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    Photographing newborns, kids, families, seniors, well, people (and yes, their furry friends too), makes me smile... So while you browse, I hope you feel the very emotion I did while photographing, and the emotions of my muses.

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Poly Mendes Photography has a whole new website and blog! Go check it out www.polymendes.com – hope you love it!View full post »

Country bubbles for a future mermaid

I yelled “I have a vision” as I reached for her hand and started running across the gravel road towardsView full post »

Love and Peonies

Her boys are her world. And she is totally adored by them. She loves that her soon-to-be-husband gives her, and theirView full post »

The A Lens | Paris Fashion

I went to Paris in April (ready more about it here) and since this was my third time there, I tried to do things I hadView full post »

Why I choose Lifestyle instead of Traditional

There’s something magical about capturing a family’s true essence in photos. And I believe it justView full post »

3 Reasons to Smile Today

I was shocked to find out that children smile, on average, 420 times a day, as opposed to only 20 times for adults.View full post »

Baby Rolls

Babies are the best. Most marketing classes I take tell me I should specialize in one thing, like just weddings, orView full post »

Strawberry Nutella Crepes Recipe

In April I went to Paris for the third time (read about it here) and wanted that trip to be different than all others.View full post »

Exploring the Amalfi Coast, Italy

When I first booked my trip to Italy, I was planning on spending the entire time in Rome. Being my sister was joining,View full post »

It takes a Village | Minneapolis Maternity

It takes a village to raise a child. We’ve all heard that in some point in our lives. This session was such anView full post »

What I learned about love in a decade

I’m quickly approaching the big 3-0 and boy, what a decade it has been. Besides the cliche “findingView full post »

Mocha and Star | Wayzata Children’s Photographer

In October of 2013 her daddy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. On February 23, 2016, he lost the fight. ThisView full post »