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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Spring Family Photos at Arneson Acres Edina

I got to meet the Knutson family in Edina, MN at the beautiful Arneson Acre park. Arneson Acre park is one of my favorite locations to photograph at and even during each season we get in Minnesota. I especially love it during the Spring time because the park has a few trees that offer the […]

Families, Portraits

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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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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 […]

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Coey Twins: Lifestyle Session

I met Laura last spring at a photographers’ workshop and heard that she was having twins! I was thrilled for her and her growing family. Unfortunately, our paths didn’t cross for the rest of her pregnancy. I was so surprised to see her at my friend’s calligraphy class. It was fun to hear about her transition […]

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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 […]

Children, Engagement, Families, Lifestyle, Maternity, Newborns, Portraits, Uncategorized

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Eric & Katie: Minneapolis Engagement Session

I’m so excited to be sharing Eric and Katie’s Engagement Session on the blog today! These two will be getting married next Oct. at Canon River Winery. They wanted to change up the feel of their engagement session from their wedding so we choose a downtown Minneapolis location. Eric and Katie met while working at […]

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Lunieski Family: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

We have been lucky to have such a beautiful fall here in Minneapolis this year. There are still some yellow, red, and orange leaves hanging on. I am not complaining about the sixty degree temps we have been having in the beginning of November either. The Lunieski family and I had a fun fall evening […]


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2015 Fall Mini Session Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I 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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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