Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

November 2011

essex ct fall engagement session

During our super short fall season here in New England I had the pleasure of photographing Stefanie and Shaun in my new favorite CT town.. Essex! It is like a step back into a time machine there, it’s so super quaint and typical New England- there is nothing not to love about this town. My clients Stefanie and Shaun brought their A game and dressed the part for our shoot- how cute are they!! We were lucky enough to have met the owners of The Griswold Inn who also happen to own this amazing car… and they Read More

west end of hartford fall engagement session

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of photographing two long time original gangsters of the West End of Hartford, Addy and Will. They wanted to focus on their personal studio work spaces as our location, since those spaces really represent who they both are. What a great way to get to know the two of them and really see who they both are in their element. An added bonus, we were smack in the middle of my neighborhood! We started off at Addy’s studio space by Real Art Ways in Hartford. Addy runs Hartford Prints! and creates some Read More

balance and chicken light

So there was this trip to Costa Rica a few years back, right. We meet some amazing locals who offer to help in any way we need- and boy, do they ever. They model, they let us borrow surf boards as props, they show us some pretty rad spots to shoot in… we are collectively in a tropical, creative and pretty sweaty form of heaven. But what did I know. So we stop by the shop to pick some boards out, and there, in this dusty little courtyard with dogs roaming about and shirtless locals working I find my heaven. Read More

belle mer wedding in newport rhode island

Remember Leanne and Toby from their super sweet engagement session at the pink barns? Well they are back now with their summer wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island! Belle Mer is one of my favorite places to shoot- it’s so different from what you expect from Newport- it’s so… white… and crisp and modern and I love it! We had the perfect summer day for their wedding, not a cloud in the sky, bright blue skies and plenty of laughter and tears! My trusty sidekick for the day was none other than Miss Cheryl Cronin… we always have Read More

wooster street new haven engagement session

One of my favorite things about my job as a photographer is the traveling. Now, I know you are thinking all of the exotic places – Costa Rica, Mexico, Vienna… but what I got so excited about last week was heading down to New Haven CT! What’s that, you say? Yes. I officially have a city crush on New Haven! (but keep it down I don’t want my beloved Hartford to hear!) But man, this place has some uh-MAY-zing restaurants!! Many of the better known italian places that are pretty famous for New Haven are located on this unassuming little Read More

goodspeed opera house engagement session

During my super crazy two months straight of shoots every day (!) I had these two cuties in the lineup: Lauren and Mike. Now I can tell you that Mike is pumped to be called a cutie… but he totally was! One of the things I told them I was going to point out was what they wore for our shoot. This has to be the most asked question from my clients: ‘What do we wear for the shoot?’ Lauren and Mike did such a great job in picking comfortable, casual clothes that meshed well together without being too matchy. Read More

professional photographer magazine feature

We are so excited to share a feature that goes a little deeper than most wedding related features… In the photography industry most professional photographers are members of PPA, or Professional Photographers of America. It’s a powerful organization with some big benefits for us small business owners, and I truly value my membership. One of the perks of my membership is the magazine we get each month called Professional Photographer. It’s filled with great industry related articles and features on photographers across the country. I knew they were looking for images from a same sex wedding to accompany an article Read More

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