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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!

Published | New York Magazine Listing

Have you ever noticed how NyQuil gives you a worse hangover than anything? I feel like I don’t know my name this morning, so forgive me if this post ends up being Hangover Part IV without Bradley Cooper (yes that would be a flop).   I’ve been trying to get plenty of rest and kick this three-week-old cold in the butt before we leave for Jamaica tomorrow!

That was a little Friday randomness for you, now onto the point… I just wanted to share with the blogosphere some good news- we’ve been listed as a choice wedding photographer in New York Wedding Magazine’s Summer issue!   How does one get listed in NY Wedding Magazine you ask?  Good question,  I have no idea!!!  All I know is I reached out to an editor there asking how to submit weddings, and how much it was to purchase an ad (the answer, by the way, was your entire life savings and your right arm).   I asked if the photography listings were sold or editorially selected and she told me editorial.    A few weeks later, I get a call from the Magazine interviewing me for a little blurb for a new york wedding photographer listing in their magazine!  This week, this glossy beauty arrived for me in the mail with my name in it, as if by magic!

Honestly though,  I am so excited and honored, even though it’s just a tiny little blurb next to a million other amazing photographers, it somehow makes my heart leap, and makes me feel that everything I’ve been working towards the last 2 years is legitimized.

Yes, my name is in red because I’m the best.  Okay no, they do that for all their newest listings…

Have a great weekend!!

xo

Caroline

Christina Blanarovich - March 15, 2013 - 11:29 am

HOT DIGGITY DOG GIRL!!!!!! (I watch too much Disney Junior, sorry) – THIS IS AMAZING. And yes, I am shouting!

Lily - March 15, 2013 - 12:04 pm

CONGRATULATIONS CARE!!!! I’m so proud of you :)

Kristen Driscoll - March 17, 2013 - 10:50 am

That’s so awesome! :) Congrats!

Santa Barbara Sunrise Beach Bridal Session

Just wanted to share another fun shoot from my travels to California.  Though Santa Barbara was certainly a lovely place to have a photography conference,  and  I was able to find a few peaceful moments (like seeing dolphins from the beach after breakfast-breath-taking), my week in Santa Barbara was for the most part so jam-packed that I barely felt I could catch my breath.  From parties that went late into the night, to sunrise photo shoots on the beach (you know us photographers weren’t going to miss a moment of beautiful light on our trip even if it meant getting up at 4:30 AM) we barely ever stopped.   But it was worth it all for these amazing images.  Thank you to the Photography Smiths for leading this beautiful sunrise beach bridal session!

It began with some soft light from the sky before the sun had risen-

The pre-sunset light felt so dreamy and whimsical on the beach – if she had red hair I’d think of Ariel!

Soon the sun peeked out its pretty little head over the end of the beach.  Love her sweet smile!

Though I love back-lit photos, the light and airy feel they give, soft morning or evening light also allows for flattering direct sunlight shots since the light is not yet too high and too harsh-

Love this playful image-

What Would You Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail?

One year for Christmas, when I was no more than 12, my Dad gave me a paperweight.  What does a 12-year-old (or anyone for that matter) need with a paperweight? It is your standard, run of the mill, don’t-know-what-to-get-for-my-boss Christmas gift.  And yet though moving 6 times in the last 6 years has forced me to give away many cherished things, this paperweight has stayed with me all this time.

Perhaps it’s because it asks a question instead of stating a truth.  A question that begs you to dig deep inside of yourself, to find what makes you happy and to run after it free from fear.   I think we all carry fear when it comes to our dreams.  A fear that makes us hesitate when someone asks us what we want to do with our life.  Do we answer truthfully?  No, for the fear of being told its impossible we play down our dream, packaging it in a way that others will think is realistic -that we think sound reasonable.   Even in our prayers we are afraid to tell God what we really want, never thinking that if we do, He just might give it to us!  I remember being just out of college looking for a job and I wanted so badly to pray, but almost thought it would be silly, “God, I want a job that allows me at the same time to be creative and technical.  To be able to work with people, but not always be surrounded by them, to make good money in a creative field.  To be able to be my own boss.”   They seemed to be contradictions to silly to utter, but I knew what I wanted and God did too, though I was too scared to ask him for a long time.   Shortly after I finally was able to vocalize the desires of my heart, He gave me every one of those things.  Something I so often forget is that Matt 7:7 says “Ask and it will be given to you” not “hope and it will given to you or “think it and it will be given to you.”

When I suffocating at my desk job, I wanted to become a wedding photographer so bad, but fear kept me from saying it, fear kept me from asking, fear kept me from running.   Fear that if I picked up that camera and did everything I could to achieve my dream, that it still might not happen.   Fear that all of that work could be for nothing, and worst of all that I would be defeated and a failure.   But failure is not trying and meeting obstacles, real failure is never trying at all.   So ask yourself, what would YOU do, if you knew you could not fail?  Guess what- you can’t fail unless you try, so GO!

Thank you Melissa of MLKL Photo for the first two images of me and Amy Rizzuto for the second! :) xoxo

 

Katy von Kuhn - March 11, 2013 - 11:43 am

Caroline,
I love this. This is hitting me at the exact right time, too! I love your honesty, and am so thankful to JESUS that Frost Photography has turned into a thriving business for you. Bless you, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing!

Douglas Graham - March 11, 2013 - 11:11 pm

Caroline,

I love this! Absolutely brilliant. :)

stacy squires - March 16, 2013 - 8:13 pm

Caroline,
this is an enspiring and beautifully written testimony from the heart. Well done!!! :)

Sunstone Winery Wedding Shoot | Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

There are three reasons California is my favorite place in the world (though I love to travel): the variety of landscape and abundance of nature,  the laid back people, and the wine.   Growing up an hour away from Napa and the daughter of big wine-drinkers, I was practically nursed on Napa wine!   Needless to say I did not pass up the opportunity while in Santa Barbara to be a part of a sunrise winery wedding shoot led by Mike Larson, a renowned winery and estate wedding photographer in southern California.  The Sunstone Winery was built by a family of wine-lovers whose vision for the place was inspired by the French countryside    To achieve this look they built the entire place out of discarded stones of ruined buildings in France.  Grab a glass of Chardonnay and enjoy the loveliness!

The morning started with a soft, romantic (albeit freezing) fog

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The amazing Mike Larson, a talented wedding photographer of 15 years.  I don’t know that I’ve met anyone else in the industry who has been doing it that long- his philosophy on life and the photography business was a quite an inspiration to me.

Kristen Driscoll - March 8, 2013 - 9:10 am

Stunning!

Kelly H - March 8, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Beautiful images Caroline. Love the landscape one with the clouds.

stacy squires - March 13, 2013 - 1:09 am

very cool and professional……as usual :)

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