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gina + mike | carnegie institute for science

At the end of September, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Gina and Mike’s wedding celebration in DC.  The couple was married at the Dahlgren Chapel on Georgetown’s campus, and the had a beautiful reception at the Carnegie Institute for Science.  I had such a wonderful time photographing the event!

I’ve loved getting to know Gina and Mike.  They’re both so sweet, and when they described their wedding day during our engagement shoot earlier this year, I knew it was going to be lovely.  Gina worked so hard to incorporate the most beautiful details!  Their venue was just gorgeous, and I loved capturing the reception for this event because everyone was having such a blast.  It was the perfect way to end their wedding day.

When I met Gina early in the day, her Alfredo Angelo wedding dress and Jimmy Choo’s made me so happy! (Gina actually made some special alterations to her wedding dress, so it was truly an original.)

This is one of my favorites.  Gina, you’re so gorgeous!


I can’t handle how gorgeous Gina’s dress looks in this photo…

Gina surprised Mike with a groom’s cake that looked like a huge Reese’s cup.  It was awesome!  It also (literally) set off the fire alarm!

One more…

Gina and Mike: I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to be a part of your day!  I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

Wedding Planner: Karla Mitchell with Kelley Cannon Events

Caterer: Sodexo Catering

Flowers: Yvette Prather of BLOM

Baker: Cake by Kimbery McDonald of Simply Desserts

DJ: Tod Greene

Makeup: Julienne Moore of Bang Salon

Hair: Andrea of Bang Salon


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7 responses to “gina + mike | carnegie institute for science”

  1. Susan says:

    Simply stunning work, Kristen! (I can’t get over the dress – it’s amazing!)

  2. I had the absolute pleasure to work with Gina and Mike on their floral designs for their wedding.Kristen you captured the absolute beauty and warmth of this wonderful couple.These photos are amazing.

  3. Amy Martin says:

    LOVE her dress.! Love the photo location with the stairs… beautiful! :)

  4. Lauren says:

    Kris, these are beautiful! i LOVE her dress! And that first dance photo is amazing…I think my favorite may be them kissing at the balcony. perfect.

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  6. ali says:

    these are beautiful! what an awesome dress. your work is stunning as always! :)

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