KAYLA LEE

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KAYLA LEE PHOTOGRAPHY + DESIGN

KAYLA LEE PHOTOGRAPHY + DESIGN

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S + B: A DETROIT LAKES SUMMER LAKESIDE WEDDING

June 24, 2022

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At sunset, they were going to get into the boat. 

Those were the words I have been waiting a career to hear. A personal photo goal has been to get a cute couple kissing on the water. So far, so sweet moments.

But Sydney and Ben, they were going to change that.

This wasn’t a surprise. As far as couples go, these two are generally up for anything. Their engagement session was just as much a tour of their lake on a pontoon boat as much as it was work, and it was at times hard to tell if they were posing or just playing in the water (it all looked good). It was clear that these two love a good time, and they love it together.

But “together” almost wasn’t a reality. Sydney and Ben’s first date wasn’t quite love at first sight for her; it didn’t go as planned for him. With Ben being Ben, however, he knew, and he moved forward knowing how he felt. This led to a second date, and then a third. Before she knew it, he was buying a house AND planning for a proposal on THE SAME DAY. Not only was that a total surprise, so was the party waiting for her after she said yes. 

For this reason, it was very clear that their Detroit Lakes summer wedding at The Meadows on Lind was going to be nothing short of amazing. Every last little lovely sentimental detail was planned–right down to Wrigley the Flower Dog’s attire (yes, she had a whole attire, and it was awesome). Every moment was planned, but done so with a grain of salt and a Plan B (it is Minnesota, and the weather is the most unpredictable guest).

We didn’t know what that mean for out sunset boat ride…but we weren’t mad once we found out.

Thank you so much for letting me celebrate with you, Sydney + Ben! 

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

VENUE // The Meadows on Lind 

DRESS // Your Day By Nicole

SUITS // Halberstadt’s

FLORALS // Erika with a K Design

CATERING // Shirley Kjolberg

DESSERTS // Creamy Creations (Except the Kransekake; that was made by an amazing aunt)

BRIDESMAIDS // Azazie

Enjoy this Detroit Lakes summer wedding? You might also like this northern Wisconsin summer barn wedding! 

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! See more about the KLP Wedding Experience!

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ABOUT KAYLA

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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