Posts tagged Milestones
Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | Boy First Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer | Western, Nebraska

Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | Boy First Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer | Western, Nebraska


picture of one year old little girl in key bib overalls and white lace crop top shirt standing by white vintage childs chair surrounded by tall grass at sunset. atalie is celebrating her first birthday on the farm near Wilber, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near wilber nebraska.

Colt Lee

Western, Nebraska

Every time I get to see mister Colt it’s a good day. This little guy has grown so quick and it’s incredible to think just a few short months ago we celebrated his half birthday at his six month old milestone session!

Sweet Colt came wearing the most cute little knit button up onesie in a perfect charcoal color that went fantastic with the cream seamless paper backdrop we had set-up. One thing I love the most about these short milestone mini sessions is that it’s all about baby. We will toss in a few small props, maybe some fur or a wooden box but it’s mainly a session less focused on elaborate set-ups and more focused on the celebration of seeing our babies grow.

picture of one year old little girl in key bib overalls and white lace crop top shirt standing by white vintage childs chair surrounded by tall grass at sunset. atalie is celebrating her first birthday on the farm near Wilber, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near wilber nebraska.

If you’re interested, here’s the link for the onsie Colt wore as long as more inspo for these simplistic sessions:

 
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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.


Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography // First Birthday Photo Session // Mr. OneDerful // Nebraska Photographer // Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | First Birthday Photo Session | Mr. OneDerful | Nebraska Photographer | Lincoln, Nebraska


picture of one year old little boy in black diaper cover with mr. onederful on the back in gold letters sitting eating white frosting cake with little man written on it with mustaches sitting on black seamless paper with gold confetti. backdrop is gold and cream bokeh and has curtains of black and white curtains hanging with black, white and gold balloons as well as tissue pompoms. Waylon is celebrating his first birthday near lincoln, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography near wilber nebraska.

Waylon

Lincoln, Nebraska

When mama comes up with a theme and mentions it to me. I get over the moon excited and start the hunt for the best little props! Mindy came to me and mentioned she’d been looking into the theme Mr. OneDerful, and I think it might be one of the cutest ideas ever!!

Little Waylon was too busy playing to really care about us setting up such an elaborate set-up but when it came time for his cake. He knew what to do! And shout out to ____ cakes for the cutest little cake that even included mustaches and “little man” written on it in creams, golds and blacks to go with the overall theme. It was absolutely stunning. If you’re in the Lincoln, Nebraska area for sure look them up for your own cakes and desserts.

For his Mr. Onederful themed sesh we pulled out all the stops. Cream backdrop, black seamless paper for flooring, glitter gold and stripes paper chains, gold confetti, white and black striped curtains, gold, white and silver tissue paper puffs, fold, silver first birthday bunting banner, gold, white and black baloons, suspenders, black bow tie, and even the cutest little diaper cover covered in gold letters on the booty. Waylon celebrated it all for his birthday in style!!

As you can see, Waylon was busy with his first birthday photos playing and loved his balloons so much! We didn’t get many smiles in front of the camera but he was so busy behind the scenes chasing balloons and giggling that he made up for the lack of smiles with a big personality shining through his images.

I’ve gotten to know Mister Waylon, and his mommy and daddy throughout this past year and it’s been such a joy meeting this family and now considering them friends whom I welcome into my home. From their maternity sesh all the way through their first birthday session, it’s been so much fun learning and connecting with them. They’re such a great family and they truly love their little buddy so much! Huge thank you for making the drive from Lincoln, Nebraska down to us, I hope we made it worth your drive!!

picture of one year old little boy in black diaper cover with mr. onederful on the back in gold letters sitting eating white frosting cake with little man written on it with mustaches sitting on black seamless paper with gold confetti. backdrop is gold and cream bokeh and has curtains of black and white curtains hanging with black, white and gold balloons as well as tissue pompoms. Waylon is celebrating his first birthday near lincoln, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography near wilber nebraska.

Want to create your own Mr. Onederful Session? Here’s some links for inspo:

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picture of one year old little boy in black diaper cover with mr. onederful on the back in gold letters sitting eating white frosting cake with little man written on it with mustaches sitting on black seamless paper with gold confetti. backdrop is gold and cream bokeh and has curtains of black and white curtains hanging with black, white and gold balloons as well as tissue pompoms. Waylon is celebrating his first birthday near lincoln, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography near wilber nebraska.

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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.


Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | First Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer | Wilber, Nebraska

Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | First Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer | Wilber, Nebraska


picture of one year old little girl in key bib overalls and white lace crop top shirt standing by white vintage childs chair surrounded by tall grass at sunset. atalie is celebrating her first birthday on the farm near Wilber, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near wilber nebraska.

Atalie

Wilber, Nebraska

Eek! Atalie it one and ready to celebrate!! Sweet baby girl, it feels like just yesterday we were anxiously trying find flower fields to go take your mama’s maternity pictures and now here you are, a year later happy and ready to clap and dance your way through your first birthday photo session!!

Sweet Atalie you are more precious and prayed for than you’ll ever know. When mommy and daddy asked me to surprise them with the gender of you I felt so happy and giddy to be trusted with the secret to surprise them with! Once we knew you were a girl I was over the moon because I knew mommy would make you the most stylish girl in town with all things floral, lace, pink and precious. You are filled with a spunky attitude and have always given us a run for our money when it comes to picture days. I think we could consider you the sour patch kiddo, sour and grumpy if it’s not your idea, but oh so sweet when you decide to have fun while playing with us. As you can tell, your first birthday session was filled with so much sweetness!!

We shot at a farm near Wilber, Nebraska on a beautiful spring afternoon in between rainy days. The grass was just getting tall and vivid green and you got the best nap in that day mommy said. You arrived with a inquisitive look but quickly warmed up once daddy pulled you out and gave you some snacks to pep you up. We then oodled over some of the cutest outfits mommy had picked (literally clothes baskets full to choose from!) and picked a few favorites to start with. Once we set you down, you knew exactly what to do and stole the show. You stood there posing, showing off how well you can smile and giggle.

picture of one year old little girl in key bib overalls and white lace crop top shirt standing by white vintage childs chair surrounded by tall grass at sunset. atalie is celebrating her first birthday on the farm near Wilber, nebraska. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near wilber nebraska.

If you’re interested, here’s links for the items worn by Atalie to her session:

 
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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.


Nebraska Three Year Old Milestone Photography | Third Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska Three Year Old Milestone Photography | Third Birthday Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer | Dorchester, Nebraska


 
picture of three year old boy in plaid button up shirt and wrangler jeans with cowboy boots sitting on a hay bale wrapped with red twine. grayden lester is celebrating his third birthday on the farm with his cowboy hat, buckin bull chute, bouncy ball bull, chaps, bull rider vest and rope. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near dorchester nebraska.
 

Grayden Lester

Dorchester, Nebraska

Sweet baby boy Grayden there are so many words I could write to describe you but I think what sums it up the most is mommy’s words!! ;)

See!! I told you mommy had the best version about you. When she sent over the audio files that I requested, I sat there ugly crying listening to her words about you. I’ve watched your mommy and daddy’s love story unfold and hearing her talk about you made me so emotional! You are such a fun loving and bright young man who is full of laughter, love and life!!

When we talked about your third birthday we sat down and discussed fun ideas we could incorporate into your session. She mentioned your love of all things bull riding right now and I instantly knew the perfect location for your photo session at our farm near Dorchester, Nebraska. It just so happened that we’ve got cattle up on the yard so if all else failed, I knew you’d consider it a hit that you got to see cows that day. First we did the boring stuff that the adults wanted, the cute smiles, the posed pictures to announce that you’re turning three. We kept promising you that we’d get to go see the cows and pull out your buckin bull to play on. Then, once we finished up those pretty photos, you got to do the fun stuff!

You wore the cutest little outfits to your session, from your blue striped shirt to the perfect cowboy attire of a plaid button up shirt, wrangler jeans and cowboy boots you coordinated perfectly for the entire photoshoot. I’m so glad you choose to also bring your pint sized chaps, cowboy hat and bull rider vest, it truly was the make or break of the whole day!

We talked about your love of bulls, you told me all about your favorite bull, Red Rocket, and then things got fun. We found the perfect “Grayden Sized” bale and you stole the show! You hopped up on that bale and showed us exactly how to tighten your hand down to saddle up for a bull ride. My favorite part that left me laughing so hard I couldn’t even get pictures was when you yelled out, “let’s go boys!” and then started bucking around just like the real bull riders too. Sweet boy, you are the most precious thing I’ve seen in awhile!!

We played and giggled the entire session, you bring so much light to the world and your precious little blonde hair and blue eyes are the perfect combo of sweet and ornery!

picture of three year old boy in plaid button up shirt and wrangler jeans with cowboy boots sitting on a hay bale wrapped with red twine. grayden lester is celebrating his third birthday on the farm with his cowboy hat, buckin bull chute, bouncy ball bull, chaps, bull rider vest and rope. photo taken by dirt road photography at sunset near dorchester nebraska.

If you’re interested, here’s links for the items he brought to his session:

NFR Bucking Chute // Bouncy Bull // Bull Rider Vest // Kids Chaps // Cowboy Hat


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 One Year Old Milestone Photography | Milestone Baby Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska One Year Old Milestone Photography | Milestone Baby Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer


 
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Timber Rose

Wilber, Nebraska

Sweet baby Timber Rose, it’s incredible to think you’re already one year old!! I remember you being born just one short year ago and watching you grow has been an absolute joy. You are truly a source of laughter and watching your personality grow is the best. You’re filled with fire and your stubborn attitude is hands down my favorite part, you act just like your mommy sometimes and I can totally say that because she’s my sister!

Timber’s first birthday photo session was held in mid January and we decided we wanted to keep it simple and all about her personality. We choose a cream seamless backdrop because I absolutely LOVE how it brings the skin tones to a smooth finish. We also went with a simple white lace romper (here’s the Amazon link for it). Then, of course mommy had the perfect pink bow to incorporate with our simple blush colored blankets and other props. What I love the most, is that the colors are super subtle and all about you and letting your facial expressions be the focus of these photos.

Seriously, anymore I’m all about the simplistic set-ups. They’re all about baby and is less stress to worry about with getting it perfect. Let’s just focus on celebrating the milestones instead of getting the details of the set-up perfect.

So thanks again Sweet T and mommy and daddy for trusting me with this sassy princess. I cannot wait to watch you grow, you’re my favorite (and only) niece in the whole wide world baby girl. I love you sooooo much! XOXO

picture of six month old baby boy in outfit from amazon of gray shirt with hoody and black and white striped pants sitting on gray faux fur mohair curls with bone seamless backdrop paper dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer located near wilber nebraska.

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.


Best of Amazon Clothing and Outfits for Milestone Photo Sessions | Nebraska Baby & Child Photographer | Wilber, Nebraska

Best of Amazon Clothing and Outfits for milestone photo sessions | shopping Review | Nebraska Baby & Child Photographer | Wilber, Nebraska

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With our Milestone Mini Session’s coming up we wanted to kick out a quick review of some fun Amazon links for you guys to check out and order if you’re needing something cute for your littles for pictures. These links are perfect for us small town Nebraska people who don’t have access to bigger stores with stylish outfits that don’t include characters on them. I have a very specific style that I personally love to I tried to tailor to those types of outfits but of course you can cruise around and find similar things you might like through the links. This is a great stress free way to find some fun outfits and spend less since we tried to include some basics that you might have something similar to layer into these outfits.


Sitter Girl Outfit Ideas

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One / Ruffle Top & Floral Skit / $12.99 |  Two / Pink Ruffled Romper / $11.18 |  Three / Ruffle Sleeve Romper / $10.98 |  Four / Hoodie & Floral Pants / $14.69 |  Five / Ruffled Sleeveless Romper / $11.66 |  Six / Floral Long Sleeved Bodysuit / $9.98 |  Seven / Ruffle Top & Floral Pants / $14.99

We wanted to go with muted tones so that babies really stand out and these colors give them creamy skin tones which is what we all love so much. These colors will look beautiful with the cream color backdrop and fluffy cream colored rugs that we have. We also tried to pick some extremely reasonably priced options, nothing over $15! Bonus, these would double for family pictures too ;)


Sitter Boy Outfits Ideas

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One / Romper Hoodie & Pants / $10.78 |  Two / Long Sleeve Striped Shirt & Pants / $8.98 |  Three / Striped Maroon Hoodie & Pants / $11.99 |  Four / Maroon Hooded Romper / $11.99 |  Five / Gray Hoodie & Striped Pants / $13.99 |  Six / Tan Sleeveless Romper / $10.99 |  Seven / Green Long Sleeve Romper / $12.98

Boys are tougher when it comes to different styles. There are a lot of the outfits I found that had graphics on the shirts and I’m totally not into that so I decided not to share any. Also, I felt that the button up collared shirts with suspenders felt too “fancy” for photos and prefer the more relaxed feel so I didn’t share any of those either. I realize stripes were a pretty consistent pattern with what I posted but they’re just cute and fun! Also, hoodies, there are so many adorable hoodie options on Amazon!!


Best Of Amazon Baby Outfits

So there’s some great outfits to choose from for you guys! I hope this round up helps and you find something useful through those links, if you don’t purchase them for a photo session, you still might just purchase them to dress your babies super cute in! The prices are pretty reasonable and they’re all something I would personally recommend. Also, did you know what we offer product credits to clients?! That’s right! If you’re interested in offering to add it to our client closet let us know, we sometimes are willing to purchase them from you and will give you product credit, great way for you to get fun photo gifts and for us to build our closet to help other babies look fashionable!


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 Child Portrait Photographer :: Milestone Six Month Session :: Lainey :: Dorchester, Nebraska Photography

Nebraska Child Portrait Photographer :: Milestone Six Month Session :: Lainey :: Dorchester, Nebraska Photography

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Eeek little sis Lainey came in for her six month milestone session and she is so adorbs!! I am dying over her cuteness! She sat and smiled so perfect, cheesing it up and being such a ham. We even got her in this cute little lace romper with my favorite neutral tones and soft fluffy’s for her to play with. It was such a perfect and fun time. ;)

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Little miss Jovie seriously might be the happiest baby I've ever met! Every time she comes to her sessions she is just happy to be there and having some one on one time away from her older twin brother and sister. She claps, giggles and entertains us as we make silly faces and noises at her. Thanks for visiting Jovie Tae!

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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

Spring Child Photo Session // Nebraska Photographer // Wilber, Nebraska

Spring Child Photo Session // Nebraska Photographer // Wilber, Nebraska

I'm an artist. That means I love being able to be creative. It also means when I get into the routine of the same types of sessions I lose a little bit of my creativity to create unique things. I start capturing what others want to see and not what I love. So, once in awhile I like to go out and just shoot. No pressure, no specific shots, just plain old fun. That's exactly what happened when I took little Reese and Harper out one evening. We went out, danced around, played with the flowers and just laughed. The shots that were created were just as beautiful as the little girlies themselves.

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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.