Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

October 2010

kelsey and leigh’s mount holyoke engagement session

To say I am looking forward to Kelsey and Leigh’s wedding in Newport this coming summer is an understatement! To quote Leigh ‘it will be a sea of dresses!’ What is not to love about that?? So their engagement session at their alma mater, Mount Holyoke, was a warm up session for the big day! The fall color was at its peak, and the campus was so beautiful- quintessential New England!!
Now how adorable are these two??

These two were cuddlers galore, which made my job incredibly easy …. I mean honestly!

My favorite way to Read More

demetra and george’s new york city thrill shoot

In keeping with my week o’ the E! here on the b-log, I am here to show you my thrill-ride of a shoot with my very cool-under-pressure clients, Demetra and George! As brash and adventurous as I appear to be, I am not a rule breaker- in the sense of things like laws and such. Not at all! Last week during a shoot my client wanted to pick a flower to use and I just about had a heart attack! Wimp bo bimp, yes I know… but for this shoot we broke all kinds of rules and yes, my heart Read More

chrissy and justin’s storm king sculpture park engagement session

One of my last 2010 clients of the year- my December peeps Justin and Chrissy- and I had our fabulous engagement session in a new and pretty awesome place- Storm King Art Center – it’s a sculpture park in New York. Not only was it a perfectly beautiful fall day- but there was so much art to see- in the form of crazy large sculptures many of which were created by some pretty famous artists! Let’s just say we had a great day- check it out!

Nothing breaks the ice more than asking your clients to run at you Read More

kelly and mike’s boston engagement session

Trips in to Boston are always a good time, and it gets to be even better when I get to know my clients even better and try new things! More on that later! Kelly, Mike and I started our shoot at the Boston Commons- it was a blustery day but we made the most of it and had a good time regardless… Nothing warms one up more than snuggling with their significant other, right?

Our whole shoot Miss Kelly walked around Boston with these awesome heels….! I had to show them off, because they Read More

gershon fox room wedding show

One of my favorite Hartford venues to work at- the historic Gershon Fox Room– is having a Wedding and Event Planning show and cocktail reception TOMORROW evening from 5:00 pm – 8:00 p.m.! Why am I shouting you ask? Well, I will be there with some of the industry’s most talented wedding vendors- Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events and Tony Palmieri of Datura a Modern Garden to name a few- along with many other photographers, Florists, Videographers, Planners, DJ’s, Lighting Designers and Cake… people? Makers? Cookers? What?
There will be cake, that is all you have to worry about!
oh, Read More

mentor session to help fstop breast cancer

In addition to it’s clever name… come on, F Stop breast cancer?? love it!… this awesome photographer, Lydia Shannon contacted me a while back to see if I would be interested in donating a 60 minute mentoring session to help raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Well, of course! was my answer. Many people we know and love have been affected by this terrible disease, so no effort is too small, in my opinion.
How can YOU help? Well, in addition to me there are a TON of fabulous photographers that are donating their time for the cause. Read More

caitlin and fausto’s hartford society room wedding

Caitlin and Fausto’s amazing Hartford wedding was a feast for the eyes, and my native Hartford soul….!! One of our favorite venues in the city, The Society Room + Hartford City Hall? It was a photographer’s delight, for sure! I had my trusty, amazing second Mike Romano and our lovely assistant Miss Sara Code Kroll along for the ride! We started our day off with another C 10ike fave, Dana Bartone and Co. on hair and makeup!

I love how happy Caitlin looks here!

Fausto’s Mom was such a sweetheart and was Read More

sally and oliver’s video by jim altieri of vintage cinema

Honestly. Just when I think I can’t love what Jim Altieri over at Vintage Cinema can do more? Well. See for yourself!!!!!!!
AH- mazing.

Sally & Oliver Get Married from Jim Altieri on Vimeo.

sally and oliver’s wedding at the waveny in new canaan ct

Onwards to another of my favorite weddings of the year… the beautiful and amazing wedding at The Waveny in New Canaan CT of our clients Sally and Oliver….! What a perfect day we had! And I’m not only talking about the weather… and my awesome happy clients and their families… I got to work with some of my most favorite vendors in the industry! Check out the lineup of people that got to collaborate for the day:
Event Design by none other than the crazy talented Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events
Hair and Makeup by none other than my Read More

the ‘must have’ dreaded photographers shot list…

***DISCLAIMER!! I WROTE THIS RIGHT AFTER READING THIS LIST, SO I WAS PRETTY HEATED! But it’s still applicable, even if coated in my fury!! And funny reading for a Thursday! So laugh on at my rage!**
…and other things I think you should all know about when planning your big day! Get ready… and get your quills out to take some notes! Yes, I said quills! See how appropriate that is to write with? No?
Then you can appreciate how annoyed I am, as a 2010-era-age photographer to read in what I thought of as a reputable wedding planning magazine- Read More

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