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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!

My Girls

I am a full time photographer, but many of you don’t know I have another part time job.  Its once a week and doesn’t pay anything but it brings me more joy than I can possibly express.   Every Tuesday, I lead a woman’s Christian small group of photographers which we recently named “Spark: Turning Darkness into Light”.   I suggested we start it to two photog friends, Cassi and Amy, who I had just met at the end of last summer, when I started seeing a need for some spiritual support within the wedding photography community.  Its so easy to become isolated for photographers working from home most of the week, and when you are working 7 days a week, its often hard to form a spiritual community elsewhere.  That’s why it made sense to me for a group of women photographers to get together once a week during the day (generally our slow time) to pray together, encourage one another and go deeper in our faith together.  Photography comes up sometimes too ;-)  The group started with 5 ladies and has now grown into a list of 21 different women with our weekly meetings ranging from 7-12 people and continues to grow!   Leading this group has been a blessing beyond anything I could imagine so I wanted to introduce you to a few of the girls who have had a huge impact on me this year…

This is Amy.  A bright silver lining on any cloudy day, this fun girl always says “yes” to life,  and to any question you ask her.   In fact it was her empathic “Yes!” that made me confident to move forward with the group in the first place.   I call her Amy bear, Ames and sometimes boo boo (which we realized we both call our husbands.)  My right hand, Amy is so committed to our  small group rain or shine every week despite her long commute to our meetings from Jersey…

I love moody, pensive, thoughtful pictures, so I had to share this one even though..

this picture captures her personality much better- Amy is always smiling.

Melissa is another chica whose been with us since day one.  She is hard to label and likes it that way.  Spontaneous, decisive, honest and deep only begin to describe the wells of Melissa, who knows what matters to her in life how to prioritize those things.  Getting to know her at a slow but sure pace over the past 6 months has been a true pleasure.  I’ve found her to be a real kindred spirit in many ways.  Probably because we were both INFJs (Myers Briggs, you know I’m obsessed)

 Kristen is another one of our Jersey girls who sadly lives so far away, its hard for her to make it much, but we just love it when she does!   This photo describes her perfectly.   She radiates joy wherever she goes, and can’t help but spread it to all of those around her.   Her child-like honesty and vulnerability make those around her feel free to be real too, a quality that makes her invaluable to a group like ours!

This picture describes Lisa perfectly, as the first words that comes to mind about her are “Fun” and “Colorful.”  That’s exactly what she is!   Lisa always has a funny line at the perfect time, and keeps us all laughing.   What I just love about her is her confidence, independence, her raw honesty and that she not afraid to be herself!

This was our second week having the pleasure of Diane‘s company!  While I still have so much to learn about her, what’s struck me about this Etsy computer software engineer/photographer is her bravery in putting herself out there and being real and honest with people she just met,  her open heart and mind, and the effort she makes encourage other people.

This was Jess’s first week and while I don’t know much about her I do know that this lovely lady is getting married this year, buying her first home and working a new job at the amazing blog Style Me Pretty!  Jess is ambitious, hardworking and has an amazing career a head of her and I am looking forward to getting to know her better!

A little behinds the scenes fun…

The things we do for the shot…

Someone had the idea of getting Kristen up on this ledge…Amy the cheerleader who never says no suggested a cheer leading type lift.  They were successful until they realized she had to turn around.

Remember the Geico commercial where the Lizard looks like he is walking through a grassy field, and instead you find out he’s in some weeds near a parking lot.  That was the story here.  In case you were wondering where we found the grasses in Manhattan, this is where we were.   I don’t know what Lisa is doing, but her hair is pretty much defying gravity which is awesome!

I’m sure anyone who saw us thought we were Paparazzi stalking a celebrity or something…

There are so many other lovely ladies that didn’t make it too the shoot, so I’ll have to do a blog post on them in the future!  Love you Angela, Cassi, Allison, Bethany, Kristy, Christina, Julianne, Judy, Lindsay, Jaine, and Sidney!

 

Kristen Driscoll - March 6, 2013 - 3:24 am

Aw Caroline, this is awesome – thanks! I had a blast yesterday :)

Cambria - March 6, 2013 - 11:55 am

this is too cute!! makes me want to live in nyc so i could join in!

Cassi Claire - March 6, 2013 - 12:30 pm

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I’m sadder than ever that I couldn’t be there! But I had a pretty good excuse haha! Anyway, I hope we can do this again in the spring in some pretty sun dresses!! Maybe Coney Island!? :)

Angela Newton Roy - March 6, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Aww yay! Love this post Caroline! Such a wonderful group of girls and I am so glad to be a part of it. You have such a big heart and I love what you shared about each person. SO bummed I missed yesterday, but we shall have our own photo date soon! This group has made such an impact in my life and I am so grateful!

Christina - March 6, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Awww this is so fun to read and look thru! I’m so happy & grateful to God to be able to call you girls my friends and am making it my mission to get my butt to these meetings weekly!! love you!

Lily - March 6, 2013 - 5:12 pm

What a fun post to read, Caroline! In addition to being a great photographer, you are a wonderful writer!

Sidney Morgan - March 7, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I just love all of these. So sad I had to miss it :(

Santa Barbara Bohemian Bridal Shoot | Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

Last week I had the opportunity to fly to my homeland of California with a handful of my dearest photographer friends for a photography conference in Santa Barbara called Showit United.   Not only were some of my favorite photographers there ready and willing to teach and share, but the Showit team pulled together some lovely stylized shoots for us to learn from and participate in.    Everything from sunrise on the beach and a winery wedding to a sailboat photo shoot!   Expect a lot of prettiness to come your way from California in the next week, but meanwhile I’ll start with my favorite: a bohemian bridal shoot at sunset on the Santa Barbara shore  put together by the gregarious Chad DiBlasio with the lovely Bree modeling.

Cambria - March 4, 2013 - 4:44 pm

These are absolutely stunning! I just became a full time photographer but before i made the jump I followed your blog (and clearly still do!) and love all of your posts! You are such an inspiration :] Keep up the awesome work! -Cambria

admin - March 4, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Cambria- Good for you!!! I’m actually doing a post Wednesday about conquering our fears- I love that you did that! Your work is lovely- keep up the good work! xo Caroline

Alex the Shea - March 5, 2013 - 2:16 am

Good stuff babe! Keep up the good work,

Frost Photography’s Rustic Barn Wood Frames

Wedding photography should not just be about showing up and photographing on the big day –  I am here to be your wedding photography guide from start to finish.   Before the wedding, I assist you with your wedding day scheduling planning to help ensure  a relaxing day with plenty of time for photographs and enjoying family and friends.  In the same way, after  the wedding I don’t just leave you to fend for yourself– Though I make digital files an option for my couples to purchase, I also  want to be there to help you through the process of deciding what heirlooms and art pieces will best serve you, your family and your home decor which is what we do together at our preview party after the wedding!  But more about that later.  I want to introduce you to one of Frost Photography’s newest product lines: our barn wood frames!

One of my favorite products that I am offering brides and grooms this year are my new barn wood frames and fine art prints.  For those of you rustic, earthy, or shabby-chic-loving brides, these frames are the perfect way to share the story of your day.  Printed on textured fine-art paper, with a ripped edge, your image is showcased between two pieces of glass that elegantly show the color or texture of the wall behind it.  Surrounding that are rustic pieces of weathered wood.   A beautiful decoration to any rustic, natural or shabby-chic decor!   I loved them so much, I bought three for my living room with Alex and my wedding pictures. :)

 

Kristen Driscoll - March 4, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Gorgeous!

Your Bride | A Love Song by Mara Measor

 I’ll be by your side, 
Every day through the highs and lows and places in between. 
-Mara Measor
 

It’s so amazing to have a job that focuses on love.  Capturing and telling peoples love stories is what I love to do,  and I realized from talking to Mara Measor that it’s not so different from what a songwriter does.  As Mara told me when I asked her if writing love songs comes natural to her,  “I feel like all songs are love songs. Even if it’s Eminem rapping about his mom, it all comes down to love for something. It might just be love for oneself, or hey, for some people it’s love for illegal substances, but love is just what gets you singing.”

Mara is a dear friend of mine from college who also happens to be an amazing singer/songwriter.   Today, just in time for Valentine’s Day she released a new song called “Your Bride” about a girl envisioning her wedding day.   When she first showed me the song a few weeks a go,  I couldn’t believe how talented and big-voiced my tiny friend is – the song is so sweet, soulful and sincere.  Mara says she is inspired by 60s Soul artists like Otis Redding, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin, as well as folksy lyric-driven artists like Gungor and Mumford and Sons.   Her music combines all those elements with ease creating a fresh, soulful, story-telling works of art!

After just hearing the first verse of “Your Bride”,  I knew I needed to have it on my website!  What I love about it although the eager bride imagines the setting, the weather, and the people watching as many brides do, she also looks forward to the journey of facing all the mountains and valleys of life together with her love.  The playful, sweet, wedding-focused lyrics as well as the soft, relaxed style fit so well with the mood I want my site to have, that I HAD to have the song.   I offered Mara money, cookies, and my eternal service, but she graciously gifted me the rights to use the song on my website once she officially released it, which is today!  So you should all head over and hear it at www.carolinefrostphotography.com, but not until you’ve liked Mara’s Facebook page and download the mp3 free!

Go indulge yourself in a love song- it is Valentine’s Day after all!  Plus, all you brides-to-be,  this would make a great first dance or wedding slideshow song!

Amy Rizzuto - February 14, 2013 - 1:08 pm

I love this song so much! Beautiful!

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