“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.”


Moments become memories become your legacy. You deserve a photography that will capture the elegance and adventure of your wedding day so you can look back at your story and see only yourself and your love.


What would you like to know?






The KLP Wedding Experience is your experience.

I know you. Not personally (yet...that would be some creepy website cookie power), but I get you.

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.
You lust for your next adventure...and maybe to pet all the dogs.

How much fun would it be to spend your wedding day with someone who understands you like a friend? How great would it be for your photographer to be more like a member of the wedding party then just another vendor?



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.


How can I be sure that when I look back at my wedding photos I see me, my love, and my story the way it is now as it was then: Romantic, authentic, and everlasting?


How can I trust that my photographer is going to go the extra mile for me and truly capture who we are as not only a couple, but individuals? 


I don't want my images to be cookie cutter, because nothing about myself is just like anyone else. Who can keep ME in my memories?


I don't want to have to worry about my photos. I want to know that the person I hire has had the training and the instinct to know what I want. I don't want to micromanage; I want to be free to experience all the feels.


I love every corner of this land of 10,000 lakes, so it is with honor and purpose that I offer complimentary travel to any one of Minnesota's 87 counties. As a consumer, I dislike hidden fees and surprise charges more than having to return an item to Target the day after Christmas. The price you are quote will always contain fee-free travel within this state (and to select cities in the Borderland). Travel outside of Minnesota is not a problem, and the fee for that adventure can be discussed during your consultation time. 

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: A one-hour engagement session, print credit, or an extra hour of coverage on your wedding day. It your wedding, your life, your legacy, so you deserve to choose your own adventure. 


Fee-free Travel

Flexible Booking Gift

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From save-the-date cards to full invitation suites to album design, I am true to my yearbook nerd roots and will always be available to help your vision become a reality. Design service is completely complimentary to you as a couple. 

Design Services

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If you are anything like me, you have your best ideas when it is the most inconvenient for everyone else. 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 to take them to the print shop of your choice (that way when you get your wild 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).

Print Release

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KLP Wedding Experience

8 hours of coverage to be sure the story of your day is fully documented, from  the anticipation of  getting ready to the joy of your reception. Two photographers will be present to be certain that ever smile is documented, every kiss is captured, and all feels are photographed for your future. Complimentary gift of an engagement session, extra hour of coverage, or print credit is given be sure you have the exact experience you seek. Images will be delivered 4 to 6 weeks after your event via an online gallery with  1-year unlimited access. Print release of images will also be provided so you can enjoy your moments your way (a la care print options are available, though). Welcome kit including KLP Experience guide available only to #KLPCouples to help you make the most of this unique experience.

Investment begins at 3650




KLP Elopement Experience

Packages begin with 2 hours of coverage that provide ample time for a first look (if desired), ceremony, and portrait time (as well as family + friend photos for those bearing witness to your amazing moment). Videography service are available to further document your big day. Online gallery deliver with 1-year unlimited access comes standard with every package to ensure a save and secure delivery of your memories. Those moments also come with a print release of images provided to allow you to enjoy them in your way, in your own time. Complimentary copy of the digital KLP Elopement Guide to help with with every step of your planning.

Investment begins at 1800


How It Works

Send an inquiry to receive your custom quote and the complimentary
KLP Wedding Experience Guide +
Wedding Planning App

First This

Receive your custom quote, say yes to it, pay the retainer, and become a #KLPCouple

Then This

Celebrate your big day, and relive it with romantic, sentimental imagery for generations to come

Finally, This

Request your custom quote

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

Every custom quote request comes with a complimentary copy of the KLP Experience Guide! It is 36 pages of wedding and engagement words of wisdom from the couples who have been right where you are, at the intersection of excited and anxious. This is your map to to a peaceful and well-planned big day!

Grab your copy of the KLP Experience Guide!

Are you ready?


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

— Me, Yesterday

Average of 15-20 weddings photographed ANNUALLY

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

I have photographed in 23 of Minnesota's 87 counties...
64 to go!

Instagram is undoubtedly my favorite social media

What equipment do you use to photography events?

My main camera body is a Nikon D5. My lens arsenal includes a 35mm, 50mm, 85mm portrait, 105mm macro, 135mm, and a 70-200mm zoom. My film camera is a Pentax 645n, with either a 75mm or 150mm lens with it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you know how to photography anything besides natural light?

Yes! I will always try to harness and use natural light, but I can use flash if need be. I come to every event with three Nikon flashes and the ability to light up your world (or at least your reception).

How would you describe your photography style?

I am primarily a digital photographer, but shoot film as well. I believe both mediums serve their purpose, incorporate both when appropriate for your love story. I edit for light, airy images that are as authentic as they are romantic.

How long does it take before we see any of our images?

After your wedding, expect to see images on social media within 48 hours, a blog by the end of the week. Your gallery will be delivered within four to six weeks.

How do you address and handle posing your couples?

I use gentle gesturing to "pose" you, which creates opportunities for your natural movements and interactions to be front and center, so only the authentic you shines through! A little candid, a little posed, and all you in your gallery!

We love it all and we are ready to book! What do we do next?

This makes my day! The first step to is to inquire and receive the Kayla Lee Photography Wedding Experience Guide, which will explain the package options as well as the a la carte items (and the little goodies available, just for you)!

What's your for paying the retainer to save our date?

The retainer is $1000 for weddings and 1/3 down for elopement packages less than $2000; remaining balances are due one month before your event. The invoice will be accessible through HoneyBook (it's like PayPal for creatives). 

What is the best way for me to get in touch with you?

The best way to reach me is always through email at I generally respond to all emails within 24 hours.

. 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!"




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!"



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


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Hey there!

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...


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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.
KLP Couples have been featured by several publications, including...

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I completely understand. Every dollar invested in your wedding day is an important one. I am here to answer any and all questions you may still have about the KLP Wedding and Elopement Experience, and I want you to feel nothing but comfort in your decisions. Please let me know however I may be able to help you!

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