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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

downtown hartford elopement by carla ten eyck

Intimate, mid-week weddings seem to be my JAM this summer!! Not sure how or why… but I’ll take it!  There is something so…dare I say intimate..? ha ha about them! That I am only one of three people or less present at such a big day is something so special to me. The focus becomes so much more on the couple, their vows and the sheer act of getting married. Lauren and Patrick were married on their actual Anniversary of August 1 in a city they, and I, love to pieces.. downtown Hartford, CT. Hartford is one of the Read More

intimate summer woodland wedding by carla ten eyck

When I first met Lauryn and CJ, they showed up at my workshop to be my models for the day for a posing workshop I was teaching. I knew right from the start that they had something special together… the way they looked at each other, how kind and gentle they were with one another…it was so beautiful to watch! To add to this…? They were absolute magic in front of my camera! So comfortable, so relaxed… they just knew what to do! I offered little to no guidance- well, except for the fact that I was teaching an Read More

new photography workshops with carla ten eyck fall 2014

It feels weird to see how long of a hiatus I have take from teaching. After teaching for almost 7 years, every month straight! Especially when in the throes of teaching I am in my element- happy, alive, challenged, excited, electric, pumped, and just… at home. On some level my whole life I knew I wanted to teach, but never felt at home in a classroom. I hated the pressure of papers and tests and having to sit still! Although man I loved the smell of chalk on the chalk board! Except when it would squeak, then I didn’t enjoy Read More

L’escale Wedding in Greenwich CT with Carla Ten Eyck

Inyoung and Jonathan’s wedding at L’Escale at The Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, CT this May was an intimate and emotional day that I was so happy to be a part of! Their families traveled from far and wide, and many were meeting for the first time at the wedding. It was sweet watching all of the hugging and camaraderie all day, and everyone made me feel like I was part of the family! The day was steeped in many traditions from both sides, and photographing them all made me so incredibly happy…!
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an afternoon with coral pheasant and some prime rib

Late this Spring I got the chance to spend some time with my former client, designer and great friend Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery and Design. We hung out at her new-ish house in New Haven, and it is just something you have to see to believe! Her and her husband Tim has got SUCH an incredible sense of style. Like. It’s the kind of stuff that belongs in some kind of over the top awesome stylish architectural magazine! Seriously! The first time I was over I freaked out. Everything. Every, little, sweet corner was just perfectly thought Read More

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

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