Family Session // The Bristol's // Fairmont // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

What a fun group of kiddos! And the best part, I loooooved their names! Check it out, I present, Kaeden, Kynnedy, Kensingtyn and Kendryk. I have never seen such unique names that flow together so well. And they were all so well behaved!

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I was so grateful that while we were styling the kiddos mom wanted to go with these beautiful neutral tones that were very light and fun to match the grass and farm scenery we decided to go with. The kids matched so well and it just fell together so fantastic. We played ring around the rosie, we played tag, we clapped and danced then as the sun was setting, we pulled out some "flowers" to blow into the wind. Honestly, the entire session was blissful and just reminded me to slow down and just let the kids play. Sometimes you get more out of a session by stepping back and letting the fun take over and setting the camera down for a little bit to join in the fun. I've been trying to focus more on the connections and less on the technical side of sessions, and honestly, it's totally paying off! ;)

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If you're interested in booking a family session check out the INVESTMENT INFO page! 

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FAMILY - THE BRISTOL'S

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

Crete Cheerleaders // Crete High School // Southeast Nebraska 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!!


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

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

To view images from their session please visit their link!

SENIOR - MODEL REPS

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

Senior Session // Bre Zoubek // Wilber-Clatonia High School // Southeast Nebraska Photographer

"Looking beautiful begins by feelings beautiful." - Tresors De Luxe

Bre looked beautiful you guys!! And by prompting her to do a few flow posing moves, we brought out her inner beauty as well.

Ultimately, the end goal of each session, is to remind clients just how amazing and beautiful they are!!

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Bre is one of our Class of 2019 senior model reps and we were so excited to welcome her out to the farm near Dorchester, Nebraska to go play and get to know her. 

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)

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 she looked and the images we captured.

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

To view images from their session please visit their link!

SENIOR - BRE ZOUBEK

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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

2018 World Vision - Summer 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."

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This year we're hosting the second annual 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.


So here's the info for these Mini Sessions! 

Location - These again will be hosted 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 $200 (you're welcome to donate more if you'd like!) This is a HUGE discount, to put it into perspective, $200 is the session fee for a normal family session that does not include any digital files or prints with it, so basically, you're getting five digitals for free!

June 3rd - These are the only days I will be running these mini sessions. 

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.

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We'll try to keep it updated below with spots that are filled. If you want to book more than one time slot, please check out twice to ensure spots aren't double booked. If you're having trouble, email us at kelseynerud@gmail.com with your preferred time slot to book your spot! Only 5 spots available!

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7:00 pm - 
7:30 pm - Jaimes Family
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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!


Why we choose World Vision:

Here are a few images from when we were in St. Lucia last year, 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


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