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Central Park Spring Engagement Sesssion | NYC Film Wedding Photographer

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Spring in NYC is an event like I never experienced in California.  The week the snow has finally all melted away, the weather starts reaching the 60s, and the trees seem to almost instantly burst into bloom everywhere,  hoards of people from all five boroughs stream to Central Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden like prairie dogs emerging from their underground tunnels after the rain.  Everyone is always abuzz about the cherry blossoms, including me, but in some ways the main event in Central Park is really the magnolias: huge pink and white, sweet-smelling flowers that grow in clusters all over the upper east side of the park.  Like the cherry blossoms they burst into bloom very quickly but last only about a week, so it’s very hard to time a photo-shoot around them.   I was lucky enough to have 4 scheduled the week they peaked including Michael and Manuela’s, who were especially hoping for a magnolia-themed engagement shoot.

My absolute favorite thing about my job is when a bride and groom become friends.   Michael and Manuela found me in New York Magazine, like many of my couples do, and with very little knowledge of what to expect we scheduled to meet up, chat about their wedding and show them my sample albums over a glass of wine.  Less than 5 minutes into the conversation, we realized we had so much in common and bonded over our faith and shared struggles of finding a church in NYC where we felt at home.  My husband, Alex, who was nearby got roped into the restaurant and over a glass of wine, the four of us realized that we are probably going to be life-long friends.  Alex was so touched to receive an invitation to the wedding last month and so now in addition to photographing their wedding,  Alex and I also get to celebrate as guests and friends!

Much like Alex and me, Michael and Manuela have different strengths that complement each others.  Manuela reminds me a lot of Alex with her reliability, faithfulness, honesty, organization, and down-to-earth practical look on the world.  She is also has an artistic eye which with these aforementioned skills is a rare combination and makes her excellent at managing the business side of things for creative types!   Michael is also very creative as well as genial, adventurous, insightful, spontaneous, and intuitive.  Together they make one amazing couple, who I know will be an unstoppable force of love, innovation, and change wherever they decide to apply their gifts.  I feel so blessed to have met Michael and Manuela and to have been asked to photograph their wedding at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club (coming up this week!)

All images by NYC Film Wedding Photographer Caroline Frost

Giando on the Water Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

I was thrilled to work with Lindsay Madden again on yet another beautiful wedding, but even more thrilled because this couple is the very definition of sweetness!   While Lindsay captured Julia’s getting ready photos, I hung out with Peter and the boys.  Peter and his groomsmen actually grew up about 15 minutes from my hometown in California, so – go figure- us laid back Northern Californians had an easy time getting a long.

Julia and Peter’s love for one another was so evident….the minute we met Julia she was asking “Have you seen Pete? How is he doing?”  And Peter’s reaction to reading Julia’s letter for him, “Did someone cut an onion in here?  Jeez.  That girl’s a good one!”  They barely required any direction during their portraits and first look as the love and romance was just radiating from them!   Their ceremony and reception which took place at Giando on the Water, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges at sunset was one of the prettiest ceremonies I’ve seen.   I love when couples write their own vows and Peter and Julia’s personal words to each other had me tearing up a long with everyone else.

At the end of the night I received a hand written note, which I’ve never received as a second shooter or primary shooter,  thanking me for being a part of their day.  They had written it to me personally – when they hadn’t even met me yet!  These two kindhearted people deserve each other and remind me what weddings are all about: two beautiful but separate people coming together to make an even more beautiful whole.

 

Crystal Springs Golf Resort Wedding | New York and New Jersey Wedding Photographer

 

The first thing I found out about Patrick in Christy is that they work together,  live together directly across the street from their work in NYC and that coincidentally their apartment building happens to be an ex-NYU-dorm where I lived my sophomore year of college!  It quickly became very clear to me that only do these two spend every waking minute with each other, but they still can’t seem to get enough!  Patrick is clearly enamored of Christy whose beauty commands his full attention, and no one else can make Christy laugh through a tough situation (like an outdoor e-session in 40 degree weather) like Patrick can.

After having a blast at their e-session and getting to know them a little bit,  I couldn’t wait for their big day.  Christy was beaming and radiant and Patrick, relaxed and cracking jokes as per usual, couldn’t take his eyes of her.  The most important thing for Patrick and Christy on their wedding day was to spend lots of time celebrating with friends and family so they opted to do a first look in place of missing their cocktail hour.  The day was full of personal touches like an old Irish tradition of  “tying the knot”  that they revived for their ceremony and a surprise slideshow from the bride’s sister which had everyone with a heart (including yours truly) misty eyed.  Dark clouds loomed in the sky giving the ceremony a beautiful textured backdrop, and much to everyone’s relief they didn’t decided to pour out their contents until the indoor reception had started.

P & C forewarned me that their family and friends knew how to party and they were right.   From a 10 year old boy showing the DJ how it’s done  on the dance floor, to a whole table of senior citizens being the first ones on the dance floor, to Patrick himself performing an Irish jig with a friend…the fun went on and on.   After a delicious dinner, guests were kept full and happy with the red velvet wedding cake, a dessert bar, and a banana fosters station.  The flambé and chocolate fountain were spectacles in and of themselves and managed to draw guests from the dance floor.   Though both the bride and groom made a point to mingle with their guests for most of the reception, throughout the night there were many moments, smiles and looks between Patrick and Christy that made clear to anyone watching, they couldn’t be happier to right where they are – together.

 

Thanks to Michelle Lange for your help second shooting and this cool pic of Patrick getting ready!

Thanks Michelle for this awesome pic

Had to include this….these are two Frost Photography brides getting down on the dance floor!  Dee and Peter’s wedding is coming up next weekend and I can’t wait! (Patrick and Christy will be there as well)

Here comes the Irish Jig…Complete with beer in hand!

Love this moment between these two couples…the bride and her sister.

Prospect Park Family Session | NYC and Brooklyn Family Photographer

Meet John Mark-  the happiest little guy I know.   His Dad, Colin, says that I happen to get lucky and see him on his good days, and his mom, Sofia, says she thinks he’s good because he likes my face (why thank you John Mark, I’m smitten),  but I know better – this guy is a little angel!   No surprise there – his parents are two of Alex and my closest friends and really the nicest people in the world.  In such a joyful, peaceful home, what does this little guy have to cry about?  It’s really a disappointment, I  do love a good wailing baby pic, but lucky for me He LOVES to make funny faces instead…  He made them as a newborn, as you may remember, and still as a 9 month old now with four adorable!

It was a gorgeous spring day in Brooklyn with fallen tree blossoms polka-doting the grass in Prospect Park (which John Mark thought looked yummy enough to eat) and gorgeous light reflecting off the Brooklyn Museum’s modern facade.  I had the best time capturing this little guys’ smile and vivacious energy and couldn’t wait to share these pictures with the rest of you, internet. :)

His parents treated me to a breakfast at Tom’s Restaurant afterwards which was seriously the most killer diner breakfast ever.  Whoever you are reading this, no matter where you live, you gotta get to Brooklyn try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

And now for some pictures…

 

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