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Southeast Nebraska Family Photographer // Fairbanks Family // Group Generation Family Portrait Session // Wilber, Nebraska

NEBRASKA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | FAIRBANKS FAMILY | GROUP GENERATION FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION | WILBER, NEBRASKA

images of fairbanks family, three generations, from fairbury nebraska, beatrice nebraska, lincoln nebraska and omaha nebraska. photos taken in southeast rural area near wilber nebraska on a gravel road at sunset with family walking towards camera. family is dressed in navy, coral, light blue, cream, white, stripes and blue jeans with sandals. surrounded by tall grass in early spring with short corn and soybeans starting to grow. grandparents are looking at camera while kids looking at parents. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

I haven’t met a family quite as spunky as fun as the Fairbanks crew in quite some time! With the crew living in Fairbury, Beatrice, Lincoln and Omaha I commend them for finding a time that worked for everyone to get together and schedule an evening for pictures. I only have one sister and between our schedules plus our parents it’s quite a feat to get us together for some quick shots ;)

The Fairbanks family session was the most beautiful evening, minimal bugs, a bit windy at first (I’m blaming the girls for that one) otherwise the sun was warm and the littles were in a great mood. It’s basically what us photographers call a dream session! ;)

The whole crew met me near Wilber and we went to one of my farm locations near the Turkey Creek river bottom ground that we farm and we hung out and captured some pretty epic pictures. We started with all the formal “pretty” pictures that mom’s and grandma’s want. I always recommend we get those out of the way in the chance we lose interest of the kiddos and smiles aren’t cool anymore. Those we absolutely flew through, everyone smiled on command and we even got a few giggles out of grandma.

Once all the formals were over, we got busy having fun. The kids were my personal golf ball hunters and we went out in search of some around the yard. We did find some in the mud and I promised once we got through more of the session we could continue to search for more because let’s be honest, that was truly the highlight of the entire session for the kids. Way more fun than giggles and tickles with your mommies.

The kiddos took a break from searching just long enough for us to squeeze in a few shots by the grain bins and then posed for some pictures by the barn again with the whole family. I love doing generation family sessions because it’s so neat to see grandparents interact with their grandkids as well as siblings and in-laws getting together to laugh and give each other lots of jokes. This family made me feel so welcomed in and I secretly thought their Christmas get-togethers were probably something I’ve been missing out on my entire life, I knew I’d totally fit in with them ;)

We then zipped over to a gravel road right at sunset because the lighting was stunning and sunsets with gravel or dirt roads are of course my favorites!! We ran up and down that road, danced and spinned in circles. We had races, we collected rocks in our pockets, it truly is my favorite part of my sessions is just interacting and getting those little engaged and having a good time. Then, at the end of the session, after promise after promise of “last picture” we ended with a surprise gift of the kids each earning their own golf ball since we couldn’t find the others we were hunting for earlier. Their little eyes lit up and they all took off proudly with their favorite souvenir of the entire week. I love the simplicity of life as a little!!

images of fairbanks family, three generations, from fairbury nebraska, beatrice nebraska, lincoln nebraska and omaha nebraska. photos taken in southeast rural area near wilber nebraska on a gravel road at sunset with family walking towards camera. family is dressed in navy, coral, light blue, cream, white, stripes and blue jeans with sandals. surrounded by tall grass in early spring with short corn and soybeans starting to grow. family standing in tall grass with trees in the background. grandparents are looking at camera while kids looking at parents. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

Some of their outfit inspo I did round up and include links for just in case you’d like to get something similar for your own family sessions! I went a little more with rich warm tones but the links are all from Amazon so make sure to click around, there’s plenty of colors in each style!

 
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images of fairbanks family, three generations, from fairbury nebraska, beatrice nebraska, lincoln nebraska and omaha nebraska. photos taken in southeast rural area near wilber nebraska on a gravel road at sunset with family walking towards camera. family is dressed in navy, coral, light blue, cream, white, stripes and blue jeans with sandals. surrounded by tall grass in early spring with short corn and soybeans starting to grow. family standing in tall grass with trees in the background. grandparents are looking at camera while kids looking at parents. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

Huge thank you to the Fairbanks family. You guys are such amazing people and have the most beautiful family. Wishing you many many years of health and laughter. Don’t stop searching for those hidden golf balls ;)

images of fairbanks family, three generations, from fairbury nebraska, beatrice nebraska, lincoln nebraska and omaha nebraska. photos taken in southeast rural area near wilber nebraska on a gravel road at sunset with family walking towards camera. family is dressed in navy, coral, light blue, cream, white, stripes and blue jeans with sandals. surrounded by tall grass in early spring with short corn and soybeans starting to grow. family standing in tall grass with trees in the background. grandparents are looking at camera while kids looking at parents. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

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, Corrtland 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.


Family Session // Niederklein Family // Wilber, Nebraska // Rural Southeast Nebraska Photographer

NEBRASKA PHOTOGRAPHER | NIEDERKLEIN FAMILY | FAMILY OF THREE SESSION | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION | WILBER, NEBRASKA

 
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I wish I could put into words how much I absolutely love and adore this family. This was an extra special session for me because I got to hang out with this sweet and sassy little nugget, miss Timber Rose, my niece! I am so grateful for this family, they’ve been there through everything with me and we’ve created some pretty fun memories out on my parents farm near Wilber, Nebraska. From cruising the country side on four wheelers to having family night and playing croquet until the sun sets over the barn, we’ve made lots of memories!! For those, I’m forever grateful that I’m surrounded with those who love me and trust me with taking their photos.

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Chrissy and Aaron got married this past year and I was so over the moon about it. Aaron farms near Wilber and my sister works in town for the county. Timber entered our lives January 1st and has been the highlight of our family ever since. She’s full of smiles, sass and attitude but she’s also a sweetheart that can light up any room with just a simple quick grin.

I love that they wore matching cute plaid scarves with orange colors for their session. The pop of color combined with their fun black shirts was amazing with the background of brown trees and green grass. We choose a farm that has beautiful sun shining through the trees and grass that was shorter so Timber could sit in it. The fall weather was great that evening so that of course added to the family session we had planned. Timber was happy once she got warmed up to the location and even hung out and giggled at us making faces at her while she sat with her little fall pumpkins. I love that her favorite thing is when mommy or daddy whisper silly words to her. I’m so grateful to be a photographer who gets to use my skills and talent to take pictures for my own family. This hands down is my favorite thing and getting to combine my passion along with my family, well, that’s the perfect combo!! Thank you again so much Niederklein crew for trust me, it means the world and I’m so proud of you three!

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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, 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

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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.

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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

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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.


Nebraska Photographer :: Bre Zoubek :: Wilber-Clatonia High School Senior :: Wilber, Nebraska Senior Session

NEBRASKA Senior PHOTOGRAPHER | Bre Zoubek | High School Senior SESSION | WILBER, NEBRASKA

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High School Senior Session - Nebraska Photographer

Home girl Bre Zoubek of Wilber, Nebraska is killing it when it came to repping the Class of 2019! We had so much fun celebrating her senior year of high school at Wilber-Clatonia High School through her senior pictures. From the beautiful sunsets to the buggy stream pictures, we took so many gorgeous images and I cannot wait to share more! Also, HUGE thank you for participating in our Senior Model Rep Team, you literally are amazing girlfriend! We’ve got so many different images to share that we’ll be slowly releasing more images throughout the rest of the year.


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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Nebraska Senior Portrait Photographer :: Destiny Brown :: Fairbury High School Senior :: Fairbury Nebraska Photography

Nebraska Senior Portrait Photographer :: Destiny Brown :: Fairbury High School Senior :: Fairbury Nebraska Photography

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Oh. My. Gosh. Destiny is stunning and absolutely gorgeous! I went straight home and started sorting images from her senior session that we held on the farm near Dorchester, Nebraska and couldn’t stop!! Destiny goes to Fairbury High School and I’m so grateful she decided to venture out and come visit to mix it up and get a different look than everyone else from her school. She’s supppper cute, mega kind and looked absolutely amazing! Literally, so excited to share more, but for now, the sneak will tide you guys over ;)


Nebraska Photographer :: Baehr :: Wilber-Clatonia High School Senior :: Wilber, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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Hayden’s laughter is contagious! He invited me to his farm near Clatonia, Nebraska and I couldn’t turn it down. Here is southeast Nebraska, anytime someone offers me a fresh farm to shoot at, I allllways agree and get excited! So we walked around his grandparents farm, looking at the barns, bins and cattle pens. We checked the beans and even climbed around hay bales. Then, he took me to this magical field where there were fresh alfalfa bales waiting for us. The sun fell perfectly and the perfect mist settled into the air. We got lots of giggles as we sat around the bales and brought out his trap shooting metals. It was seriously, so much fun!

Nebraska Photographer :: Schmitt :: Wilber-Clatonia High School Senior :: Wilber, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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Conner has made me laugh and is such a fantastic kid who goes to Wilber-Clatonia High School and is active in so many activities. From Cross Country to Swing Choir, he’s constantly busy and I totally admire how much effort he puts into the community. At his senior session we got busy having fun on the farm, practically going “mudding” getting to a location for some fishing pictures and even pulling his four wheeler out! There’s nothing more exciting than hanging out with kiddos and learning what their future plans are. I have no doubt Conner will do magical things in the future, he is such a great leader!

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!

Fall Outfit Inspiration

It’s finally fall! And with fall comes the exciting family picture planning but the dreaded searching for the perfect outfit. Look no further and let us take the stress away from it! We’ve created the perfect mix and match stylized board for you to check out with outfits for your whole family.

We tried to create outfits that can easily be dressed up with accessories or dressed down for a more relaxed, laid back feel. We also included plenty of outfits that can be re-worn for daily use do you don’t feel guilty purchasing all new outfits for your session. ;)

Think Patterns.

When picking out your outfits consider choosing one or two patterns and try to keep everything else fairly basic. Think less patterns more textures. What that means is choose maybe one floral shirt or even maybe a little dress for your baby and then pick some textures to mix in. Dad in half zip pullover sweater, brother in a waffle knit shirt with potentially a puffy vest. Mom could toss on a flowy top and a cardigan. Toss in some accessories, (check out Madison + Barrett Jewelry, they’re always my go to for accessories!) and you have yourself outfits that are picture perfect!!!

What I typically do (and let’s be honest, it’s because I always over-shop) is I like to purchase 2-3 options for each person. I then bring it all home and lay it out. I pick my favorite outfit for each person and lay them all together to see what they look like. If something looks off, I go to the second option that I purchased for them. Sometimes that means swapping out dad’s shirt so we don’t have two button up shirts or maybe switching the babies vest so we aren’t all wearing vests. Then I pull accessories and shoes. Boys are fairly easy but us girls always have too many options. ;) Think cute wedges for yourself, maybe your little girl have some taller boots and the babies always look cute in moccasins. Once you’ve got what you think finalized, put them aside for a few days and then pull it out to look again. You’ll have a fresh eye for them and really it’ll help you decide for sure that you love it.

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So that’s it. Now you can stop stressing about outfits! Focus instead of then fun you’ll have during your session. And as always, send us your outfit choices! The more we plan ahead, the less you’ll have to prepare the day of. We love taking a look at outfits, it truly helps us feel inspired to scout locations that’ll flow with your theme and colors. Reach out if you want help with specific styling, we’re all about using what you already might have so you don’t need to purchase all new outfits either of course!

(*We tried our best to create only links of clothing that will stay in stock for awhile. While boutiques have super cute and stylish options, sometimes the stock doesnt stay for very long but we always recommend shopping local and supporting the small business’ around you!)


Nebraska Photographer :: Vlasak :: Wilber-Clatonia High School Senior :: Wilber, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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Little sneak peek inside Seth’s senior portrait session! His dad brought this classic Ford out and we couldn’t help but snap a few (ok a lot) of shots with it! Seth, you truly are a fantastic kiddo and it’s been great getting to know you. Can’t wait to dig into your session to work on editing more of these. Southeast Nebraska sure does have some amazing locations including this one outside of Clatonia, Nebraska where we took some his senior photos.

Nebraska Photographer :: Kubicek :: Wilber-Clatonia High School Senior :: Wilber, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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I am DYING to share these images. Lizzie is such a strong leader and I am so proud I’ve gotten to watch her grow up. Truly, she is so strong! The light leaks, the sunflare, the laughter, the movement. I loved everything about these shots and I think you’ll love them too ;)

Child Portrait Session // Cooper // York, Nebraska // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

Child Portrait Session // Cooper // York, Nebraska // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

The one thing I absolutely love to do is get to know clients. What I love the most about getting to meet Cooper and his mom, was that they were so. much. fun. 

They came down from York to visit the farm near Dorchester, Nebraska to play football and check out the corn fields. I am so grateful for my clients who refer their friends so we actually talked about how we both knew Jill and how wonderful she is. Mister Cooper told me all about school, how excited he was to be turning four and then told me all about tractors and green combines. Not going to lie, I have a love for all things farm and agriculture so when I see kiddos show enthusiasm for those things, I of course set my camera down to listen. Sometimes, it actually benefits kiddos if I stop a session and just play for a little bit, it reminds them I'm a "fun" person and I'm there to not just take pictures but also to show them around and let them just be kids and play.

My favorite part about doing child sessions is that we can make it whatever we want to fit your kiddos personalities and your budget. You have the option to purchase all digitals or just order a canvas to display. If you're interested in creating unique gifts to give to families, we've got plenty of products for that as well. My personal favorite option, I love encouraging people to order albums to include all the images from their session in a nice little package that they can then show to family and hand down for generations to come!

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Thank you Cooper for stopping to talk to me all about combines, tractors, trucks and four wheelers. I might not love football as much as you, but I sure do enjoy seeing you giggle and "kick dust" out here on the farm!

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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, 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.


Family Session // Zoubek's // Western, Nebraska // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

I never have enough good things to say about this crazy Zoubek crew! My favorite thing about them, they share my families last name! The Zoubek's I've known forever. I've watched the kiddos grow up and I absolutely LOVE watching them grow every year into these amazing, responsible, funny and kind hearted individuals. The kids are always out to make each other laugh (or just annoy each other) and do the most hilarious things! They invited me out to their farm near Western, Nebraska (the town not the side of the state for all those that are confused) and we literally just hung out. The kids ran wild, we went on a nature hike out to their pond, we captured some tickle fights. It was just a joyous evening capturing their family.

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I am so grateful that I get the opportunity to be invited into families lives. To be trusted to capture personalities that quickly change as the teen years come into play. I love what I do, but more than that, I love the families I get to meet and get to know. I love keeping up with the kids and watch them change and grow.

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FAMILY - THE ZOUBEK'S

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Dirt Road Photography
910 County Road 1500
Dorchester, NE 68343
Website: Dirt Road Photography
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Email: kelseynerud@gmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245

Gender Reveal Session // Loren + Abbi // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

Gender Reveal Photo Session // Loren + Abbi // Dorchester Nebraska Photographer

I was so excited when I was asked to capture a gender reveal for Loren and Abbi of Wilber, Nebraska. What a nice surprise to be trusted with a magical little envelope that holds the sweet babies gender! I am so blessed to be able to create these magical memories to share with parents and capture these milestones! 

PS- Make sure you fill balloons in your garage or outside, they might end up exploding and causing a mess everywhere ;)

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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, 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 Session // Camryn Evans // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

Something that always hits close to my heart is when I get senior girls who book a session that are into all things country. I myself was an FFA kiddo who loved farm life and could be girly if needed but felt so "at home" in my cowboy boots and a good pair of jeans. Camryn is the same exact person so we just clicked right away! 

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Camryn goes to Wilber-Clatonia High School in Wilber, Nebraska and she's super active with all the school activities. I love that I got to meet some of her favorite animals. It's always unique when we get to get super personal and highlight the senior's talents! She's planning on going to college for pre vet and loves everything ag related. 

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SENIOR - CAMRYN EVANS

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Dirt Road Photography
910 County Road 1500
Dorchester, NE 68343
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Email: kelseynerud@gmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245

Nebraska Photographer :: Kirsten Holle :: Beatrice, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek

There are so many beautiful things about Kirsten I cannot wait to share them! She goes to Beatrice High School and is into music, art and doing outdoor things like camping. It was so nice of her to come down to Dorchester, Nebraska to visit the farm for her senior session and get to know me. It was so funny when the cows paid so much attention to us and I'm so impressed with how well she handled the cold crisp fall evening.

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To book a session please contact us!
Dirt Road Photography
910 County Road 1500
Dorchester, NE 68343
Website: Dirt Road Photography
Facebook: Dirt Road Photography
Email: kelseynerud@gmail.com
Phone: (402) 826-9245