Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

October 2012

eolia mansion at harkness memorial state park wedding

Pretty amazing wedding!
Dana Bartone and Co. making magic happen!

 Jane from Just For You Floral Design Studio making her stunning, floral magic happen!




 Lisa was full of life and I loved it!





















 Lisa and Mo! Thank you a million times over!

happy birthday mom

Dear Mom,
Happy Birthday! I’m sorry to say I don’t know how old you would have been today. We all know I suck at math. I guess the good part about dying is that you get to be immortalized at the age you were when you died… so for you, happy eternal 59th birthday! I remember when I thought that 59 felt like so far away. Shit I thought 40 was old! That’ll be me next April, can you imagine Mom? But here you are, 59 years young, forever. I have to say I struggle with that number Mom. Read More

Stonover Farm Wedding – Lenox, Mass

I recently had the pleasure of working as a second shooter with my pal Robert Norman for a beautiful farm wedding in Lenox, Massachusetts.  Christine and Jim were an awesome couple and their setting was Stonover Farm, a gorgeous old farm converted into a Bed & Breakfast.
Catering – Mezze Catering
Dress – Rivini
Dress Boutique – Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Flowers – Crocus Hale 
Lighting Design by Julie Seitel – North Adams MA
Cinematography – Buzz Media Company
Band – Ripcords











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new haven city hall wedding

Marguerite and John proved to me that all you truly need in life is LOVE. Their sweet Wednesday wedding was a breath of fresh air. Their day was filled with family, laughs, joy, and a tour of New Haven. These two couldn’t have been any more fun to hang out with. You see, they decided a few weeks back that they were going to have an intimate, spontaneous ceremony at City Hall in New Haven, followed by a fancy dinner with their  favorite people in the world, their families. And that it was. Intimate. Spontaneous. Beautiful. An honor to be Read More

the barns at wesleyan hills wedding

Really? Does it get better than break dancing, purple lined wedding dresses and terrarium centerpieces from Datura, A Modern Garden? Yep, yep it does. When you throw in a healthy dose of love, Sandra Costello as a second shooter, and a couple who treats you like you are part of their family. That’s when it gets better, It gets WAAAY better!!!!
We couldn’t have had a better day with Karin and Tony! Sandra and I are so lucky.


 Sandra’s amazing images below!






 Best. Dressing. Ever.
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east hartford fall foliage engagement session

Tricia and Don’s engagement session was so much fun AND we were lucky enough to be able to take advantage of some amazing afternoon Autumn light.   We got together at Don’s parents farm in East Hartford on a sunny afternoon and we had a great time as we strolled around the wooded property getting into adventures together.   
Tricia and Don, I cant wait to photograph your wedding next summer!

ct horse farm engagement session

Rachel and Guy’s sun-soaked horse farm engagement shoot was one of the most relaxing and fun shoots I have been on! The location- Guy’s family horse racing farm- was to DIE for…! Acres of rolling fields, barns, horses and a barn cat to boot! Oh and boots to boot! Rachel and I were kindred spirits from the start- with so many random things in common, I felt like we had been friends forever…!


I don’t know about you… but shooting around horses it always a fun challenge.. mostly because I have to be so quiet around them!Read More

dolphin cove stamford ct wedding

Christina and Chris’ nautical-meets-hoe-down New-England-Meets-Texas wedding was one of the most fun weddings Mike and I have photographed! From the sweet, love-filled way these two looked at each other all day, to her Mom (who Christina called Bob Villa and Cindy Crawford!) and both of their amazing families, to the snap of the nautical flags in the wind, to every carefully planned detail… it was pure bliss. All day long!
venue: Dolphin Cove, Stamford CT
bride’s dress: designed by the bride!
bride’s shoes: Brian Atwood
coordinators: Sixpence for Your Shoe
floral: Lisa Eiseman-Salley
band: One Step Ahead
paper: erica keuter Read More

haddam ct riverhouse wedding

Nina and Andy’s travel-themed wedding was just beautiful.  From Nina’s stunning dress, to the hand-folded paper airplanes and old love letters, every last detail was thoughtful perfect. They were such troopers climbing into a beautiful field for their portraits and Jazz and I had so much fun with these lovebirds!
Nina and Andy, I hope you guys have so much fun together in Texas (D-A-double L-A-S!), Thank you so very much for having Jazzy and I there on your wedding day, it was lovely!
Dream Team:
Hair and Makeup: Tara Abate and Nicole
Dress: Pronovias from L’Elite
Flowers: Diane Gaudett
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mystic ct marriott wedding

Becca and Ike’s romantic ballroom wedding this spring was full of love, flowers and laughter… and we had such a ball photographing it all! Becca was off the charts stunning, and Ike looked completely dashing in his smartly appointed tuxedo. The whole affair was elegant, classy and just perfect! All of their vendors came together to create such a beautiful room for their party, and they gave me an absolutely beautiful canvas with which to work for the whole day!
Venue: The Mystic Marriott, Groton CT
bride’s dress: Monique Lhullier from Saks Fifth Ave
floral: Diane Gaudett
cake: Felicia Read More

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