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

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

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

Elizabeth Kubicek of Wilber, Nebraska

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


 
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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.


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

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

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Autumn Branson of Fairbury, Nebraska

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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High School Senior Session - Nebraska Photographer

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nebraska Photographer :: Wittenhagen :: Pius X High School Senior :: Lincoln, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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I’ve literally watched Chase grow these past four years and every single time I watch one of the Wittenhagen kids graduate I know it’s one day closer to not getting to see them all the time. It’s official, their last senior is graduating!! Chase came out to the farm near Wilber, Nebraska to shoot in the same locations as his older brother and sister. We did a little bit of hiking through some tall grass to get to an old abandoned car but I think it was totally worth it once we saw the sun shining through perfectly! Thank you Chase for visiting with me, super proud that you’re going into the Navy. Cannot wait to see what you do and the places you go in life!

And to compare and throw back a little. Check out how Layne, Haeley and Chase all compare! It’s kind of fun to re-create the same poses with siblings ;)

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

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

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

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

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

Contact them to ask about a referral discount!

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

Nebraska Photographer :: Schroeder :: Fairbury High School Senior :: Fairbury, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek
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Tara invited me down to Fairbury to see what her gorgeous downtown streets looked like. I'd say they didn't dissapoint and it was great to mix it up a little and work in locations that I don't normally work with! Cannot wait to share more from her session.

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Dorchester, NE 68343
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Nebraska Photographer :: Watson :: High School Senior :: Scotts Bluff, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek

Nebraska Photographer :: Watson :: High School Senior :: Scotts Bluff, Nebraska :: Sneak Peek

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I am dying to share the rest of her session, they were all so beautiful and we laughed out of dilerium from the heat. Magically, we survived and Atley is going to have some pretty sweet photos to take back home with her! 


Crete Cheerleaders // Crete High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

Crete Cheerleaders // Crete High School // Southeast Nebraska High School Senior Photographer

What a fun night of a quick mini session with some pretty amazing girls from the Crete High School Cheerleading Squad!!

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Madison + Barrett did a collaboration with DRP and we spent a night with some pretty fun cheerleaders. First we took them over to Kelsey's to get styled with the perfectly matching and styled M+B pieces then we zipped out to the farm near Wilber to snap some fun shots of the girls. One of my favorite stacks that Kelsey has created in the Rose Gold Summer Sunset because it's so perfect for any outfit but I also love and wear Chloe's Camo set quite often for daily wear since it's so neutral colored! Basically, you can't go wrong with any set you choose from M+B!!

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RISE UP

This year the cheer squad is really focusing on the team motto of "Rise Up" so I asked Kara to help fill us in on it. Here's what she had to say!

Rise up means different things to different people. Rise up meant that we're going to strive to do better for the school or the student body. It can mean we're going to do better with financial situations, or even take our competition to another level. Meaning we'll add more tumbling skills for state, or different things we've never done before. 

Basically, their entire team is focusing on rising higher and doing the best they can do. And I totally agree that it can be applied in so many ways to everyone, no matter your situation. Choose to rise up and be above what others are doing. Do the right thing. Be the good in someones life!!


Senior Model Rep's // Senior Session // Bre Zoubek & Lizzie Kubicek // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

Senior Model Rep's // Senior Session // Bre Zoubek & Lizzie Kubicek // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

When I started my search for Model Reps I didn't know who I'd find. But I did know that I wanted girls who were inspiring, outgoing and fantastic role models in their communities. I wanted girls with goals who planned on moving mountains in the future. I lucked out when these two applied! These girls are not only stunning, but they're also really smart and driven young ladies who will do great things with their futures!

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Bre and Lizzie are some of our Class of 2019 senior model reps and we were so excited to welcome them out to the farm near Dorchester, Nebraska to go play and get to know. Both Bre and Lizzie are from Wilber and will be graduating from Wilber-Clatonia High School in May of 2019. (It's insane to say that, but I'm already excited!)

Of course, I've known Bre since she was little (and my mom's maiden name matches her last name so that basically makes us directly related!). She's the sweetest, hardworking, humbled person I've met in awhile. She is always uplifting, always encouraging those around her and is constantly making friends and making others laugh. (cough, spitting gum by accident to make Lizzie crack up)

Lizzie I've also known practically forever. She's equally as sweet and is filled with fire just like her mama! She's always making people smile and willing to act funny just to give those around her a laugh. The girls are mega active and works all the time so getting to see these girls was tough but we made it work.

This was a quick impromptu shoot with a storm creeping in so we quickly did a mini session and got home before the winds hit but truly, it reminded me why I love my job when I got home to drop the images into my computer, I was in awe of just how amazing they looked and the images we captured.

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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.