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Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier :: Lincoln, Nebraska :: Southeast Nebraska Family Photographer

Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier :: Lincoln, Nebraska :: Southeast Nebraska Family Photographer

5 tips for making a photo session with kids easier. nebraska photographer images of little boy and girl holding hands walking in grass field at sunset in southeast nebraska near lincoln. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

Top 5 Tips for Making a Photo Session with Kids Easier

If you’re prepping for a photo session with your kiddos, you may be feeling a bit apprehensive or worried they’ll be in a sassy mood that day. Children aren’t always easy to deal with, which is why the below tips will definitely come in handy before your upcoming photo session.

1. Don't make a huge deal out of it. If you're stressed out and cranky, your kids will usually pick up on it and act accordingly. Their behavior will usually be better if you are relaxed and having fun. You may have to make some compromises to keep the peace such as letting your energetic daughter's hair stay straight instead of curling it into because she won't sit still. Focus on the big picture and don't sweat the small stuff. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at the session step back, typically the photographer has dealt with sour patch kiddos and it actually works to just step away and let them have fun together. From personal experience, I will say most of the kiddos I have at sessions love to talk to me one on one without mom listening, so we’ll go off and play and I can get them to interact and get engaged with me to capture those true smiles and giggles.

2. Make it fun. Let the kids have a couple “fun pictures” where they get to pick their own pose or props. You get to keep the more serious photos while they get to keep their silly photos. This way everyone wins.  If you are struggling to get your kids to sit still, turn the photo session into a game. Simon Says usually works like a charm. Or, give it the old “throw grass at me” and usually they willingly oblige.

3. Be prepared.  If you're going to be out for several hours, ensure that your children are well rested and have had their nap. Bringing some snacks and activities along is also a great idea. If you happen to be shooting in a remote location, you never know when you might need something like bug spray, tissues or a first aid kit so bring that along too. I personally have emergency kits of things but it never fails I forget to grab extra water bottles, make sure you’ve got enough for your littles!

4. Be patient. Save your sanity by trying not to control the photo session too much. Sometimes the best photos come from kids just doing their own thing. Work with your photographer and your photos will look fantastic. Remember, you’re paying for a service with someone you trust to capture images you’ve seen in their work. They know what they’re doing, trust the process! ;)

5.  Have a chat. Get your children talking to both you and the photographer about topics such as school or their favorite songs. This allows them to feel more comfortable around your photographer and will also give your photographer a chance to capture a few candid and cute expressions. I try my best to catch up on Disney channel but sometimes I stink at knowing cool things, mention a topic and I’ll take it away with your littles! A go to is always asking what they’ll be for halloween or what the Easter bunny brought them!

And something new I’ve been enjoying is to give you guys a little outfit inspo from sessions. I’ve got some below I’ll link to Amazon if you’re looking for something fun to wear to your future sessions!

5 tips for making a photo session with kids easier. nebraska photographer images of little boy and girl holding hands walking in grass field at sunset in southeast nebraska near lincoln. photo taken by dirt road photography and photographer is kelsey (homolka) nerud.

Amazon Style Inspo

Here’s some style inspo for your own family 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, 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.


Southeast Nebraska Family Photographer // Andelt Family // Family Portrait Session // Crete, Nebraska

SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | ANDELT FAMILY | FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION | CRETE, 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.

When someone mentions the Andelt crew I always just smile and think back to quite a few years ago when I met all the boys and remember how tiny they were and thinking to myself, “gee, Angie sure does her hands full with all those boys.” But then, as I watched them grow, it warmed my heart seeing how much love their family has and how much they adore and take care of their momma. These boys are all hard workers and it feels like such a feat to get them all together and smiling in one picture. I kid you not, they’re so nice to each other when the camera is up but those smiles quickly turn into jokes and jabs once it falls down. We stood there talking and giggling about whose in trouble the most, who is the most athletic and whose the smartest out of the crew but at the end of the day, I’d agree that they’re ALL good kids with hearts full of love for each other who’d be there and have each others backs no matter what.

The Andelts are from the Crete, Nebraska area and like I mentioned, I’ve known them for years. It’s fun meeting up but I rarely get to see all the boys together. I took Zane’s senior pictures a few years ago and this year I was lucky enough to get to know his brother Ames. Oh boy, they’re totally different kids but they’re both so quiet unless you get them on the subject of trap shooting!

For their session we decided to meet at a farm, because of course, they’re farm boys! I knew I’d have better luck and more natural smiles if we did pictures of them in their favorite environment so we just went with it. After the camera got put away we tried pulling apart tall grass (it’s at thing, and it’s tough, trust me!) and just chatted while we watched the sun set on a nice late fall evening in Nebraska. Honestly, it’s my favorite thing and one of the many reason’s I went into photography. Because dusk is my favorite time of day and watching the earth slowly fade into the night and all the animals settle for the evening is just magical.

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.

And something new I’ve been enjoying is to give you guys a little outfit inspo from sessions. I’ve got some below I’ll link to Amazon if you’re looking for something fun to wear to your future 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, 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.


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.


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 | 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.


Nebraska High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Spring Senior Session Photos | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Spring Senior Session Photos | Nebraska Photographer


picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are dressed in rompers, jeans, tanks, and sandals or boots. they’re standing in tall green grass with purple wildflowers surrounding them at sunset for high school photography sessions held by dirt road photography located near southeast nebraska wilber and swanton area by kelsey homolka nerud the photographer

Caitlin, Jackie, Janae, Cassidy, Morgan & Shelby

Wilber-Clatonia High School - Friend High School - Tri-County High School - Norris High School

It’s finally starting to feel like spring and quickly turning into summer!! Congratulations to all of the Class of 2019 seniors that we just finished up shooting, you were an amazing class to get to know and I am so happy to see such great young adults entering the scary world ahead of you. Keep me updated, I like watching what my DRP seniors are up to!

With the end of a school year means it’s time to start thinking about the next crew of seniors. To me, that’s the most exciting part! Getting inquiries asking about pricing and info on senior sessions as well as meeting and getting to know the teens that are part of Class of 2020! Everyone knows I love my seniors, but what I love the most is the connections and friendships I make with not only them but their parents and families. It’s always a joy meeting newbies and learning their stories. Those stories have been kicked off by launching our new Senior Rep Program and my girls are the best. Ever. I can’t wait to meet more high school seniors from all over Nebraska!

We hosted our spring senior rep sesh night this past weekend and the girls and me froze our booties off but I’m thinking the girls could all agree it was totally worth it judging by these beautiful pictures! They look totally warm and happy, but in reality, the wind was blowing about 20 mph and the temps were about 50ish. Nebraska weather can be fun like that, it was in the 90’s a few days earlier and we had our heaters on the following week. Spring truly is a magical time of blooming flowers, allergies and tornadoes, but Nebraska always has it’s way of working magic into the mess. We choose a location around Wilber and Swanton, Nebraska area because I had the perfect spot filled with everything spring including flowers, barns, tall grass, a cute little pond (with my ducks I’ve named Bert and Ernie!) as well as the perfect sunset. The girls of course talked to the cows and goats while out on the farm that evening so I guess you could say it was perfect for everyone!

Our first location was a tiny hike but once we got down there, the girls loved the soft subtle look of the purple wildflowers that were growing near the pond. We zipped down there and each girl had the opportunity to pose and have fun while being photographed. What I love is that I literally sent off a short message and gave the girls full style options. I offered a direction and said bring what you want and it always works out the girls match so well without even planning on it. I like to make sure they can feel comfortable and expressive in their own outfits but as a whole, they all look great together.

What I love the most about my rep team is that the girls, while not getting their picture taken and are waiting, have small talk but make sure to include each other. While shooting I could hear them saying words of encouragement to the person getting theirs taken and it warms my heart. It’s tough being a teen, there’s so much judgement and to take the time to find women who lift each other up is extremely important to me. These girls will eventually be our community leaders! But, I think my favorite part of the day was watching them laugh and get to know each other! My whole intention of having a rep team is to find ways to bridge schools and bring girls together to empower and encourage each other.

picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are dressed in rompers, jeans, tanks, and sandals or boots. they’re standing in tall green grass with purple wildflowers surrounding them at sunset for high school photography sessions held by dirt road photography located near southeast nebraska wilber and swanton area by kelsey homolka nerud the photographer

Our next location was up on the yard. We choose an open area with these cute little white wildflowers growing and the perfect faded white painted barn. My favorite was the light leaking into the images but of course, no one besides a photographer truly notices those details. A couple of the girls did a quick wardrobe change and there was a sneak attack scare shenanigan going on behind the scenes then we were ready for more laughter, jokes and of course, pictures! Those Nebraska sunsets and my senior teens I just can’t brag about enough. I love the midwest!

picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are dressed in rompers, jeans, tanks, and sandals or boots. they’re standing in tall green grass with purple wildflowers surrounding them at sunset for high school photography sessions held by dirt road photography located near southeast nebraska wilber and swanton area by kelsey homolka nerud the photographer

And our final stop for the senior rep team girls was at the pond. We hiked around the back side and froze as the sun was almost down but the girls toughed it out and smiled like it was the best day ever! Between the crisp spring sunset and the beautiful fresh grass growing, the girls looked stunning. I swear i have the best of the best from local high schools and I am forever grateful for these girls who are willing to laugh at my bad dad jokes.

 
picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are dressed in rompers, jeans, tanks, and sandals or boots. they’re standing in tall green grass with purple wildflowers surrounding them at sunset for high school photography sessions held by dirt road photography located near southeast nebraska wilber and swanton area by kelsey homolka nerud the photographer
 

Get ready to see more of these girls throughout the year. If you’re interested in booking your own senior session contact one of them to get a referral of $100 off of your own senior session. Also, if you book before the end of May 2019, you can get an additional $50 off your session fee making for a super great deal on any senior session! ;)

picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are dressed in rompers, jeans, tanks, and sandals or boots. they’re standing in tall green grass with purple wildflowers surrounding them at sunset for high school photography sessions held by dirt road photography located near southeast nebraska wilber and swanton area by kelsey homolka nerud the photographer

Ok, we had to do ONE picture with me in it for fun. I try my best to jump in shots once in awhile so you can see the photographer behind the lens! ;)


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 High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Meet & Greet Senior Session | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Meet & Greet Senior Session Photos | Nebraska Photographer


 
picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, laughing with each other in an urban alley with white brick wall behind them. girls talking and taking pictures for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.
 

Morgan, Shelby, Lily, Jackie & Janae

Norris High School - Wilber-Clatonia High School - Milford High School

A few weeks ago in between the breaks of snow we kicked off the Class of 2020 Senior Rep Team party at Brew House in Crete, Nebraska. I met some pretty amazing girls from several local high schools in the southeast Nebraska area and invited them to join our rep team. We enjoyed some coffee, chit chatted about what perks are all included in the model program and then ended with a short and sweet photo shoot for the girls. We missed a few faces at the initial meeting but that’s ok, because the girls all got to meet later when we did a Snow Session for them.

At the meeting the girls talked about what activities they’re all involved in and we chatted about what they wanted to do through out this next year while repping the DRP team. From girls nights with pizza and popcorn to themed photoshoots with water or glitter, I have no doubt this next year will be filled with beautiful photos as well as inspiring girls that will be fantastic leaders in their local communities.

Our reps are from several schools located around the southeast Nebraska area. Janae is representing Milford High School, Cassidy represents Tri-County High School, Morgan represents Norris High School, for our Wilber-Clatonia High School reps we have Shelby, Lily, and Jackie (we love WCHS!) and rounding us out is Caitlin who goes to Friend High School.

I love that each girl took the time to style themselves based on a few simple insights that I suggested. I basically told them, jeans and pick a cream/white top. Dress it up or down however you’d like. Style yourself and make your personality shine. They literally did just that! From cute little brown booties to tennis shoes and converse, I loved see them all show up repping themselves.

I think my favorite part of this meet and greet was introducing the new girls to each other. Ironically, most of the girls knew of each other or found they all had a similar connection. Some knew each other from Trap Shooting while others competed in One Act Play or other sports activities. It’s my goal, to really bridge the gap and bring girls together to empower and encourage each other.

Keep an eye out for these girls through this next year, they’re going to move mountains! Check out how amazing they look in the photos!

picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, laughing with each other in an urban alley with white brick wall behind them. girls talking and taking pictures for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.

Get ready to see more of these girls throughout the year. If you’re interested in booking your own senior session contact one of them to get a referral of $100 off of your own senior session. Also, if you book before the end of May 2019, you can get an additional $50 off your session fee making for a super great deal on any senior session! ;)

 
picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, laughing with each other in an urban alley with white brick wall behind them. girls talking and taking pictures for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.

These girls are amazing and I cannot explain how excited I am so watch their senior year unfold this next school year. My goal is to get into at least ONE picture with my girls every time we meet up. I want to build these friendships up and truly enjoy their company! XOXO

 

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 Six Month Old Milestone Photography | Milestone Baby Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska Six Month Old Milestone Photography | Milestone Baby Photo Session | Nebraska Photographer


 
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.
 

Colt Lee

Western, Nebraska

I absolutely LOVE getting to see babies and toddlers once in awhile during the cold months when we’re all cooped up inside impatiently awaiting the spring weather. Every January I host milestone mini sessions that are simplistic and focused on babies. The set-up is super basic and we invite clients to “shop” our wardrobe or baby outfits or bring their own. We even wrote up a post about The Best Of Amazon for Milestone Outfits to give clients inspiration!

One of my favorite little nuggets that stopped in was Mister Colt. I personally couldn’t wait to see him because my cousin’s (hey there Dustin & Amelia!) couldn’t make it to Christmas because Colt wasn’t feeling the best so it had been quite awhile since I’d seen him. Oh. My. Goodness. He has gotten so big and his laid back personality truly shined through! He was just all smiles and ready to talk to us from the minute he walked in the door.

At milestone sessions I try to go as simple as possible. The less time we spend setting up and taking down backdrops, the more time we get to spend playing with babies!! With these mini’s it was a basic, cream backdrop of seamless paper and we tossed in a few tiny props like the fur rug and box to help him sit up.

Colt did great and although he wasn’t quite sitting unassisted I’m willing to bet now he is! that’s why we’ve got plenty of buckets and basket’s to sit babies in. They always love getting to sit up and look around at us while we’re shooting.

Thank you Colt (and mommy and daddy) for visiting me. I cannot wait to watch you grow and see your personality change. You are such a handsome little dude and I have no doubt you’ll grow into loving the outdoors just like your daddy!!

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.


Nebraska High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Snow Senior Session | Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska High School Senior Photography | DRP Senior Rep Team 2019 | Snow Senior Session Photos | Nebraska Photographer


 
picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, playing in snow with puffer vests and cc beanie caps. girls laughing and taking pictures in snow throwing it in the air for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.
 

Shelby, Caitlin, Cassidy, Lily & Jackie

Wilber-Clatonia High School - Friend High School - Tri-County High School

We did our first official shoot with our Senior Rep Team of 2019 and I can say it was hands down something that inspired me to kick off the Class of 2020 already! These girls brought laughter and spunk to their session and it reminded me why I truly love what I do. Seniors have been, and always will be my favorite type of sessions. And, kicking off the rep team with this amazing group of girls I know will only get me more excited to meet high school seniors from all over Nebraska!

Our reps are from several schools located around the southeast Nebraska area. Janae is representing Milford High School, Cassidy represents Tri-County High School, Morgan represents Norris High School, for our Wilber-Clatonia High School reps we have Shelby, Lily, and Jackie (we love WCHS!) and rounding us out is Caitlin who goes to Friend High School. This crew is so excited for their senior year and after our meeting at Brew House in Crete, Nebraska (my fav coffee place of all time!) we stepped out to go shoot a quick mini session in the snow. The girls all wore the cutest outfits that coordinated perfectly and I loved watching each of their personalities shine through their clothing choices. From worn denim jeans to black denim with distressed holes, we had some cute outfits paired with warm fuzzy boots and then Miss Shelby and Lily lived on the edge in tennis shoes although I swear they were going to get frost bite. I love that the girls almost all showed up in vests (myself included) because it clearly means we all love a puffy vest!! And of course, we almost all had matching CC beanies which cracked us up because we loved the thought of thinking alike!

While out in the snow shooting pictures of the girls, we learned so much about each other and laughed at some pretty wonky things. From Cassidy’s hilarious “laugh” to me almost falling before we even left the road, I’d say the girls had fun. The snow photos look amazing and the girls rocked their photo shoot! Here in Nebraska we received about seven inches of snow over the past few days so this was the perfect opportunity to take these pictures. We met in Crete, Nebraska for the session and then had snowball fights and tried not to slide down any slippery hills. The girls toughed it out and were troopers when I asked them to dip their fingers into the snow and some even offered to toss snow into each others faces “just for the perfect pictures.” But, I think my favorite part of the day was watching them laugh and get to know each other! My whole intention of having a rep team is to find ways to bridge schools and bring girls together to empower and encourage each other.

My heart exploded when they asked if we could get together more often than just for shoots. Yes girls, absolutely we can do girls days and go get pedis or nails done then go grab pizza and gab and catch up. Yes, absolutely my house is a safe place for pizza and movie nights! Honestly, this is what I dreamed of when I said I wanted to start a rep program and I am still on cloud nine thinking that something like a photo session could bring together such a diverse group of girls and teach them to love each other and laugh. This is totally what I imagined my business doing, and I’m grateful I can be the bridge to connect these girls! XOXO

picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, playing in snow with puffer vests and cc beanie caps. girls laughing and taking pictures in snow throwing it in the air for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.

Get ready to see more of these girls throughout the year. If you’re interested in booking your own senior session contact one of them to get a referral of $100 off of your own senior session. Also, if you book before the end of May 2019, you can get an additional $50 off your session fee making for a super great deal on any senior session! ;)

 
picture of high school senior girls from high schools in nebraska including wilber-clatonia high school, milford high school, friend high school, tri-county high school and norris high school. girls are in blue jeans with cream and white sweaters and winter boots, playing in snow with puffer vests and cc beanie caps. girls laughing and taking pictures in snow throwing it in the air for high school photography dirt road photography by kelsey homolka nerud photographer.

Ok, we had to do ONE picture with me in it for fun. I mean, I absolutely LOVE these girls already and just want to hug them all! XOXO

 

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 High School Senior Photography | Coltin Rezabek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer

Nebraska High School Senior Photography | Coltin Rezabek | Wilber-Clatonia High School | Wilber Nebraska Photographer


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Coltin Rezabek // Wilber-Clatonia High School

Coltin Rezabek is known all over the state of Nebraska for his fantastic high school football career and even owns a few titles for Player Of The Year so I cannot wait to brag about the senior pictures we took during his session this summer and fall!

Coltin goes to Wilber-Clatonia High School located in a small town located in Southeast Nebraska called Wilber. He’s active in FFA as well as involved in sports like baseball, football, basketball and track. I’ve watched him bring home a few championship titles with his Legion Baseball team and many other sports teams he’s been a part of. He truly is an amazing kid!!

What I like most about Coltin while getting to know him is that he mentioned he loves to hunt and fish and I know his family spends a lot of time together out on the lake fishing. It’s always my favorite to see families find a hobby or activity to do together and fishing is one that I can totally connect with as I did fishing often with my dad growing up!

images of high school boy senior photos named coltin rezabek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near wilber nebraska in saline county. photo includes guy on gravel road with white long sleeved shirt, and jeans with tennis shoes. photographer is kelsey homolka nerud of wilber nebraska who specializes in high school senior photography and senior pictures.
images of high school boy senior photos named coltin rezabek of wilber nebraska who went to wilber-clatonia high school in nebraska and is part of the class of 2019. photos were taken near wilber nebraska in saline county. photo includes guy on gravel road with white long sleeved shirt, and jeans with tennis shoes. 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.


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.