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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Jan & Bob | A Downtown Engagement Session at Stone Arch Bridge

Jan and Bob met at a mutual friend’s daughter wedding back in 2013. They had known each other for years as they both live in the town of New Prague, MN. It is the same small town that I grew up in so I have heard of both of their last names before. So when […]

Minneapolis engagement photos at Stone Arch Bridge by Kristen Dyer

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Teri & Ryan | Snowy Minnehaha River Parkway Engagement Session in Minneapolis, MN

The winter here in Minnesota sure has been interesting this year. We have had everything from negative degree temps, high winds taking out power, ice, rain and sixty degrees in February! I was really unsure if we were going to get any more snow this year. Teri and Ryan were really hoping for a snowy […]

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Angela & Luke Minnesota Winter Engagement Session

Angela and Luke’s Minnesota winter engagement session this past weekend was chilly, but one I have been looking forward to for so long. I had the honor of meeting Angela while she was a bridesmaid at one of my friends weddings that I photographed. It was fun to catch up with Angela and Luke since […]

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Sami & Jake : Fall Engagement Session

Last Sunday, I met Sami and Jake for their engagement session after having to reschedule due to a big rain storm. This year has been more of a challenge with the rain, nasty mosquitoes, and heavy wind. I am so happy we got the chance to reschedule because it meant we got the first glimpse […]

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Maria & Clay : Romantic Minneapolis Institutes of Arts Engagement Session

I met Maria, her mom, and sister at a local coffee shop a few months ago. I loved that Maria brought a few of the closest women in her life along for our meeting. It was so fun learning about Maria and Clay’s wedding plans while getting to know her family members in the process. […]

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Kayla & Mike : Engagement Session

A few weeks ago, I met Kayla and Mike for their engagement session. The couple met while sitting around a friends bonfire and Mike caught Kayla’s eye. He asked one of his friends for Kayla’s phone number and the following week they went on their first date! I loved getting to know Kayla and Mike more […]

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Kelli & Charlie : Lake Minnetonka Engagement

Last Friday, I met Kelli and Charlie at Lake Minnetonka in Wayzata for their engagement session. Kelli and Charlie met in high school, but went to different colleges. They were committed to staying together while they spent those years apart. While Kelli was on a work trip, Charlie took advantage of her frequent flyers miles […]

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Kera & Dylan: Minneapolis Engagement

When couples email me they want a winter engagement session in Minnesota, I always applaud them. You never know what you are going to get as winters could be in the negative double digits plus piles of snow or we could have record setting warm temps. Kera and Dylan were wishing for a snowy winter […]

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Best of 2015 Portraits & Engagements

Family sessions are so special. Yes, it takes a lot of work at times to prepare for a session especially if there are little ones involved! But these times are fleeting and I feel such delight at documenting those moments. This past year, I was able to capture so many growing families at different times […]

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Kate & Matt: Minneapolis Engagement

Last week, I had the privilege of photographing Kate and Matt’s Engagement session near Mill City! With this December, being seasonably warm  we took full advantage not having to be zipped up in big puffy jackets and enjoying these last few warmer days. Kate and Matt met at the church they attend and it didn’t take long for […]

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