We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalie Dyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalie, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
“Take messy action.” As creatives and entrepreneurs, we often become paralyzed and pressured into putting out a perfect product. The photo, the Instagram post, the website – it will never be perfect! And that is 100% okay. Our clients aren’t looking for us to be perfect, they’re looking for someone who will show up and fulfill their needs. Messy, authentic, action is always better than perfect inaction.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
For me, photography such a collaborative art. I literally couldn’t do what I do without my clients! Creating art from intimate and unforgettable moments (such as weddings) is so fulfilling, special and I can’t imagine doing anything else. I rely heavily on my clients to bring THEIR creativity and THEIR personality into our sessions. Through their wardrobe choices, their location preferences, and their personal relationships, my job is to bring out and illustrate the beauty that already exists in them. I want to collaborate to create photos that are personal to them and that tell their story. Being in front of the camera is scary! Trust me, I’m a mess in front of the camera too! But my end goal is that each of my clients leaves our sessions feeling comfortable, beautiful, and excited.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the Denver Central Market in the River North Art District. There are so many fun food and drink options, the large windows are stunning and the surrounding alleys are filled with gorgeous murals created by local artists. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon drinking coffee and getting some work done, but also a fun, colorful spot for an evening engagement session.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m so lucky to have a family that is always encouraging, uplifting, and supporting me. Going into a creative field isn’t easy and straightforward so I’m very lucky that they have been such a source of strength and reassurance the whole way. Whether it’s my Mom being a listening ear or my boyfriend Nico driving with me to far-away mountain locations, I truly could not do this without them!
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