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Minnesota & Worldwide

I wholeheartedly believe that you should live in the moments you want to remember for forever, and let me capture them for you. I ascribe for a level of timeless in my work - so you end up with photos as classic as you are, with an experience to match. 

LOVELY MOMENTS

FOR ALL OF LIFE'S MOST

EST. 2008

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wife, Cat mom, Yogi, creative, enfP-T, lover of all things sparkly.

I'm a hopeless romantic and storyteller through words and photography. I recently hit the jackpot and married my super hot best friend. I always leave him the last bite of my Matt’s Jucy Lucy, he always leaves me the last bite of dessert. I wish I could be a professional macaron taster, but I have the next up best job photographing people truly in love. 

Hi, I'm Poly!

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- Derek & Tara

“Poly is amazing! From the minute we met her, we knew that she would be our photographer for life!!”

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- Nicole Hansen

“Poly's confidence and professionalism made us feel at ease. And did I mention our photos turned out gorgeous!!”

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- Carrie Neubauer

“She really captured the personality of our family. The experience was incredible and the photos are terrific!”

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- Andrea Sue

“Poly made the entire process so comfortable and it was so easy to follow her direction. Not only did she make us feel like naturals, but also her long time friends!”

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All the giggles

Portraits

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A Phoenician desert elopement

Weddings

THE JOURNAL

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MINNESOTA + EVERYWHERE