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Hi there! Welcome to the KLP Blog, a journal about all the things that I love about life. Stay a while and say hello!

Hi, I'm kayla.

I’ll be honest: 2019 was a very quick year. It makes sense, then, that this is a very quick, very hasty post. It was originally written as a post on my personal Facebook account. I rather liked it, however, and thought, what the heck? Let’s make it a blog!

2019 was a crazy busy year that overall was good. Even if it wasn’t all good, it is important to think about the positives more than the negatives. What were the best of the best?

The good things from the year that was 2019:

  1. I defended my thesis and thereby graduated from Johns Hopkins with my MA in Communications. PhD plans are forthcoming…
  2. Spent the Fourth of July in Philadelphia. I watched the fireworks from in front of Independence Hall. It doesn’t get more American than that.
  3. Photographed 22 weddings. I remember just four years ago I thought I would never photograph one EVER, much less that many in ONE YEAR.
  4. I finally got to see RENT. So good.
  5. I spent appropriate amounts of time in Chicago, one of my favorite cities. 
  6. Actually sucked in up and got head shots done, which was an achievement for me (thanks, Amanda for doing them!)
  7. I had my photography worked featured on my favorite wedding blog of all time.
  8. Successfully shot some of a wedding on film (I’d love to be all film, but that will come in its own time…)
  9. I outsources and hired some contracted help, so my business made a difference in the lives of others.
  10. I finally had my wisdom teeth removed (that was a big step for me).
  11. Fulfilled my teacher-life’s mission of teaching eighth grade geography.
  12. Booked a wedding that demonstrates #LoveIsLove
  13. Purchased a vehicle with 4 wheel drive (it was time).
  14. Made it into Balfour’s Yearbook Yearbook for a second time (I only advised for two years, so I was two-for-two)
  15. Ate duck for the first time.
  16. Started a super-secret project that I am pretty stoked about (and will tell you more about later!)
  17. Got to watch not one but two sunrises over Lake Superior.
  18. I upgraded my website from my beloved Wix to the beautiful Showit. 
  19. Cuddled all kinds with my Jack Russell Terrier Benny. 

It was a good year, but I am ready to see what 2020 has in store!! What was your favorite part of 2019?

Kayla Lee is a Minnesota-based wedding and elopement photographer. She provides services to elegant, authentic, sentimental couples who not only choose their own adventures, but also live them to the fullest!


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