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If I'm not behind the camera chasing perfect light, I'm either home snuggling my cats, cooking with my husband, or researching our next travel destination! I'm all about late nights and lazy mornings, big laughs, real conversations, and saying yes to things that will bring joy (like taking on another remodel project in my 1904 Minneapolitan house). 

I love serving my clients and giving them an experience they won't forget. That normally happens while we become lifetime friends through sessions, happy hour dates, and the occasional exchange of a box of macarons...


Hello there! I'm Poly, your new photographer, friend and macaron "expert."

Behind the Camera

Hi, I'm Poly!

Sipping a mimosa while savoring a caramel roll, french toast, pancakes, and scrambled eggs. All day, everyday. 

all brunch everything

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I'll drive out of my way for a famous dessert anywhere; and believe dessert before dinner is a must. After too...

100% POWERED BY sweets

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Bring on the tulle skirts, animal print, and heels! There's nothing better than getting all dressed up! 

believes blush is a
neutral

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Quality time + Gifts

LOVE LANGUAGE

Parallel Parking

Secret talent

J.Crew, Nordstrom

TAKE MY MONEY

J.Lo

GIRL CRUSH

Anything fruity + Vodka!

Favorite cocktail

Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.

THE QUIZ

SPIRIT ANIMAL

Tiger 

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A well made charcuterie board should be present in every gathering. Because YUM. 

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Every woman looks more elegant in heels (even if she packs her flip-flops to dance the night away)

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Photos are pieces of art, and should be made into wall art, albums, all the things...

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Paris is always a good idea. Especially in the Spring when the flowers are all in bloom.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Love is kind, love is patient, love never fails.   

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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A boomerang is the best moment to show your twirl, and shoulder shimmy skills.

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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@polymendes

MINNESOTA + WORLDWIDE