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Southeast Nebraska High School Senior Photos | Cassidy Kowalski | Tri-County High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

Southeast Nebraska High School Senior Photos | Cassidy Kowalski | Tri-County High School | Wilber Nebraska Portrait Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named cassidy kowalski of wilber nebraska who went to tri-county high school in dewitt nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near wilber nebraska in saline county at farms. photo includes tall glass buildings, cattle, show cows, blue dresses, summer, sunsets, and dirt roads. cassidy is also wearing pink tank top with blue denim jeans as well as floral off the shoulder dress and sandals. girl is dressed in brown cowboy boots with blue lace dress with long brown curly hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Cassidy Kowalski of Wilber, Nebraska

Sweet girl Cassidy. I’ve known her for years. I used to help “coach” her and it makes me so sad looking back five plus years ago when her tiny sweet voice said to me. “Kelsey, when I become a senior, you’re taking my pictures.” Ahh! It seemed so long ago!! But it’s bittersweet. I was honored and THRILLED to be trusted all these years later to take her senior pictures. Girlfriend, you have the brightest smile and personality that can light up any room and it’s a joy seeing you.

images of high school girl senior photos named cassidy kowalski of wilber nebraska who went to tri-county high school in dewitt nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near wilber nebraska in saline county at farms. photo includes tall glass buildings, cattle, show cows, blue dresses, summer, sunsets, and dirt roads. cassidy is also wearing pink tank top with blue denim jeans as well as floral off the shoulder dress and sandals. girl is dressed in brown cowboy boots with blue lace dress with long brown curly hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Cassidy is part of the Class of 2020 at Tri-County High School located near DeWitt, Nebraska and might be one of our most hilarious senior reps on our crew. She brings laughter to every single session I’ve ever had with her and I just adore her pretty curly hair that gives her personality that much more “oomph.” Cassidy did a summer session and surprisingly the Nebraska summer night wasn’t that hot considering during the day the temps were above ninty degrees outside.

Cassidy is active in 4-H, FFA, spanish club, and letter club in between all of her busy sports activities. She loves showing cows, working on the farm, and (my fav answer!) czech dancing with friends in what little free time she has. She is always so busy working as well, this girl is what I’d call a true Nebraska farm girl! Busy working with her cattle in between hanging out with friends and those activities. I don’t know how we had time to even squeeze in pictures ;)

For Cassidy’s pictures we mixed it up a little. Did some on the farm near Wilber, while others we did at a few other farm locations. We choose the local famous red barn (which I’m obsessed with!) for a few images as well as a fun bean field. I think it really pulls out the farm roots in her family! Then we found some grain bins and old rustic sheds to snap a few images before traveling to our favorite spot. The dirt road!! Her outfit choices went perfectly with the locations and it all pulled together really well I feel like.

I love getting to know my clients and one of the questions I always ask is what is one thing people would never know about you and her reply was that she loves running. That caught even me off guard but it’s a great activity to enjoy!

Thanks again Cassidy for trusting me to capture your senior portrait images. It is always a blast seeing you and sending you best of luck vibes for your senior year. Go make memories girlfriend!! XOXO

images of high school girl senior photos named cassidy kowalski of wilber nebraska who went to tri-county high school in dewitt nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near wilber nebraska in saline county at farms. photo includes tall glass buildings, cattle, show cows, blue dresses, summer, sunsets, and dirt roads. cassidy is also wearing pink tank top with blue denim jeans as well as floral off the shoulder dress and sandals. girl is dressed in brown cowboy boots with blue lace dress with long brown curly hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

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Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Cortland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Janae Nitzsche | Milford High School | Milford Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Janae Nitzsche | Milford High School | Milford Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named janae nitzsche of milford nebraska who went to milford high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in black jegging jeans and maroon off the shoulders top with lace details standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has long red and brown colored hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

This sweet girl finishes up our rep team. I am so grateful she joined us, she brings sunshine to the group and is always so upbeat and positive. I cannot wait to get to know her better!

Meet Our Reps: Janae Nitzsche from Milford, Nebraska

Hi my name is Janae and I’m excited to say that I am one of the Dirt Road Photography senior reps.  I wanted to be a rep because I love the style of pictures that Kelsey takes, and once I was able to meet with her I knew that this was going to be an exciting and fun experience.  I am currently involved in softball, basketball, musical, FBLA, and FCA.  In the future I plan to attend college in some type of education degree, and possible play collegiate softball. My hobbies consist of softball, softball, and some more softball.  During the summer my family and I are constantly at the fields watching, playing, or umpiring. 

Facebook: Janae Nitzsche - Instagram: @janae.juliana13

images of high school girl senior photos named janae nitzsche of milford nebraska who went to milford high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in black jegging jeans and maroon off the shoulders top with lace details standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has long red and brown colored hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: Phone

One food for the rest of my life: Sandwiches

Fav phone app: Snapchat

Top Three Movies: Little Rascals, Longest Ride, Forever My Girl 

Nerdiest thing you do: Math Problems 

Something on your bucket list: Skydive

Favorite thing about myself: My unique hair

Most influential person: My grandpa Ron


Isn’t she the cutest?! And girlfriend, whenever you are ready, I totally would skydive with you! It’s been on my bucket list forever too!! Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Janae and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Morgan Bice | Norris High School | Hickman Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Morgan Bice | Norris High School | Hickman Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named morgan of hickman nebraska who went to norris high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in floral romper with blue, yellow, red and white colors standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has short high lighted hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

And rounding up our senior team is one of my favs!! Miss Morgan Bice from Hickman, Nebraska who attends Norris High School. She’s my fav partially because she’s related to me but also because she has such a big heart and I’ve never seen anything but a smile on her face throughout her entire life. She’s always on my level with humor and jokes and I absolutely adore how sweet she is to those around her. Just a sweetheart!! XOXO

Meet Our Reps: Morgan Bice from Hickman, Nebraska

Hey, I’m Morgan Bice! I've decided to be a DRP Senior Rep because it pushes me out of my comfort zone to become more confident and I've gotten to meet some great new friends! I'm involved in a few activities at Norris, some of them are dance, color guard, show choir and trap! I love being outside including hunting, fishing, and boating! I plan on going to college to become a BSN and then a specialized program to become a CRNA. DRP senior rep team has given me so many new friends and opportunities and I would love to talk more about it with anyone! 

Facebook: Morgan Bice - Instagram: @morgan.bice - Twitter: BiceMorgan

images of high school girl senior photos named morgan of hickman nebraska who went to norris high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in floral romper with blue, yellow, red and white colors standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has short high lighted hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: My Shotgun

One food for the rest of my life: Pasta

Fav phone app: Instagram

Top Three Movies: Titanic, Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club

Nerdiest thing you do: Read

Something on your bucket list: Visit an orphanage overseas and play with the kids

Favorite thing about myself: Willingness to learn new things

Most influential person: My choir director


Ok, I love that she wants to visit an orphanage overseas. I actually did that and it was so fullfilling but heartbreaking. Super emotional but such a humbling thing to do. She truly does have this huge heart of gold and I have no doubt will succeed in life. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Morgan and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Jackie Kalkwarf | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Jackie Kalkwarf | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named jackie kalkwarf of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in white flowy shirt and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

I am absolutely loving introducing you to our reps! Jackie is also my neighbor so it’s always an added bonus when the girls in our team I also interact with on a daily basis. Jackie is so full of kindness and has the biggest heart whose always doing the right thing. She’s extremely active in the community and of course, she loves Czech Days (almost) as much as me!

Meet Our Reps: Jackie Kalkwarf from Wilber, Nebraska

Hi friends, I’m Jackie! I wanted to be a senior rep because I love the looks of Kelsey’s photos! We did our family photos with her, and I love her style plus she is awesome to work with! :) I am involved in many school activities. I am the president of FBLA and the co-vice president of student council. I am also apart of TCBY, one act, National Honor Society, and tennis. I’m planning on attending UNK to become a business teacher. What I love the most is spending time with my friends in my free time!

Facebook: Jackie Kalkwarf - Instagram: @jackiekalkwarf

images of high school girl senior photos named jackie kalkwarf of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in white flowy shirt and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: My Phone

One food for the rest of my life: Enchiladas

Fav phone app: Pinterest

Top Three Movies: Life As We Know It, Elf, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil & Vile

Nerdiest thing you do: I love doing all kinds of arts and crafts

Something on your bucket list: Travel to Australia

Favorite thing about myself: My Smile :)

Most influential person: My mom


Eeek she’s just the cutest ever! And bonus, she LOVES Elf just as much as me. Hands down my top fav movie of all time ever and ever. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Jackie and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Lily Zoubek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Western Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Lily Zoubek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Western Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named lily zoubek of western nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in pink floral dress standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Another fav rep of ours! (ok they’re all my favs) I cannot wait to introduce Miss Lily! She was sick the day we did our group shoot but we made up for it by sneaking in some quick shots during a short mini so she could still have her chance to shine! I adore how honry Lily is and she’s such a hard workin farm girl which is totally up my alley, their family is so awesome and I love how she’s the shy but always up to something person. She is the best ever and can’t wait for you to hear more about her!

Meet Our Reps: Lily Zoubek from Western, Nebraska

Hi everyone! I’m Lily Zoubek, 16 years old, and active in many school activities including: FFA, I am the 2019-2020 Historian, FBLA, TCBY, Art Club, Yearbook, Bowling, and I shoot Trap for the 5 Clovers Trap Team. When I have free time I like to Trap shoot go camping, and fishing, or hangout with my friends and family. One of the biggest reasons I joined the DRP rep team is to connect with new people and help bring in new clients. My future plans include going to Doane University, or Northwest Missouri State to become an Elementary Educator, and possibly shoot on one of their Trap teams.

Facebook: Lily Zoubek - Instagram: @lily_zoubek

images of high school girl senior photos named lily zoubek of western nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in pink floral dress standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: Mascara

One food for the rest of my life: Steak

Fav phone app: Twitter

Top Three Movies: To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before, The Dukes of Hazzard, The Longest Ride

Nerdiest thing you do: Color out of my adult coloring book

Something on your bucket list: Visit All 50 State (omg so cool girl!)

Favorite thing about myself: I’m passionate when I have the right mindset

Most influential person: My dad


Isn’t she the best? My favorite part of these intros is getting to know their q&a because it truly shows their personalities! I cannot wait to introduce the rest of the girls to you. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Lily and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Shelby Timmerman | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Clatonia Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Shelby Timmerman | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Clatonia Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named shelby timmerman of clatonia nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in white fitted shirt with knot tied on the side and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Eeek! I am loving getting to introduce my senior reps and Shelby is of course another sweet girl I’ve been lucky enough to meet along the way. She is our adventure girl of the group, always offering (aka begging) to climb trees and giving us super fun ideas to think outside the box and try new things. I love that her personality is one of our more quiet girls yet she always speaks up and gives advice at the perfect time. She has such a big heart and is filled with love of all things. She’s such a sweetie!! Check out what she has to say.

Meet Our Reps: Shelby Timmerman from Clatonia, Nebraska

Hey! My name is Shelby Timmerman and I’m a Dirt Road Photography Senior Model Rep! One of the reasons I became a Senior Rep is because I have always been uncomfortable when it came to taking pictures, so when I heard about the Rep team, I thought it would be a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone! Kelsey is such a amazing photographer and she makes it so much fun! I’m involved in cheerleading and track at my high school in Wilber, Nebraska. I’m also in lots of other clubs at school like show choir, student council, TCBY and more! In the summer I show miniature horses with my family and in the winter I do competitive cheerleading! I plan to further my education, and hopefully cheer in college! I would love to become a Radiologist or something in the medical field. I definitely recommend Dirt Road Photography, Kelsey makes it so much fun and she’s super talented!

Facebook: Shelby Timmerman - Instagram: @shelbytimmerman

images of high school girl senior photos named shelby timmerman of clatonia nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in white fitted shirt with knot tied on the side and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: Family

One food for the rest of my life: Mac & Cheese

Fav phone app: Instagram

Top Three Movies: Christopher Robin, The Notebook, and Hotel for Dogs

Nerdiest thing you do: Sit in my bed with my glasses on watching The Vampire Diaries with my cat pumpkin! (ok this is the cutest thing ever!)

Something on your bucket list: Go to Washington DC

Favorite thing about myself: My eyes (they change colors!)

Most influential person: My mama


Wasn’t that fun?! Shelby is so quirky and cute! I love that she’s such a butterfly and has so many different interests. Plus, her color changing eyes sound like mine and since everyone claims I’m crazy at least I’ve got someone to be crazy with! I cannot wait to introduce the rest of the girls to you. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Shelby and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Cassidy Kowalski | Tri-County High School | DeWitt Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Cassidy Kowalski | Tri-County High School | DeWitt Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named cassidy kowalski of wilber nebraska who went to tri-county high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in camo lace up t-shirt and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

We’re kicking off highlighting some of our senior reps for the Class of 2020 and we wanted to give the girls a chance to share all about themselves. We’ve got one of my fav homegirls who keeps me on my toes laughing and steals the show giving us all encouragement while cracking jokes. She’s straight up one of those girls who always does the right thing all the time. I just love me some Cassidy time so check out more about her!

Meet Our Reps: Cassidy Kowalski from Wilber, Nebraska

Hi! I am Cassidy Kowalski .I wanted to be a DRP senior rep because I have known Kelsey for awhile and she is so great at anything she does or puts her mind too. I honestly hated pictures, but when I met Kelsey that changed my mind. I go to school at Tri-County High School and I’m going to be a senior in the year 2019-2020. I am involved in 4-H, FFA, Spanish Club, Letter Club, Track, Basketball, and Volleyball. I am also a member of the Wilber Senior Czech dancers (woop!). My future plans are to attend the University of Omaha or University of Lincoln and major in some kind of technology field. Some of my hobbies and watching Netflix, hanging out with my friends and family, showing cattle, and playing sports. If you are looking for a photographer for senior pictures, family, etc.. Kelsey the woman who loves to polka is your gal!

Facebook: Cassidy Kowalski - Twitter: CassidyKowalsk1 - Instagram: @cassidy__kowalski

images of high school girl senior photos named cassidy kowalski of wilber nebraska who went to tri-county high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple spring flowers at sunset with girl in camo lace up t-shirt and jeans standing in tall natural grass with trees surrounding her. teen has curly long brown hair. photos taken at sunset near water and farm pond. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: Family

One food for the rest of my life: Ramen Noodles

Fav phone app: Snapchat

Top Three Movies: Longest Ride, Secretariat, Charlottes Web

Nerdiest thing you do: Watch my cows eat grass (ok this is a thing, and I do it too!)

Something on your bucket list: Go to Sweden

Favorite thing about myself: My personality

Most influential person: My dad


Wasn’t that fun?! Cassidy is such a sweetheart and I’ve literally watched her grow into an incredible person whose always full of love and encouragement. I cannot wait to introduce the rest of the girls to you. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Cassidy and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Senior Rep Team | Caitlin Sharkey | Friend High School | Friend Nebraska Photographer

Senior Rep Team | High School Senior Photos | Caitlin Sharkey | Friend High School | Friend Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named caitlin sharkey of friend nebraska who went to friend high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple wildflowers that bloom in the spring. photo taken at sunset with girl in denim jeans and pink lace flowy shirt with long blonde hair. surrounded by trees and tall green grass. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

We’re kicking off highlighting some of our senior reps for the Class of 2020 and we wanted to give the girls a chance to share all about themselves. First up, we’ve got the always happy and smiling Caitlin. Here’s a little bit more about her.

Meet Our Reps: Caitlin Sharkey from Friend, Nebraska

My name is Caitlin Sharkey, and I am a Dirt Road Photography Senior Model Rep! I love being in front of a camera and I’ve always known that Kelsey is a great photographer! I currently am a softball and basketball player, as well as a dancer at my high school in Friend, Nebraska. I am involved in just about every activity at school there is at FHS! I plan on attending Wayne State College next year to further my education. I would like to become a high school English teacher, while coaching basketball on the side. I would 100% recommend Dirt Road Photography for any pictures you need taken! Kelsey is amazing, talented, and generous!

Facebook: Caitlin Sharkey - Twitter: SharkeyCaitlin - Instagram: @caitlin.sharkey

images of high school girl senior photos named caitlin sharkey of friend nebraska who went to friend high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2020. photos were taken near swanton nebraska in saline county. photo includes purple wildflowers that bloom in the spring. photo taken at sunset with girl in denim jeans and pink lace flowy shirt with long blonde hair. surrounded by trees and tall green grass. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Get to know the girls Q&A:

One item you can’t live without: My phone!

One food for the rest of my life: Cheesecake (girl same)

Fav phone app: Instagram (follow her @caitlin.sharkey)

Nerdiest thing you do: Watch documentaries about crimes

Something on your bucket list: See the pyramids of Egypt!

Favorite thing about myself: My hair!

Most influential person: My high school English teacher


Wasn’t that fun?! I cannot wait to introduce the rest of the girls to you. Check out the link for our senior reps or scroll through the links below.

If you’re interested in booking a session contact Caitlin and ask her about using her as a referral for booking! You could receive $100 off your session fee!

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


High School Senior Photos // Bre Zoubek // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Wilber Nebraska Photographer

High School Senior Photos | Bre Zoubek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named bre zoubek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near crete nebraska in saline county at doane university formerly doane college of crete. photo includes tall glass buildings, brick and cement bridges, fall leaves, sunsets, pond with swans, and dirt roads. girl is dressed in striped black and white pants, steven madden shoes, yellow tank top with denim jacket with long brown hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Bre Zoubek of Wilber, Nebraska

Bre Zoubek graduated high school from Wilber-Clatonia High School here in Wilber, Nebraska this past month. We’re excited she was one of our senior reps the previous year and wanted to share all about her beautiful fall session! It turned out gorgeous and we always love sharing some fun session throw backs from the fall that we didn’t have time to catch up on.

images of high school girl senior photos named bre zoubek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near crete nebraska in saline county at doane university formerly doane college of crete. photo includes tall glass buildings, brick and cement bridges, fall leaves, sunsets, pond with swans, and dirt roads. girl is dressed in striped black and white pants, steven madden shoes, yellow tank top with denim jacket with long brown hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Bre was part of the Class of 2019 at WCHS here in Nebraska and is one of those girls that is filled with the best smile that can warm up any room. She is such a social butterfly and it’s so much fun watching her laugh and play with all the small kiddos whenever she’s out and about. The thing I love most about Bre is that she’s always willing to help those around her.

For Bre’s fall senior session we decided to do a little bit of everything. We started off at Doane University Campus in Crete, Nebraska where we did some more urban style shots. I used to shoot on the campus all the time, they have so many beautiful spots to stop and take pictures from flowers that bloom nearly all year to fun archaeological stops along the way. The bridges are beautiful but be careful near the pond, for some reason those swans are never a fan of me! ;) I think her style is always so perfect and her striped pants went perfectly with her yellow tank and denim jacket. Hands down my favorite outfit was her white dress with floral embroidery on it. It was just so whimsical and cute.

Thanks again Bre, it was a joy getting to know you this past year. Wishing you all the best in college and have a great summer girl!

images of high school girl senior photos named bre zoubek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near crete nebraska in saline county at doane university formerly doane college of crete. photo includes tall glass buildings, brick and cement bridges, fall leaves, sunsets, pond with swans, and dirt roads. girl is dressed in striped black and white pants, steven madden shoes, yellow tank top with denim jacket with long brown hair and styled make-up. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


What To Wear For Your Senior Photo Session | Tips To Look Stunning | High School Senior Photography | Nebraska High School Senior Photographer

What To Wear For Your Senior Photo Session | Tips To Look Stunning | High School Senior Photography | Nebraska High School Senior Photographer

It’s your senior year, you’ve booked your senior photo session now what? Now it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear and bring to your session! From the overall theme or vibes you’re going for all the way down to the style of your wardrobe, it’s tough making so many decisions all at once so we’ve tossed together a helpful list of tips to help get you started. We also recommend filling our your Senior Session Questionnaire to help get you thinking about what you have in mind. We realize it can get overwhelming so of course reach out and we would absolutely love to help you start finding the perfect look for your high school senior pictures!

 
images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.
 

Match Your Personality!

The best advice I can give is don’t buy a bunch of clothes to dress like someone you’re not. Make sure you wear clothes that you’re comfortable in and your outfit selections should match your personality and your own personal style. If you don’t normally wear heels

Dress For The Season

You wouldn’t show up to a summer baseball game with Ugg boots and a CC Beanie would you? Of course not! So don’t show up for your summer session wearing a fall sweater and booties! You want to be comfortable and not sweating or freezing so just plan accordingly. It’ll look silly with your snow boots if there’s sunflowers blooming with bright green grass in the background.

Don’t Always Follow The Trends

As much as the cute crop top shirts are trending, trust me, you’ll thank yourself in twenty years when you look back and didn’t follow that trend. Choose outfits that are timeless and classic. Just remember, the things that are in style, don’t necessarily always photograph well and aren’t flattering on all body types. Find clothing items that you can move around and sit comfortably in.

Avoid Neon Colors (At All Costs!)

I honestly don’t think people realize how horribly these photography. Neons cast colors, not flattering colors, onto your skin. As a photographer, we try our best to keep the colors as natural as possible when we’re editing but sometimes we adjust things to highlight you or the background, with neons, that not only makes it difficult but next to impossible to change your skin tones if you’ve got bright pink gleaming up onto your face and neck. If you take one piece of advice, take away that you should avoid neon colors in your clothing choices!

Bring Options & Accessories

This may seem obvious, but don’t forget to pack extras! I highly recommend doing a consultation before your session where you send us your outfit choices and we can tell you if there’s small tweaks or changes to amp up the looks but if that’s not possible, just bring a few extra options and we can choose the day of your session. We like to see what you all have in mind so we can choose locations based upon outfits ahead of time and it’s helps tremendously to keep the day of your session running smoothly.

New Outfits

It’s always fun to go out and get new clothes but be mindful of your budget. Remember that if you pair your basics with just a couple new accessories you can really dress up what you might already have! Bring something you’re comfy in and then of course if you feel obligated to, go get yourself a new fancy outfit. That way you can feel fabulous and ready to rock your senior sesh!

Solid Colors

Solids are always in style. Just remember a simple white tee and jeans are super classic and timeless. Dress up the look with a kimono, necklace, fun shoes and BAM! We can work with prints but try to keep the patterns less bold, we want you to stand out and not be hidden with busy clothes. ;)

Props

For sure think of fun props! Highly recommended to bring something, anything to your senior photo session. If you’re into sports, bring a basketball. If you’re into video games, bring a controller and teach me all about the newest games! If you’re into farm life, we’d love you to bring a tractor of your favorite horse out to see us. The options to elevate your senior session truly are worth the extra effort to make your session unique for you.

Rep Your High School Or College Team

Everyone needs at least one picture of them reppin their alma mater! Let’s snap one quick shot repping your high school or maybe even the college you plan on attending. Hoodies or tee’s your closet is filled with I’m sure so grab one! You’ll love to look back at it someday!

Don’t Have large Logos

We recommend not to wear clothing with name brand tags or logos and nothing with large pictures. You’ll want these images to be classic and stand the test of time. These images with their personality outfit will get you the most sincere smiles and they will probably be the ones they brag about, the ones that make their cover photo on Facebook or Instagram.

I hope some of those tips help! If you have questions or want more information about booking please reach out to us. We’re always open to answer questions and help make the process easier on you guys, we cannot wait to make your senior session amazing for you!

 
images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.
 

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


High School Senior Photos // Elizabeth Kucicek // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Wilber Nebraska Photographer

High School Senior Photos | Elizabeth Kucicek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Elizabeth Kubicek of Wilber, Nebraska

Lizzie Kubicek is a high school senior at Wilber-Clatonia High School here in Wilber, Nebraska who is the sweetest most kind girl I’ve gotten to know through the years. She is such a determined and hard worker and I am so proud of her for overcoming everything that is thrown her way. She is always smiling, for sure is the type of person that walks into a room and can brighten everyone’s day and the one thing I love the most about Lizzie, is that she’s always willing to volunteer and lend a hand if someone needs something.

Lizzie is active in FBLA, is in National Honor Society, Student Council, Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, is an elementary teacher’s aide, and is active in volleyball as well as so many other things.

images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Lizzie was one of my Class of 2019 senior reps and did an awesome job helping me out when I needed something. She for sure brought laughter to our sessions and I absolutely adore her sense of style. She planned out all her own outfits and clearly I wish I could keep her around just to help style myself and my future seniors!

At Lizzie’s session we choose one of our farms located near Dorchester, Nebraska and went with a super earthy vibe. Not over the top “farm” feel but more nature and just boho vibes. She wore some amazing outfits like the jean skirt with the perfect yellow floral shirt that coordinated perfectly with the wild flowers we found in late summer. The sun was setting so perfectly that evening and I swear it’s what us photographers dream of! ;)

She also wore a beautiful white flowy long sleeved shirt that had dainty lace details in it. Paired it up with some cute Steve Madden wedge sandals and distressed denim jeans it was amazing for the white flowers we found and ideal with tall grass. I’m totally serious when I say she did amazing with the outfits.

I always suggest to my seniors to grab a few tops to swap out during your session for a quick change and that’s exactly what Lizzie did. She also brought the most pretty soft green tank again, with great lace details, that flowed and looked gorgeous when we put her with that rustic car.

For senior sessions I love clothes that all flow together and give off the same vibes. I like that Lizzie went with flowing and neutrals. When we mix all the final images together in an album, they look stunning together! If you have too many different styles mixed in, sometimes it can get overwhelming and the overall feel of the session doesn’t flow as nicely. Lizzie did perfect combining all the outfits to function together.

I asked Lizzie what she thought of her experience and here are her words:

“Working with Kelsey was absolutely amazing!! She had so many great ideas and gorgeous locations! I was very comfortable and always laughing and LOVED how the pictures turned out! There was never a dull moment and Kelsey is such a genuine and hilarious person. :)”

So there you have it, even Lizzie LOVED spending time with me, almost as much fun as I had with her ;)

Thank you Lizzie for trusting me with your precious senior memories. You session for sure went down as a favorite and I am so proud of who you’ve became. I’ve known you forever, and watching you come to events with your mom as a pre-teen to seeing you bloom into a beautiful young lady, I have no doubt you’ll go on to become successful in any career path you choose. Lizzie is going to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and will be studying elementary education. I know she’ll be fantastic being a future teacher! ;) Keep doing you girlfriend, you’re a true leader!

 
images of high school girl senior photos named lizzie kubicek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes road side sunflowers on a dirt road at sunset with girl in denim button up jean skirt with off the should yellow floral flowy shirt with long brown hair. old rustic abandoned car in senior pictures with skinny brown haired girl sitting on car at sunset with trees and tall green grass surrounding it. dirt road surrounded by trees and dust at sunset. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.
 

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Fall Family Mini Session // Wilber, Nebraska // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

NEBRASKA family PHOTOGRAPHER | fall mini session FAMILies | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONs | WILBER, NEBRASKA

images of family of six people in the fall near wilber nebraska with dirt road photography in southeast nebraska part of saline county taken by kelsey homolka nerud picture shows four boys and mom and dad with blue and maroon colored outfits with tall grass and trees and sunshine in a rural location located by a farm with beautiful fall colored leaves and family having fun laughing

What a whirlwind of a day, but it was intentionally perfect. We invited twelve family’s out to the farm near Wilber, Nebraska for our annual fall family mini sessions and it everything went smooth with less than three tiny humans in tears. We quickly turned those tears into smiles with candy surprises at the end so no worries about casualties. ;) I was so worried we wouldn’t have nice weather since the week before we had snow falling but the day was amazing with sunshine, a slight breeze and 60 degree temps. With just the right amount of rich fall colored leaves but still touches of green in the grass.

images of family of six people or less in the fall near wilber nebraska with dirt road photography in southeast nebraska part of saline county taken by kelsey homolka nerud picture shows four boys and mom and dad with blue and maroon colored outfits with tall grass and trees and sunshine in a rural location located by a farm with beautiful fall colored leaves and family having fun laughing

The thing I love most about my fall family mini’s is getting to see and catch up with a lot of clients once a year. Every single year it’s crazy how much their kiddos have grown but I love establishing a friendship and building trust with the littles. This year, we had families from Milford, Crete, Hallam, Wilber, Clatonia, and even Beatrice area! It’s incredible to see how much of a distance everyone is willing to come to meet me!

It’s such an honor that parents invite me back into their lives and getting family pictures is something I always encourage everyone to do. Sometimes life gets cut short, and you struggle with the thought of not having a family picture to reminiscence over, let’s take those thoughts away and schedule some family memories of your own!!

images of family of six people in the fall near wilber nebraska with dirt road photography in southeast nebraska part of saline county taken by kelsey homolka nerud picture shows four boys and mom and dad with blue and maroon colored outfits with tall grass and trees and sunshine in a rural location located by a farm with beautiful fall colored leaves and family having fun laughing

Huge thank you again to all the families that visited us. You make me love small town Nebraska life so much more when I see all the amazing people involved in our communities! I cannot wait to watch all these kids become the future leaders and I know I’ve met so many amazing parents that are fantastic role models for them. ;)

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


High School Senior Photos // Autumn Branson // Fairbury High School // Fairbury Nebraska Photographer

NEBRASKA senior PHOTOGRAPHER | autumn branson | Fairbury High School | high school senior PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION | fairbury, NEBRASKA

images of high school girl senior photos named autumn branson of fairbury nebraska who went to fairbury high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes creek with girl in flowly floral dress with short hair and glasses. another outfit includes jeans with tennis shoes and button up gray shirt with white dog and sunset on a dirt or gravel road. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Autumn Branson of Fairbury, Nebraska

Autumn Branson is a senior from Fairbury High School who is ambitious, always smiling, and full of determination. She came to me with ideas of wanting to do some pretty fun things during her senior session and my heart sang with joy knowing we’d nail all her epic plans. We wanted to include her precious little fluff ball of a puppy, that she shows in AKC dog shows, so of course that was an absolute must!! She also said she saw and fell in love with my water and river shots so that was top on our list to start with. And of course, we always have to include a barn or two and some dirt roads in the photos. ;)

images of high school girl senior photos named autumn branson of fairbury nebraska who went to fairbury high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes creek with girl in flowly floral dress with short hair and glasses. another outfit includes jeans with tennis shoes and button up gray shirt with white dog and sunset on a dirt or gravel road. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

The first thing we did for her senior session is put on our muck boots and ventured into the woods to go visit my hidden gem of a little natural spring and take some pretty pictures down there. She was a beautiful floral dress that fit the outdoor location perfectly! The dress was flowly and the colors were stunning with all of the fall leaves that were falling down around us. It was seriously magical, something I always love to stop and just enjoy the moment of when I’m taking photos of seniors during the busy fall season.

I like to get to know my seniors and one of the things Autumn mentioned was that she’s a wrestler for her local high school team. I found that to be pretty unique and special, I also thought it was a creative touch to bring her wrestling shoes and a trophy she had won as well. Another thing I always do is ask the senior what is one word that describes you, her answer was reserved. I totally see it, but I also think the word I’d use to describe her is aspiring. ;)

Thank you again Branson crew for visiting our farm near Dorchester, Nebraska. It’s been a joy working with you and I love the album you choose to order. I think it will look fantastic! I’m sending you the best of wishes in college and cannot wait to see how your future unfolds!

images of high school girl senior photos named autumn branson of fairbury nebraska who went to fairbury high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near dorchester nebraska in saline county. photo includes creek with girl in flowly floral dress with short hair and glasses. another outfit includes jeans with tennis shoes and button up gray shirt with white dog and sunset on a dirt or gravel road. tall grass with a sunset behind as well. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.

Kelsey (Homolka) Nerud is a photographer located near Dorchester, Nebraska and serves the surrounding communities including Wilber, Crete, Friend, Geneva, Milligan, Exeter, Daykin, Western, Plymouth, DeWitt, Fairbury, Diller, Odell, Wymore, Beatrice, Hickman, Princeton, Lincoln, Courtland and everywhere in between. At Dirt Road Photography we specialize in capturing timeless High School Senior Portraits, and Family Photography Sessions. Kelsey strives to make each photography session a fun and memorable experience while including seniors or families in an enjoyable shoot watching the golden sunsets here in the midwest of Nebraska. We love traveling southeast NE to serve our senior clients and capture the summer and fall of their last year in high school. Families also hold a near and dear piece of our heart as we love documenting the milestones of children and parents connecting throughout their childhood laughter and fuzzy snuggles in timeless portraits to keep and cherish through tangible artwork and printed products.


Transformation Photoshop Editing // Noah Beck // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Dorchester Nebraska Photographer

NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHER | Photoshop Editing Comparison | High School Senior PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION | Clatonia, NEBRASKA

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Every once in awhile, I like to share a behind the scenes look at the editing process so clients can see truly how much magic goes into the edit of your images. It’s not a drag and drop quick change and sometimes I can put hours into editing a session. I just hope others enjoy the images as much as I do capturing them and processing to create the magic I first see when I’m taking them!

So. To break down a little more what I all did while editing this picture (cause hey, I know some photographers are on here and want to learn too!). I first always cull my images in Adobe Bridge software. I star rate my top favs and what I plan to edit. Then as I edit, I change the star rating so I can see progress and know what I have left. After sorting, I pull into Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and start working in there. Lighting, I adjusted the exposure, upped the contrast slightly, pulled the highlights down a little, lighted up the shadows, bumped the clarity a tad bit. I also did a slight bit of sharpening (I typically sharpen in Photoshop instead of in ACR). That’s the basics of my edit. From there I pull into Photoshop and will run a few actions as needed depending on what I want the final outcome to look like.

There it is. There’s my workflow on an image! Sometimes I will batch edit the ACR files because I shoot with the same settings and then will tweak individual’s as needed but I try to keep my workflow consist and quick paced. These are the basic editing that happens to all files clients see. Since I do IPS (in person sales) with my clients, I do 90% editing before they view images and then smooth skin, remove minor blemishes and liquify as needed once we choose which images you want to purchase. That saves me the extra time working on details that aren’t necessary.

I hope this is helpful. And, as always, if you have questions drop them in the comments or email me! I have been tossing around the idea of a few business geared mentoring or workshops and would love to know if people would be interested in that. I feel there are so many fantastic other photographers out there that can offer posing or editing but I don’t see a ton of things about running your business so this is something that’s really important to me.


High School Senior Session // Chase Wittenhagen // Pius X High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

NEBRASKA senior PHOTOGRAPHER | chase wittenhagen | senior PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION | Lincoln, NEBRASKA

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I was over the moon excited when I got a call from the Wittenhagen family letting me know that Chase wanted to book his senior session with me. But once the excitement wore off, I realized it was such a bittersweet feeling for me to see the final kiddo graduating high school. I’ve know the Wittenhagen crew for going on almost five years now and they’ve been there the first few years I was growing and learning as a business. I remember when Chase’s brother Layne was a senior and their first visit out to the farm we chatted about his future plans. Then, a short year later, his sister, Haeley came out. We also chatted about future plans, and even included siblings and grandma in some photos as well that year. Then, a year passed, I kept track of the family through social media, and I missed seeing them. Hearing updates and thrills on new kiddos accomplishments. It’s been such a fun time working with them.

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I think what I love most about photographing high school seniors is getting to talk with them. Learn about their future plans and goals. Talk about all of their accomplishments throughout school and what they’re doing to make the most of time during their senior year. Laugh about the funny memories with friends or even jokes they’ve played. I love getting to compare each school system and what rules they have. Sometimes I find myself amazed with certain things they can get away with now (cough, phones in class).

Chase is attending Pius X High School located in Lincoln, Nebraska and is part of the Class of 2019. I love that he isn’t afraid to be spontaneous and go trekking to go find new locations that are unique for his session out on the farm. We tried our best to go to different spots than his siblings so everything would be new. While talking to Chase, I learned he plans on going on after school to join the Navy. And I am so proud of him for that.

It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Chase and his family and I wish him nothing but the best in life after high school. Thank you so much for choosing me to be your senior photographer! I hope your family enjoys the pictures as much as I do! Thanks again!

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High School Senior Session // Tara Schroeder // Fairbury High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

When Tara Schroeder contacted me planning out her senior session I knew we would create something magical. Little did I know, she’d invite me down to Fairbury, Nebaska and we’d have so much fun and she’d show me so many unique and beautiful locations! From totally urban buildings, to pretty brick alleys and even the Fairbury High School football stadium. All of it was so pretty and a fantastic change up for me so I wasn’t shooting my same old farm looks.

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Tara is a senior at Fairbury High School and is active in softball and cheerleading. When I asked her what she does for fun she said her and her friends enjoy hanging out down at the river, going shopping and spending time around bonfires. I love that she enjoys the country life and also likes horses so that’s always an easy way for me to connect with my seniors. I found it hilarious when I asked what is one thing that people might not know about you and she said she doesn’t like cats. Girlfriend, so much me too (allergies can do that to ya)! Thanks again for trusting me to capture your most precious high school memories of your senior year. I cannot wait to meet the rest of your family here shortly for your family session!

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If you're interested in booking a senior session check out the HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR INFORMATION page! 

Want to get a discounted session? Contact them to ask about a referral discount!

High School Senior Session // Noah Jacobsen // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

I absolutely LOVE when my seniors tell me they’ve got some ideas planned for their session. Noah did just that. He asked us to meet at his grandparents farm east of Wilber near Clatonia, Nebraska. And let me tell you, when I got there, I was in Heaven!! Nothing says welcome to southeast Nebraska quite like a farm session for a high school senior!

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Between the barns, baby calves and the International Scout truck/jeep. I was totally happy and more than ready to get to work and start taking photos for him! Noah showed me around the farm, including introducing me to the piggy friends, of course all the cows and then even the other animals that were walking around. We stopped petting animals long enough to get some portraits but as always, I love getting to know my families as I shoot. I think it’s really fun he also included his grandpa’s tractor. Something about old tractors truly make me appreciate all of our modern equipment as well as get super sentimental that students want to include their families heritage. The big red barn screamed at my soul of course. ;)

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If you're interested in booking a senior session check out the HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR INFORMATION page! Want to get a discounted session?

Contact them to ask about a referral discount!