Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

January 2012

c10 associate best of: erik maziarz

While 2011 wasn’t my most prolific year, it was my most rewarding yet.  When I was forced to book fewer weddings because of increasing demands from my other career, my growing family and a new home (yet very OLD – think Tom Hanks and The Money Pit), I was down-and-out and felt like I had been benched.  Like I would be left in the dust by this fast paced and constantly changing industry.  How would I stay motivated?  How could I stay fresh?
What I failed to realize though, is that for the first time I would be able Read More

c10 associate best of: katie slater

You know what feeling I love?
That feeling when your heart skips a beat and your breath gets caught in your chest and your eyes get a little watery. That’s the feeling that I love. And honestly, that feeling happened to me more times than I can count in 2011. From belly laughs to nervous giggles, from a single tear to tears streaming, from a tiny hug to full on bear hugs, and from perfect sunny days to catastrophic unseasonal snow storms, 2011 was literally the best wedding season yet. I am so thankful to my wonderful couples for putting Read More

c10 associate best of: julie morawski

new years eve. 2011. there i was…in the middle of the bushnell stage with carla as balloons fell from above and my camera dangled from my neck.  my typical reaction ensued: goosebumps. really. how the h-e-double hockey sticks did i end up here? how did i get so lucky? holy smokes.

when the wedding ended we tailgated in the parking lot with caffeine free diet cokes. as i drove home that night with sore tootsies, i thought about the year that had just gone by. again… goosebumps.

2011 was pretty much my favorite year ever. so far at least. Read More

the c10 studio retreat recap

What better way to spend the first evening back from our studio retreat than working up the photos I took this afternoon of my super photogenic team till…. almost 2:00 in the morning! I know, I know I gotta learn how to relax. But wait! Just look below, that is me totally chillaxin’ in a CHAIR on the ice with my ladies! Cuz that is how I roll baby! Or, slide!
We all had such an relaxing and amazing time at one of my very favorite places, the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY. What a step into a Read More

the measure of my success

Today marks a milestone for me as a business owner and person and I just wanted to share. Ever since I had anyone working with me, even when it was just me and Dodie at weddings way back in the day- all I wanted to do was be able to help out those who were helping me.
Let me flash back here for a sec. Growing up I always thought I had less than most, and the reality is I did. As an adult I can honestly say that I was not really looking at the world that I lived Read More

the connecticut bride magazine cover shoot in essex ct

So there we were… shooting this magazine cover… ug how pretentious does that sound?? OK but we totally were!! And it was so much fun! It was a beautiful fall day, I was working with my most favorite crew- we had such an amazing theme! There was a boat I was totally coveting that we ended up getting permission to board and shoot on, and I am so happy with the images from the shoot!
It was a rush too, knowing I was shooting for the cover of The Connecticut Bride Magazine- and a big guessing game as we waited Read More

in white: a luxury wedding collective launch party

Our super fun  in WHITE launch party on Wednesday, January 11th was a rousing success! To quote my husband Dave, it was a ‘rager!!’ We can’t thank our amazing group of friends, business associates, colleagues who braved the style taboo of wearing white before labor day!!! Or after Memorial Day? Whatever! We appreciate the support of all of our friends in the launch of this exciting new adventure! Here are some of my favorite photo booth pictures from the suaree that my husband Dave took!
Meet my fellow In White team members!
The White Dress by the Shore
Jennie Fresa Read More

gala weddings magazine jackie kennedy inspired editorial shoot

These past few years have been kind to me in ways that I never would have even dreamed. I have photographed many happy, full of love couples on the biggest day of their lives; I have had time to be with my family and friends; I have traveled all over the world photographing in some amazing exotic locations; I have continued to teach my workshops for photographers hungry and eager to learn; and lastly, I have been trusted my a team of people to deliver editorial shoots for a long list of reputable and beautiful magazines. If you asked me Read More

belle mer newport ri wedding

On a perfect summer day Mike and I took a trip to Newport to the amazing, white, crisp and fun to photograph at Belle Mer on Goat Island, Newport. The best part of our day was working with our brides Kelsey and Leigh as they wed on the water in front of their family and friends! There were so many dresses it was amazing and pretty and fun!
I am such a big fan of these beautiful ring bowls by Paloma’s Nest!

Kelsey rewrites her vows so they are neat and perfect!



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webb deane stevens museum and barn wedding

Stacy and Ken got married by a big old tree in front of the barn on the property of the Webb Deane Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, CT. It was a beautiful day in September with gorgeous weather, and the sweetest, kindest people in the world. Alison Lassiter the Great and I had so much fun shooting this wedding along with our sidekick for the day Gary!

Along with her mom and sister, Stacy got ready at the Silas W. Robbins House in Wethersfield, CT. Holy smokes – what a gorgeous place to get ready!!

Stacy did her Read More

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