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  I love authentic smiles, the kind that make your eyes crinkle and joy escapes. 

I'm Kris | Fargo Photogarpher

I'm so excited you're here!

Green is my favorite color. Spring green, succulent green, fresh after rain green.

 I spent the first 8 years of my life in the tropics so even though I now live in (and love) Fargo the summer will always be my favorite time of year. 

Lush and vibrant. 


I've been photographing weddings for over 15 years!! I started in high school, worked my way up, started my own business in 2004 and moved to Fargo in 2008. Whew! Its been a wild ride but I'm loving every minute I get to spend with a camera in my hands and awesome people around me! 


She's 1/2 German shepherd, 1/4 Australian shepherd, 1/4 collie  and 100% cute!

Her name is a photographic term for when lights (or leaves) turn into circles in the background of images. The better the lens the better the bokeh. I chose her name because it fits her sparkly personality! 

I love it when my clients bring their furry friends to engagement or wedding photo shoots!! They truly are part of the family!

Meet Bokeh

(Pronounced Bo-Kah)

Coffee is more than just a hot drink to me. It's my heritage. My family. My childhood.

When I was 5, we moved to Indonesia where my dad worked with coffee farmers. I grew up across the street from a coffee field, the roasting factory down the street. My mom would order specific roasts whenever she needed to! 

My grandma always had a cup of coffee in her hand. I remember being about 4 years old and finding cold coffee cups around her house, which I of course would finish. ;)

Coffee feels like home. 


My dad is Dutch, so all my relatives on his side live in the Netherlands!

This Dutch girl loves to visit the canals, street vendors in Amsterdam (if you go try the Stoopwafles!), and eat as much CHEESE as I can!!! YUM.

The country is beautiful, & I can FEEL my heritage roots resting there at least as far back as the 1630s.   

The Netherlands


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Sarah & Adam

Kris was absolutely great to work with. It was easy to keep in touch with her and she made sure you were taken care of. 

The morning of my wedding there was an hour delay with some of the wedding party so I was a little frantic.  I was worried about the photo schedule I had originally planned with her. Once I got to the church and met up with Kris, she quickly changed around a few things with our photo schedule and we were still able to take all the shots I originally wanted. 

Kris definitely made me feel at ease and was fun to work with too. All of our pictures turned out amazing and I am so thankful for her patience and flexibility the morning of my wedding. Everyone enjoyed her and I recommend her to anyone looking for a professional photographer.


We loved working with Kris Kandel for our engagement and wedding photos. From our first meeting with her we felt very comfortable. We loved our engagement photos, she captured our joy and love beautifully! It was nice to get to know her better through that so that we felt even more comfortable with her on our wedding day. 

The day of our wedding Kris helped everything go smoothly. she picked an amazing location with beautiful colors and backgrounds!  We could not have been happier with how our wedding photos turned out! Kris has such a talent for capturing moments beautifully and artistically. 

Kris was also very prompt and met all of her promised deadlines. We had all of our edited photos within a couple of weeks after our wedding.

 We give Kris our highest recommendation!


We absolutely recommend everyone to Kris Kandel as their photographer! She is so great at what she does. She has a great personality and she gives you great advice. We never once had to figure out how we had to stand or where to look.

 She always stayed on top of things and made it feel very easy for us. She is very organized and came back to us with pictures in a very timely manner.  Everything that she had to offer was so worth the money. We will recommend Kris Kandel to anyone getting married!!

Kristen & Mark

Kris Kandel was the perfect choice for the photography for our wedding! Kris was friendly and put us right at ease the first time we met with her. 

On the wedding day, she brought her sister as a second Photographer so we are certain they captured all the little details that made our wedding day special! 

All the photos went incredibly seamlessly with Kris leading us through the property where we were married and capturing all the beauty around us. Kris has posted some teasers on Facebook in the days since our wedding and we love that we can see some of the images and love them all so far! We can't wait to see the rest. kris was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer!


Kris is an exceptional photographer and person! We were so EXTREMELY pleased with her professionalism, creativity, and her genuine interest in our requests for our engagement and wedding photography. Kris is amazingly talented. Our photographs from our engagement session were perfect, fun, and romantic .... everything that we wanted! Our Wedding photos were unbelievable! Her creative eye picked out amazing details and captured our day with story book perfection. 

I was so impressed with how the flow of the photo session went during our wedding day. Kris was calm through the whole process which helped me remain calm and not worry about the checklist of things to do during that time!!

 Kris Kandel's product quality is remarkable...Our wedding photos truly are a gift that we will cherish forever! We sincerely thank you Kris for your time, talent, and creativity!!


Loved working with Kris Kandel.

 The end product photo album is gorgeous! Leather bound and printed in Italy.
It's what I will have forever, long after the wedding day is over. 

I'd choose her again for sure.

Jameson - Senior

It was very easy to feel comfortable, natural not posy. 

I loved all my photos and got lots of compliments.

She captures who you are as a person in the photos. 

Emily - Senior

Kris Kandel was a really great choice. 

Her photos are simple, but in a very beautiful way. She highlights all the right features, bringing out the beauty in everyone.

 She is very welcoming. I would go to her again in a heartbeat. 

FAQ's on payments:

$500 reserves your date (along with a signed contract)

The rest can be payed in installments or all at once. 

Cash or Check - no credit cards at this time sorry!

Final bill due one month before the wedding.


Each package includes two photographers! My sister Anni is my 2nd shooter at weddings, which is pretty awesome! 

She's an incredible photographer, often capturing my favorite photo of the day. Sometimes I wonder how I got to be the "boss" since she's clearly just as talented!

Having her around is especially helpful during ceremonies to have another angle.

Every photo you get is ready to be printed! Each is touched up for color, contrast, skin tones so every image is ready to put on your walls!

I travel within a 2.5 hour driving distance from the Fargo area so I don't need a hotel. There are tons of resorts and venues (see my venue link above) within the radius!!

I've been photographing weddings  since 2001!!


Kris Kandel | Fargo ND & Moorhead MN photographer

All photos copyright Kris Kandel 2019