Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

January 2012

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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downtown hartford holiday engagement session

Right before Christmas Julie and I braved the chilly- all-of-a-sudden-it’s-winter weather and photographed my 2012 spring (yay!) clients Marissa and Ryan! We opted for downtown Hartford and took advantage of the lights and open sky that Bushnell Park offer! We had a great time while trying to stay warm- take a look!


The Pump House Gallery made quite a great backdrop!




How happy do these two look!!!!










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my very own surprise ct backyard vow renewal

As a recap to this year of 2011, I can’t think of a better event to close with and start 2012 with then our very own vow renewal in our very own back yard!! Here’s how it came about…
I have been thinking long and hard about doing a video on the studio, to show what we are all about without being too melodramatic or taking ourselves too seriously whilst straddling that very fine line of not being too unprofessional in the process! It’s a thin, badly drawn line at times for us photographers and we have all been known Read More

westbrook ct beach wedding

On one of the most perfect summer days in New England, Mike and I photographed one of the most beautiful and summery weddings right on the water in Westbrook CT! Brooke and Steve were married on the beach at a home where Brooke’s family has summered for years- since her grandmother was a young girl! The perfect day, coupled with this sweet family history made for quite a fun day. Check out this stunning gown designed by Marisa that Brooke got at Bridal Reflections in NY paired with the most perfect florals done by the amazing Elizabeth of Blush Floral Read More

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