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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, belly 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...

Scroll on for a few things you really need to know!

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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Yogi Beast

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Parallel Parking

Secret talent

J.Crew, Madewell, Nordstrom

TAKE MY MONEY

Halo Top by the pint

GUILTY PLEASURE

Anything fruity + Vodka!

Favorite cocktail

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

THE QUIZ

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If someone invites you to go on an adventure, the answer is always yes! If no one is inviting you, do the honors! 

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Gorgeous neutrals are better with a fun pop of color!

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Photos don't belong on your phone.
They belong on your walls, in your wallet, and taped to your mirror forever.

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. And Jesus rocks.  

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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Coffee dates should actually never involve coffee. Like ever. Hot chocolate on the other hand...

A FEW THINGS I BELIEVE:

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the portfolio

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@polymendes

MINNESOTA + EVERYWHERE