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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

harkness memorial park wedding by carla ten eyck

 
 
 

Melissa and Jeff’s wedding at Harkness Memorial park in Waterford had it all…a beautiful, perfect day, a big group of happy family there to celebrate Melissa and Jeff’s vows to one another all in a gorgeous setting! What more could you ask for? Melissa had a smile on her face the entire day, and was calm and happy and so ready to marry Jeff. Mike got to spend the morning with Jeff and his guys in Mystic while me and the ladies spent time at Harkness before the ceremony taking pictures and enjoy the beautiful day. Read More

portraits of my friends at engage!2014 bachelor gulch colorado

In early June I flew to Beaver Creek, Colorado to present at one of the most exclusive, amazing and over the top conferences called Engage!14 (this year anyway, as the number changes each year) The conference- created by the genius that is Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce- was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch thanks to the super sweet Syd Sexton who I had the pleasure of meeting at my first Engage a few years back at The Mandarin Oriental in Vegas. I remember Syd telling me how amazing Engage! would be there, and I was on board Read More

rustic connecticut engagement session with carla ten eyck

These two. What do I even say??? Ashley and Ray (or Ray Ray as I got to calling him) are like photography family to me and my studio. A few years back I photographed Ashley’s sister Jessica’s wedding and got to know their family and just fall in love with them then. They were so warm and open and loving with me, and made me feel like one of their own right from the start! They were giving with their hugs and love and support over the years, and this will never, ever leave me. Now I am pretty Read More

how and when should you hire employees a podcast by carla ten eyck

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Josh Rossi, creator of fulltimephotographer.com a site dedicated to helping and educating photographers looking to go and stay full time. A lot of what I do I used to do myself, until I had enough business to support bringing in a support staff of the most amazing people to help me run my studio like a well oiled bee hive! Many photographers do pretty much everything for their businesses… from taking the pictures, to designing the albums, the website, their branding, managing their studio, booking their clients, shipping Read More

essex connecticut engagement session with carla ten eyck

One of my favorite things about my job (aside from having wonderful clients to work with, of course!) is getting to travel. Now, I am sure you all think immediately about exotic trips, or Paris or places far far away. Which are awesome, no doubt and most certainly a job perk that I enjoy…. but what I am talking about is getting to travel in my sweet little state of Connecticut! There are so many cute, quintessential little New England towns right here in this little state (I mean, we are the third smallest state in the US… a Read More

mechanics hall wedding by carla ten eyck

One wedding that has stood out to me over the years was the classic, beautiful Greek wedding of George and Demetra at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA. There was so much tradition, family, love, laughing and old school chivalry happening all day, I couldn’t help but smile the entire day. From their families sweet loving ways to the fresh baked pastries and Demetra’s DRESS??? When I saw it for the first time I was over the moon and in love with the texture and color and beading and just…wow…! What a gown!! And that George. So dapper in his Read More

trump soho wedding with carla ten eyck and dm events

Going to school for photography certainly has its perks. Aside from the crazzyyyy student loans (which I finally paid off in 2012, and I graduated in 1995…yes. yes. omg. YES.) I was lucky enough to get some sizable scholarships to the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY (and STILL had sizable loans… what the heck) and while there I not only got my learn on, but I made some pretty amazing friends that have become friends for life. Like, here I am, what, twenty-three years later and these friends from my Brick City days in good ole’ Read More

seattle washington family portrait with carla ten eyck

I recently got the chance to visit with one of my oldest friends from my photo days at RIT, Gus. Oh, Gustav! Having Gus and his adorable little family in front of my camera again was like coming home. I have photographed Gus since freshman year in college, he was so good in front of the camera, had such presence and confidence and…. everyone adored shooting him. So much so, that our Photo 1 teacher Dan Larkin said no mas! Flash forward to Gus and Anna Fahey‘s wedding on the untamed Cypress Island in WA and it was like coming Read More

time with my friends

One of my favorite things to do besides spending serious quality time with my friends is to spend serious quality time with my friends while making their portraits! Some of you may know me for my colorful hair, and this is thanks to my close friend and stylist Catie Bane of Catie & Amy. We have been friends a long time, and our friendship started the way many of my current friendships started, through work. We did another good friends wedding together, Geoff and Kate Boka and I loved watching Catie work her magic on Kate… she was so… good! Read More

connecticut autumn engagement session with carla ten eyck

There are people who you meet and just know they are meant to be together, even if you don’t know them well, you just… know. Megan and Ante are those people for me! From the moment we first met (and pretty much laughed so easily the whole time…!) to the beautiful afternoon we spent together doing their engagement session at Elizabeth Park in Hartford … I just could feel their love and respect for each other so tangibly. I love seeing this, and makes me look forward to their wedding even more!!
I grew up going to Elizabeth Park Read More

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