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• Wed // Kristen & Ben •

Took a little trip to the east coast for a fabulous celebration for Kristen & Benjamin.

Ben and I met in college, when he was in the grad program at UW for design, and I was an undergrad in VCD. We later crossed paths again when we both worked at Tether, and numerous other times through his awesome poster show he hosts with Alanna Mcgowen (<–also a kick ass designer), The Hello Poster Show. He is definitely one of the most creative & talented individuals I’ve come to know, and his new wife, Kristen, is equally as charming, and one of the kindest souls. When they asked if I would shoot his wedding out at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Massachusetts, it was a no brainer.

I don’t really have many words for this particular wedding because the whole weekend was overwhelmingly great. These two met while interning at the museum and it wasn’t shortly after they picked up, moved across the country and called Seattle home. It so interesting to see how paths cross and how experiences can come full circle. All of the memories, the love, the laughs, and the friends created at Mass MoCA were to be completely relived on their wedding day. I was so completely honored to be a part of this experience with the two of them, and even more flattered that they chose me to travel with them to capture it all.

Kristen, Ben, you two are amazing people with even more amazing family. Thank you for having me. :)

And a shout out to Brian Furbush, who came and helped me out for the day. Some of the images below are his. Thanks Brian!

To start….the rehearsal dinner, which was hosted by Kristen’s Dad’s house over the border in New York. Family Olypmics? Sounds good to me!

Arguably the cutest human on the planet.

Ben’s brother even brewed beer for the occasion. Called “Hopostrophe” <–get it? Design joke…

Day of the wedding.

Kristen wore Ben’s mom’s wedding dress from the 70s. Gorgeous and perfect for Kristen in every way.

Venue: MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA //
Catering: Celisha Racicot for Gramercy Bistro, North Adams MA //
Flowers: The Flower Gallery, Adams MA //
Rings: Bario Neal, Philadelphia PA //
Custom Ties and Dress Alteration: Frankie Four by Angela Holstrom, Seattle WA //
Invitation & Collateral Design: Benjamin Shown, Seattle WA //
Hair and Makeup: InTouch Day Spa, Williamstown MA //
Bride’s Shoes: L.K. Bennet for BHLDN //
Reception Dress: Tara Jarmon //
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss //

Dedicated to Ben’s parents who unfortunately couldn’t be there on the wedding day, but were definitely there via Skype (see that laptop floating around?)…so glad they could join us in spirit!

  • Nicole - Gorgeous Carina! I must admit I teared up a little. Your work gets stronger and stronger with every invitation you do and wedding you shoot. [Insert smiling dog photo here] Love, NicoleReplyCancel

  • Brian Furbush - Carina! These are so rad, such a beautiful and fun day – thanks for having me along!!ReplyCancel

  • Elly Ganey Ramos - I commented after the first pictures you posted on my awesome nephew and new wonderful niece-in-law’s wedding. Truly truly spectacular I can not can not stop smiling. I wish you were based out here on Long Island NY, I would tell everyone one I know to hire you to capture their life worthy events. Thank you Carina and of course Brian for bringing Ben and Kristen’s wedding to life FOREVER.. Signed a very very overwhelmed aunt.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - Shoe and veil shot! AMAZING, i would like to be friends. Thats all ;)

  • Tammy Mitchel - Absolutely amazing- seriously it gets better and better! Your talent in capturing the essence of each event, and the personality of each couple is above and beyond…. True talent my friend- very proud.ReplyCancel

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