June 29, 2015

DeLuca Family: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I can’t believe Owen is already nine months old. It feels like we just made our girls family weekend trip out to Colorado to meet him. He is already so much more mobile and talkative than his last visit to Minnesota just a few weeks ago. I have loved being able to see him and his parents on their visits here.  This past month welcomed them with warm and humid temps. Owen wasn’t much of a fan of the weather but also didn’t mind rocking the shirtless overalls and playing in the dirt and rocks. 

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June 22, 2015

Baby Madalyn: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

 

I first photographed the Rose family about a year ago.  At that time, there were just three of them. I had the opportunity to go to their home a few weeks ago to meet the newest addition to the family, Madalyn. 

Madalyn was just nine days old. She was absolutely perfect. She slept just about the whole time and never cried once! It was an honor to capture this time in the Rose’s family life. 

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June 17, 2015

Brian & Danielle: Minnesota Wedding Photographer

When I heard that my friend Danielle was engaged, I was so excited for her and her fiancé Brian. A few days later, I received an email from her that began ‘you may already know what this is about.’ I was so honored when they asked me to photograph their wedding.

I made the trip down to my hometown of New Prague for their engagement session at Next Chapter Winery. It was a beautiful evening with the warm Minnesota sun on our back. I loved hearing Danielle and Brian sharing sweet and funny stories with each other. It was an incredible night with these two and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this fall.

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June 1, 2015

Streifel Family: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I absolutely love photographing families and capturing those great lifelong memories that they get to share with one another. Each family is unique and we all have a story worth remembering.

Spending the afternoon with the Streifel family was no exception. We spent our time down at Lake Nokomis playing soccer, taking walks along the path, and giggling with two sweet sisters. I will cherish this time spent with the Streifel family and the memories I was able to share with them.

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May 13, 2015

Enjoy Styled Shoot Workshop: Shafer, MN

Last month, Erin Johnson, who is one of the 50 Most Inspiring Photographers posted that she was planning to host a styled wedding workshop. I couldn’t wait to sign up to get a head start on new inspirations for this year’s weddings.

The event was held at the charmingly Bloom Lake Barn– owned by the wonderful Adam and Monique Wallis in Shafer, MN. This styled shoot was so distinctive and perfectly placed in the woods. Sarah from On Solid Ground Vintage Rental and other local vendors thought of every detail. Everything was perfect and unique- from the flowered chandelier to the intricate place settings. I would like to give my sincere thanks to all of the vendors that helped to make this workshop outstanding.

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Furniture Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rental

Location: Bloom Lake Barn

Dress: CheBella 

Stationary: Spark Letterpress

Floral: Floral: Emily Sheehan-emily.floralstyling@gmail.com

April 30, 2015

Owen: little Colorado visitor

My cousin Lindsay and her family flew into Minnesota a few weeks ago to visit family. While they were in town, I had the pleasure of watching her son Owen and having the family stay overnight!  The last time I saw the two of them, he was only a month old. I posted an earlier blog about  our girls’ family vacation to welcome him into the family. He is now a very happy 7 month old that is sitting up, rolling every which way, and lighting up the room with his big blue eyes and happy smile. I couldn’t help but capture his happy self all snug in our bed. owen_deluca_lifestyle_kristen_dyer_photography

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April 24, 2015

Tyler & Lauren: Hanska, MN

Tyler and Lauren had a gorgeous Saturday afternoon wedding. It was all about the delicate details–from their ceremony tucked away in a tiny church set in a true Midwestern corn-filled field to the simplicity of their decorations. We enjoyed driving the windy roads of Hanska, MN to find the perfect spot for their bride and groom portraits. These two radiated pure joy to each another and all of their guests. It was a honor to witness and capture their wedding day.

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April 23, 2015

Kevin & Rachel: James J. Hill Library

Rachel and I have known each other since elementary school. We grew up together and I have the best childhood memories of playing tennis, rollerblading, and talking about boys with her. During college, Rachel and I didn’t see each other much, but when we did, we always spent hours catching up over breakfast and tea. While attending one of my cousin’s weddings, Rachel sat with my husband and I. She updated us on her life and let us know that she was dating a guy named Kevin and it just felt ‘right’. She had a twinkle in her eye and the biggest smile on her face when she was telling me all about him. Right then and there, I knew she found her man. Soon after she asked to meet up for breakfast, told me she was engaged and asked me to photograph her wedding! Of course I said yes. I was beyond excited for her and Kevin.

Their wedding day was filled with so much laughter and happy tears. Kevin and Rachel’s organizational skills resulted in one of the most stress free and laid back weddings for their wedding party, vendors and guests. Their outdoor ceremony took place at Rice Park in St. Paul. Afterwards, their close family and friends celebrated with a dinner and a variety of homemade pies at the James J. Hill library. I cherished the opportunity to give Kevin and Rachel tangible reminders of that wonderful day.

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