I'll keep an eye on the weather as well to make sure we have beautiful skies and perfect sunsets.

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Session Shooting Day

The fun part! I'll guide you, while you relax and have fun during your shoot.

It's shooting day! Just relax and be ready to have fun! I will give you tons of ideas and direction throughout your session so no prior modeling needed. ;) I find that the best photos are the candid ones that happen between the posed ones, we'll make sure you're comfortable and relaxed, even if it means me making fun of myself. If there is something specific you want, make sure you let me know ahead of time so we can arrange it. Parents are of course welcome and are actually encouraged to help you feel more comfortable and we want them to feel included in the process as well!

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Photo Viewing & Ordering

review all of your photos and products available for purchase!

Your viewing and ordering session typically takes place 1-2 weeks after your session and is held at our home located in Wilber, Nebraska. During your ordering session you will view all of your edited and re-touched images as well as the different prints and products that we can create with your images. I will help walk you through the process and collections as well as give you descriptions of products and suggest what fits best for your session style. We can work with a variety of budgets to accommodate and make your session memorable. This is the perfect time to purchase gifts to cherish for a lifetime! 

The Session Process

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The DRP Portrait Experience

Family pictures are something that will be cherished for years to come. The moments in time that will forever hang over your fireplace to remind your guests in your home that your kids were so tiny at one point. The precious details of those tiny little ones that will someday grow into adults who will eventually be wanting their own family pictures taken. We’d love to invite you out to one of our farms near Wilber, Nebraska to shoot a family session! Weather you’re a family of three or a group of five kids and two adults, we’re here for your entire crew! We love watching the kids check out the barns or admire the cattle, it’s fun watching the babies see the tall grass or play with the wildflowers in the spring. Don’t forget while you’re out here to stop and admire the dirt roads and soak up the bliss of the quiet colorful sunsets. We truly love hosting families for pictures and hope you enjoy the full experience. Bring your kids, we’ve got the silly questions and of course, bring your dancing shoes so we can all break out in a dance party and do a few twirls for the camera to capture those candid moments!!

Family Portraits

Session Investment begins at $200

VIEW FAMILY GALLERY

A maternity session is your time to show off your very special baby bump and celebrate your last few months carrying your special baby around in your tummy. A precious time in you and your partners life! A baby is a huge, life altering event and you'll want to cherish every special moment throughout your 40 week journey. This is a time to document those moments in time that are often forgotten or looked over after your newborn is here. I want to photograph that memory for you to look back on and show your baby the first moments mommy was blessed to spend with them. We typically try to schedule your maternity sessions around 30 weeks as that’s when your showing a bump but not too uncomfortable and still do some poses. But babies sometimes have schedules of their own so don’t wait until last minute to ensure we capture those little bumps before they’re gone! Bundle the maternity session with one of our milestone packages and receive a discount on your maternity session. Wilber, Nebraska area photographer Kelsey Homolka would love to capture and document these final stages of your pregnancy before your new baby arrives!!

Maternity Portraits

Session Investment begins at $150

VIEW MATERNITY GALLERY

Newborn sessions are very special to both parents and siblings as well as baby’s family members and friends. It doesn’t matter if you're brand new parents or seasoned vets, a new baby is always a special gift and worth celebrating with pictures! You will want to capture the little nugget and their first moments of life to continuously look back and remind yourself of the beautiful life that you have created. At our in home studio located in Wilber, Nebraska we have everything you could possibly need for your newborn photo session including props for both boys and girls. Our prop collection includes various colors and styles and we're always adding more. While our approach is less is more when it comes to props we absolutely don’t mind including specific themes are requested but make sure you plan ahead of time to ensure we have everything you’re looking for. We can also include family portraits with parents and siblings if you’re wanting to incorporate yourselves in the photos as well. Please make sure you’re scheduling your newborn session with us at least a month in advance as we typically shoot your newborn within the first ten days. This also allows us to pose baby in all those cute squishy poses you see!

Newborn Portraits

Session Investment begins at $200

VIEW newborn GALLERY

Let’s capture your child’s biggest milestones in photos with the best Nebraska Child Photographer! With babies come change and your child will be changing daily so don’t forget to take pictures of all the changes! Fresh baby smiles, new words, sparkly new teeth popping through, sitting up unassisted there are so many things that develop within your child’s first year and there's a limited amount of time to capture those memories! With the various milestone photo session options available you can choose which one is perfect for you as well as add on other options to ensure you're capturing everything you'd like. We do have some amazing bundled pricing if you purchase one of our milestone packages that include newborn, six months and one year sessions. Want to add on a maternity session as well? That’s great, we’ve got a discount for it! Milestone sessions are great to add a variety of props to if your babies aren’t sitting unassisted yet and we’ve got an entire collection of different backdrops to fit your style from neutrals (our personal favorites!) to bright and colorful themed options. Our in home studio is filled with outfits and props waiting for you to come borrow! Weather pending, we can always go outside as well to capture those tiny littles playing with nature!

Milestone Portraits

Session Investment begins at $150

VIEW Milestone GALLERY

“Our family has used Dirt Road Photography for the last 3 going on four years now and I can honestly say we will forever be a client of Kelsey's! She is everything and more that you could want or need when it comes to a photographer. The work she does is more than art it's full of passion, creativity, and love she puts her heart and soul into capturing your memories! Your not just another client to her your family. Our son Maddox loves Kelsey and she is so patient with him. We are so grateful to have found such a kind and talented individual to work with us and she will always be considered part of our family as well. Thank you Kelsey!”
- TABETHA CALDWELL

“Our family has used Dirt Road Photography for the last 3 going on four years now and I can honestly say we will forever be a client of Kelsey's! She is everything and more that you could want or need when it comes to a photographer. The work she does is more than art it's full of passion, creativity, and love she puts her heart and soul into capturing your memories! Your not just another client to her your family. Our son Maddox loves Kelsey and she is so patient with him. We are so grateful to have found such a kind and talented individual to work with us and she will always be considered part of our family as well. Thank you Kelsey!”
- TABETHA CALDWELL

“Our family has used Dirt Road Photography for the last 3 going on four years now and I can honestly say we will forever be a client of Kelsey's! She is everything and more that you could want or need when it comes to a photographer. The work she does is more than art it's full of passion, creativity, and love she puts her heart and soul into capturing your memories! Your not just another client to her your family. Our son Maddox loves Kelsey and she is so patient with him. We are so grateful to have found such a kind and talented individual to work with us and she will always be considered part of our family as well. Thank you Kelsey!”
- TABETHA CALDWELL

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Your session fees cover my time, talent, props and full edited images in an online gallery. It does not include digital files, prints or other products. Those are sold separately in create your own collection packages or a la carte at your viewing and ordering appointment after your session.

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

After your session our typical turn-around time is 1-2 weeks for the editing process when we then schedule your viewing session. Your prints and products will take 2-3 weeks to get in once the final payment has been made on all products and the contract is signed.

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

Senior sessions are held on week nights. Newborns are scheduled during the day (typically around 10 am) and must be within the first ten days after baby is born. All other sessions can be scheduled as our calendar allows. Please note we highly recommend booking at minimum a month in advance for your session as we do fill up fairly quickly. 

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

We do not give my clients raw / unedited images simply because its not a true representation of our work. We spend a great deal of time during the editing process to ensure you receive the highest quality images which includes high resolution carefully edited photos. 

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

Just bring yourself! We our course love when you decide to include props but they aren't necessary. If you're doing portraits of your babies, we have a huge closet of outfits as well as buckets, bins and baskets you're welcome to use from our stash. That's what we get them for! We also love to encourage families to think of incorporating anything that has sentimental value to your crew, if that means bringing along grandpa's antique tractor or maybe a vintage car, please do! Make sure to coordinate ahead of time to ensure we make everything run smooth the day of with props.

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

We generally shoot at least 10 times the amount of photos delivered for your session in order to make sure that we end up with great photos! For your final gallery, I’ll shoot *at least* 400 frames and then narrow them down later. This way, you can be sure you don’t end up with blurry shots, or photos in which everyone’s eyes are closed! Trust me, you'd be overwhelmed seeing all of the images, the culling process is hard friends! ;)

Does my session include prints/products or digital images?

Do I need to bring anything to our session?

I only need a few images, do you offer mini sessions?

Do you have an indoor studio?

Do you give RAW files?

When should I schedule my photo session?

When will my photos be ready to view/order?

Do I have to place an order at the ordering session?

Do you edit and touch up all images?

Have questions? We've got answers! Here's some of our top questions we get asked. Feel free to contact us if your answer isn't found below!

Frequently Asked Questions

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