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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!

Kacey and Brendan on Style Me Pretty New York | New York Wedding Photographer

So thrilled to see Kacey and Brendan’s hard work pay off in such a big way.  Style Me Pretty New Yorkers and the pinterest boards can’t keep their mouths shut about the beautiful details and creative touches from Brendan and Kacey’s wedding.  Head over to SMP to read more about the day from the bride or check out their wedding blog post HERE

Waveny House Wedding | New York and Connecticut Wedding Photographer

After a brief Skype conversation with this hardworking couple, I knew I wanted to be a part of their wedding.  They were fun,  easy-going, creative and obviously in love- I knew their wedding was going to be stylish and romantic.  They must have felt I was up to the task of capturing the love, because about 30 minutes after we spoke, they emailed me that they wanted to book.  That was definitely a record time booking, and I couldn’t wait for Sept 22nd to come around.  I finally got to meet them in person in July at Brendan and Kacey’s wedding.

Jamie, a shoe designer whose work frequently takes her to China,  and Ryan, a hardworking cartoonist, are a creative couple to whom style comes easy, and this was quite evident in the simple elegance of their day.  From her shimmering shoes to the glittering card box and chocolate cakes, Jamie incorporated blush pinks, taupes and just the right amount of metallic shine into their gorgeous day.   Ryan, normally the jokester, was in quiet awe all throughout portraits at the beauty of his new wife (or maybe he was just silently praying for the photos to be over), and Jamie was anxious to see Ryan all morning.  Once they were together,  at the altar under the huge sycamore tree on the Waveny House Terrace, it was clear by the tears that formed both of their eyes, that they couldn’t wait to begin this new season of their life together.

After a hilarious toast by the best man, and a few tearful parent dances to some of my favorite songs including Billy Joel’s,  “She’s Got A Way About Her,” they danced the night away surrounded by loved ones.   I feel so blessed to have been a part of this day, and to have been trusted to capture the love story of this amazingly kindhearted couple.

Yes Jamie designed these beauties!

While I was capturing Jamie getting ready, my amazing second shooter Jackie was in the next room getting a similar shot of Ryan.  I just love when that happens!

See a familiar face in there?  (*Cough* on the right one of my grooms, Brendan, who got married earlier this summer!)

These photos say we may look sophisticated in our suits, but don’t be fooled!

Jamie, please, you just toooo gorgeous.

That’s the look of a man in love!
And Ryan’s niece’s and nephews were just too cute not to blog.

What a spread of yumminess! Just looking at those cakes makes me drool…

 

Guests of Ryan and Jamie, bookmark http://ryanandjamie.carolinefrostphotography.com because in 4 weeks their site will be ready with a gallery of all the wedding photos made available for viewing and purchasing :)

Lily - September 25, 2012 - 12:02 am

The un-posed shot of the dad giving away his daughter was so special and personal because the bride and groom only have eyes for each other, oblivious to anything else going on or being said at that moment. I wasn’t there, but it is so evident in the way they are looking at each other, eyes fixed unselfconsciously. What a wonderful “catcher” of love you are, Caroline!

Loved the two little flower girls running hand in hand too!

judypak - September 26, 2012 - 11:12 am

Gorgeous couple and gorgeous photography!

Michelle - September 26, 2012 - 8:38 pm

Hello BEAUTIFUL wedding! Loving the dancing pictures :)

A Brooklyn Heights Anniversary Shoot

I aspire to look this awesome and be this in love with my husband when I am a parent of four.  To my husband, I kept referring to this session as an engagement session, forgetting this couple has been together 15 years married seven and have four kids.  They just don’t look old enough for that!! But I had such a great time with these two California locals who were visiting Wally’s family on the east coast and celebrating their 15 years together.  Stephanie is a fabulous photographer based in LA and  I am so flattered that she trusted me to capture her and Wally’s love amidst the gorgeous brownstones of Brooklyn Heights and the classic backdrop of the Brooklyn bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  We had so much fun gallivanting around Brooklyn together and I wish them infinitely more years of happiness together :)

Not only is she a professional photographer, but these two just LOVE taking photos and documenting their lives wherever they go…so I thought a few shots of them doing just that would be fitting!

Lily - September 16, 2012 - 11:25 pm

What a fun, fun, FUN photo shoot! You really have a knack with setting up great poses that don’t look like poses!!!!

dale - September 18, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Nice stuff Care. The photos,New Day stuff and other narrative.

Yes, you are honest and out there with your feelings in the best possible way !!

Dale

Stephy G. Photography - September 19, 2012 - 1:50 pm

OMG Caroline! Finally had a chance to sit down and enjoy the photos! You did an amazing job and I can’t believe how quickly they’re up! You’re such a wonderful person to work with. Thanks again for helping us make our anniversary even more special. XOXO

judypak - September 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

SO cute and fun. Love it! I don’t believe she has four kids! My hero!

JoAn Randall - September 21, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Great pictures, I love the expressions on both of your faces. Color yellow was a good choice of color. You can both be a model. Congratulations again on your Anniversary.
Love you
Mom

Be a Light in the Darkness

I’m one of those people that is really sensitive to violent movies.  I  can’t watch most R rated action movies because the images and emotions in those scenes don’t leave me for years.   The depression and self-loathing a person might be feeling to induce them to commit suicide or the hopelessness and vulnerability of a woman being raped, seep into my soul and no matter how much I tell myself the movie isn’t real, the people aren’t real, I can’t help thinking, “but the people alive right now experiencing this are” and they are closer to us than you think.   Sometimes I feel like such a weakling in my inability to disconnect from all that and just watch a freaking movie (imagine how much trouble I have watching the news), but I am beginning to think I was made this way for a reason.

When I started at NYU in 2006, I was becoming newly aware to the phenomenon of sex trafficking and sex slavery and knew I wanted to do something to help.  I had no idea what I could do, but I was still an undecided major, so I applied to the Gallatin School of Individualized study and designed my own major focusing on big social justice issues like sex trafficking, with a hope that someday I might find out how I could help.  In 2008, I went to Thailand for a month and in 2009, I traveled to Costa Rica hoping in both situations to make whatever small impact I could.  All the while, I had no idea how rampantly these things were occurring in my own backyard.

When I graduated school, I tried to find a job at some sort of non-profit that focused on these issues, but it was 2009 and not many jobs were to be found in any industry, especially the non-profits.  I ended up on another track and eventually found my passion for photography…but my passion for oppressed young women never left me.   Fast forward to 2011, my Mom (also very sensitive to violent movies and the news) was telling me about this organization, A New Day for Children, a home and school for the rehabilitation and healing of American trafficked girls between the ages of 10-18 (yes there are exploited 10 year olds in this country).   My mom really wanted to get involved, but wasn’t sure she could handle the emotional roller coaster of dealing with such dark issues.  I empathized, but encouraged her to go for it and that while she’d be going somewhere darker, she’d bring light with her.  She is now on the board for the organization, helping them to raise money!

I understand not wanting to think about this stuff…it’s heavy stuff and if you’re like me or my Mom thinking about it will weigh on you.  But you have a chance to bring light! You may not believe it, but there are estimated to be 300,000 girls between the ages of 10-17 caught in sex slavery in the USA and only 3 organizations like New Day for housing and rehabilitating victims in this country.  Most most organizations focus on other countries like Thailand and Costa Rica – which don’t get me wrong- is AMAZING- but it’s sad how little is known about the same problem being rampant in the United States.  Because there is no where for these American girls to go, they end up in jail or foster care where they usually end up back in the same situations.  New Day is in desperate need of more funds in order to be able to house more women!

I’ve been given so much, and I’m so grateful to God and all of you for helping my business be such a quick success, it’s time to give back.  Starting this month, 10% of every product you buy or service you book with Frost Photography will go to this amazing organization “New Day for Children.”  This is such an important issue to me.  Please watch the below video and consider making a greater donation here or  on Razoo to this home for girls.  Even if you just gave up a Starbucks coffee each morning for a month, think about how much you could give to these girls who didn’t get to have a childhood! $4 x 30 days = $120!!!  Or even just a nice meal out in NYC for two can cost that much…  I’m calling it “Operation Light in the Darkness”  Please consider giving $120 towards the cause, though any gift is welcome!   Join me in spreading some light into the darkness!

 If you want to read more about this issue of enslaving minors for sex in America I suggest this article in Vanity fair (which mentions New Day)

Donate online or below to Frost Photography’s “Operation Light in the Darkness” at Razoo

 
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