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Fargo Senior Photographer Kris Kandel | Alyssa Downtown Fall Session

A few weeks ago Alyssa met me downtown for her senior photos! She loves the autumn colors, golds, reds and deep greens. We had a lot of fun wandering around finding cools spots and lots of beautiful corners!

I actually met Alyssa years ago at a wedding when she was a Jr bridesmaid! How fun is that?!

And then randomly I ran into her at a wedding reception three days after her senior portrait session! So funny to see each other twice in one week at two different photo shoots.

Thanks for a fun senior photo session Alyssa, I hope you love your pictures!!

Kris Kandel | Fargo Senior Photographer

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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!!

Kris Kandel – Fargo Pet Photographers

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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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Sierra & AJ | Engagement session | Kris Kandel Photographer

Sierra & AJ’s engagement session last week was on a hot stuffy day that reminded AJ of his home state of Texas. We laughed through the sweat and somehow they managed to look fantastic the whole time, while I turned bright red and had my hair sticking to my face by the end. Good thing they were the ones in front of the camera!! Their good attitudes and joy radiated through the whole session, just see for yourself:

Thanks for a fantastic evening you two! I seriously can’t wait for your wedding, it’s going to be here sooner that you think!  I’ll be sending the link to download all your photo soon, until then feel free to share this link with friends and family so they cans see the teasers. 🙂

Kris Kandel 

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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!

Kris Kandel – Fargo Senior, Wedding, Engagement and Real Estate photographer

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Bluestem Mini Wedding | Keri & JJ | Kris Kandel Photographer

A few years ago I was scheduled to photograph Keri & JJ’s wedding (you may remember their engagement session). Unfortunately life happened so they had to cancel the big day. A few weeks ago Keri contacted me that they were going to have a mini wedding, basically just them and their kids and could I come do a few portraits. No ceremony. No reception. Of course I said yes!

So here you go, a mini wedding at Bluestem in Moorhead.

Congratulations you two! I hope you enjoyed these teasers, I’ll send you the link to download all your photos soon. 🙂

Kris Kandel – Fargo Wedding Photographer

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