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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!

Adam and Jenn | NYC Engagement Photographer

These two lovebirds, Adam and Jenn,  met at NYU Med School and somehow managed to build a relationship despite their rigorous studying schedules.  Now Jenn is an anesthesiologist and Adam is on his way to a PhD in addition to his MD.  They wanted engagement photos that conveyed their love in Midtown Manhattan where they spend a lot of time and where Adam proposed.

They found me on Yelp and we had our first meeting in Starbucks.  As we talked about how they met and their interests,  I discovered their love for reading, so I suggested that we tie in a theme of words to their engagement shoot.  It seemed more than fitting for these two brainiacs!  To my delight, they were super into the idea and even agreed to buy chalkboards, and letter blocks, and made a DIY banner with their wedding date!  And how fitting that the famous Love sculpture is located right in that same Midtown neighborhood!?

Come Sunday, I set off to capture the essence of what it must have been like to be two busy med students in love.  After  gallivanting around Midtown, we took a cab up to riverside park on the Upper West Side for some gorgeous sunset shots.   We even put together a romantic sunset study session.  (Yes we rolled all of those heavy text books around in a suitcase…and by “we” I mean Adam…thanks Adam!) Now, check out these photo please tell me how much you LOVE this couple.

 

I used Kubota Photoshop Actions to add a subtle “umph” to some of the photos and I am totally hooked.  They really allowed me to effortlessly take my images to the next level of quality, while still retaining the warm, colorful, unprocessed look that I favor…

judy pak - September 26, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Awww. so sweet and adorable. i love the one with them by the LOVE sculpture. it’s like no one else exists.

The Reed Family | NY Family Portrait Photographer

Check out this adorable Upper West Side fall family portrait session…Look first, talk later!

 

Oh, what to say about this family that I love.  This dear  husband and wife who pastor the New York Dream Center together, whose home is open practically 24-7 for anyone who might be in need, whose lives they have wholeheartedly given to serving a city and a God that they love; they have personally impacted my life a lot.  This beautiful family is such an inspiration and it was my honor to do their family photos and capture the love that they have for each other.

Six year old Emma LOVED my camera which was so fun for me, and I eventually actually had to ask her to stop changing her pose for me every click.  She was moving around so fast at first I couldn’t capture anything at all!  (It was like she’d watched America’s next top model or something…no it must have been all the High School Musical I always hear her talking about…)

Tyler was the stark opposite.  It was hard to get the three-year-old tike to sit still or to look at the camera and smile.  Essentially I had to chase him around the playground or we had to trick him for some of those smiling shots and yet somehow I feel that every shot whether he was smiling or serious managed to capture his cute, curious and playful personality.  I love that Brad and Stella Reed were so good at bringing out the smiles and personalities of their kids.

The Reeds were going for a fall family portrait look in their upper west side neighborhood and Riverside park, but unfortunately it was extremely hot the day we did this shoot.  After a series of cold days, I too had over dressed that day.  By the end of the shoot we were all hot, sweaty and exhausted.  After the shoot, I actually got a migraine from being dehydrated and overheated and had to cancel my plans for the evening, (yikes!) So I was sooo thrilled to find later when I had recovered that we had captured so many precious moments despite the antsy kids and my overheated brain.  There were so many good ones it was literally PAINFUL to whittle it down to just these.  The warm evening light cast the perfect orange glow for fall, and as beautiful as they were in color, I couldn’t believe how cool they were in black and white as well.

Kathy Woodson - September 13, 2011 - 9:49 am

Caroline,
Your Photos are absolutely georgous! Most of the Woodson clan will be in NYC for Thanks Giving (11/23-12/01). Will you be in town? Maybe Sophia and I can do a mini photo shoot in Central Park.

Kathy

Karen Reed - September 13, 2011 - 10:16 am

These are wonderful pics of my beautiful kids and grandkids…I am a very proud parent. Thanks for all your hard work it will bring more joy to my life than you will probably ever know> Thanks again and God Bless your photography business.

Courtney Halford - September 13, 2011 - 11:18 am

I adore these pictures! It is rare that you see family portraits that capture the essence, life, and spirit of the family! These photos are going to be treasures for years to come!

Ciara - September 13, 2011 - 7:11 pm

Care, you never cease to amaze me. It’s so exciting to not only see what you’re able to capture but to also hear about your growth. I am so confident that people will see what your heart and passion is all about. I absolutely loved this photo shoot with the Reed family;)

Stella - September 14, 2011 - 1:09 pm

I LOVE THEM!!!!! You are so gifted. Thank you so much for your time and effort into these! We love you!

Ariane - September 24, 2011 - 3:52 pm

You captured their spirit and personality so wonderfully Caroline! Cheers to this beautiful and your amazing talent :)!!

[…] York Dream Center! Very exciting stuff.  You can see the  rest of their session from last fall HERE.  Have some great blog posts coming this week so stay tuned including a family session that […]

The Newlywed’s Trek to Vermont | Personal Files

What can I say about how much I loved Vermont other than it reminds me of my home in Northern California with the extremely friendly people (almost takes you aback after living in NYC), healthy lifestyle, beautiful rolling hills but with an added local charm that you don’t see as much in California.

Disclaimer: As you may have noticed from my other “personal files” I’m not exactly a documentary photographer when it comes to my own day-to-day life.  I tend to just take a few shots here and there of things that come up that I think are funny or interesting.    Thus,  you may be disappointed (and rightfully so)  that I don’t have more gorgeous shots of Vermont.  I wish I had documented it more. However you must understand, my back needs a break once in awhile from lugging around a 10 pound camera and lens…especially when I’m on vacation!

The other funny thing is that when you have such a heavy complicated camera, you can’t exactly ask people to take pictures of you.  Therefore,  I’m not in a single shot.  However, I promise I was there with these fun folks having a blast. (Side note: to those of you wondering why I don’t have any pictures of myself or a bio on this site…it’s coming soon!  I just don’t have professional enough looking photos of myself yet!)  In this post you’ll see Alex, my husband, and our lovely married friends Adam and Ciara.  Aren’t they just adorably in love?  They got married only a few weeks before Alex and I did!

 

 

These first ones were taken at a cute general store we passed (and made a dangerous u-turn to get back to)  just after we crossed the Vermont state border.  The best part about this store was that they had samples galore.  My fave sample was of the Maple Cheesecake dip which they had little ginger cookies to try it with. YUM!  P.S. It’s really hard taking mirror pics with a 10 pound camera, so this first one was a LUCKY shot….

We were up in Vermont only a week after hurricane Irene hit.  The flooding destroyed most of Vermont’s famed covered bridges…not this sturdy little guy though!

We happened upon this old graveyard our first day.  My husband who was bothered at first by the fact that you couldn’t tell if you were stepping on where dead people were buried or not somehow didn’t find it irreverent to create a game in which everyone had to race as a certain animal. “I CALL FALCON” he cried after suggesting the idea.   Adam was the horse and Ciara a monkey.   I know,  why did I even explain? It’s sooo obvious what’s going on when you look that this picture, right? ;-)
Part of our hotel was an old mansion that they called “The Castle.”   OKAY …we stayed in the cheap rooms next door to the castle, but we still got to play around and relax in the Castle Lobby!

 

Here are all the things I wished I had taken pictures of but didn’t:  swimming in the mountain view pool and hot tub; heavily discounted Swedish massages (they were discounted because no one wanted to come to Vermont Labor day weekend right after the Irene flooding…); pizza, beer and pool at the local Outback Pizza bar; the delish organic, locally grown food; breakfast at the “Vermont Apple Co” which basically was  like we were eating at a friend’s farmhouse; our trek to the Vermont outlets and so much more.  Thanks Adam, Ciara and Alex for the wonderful vacation and thanks most of all to VERMONT my new home away from home!

Ciara - September 10, 2011 - 9:03 pm

Care! You are amazing! We loved Vermont so much and your pictures really captured the beauty and serenity of that trip. Here’s to your wonderful God-given talents and to more trips together;)

Liy Frost - September 11, 2011 - 8:04 pm

Love, love, love the pictures and the narrative, Caroline! There are so many that are “framers” !!!!!

I did miss seeing you in a photo or two. Can’t Alex be trusted with your camera? You could set it up, right? and switch places.

Anyways, yeah Vermont! I want to know you!

Vermont Wedding Photographer- Caroline Frost - October 20, 2014 - 12:53 pm

[…] beautiful wedding which took me up to Vermont. Now for those of you who don’t know,  Vermont is one of my favorite places on the East Coast.   Maybe it’s the the miles and miles of […]

Lianne and Greg Frankie’s Sputino Wedding | NYC Wedding Photography

Finally, here are the best images from Greg and Liane’s adorable “backyard” Brooklyn wedding.  Judy and I had just seen Liane the day before, but she was truly glowing with joy on her wedding day and looked almost like a different person.  We only wished we had more than 30 minutes to do portraits with them!  I really couldn’t be more in love with the diffused evening light,  Liane’s dress and earrings and this cute restaurant called “Frankie’s Spuntino.”  In a truly Brooklyn fashion, their laid back wedding had 60 guests, the ceremony was about 5 minutes long with Liane’s brother officiating,  and had only a simple acoustic guitar for music.   Their was a subtle rustic Italian theme which fit because they are taking their honeymoon in Florence.   I hope you two have a great time!!!

Thanks so much to Judy Pak for inviting me to shoot this wedding with her.

 

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