July 1, 2020


KLP Design Co. It’s a thing now. I can’t believe it…but I am so excited for it. Launching today was the main goal for July, and I am happy to say we’ve made it happen.

I love design. I always have. If I wasn’t here, writing these words for you, I had hoped that I would have been working in print journalism as a layout editor. I get a little warm and fuzzy just thinking about that job. Margins and bleeds and trim lines, oh my!

To scratch that journalistic design itch, I have long designed stationery for clients. Wedding invitation suites, graduation and birth announcements, even photo thank you cards have been created complimentary for my brides, grooms, seniors, and families. I love it, as it keeps my design juices flowing, but those juices had no where to go once squeezed. As a place for them to drip, I present something new: The KLP Design Company.

The KLP Design Co. was a thought thunked while on vacation last year, but finally brought to life through quarantine. It is a design studio specializing in Photoshop templates for photo greeting cards. Consider it semi-homemade, as I have done the bulk of the design work, but you have the freedom to do subtle tweaks and changes to make each design your own.  When you send a card, it should reflect your personality, and I saw a huge void in the market for clean, smart, elevated design at an achievable price. I wanted to provide my clients the opportunity to get a boutique design that isn’t like everyone else’s at a fair price.

To make this happen, I have headed back to my entrepreneurial roots on Etsy, and created a little storefront in that space for these designs. Right now, they are primarily holiday themed, but that will change, evolve, and expand as I continue to add new pieces. I can’t wait to add full invitation suites, signage, all the good things. More things will be on the way, I promise!

So, if you like clean design with a good amount of white space and limited busyness, check our The KLP Design Co. today on Etsy! IF you see something you like, pick it up for 10% off by using the code JULYJOY10 at checkout! 

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!

First Things First is a personal blog series published at the beginning of each month to spell out goals, dreams, and ambitions…find previous FTF articles here!

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At home on the road. Forever-focused on authenticity and the thrilling art of creation; always found in the moments that leave me breathless and in awe. 

After fourteen years as a high school educator, I stepped back through a door I thought was closed. Journalism came back into my life. Armed with a Masters of Arts in Communication, I was again challenged and prepared to tell the stories that would become history, but with a twist: It is now your legacy of love that I document. The tension I seek is that from every tear, smile, laugh, and moment of love on your wedding day. 


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