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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!

Daniel And Elizabeth Engaged | New York Wedding Photographer

It’s a drizzly day in NYC today, just like it was the day of this engagement session, but with the wedding only a month away, the show had to go on and we decided to have the session anyway.   I must say that my beloved Central Park in the rain is all the more lovely.  With almost no one there, freshness on the air, and water droplets on the flowers, Central Park felt like my personal Eden and I resolved to visit it on rainy days more often.

This is the setting I was given in which to capture the  love story of Daniel and Elizabeth.  Central Park has special significance for this Upper West Side couple:  they’ve made a habit of taking long walks through the park together, a wise investment into their relationship.   In fact, they clearly stuck gold with this idea, because I have to say that Alex and I have started taking more walks together since we moved to the Upper West Side and it’s done wonders for our relationship as well.  With no computers, TV or to-do list to distract from conversation, we’ve had some of our best talks walking around our neighborhood or through the park on weeknight evenings and lazy Saturday afternoons.

Though the rain clouds provided some beautiful light diffusion for us at the start of the session, the sun was kind enough to pop out just a few minutes into our session for some gorgeous back-light.  I spent a few fun hours in the park with these lovebirds and it produced some lovely images of the two enjoying the park as they do.   Elizabeth and Daniel are tying the knot at the New York Botanical Garden this Sunday.

All images by New York wedding photographer, Caroline Frost

New York Wedding Photographer | Jennifer and Jean Noel

Jennifer and Jean Noel were my first wedding of 2013, and what a great way to kick off the year!  Married at the Roosevelt hotel on a beautiful mid-April day, their wedding took the words “romantic,” “heartwarming,” and “joyful” to new heights.   Weddings are all about love, and when you see the love of a couple radiating out and captivating their friends and families as well, that is a powerful love.   This wedding was almost just as much about celebrating two people coming together as it was two families and cultures coming together.   It began with Jennifer getting ready at the Roosevelt Hotel, her nervous excitement well contained under her sweet smile.   The ceremony was filled with traditional elements, but Jennifer and Jean Noel were not afraid to bring their personalities to it.   From incorporating Beatles covers into their ceremony, to speaking to each other personal vows, the ceremony had the guests captivated.   The personal, and moving moments of this wedding are too many to tell:  Jean Noel’s vows “I once was scared to be married, now I’m scared to live without you”  (I cried);  all of Jean Noel’s family and friends singing along to their first dance song, “La Vie En Rose,”; and Jennifer’s Irish father’s toast where he pronounced that  “So Jean-Noel is really an Irishman!”  Each family made a concentrated effort to make the other feel included, giving their speeches in both French and English, even when it was a struggle!   Jennifer’s brother, her “man of honor,”  admitted in his toast that the only French words he knew were “au revoir”, “rendezvous,” and “croissant,” and jokingly attempted to pronounce each word in his best French accent, which had Jean Noel’s relatives in hysterics.  After dancing the night away, the guests joined in a traditional wedding dance from Brittany, France.

 

Jennifer, you are a knockout!

Jennifer and Jean Noel danced their first dance to “La Vie en Rose.”  One of the most special moments of  the night was when all the French guests joined in singing a long, in this picture both Jennifer and Jean Noel’s closest family members are embracing and swaying to the music as they watched these two that they love dance their first dance.

I want Alex and I to be just like Jennifer’s parents when we “grow up”:  still in love and dancing after many years of marriage!

Traditional Brittany dance, many of the American guests did not hesitate to join in!
Photography by New York wedding photographer Caroline Frost

Jane DeChristopher - May 31, 2013 - 4:05 pm

Yet another gorgeous photo shoot Caroline!

Frost Photography - June 2, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Thank you Jane!

Hannah - June 5, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Very beautiful photos! I loved her dress and the flowers they were so pretty. The photos outside were my favorites!

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Guastavino’s Wedding | New York City Wedding Photographer

As Jenna’s sister and maid of honor said in her toast, “Jenna is a girl who knows what she wants.”  What she wanted is Mike.  As Mike’s brother and best man said of him in his toast, ” Mike only wants the best, perfection.”  For him, Jenna is the best – perfection.   Together they are an NYC power couple whose friends and family well know they will do whatever they set their minds to.   Unstoppable and inseparable.

Their wedding was pure magic that only an NYC wedding can conjure:  the elegant gowns and tuxes, the arched tiled ceilings, the towering flowers, but most of all the genuine emotions that emerged from both Jenna and Mike throughout the day.   I remember crying through most of my wedding, down the aisle and right through the ceremony.  I also am the kind of person who is constantly crying at books, movies, sometimes even commercials.  So I do love to see I’m not the only one who has that reaction. While Jenna doesn’t strike me as someone who cries at cellphone commercials like I do,  even she couldn’t hold back how she felt about Mike’s letter,  walking down the aisle, and dancing with her Father.  And Mike, his smile has never beamed so wide.

Both of their families were a joy, and their friends knew how to keep the dance floor alive.   The night full of love and a lot of fun –  it was such an honor to be a part of Jenna and Mike’s big day.

Thank you to Christina and Julieanne for their incredible second shooting and assistance throughout the day.  You ladies are amazing!

Jenna got ready at the W hotel which was a gorgeous backdrop for her stunning dress and shoes.


So gorgeous Jenna!!! Doesn’t she look like Cinderella incarnate?

Mike wrote Jenna a letter on their wedding day

Mike got ready at their place which was only a few blocks from the church.  Christina captured some awesome portraits of Mike there.

Jenna and Mike opted to do a “first look” in Battery Park.  This precious moment when he’s laughing, Jenna had asked him “Are you nervous?” 
Can you believe this is in New York City?

Their wedding was at St Peters, the oldest Parish in New York City.

For anyone who says a first look means you lose the emotion of walking down the aisle, I give you Jenna and Mike:

Jenna told me before the wedding that “This day is mostly about my Nonna.”

Gustavino’s is a gorgeous wedding venue tucked neatly under the Queensboro bridge.

Fitting to her dress, Jenna and her Dad danced to “Cinderella” by Stephen Curtis Chapman.  Though no words can describe how special this father/daughter dance was, maybe these images can.

Jenna and Mike and all their friends really know how to have fun
At the end of the night Jenna changed dresses and and she and her father danced “The Hustle!”
So glad we had a moment to grab this shot of three of my couples for 2013 and me all together at Jenna’s wedding.  The fun thing about booking weddings from referrals is you get to see your clients again throughout the year at each others’ weddings!

New York City Wedding Photographer: Caroline Frost

Venue: Gustavino’s

Kristen Driscoll - May 19, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Gorgeous work, Caroline. Such beautiful captures <3

Jenna Amicucci - May 20, 2013 - 11:21 am

Caroline, this was so sweet! And FYI, I dont look it, but Im a cryer…..cried reading your messages! xoxoxo

THANKS SO MUCH!

admin - May 20, 2013 - 11:30 am

Haha, I love it Jenna!!!!! Criers unite! xo Caroline

Julieanne - May 20, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Amazing work!

Teresa DeChristopher - May 22, 2013 - 10:05 am

Caroline, the shots are OUTSTANDING. You captured all of the emotions of the day beautifully and brought me right back there. Jenna & Mike – beautiful! xoxo

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Family Session Auction Winners + Giving Back

It’s a part of Alex and my personal values to give,  so I’ve built Frost Photography on the same values and  a minimum 10% of all Frost Photography revenue is given to charity.  I talked in the past a bit about where a  lot of that goes- to one of my favorite charities, New Day For Children,  a home for recovering victims of trafficking.   Recently, we donated a family session to an auction that our church held to raise money for its outreach programs.   I no longer offer family sessions to the public, as I’m primarily a wedding and engagement photographer, but I wanted to just share a few images of this sweet sweet family who won the session and their cute as a button three-year-old son!

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