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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!

Dan and Liliana’s Normandy Farm Hotel Wedding

My adventures last Friday took this New York wedding photographer all the way to the small towns of Conshohocken (don’t worry,  I can’t pronounce it either) and Blue Bell in Pennsylvania where I captured the wedding day of Dan and Liliana.  Remember the rainy day shoot on the high line – the couple with the football?  That was them!  They were one of my earliest engagement shoots and my last wedding of 2012 (for now).   It’s so amazing to be able to look at the the journey from meeting a couple, to shooting their engagement, to meeting again to talk about wedding details and then the big day one year from when we started- its just unreal! By the time of the wedding day, I feel like I’m capturing the wedding of old friends.

What can I say about this sweet, sweet couple who I’ve gotten to know a little bit the past year?  I’ve never met two such hospitable people anywhere ever!  The entire day Liliana was offering me food, champagne, water, and Philly’s soft pretzels as though she didn’t have a million other things to worry about- and Dan was the same way.  “You HAVE to try this cake,” he said to me during the cake cutting.  I’m supposed to be the invisible photographer- what are you doing talking to me during your cake cutting?! ;-)

Even though there were a few little hiccups on the day, like the electricity in the church going out delaying everything by 20 minutes, Liliana remained calm and collected.   They started the ceremony by candle light, and half way through the lights miraculously came back on.  The reception was so much fun with an amazing cover band that got almost all 280 guests out on the dance floor, the rest joined in when the Lebanese music came on.  I realized why Liliana loves Dan so much when I saw him wholeheartedly participating in the various Lebanese dances.

Thanks to Mary Beth Mahaney for driving all the way down from Rochester to help me with second shooting the wedding!!!  Here are a few of my faves from the day:

Guests of Dan and Liliana – Check back at Dan and Liliana’s wedding website in 4-6 weeks to see the rest of the images there: http://danandliliana.carolinefrostphotography.com and be sure to head over and like Frost Photography on Facebook!

Cassi Claire - October 19, 2012 - 1:17 pm

Gorgeous!! I love the ones in the trees!! Stunning! :)

Suanne and Perry’s Village Engagement Shoot | NYC Engagement Photographer

Much like Alex and I,  Suanne and Perry are a classic example of opposites attract.  Suanne (like Alex)  funny,  friendly, a contagious bundle of laughs and definitely a mushy cheesball:  “I can’t help it, cheesy is who I am”  she said during our engagement session when she couldn’t stop laughing.   Hrmmm…sounds like someone else I know (*cough* Alex *cough*).   But please, I’m not going to complain about all those adorable natural laughs for photos!  Bring it on!  She’s also a big foodie and an Elite Yelp member (which I found out actually means something:  she gets awesome perks!)  Perry on the other hand is more like me in the relationship: a bit quieter, a little more serious, thoughtful and he is searching for meaning in everything he does.  Just this past spring, he felt called to take 2 weeks of his vacation time to serve for a little bit in Africa.

And yet, these two don’t have nothing in common.  They are both hard workers and both put in long hard hours at the same financial company.  Not only that, they live just down the street from each other in Astoria! (Go Astoria!!!)  Suanne and Perry met at NYU (where they also met Alex) and wanted to capture their engagement session around the area so we hit Greenwich village and the West Village.   What a flashback to college days!  It was so fun walking around some of my favorite spots that I loved just enjoying like Washington Square Park and the surrounding areas, though I never knew I’d be back photographing an e-session there one day! Enjoy their engagement session and make sure you check back to see their wedding next August!!!

Suanne - October 17, 2012 - 10:48 am

Caroline, I LOVE how they came out! Thank you!

[…] 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 […]

Counting My Blessings | Honestly

Woke up this morning to Jane and Nate’s GORGEOUS Yale wedding being published on Style Me Pretty Massachusetts!  I’m so so thrilled to see to see their hard work and good taste be recognized by one of the top wedding blogs.  Obviously, I’m also grateful for the awesome publicity it brings as well.

Which has got me thinking about counting my blessings.  I know from the outside things are looking great for me:  I’ll soon be published in the Knot Regional Magazine, have had several publications on Style Me Pretty, and I just got accepted to be a Style Me Pretty Little Black Book Vendor and a Green Wedding Shoes Preferred vendor.   All  these amazing things were goals of mine for 2013 that I wasn’t even sure would happen for me until maybe a year from now or more.   But so much of success is how you feel about it.  I haven’t FELT successful lately, I’ve felt so stressed in fact at the fact that I’ve only booked three weddings so for 2013.  My goal is 15-20.

But feelings can be so deceiving.  Truth is truth.  But feelings come and go depending how how much sleep you’ve gotten or what you ate!  Truth is that booking season for 2013 is really just starting.  Truth is that all this new publicity will definitely bring in business.  Truth is that I have several inquiry meetings with great couples coming up.  Truth is that I need to stop worrying about the future so much and focus on what amazing things are happening in the present.  I love the way Jesus says it: “Do not worry about your life…look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” (Man, Jesus, that right there is hard enough as it is!!) But he also says,  “…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  What a hard thing to do!  But its an awesome journey of trusting God and every time I think I’m going to derail,  He provides me exactly what I need, right when I need it!  So I am going to do my best to keep counting my blessing and be grateful for what I’m given today.  WOHOO Style Me Pretty! :)  Here’s a pic of the feature below and since you can’t see the full photo I included it below that. :)

Cassi Claire - October 16, 2012 - 9:33 pm

You are successful to me!! Remember, every journey begins with a single step. God is laying the foundation right now. You are amazing girl!! :)

admin - October 18, 2012 - 8:46 am

Yes! And sometimes taking a leap of faith can do wonders. Immediately after I wrote this post…the next day in fact…I booked two more weddings…God is awesome!

Angela - October 23, 2012 - 1:44 am

Yes! Love this honesty Caroline and love your perspective shift. All of this IS success, and will bring more wonderful couples your way. God has many more blessings in store for you!

New York Public Library and Meat Packing District Engagement Session | NYC Engagement Photographer

I definitely feel like the luckiest photographer in the world.  Somehow the most amazing engaged couples from all over the world find my website, and on their travels to New York, set up engagement shoots where I have the privilege of getting to know them a bit and capturing their love.  This October in particular I have booked 6 engagement shoots so far- so keep a look out because more loveliness is coming your way!

These two Canadian cuties are clearly both romantics.  Andrew proposed on Lake Ontario with a romantic picnic and shortly after Rosaleigh planned a trip to NYC for them, preparing an itinerary for the weekend, full of surprises.   I was one of the surprises!!!   Though he’d never had professional photos taken before and admitted to being nervous for the shoot, his father was a model, and well, it must be genetic, because he was a natural.  Rosaleigh just emanated beauty and sweetness, making my job really easy, with hair to rival Princess Kate.  I loved the way she did her hair so much, I went home and tried to see if I could do it myself!

These two are getting married on Christmas Eve Eve (or as my father in law likes to call it: Christmas Adam) of next year, so we got some festive shots for their save the dates and to be framed at their wedding!

Jaine {brklynview} - October 11, 2012 - 2:02 pm

these are gorgeous caroline! i love these photos & locations. great engagement session.

Michelle - October 11, 2012 - 11:24 pm

I can’t express how much I love this session! Where can I find that dress! Its AMAZING.

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