August 25, 2015

Baby Charlotte: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

Last year, I connected with Jessie and her daughter Lenora at a local park. It was a great experience getting to know them a little bit and I was so excited when Jessie shared the news that they would be welcoming another little girl to their family in July.

Our paths didn’t cross for a few months until we had a chance encounter at a local restaurant. I was so thrilled to run into Jessie and Lenora as we had never shared contact information. As time went on, I nearly forgot about Jessie’s new little girl making her arrival. One day, Jessie popped into my head and on that same day I received an email from her announcing they had welcomed Charlotte to their family on July 26th! I am so thankful that we were able to connect again and that I was able to capture some memories of their new family of four.

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August 17, 2015

Sand Dune Coast: A trip to Michigan

Two weeks ago, my husband and I took a last minute trip to his home state of Michigan, to spend a little summer getaway with his family in Muskegon. This was a super last minute trip, with nothing planned besides visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. Little did we know that there was a big storm that went through Sleeping Bear Dunes, just days before knocking out trees and power to the surrounding area. One of the park guides told us that there were up to 100 mph winds, and that they wouldn’t be able to open the park back up until everything was clear. It made for a long 6 hours in the car, but thankfully we were able to make it back to our resort before sunset to jump in the water.

My husband use to tell me that I haven’t seen a lake until I have seen Lake Michigan. It was kinda hard to believe him since I have grown up in that state that has over 10,000 lakes. Little did I know how beautiful, clean, and refreshing Lake Michigan is. I absolutely love every time we are able to go back and visit the clear blue water, white sandy beaches, and sand dune coast. This time while heading back we decided to take the long route home through the UP. We made a stop in Petoskey and found an amazing coffee shop called Dripworks Coffee. This town and coffee shop are a must if you find yourself in the UP of Michigan. We also made a stop in Mackinaw City for lunch, fudge, and to visit the beach where Lake Huron, is on one side of the Mackinaw Bridge, and Lake Michigan, is on the other. One day we hope to have enough time to stay on Mackinac Island for a few days, but until then we will enjoy all the other beautiful places on Lake Michigan.  kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan

Stop in Petoskey.
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Mackinac Island and the famous Grand Hotel in the white. kristen_dyer_photography_michigan kristen_dyer_photography_michigan

August 3, 2015

2015 Fall Mini Session Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

kristen_dyer_2015_fall_mini_sessionsI hope you and your family are having a great summer and enjoying these beautiful warm evenings! The cooler temps and crunchy leaves will be here before we know it. Fall Mini Session information is now here! These sessions are for families, children, loved ones celebrating anniversaries, couples or that family photo that you haven’t updated in years. Spots are very limited this year and I don’t want you to miss out. Below is more information on times, location and booking.

Sunday, September 27th

location: Falls colors, gravel trails-south minneapolis area

4:00 pm BOOKED

4:30 pm BOOKED

5:00 pm BOOKED

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

6:30 pm

Sunday, October 18th

location: (TBD)

3:30 pm BOOKED

4:00 pm BOOKED

4:30 pm

5:00 pm BOOKED

5:30 pm

BOOK A SESSION: Email me with your first and second preferred session time. I will then email you back with your secured spot. A 50% non-refundable retainer is due at booking. The remaining balance is due at your session. Once I have received your payment your session time is held. kristendyerphotography@gmail.com

July 29, 2015

Knox Motherhood: Minneapolis Lifestyle Session

Just watching Sarah, interact with her babies brings me so much happiness. While her little boy, was busy finding every path amongst the tall grass, she stood there kissing and loving her little baby girl propped up against her hip.  Mothering, two under the age of two, is no easy task, but Sarah is a super momma. She is present with her little ones, and finds new and exciting ways to interact to their needs and wants. I am so thankful for this time I was able to spend with her family and will cherish these memories forever.

The joy of motherhood comes in movements. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.

-Elder M Russel Ballard

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July 15, 2015

Reynolds Motherhood: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

A few weeks ago, I was able to spend the evening with Krista, and her daughters. Not only is Krista, an amazing mom, to her sweet daughters, but is also a photographer. She was generous enough to let me in on some of her favorite spots to photograph at down by her studio. We had the best time twirling and racing on the gravel pavements, and soaking up the warm sun on our backs, before a big storm that was ready to roll in. I learned so much from Krista as she provided unconditionally love, laughter, hugs and grace to her daughters.

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July 8, 2015

Pint Maternity: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

Watching Marie love, snuggle, and adore my cousin’s son, Owen, on our visit to Colorado last fall, I knew children would be in the future soon for her and her husband, Troy. I received the news in January that she and Troy were having a baby due in August! It brought me so much joy, knowing an amazing little one will be entering their lives! I am so excited for them and can’t wait to meet their little one in just a few weeks!

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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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