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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!

Aurora Inn Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

Kacey’s Matron of Honor said of Kacey that for better or worse her face cannot hide what she’s feeling: whether it’s  the look on her face when she first met Brendan at a Christmas party or the tears that choked her up as she said her vows on her wedding day .  I don’t know if I’ve ever witnessed a wedding with so much laughter and tears!  From tears of joy to laughter and jubilation, Kacey’s emotions spanned the whole spectrum on this day while Brendan’s quiet strength kept his feelings below the surface- that is until Kacey walked down the aisle and sent his face into an enormous grin.   One emotion stood out the most throughout Kacey’s day- and that was how incredibly overjoyed she was to be spending the rest of her life with Brendan.    Brendan, whose best man said of him that he’s the kind of guy that does the right thing even when everyone else is doing the opposite.

Their wedding also spanned a whole spectrum of color with the rainbow flowers and antique glass jars set against the backdrop of grey bridesmaid dresses with a chevron motif popping up in different places throughout day: The bridesmaids gifts, the menus, the candy bags, even the bean bags for the bean bag toss all had this trendy pattern!

I love when my brides and grooms put such an effort into making their day unique and personal and Kacey and Brendan left no detail unpersonalized.  From the thoughtful gifts they gave their wedding attendants, to having their guests sign a snowboard instead of a guestbook, to signs that listed how far it was to each city their friends and family had come from – guests got to enjoy a wedding that was so unique to this couple whose love they were celebrating.  Kacey hand-painted most of the items, and just for the wedding, taught herself Photoshop and designed the vintage postcard style invitations, menus, programs and signs!  Using her new-found skills and natural talent and good taste, she may be starting up an invitation design Etsy shop!  So brides, look out for Mrs. Munson!

And what a better location for a wedding than the quaint village of Aurora, at the Aurora Inn set upon Cayuga Lake, one of the finger lakes in Upstate New York, surrounded by farms and wineries and Oh-so-sweet and peaceful.  Alex made the six hour trek up with me, and we made the most of my work-cation.  The day after the wedding we went wine tasting and swimming and I even gave Alex some photography lessons in a cornfield at sunset.

Thanks so much to Aurora’s local-born Mary Beth Mahaney for second shooting and showing me around town- you were a dream to work with :)

 Kacey gave each bridesmaid a chevron pattern bag with a personal memento (letters, cards and drawings) from their friendship inside.   All the guests came from out of town and received this cute tote on arrival to their hotels filled with snacks, useful little items like chapstick and a cute vintage postcard that detailed where all the wedding events would be taking place.

Brendan as he sees Kacey coming down the aisle.

After getting through her tearful vows, Kacey gives Brendan the sweetest look you ever did see!

Instead of escort cards, Brendan and Kacey attached guests name and seating to hand-blown Christmas ornaments.  The sign reads ” We know it’s not July, but because we met at a Christmas party and have been together ever since and because Christmas has always been our favorite time of year, we wanted to share it with you.”

 Thank you to Heather, the event coordinator at the Aurora Inn for being so incredibly helpful and calm.  You are amazing at your job  Would love to work with you again!

5 Tips for Picking the Perfect New York Wedding Photographer

 

Michelle - July 20, 2012 - 6:44 am

Love all the details and sweet emotions. Gorgeous work Caroline!

[…] 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 […]

Published | Style Me Pretty New York

Happy July 4th everyone!

I can’t ever get enough of a sweet blog like StyleMePretty.com that features so many amazing photographers, and creative brides and vendors.  Always so honored to featured among them and its especially fun to share one of my favorite engagement sessions, with so many people.  In fact, I love it so much I had one of my luxe frames (available for clients to purchase from their own sessions FYI!!!) made of with a print from that session to hang in my office!

 

 

 

Published | Style Me Pretty | Stephen and Bianca’s Wedding

I’m so thrilled to have Stephen and Bianca’s sweet, sweet wedding featured on the main page of Style Me Pretty this morning!!!  SMP is the wedding blog of all wedding blogs and to see my client’s Stephen and Bianca’s hard work and creativity recognized is so exciting!  Plus SMP is such good publicity for Frost Photography and all the other wedding vendors involved (check out those florals by Splendid Stems– AMAZING).

What a wonderful way to start my morning.  Thank you Style Me Pretty!!!!

Published | Townhall Magazine | On Set with Sean Hannity

When my cousin Elisabeth, an editor at a national conservative magazine- Townhall, approached me about photographing Sean Hannity at the Fox News Headquarters in New York for an article they were doing, I have to admit that I was scared.  Having never photographed a celebrity before and not being very political myself,  the prospect of being responsible for getting candid photos of this infamous conservative talk show host (along with the hint from the editor that they were hoping for a cover photo – without any time for posed portraits) had me shaking in my boots.  Though my interest in photography leans more towards fashion, wedding and fine art photography than photojournalism,  when someone asks you to photograph a celebrity behind the scenes for a possible cover story, you say “Yes!”

Now, I’m sure you’ve all seen the videos of Bill O’Reily (another Fox News Conservative talk show host) blowing up at his intern (they are all over youtube) and to be honest that was the atmosphere I was expecting, even when I agreed to take the job. (My theory is always believe for the best, but prepare for the worst).  So on the day of, when I heard the article was to focus on Sean Hannity’s personal life and how nice a guy he is, I honestly thought it would be a little far-fetched.

But after spending three hours with Sean, watching him graciously invite the two editors from the magazine (and myself) to his office, answering any question of the magazine’s  for over an hour, offering to buy each of us dinner  (as well as the entire cast and crew- as apparently he does every night), watching him interact with his assistant who sung his praises and mentioning nothing more political off set than “My assistant won’t tell me if she’s conservative or liberal,” I realized his indignant, angry conservative attitude on television is more of a character, and it made me wonder how many such “characters” there are out there playing a part because it sells TV time.

He graciously let me snap candid photos throughout the interview, once in a while acknowledging the camera with a silly grin or pose.  At the end of the night he said “You are a great photographer”  (a trusting statement from someone who hasn’t seen a single photo yet) and thanked me for being so considerate and easy going.   I’m guessing I’m not the pushy celebrity photographer he was expecting, but he certainly wasn’t what I was expecting either.  I wanted to say,  “Thank YOU for being so polite and easy-going, you are not at all like I thought you would be!” but I didn’t.  I just said “Thank you.”  :)

Seeing my photo on the front of a national magazine cover (and nine more inside) with my name credited definitely got me excited, and I’m so glad I didn’t shy away from this really cool opportunity.

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