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  • Meet Caroline

    A few things you should know about me...I am passionate about creating wedding photos that are natural, romantic and timeless. My approach to portrait time is to create timeless imagery that captures you two and your unique love in an honest, but gorgeously composed way that looks almost candid. Not a model? No problem! I believe it's a photographer's job, not yours to help you look and feel comfortable in front of the camera! I work in both medium format film and some digital. Film because of its beautiful, soft, fine art qualities and perfect skin tones, and digital because of it's reliability in low light situations.

    In my spare time I read, write poetry, music and mentor other women. Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and my drink of choice is a French 75.

    But enough about me... I look forward to hearing more about you and your wedding plans!

Cold Spring Country Club Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

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I am a complete sucker all that is vintage, old-world, and classic and with my Downtown Abbey obsession, my passion has been particularly zeroed in on the gilded high society of the 1920’s.  Needless to say, I was dying with excitement in anticipation of Holly and Sam’s 1920’s inspired wedding.  Holly and Sam fittingly referred to it as their Great Gatsby Wedding – made all the more perfect given the location of their wedding: Long Island where the story takes place.  Although unlike Gatsby whose self-sacrificing love is unrequited and unappreciated in the time and world he is in,  Holly and Sam’s love story has a happy ending.  The backdrop for their gorgeous day was Cold Spring Country Club, which rests in the shadow of Oheka Castle’s opulent exterior.  They pulled together such a perfect day which was not surprising with an amazingly talented bride like Holly who works in special events.  The ballroom was  filled with the most beautiful touches from gold-painted roses in the centerpieces to a spectacular, bejeweled, Art Deco cake which I was obsessively photographing for 10 minutes before my second shooter was like, ” I think you got it!”

Speeches are one of my favorite parts of the night because it’s an insight into my couples’ lives and the impact they’ve made on those around them.   I said it before after their engagement shoot, but from our short time together I really got the sense that Sam and Holly are such beautiful people inside and out.   My suspicions about them were confirmed by what their friends and family had to say about them in their speeches.  Sam’s brother’s moving speech about what a great brother Sam was moved their father to tears.   Holly’s dad and cousin reiterated what blessing she’s been in their lives.  It was such a perfect night full of lots of beauty, love,  joy and laughter, and I feel so fortunate that I got to be there to capture every smile and every tear of joy.

Thank you Mekina for the beautiful images you took second shootin and Kristy my faithful and organized assistant for all your hard work that day.

 

Photography by New York Wedding Photographer Caroline Frost

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Jane DeChristopher - January 8, 2014 - 4:33 pm

These are beautiful Caroline!

Bryant Park Grill Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

Being a New York wedding photographer is such a unique profession.  You come into people’s lives for a year or so throughout the engagement, and then join them  in every moment of the biggest day of their lives, essentially becoming a part of the family for just one day.  A wedding is a concentrated look into someone’s life and family that you couldn’t get in any other way.   I feel so honored that each of my couples invite me to be a part of their lives in this way.   And yet I am there with a purpose: to create stunning photographs and capture amazing moments.  While I love every wedding, there are four elements that make a wedding day for me as a photographer:  warm and friendly people,   raw emotion,  a beautiful setting, and an awesome dance party.    This wedding had all four.  Jill and I realized in our first meeting that we have a similar style, and truly,  if I had an NYC wedding,  I would have wanted it to look just like this.  Jill and James stunning wedding was all at once a celebration of the beautiful urban landscape with the midtown skyscraper views, an ode to old world New York architecture with the stunning New York Public Library backdrop and a secret garden ceremony on the Bryant Park Grill‘s rooftop tucked away from the busy metropolis amongst the tress.  The gorgeous florals by Anne at Blade NYC  transformed the Bryant Park Grill into even more of a secret garden atmosphere

And yet for pulling of such a gorgeous wedding,  it was a wonder that neither James or Jill showed any signs of anxiety  or stress  on their wedding day.  Instead, they each seemed  to soak up and enjoy every minute together with their friends and family recognizing so astutely that a wedding day isn’t just a fancy party, but a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of their commitment to love each other through thick and thin.  You can tell a lot about a person from their friends, and Jill and James had a lot of friends  to spare.  With nine bridesmaids and groomsman each you would have thought the day to be chaotic, but all of their friends were so kind, helpful, and supporting of their two dear friends that were getting married.

Those things would have been enough to make this the perfect wedding, but the dancing portion of the evening was incredible as well.   James and Jill’s reception has to be one of the wildest wedding receptions I’ve been too.   Not only was the groom thrown into the air several times flat on his back, but so was one of the talented band singers from Hank Lane Music, who like a pro just kept on singing as if nothing was happening.

It was an amazing night.

Thank you to Sidney and Kristy for your invaluable help that day.  So grateful for both of you!

jaine {brklyn view photography} - December 5, 2013 - 7:13 pm

absolutely gorgeous. love this wedding!! xo

One on One Mentoring Sessions with Caroline Frost

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be all we know we could be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m excited to announce that I’m now offering one-on-one business and photography mentoring sessions. Whether you are trying to figure out how to get your business off the ground, or feeling a bit stuck in some areas of the business you’ve already built, I’m here to help. Learn more at my brand new website just for photographers!

When I was thinking about my goals for this winter, it took me back to another winter several years ago, a winter full of challenges.   That winter I had desperately quit my desk job with just a dream and zero weddings booked for the year.  But I knew I had to follow my passion even if it meant dipping into savings.  But I never had to.

I learned a lot of hard lessons that year, but I got my business off the ground.  By the second year I was grossing far over six figures and pulling in a bigger salary than I ever had in my life all while doing something I love.  A long the way, I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot of hard lessons and that’s why I’m here today.  I want to do one on one mentoring because it combines my passions for photography and business with two of my other biggest passions: connecting with people one on one, helping them get where they are going.

One on one mentoring sessions are an opportunity to connect with and learn from someone who has been where you are and can offer some guidance.  I’m not trying to force my journey on you, but help you on yours, so you choose the topics from any array of business and photography topics.  See topic ideas and learn more about this exciting opportunity at my new website HERE.

Caroline’s Choice Vendors | Bands | Hank Lane Music

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing two weddings now that were entertained by the talent of Hank Lane, one of the best bands in New York City.   What I LOVE about this band is that not only are they amazing at all kinds of covers from pop hits to rap and r&b to the classics like Sinatra and Billy Joel, but they also have the skill of turning any wedding reception an awesome dance party.  When have you ever seen a wedding band singer crowd-surfing and being thrown into the air while continuing to sing?  The Hank Lane singers insert themselves into the crowd and become part of the party.  With Hank Lane it’s music and entertainment wrapped up into one. Brides, if you don’t have a wedding band for your NYC or Long Island wedding yet, check these guys out!

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