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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!

Sonoma Mission Wedding | New York and California Destination Wedding Photographer

I feel so honored that Mikey and Iona asked me to travel across the country, from New York to my home state of California to photograph this backyard beauty.  Their wedding day was perfection in every way, and couldn’t have been any more Californian.   It began at the historic Sonoma Mission where Mikey and Iona said their vows inside the painted adobe chapel.   Their reception took place in Iona parents’ backyard where twinkle lights were strung between the two large willows that anchored the yard around the pool, sprinkled with floating candles.

It doesn’t often rain in California in the summer, so tents are rarely rented for an outdoor wedding and this wedding was no exception.  But Murphy’s law almost had it’s say that day, because as I drove up to Sonoma from San Fransisco that morning, it was pouring rain.  I prayed for a miracle.  The rain persisted as I arrived at her parents house to check out the space in advance.  It continued as I drove over to the Mission to see the ceremony space, and it was still deluging when I stopped for a bite to eat before heading over to her hotel.   It was starting to subside as I walked up to Iona’s hotel room porch, but as I raised my camera to take my first photos of her getting her make up on, the sun actually peeked out from behind a cloud and stayed out until sunset, which provided Mikey and Iona with a clear sky for the full moon rising over their first dance.

If I had to describe Mikey and Iona’s love in one word it would be “inviting.”  I can’t explain it any other way.  They seem so at rest in themselves and at rest in each other’s presence that whether they are together alone or  together with others they are at peace.   Another person introduced into their company is neither a burden or a threat to that peace,  but is simply invited into it.     It’s one thing for a couple to be like that in general, but to be like that on a day as hectic as your wedding day, it was clear that their inner peace runs deep.

I love how their laid-back, free-spirited personalities were reflected in little ways throughout their wedding.  Their choices of burlap runners, wildflowers,  and nude mix-matched bridesmaid dresses only scratch the surface.  My favorite uniquely Iona and Mikey touch was their first dance to Bob Marley’s “One Love” under the willow tree full of twinkle lights.  They and their friends  and family kept the dance floor filled to overflowing throughout the night as the moon rose higher and higher shining its blessing on the happy couple and their future lives together.

Thank you to Iona and Mikey for trusting me to capture such an epic day of their lives and for putting me so at ease and thank you to Cherie for being such an invaluable assistant throughout the day.

Riette Kruger - November 12, 2013 - 11:17 am

absolutely beautiful! great job! :)

Jessica Simons - November 12, 2013 - 12:43 pm

Gorgeous! Love your ceremony shots—they really capture the feeling of those moments.

Laura Yang - November 12, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Michale Mccleary-Crumly - November 12, 2013 - 3:57 pm

These are amazing and so Californian!

Cherie M. Murashige - November 12, 2013 - 6:24 pm

Beautiful, Caroline! Loved shooting this wedding with you- I hope you get this published because it’s GORGEOUS! :) Congrats again to Mikey and Iona!

Sabrina Fields - November 12, 2013 - 7:31 pm

These are so so beautiful, Caroline!!! What a gorgeous wedding and couple!

Michelle Clemente-Lange - November 13, 2013 - 11:57 am

Absolutely breathtaking Caroline!

Lanye Bush - June 5, 2014 - 10:57 am

This is pure gorgeousness Caroline! Stunning bride, beautiful wedding…everything is just perfect!

Suanne and Perry | New York Wedding Photographer

My second shooter Sidney captured so beautifully the simultaneous agony and excitement Perry must have been feeling waiting for Suanne to arrive for their first look. 

First looks can be such a special moment of the day, when the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day and share their excitement in a private, intimate moment.   Suanne confessed to me later that it was her favorite part of the day: seeing Perry for the first time and having a few stolen minutes of quiet with him before the craziness of the day kicked into high gear.   Their first look pictures make me tear up every time.

Suanne and Perry make my face hurt. Because throughout their wedding, their first look, their ceremony and first dance, and then afterwards editing and designing their album spreads, I couldn’t stop smiling and frankly, wincing in an attempt holding back happy tears for this sweet, sweet couple.  Friends of Alex’s from NYU, I got to know Suanne and Perry a lot better over the past  year from shooting their West Village Engagement session, to meeting up to discuss all their finalized wedding plans and the occasional Astoria brunch when Alex and I were still in the neighborhood.   Suanne wears her heart on her sleeve, and so it was clear that her heart was exploding with joy on her wedding day, but even Perry who wears his heart a little closer could hardly hide his feelings as he saw Suanne for the first time at their first look.  Even later when he saw her walking down the aisle, he was hardly able to contain tears of joy.  And it was that pure, sincere, unaffected joy that each of them had in being with each other and celebrating with friends and family that made it such a pleasure to photograph their wedding.  Something about every image from this wedding day screams “This is what marriage and weddings are really about” and it just plain makes me smile!  Congrats again Suanne and Perry I know you’ll have a long happy life together.  And thank you to my second shooter Sidney who was an amazing help throughout the day and got some priceless images.

Michelle - November 9, 2013 - 5:43 am

Gorgeous! That one with the detail from the veil placed over her face… especially love!

Ryan and Jenny Central Park | New York Wedding Photographer

It’s really hard to get tired of Central Park or of photographing an adorably sweet couple like Ryan and Jenny.   Thankfully the fun isn’t over and I get to photograph the gorgeous wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay next summer!  I know willow trees have kind of become a thing for me (it’s been said), but 1. I just love how much you can do with them from every angle 2. I love the texture 3. I just love what a clean romantic background they make for focusing in on the real emotion between a couple as in love as Jenny and Ryan are.  A small breeze helped make it extra special and romantic.  I just loved how much these images capture their sweet love.

Napa Valley Wedding at the Jose Villa Workshop | New York and California Wedding Photographer

I’m so excited to show you some more of my film scans from the epic Jose Villa workshop I attended in September.  If you are wondering how this couple is soooo pretty AND so in love,  Lindsey and Nate are a real couple – a wedding photography team,  who volunteered to model for the Jose Villa Workshop.    Laurie Aarons pulled together a beautiful, flawless fake wedding for us to shoot and after it was all over, we got to sit at the gorgeous place settings (did you see my name on one of the acorn escort cards?)  and eat like guests at one of her luxurious weddings.   The florals by Ariella Chezar were to die for, so romantic and unique, and guess what all of you brides who are drooling over them?  She is based here in NYC! The shoot was set up in the perfect way for the 20 workshop attendees to share everything.  We were split into ten teams of two and got to switch between different stations which included the table,  two couples, the invitation, the boutonnieres etc… My teammate Shaudi were lucky and I got to this couple just as the sun was setting and got to use that magical light to create some lovely portraits.

 

Thank you to all these wonderful vendors for pulling together an amazing day.

Venue: Aetna Springs | Photography: Caroline Frost Photography | Planning: Laurie Arons of Laurie Arons Special Events| Hair and Makeup: Mar Romero of Team Hair and Makeup | Image Development: Richard Photo Lab | Styling: Summer of Grey Likes Weddings | Florals by Ariella Chezar Floral and Event Design

 

Mal Ricci - October 18, 2013 - 4:15 pm

These photos are to die for! They are stunning!! Love them!

Judypak - October 19, 2013 - 8:45 am

Caroline, these are incredibly beautiful! Great job!!!

Vanderlan de Sousa - November 16, 2013 - 1:49 pm

luxuoso

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