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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.

 

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.

Crystal Frost Portraits – Personal Files

The past two weeks I was out in California visiting my family who I basically only get to see once a year.   I thought I’d need a few days break from photos, but only a few days into the trip I started getting “the itch.”  When my younger sister, Crystal Frost, mentioned that she might need photos for her website or an album cover, I jumped at the opportunity to photograph my beautiful sister.

Crystal, who I have called Crystie since I was little,  is quite the go-getter.  A Composition major (and business minor) she has already composed a full movie soundtrack and a t.v. show jingle as well as a song for my very own wedding last year!   She is also an aerobics instructor when she is not studying.   I suggested to her as I do to many clients, “You may want to consider not going with  a sleeveless dress. Sleeves are always more flattering in pictures.”  She replied, “Not for my arms, they look awesome!”  Haha!  And right she was…  She wanted a mix of serious, pensive and lighthearted photos to convey that in addition to having heart, she is also a serious female composer in an industry dominated by men.  Here are some of the beautiful shots we got up in Lake Tahoe, CA at our parent’s cabin.

 

More fun posts to come from my California photo adventures….

Steve and Faye | New York Engagement Photographer

Monday was an exhausting but truly rewarding night.   Working with the talented Judy Pak Chung again,  she constructed a travel themed shoot inspired by the movie “Up!” complete with stylists!  In addition to looking fabulous and stylish, this couple was so sweet, and they are getting married on my birthday this year: August 6th!   We did this shoot later in the evening than I usually do which I explain later in this post posed a problem for me, but it was also so romantic with the street lights and relative quiet in the park.  It was super hot and humid that night but with the gorgeous shots we captured- it was sooo worth it!   My fave is this first one which looked so ethereal and romantic in black and white.  The background blur of the willow tree almost makes it look like it was photoshopped with some cool brush tool- but it wasn’t at all!

I love how I learn something new with every photoshoot, especially when shadowing someone talented like Judy.   This photo shoot I learned a very simple but important lesson: I need new camera.  Haha!

Basically in simple non technical terms, my camera doesn’t have the low-light quality or capabilities that I need.  As the light dimmed and the moon came out,  the most beautiful pictures kept presenting themselves.   As Judy clicked away,  my auto focus seized up and refused work any longer at finding shapes in the dark to focus on.  By the end I could only watch!  Solution? My husband and I have decided that the time has come for me to buy a 5D Mark II in August! What a birthday present!   :)  Can’t wait! I will need it at the wedding I’m going to be helping Judy with in late August…

Love,

Caroline at Frost Photography

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