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Kate and Scott Engaged | New York Engagement Photographer

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Kate and Scott are finally tying the knot in Greenwich, CT in just a few weeks!  I’m so excited to be photographing their big day.  This is a little teaser from their engagement session last year.  I just love this film image of them snuggling in front of the NYC waterline while the sun sets over the Hudson river behind them.

A Central Park Engagement Session | New York Engagement Photographer

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Sigh.  Film just has a way of making me fall in love with photography all over again.  Kind of like this sweet couple makes me fall in love with love all over again!  When Sharon and Rohit booked their late March central park engagement session with me last fall, I’m sure she didn’t expect the temperatures to be below freezing and the grass to still be brown- but they were brave little subjects and we were able to get some beautiful images.  Because despite the frigid temperatures, the sun came out that day for the first time in a week and made for some lovely film images.  I’m now shooting all outdoor engagement sessions in 100% film and it’s been so much fun!

Favorite Things Fridays | My Prospective Client Information Kit

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My single piece of advice to wedding photographers whenever they are pursuing a branding project is: hire a professional to do all your design.  They can help you take whatever vision you might have to the next level.

When I approached my friend Sofia Whiddon, an excellent graphic design artist, to design me an information kit for prospective clients,  my goal was a simple folder with a custom designed contract, info-sheet and price list.  I also wanted to include a fun little gift of four postcards, each showcasing a portrait of a wedding or engagement image in every season.  Sofia, who I can always count on to be creative, unique and attentive to detail, took my ideas to the next level.  To each postcard she gave unique little details.  The pattern on the back of each postcard is inspired by different fabrics (to fit the season captured in the picture) and instead of just adding a simple box to indicate where the stamp and logo should go she even created the illusion of the fabric fraying away.  Sofia even managed to make the contract look fun with tabs and unique folding.   I love her new design for my business cards as well- the torn paper is such a subtle representation of the natural, timeless, romantic vibe I want to showcase in my brand.  I’m so grateful for Sofia for making my dreams come to life more beautifully than I could have imagined!

Scott O'Malley - March 22, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Looks great Caroline!

Susannah Gill - March 24, 2014 - 2:34 pm

How beautiful Caroline!!

Studio 450 | NYC Winter Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

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Weddings are ultimately about love, and not just the couple’s love for each other, but also their family and friend’s love for them.  Lauren and David’s wedding was full of love overflowing from every direction.  Not only could they hardly contain their love for each other all day (making every photo gush-worthy) but they were also surrounded the most supportive and loving group of friends and family.  All day, I was swept up into the emotion and romance of this gorgeous New York City wedding.  Couples like Lauren and David make my job easy and so much fun.  From their estatic first look, to Lauren and her father’s special glance before he walked her down the aisle, to the emotional parent dances, I felt so honored and blessed just to be a witness to every minute of it.   Fluffy snowflakes seemed to shed their blessing on David and Lauren’s wedding day, falling all morning and afternoon and softening images of a city that can sometimes appear hard and unfeeling.

Lauren and David thought of every detail that might make their wedding more fun and unique for their guests, which I fully expected after their creative and fun engagement session.   Before the wedding, out of town guests were greeted with creative gift bags full of all kinds of NYC goodies and useful knick knacks.  In their lovely getting ready suite at the iconic Carlton Hotel .  After a lovely, tear-inducing, ceremony at the Church of the Incarnation and a magnificent sparkler exit,  Lauren and David had double-decker NYC tour buses waiting outside, ready to take guests to the reception.  The festivities culminated at the reception at Studio 450, an incredible loft space in New York City bedecked with show-stopping flowers by Michael George, where their guests were spoiled with amazing food by Relish,  jalapeno margaritas (in honor of their honeymoon to Mexico),  a cigar bar for an after-dinner smoke and late night pizza delivery for the guests who worked up their appetite dancing.   Lauren and David’s personal touches were on everything throughout the wedding day.  Their cake topper allowed them to include their pug and a little school pride in the wedding, and even the fur coat Lauren wore was her grandmother’s.

And despite their incredible attention to the detail and aesthetic, it was obvious to me that they never lost sight of the sacredness of that day and the reason they were there.  I was so amazed at how they were able to let go and fully enjoy their wedding day and all of the special moments it brought to them.  I’m sure this is largely in thanks to their excellent choice in hiring an amazing day of coordinator: Milestone Events by Kristy.

Lauren and David’s wedding day was so much fun to be a part of, I would photograph it all over again.   In addition to all the above reason, it was also such a joy to photograph a wedding with one of my closest friends: Amy Rizzuto.   Not only is she a fun presence to have around in every situation, but she also did an amazing job of looking creatively at every situation and anticipating special moments.

All images are Copyright of New York Wedding Photographer Caroline Frost

Hair: Giselle Macri

Make Up: Make Up By Erin

Venue: Studio 450

Ceremony: Church of the Incarnation

Cake: Magnolia Bakery

Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Bridesmaid Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar

Bridal Robe: Girl With A Serious Dream

Wedding Gown: Enzoani

Invitations: Bella Figura

Wedding Signage: Paper Tangent

Cake Topper: Clayphory

Vintage Postage: Verde Studio

Alicia Swedenborg - March 13, 2014 - 5:17 pm

oh, i love these caroline!! Lauren must have been freezing but so worth it – those street photos are to die for!

Leandra - March 13, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Caroline!!!!! These pictures are so gorgeous! Awesome job! :)

Amy Rizzuto - March 13, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Beautiful job Caroline! I had so much fun capturing Lauren and David’s winter wedding with you. You did an incredible job capturing their love for each other and I can’t wait to work together again!

Valerie Kortleven Groovenhoff - March 13, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Amazing pictures. Love the bride dress and the black n white photos

Susan Weber - March 13, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Caroline you did an amazing job of capturing the beauty, the fun and the attention to detail that made this wedding so special

Mekina Saylor - March 14, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Absolutely Stunning! You and Amy captured the wedding beautifully!

Julieanne Prevete - March 15, 2014 - 2:35 am

Love it! Great job ladies!

Denver Photographer - March 17, 2014 - 9:08 pm

I love all the bridal portraits, the lighting is fantastic! Great work!

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