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Poly Mendes Photography

Minneapolis , MN
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ABOUT US

It all starts with the perfect engagement session that will show the world why you are so perfect for each other. If you feel traveling to a different city or country will best tell the... Read more
It all starts with the perfect engagement session that will show the world why you are so perfect for each other. If you feel traveling to a different city or country will best tell the story, Poly will follow you with camera in hands.

On your wedding day... all the details you so carefully chose will get captured: Your dress, your shoes, your jewelry, your beautiful cake, the awesome band... The moments you don't ever want to forget will get captured: the first time you see each other, the look of your loved one as you walk down the aisle, your first kiss, your first dance as husband and wife...

The very next day (or whenever)... Poly thinks you should celebrate your marriage and life together with a perfect "Day After" session.

And on the next few days after your wedding... the beautiful flowers will fade, your delicious cake will be gone, and your gorgeous gown will get stored in a box in your closet. Your stunning pictures, however, will bring all your memories back for years to come.

**Poly is available for travel worldwide.

"My perfect bride knows that years from now, her wedding pictures will be all she will have to remember her wedding day. She sees photography as true art. She hires me because she loves the way I see the world and knows the pictures I take will make her smile and evoke the truest of emotions." Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes. My clients get print release.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.

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Kerri
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Poly is just FABULOUS!! I cannot say enough great things about her! She had shot my sister's wedding, as well as people's children I know, and I have always loved and admired her work. Her style is exactly what I was looking for. Her photography is natural, relaxed, fun, and effortless looking, but she puts a lot of effort and thought into it. She is SO easy to work with and goes with the flow, plus she is SUPER efficient and gets everything done quickly, so as not to waste any of your precious time with her. She has an eye for setting up the perfect shot and the lighting is always gorgeous. My wedding was outdoors, but you would never know that there wasn't any professional lighting and a million people helping her...she is just that good! She was very flexible whenever setting up times to meet and shoot, outside of the wedding day, and even hand delivered my wedding album to my house, not to mention she is just a really fun, sweet, interesting person, but also very professional. I also loved how she posted pictures from my engagement and wedding shoots to her blog; they are fun to share with friends and family. On top of all that, she puts your photos on a flash drive and/or CD-rom and ALSO posts all the files on drop-box for you. She makes everything so easy and you get AMAZING photos. Truly, the quality of her work beats most wedding photographers I've seen and the quality ranks with the most expensive photographers out there, but at a much more reasonable price. Every dollar you spend will be WELL worth it and you will be so pleased with the results!!
Poly is just FABULOUS!! I cannot say enough great things about her! She had shot my sister's wedding, as well as people's Read more...
Poly is just FABULOUS!! I cannot say enough great things about her! She had shot my sister's wedding, as well as people's children I know, and I have always loved and admired her work. Her style is exactly what I was looking for. Her photography is natural, relaxed, fun, and effortless looking, but she puts a lot of effort and thought into it. She is SO easy to work with and goes with the flow, plus she is SUPER efficient and gets everything done quickly, so as not to waste any of your precious time with her. She has an eye for setting up the perfect shot and the lighting is always gorgeous. My wedding was outdoors, but you would never know that there wasn't any professional lighting and a million people helping her...she is just that good! She was very flexible whenever setting up times to meet and shoot, outside of the wedding day, and even hand delivered my wedding album to my house, not to mention she is just a really fun, sweet, interesting person, but also very professional. I also loved how she posted pictures from my engagement and wedding shoots to her blog; they are fun to share with friends and family. On top of all that, she puts your photos on a flash drive and/or CD-rom and ALSO posts all the files on drop-box for you. She makes everything so easy and you get AMAZING photos. Truly, the quality of her work beats most wedding photographers I've seen and the quality ranks with the most expensive photographers out there, but at a much more reasonable price. Every dollar you spend will be WELL worth it and you will be so pleased with the results!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Poly is an amazing photographer! She knows how to capture people, and puts her own unique spin on all pictures that she takes. She is extremely professional and was always willing to be flexible to meet our schedule. She is extremely easy to work with and always makes you feel comfortable. We received many, many comments on our engagement and wedding photos and could not be happier with them!
Poly is an amazing photographer! She knows how to capture people, and puts her own unique spin on all pictures that she Read more...
Poly is an amazing photographer! She knows how to capture people, and puts her own unique spin on all pictures that she takes. She is extremely professional and was always willing to be flexible to meet our schedule. She is extremely easy to work with and always makes you feel comfortable. We received many, many comments on our engagement and wedding photos and could not be happier with them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Poly provided my husband and I with the most amazing experience and photos for our engagement session, wedding day and bridal shoot. She is fun, comforting and hugely talented. Poly brought creativity, new ideas and welcomed our suggestions for the shoot.

We have recommended Poly Mendes Photography to all of our newly engaged friends. Her pricing is competitive and the photos she delivered to us made it worth every penny! Love!!
Poly provided my husband and I with the most amazing experience and photos for our engagement session, wedding day and Read more...
Poly provided my husband and I with the most amazing experience and photos for our engagement session, wedding day and bridal shoot. She is fun, comforting and hugely talented. Poly brought creativity, new ideas and welcomed our suggestions for the shoot.

We have recommended Poly Mendes Photography to all of our newly engaged friends. Her pricing is competitive and the photos she delivered to us made it worth every penny! Love!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Poly Mendes from a friend who also had her photograph her wedding. Poly is AMAZING! We did both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures with her. She is so fun to work with and makes you so comfortable throughout the entire shoot. One of the easiest people to get along with that I have ever met! Not to mention she is so talented and her work is beautiful! Hands down, I would recommend Poly Mendes Photography to any future bride!!!
I was referred to Poly Mendes from a friend who also had her photograph her wedding. Poly is AMAZING! We did both our Read more...
I was referred to Poly Mendes from a friend who also had her photograph her wedding. Poly is AMAZING! We did both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures with her. She is so fun to work with and makes you so comfortable throughout the entire shoot. One of the easiest people to get along with that I have ever met! Not to mention she is so talented and her work is beautiful! Hands down, I would recommend Poly Mendes Photography to any future bride!!! Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I would rate Poly Mendes a 10 if I had a option. Poly and her assistant captured our day to exceed our expectation while providing unique beautiful photos. Poly's organization of our event requests provided a day which met all of our requirements as defined. Her business and photography skills provide : organization of shots, capturing the moment, capturing the personal story of the photo or person she's trying to catch in the moment, detail and more detail with absolute perfection. She made our day so easy and left me to trust her completely knowing I would be happy with no stress to me. She is a professional whom I highly recommend.
I would rate Poly Mendes a 10 if I had a option. Poly and her assistant captured our day to exceed our expectation while Read more...
I would rate Poly Mendes a 10 if I had a option. Poly and her assistant captured our day to exceed our expectation while providing unique beautiful photos. Poly's organization of our event requests provided a day which met all of our requirements as defined. Her business and photography skills provide : organization of shots, capturing the moment, capturing the personal story of the photo or person she's trying to catch in the moment, detail and more detail with absolute perfection. She made our day so easy and left me to trust her completely knowing I would be happy with no stress to me. She is a professional whom I highly recommend. Read less
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Marciela
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Poly has a great eye and captured details at my wedding that I would have otherwise missed. She captured so many great moments that I'll be happy to relive through her photos. Working with her was easy. She was very flexible with her schedule and responsive to emails. We loved the engagement photos she took as part of our package so much we used them on our Save The Dates and loved all of them.

Although, we did not get photos of our Grooms Dinner as we agreed to in our contract Poly was very accomodating and provided us with enough credit to get a beautiful album made. Her services are worth every penny. We have all copyrights to our photos - Thank Goodness. She took so many great shots. Now we don't have to choose which ones to purchase because we own each and every wonderful memory.

Thanks Poly!
Poly has a great eye and captured details at my wedding that I would have otherwise missed. She captured so many great Read more...
Poly has a great eye and captured details at my wedding that I would have otherwise missed. She captured so many great moments that I'll be happy to relive through her photos. Working with her was easy. She was very flexible with her schedule and responsive to emails. We loved the engagement photos she took as part of our package so much we used them on our Save The Dates and loved all of them.

Although, we did not get photos of our Grooms Dinner as we agreed to in our contract Poly was very accomodating and provided us with enough credit to get a beautiful album made. Her services are worth every penny. We have all copyrights to our photos - Thank Goodness. She took so many great shots. Now we don't have to choose which ones to purchase because we own each and every wonderful memory.

Thanks Poly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Poly is absolutely amazing! Her eye for detail and artistic abilities make for some absolutely gorgeous pictures. Also, she has the great ability to make you feel comfortable, therefore making your pictures look natural and not at all stiff. Love her!
Poly is absolutely amazing! Her eye for detail and artistic abilities make for some absolutely gorgeous pictures. Also, Read more...
Poly is absolutely amazing! Her eye for detail and artistic abilities make for some absolutely gorgeous pictures. Also, she has the great ability to make you feel comfortable, therefore making your pictures look natural and not at all stiff. Love her! Read less
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Jane and Bryan
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Beyond Impressed! Poly is absolutely amazing. She captured the true beauty of us in every photo. We are still getting compliments every time we see someone post wedding. We have had friends/family/complete strangers asking for her card. She is extremely easy to work with and the true meaning of a professional. We have been to many weddings where the photographer is there to take pictures. Poly creates art. It was a treat to have Poly as our photographer and we will be using her again for future photos!
Beyond Impressed! Poly is absolutely amazing. She captured the true beauty of us in every photo. We are still getting Read more...
Beyond Impressed! Poly is absolutely amazing. She captured the true beauty of us in every photo. We are still getting compliments every time we see someone post wedding. We have had friends/family/complete strangers asking for her card. She is extremely easy to work with and the true meaning of a professional. We have been to many weddings where the photographer is there to take pictures. Poly creates art. It was a treat to have Poly as our photographer and we will be using her again for future photos! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Poly is a genius. As owners of a small film production company, we see a lot of images, but hers are different. She manages to capture the most minute of details, and is able to freeze time by capturing the moments nobody suspects or even remembers. Technically, she knows her stuff as well... Shallow depth of field and composition are straight out of fashion mags. She's on the high end of the spectrum price-wise, but the value we received was beyond worth the money we spent. If you can book her for your wedding, do it. Do it now!
Poly is a genius. As owners of a small film production company, we see a lot of images, but hers are different. She Read more...
Poly is a genius. As owners of a small film production company, we see a lot of images, but hers are different. She manages to capture the most minute of details, and is able to freeze time by capturing the moments nobody suspects or even remembers. Technically, she knows her stuff as well... Shallow depth of field and composition are straight out of fashion mags. She's on the high end of the spectrum price-wise, but the value we received was beyond worth the money we spent. If you can book her for your wedding, do it. Do it now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Poly was a joy to work with. She took consistently breathtaking shots, was very professional, and has some of the fastest turnaround time for pictures in the business! She posed us when we needed help posing, and took candid shots when we were in-the-moment.
We received a ton of compliments on our pictures, and it's all thanks to Poly.
I can't recommend her enough!
Poly was a joy to work with. She took consistently breathtaking shots, was very professional, and has some of the fastest Read more...
Poly was a joy to work with. She took consistently breathtaking shots, was very professional, and has some of the fastest turnaround time for pictures in the business! She posed us when we needed help posing, and took candid shots when we were in-the-moment.
We received a ton of compliments on our pictures, and it's all thanks to Poly.
I can't recommend her enough! Read less
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Orrie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love our pictures. They look very professional! Our friends and family were blown away.
We absolutely love our pictures. They look very professional! Our friends and family were blown away.
We absolutely love our pictures. They look very professional! Our friends and family were blown away. Read less
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JRislund
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I have so many good things to say about Poly, I don't think it will all fit in this review. When we first met Poly it was winter time and my fiancé (at the time) was crabby from driving through traffic in the snow after work. We walked into Poly's studio and she was so cheerful and comfortable, we relaxed right away. She had my fiancé smiling and talking up a storm instantly, which totally impressed me! Our engagement photos were exactly what we wanted only better! Her unique style and creativity made our photos look so cool and original; I was so excited to see what our wedding photos would look like. Of course, she didn't disappoint… from the first photo I saw to the CD with all our photos, I was amazed. Everyone who has seen them wanted to know who our photographer was, and loved the photos as much as we did. Not only are her photography skills amazing, she has the cutest personality! We all chatted effortlessly and got to know each other throughout our sessions. I know Poly will be in our lives not only as our photographer, but as our friend too. If I could give her 100 stars, I would!
I have so many good things to say about Poly, I don't think it will all fit in this review. When we first met Poly it was Read more...
I have so many good things to say about Poly, I don't think it will all fit in this review. When we first met Poly it was winter time and my fiancé (at the time) was crabby from driving through traffic in the snow after work. We walked into Poly's studio and she was so cheerful and comfortable, we relaxed right away. She had my fiancé smiling and talking up a storm instantly, which totally impressed me! Our engagement photos were exactly what we wanted only better! Her unique style and creativity made our photos look so cool and original; I was so excited to see what our wedding photos would look like. Of course, she didn't disappoint… from the first photo I saw to the CD with all our photos, I was amazed. Everyone who has seen them wanted to know who our photographer was, and loved the photos as much as we did. Not only are her photography skills amazing, she has the cutest personality! We all chatted effortlessly and got to know each other throughout our sessions. I know Poly will be in our lives not only as our photographer, but as our friend too. If I could give her 100 stars, I would! Read less
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ctotherizzo
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Poly was amazing for both our engagement photos and wedding. I am the type of person that hates to have my picture taken and Poly had a way of making me feel comfortable in any situation. All of our photos turned out amazing and the turn around time of getting the photos was one of the fastest we have seen. Poly is very dedicated to her work, an extremely hard worker, and has amazing talent in photography. We could not have asked for anything more.
Poly was amazing for both our engagement photos and wedding. I am the type of person that hates to have my picture taken Read more...
Poly was amazing for both our engagement photos and wedding. I am the type of person that hates to have my picture taken and Poly had a way of making me feel comfortable in any situation. All of our photos turned out amazing and the turn around time of getting the photos was one of the fastest we have seen. Poly is very dedicated to her work, an extremely hard worker, and has amazing talent in photography. We could not have asked for anything more. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
1. Definitely having the engagement session done by the same person, having Poly do the engagement and then the wedding made us feel much more comfortable during the wedding and made it a lot more fun, especially since we built a connection with her.
2. Be flexible and open to ideas that Poly has, she made it really fun especially since we were willing to try out anything she suggested.
3. try to relax and be natural, just have fun!
4. Poly was awesome! She was fun, natural, honest and it is obvious that she loves her work, it was truly an honor to have her take our pictures! She is a very talented person, and ALL of the pictures that she took, of our engagement, and our wedding turned out REALLY great! She was very professional and had both sets of pictures (engagement and wedding) to us in less then 3 weeks. I highly highly recommend Poly!
1. Definitely having the engagement session done by the same person, having Poly do the engagement and then the wedding Read more...
1. Definitely having the engagement session done by the same person, having Poly do the engagement and then the wedding made us feel much more comfortable during the wedding and made it a lot more fun, especially since we built a connection with her.
2. Be flexible and open to ideas that Poly has, she made it really fun especially since we were willing to try out anything she suggested.
3. try to relax and be natural, just have fun!
4. Poly was awesome! She was fun, natural, honest and it is obvious that she loves her work, it was truly an honor to have her take our pictures! She is a very talented person, and ALL of the pictures that she took, of our engagement, and our wedding turned out REALLY great! She was very professional and had both sets of pictures (engagement and wedding) to us in less then 3 weeks. I highly highly recommend Poly! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Poly was absolutely amazing! She was very professional and always made us feel comfortable with the engagement and wedding pictures. She was very dependable and the quality of her pictures were the best I have seen. I am very pleased with everything and I definitely recommend her.
Poly was absolutely amazing! She was very professional and always made us feel comfortable with the engagement and wedding Read more...
Poly was absolutely amazing! She was very professional and always made us feel comfortable with the engagement and wedding pictures. She was very dependable and the quality of her pictures were the best I have seen. I am very pleased with everything and I definitely recommend her. Read less
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hpeters5548
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Poly is amazing. So sweet and talented. We loved her!
Poly is amazing. So sweet and talented. We loved her!
Poly is amazing. So sweet and talented. We loved her! Read less
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Jena
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
WONDERFUL photographer! lots of unique ideas, I would highly recommend Poly to any bride.
WONDERFUL photographer! lots of unique ideas, I would highly recommend Poly to any bride.
WONDERFUL photographer! lots of unique ideas, I would highly recommend Poly to any bride. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Poly was extremely professional, while at the same time creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere for us and the wedding party. We didn't worry about a thing- we trusted Poly 100% with capturing all the right shots. I highly recommend Poly to any bride that wants beautiful and sexy wedding pictures that will last a lifetime.
Poly was extremely professional, while at the same time creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere for us and the wedding Read more...
Poly was extremely professional, while at the same time creating a fun and relaxing atmosphere for us and the wedding party. We didn't worry about a thing- we trusted Poly 100% with capturing all the right shots. I highly recommend Poly to any bride that wants beautiful and sexy wedding pictures that will last a lifetime. Read less
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MargeryG
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Poly went above and beyond for my wedding photography. The quality of her pictures were beautiful and I look at them everyday. The gift of photography she gave me that day was priceless.
Poly went above and beyond for my wedding photography. The quality of her pictures were beautiful and I look at them Read more...
Poly went above and beyond for my wedding photography. The quality of her pictures were beautiful and I look at them everyday. The gift of photography she gave me that day was priceless. Read less
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Sonja
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Poly is amazing! So great to work with - professional, responsive during the arrangements and during the shoot, she made everyone feel very comfortable. I usually am not a fan of photos of myself, but her shots were amazing - she has a fabulous eye for lighting, angles and unique locations. She got us our photos very, very soon after the big day. We couldn't have been happier!
Poly is amazing! So great to work with - professional, responsive during the arrangements and during the shoot, she made Read more...
Poly is amazing! So great to work with - professional, responsive during the arrangements and during the shoot, she made everyone feel very comfortable. I usually am not a fan of photos of myself, but her shots were amazing - she has a fabulous eye for lighting, angles and unique locations. She got us our photos very, very soon after the big day. We couldn't have been happier! Read less
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