Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

February 2012

bushnell memorial new year’s eve wedding

It seems like every New Year’s Eve I have had a wedding since I can remember… and I wouldn’t have it any other way! What a great way to ring in the New Year- with a joyous couple, newly married and surrounded by their family and friends! It was also nice to shoot in a Hartford institution like The Bushnell Memorial on such a spectacular night! Hartford hosts First Night so there are revelers and people enjoying the arts and culture all over the city. We had a foggy night which lent itself to making Elysa and Russell’s wedding night Read More

bliss magazine cover shoot

One of my favorite parts of my job is when I get to mix my love of taking pictures with working with some of the most talented people in the whole universe and create a shoot for a magazine! To even one up myself here, it’s even more fun- and challenging- to do this shoot for a magazine cover! With the editors there! And everyone watching! And listening to me breathe and sweat! As much fun as most people think they are, editorial shoots are hard work. Yes, I know, I am literally handed beautiful people and details to photograph… Read More

dana lauren is a smokin’ jazz singer

Let me introduce you to one super talented Jazz singing lady… Miss Dana Lauren! I have had the honor of doing her head shots for the past few years, and have taken even more pleasure in seeing her career blossom! Dana will be on the main stage of the Hartford Jazz Fest this July 22nd in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. Mark your calendars now people, you won’t want to miss her!
We decided to do her latest session in Hartford City Hall after her mom saw how amazing it could be after a recent shoot I did there for a workshop! Read More

seaside autumn wedding

On a super perfect autumn day in September (my favorite month) Mike and I had to pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kristen and Brian at The Water’s Edge in Westbrook CT. We had it all- perfect weather and a fun-loving couple! What else could we have asked for? Well if I told you this was the day that we got that CRAZY crazy CRAAAZY sunset, well… then let me tell you, we scored like crazy!

Kristen’s beautiful dress was by Cymbaline Paris!

Kristen was over the MOON when she saw her flowers from the amazing Read More

six years ago today


There is something about an anniversary ¬†that sometimes overshadows everything. Maybe it’s the fact that you know it’s coming, and that you think you are supposed to feel one way or another- depending on if it’a happy or sad anniversary. Dodie and I talk about this a lot and both get a little irritated about the pressure that surrounds the ‘anniversary.’
At exactly 1:30 p.m. today it will be six years that my Mom died. And like every year, I have been dreading this week. But then I got really busy with work and despite trying not to Read More

c10 posing workshop

I know, I know, it’s been a MINUTE since I posted on the blog about a workshop…. and I promise to post them soon, I have been working pretty hard on getting caught up, I swear! So in honor of that I am posting pictures from todays Posing Workshop! We had the super sweet Brooke and Jeremy in front of our cameras… and man, oh man….!! These two were fierce!! We decided to not brave the chilly weather for the whole day and shoot inside, and my favorite place to shoot inside is pretty much hands down Hartford City Hall. Read More

easton’s beach newport rhode island wedding

On the same day as the royal wedding of Kate and Wills I found myself on the beaches of Newport, Rhode Island photographing the wedding of my sweet clients Heather and Chris. Some regular blog peepers may remember their snowy winter engagement shoot in Watch Hill last winter, you can check it out HERE. They are both full of love and happiness and their wedding really showed it! My team for the day was my sweet friend and amazing photographer Miss Crista Acosta and my super sleuth Jazzy on third camera!
Heather was pretty crafty and made this great bouquet Read More

ponds at equinox vermont wedding

Yvonne and Kevin’s beautiful Vermont destination wedding has been a long, long time coming for the bee-log!!! We had to wait a spell since it was immediately snatched up to be published by Southern New England Weddings Destinations Magazine- and once you scroll down and see all of the amazing details that my bride Miss Yvonne and Carrie of Storied Events helped put together you will see why! And, to keep all of our bases covered it was a feature on Style Me Pretty as well! You can see their full post HERE!¬† Yvonne and Kevin had a true destination Read More

gala magazine publishing celebration at the bee and thistle inn

This Wednesday February 8th The Bee and Thistle Inn will host a cocktail party to celebrate our Jackie Kennedy wedding shoot getting published in Gala Weddings magazine! Come have a cocktail and meet the people behind the shoot!
styling and dresses by Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
cakes by Hope Wright-Martell of A Little Imagination Cakes
beauty by Dana Bartone and Company
floral art by Tony Palmieri of Datura A Modern Garden
lights by Christen and Erik Ryan of Ryan Designs
coordination by Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events
paper by Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant
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wedding at the mansion at bald hill ct

A sunny day in October brought us to the Mansion at Bald Hill for the wedding of Brooke and Todd. It was a relaxed day full of sunshine, lots of laughter and plenty of tears… yes, we ALL cried thanks to Brooke’s sweetheart of a Dad, Harvey! My amazing second shooter for the day was my good friend Danielle Fuller, who laughed and cried with everyone all day as well!!
We were psyched to work alongside my main gal Catie Bane of Dana Bartone and Company on beauty!


There was not a dry eye in the Read More

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