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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!

Brooklyn Bridge and the West Village | NYC Engagement Photography

I had the great privilege of being asked to do an engagement shoot for this adorable duo from Kansas who broke out of their small town a few years back, and took the brave leap of moving to the big city together.  Now they are super excited to be tying the knot in October of 2012 back in their home town, but meanwhile they wanted engagement photos that would capture their love for this great city.  So early one Saturday morning we met in DUMBO (which stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge)  for some skyline shots and shots in an abandoned brick building…score!  Then we moved to their corner of the city- the West Village to finish up.

Katie’s the kind of girl who everyone wants for a bff.  She will greet a new acquaintance with a big hug- much to my elation as the girl that hugs her clients hello…guilty.   Jaime is the kind of guy who says a lot without saying a lot.    Toward the end of my shoot, I had misplaced the cover to my camera bag which I also often use as a little seat for my clients if I’m having them sit on the ground for a pose.  I figured we’d finish up and then I’d go look for it, but he insisted on finding it, and before I could object he was running down the street in the other direction to the last place we’d been.    You  can tell they both really care about people, towards the end Katie was sharing with me all the best West Village Restaurants and  Jamie, a tax lawyer, was offering advice on protecting my business legally (free advice…I’ll take it!)  These two will certainly be an unstoppable duo making friends wherever they go- you can’t help but love them!

Thanks to my second-shooter and fellow cat-lover Michelle Clemente-Lange who was a great help on this shoot.

Ariane - December 15, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Beautiful work Caroline :)!

judy pak - December 15, 2011 - 3:22 pm

My fave session so far! The couple is absolutely stunning and has incredible style! That first image is breathtaking! Great job Caroline!

Liz - December 15, 2011 - 5:09 pm

love the shot with the bridge over the brick building!

Liy Frost - December 15, 2011 - 7:58 pm

YOU ARE SUCH A PRO AT POSING PEOPLE! EVERY SINGLE ONE IS MY FAVORITE!

[…] Don’t forget to check out Caroline’s blog from the session here! […]

Will and Tyler | NYC Business and Actor Headshots

Hey All!   I hope you are having a great holiday season!   I just realized that I never blogged some head shots I did, so I thought I would share!  Will (pictured first) needed professional head shots for his company and grad school apps (we did a few creative ones as well for the fun of it).   Tyler (pictured second) needed musical theater head shots.    For headshots its important to find a simple background that draws attention mostly to the person’s face.  Will’s whole shoot took place in and around my apartment in Astoria which turned out really well with a perfect soft dusk light.  Tyler’s we did entirely at a plaza near battery park.

 

Grand Central and the New York Public Library | NYC Engagement Photographer

Meet Juqi and Heng-Heng.  They met in College at Virigina Tech- him a computer engineering major and her studying economics.   They met through a mutual friend, she met up with him later to borrow a book and the rest is history.   This engagement took place partially at the New York Public Library where they could re-live on a large scale the moment that sparked their whole relationship! Already married by NY state law (the reason for their rings) but still planning their big wedding in China to take place on Christmas eve!  They wanted fun, playful photos that would showcase their lives in NYC and the United States to family back home. They showed up with a suitcase of props which we had fun with, and which the NYPL would not let us bring in (no suitcases).  So the lovely and ambitious Michelle Clemente-Lange took one for the team and waited outside with them.  BIG thanks Michelle for her help during the shoot- couldn’t have managed it without her.  Luckily Grand Central station did allow suitcases (duh!) so we had more luck there and Michelle got to have some fun as well… I hope you enjoy this fun NYC E-session!

Liy Frost - November 29, 2011 - 9:09 pm

Wow, you keep topping yourself! What great poses!!!

Stephen and Bianca at the Cloisters | NYC Engagement Photographer

Get ready for a warm and spicy autumn treat! Ironic because this session was shot in 40 degree weather for which Bianca bravely donned an adorable Urban Outfitters dress bare-legged (props girl!).  Nevertheless, this session is reminiscent of a steamy cup of mulled apple cider… spiked with a little rum.   The last 6 months while Bianca was in Oregon performing in the cast of Oklahoma, Stephen remained in NYC studying for his Masters at Columbia University.  Finally the show ended and the two are reunited, and their love for each other seems to have grown all the stronger in their time apart.  Now these two are able to get a jump on planning their wedding taking place upstate in May of 2012.   Bianca wanted a fall themed engagement shoot in a unique location.   When she suggested New York’s Medieval art and architecture museum called “The Cloisters,” I was elated.  This museum, constructed from ruins of castles and cathedrals in Europe (each stone transported to the US and reconstructed) is one of my favorite places in the city and is perfectly placed right next to a long beautiful park on the Hudson.  Though most of the leaves fell the weekend before this was taken,  we were able to find some areas that still had the rich fall colors.  With the beautiful autumn sunset light and a couple so passionately in love, I felt that I had stumbled into a autumn fairytale dream.  Can’t wait to shoot their wedding in May!

 

 

judy pak - November 21, 2011 - 1:28 pm

love this session! it has such a warm cozy feeling and the couple is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Liy Frost - November 21, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Pretty Setting and Pretty People!!! It was fun to finally see Steve’s face full on in the last picture. He is so poised, relaxed and natural in all the various poses, which made me want to know what he looks like. The way Bianca is looking at him is priceless too.
Bianca looks like a model and is also beautifully natural for pictures. It looks like they were really enjoying each other and spending time together and the camera was secondary. Great job, Caroline.
The first, large photo takes the prize for an autumn shoot, I think, but wow, there’s so many good ones!

Bianca - December 6, 2011 - 1:14 pm

Yay! I couldnt be more obsessed with these photos. They’re so awesome. I particularly love all of the rays of light that were captured in some of the shots. It seems like the sun was shining just for us (even though I couldn’t feel it. I was freezing that day). Stephen and I showed all of our friends the E.session and couldn’t stop looking at the pics for weeks. Everyday we’d have a new favorite. Thank You Caroline. We’re so excited that you’re our photographer!!

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