Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

September 2012

snug harbor wedding

Ali and Matt were married at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens in Staten Island, NY in May. The famous and funny Sandra Costello from Studio SMC Photography came with, and we had a blast as always! Take a peek!



 Alis has the sweetest friends and family around.



 Sandra grabbed these shots of Matt and the guys getting ready!

 First look time!

 Sandra’s gorgeous photo below.











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diy backyard wedding, boston, ma

I love Charis and Aram and I loved their tiny, intimate, super special wedding deemed, ‘Cinco de Marriage,’ that happened in Charis’s mom and dad’s backyard. Still, after almost 5 seasons of photographing weddings I get goosebumps and find it so special that I get to have a part in this most sacred moment in people’s lives. I love my job!
Thanks to Gary Hamilton for shooting alongside me on this day!
Salon: Organix Salon and Spa, Bedford, MA
First look and portraits: The Old North Bridge and Buttrick Mansion Grounds, Concord, MA
Dinner celebration: Henrietta’s Table, Cambridge, MA
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mystic aquarium wedding

A couple’s venue choice is often a reflection of their personalities, so when I met Helen and Andrew I had good reason to be optimistic.  With a venue like Mystic Aquarium, surely these two wouldn’t be boring, right?  Just as I suspected — and as evidenced by Helen’s infectious laughter in nearly every photo — Helen and Andrew are the most lively, colorful and organic couple I have ever worked with.   REALLY!!!  Ask Julie and she will tell you the same thing.  They welcomed us on their wedding day with open arms, and EVERYONE — including their adorable Read More

hartford elizabeth park engagement session

I’m getting excited for Anne and Osa’s wedding this weekend so what better time to post their engagement pictures from Hartford’s Elizabeth Park? We had the most glorious weather as we took our time strolling through the amazing gardens laughing and shooting. I know we are going to have a great time this weekend, I can’t wait!



Check out the creeper in the back!




Thanks Ryan for grabbing a shot of all three of us!!

I LOOOVE these in black and white!


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bridgewater engagement shoot

MaryBeth and Joe are definitely a cool couple.  When we started discussing their engagement shoot and location, I thought of the perfect spot for them.  We headed up to the Bridgewater/Roxbury area, an area I go to quite a bit for my landscapes.  There were so many unique backdrops and an early morning storm had just rolled through which made for some dramatic sky action.
Can’t wait to photograph your wedding next month MB & Joe!











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the candlewood inn ct wedding

Patricia and Aaron’s wedding at the Candlewood Inn in Brookfield CT  was full of emotion and yelling and oohing and craziness… from the photographers. Yeah, me, Mike and Jasmine could barely contain our excitement with how comfortable and intimate Aaron and Patricia are together. It’s like… they were meant to be in front of the camera in the craziest way.  Many of you may remember them from their over the top engagement shoot at the Essex steam train HERE. If not, take a pause and check it out. It’s hands down one of my favorite shoots! See, they met on Read More

gillette castle wedding

Brian and Cori chose an amazing venue for their wedding, Gillette Castle in East Haddam, CT.  It was an early morning ceremony so I arrived at Cori’s parents house to start photographing her getting ready for the big day at 7:30 am.  I found it very cool that Brian and Cori chose their kids as their wedding party!   Brian and I met well over a decade ago, on the job as I was his apprentice in the HVAC industry.  We clicked from the moment we met because we had a similar, dry sense of humor and a fondness for Read More

queen anne’s lace field shoot

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it probably twice… this is the year of the personal project for me, in a big way. There are a bunch of things I have in some sort of production stage- whether it’s stuff I have actually shot or things that I have  squirreled away in my pink and purple haired crazy brain for later. Waiting for the perfect time. Kind of like this here shoot. Many of you that know me know that I have been on the quest for the perfect field of Queen Anne’s Lace. For a few years now Read More

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