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Hi there! Welcome to the PMP blog, a journal about my work, life, travels, fashion, and the occasional dessert. Stay a while and say hello!

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You think that umbrella was just a prop? Nope, it was raining during our ENTIRE session! The weather here is so unpredictable, I keep an umbrella in my car at all times! We probably could have rescheduled, BUT, this gorgeous bride-to-be had already gotten her hair and makeup done, and her nails too, so I […]

Nathan + Precious | Engaged!

Nov 2, 2019

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I get asked all the time about locations with tall grass, so here’s one of my favorite spots! I just love how the light hits it around sunset, and it’s also close to some other cute spots, so you get a variety on your photos! I absolutely ADORE Matt and Kara! This is my second […]

Matt + Kara | Engaged!

Oct 16, 2019

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Guess who’s getting married tomorrow!? I’m on my way to Okoboji to celebrate Amos and Andrea’s wedding! This will be my first time in Okoboji, so please send any and all recommendations to my e-mail poly@polymendesphotography.com :-). I’ve been holding off on posting these photos because I wanted to wait until the day before their […]

Guess who’s getting married tomorrow!?

Sep 27, 2019

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They drove three hours, from Iowa, for their engagement/family photos. When we had our wedding consultation over video chat I immediately liked Amos and Andrea. It could be that Andrea and I share a love for cats, and books; of the fact that Amos is just about the sweetest guy I’ve ever talked to, but […]

A dreamy session

Aug 21, 2019

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When I went to Australia in March (for the most amazing engagement session), my client set me up on google so I could start getting reviews! I emailed a few clients, and got the sweetest reviews right away! Here are some of my favorite 2019 engagement reviews! “If you are looking for someone who sees […]

My favorite 2019 Engagement Reviews

Aug 19, 2019

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It’s not everyday that I get to spend with the most adorable couple, AND their two adorable puppies!!! You guys, give me more of this!!!! Sam has the most contagious, awesome laugh ever, and I can see why Dave wants to spend the rest of his life laughing by her side… All the feels, right? […]

A Summer Engagement Session

Jul 17, 2019

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We walked around Minneapolis and I shot mostly using my live view because these two are TALL, model looking, gorgeous couple… I love this area in Minneapolis, and challenge myself to choose different spots every time I go there, to give each client a unique experience, and unique photos! These two were SO fun, and […]

Austin + Maddi | Minneapolis Engagement

Jul 10, 2019

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know I have a healthy obsession interest in all things fashion. I love watching trends, and love shopping. I had the privilege of photographing a blogger I follow while she was visiting MN last month, and thought I’d share her 3 looks, showing 3 style trends […]

3 Style Trends I’m loving!

Jul 5, 2019

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These two walked into my studio with a box of macarons, and it was uphill from there! We immediately connected, and I feel like we are becoming friends with every text, meeting, social media post, etc… They are THE sweetest, and I laughed so hard at this session, my cheeks hurt for an entire day […]

Dave + Sam | Engagement

Jul 3, 2019

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These two set the bar really high, and after their session I had to redo my entire Engagement Session Style Guide, because now I want all my couples to add a picnic to their session <3! Oh, and a fresh bouquet of flowers… and if possible, pop some champagne too!

Cheers to Sunset Picnics & Spring Blossoms!

Jun 5, 2019

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