Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

May 2012

survivor stories

Raise your hand if you feel me on this. I take stock in my life, daily. While I’m driving, while I’m just waking up, while I’m supposed to be listening to someone talking (rude, I know) but honest. In line at the grocery store, while taking a shower, listening to the radio. My life, well. It’s pretty amazing. I have a healthy family, respectful, happy and loved children, a happy and loving husband. And friends? More good true friends than I can count on all my fingers and toes. You know who you are. But sometimes, I feel like I Read More

wedding at the barns at wesleyan hills middletown ct

Becca and Andrew’s rustic barn wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills was one for the records. They wore their hearts on their sleeves and I was so happy for that. There are so many times during weddings when people shout at the bride NOT to cry and I am like NO NO please just let it out! First because who really likes that trying-to-hold-your-tears-in-headache and secondly, well, why not? Just look up and blot don’t rub baby! Let it out! Feel the emotion of the day, let it fill you up! You only have this day once, I say Read More

new york city engagement session

What better way to celebrate the spring than with an engagement shoot in New York City? Gillian and Mike brought us along the Union Square area since it’s near and dear to them and I loved it! One of my favorite parts of an engagement shoot is seeing the places that mean something to my clients, and today was no exception. So we took our time and poked around New York and got to know the city a little bit better…!




What? I’m pretty interesting to photograph too!

I loved Gillian’s shoes!!Read More

tribeca rooftop new york city wedding

In June me, Jazzy and Nikki had the pleasure of photographing Jenna and Jonathan’s modern and colorful New York City wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City! The day was packed with action from the getting ready and first look to our detour in the city for pictures while trying to beat the rain! (we totally did!) to the ceremony and super fun reception at the Tribeca Rooftop. We started with the ladies, and all of their amazing pink shoes…! I was in love!
venue: Tribeca Rooftop, New York City
dress: Priscilla of Boston, Kleinfeld’s
beauty and hair Read More

wood’s hole cape cod wedding

I am so excited to finally share the amazing wedding of Jessica and Pierre in Wood’s Hole Cape Cod this past fall!!! For a variety of reasons… a long time ago, when I was still getting my business started I had the honor of photographing Jessica’s brother John and Beth’s wedding on the beach in Rhode Island. I vividly remember meeting Jessica while Beth was getting ready. She was so stunning! I told her: ‘I hope you call me when you get married!’ She was super young then so it was kind of funny for me to say something like Read More

essex ct steam train engagement session

Quite a while back now, Jasmine and I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Trisha and Aaron’s train-themed engagement session. I have some clients who want to do something a little out of the norm for their shoot and I am always more than happy to oblige! Their wedding had a train theme, since they met on a train- so we thought it only fitting to work a train theme into their engagement shoot! And what a shoot we had… I can’t tell you how worked up we all got! Everything was perfect, Tricia and Aaron and how eager and Read More

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