World Vision Mini Sessions

I know this video is kind of long but this is the EXACT video that I watched with tears streaming down my face that inspired me to get involved with the world around me. I met this lady in the video in real life in Kansas City a quite few years ago at a Women of Faith conference, she's truly inspiring and since this video, she has sponsored a few more kiddos as well!! I have always believed you have to be the change you want to see and when I do have the opportunity to travel I always like to volunteer and leave an impact. "You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

This year I'll be hosting summer mini sessions and donating all of the proceeds to sponsoring a child through World Vision. What does it mean to sponsor a child you ask? Let me explain! 

When you sponsor a child, your monthly gift helps provide essentials like clean water, nutrition, education, and more to a child in need, while you connect by exchanging letters and photos. All with the goal of helping the child and community break free from poverty for good.

I will continue to host these mini sessions and make it an annual thing with intentions of donating everything to the World Vision organization. I intend to keep clients updated with communication (letters from kiddos, pictures, etc.) and eventually want to travel and meet my sponsored child if I have that opportunity! I have been wanting to do this for years but am just now getting the logistical side figured out on how to make this all work. Seriously, I am beyond excited to launch this, giving back to those less fortunate is something I'm extremely passionate about.


These are images taken earlier in the year but give you an idea of what to expect from the mini's!

These are images taken earlier in the year but give you an idea of what to expect from the mini's!

So here's the info for these Mini Sessions! 

Location - These won't be themed and will be held outside at the farm. I will have a few rustic boxes/buckets there for littles to help sit them up or stand with. 

Price - Minimum donation of $125 (you're welcome to donate more if you'd like!)

July 1st & 2nd - These are the only days I will be running these mini sessions. So get in on it while it's hot! ;)

30 Minute Sessions - I will run the sessions in 30 minute increments to allow time to prep for the next family to arrive. Please arrive at the time we agreed upon to ensure we don't get behind!

5 Digital Download Images - Your session fee includes FIVE digital files for you to download off your gallery from the website once the session is complete. I will also include additional files you're welcome to upgrade and purchase if you'd like. These are totally optional but they're there if you'd like them! There will also be exclusively discounted products that you're welcome to add-on and purchase as well. 

Photo Print Release - A photo print release is included in your digital download so you can print your images anywhere but I recommend purchasing prints through a quality print lab to ensure the beautiful pictures you paid for can live up to their full potential.

Email me at kelseynerud@gmail.com with your preferred time slot to book your spot! Only 8 spots available and these are a steal!

July 1st at 7:00 pm -
July 1st at 7:30 pm - Hoeshe Family
July 1st at 8:00 pm - 
July 1st at 8:30 pm -
July 2nd at 7:00 pm -  Kohout Family
July 2nd at 7:30 pm - 
July 2nd at 8:00 pm -
July 2nd at 8:30 pm -

Invoices must be payed within 24 hours to reserve your spot.

And of course if you're not interested in a mini session but would like to donate to World Vision you're welcome to contact me directly and we can get it set-up or check out their site to learn about sponsoring a child of your own! If you choose to sponsor let me know, I'd love to follow along and learn about your child and your sponsoring journey!


Here are a few images from when we were in St. Lucia, we packed an extra suitcase full of goodies for an orphanage I had contacted prior to leaving the states and getting to know what their needs were. Packing a fifty pound suitcase of toys, shoes, undies, diapers, lotions (specific request from the orphanage) as well as coloring books, pencils and other schools supplies was so humbling, but what made me so excited was walking through the airport knowing that all of these items were for kiddos that were in need of basic necessities that we take for granted daily.

When we got there and spent time with the kiddos my heart was so full of love for them. Right away we walked up and a little girl introduced herself and gave me a hug asking if I would hold her. Another little girl right away chimed in asking if she could do my hair. The boys were busy with a new ball we had brought while the baby crawled around sipping on her bottle and handing me building blocks. As we sat there and played for awhile, I realized that these kids were happy, they didn't realize what poverty felt like because to them, they had everything they could want or need. They didn't realize that a house without a properly closing front door wasn't normal, they've always slept with mosquito nets over their beds, and they think that rice everyday is good because it's food that fills them up. While spending time with these orphans I felt really humbled that they opened their arms so willingly to strangers, they loved new friends to play with and the little girl who asked me to hold her eventually fell asleep in my lap while I held her close, silently saying prayers to the Lord for each and every one of them by name.  

Being blessed with more than enough in my life is something I am so grateful for and I try my best to give to those who aren't as fortunate. Through the years I've realized that life is less about the amount of "things" we have and more about the experiences we get to enjoy.

"Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." - Deuteronomy 15:10

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

Spring Mini Sessions

These are a limited time but that's no excuse not to get in on the fun of these gorgeous purple flowers that fill Nebraska! Check out the fun!

I love flowers so much and I'd love to play in them every day if I could. Shooting with flowers is always a blast as well! Since these flowers are around only for a limited time, that means these mini's are only around for a limited time.

Here's the low down on the basic info:

Cost - $125 

May 10th - 24th - This is the only time I will be running these mini sessions. So get in on it while it's hot! ;)

30 Minute Sessions - I will run the sessions in 30 minute increments. Please arrive at the time we agreed upon.

5 Digital Download Images - Your session fee includes FIVE digital files for you to download off your gallery from the website once the session is complete. I will also include additional files you're welcome to upgrade and purchase if you'd like. These are totally optional but they're there if you'd like them! There will also be exclusively discounted products that you're welcome to add-on and purchase as well. 

Photo Print Release - A photo print release is included in your digital download so you can print your images anywhere but I recommend purchasing prints through a quality print lab to ensure the beautiful pictures you paid for can live up to their full potential.

Email me at kelseynerud@gmail.com to book your spot! Invoices must be payed within 24 hours to reserve your spot.

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

Senior Session // Nebraska Photographer

It's crazy to think that now is the time to be booking senior sessions again but I am over the moon excited about it. Hands down my favorite sessions are seniors, I love getting to know the seniors, learning about their future plans and setting up unique ideas with them. From standing in rivers to shooting guns or posing with trucks its so fun coming up with cool things that show what the senior is all about. Take a look at this fun promo video we created with the Class of 2017 seniors!

Quite often I get asked what a full gallery looks like from a senior session so I thought I'd show you!

The first two below are of the regular one day basic sessions. These are intended to be simplistic and include a few outfit changes and are limited to one location. As you can see, the more outfit changes, the less time shooting. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't get as many shots but it does limit us if we need to move locations (within the area) or take time to re-do hair and fix outfits. Both galleries are still absolutely gorgeous and have plenty of images to choose from.

Now, we'll show you what a deluxe session looks like. These sessions are meant to be the over the top experience and give you free range to do whatever you'd like. It's a two day session, most choose summer and fall for their dates but you're flexible to choose whatever you'd like. There are unlimited wardrobe changes and you can choose two locations if you'd like since you've got two days! Ideally, a lot of seniors like to choose this so they can do some on the field (football, track, cheer, softball, baseball) and then another at the farm or in another setting other than sports related. It's the best of both worlds and you get an extra day to dress up and look beautiful!

With two different senior session types there's something that fits everyone's needs and budget. Both are awesome experiences tailored to whatever works best for you! Ready to book your own senior session? Contact us to book!

 

Want to get a discounted session? Contact a previous senior and ask about a referral discount!

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

Spring 2018 // Harper & Reese // Nebraska Photographer

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

Thanks you Rezabek's and Brahm's for coming along for some fun, I love my creative time :)

To view images from their session please visit their link!

MILESTONE - REESE

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MILESTONE - HARPER

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

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

Milestone Mini Sessions

Are you ready for something new and fun?!

MILESTONE MINI SESSIONS!!!!!

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These are a no fuss, simplified version of a regular milestone session. It's all about baby and focuses less on elaborate props/set-ups and more on just baby and their fun facial expressions and cute chubby milestones!

Here's the low down on the basic info:

May 13th - This is the only day I will be running these mini sessions. So get in on it while it's hot! ;)

30 Minute Sessions - I will run the sessions in 30 minute increments to allow time to prep for the next baby to arrive. Please arrive at the time we agreed upon to ensure we don't get behind!

5 Digital Download Images - Your session fee includes FIVE digital files for you to download off your gallery from the website once the session is complete. I will also include additional files you're welcome to upgrade and purchase if you'd like. These are totally optional but they're there if you'd like them! There will also be exclusively discounted products that you're welcome to add-on and purchase as well. 

Photo Print Release - A photo print release is included in your digital download so you can print your images anywhere but I recommend purchasing prints through a quality print lab to ensure the beautiful pictures you paid for can live up to their full potential.

Check out this gallery of past milestone mini's to get a feel for what to expect.

https://dirtroadphotography.shootproof.com/gallery/4262248/

Email me at kelseynerud@gmail.com with your preferred time slot to book your spot! Only 8 spots available and these are a steal!

9:00 am -
9:30 am - 
10:00 am - 
10:30 am - Steinhauer's
11:00 am -  
11:30 am - 
12:00 pm - Barlow's
12:30 pm -

Invoices must be payed within 24 hours to reserve your spot.

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

Transformation Tuesday - Reese

Winter typically is cold, boring and slow for me. But this year I've been extremely busy and can't complain because that means I'm meeting lots of cute kiddos and spending some time inside with them. I've had quite a few newborns as well as milestone sessions happening. First birthdays are always fun to celebrate and little Reese came in ready to run and full of smiles for me.

We braved the cold quickly to get some outside shots and I totally think they were worth it. Reese was so confused about the trucks on the road and kept looking around trying to find them. She's a smart little princess and clearly knows when she hears trucks! As you can see I cranked up the white balance to warm it up a little, sharpened things to give a little more contrast and then just ran some extra tweaks to really make her shine! Happy birthday little girly, it's crazy to think you're already one. You're full of cuteness!!

Lens: 85mm - ISO: 200 - Aperature: f/3.2 - Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec

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

Transformation Tuesday - Kaleb

He's already one?! How is that so? I've been photographing him since he was born and it's always so much fun to celebrate their first birthday and seeing how much they've grown.

He came over and was really excited to get into his cake. He's so close to walking and it's so cute watching him push things around. Little Kaleb looks so much like his brother it's crazy! In these shots I bumped up the lighting a little, adjusted the white balance and that was about it. Ran an action or two to sharpen things up and make them pop a little but that was all. His little perfect self didn't need much help from me!

Lens: 35mm - ISO: 100 - Aperature: f/2.0 - Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec

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

Valentine's Day Mini's

Alright I wasn't going to host mini's. I normally don't host mini's. But I changed my mind and impulsively decided to book them!

Here's the low down on the basic info:

February 5th - This is the only day I will be running these mini sessions. So get in on it while it's hot! ;)

45 Minute Sessions - I will run the sessions in 45 minute increments to allow time to prep for the next kiddo to arrive. Please arrive at the time we agreed upon to ensure we don't get behind!

5 Digital Download Images - Your session fee includes FIVE digital files for you to download off your gallery from the website once the session is complete. I will also include additional files you're welcome to upgrade and purchase if you'd like. These are totally optional but they're there if you'd like them!

Photo Print Release - A photo print release is included in your digital download so you can print your images anywhere but I recommend purchasing prints through a quality print lab to ensure the beautiful pictures you paid for can live up to their full potential.

Four Children Maximum - With limited space for these indoor shots we're trying to keep it simple and fun. Thanks for understanding :)

Let me know if you're ready to book! I'd love to meet your little sweetheart and snap some quick shots!

Transformation Tuesday - Tori Lokken

I am so grateful that Tori's so patient with me! She hasn't seen much of her images so I figured a little Transformation Tuesday would be great for her to get some more sneaks!! Thanks girl for trusting me to put the final touches on your images, they're stinking gorgeous!!

This was the last shot of the night and it was getting pretty dark but we made it work. I loooove that she wanted to include track goodies. These are her state track medals, how cool is that?! I lightened her up, added some warmth, smoothed her skin out (just a little bit!) and bam, she's stunning!!

Lens: 85mm - ISO: 200 - Aperature: f/2.2 - Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec

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Nebraska Photographer, Nebraska Newborn Photographer, Nebraska Family Photographer, Nebraska Senior Photographer, Nebraska Child Photographer, Wilber Nebraska, Dorchester Nebraska, Crete Nebraska, Friend Nebraska, DeWitt Nebraska, Plymouth Nebraska

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