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Photo by Jaimie Ellis Photography

Mercedes Brandt is a photographer and visual artist specializing in portraiture and photographic essays.

For Hire






Galas + Fundraisers

Athletic Events (Marathons, Triathlons, and cycling)



Individual Portraits

Group + Family

Grad Parties

Kind Words from Clients

- Becca Stiles-Stiles-Nogosek (Events Manager and coordinator)

A. Mercedes photographed our fundraising event for our non-profit organization. Mercedes was cheerful, laid back, punctual, professional and fun.

She has a great spirit and documented our event efficiently and effectively. I have not had an event photographer that a guest came to me to compliment before, and that happened with Mercedes at this event. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to others who are looking for a photographer with a great eye.

- Allison Roe - (Editor for About Healthy Living and local Rochester, MN writer)

A. She was professional and fun and made me feel incredibly comfortable!

After one pop up session, I am sold! Mercedes did an incredible job suggesting poses and making me feel comfortable and natural. The finished images are stunning, she is so gifted and I absolutely recommend her for photos!

- Rebecca Bedell - (Madison, WI Writer for Our Lives Magazine Article)

A. Mercedes was a joy to work with, maybe the best photoshoot I've ever had. I had high hopes for what my professional photos would look and feel like, and our shoot fulfilled all of those hopes and more. As a gender-nonconforming person it's rare and valuable to feel as natural and empowered in front of the camera as I did.

Mercedes and I just really clicked - there was a natural flow to the poses and backdrop changes, and I always felt like I had agency to adjust myself or present myself how I wanted. I didn't feel rushed. I felt respected and I had lots of fun!

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