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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.

Dock view at Gunflint Lodge. Photography by Kayla Lee.

In the beginning, I was asked all the time where I would like to photograph weddings. Like, if I had a dream venue, one that I could revisit time and time again, what would it be?

I don’t remember my specific answer, but I know this: My reality now is way different than my expectation back then…and I couldn’t be happier about it.

I honestly envisioned all the exposed brick and industrial vibes. Middle of a city, no doubt. Places like Clyde Iron Works, Aria, 3 Ten Event Space–they were what my wedding dreams were made of. But then, one fall day, I took a trip north–way north, even more north than Grand Marais–and fell in love with another iconic Minnesota venue.

Nearly one dozen trips later, I’m still in love. 

The Gunflint Lodge + Outfitters is like no other place. Rustic buildings, cliffs with the most dramatic of views, and wood with water nearby, it provides a little bit for everyone. This venue continues to prove that adventure elopements aren’t just for people who want to scale a north face, but also for those who just want to bundle up in their North Face jackets or slip on their hiking boots and venture a bit off the beaten path. 

As someone who loves going down the road less traveled, I love being invited along to capture such a monumental moment in one of Minnesota’s most magnificent places.

Here are just a few of my favorites from some of the best elopements at the Gunflint Lodge. 

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 fullestSee more about the KLP Wedding Experience!

Did you enjoy these personal favorites from this historic venue? Check out other KLP Weddings + Elopements at Gunflint Lodge + Outfitters here! Be sure to check them out at their own corner of the internet, too!


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