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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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 […]

Children, Motherhood, Uncategorized

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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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In-Home Family Session : Letty Louise Turns One

I met Ashley when we attended the same college, and I was a TA in one of her classes. A few years later she introduced me to my now husband Ryan! Last year, we met for tea just a few days before her due date. She mentioned how she really wanted me to photograph the […]

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Maciejowski: Minneapolis Family Session

I met Kathryn while photographing a wedding last year. She and two other ladies run a wedding and event planning business in Minneapolis called Paperwhite Weddings and Events. They have a strong love for eucalyptus, neutral tones, and greens just like myself so I knew we were going to get along just great. 😉 We […]

Children, Families, Lifestyle, Portraits, Uncategorized

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Johannesson : Minneapolis Mother’s Day Session

A few weeks ago, I photographed Mother’s Day mini sessions. At my first session, I had the honor of meeting Jacqueline and her 6 month old daughter Ellie. Jacqueline entered my Mother’s Day giveaway on Instagram and won a free session! I learned that she is the owner of Birch Hill Barn. I knew of […]


Children, Uncategorized

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Elin’s one year session: Minneapolis lifestyle session

I first had the honor of meeting the Theisen family last fall for a mini session. The girls were dressed in the cutest fall clothing and had the sweetest smiles and personalities. I was excited to get a email from them this winter asking if I could have a session for Elin’s one year photos. […]

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