Whether you’re cradling a newborn in your arms or chasing toddlers up and down the stairs, I’m passionate about capturing the essence of your family’s personality through timeless photographs. 

I believe in cherishing and preserving life's most meaningful relationships and moments of celebration. I believe in leaving a legacy for the next generation and investing in portraits that tell your story for generations to come.


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Mommy & Me Portrait Session | Minnesota Lifestyle Photographer

How sweet are these two? It was such a treat having this mom and daughter in the studio for a mini session. I loved being able to capture the pure love the two of them share with one another and also the best smiles. They were so sweet with one another, and I loved the […]

Families, Children, Motherhood

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One Year Milestone Session | Minneapolis Family Photographer

One year old sessions are always so fun to photograph. Sometime the little one is on the move or slowly starting to take some first steps. In this case Wyatt was full speed and his parents said it is rare that he will sit still for very long. It was fun having him in the […]

Children, Milestone Session

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6 Month Baby Milestone Session | Connor

This sweet blue eyed boy is six months! It seems like just the other day I was photographing his in-home newborn session. I loved being able to capture his six month milestone session in the studio and grabbing a few of him and his beautiful mom. Six month milestone sessions are so fun as the […]

baby boy sitting holding his moms finger for six month milestone session with kristen dyer in Edina, MN

Children, Milestone Session

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Twin Milestone Session | Edina, MN Photographer

This twin milestone session was so fun to capture as I photographed their parents wedding just a few years ago!! Easton and Oakley are some of the sweetest and most adorable twins you will meet. They enjoyed snuggling, rolling on top of each other and giving little hugs during our time together. I love this […]

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One Year Milestone Session | Levi

This is exactly how Levi’s entire one year milestone session was. He really is the happiest, smiliest and most outgoing one year old I know. Within seconds of entering the studio he crawled right on over to me and offered a little sitting hug. It was so fun capturing his one year session in the […]


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Montgomery Family | El Matador Beach, California

A few days before I was heading out to California, I got a message from Alyssa, saying her and her family live in the Los Angeles area and would love to have a family session. They recently welcomed their son Leo and hadn’t had family pictures since then. I have known Alyssa since my childhood […]

LA family photos at El Matador State Beach by Kristen Dyer

Children, Families, Uncategorized

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Give a Gift Worth Treasuring this Mother’s Day

As each year passes, your motherhood roots grow deeper and deeper. “Mother” isn’t just a title you wear; it encompasses the pivotal role you’ll have for a lifetime. I want to tell your family’s story through iconic images that give a glimpse into what motherhood means to you and your children. Let’s capture the small […]

Children, Families, Motherhood, Uncategorized

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Muellenberg In Home Motherhood Session

Back in December, I pulled out my dad’s old film camera that he purchased while he was traveling in the Navy. Since then I have taken it on a few vacations with us and have loved slowing down before clicking the shutter and taking everything in around me. My friend Rochelle, who is an incredible […]

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A Saint Paul Minnesota in Home Motherhood Session

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dates all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” -Agatha Christie It has been a joy to watch my friends raise their children these past couple of years. Many of them […]

Minneapolis St.Paul family photos in home by Kristen Dyer

Children, Portraits, Uncategorized

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Andrea In Home Motherhood Maternity Session

Two weeks ago I had the honor of photographing Andrea and her girls for an in-home maternity session. I have known Andrea for years! We went to the same hometown school, worked at the same photography studio in-town, photographed each others weddings, and began photographing weddings together. I loved have watching her family grow over […]

Children, Maternity, Uncategorized

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