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Elegant, intimate hybrid imagery paired with an exclusive, immersive client experience--all curated to make sure you live your greatest love story. You deserve nothing less.

THE KLP WEDDING + ELOPEMENT EXPERIENCE

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We may have just met,
but I get you.

I know, then, that the KLP Wedding Experience is your experience.

You are an individual, always true to yourself and your beliefs.

You are elegant and classic, and your favorite trends aren't trends at all--they are timeless, iconic choices that will always be in style.

You cannot wait for your next adventure...and maybe to pet all the dogs.

You care deeply for those in your life, and you know what matters most.  

I want nothing more than to help you get from here to your "I do" by allowing you to live your legacy and love out loud through elegant, airy images that use their thousand words to shout "This is us!"

THIS IS THE MISSION OF THE KLP WEDDING EXPERIENCE. This is my promise to you.

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You know how you feel.
I know how to tell it.

You know how you feel it.
I know how to tell it.

I know what you're worried about.

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You want photos that will do your memories justice, imagery that is far from dated and will stand the test of time and are romantic, authentic, and everlasting.

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A all-inclusive experience is what you crave. You're busy, so you seek an extra set of hands and another brain to help with your planning and decision-making.

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In a time where everything is starting to look like a copy of a copy, you want to stand out, in your own way, and tell your love story in your own words.

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Micromanaging is the last thing you want to do on your wedding day. You want to be sure you have assembled the A-Team of vendors who bring not only elegance, but also the experience to your day.

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LET ME CREATE A QUOTE, JUST FOR YOU

This is not only wedding photography; this is an experience. For this reason, all quotes are custom created and tailored to fit your day. With coverage ranging from four to twelve hours, complimentary travel within Minnesota and Wisconsin (and Chicago), and every a la carte offering in-between, we will make for you the picture perfect wedding photography package.

Couples working with Kayla Lee typically invest $4500 for 9 hours, two photographers, and an engagement session. 

INVESTMENT

LET'S GET DOWN TO BRASS TAX,
WEDDING PEOPLE

We are so in love! We appreciate you taking such good care of us, so that we have so many great memories to share to everyone! You are truly amazing!

Lizzy + Caleb
Bluefin Bay - Tofte, MN

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What else can we say but THANK YOU for the amazing job you did capturing our wedding! Getting to know you was such a treat, and I can't wait for you to visit us!

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Jackie + Matt
Gunflint Trail - MN

How do you balance candid journalistic imagery with more traditional wedding shots?
How do you balance candid journalistic imagery with more traditional wedding shots?

Wedding photography is a lot reading between the lines. Instead of lines, however, it is moments. With my training in both fine art portraiture as well as the tenants of photojournalism, I know not only what looks good on camera, but also where those secret, meaningful moments that otherwise will go missing live. Knowing that both posed and candid have a time and place at your celebration--and knowing when and where each are most applicable--gives your gallery a well-rounded vision AND feel.

What is your approach to working with couples before, during, and after the wedding day?
What is your approach to working with couples before, during, and after the wedding day?

The same approach as with everything: Communication. Hopefully starting here on this website you see that I don't like to leave any word stone unturned, any question unanswered. That will hold true through your photography experience; from your custom quote to the KLP Wedding Experience magazine that comes after booking to the chats/emails/questionnaires/apps (yes, apps!) that come before and after your celebration, I strive to make sure you know I am always here for you in any way I can. 

What is your exact turnaround time for delivering images?
What is your exact turnaround time for delivering images?

There is always a sneak peek on social media (and in your inbox) within 72 hours, along with other breadcrumbs of your gorgeous gallery in the days the follow. Final fully gallery deliver will be in four to six weeks after the event date.

Do you charge a travel fee for weddings outside of a certain area? If so, how is this calculated?
Do you charge a travel fee for weddings outside of a certain area? If so, how is this calculated?

Weddings in Minnesota and bordering states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Michigan) will not incur any additional travel fees. Elsewhere in the United States and worldwide will be negotiable depending on travel and visa requirements. That is far from set in stone, as I am more than flexible and willing to take workcations for your celebration.

Are there any unique offerings you provide that might set you apart from other wedding photographers?
Are there any unique offerings you provide that might set you apart from other wedding photographers?

In addition to being one of Minnesota's few hybrid photographers (meaning I use digital and film cameras), I adore fine design, and it is an additional service that can be added a la carte to any package. This includes anything under the banner of a design suite (save the dates, invitation, table numbers, thank you cards, programs, menus, etc.) as well as heirloom albums and photo books. You don't have to ask me twice to be down to design, which is something that is known to be uniquely KLP.  

 What is your payment schedule, and what forms of payment do you accept?
 What is your payment schedule, and what forms of payment do you accept?

The typical payment schedule is a non-refundable retainer of $1500 to reserve the date with the remaining balance due one month before. That is, however, completely flexible and can be adapted to any budget. Payments can be made via credit card or ACH/Bank transfers via the payment portal in HoneyBook (think PayPal for creatives). 

Have you ever photographed a wedding in a similar style or setting to mine?
Have you ever photographed a wedding in a similar style or setting to mine?

I have photographed weddings in every corner of Minnesota and have seen nearly every form and style of venue. Barns, wineries, mansions, historic buildings, hotel ballrooms, backyards, lakeshore, fields...the list is as varied as what the Land of 10,000 lakes has to offer. I welcome the variety, and love knowing how to do my job in any photographic scenario in which I might find myself (meaning I can do the best by you, for you).

 Can I view a full wedding album to see your storytelling approach and consistency across a single event?
 Can I view a full wedding album to see your storytelling approach and consistency across a single event?

Of course! Upon inquiry, access will be granted to a KLP Sample Album, which will allow you to see a full day, from details to dances (the exception being family formals, which I hold back out of respect for the families' privacy). In the meantime, please check out the portfolio page, which will have a collection of galleries to peek at before you formally request a custom quote.

VISIT THE PORTFOLIO

What do you mean when you say "custom quote?" What can I expect from that?
What do you mean when you say "custom quote?" What can I expect from that?
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I am an arms dealer, fitting you with weapons in the form of words (and photos)

WHAT MAKES KAYLA DIFFERENT

While it may sound cliche, I legit am trained to tell stories. With an undergraduate degrees in English and History as well as a Masters of Arts in Communications, storytelling is pretty much all I know (that and 1980s movie quotes and Beatles + American rock/punk lyrics). 

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I see the light
(thanks to hybrid coverage)

WHAT MAKES KAYLA DIFFERENT

Being that I use both digital and film cameras, I can be ultra flexible with locations as we can make most any spot work with one camera or the other (your gallery will love that for you). 

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She is a roadtripper
(one way ticket, yeah)

WHAT MAKES KAYLA DIFFERENT

Within the state of Minnesota, I do not charge one red cent for travel. I am always more than happy to meet you in the middle of your story, so I will gladly head wherever you would like.

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"No thanks" to meaningless small talk. We're friends now.

WHAT MAKES KAYLA DIFFERENT

I am a talker, but it is never, ever minimal small talk. Our time together will be just like if you were with a friend, and we talk about all the things: Jobs, family, your Chipotle order, and the pets (the most important, of course). 

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I am awkward, so I know how to make sure you aren't.

WHAT MAKES KAYLA DIFFERENT

I am just as afraid of being in front of the camera as anyone else. Because of this, I come with experience and training to know how to prompt you effortless, flawlessly, and so you forget I am even there. 

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After a decade in the wedding industry, have seen from multiple angles what goes into planning an event, and I have condensed it for KLP Couples. This includes a copy of 100-page KLP Wedding Experience Guide (included in every welcome gift), strategy and consultation calls to work though wherever you may be stuck at your planning, emails with tips and hacks, and timeline development to be sure everything appears just as you envisioned it. You will also have access to my ever-growing list of sought after vendors to help you build a wedding day dream team.

I stand by my statement that this is your story, and it should be told in your words, not mine. For this reason, I give you a choice when it comes to you booking gift for packages 8 hours in length or longer: A one-hour engagement session or print/album credit. It your wedding, your life, your legacy, so you deserve to choose your own adventure. 

Here's What YOu WILL EXPERIENCE WITH KLP

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Flexible Booking Gift

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From save-the-date cards to full invitation suites to album design, I am true to my award-winning design and yearbook nerd roots and will always be available to help your vision become a reality. Custom in-house design services are only available to KLP Couples.

Design Services

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Each KLP Wedding + Elopement Experience comes with complete print release for your convenience. You are always invited to order prints online through your Cloudspot gallery, or you may take them to the print shop of your choice (that way when you get your brilliant idea at 11 pm to redo your photo wall, you don't need to wait for me...although I would probably still be up, too).

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LET'S BREAK it DOWN

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There should be nothing cookie cutter about your wedding. I believe that if you are here, reading these words, you are seeking an photography experience that reflects the classic and iconic love story you live that provides soft, romantic, and real images that will be a part of your legacy. Once we are we are on the same page and are equally excited to work with one another, we can move right onto the next step...

Let's become fast friends!

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NEXT: SAVING YOUR DATE→

THE KLP PROCESS

At this point, we're practically BFFs, so the nest step is to do the damn thing. It is at this point where I will send along a proposal (which will contain all the details concerning the custom package we've created, the contract, and invoice for retainer and remaining balance OR the payment plan we've drafted). It will all be contained in your own handy dandy client portal, which will allow to check any part at any time. 

Once signed and paid, that's when the real fun begins...

Saving your date!

NEXT: THE EXPERIENCE BEGINS→

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Within a few weeks of booking, you will receive a lovely little something-something that will contain goodies that you can enjoy as you plan! it is also at this point where I will be dropping wedding knowledge at strategic points in your planning journey. I got you, Boo.

It is also at this point where we will schedule your engagement session if you chose one as your booking gift! This is also were we will start to talk suite design, should you have wanted that as well. And then...

The Experience Begins!

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Even though I will be in touch frequently between booking and your day, it is about eight weeks out where things start to really heat up. You will receive a client questionnaire at this time; the info collected there will help me be able to serve you the way you deserve. It stresses the who, what, where, whens of your day...allowing me to fully capture your why while you enjoy every single thing about your day.
Even though this is the high point of planning and a sign that the good times will soon roll, it is far from over... 

Wedding Day Details!

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After the vows are exchanged, the cake (and rug) has been cut, and the night fades into forever, that's when my real fun begins. By the next day you will have seen over a dozen sneak peeks via social media (with dozens more by the week's end when your wedding is featured on the KLP Blog). Within in four to six weeks, you will receive your full gallery--edited, processed, and ready for print (through me or the print shop of your choice)--and you can relive your magical, amazing day as many times as you want.

What comes next...

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No stuffy generic packages or unwanted add-ons here. Each KLP quote is created just for you, and is based on your individual needs and wants and dreams. From flexible hours of coverage to additional services (such as videography and design services) to a la carte items, you decide what you love and we make it happen.

Let's craft your custom quote and save your day!

ARE YOU READY?

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Average of 25 weddings photographed ANNUALLY

Over 5800 miles driven across the midwest in 2020 to photograph the sweetest ceremonies 

I have photographed in 32 of Minnesota's 87 counties...
64 to go!

Instagram is undoubtedly my favorite social media (find me here!)

“This is your day. This is the time to go after it all.”

— Me, Yesterday

. All of your photographs are astounding and I couldn’t be more pleased or happier. Thank you for capturing our love and friendship, and thank you for being you with your own authentic photography style. We appreciate you and commend you more than you can imagine!

Taylor + Bailey
Grand Rapids, MN

"Kayla, I truly can’t describe how special and meaningful it has been working with you over the last nine months!"

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We are so happy you were able to capture these moments for us that we will treasure forever! You have been the best photographer to work with, and I am happy to gain another great friend! :)

Arynn + Mitch
Pokegama Lake - Grand Rapids, MN

"They are absolutely beautiful, thank you so much!"

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I'm Kayla, your new BFF (brew-finding friend)

HISTORY BUFF, WRITER, CREATIVE, FONT FANATIC, INFJ & A BIT OF A TROUBLEMAKER (NEVER BEEN A FAKER, DOING THINGS MY OWN WAY AND NEVER GIVING UP)

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My Why

All I ever wanted to do with my life is tell stories. That was the plan ever since I was in eighth grade. This was also the time I fell in love with brides and grooms. In my book bag, next to my school supplies, there was always a journal for scribbling and writing as well as a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings.

As I grew up, I never lost those loves. I ultimately studied History, English, and Communications, so I know first hand the power of a great story as well as how to record and retell it for the ages.
Your story can be a light in our world;
I am here to help you shine!

THIS IS YOUR LIFE, YOUR LOVE, YOUR STORY. Let's tell it out loud and
in your own words.

In a way, everything led me to be here,
for you.

and more...

zola

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I've said it before and I will say it again: My job is to tell your beautiful, one-of-a-kind story. I'd be lying if I didn't say I've had a little help getting them out there.
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