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To give you fair warning, we just might become friends if we work together. When you become a PMP client, your memories are my first priority. With quick response times and a confident professional style, I make sure my clients are taken care of every step of the way. From lifestyle sessions for engaged couples, to family fun sessions, to full wedding days, I provide you with style guides to help you prepare for whatever love story we’ll be photographing together. After 13 years of experience, I know what looks good, and I’ll help you get there with gentle direction, comfortable shooting situations, and a truly romantic style. You might not know how to have fun while getting your picture taken, but I do, and I’m not going to let you fail. You won’t find yourself standing in front of a camera without knowing what to do or what you’ll get at the end of your session - with me, you’ll get to enjoy your photography experience AND your photos for generations.

- AUDREY HEPBURN

"Elegance is the only beauty that never fades."

They care about making the world a better place, and believe kindness wins!

Are Kind and Thoughtful

My CLIENTS:

I'm not into the perfectly posed shots. Bring on the real  moments & smiles!

The Real Ones

My FAVORITE MOMENTS:

There's just something about all the little details that I just can't get enough of... 

Classic Details

I'll never get tired of:

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INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $4000

I photographed my first wedding over 10 years ago! And it was after photographing over 100 weddings that I became a bride myself. Being on the other side of things made me realize the immense importance of a wedding photographer. I only photograph 12-15 weddings a year, so I choose my couples as much as they choose me. 

Wedding Photography

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Experience / Investment

INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $500

I firmly believe in having engagement portraits done with the photographer who will be capturing your wedding day. It's the perfect time to get comfortable with each other, learn some posing tricks, and feel like your photographer is a friend tagging along on your wedding day. 

Engagement Portraits

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INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $350

My very first client was a 6-month-old baby, who's now 14! I had the honor of photographing one of my senior's wedding a few years after her senior session. Whether my clients start out as wedding clients and become portrait clients, or portrait clients who become wedding clients, I love that I can keep serving them through all their live's milestones. 

Lifestyle Portraits

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INVESTMENT BEGINS AT $250

I have a soft spot for teaching, and love getting questions from other photographers, and people who want to take their photography and/or business to the next level. If you're looking for coaching information click here.

Coaching

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DESTINATION I DO

FRENCH STYLE WEDDINGS

LAKE BRIDE MAGAZINE

IRISH BRIDES MAGAZINE

MINNESOTA BRIDE MAGAZINE

Having my work published both nationally, and internationally fills my heart with joy!  

Press & Praise

Poly is not only an amazing photographer, but also such a great support in the wedding planning process and the sweetest person! We could not have gotten this far in the planning process without her! We feel so lucky to have her documenting our day!! 

"We could not have gotten this far without her!"

Adam & Callie

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Poly! You were my favorite vendor, and new lifetime friend! Thank you for everything!!! You have made this whole process more fun! We love you! 

"You have made this whole process more fun!"

Aaron & Justine

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Poly made us feel comfortable, and it is very clear she truly loves her job and is passionate about capturing emotions in her work. She would ask us questions about each other, getting us to show real emotions and honestly fall a little more in love. I would recommend Poly to everyone! She is not only an absolutely amazing photographer; she is the sweetest, most thoughtful person!


"Poly is the sweetest, most thoughtful person."

Patrick & Kaylie

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