Eyes up, heart open
My most important job as your photographer is to tell the story of your wedding day while making you and your family and friends comfortable. The more comfortable you are, the better your pictures will be! A typical Carla Ten Eyck client is a lover of photography, art and design. They are someone who has to have beautiful photographs. Someone who cries openly or laughs so hard they snort! Someone who just lets Carla do what she does best, and trusts her years of experience in the industry. Whether you are the most camera-shy person or the biggest ham, Carla will get you comfortable in a way that is best for you. There is no cookie-cutter approach to every client!
Welcome to the blog! You can view my most recent weddings, events and other fun sessions here, along with all of the creative partners who we work with for each event.
After fifteen years of photographing weddings, I have come to the conclusion that intimate weddings are something super special. A small, curated group of the most meaningful members of your life, all there supporting your choice to join your life to your partners life, just gives me the feels. Each person is hand picked to be there, each person has a unique and special connection to the couple. There is nothing quite like it! Peter and Tori had such a powerful and loving connection with one another before the wedding and especially on the wedding day. When they Read More
A big perk of my job as a professional photographer is the education and travel portion of my job. Three times a year I attend / speak or photograph at the renowned Engage Luxury Business Summit, that takes place in high end resorts all over the world! It is a place to learn, network and connect with like-minded wedding industry professionals at the top of their game. My favorite part of this is really getting to know these creative partners as people, not just for the work and accolades that they have achieved. One of my favorite people Read More
Photographing a few of Ali’s friends led her to me, and being her wedding photographer – but it was their friends that set them up at a bar in Fort Lauderdale and brought them together! Despite being long distance, their love hold fast. No matter that it was a New York / Florida love, which is FAR! Once Ali and Adam realized how happy they were when they were together the deal was done, and despite Adam saying he would never leave the Sunshine State again, here he is, back in New York! Love will do that to you…! Read More
Phyllis and Dan’s wedding at the Mansion on Turner Hill in Ipswich MA was one for the books! The day started at the mansion and from the second I walked in, and took in all of the beautiful light filled spaces and rooms, I was beyond excited for the day to begin! Little did I know that when I saw Phyllis’ wedding gown by Eve of Milady I would nearly faint with excitement! Add to THIS how sweet and beautiful Phyllis and her bridesmaids are and I was in complete and total photography heaven! At every turn I was Read More
Is there anything more romantic than Stormy Skies a warm summer rain, cuddling with the one you love at home? Even if it’s outside at your home and you’re supposed to be having your engagement photos done and then all of a sudden a big Stormy Skies sweep in and it gets super dark and stormy and maybe even a little bit scary (the cats were hiding!) You bet it still is! If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I am not afraid of photographing my couples in the rain. I find that rain, Read More
The hard thing about being a wedding photographer can be having weddings every summer weekend while your friends and family are off at the beach and the lake having a grand old time- so- when you get the opportunity to have a wedding on a Thursday? You high-five yourself and enjoy! Sherry and Brian had a gorgeous Thursday wedding at the Wychmere Beach Club Resort in Harwich MA among an intimate group of family and friends. The sun was out, there was a refreshing beach breeze and they even went for a post wedding sail with their wedding party! Read More
Welcome back for the second installment of this mountain luxury styled shoot at Lonesome Valley Resort in Cashiers, North Carolina! So I mentioned in my previous blog post about the first location we worked in at the little stream and waterfall (you can read that post HERE) that there was a boat house, and indeed there was! The first thing I saw when scouting the resort for new and different locations to work in was this swim platform. It called my name long and low and it echoed across the valley and I had no choice but to heed Read More
Three times a year I attend and photograph at the esteemed Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summits, held at luxury resorts all over the world! The last one I attended was at The Kimpton Seafire Resort on Grand Cayman, and it was simply amazing! The time before it was on Cayman at The Ritz Carlton and it was there that I had the opportunity to meet Sarah Jennings from Lonesome Valley in Cashiers North Carolina. She raved about her mountain property and encouraged us to come visit. So, being the doer that I am, I set the wheels in Read More
So often people say they love to discover new places and people and things, and while I couldn’t agree more, there is something romantic and challenging about rediscovering new spots in familiar places! Take Erin and Chris’ wedding at the Bee and Thistle Inn in Old Lyme CT. I have photographed intimate weddings here for a while now, and while it is no longer a ‘new’ space for me, I get super excited when I book a wedding or event there with the Bee and Thistle Team! I know the grounds, the nooks within the Inn really well, at Read More
When a client hires me to photograph their Engagement session, I normally stress the fact that it’s not the best plan to make their session be about a treasure hunt of locations that you just tick off a long list. We all have locations as a couple that have levels of meaning for us, which is normal and wonderful, right? But when it comes to your engagement session the main reason we do them is to see what your chemistry is like in front of my camera, and also with me! During our pre-booking meeting when we are both Read More