Hi! I'm Natalie!
I was raised in small-town Eaton, Colorado and have always been a creative. I love cooking, playing and writing music, taking photos and writing. For as long as I can remember, I've always felt compelled to create.
I fell in love with photography in middle school and by my senior year in high school, my classmates were asking me to take their senior photos. I went on to earn a Bachelor's of Music from Colorado State University (I play drums!), changed my mind about my career path and decided to dive headfirst into building my photography business.
At the core, my passion for photography is to showcase you and your passions. Whether it is your wedding day, your business, or your family, photography is such a selfless art. I love getting a glimpse into your authentic life and celebrating YOU through my photos. I truly could not do this without you!
Throughout the years, I've found that I work best with couples who are intentional with the way they go about celebrating their wedding.
Do you love all wedding traditions and it brings both you and your partner joy to partake in decades-old customs? Awesome! I’ll be right there beside you capturing it and celebrating with you. Want to throw caution to the wind and get married in the middle of the forest with your closest friends and family? Great! I’m your girl.
Whether you choose to follow or throw out tradition, as long as you are intentional and know why you’re doing the things that you’re doing, you’re my kind of person.
I'm lucky that a lot of my clients end up feeling like friends! I love connecting with my clients on a deeper level. My clients value beautiful photography and make it a priority in their own lives.
Fun fact: I have a journalism background!
My freshman year of college, I desperately NEEDED to find an outlet to continue my photography. I emailed the student newspaper, The Rocky Mountain Collegian, asking if they had any photographer positions available. Luckily they took me in and I went on to photograph for them for the next three years, even serving as Photo Editor during the 2016 election year. I’ve even gone on to photograph for The Greeley Tribune, The Coloradoan, Fort Collins Lifestyle Magazine, and in 2020 had my work printed in some of the bigger news outlets such as CBS Denver, The New York Post and The Washington Times.
I love love love photojournalism and learned so much from my experience, a lot of which translates so well into photographing weddings.
⋒Photographing collegiate sports has taught me to be able to adapt in any light conditions (gym lighting is soooo awful!) and at super-fast speeds - perfect for capturing the dance floor at your reception.
⋒Photographing protests has given me an eye for capturing heightened emotions and connections. The hug you give your mom after you put your dress on, the moment you’re wiping tears away during your maid of honor’s speech.
⋒Photographing breaking news (my personal fav!) has kept me on my feet and always anticipating the next shot. I’m ready to capture your dog running up to greet you after the ceremony and I won’t miss your flower girls sneaking cupcakes before they’re supposed to. ;)
⋒Editorial work has allowed me to practice my creativity and connect with people in order to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Trust me, most people hate taking pictures. But on your wedding day, we’re going to make you feel beautiful and most importantly, comfortable. Let’s take magazine-worthy photos, but also have fun while we’re at it!
Journalism has led me to photograph everywhere from pitch black cocktail bars on a Friday night to a college football game during the harshest sunlight of the day and everyone from political figures to everyday small business owners. It's taught me to capture moments in a genuine, real way.
This experience has been crucial in my growth as a photographer and I’m so excited that I get to share that expertise with you on your wedding day. <3
I'm an enneagram 9 - "the peacemaker", an INTJ, and have super, naturally curly hair!
I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my boyfriend, Nico, my German Shepherd mix, Maya, and my 30+ houseplants. We love spending time at the dog park, play a LOT of video games together (where's my gamer girls at?), and cooking together!
Kathy + Adam
“Natalie Dyer Photography did my husband and I's engagement and wedding pictures and they turned out perfect! She is so easy to work with, and the finished product is extraordinary. Natalie listened to what we were going for and captured that as well as incorporating her own artistic creativity into the pictures. I would highly recommend Natalie Dyer Photography. Thank you for your amazing work!”