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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!

Liane and Greg | NY Engagement Photographer

I had never been to this part of Brooklyn before, but after this shoot I fell in love and went straight to Craigslist to see how much a tiny apartment would cost me to be in this gorgeous peaceful neighborhood.  Let’s just say a tiny one bedroom was gonna cost me double what the hub and I pay in Astoria for my large 2 bedroom apartment in a great area and only  1 block from the subway… That said, I had a great time and became obsessed with ivy and brownstones.  Go figure.

Thanks to Judy Pak who gave me the opportunity to join her on this fun shoot…  Greg and Liane were sweethearts and Judy and I had a lot of fun hanging out once again and shooting their engagement and wedding the next day (post soon to come).

Enjoy, and try not to get to jealous of the residents of this adorable neighborhood or the perfect love shared by these two cuties.

 

judy pak - August 25, 2011 - 9:14 am

love love love! lovely work as always!

John Mark Whiddon | NYC Newborn Photographer

Meet John Mark Whiddon-  the first baby of my dear friends Colin and Sofia.  I couldn’t wait to photograph this little guy since I met him the day after he was born.   Here this little Asian/Caucasian halfling is 2 weeks!  When I got to their house I was disappointed with the available light; however,  we made it work with a window and some lamps.  All in all I think it worked out pretty well given what we had to work with.

John Mark had been a little fussy the past few days so his Mom was worried about how well he’d do with the shoot.  We turned the heat up, put on some soothing whale noises and he went right to sleep, seemingly very comfortable in the funniest positions that his Dad helped me get him into.  Thanks for being such a trooper for two hours John Mark!  This newborn shoot is really too cute for words!  Can’t wait to do this family’s portraits in the fall!

Love,

Caroline Frost Shea

PS- This little guy’s mom is an excellent designer and did the tags and prints hanging up in the strawberry pictures.  She also designed my logo. Check her out:  www.sofiachen.com

judy pak - August 21, 2011 - 9:21 pm

He’s so adorable! I Adore the first photo but they are all wonderfully cute!

Sofia - August 21, 2011 - 9:32 pm

We love the photos!! Thanks so much – we can’t wait to get the digital files and make prints.

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Jan and John’s Great Gatsby Wedding | NY Wedding Photographer

As of Friday morning, I had never met Jan or John and I hadn’t the faintest idea that I would be photographing their wedding.  However,  when Lauren Gabrielle emailed me Friday morning asking me to second shoot for her at this Long Island wedding I couldn’t pass it up.  I even cancelled a massage appointment I had, which is ironic given how much I could have used it after 12 hours of shooting on Saturday…I’m still sore and limping.

It was really fun shooting with Lauren, a laid back girl who is incidentally 3 months pregnant!  She gave me so much free rein to do my own thing; which I really appreciated.  First she dropped me off at the groom’s house, where  I simply knocked, introduced myself and started shooting.  His six groomsmen had a lot of fun giving this little photographer a hard time, but it made the day really fun, and I felt like I was shooting around friends by the end of it.   As a stark contrast to his rambunctious friends, the groom struck me immediately as a a very kind-hearted, quiet guy with a killer smile.  At one point I was gathering all my photo stuff out of the limo and I urged him and the groomsmen to head into the church while I finish packing up, but he insisted, “We aren’t going to leave you.”  Hang on to that one Jan!

Lauren was photographing Jan getting ready meanwhile and I didn’t see her until she pulled up in her vintage car.   Her gold and ivory mermaid gown with a silk bow around the waist was just breathtaking…  Jan was gorgeous (which goes without saying) and such a sweetheart too: quick to laugh and quick to smile.   It was clear how this pair were simply meant to be.

After the ceremony we went to the north shore of Long Island for some photos and then to the reception which was at an old mansion.  After the formal Catholic Mass, I would have never imagined the raucous reception that was to come…Jan and John’s friends and family could party! It was hard not to have fun at the reception amidst the wild dancing.

Something about this wedding really reminded me of the Great Gatsby what with the mansion (The Woodlands at Woodbury) ,  Long Island Shore, vintage Rolls Royce, suspenders and her slender mermaid gown.

OKAY…now what you really came for…not to hear me ramble.  Here is a selection of my favorite photos from the day…Lauren was so kind in giving me opportunities to choose some poses and locations for the couple.  I really wanted a wide shot of them against the reeds.  They were such naturals together and gave me my favorite shot of the day.  (The first photo below)

Thanks to John and Jan for letting me share their special day with them!

 

          The best man, John’s brother, asked me to take a shot of the groom looking out the limo window like he had just made the worst decision of his life.   Apparently it is a family tradition.   I didn’t include that shot for obvious reasons- but in between sad poses John’s real emotions about the day came out, and I got this shot.

 

When we had already given the driver of this fabulous car permission to leave, I happened to glance at the review mirror and see this archway.   I thought what a perfect frame within a frame within a frame.   We grabbed the couple who thought they had finally gotten a break, and got the driver to wait another minute while  I snapped this shot.

One thing that was really special about this wedding was the bond both families seemed to have.  During the father daughter dance I notice the groom watching his bride with such love and joy that I had to get this shot with him in the background.

I know you don’t usually see a lot of reception pictures on wedding blog posts but this reception was too fun to leave out!  This couple was the grooms brother/best man and sister-in-law who had only gotten married 9 months before.  They were so fun to photograph because they never stopped dancing and acting silly.  Here they were having fun dancing and singing to “Don’t stop Believing” with over-exaggerated gusto. Oh, and I also have to include this awesome kid who was a real head banger on the dance floor and never seemed to get tired.  He eluded my camera for most of the night, but eventually decided to give me a chance and I snapped this shot. 

Once the bride and groom had finally said all their hellos, they got on the dance floor and seemed to have the time of their lives.  This couple let it all loose and got crazy with the rest of their family. 

 

Liy Frost - August 15, 2011 - 7:18 pm

Caroline,

You caught such amazing shots! Dad and I thought we were at the wedding because you encaptured the feeling so well. Oh my gosh….I love these and the one with the bride dancing with her dad brought tears to my eyes!

The bride is such a cutie pie, so in that sense your job was easy! Haha.

Loved the frame in the frame in the frame one too….ALL OF THEM, my gifted daughter.
Love,
Mom

Ciara - August 16, 2011 - 12:30 am

Care,

You’re soooo gifted, just like you mom says! I would have loved to have those pictures for my wedding. Great job and now go get that massage;)

Hugs,

Ciara

Lily - August 16, 2011 - 4:04 am

Care,

These are awesome!! LOVE the one where the couple are in the sideview mirror. Probably my favorite shot :)

XO,
Lily

judy pak - August 16, 2011 - 12:16 pm

wow, these are amazing. im speechless. your mom is right, you are gifted!

Crystal - August 17, 2011 - 7:43 pm

I just want to say congratulations to this newly married couple! You both are stunning! Beautiful and extremely creative photos, Caroline!

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Udreamy - August 24, 2011 - 5:38 am

Beautiful bride. So perfect wedding.

Judy Wohrle - September 1, 2011 - 10:21 pm

Caroline,

Jan just forwarded your beautiful pictures. Your work is magnificent. These photos certainly made a special day even more special for us. Reading all your kind words also brought back wonderful memories of that day. Your pictures captured how special Jan and John are not only to each other, but to us their family. I can’t thank you enough.

Judy Wohrle
(Jan’s mom)

Wedding and Engagement Photo Contest Winners

 First and Foremost I just Want to Say…

Thank you so much to all of you who entered our Wedding and Engagement Photo Giveaway!  I was so delighted by the wide response, and  I loved seeing all of the couples pictures together. As you can see, this was a duel purposed post because above is a teaser of the Long Island wedding I shot yesterday- but more about that later…

The winners of a free customized engagement photo session (worth $400) are Liliana Dow and Daniel Stratton!  Congrats to this lovely couple who are getting marreid in Philadelphia in September of 2012!

But that’s not all!  Because of the overwhelming response I decided to choose a runner up couple as well.   The runners up who win a wedding photo package (of their choice) at 15% off  are the beautiful Valerie Menos and Jospeh Ramkhelawan who will be getting married in the NYC area in June of 2012.

Looking forward to getting to know each of you couples and hearing more of your stories!

Love,

Caroline Frost Shea

Crystal - August 17, 2011 - 7:40 pm

AMAZING WORK! Beautiful new wedding photos, and way to go with your contest thing. What a great idea. Congrats to Caroline AND the two lucky couples. :)

Crystal

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