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Fargo Family Photographers Kris Kandel | Chelsea & Andrew

Last year I got to photograph this family and I was so happy when they contacted me to do another session. Their little boy sure has grown into the cutest toddler!

I love the giggles below!!


I loved how playful this family is together!

Thanks so much for letting me photograph your adorable family again!! Enjoy your photos. 😀

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Sanctuary Event Center Wedding | Emma & Eddie | Kris Kandel Photographer

I’ve been so excited about Emma & Eddie’s wedding for months! And it exceeded expectations.

We started the day at the Sanctuary Event Center with getting ready and the first look outside (soooo thankful it didn’t rain like the forecast was threatening!).


Since the Sanctuary Event Center is so close to downtown we walked over to the Ivers Building, the Fargo theater and up and down Broadway for fun photos of the couple and their wedding party.

Just a hint of fall colors starting to turn. So perfect for Emma’s wedding color themes!

We even stopped in at Atomic Coffee where Emma & Eddie had their first date – we also found the exact seats they sat in!! How sweet is that? Also Emma was brave to drink coffee with a white dress. 😉

Then we all headed to the park for a few more nature and fall colored backgrounds.

I LOVE the detailing!!

Eddie got some cool details too care of AENDEE hand made ties!

Back to the ivers building for family photos, I love this image of Emma that I snapped while we waited for everyone to be rounded up!!

Soon enough all those seats filled up and it was time for the ceremony to start!!

Emma & Eddie are so loved, they got so many wonderful toasts by special people in their lives. Gosh I love that!

While we were eating the staff converted the ceremony room into the dance floor! I love all the colorful uplighting as the background for their swing dance style first dance!

Emma & Her dad, and Eddie and his grandma were so special on the dance floor!

Then the band came out on stage and the real party got started!!


Thanks so much for asking me to be part of your special day! I loved working with you two! I will have your full wedding gallery ready in just a few days, until then I hope you loved these personal favorite teasers. 🙂 Feel free to share this link with friends and family so they can see the sneak peeks too!



Bowties & Ties: AENDEE

Wedding Dress: Your Day by Nicole – Fargo

Hair & Makeup: West 13th Salon

Florals: Love Always – Fargo

Cake bites: Love in the oven – Fargo

Band: Helena Handbasket

String Quartet: Dakota Rose Quartet – Fargo

Suits: Halberstadts – Fargo

Wedding Photography: Kris Kandel – Fargo wedding photographer


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Romantic Moon Event Center Wedding | Emily & Tyler | Kris Kandel Photographer

Emily & Tyler’s wedding day started out with a last minute change of plans on our location. It was POURING (as in moonstone I-can’t-see-where-I’m-driving-even-with-full-speed-wipers) rain so the original plan of meeting out at the Romantic Moon Event Center and doing outdoor photos was simply not going to work. So after a phone call to the bride’s parents we met up at the church instead. Not a big deal, the church had plenty of spaces to take fun photos!!

Tyler had written a note on the bottom of Emily’s shoe, and the whole wedding party signed the other one. How sweet is that?!

First look in the sanctuary!

While the parents and grandparents watched with tears and huge grins. No rain was going to spoil this day!

I love the “wink” that my 2nd photographer caught of the ring bearer! How cute is he?!

By this time the rain had stopped so we went outside for a few more portraits!

Emily’s laugh is just so beautiful!

Love the next photo my sister (2nd photographer) grabbed at this time. She’s so good!!

Then back inside for family photos!

After family time I focused on the details. How amazing is Emily’s boquet?! Made out of vintage broaches and all sorts of bling. It was SO heavy, but wow, amazing.

Blue skies just in time for the ceremony!

Someone was getting a bit bored, lol!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs!!!

As they did the receiving line I headed over to the Romantic Moon Event Center to take detail photos of the tables and decorations before the guests arrived.

The shoe game always gets the best laughs out of family and friends!

And toasts too!!

The Romantic Moon Event Center is located right on the Buffalo River (we did Emily & Tyler’s engagement session their last fall) so of course we had to do a few evening portraits since we hadn’t been able to earlier in the day with the rain.

Next to the main building they are working on a landscaping project including this huge bridge. How fun is this for photos?!

Back inside for the dance!!

Just as I was leaving I asked Emily & Tyler to step outside one last time for sunset.  I love how the sun is setting right at the end of the road, such a fairy tale!!

Thank you Emily & Tyler for inviting me to be part of your wedding day! And thank you for being so flexible with the rain and shuffling your timeline and being willing to do more portraits at the end of the day instead of the beginning. It all worked out perfectly!!! I hope you enjoyed these personal favorites, I’ll be sending you the link to download all the photos in the next few days. Until then feel free to send this blog post to friends and family. 😀


Wedding Dress: Alan Evans Bridal – Moorhead

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alan Evans Bridal – Moorhead

Tux: Alan Evans Bridal – Moorhead

Flowers: Country Greenery– Moorhead

Wedding Boquet: Tamara Cusey – Friend

Cake and Catering: Sodexo – MSUM Catering – Moorhead

DJ: Harmon Dance Works – Fargo

Table Decorations: Han Made Designs – Fargo

Bar: Speak Easy – Moorhead

Rings: Zales – Fargo

Wedding Photographer: Me! Kris Kandel  – Fargo Moorhead

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I’m super excited to announce I’m a finalist in an international photography competition! One of my photos (or more – still unknown) is in the top 3.5% of all photos entered! I’m not totally sure on the exact number but there were almost a quarter of a million photos entered!!! THAT’S CRAZY!!!!

I’ll post when I know more details. 😀

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Bluestem Center Winter Wedding in Fargo | Jessica & Michael | Kris Kandel Photographer

I’ve had the great opportunity to photograph Jessica & Michael twice: once for a mini winter session to send out save the date photos, and then their longer engagement session this summer. So I was excited for their wedding to come around and get to work with them again. 🙂

The day started out at the Blonde Ambitions hair salon in Fargo, where the girls all got their hair & makeup done.

Then we headed over to the Trollwood Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead! I absolutely love the Bluestem center in the summer, so I was excited to have a winter wedding at this venue and see how that changed the way people used the space!

Jessica wanted to do a first look with her dad first. I love the wink he gave her! You can tell how excited he was for her!

And then it was finally time for Michael to see his bride walk down the aisle for the first look.

Portrait time!

I love the way my 2nd photographer and I get such different looks at the same time! She took the photo on the left and I took the one on the right. This is why having 2 photographers at your wedding is so awesome!!

The Bluestem center is so great because you have this huge pine room with windows, and then around the corner a lovely hallway with stone and indoor greenery. It’s perfect for winter weddings and getting different looks in the same space. : )

Loving the orchids in the bouquet!!

Groomsmen looking dapper!

This group I tell ya, we were all laughing hysterically most of the photo time! The groom could hardly keep it together at some points. : )

Absolutely loved all the bridesmaids in sparkling beaded dresses.

“Lets do a serious face one…” Annnnd que everyone cracking up!

The groom had some super powers he wanted to show off. Super speed, strength, invisibility and just maybe x ray vision, lol!

It was SOOOO cold and windy but we managed to get about 5 minutes of portraits outside. Gotta love winter weddings in Fargo!

The groom’s ring was a unique custom made design. He had one of the diamonds from his dad’s wedding ring, and some meteor rock on either side. How special is that?!

Time for the ceremony!

The newest Mr & Mrs in town definitely calls for confetti cannons!

After the ceremony I headed over to the Radisson hotel downtown Fargo to get detail photos of the tables while the wedding party drove around in the trolley. Isn’t the room fantastic?!

The toasts had everyone in stitches and tears. Always a favorite moment of the day for me. The joy everyone in the room shares is so special to be a part of.

The photo on the right below gets me every time. The love and pride his mom has in her eyes, magical.

And the way Jessica’s dad held her. *melts*

The Radisson had the dance floor under the windows this time (usually they set up the head table here) and I thought it was brilliant! The lights and reflections were so fun to play with!

The dance floor was packed all evening, which is always so fun to photograph!!

Even grandpa got out on the dance floor and busted some moves. <3 Isn’t he the best thing ever?!

Thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your special day!! I hope you enjoyed these personal favorites of mine. I’ll have your link with the rest of your photos ready to download next week, until then feel free to share this post with friends and family.

::::: VENDORS :::::

Wedding dress: Alan Evans – Moorhead 
Flowers: Designs by Donna – Fargo 
Cake: Fantasies in Frosting – Fargo
Tux: Mens Wearhouse – Fargo 
Catering and Wedding Reception Venue: Radisson – Downtown Fargo
Wedding Hair & Makeup – Kaelyn Forsman – Blonde Ambitions – Fargo 
Trolley: Fargo Trolley – Fargo
Videographer: FM Exposure
Photobooth: Cherry Pic’d – Fargo
Rings & Jewlry: Cutting Edge – Fargo 
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