June 18, 2013

Katie + Ben | Fargo Wedding Photography by Kris Kandel

Posted in: weddings


June 8, 2013 – the first wedding of the season for me. To say I was excited is an understatement! After a long spring I was so ready to get going! Katie and Ben’s wedding day was the perfect start to a fabulous season! We started off with a first look at Hope Lutheran church in Fargo (South campus) where Katie walked down the aisle to show off her gorgeous dress and meet Ben for the first time that day. I love the look on Ben’s face as he saw his bride for the first time! Their wedding day had finally arrived!!

After a small issue with Katie’s dress (quickly fixed) we headed to the park for bridal portraits. The weather was perfect, Katie & Ben were relaxed and in just 20 minutes we got some fabulous photos. Seriously you guys should be models for wedding magazines!

My Sister was my 2nd shooter for this wedding – I am so excited to have her on the team this year! She got some really cute images from other angles:

The image on the right reminded me of my favorite photo from their engagement session! 

A few minutes later the wedding party joined us at the park. Gotta love hot pink dresses, they are so vibrant against the green and white!

Adding in the guys and the ushers we had quite a big group of people!!

The guys were constantly laughing and cracking jokes. So much fun!

I asked each of the groomsmen to do something silly with Ben  – I take no credit for any of these hysterical poses. Great job guys!!

Then it was time to head back to the church for formal photos and family time.

While Katie and Ben took a break and hid from guests arriving my sister and I did detail photos. I always love doing these!!

Before you know it the ceremony time is here! Don’t you just love the little flower girl pouting on the way down the aisle! For some reason she spotted me taking her photo and walked right up to me, and started telling me all about how her arm hurt!

The big moment: Walking the bride down the aisle. Love that grandma got to walk Katie down too!! How special is that!

Let’s get this party started!!!

While the wedding party drove around having fun I went to the Holiday Inn for the reception detail photos. Because 1/2 of the guests were already there  trying to find empty tables to take photos of or not get too many people in the backgrounds was challenging!  But I think we got some fabulous photos of the centerpieces. Katie’s Aunt was telling me about how long it took them to iron all the chair covers and cut up the limes for the candles. But the finished product looked fabulous!

Mr & Mrs!!!

The cake was set in a corner with a plain white wall, so I carefully turned it around to show all the pretty lights behind it instead. Little things like that make a huge difference for romantic photos, lol!

Of course I turned it back when we were done. : )

I got a new light setup for this season and I LOVE it!! The dance photos turned out so romantic!!

I love this technique for dance pictures: Light Painting. It is NOT photoshop!! I love the vibe it gives … the lights from the DJ, the motion captured, the feeling of a party!

Thank you Katie and Ben for a fabulous day! You two were amazing to work with, I hope you love your photos as much as I do. : )


Wedding Vendors – click links for more info

Wedding Dress: Bridal Shop –  3223 13th Ave S  Fargo, ND 58103 : (701) 235-0541

Wedding Tuxes and Bridesmaid Dresses: Leann’s Bridal –  4340 13th Ave SW, Fargo ND 58103 : (701) 235-8481

Wedding Flowers: Hornbachers – 4151 45th St S  Fargo, ND 58104 : (701) 281-8111

Wedding Cake: Walmart – 4731 13th Ave S Fargo : (701) 281-3971

Venue and Catering: Holiday Inn – 3803 13th Ave S Fargo, ND 58103 : (701) 282-2700

Wedding Dance DJ: K-Hook – 335 2nd Ave SW  Dickinson, ND 58601 : (701) 227-0798

Wedding Photography: ME! – Kris Kandel Fargo Wedding Photographer – website & Facebook Page (218) 206-4415

  1. Jeri Blaufuss says:

    You did a great job with Ben and Katie’s wedding. Hope they like what you did because I sure did.

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