When my photography biz got successful, I knew it was time to expand beyond my love of making amazing women look and feel beautiful for their lives and businesses.  I’d been DREAMING intensely of AFRICA for quite some time – but I didn’t just want to SEE Africa – I wanted to get involved, and use my talents in the best way possible.  (I’m not big on pure vacations…I prefer more to mix work and play.)
It was Michelle Goldblum and Alison Leipzig’s SOUL CAMP (https://www.facebook.com/soulcamplove) where I finally found my “Africa People” as I call them – Molly Ola Pinney and Aja Davis.  Molly is the CEO of the Global Autism Project (https://www.facebook.com/GlobalAutismProject), a highly regarded and sustainable non-profit that is well established in over half a dozen countries around the world.  Turns out they could really use a videographer to show the transformations that they help foster between kids, parents, teachers and volunteers.  We all clicked instantly and got along like old friends.  It was simply meant to be.  And so I enthusiastically offered  to donate my video and photographic (but mostly video) services and creativity – a big inspiration for me having been my great aunt, photojournalist Margaret Bourke White {https://www.facebook.com/pages/Margaret-Bourke-White/113271048687110#}, perhaps best known for photographing Gandhi, World War 2, and the first cover of LIFE Magazine.
So here we are!  About to embark to my dream country of Kenya AND to India (Ya!  Like Gandhi’s country! Whaaaa?!?!)  this December and January, in order to beautifully and vividly capture stories of education, sustainability, connections, families, awareness, giving, resources, inspiration, challenges, triumphs, modalities and cultures… showing the Global Autism Project “In Action” like never before, as only the amazing and undeniable power of video can deliver.
But get this: I’m ALSO giving away a FREE SHOOT to one lucky person that donates to this amazing cause.  Just $25 enters you to win – AND you can increase your chances of winning by giving more!  Pretty cool, eh?  So $50 enters you twice, $75 enters you three times, and so forth!  You can give anonymously, or publicly – it’s up to you – either way, we will have your info so that you will be automatically entered!  It’s easy!
Just go here to give:
{The Fine print: The winner will get to choose between a photo shoot OR a video shoot.  The randomly chosen winner (using random.org) *may* need to fly to have their shoot… (Currently scheduled to shoot in the coming months in LA, NYC, Paris, London, Miami and Chicago, subject to change.)  Professional Makeup and hair styling is not included.  Winner will agree to be photographed and have their image seen in social media / marketing etc.  Winner will receive custom retouching to 15 images if getting a photoshoot, OR if choosing a video shoot, the winner will receive an edited 3 minute promotional video similar to these videos:  http://www.creativecaroline.com/?p=224  Winner can choose between shooting at Caroline’s in-home studio, having Caroline come to the winner’s own home, or the winner may opt to provide their own hotel or hotel-type room.  Shoot must occur within 12 months of winning.}Here is that link again to give!
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Mucho Amore.
CW.

I had known Hillary just a little bit when she reached out about needing new pictures for her Spirtual Life + Career Coaching website www.HillaryRubin.com  It had been about 7 years since her last pro photos!  I knew she wanted a major upgrade and a new pro look, but still we needed to capture her spirit, authenticity and approachability.  We were actually able to use her home (which had nice big windows, with lots of indirect natural light pouring in, plus a couple carefully placed polystyrene reflecting boards) as well as her backyard (when the sun got low enough that this little corner of the yard was not being battered with harsh direct sunlight).  Hillary had just turned 40 if you can believe that, and even though she looks amazing and is a yoga master and dedicated health food expert, she still (naturally) had some fears, as we almost all do.  I made sure to show her the #BackOfCamera shots that were the very best, and when she saw how they were lit and framed, she gained a new boost of confidence and it was playtime!  Check out more at www.HillaryRubin.com

 

 

 

(Originally Published Aug 30, 2011 in Backstage and Backstage.com)

In a few remote tribelike cultures, there is a deep and very real fear that having your photograph taken will actually steal your soul. This truly fascinates me, because when I lift my camera to take your picture, there’s a tiny voice in the back of my head whispering, “Psst, Caroline, how are you going to capture their soul?”

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I couldn’t get arrested. I arrived in Los Angeles with thousand dollar headshots, a degree from NYU, one lonely Off-Broadway credit, and a couple of commercial callbacks under my belt. My new roommate was pretty, positive, and an amazing waitress, and after 4 years in Los Angeles, she was finally starting to get regular commercial auditions. I was cute, impatient, and knew that my serving skills would always be pitiful. After months of workshops, mailings, classes, student films and networking, I still couldn’t get an agent. Not even a meeting. I just couldn’t imagine waiting four years to get going. View full post »