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Fargo Pet Photographer Kris Kandel | Dogs & Cat’s Natural Backyard Portraits

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know I’m a crazy dog lady! I love my Bokeh! We got to a dog club once a week. First we went through obedience, then the Canine Good Citizen program, and now we are working our way through the performance skills (tricks)! Well in many of our classes I would chat with Nikki while her dog Zucci (the all black one below) became one of Bokeh’s best friends, so we had them over to play in our yard. As we chatted about what I do as a photographer Nikki got excited and asked me if I would come to her home to photographer all her pets!! Of course I said yes right away. 😀

So I headed over to West Fargo and met her crew. It was the best! Any day that I can roll around the grass, get slobbered on, throw tennis balls AND get to photograph new furry friends is the BEST.

Cuteness overload coming in 3.2.1…

We even managed to get one with all 4 dogs!!

And then the cats came out for just a minute.

If you have pets that you want portraits of please shoot me a note, I’d love to meet them and catch their personalities in forever photos!!

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A Friends House + Fargo Air Museum Wedding | Libby & Josh | Kris Kandel Photographers

Josh & Libby’s wedding day started out in the barn at A Friends House where they got ready for their day. It was the most perfect October weather, one of the very few weekends this year where it wasn’t raining!!

We found some fall color so of course we did most of our portraits in this area of the grounds.

Isn’t her bouquet stunning?!! I love all the different textures.

One of their little flower girl came out to watch us take photos so of course we had to get some of her with the flowers and the couple!!

Wedding party time!!

Then we headed over to the main house, isn’t it pretty with that vibrant blue sky contrasting with the white?!!

And a few by the chapel where Josh and Libby actually got married. Isn’t it just the most beautiful prairie chapel?!

Ladies in red!

And detail photos, including a few extra rings from Libby’s grandparents as her something borrowed. And her veil which was her mother’s veil!

Ceremony time!

The chapel was so tiny and intimate, holding just their closest family.

Congratulations Mr & Mrs!!!

Then everyone got on a big bus to head over the NDSU for a few quick pics!

The reception was a the Fargo Air Museum, isn’t it just the coolest place for a party?!! I love the bright colors and festive atmosphere.

They even brought in a special bar! NDSU pride runs deep in this family so of course they had to include as much Bison love as possible!

The Air Museum even opened up one of the planes outside for the couple to take a little look inside!

Reception fun:

The kiddie dance to get the jitters out of the kids was hilarious, so much playfulness!

And these two bulldogs even got to make an appearance (remember them from the engagement session?)

Then the first dances:

And finally everyone out on the dance floor!

Thank you so much for having me as your wedding photographer! I hope you enjoyed these personal favorite photo teasers, I’ll have your link to download all the images ready soon. Until then feel free to share this link with friends and family!!


Wedding Dress: Your Day By Nicole – Fargo

Suits: Halberstadts – Fargo

Flowers: Hornbachers – Osgood

Wedding ceremony venue: A Friend’s House – Moorhead

Wedding Reception venue: Fargo Air Museum – Fargo

Bar: Chubs Pub – Fargo

Catering: Carnivore Catering – Fargo, Prairie Pasta – Fargo, Buffalo Wild Wings – Fargo

Wedding Hair & Makeup: Emily Keiffer at Nora Salon

Wedding Photography: Me! Kris Kandel  – Fargo wedding photographer

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Fargo Engagement Session | Ashely & Adam | Kris Kandel Photography

Ashley & Adam’s engagement session started off with an extra set of paws, little Loki!

The tall grasses and wind and clouds were so pretty!!

I loved how much these two could make each other laugh!

Aren’t the early summer wildflowers and grasses so pretty?!! Add in a fun couple and I’m just swooning over here.


Thanks so much for a fun engagement session! I hope you enjoyed these teasers, I’ll be sending over the full link to your gallery soon!

Until then happy 4th of July everyone. 😀

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Engagement & Pet session | Libby & Josh | Kris Kandel Photography

Libby & Josh’s engagement session started out including their two bulldogs! How adorable are they all?!

I really love the photo of the two dogs with the leash tangled up, it reminds me of 101 Dalmations matchmaking their humans. 🙂


One of the things I really love about Libby & Josh is how easily they laugh together. The joy these two have is something magical.

A quick outfit change and we headed downtown for the classic “Fargo theater” background.


I love walking around downtown Fargo and using spaces that I’ve never noticed before. Architecture and lines, alleys and interesting reflections. There’s always something new to discover!

I seriously can’t wait for their wedding, there two are just too much fun to photograph!

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Family and Pet Photography by Kris Kandel | Keri & JJ | Fargo photographers

Do you remember Keri & JJ from their engagement session last fall? Well this fall I got to meet the rest of their family! I absolutely love working with people again, reconnecting and getting to see and hear how their lives have changed and grown since the last time we met!

What a good looking family!

Jessi the pup was so excited that she couldn’t contain herself, so we had a belly rubbing moment to help her settle and relax. Gotta love how happy she was!!

Beautiful family!

 Thanks so much for asking me to take your family photos this year Keri & JJ! It was awesome meeting the kids and Jessi, lets do it again next year. 😀

I hope you enjoyed these teasers, I’ll be sending you the link to download all the photo soon!


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Anniversary Photos by Kris Kandel Fargo Photographer | Jordan & Aaron

It’s a little bit early for their anniversary session since they were married last December, but we all agreed the fall colors were too good to pass up!

They had to include Truffles in their photos of course. This little 7 lbs of fluff was so photogenic, she kept looking at the camera perfectly!!

I love the last one in the series below, it reminds me of the scene in 101 Datamations where the dogs wrap up their humans, lol!

Happy Anniversary you two!! Always fun to reconnect and also meet your little Truffles! 😀

See Jordan & Aaron’s:

Mini Winter session Engagement session  | Winter Wedding


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