Wedding coverage pricing begins at $3,000.
How much will my wedding/engagement pictures/boudoir shoot/etc. cost?
Wedding packages begin at $3000, and additional shoots are priced upon request. Please contact Poly for a custom quote.
How many weddings to you photograph per year?
10-15 is my happy number.
Will you travel if my wedding is outside of Minnesota?
Absolutely! I love destination weddings and will go wherever you’d like, in the country, or in the world!
Will you be the one taking the photos at our wedding?
What is your primary style?
My style is modern, with a hint of photojournalism. My number one priority is to capture the essence and the story of the couple and of their wedding day. I’m relaxed, very creative, and highly visual. I love capturing candid moments.
What type of camera do you use?
I use all Canon equipment. My main camera is the Canon 5D Mark III and my go-to lenses are the 50mm 1.2, the 70-200 2.8, the 35mm 1.4 and my 100mm macro. I always have backups of all my equipment as well, just in case.
Will there be backup equipment available?
Yes. I always take at least two camera bodies to every wedding I shoot. As well as many different lenses, CF cards, etc.
How many photos will you deliver?
I deliver an average of 50-100 pictures per hour.
Will you accept a list for specific photos to be taken?
Other than formal family groupings, no. I do want you to hire me because you like my style and trust my judgment of what should be captured. Following a list takes away from my creativity and my photojournalistic approach to photography.
How long after the event will the proofs be ready?
Your gallery should be ready in 4 weeks.
What type and how much assistance will you provide in planning my album?
I love to design albums! People come to me because I am creative so I will give all the assistance you need. I can fully design your album, present it to you, and then make whatever changes you feel are necessary before we send to print.
Will you give a CD with all the pictures or is there an extra charge for that?
You will get a CD or pen drive with all your high-resolution images and print release. However, Poly Mendes Photography will still hold copyright over the images.
Do you have liability insurance?
Is my wedding the only one you will be shooting that day?
What happens if you are ill?
I have a network of other photographers who I would turn to to take my place. I have to say I have never had to cancel on anything, even a portrait shoot, because of being sick. I am as healthy as it gets. But if (God forbid) it were to happen, I would find you a suitable, competent replacement with similar style and price point to mine. I would still be the one to edit all the images taken so the editing style will be consistent with what you see on my website.
Do you provide a written contract?
Yes. If you have any questions on the contract (when booking) please let me know.
Can I take a copy of the contract home with me to read before I sign it?
The contract is online so you can look at it whenever you want. And please call or e-mail me if you have any questions.
Is a retainer required? If so, how much?
Yes. A retainer and signed contract will hold your date. The retainer is $1000.00. You can also pay a retainer of half of the package price you choose if you’d like. The balance will be due 30 days before your wedding/event.
Do you charge MN Sales Taxes?
Yes, as required by Minnesota Law.