July 22, 2015

Fargo Air Museum Wedding | Shelby & Ben | Kris Kandel Photographers

Posted in: fargo, Fun, weddings

 Shelby & Ben’s wedding day was soooo full of joy! I don’t think the bride or groom quit smiling all day!

I arrived at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Fargo for the last of the getting ready. Isn’t her dress lovely!! One of her friends had sewn on the lacy top because of an emergency (sunburn) just that week. And it turned out perfect!

Shelby was SO excited while getting ready. She was laughing and I’m pretty sure she jumped up and down a few times. 😀  She couldn’t WAIT to be married to her best friend! I love that!

We found a place in the sanctuary to do a letter exchange where the wouldn’t see each other . Ben was pretty excited that he made Shelby cry. Score!

First look time!

We were on a bit of a tighter timeline so instead of going to a park we stepped outside the church for a few photos in the courtyard. It was gorgeous!!

Ben can make Shelby laugh without even trying. It’s so fantastic!

Oh man, you guys are so photogenic and awesome together. I’ve been smiling the whole time I’ve been editing your photos!!

Then we went inside for a few formals and family photos. I won’t post many here on the blog but here’s a little peek:

After family photos I had about 20 minutes to do the details before the ceremony started!

Ceremony time! Isn’t Ben’s excited reaction just perfect!

The best man (Dad to the groom) having a moment with his grandson (the ring bearer) during the ceremony. So cute!!

Spot the photographer:

So many big smiles (and a few happy tears)!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs!!!

Then we took the wedding party to a park for some more fun photos! The ring bearer was having lots of fun running around playing in between, isn’t his bow tie adorable?!

Ben loves sports! So he requested a few football inspired images. Guys huddle up! I’m pretty sure the play was blue 55.

Time for the girls to have a little fun too!

We walked a little farther into the park for a few more portraits. Here are all the flowergirls and the ring bearer. I’m afraid by this point they were all a bit over tired and hot. But still SOOOO cute!

One really special event for the day was the groom’s parents were also celebrating their wedding anniversary! So we took a photo of the two couples who now share an anniversary date! So neat!

While the wedding party & kids headed back to the party bus to cool off we took a few more minutes with just the bride & groom!

We stopped by the train depot for a few more portraits on the way to the reception. I love the vibe of this spot!

Isn’t the architecture gorgeous?! And I particularly like the photo my 2nd photographer (thanks sis) got with the trolley behind the groom. : )

The wedding reception & dance were held at the Fargo Air Museum. I LOVE photographing weddings there! The colors and vintage vibe. It’s got a great atmosphere for a fun event!

I had fun going up to the loft for some overview photos. The model airplanes up there looked really cool with the room full of guests behind!

All the married couples kiss and I just happened to be in the right spot to get both sets of parents and the newlyweds! Love it when things work out just perfect!

Toasts are always a highlight!

One of the fun things about the air museum is they open up the hanger doors and have ‘lawn’ games for guests!

First dance!

I enjoyed playing with my camera settings to get a few silhouettes with the planes in the background.  Gaaah, the air museum is FUN!

The bride’s dance with her dad was really emotional. Tears all over the room.

And the groom’s dance with his mom was full of laughs!

Let’s get this party going!


Thanks for inviting me to be part of your special day Shelby & Ben! I had a blast working with you!! I hope you had a fantastic day too, it sure looked like it. 😀 I’ll be putting together the link to download all the photos for you soon, but in the mean-time I hope you enjoyed these teasers of my personal favorites. Feel free to share the link with friends and family!


 Wedding Dress: Leeann’s Bridal – Fargo

Flowers:  Silk flowers put together by the Bride

Tux: Halberstadts – Fargo

DJ:  Jeff Benda – Fargo

Catering: NDSU Carnivore Catering – Fargo

Cake: Lori Nelson

Cupcakes: Cindy Stene

Bar: Buffalo Wild Wings – Fargo

Wedding venue: Fargo Air Museum – Fargo

Photography: Me! Kris Kandel – Fargo wedding & Senior Photographer – check out my facebook page too.


  1. Susan Germundson says:

    Hi Kris, I am loving the pictures……what a great day, can’t thank you enough……Could you list Cindy Stene for making the cupcakes at Shelby’s wedding, Lori did their cake, but Cindy did all the cupcakes. Thank you SOOOOO MUCH for an amazing day! Any questions just give me a call…Suzy Germundson 701-232-7737.

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