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.
This last, blustery push that Winter is having (even though it is technically Spring now!) has me longing for the summer, with it’s long days filled with warm sun and weddings at Belle Mer with Jubilee Events! This last wedding we al collaborated on was one for the books! Libby had the most amazing team assembled for Kate and Richard’s wedding on the water as the sun set, complete with a fly over by an airplane with a sign that said ‘Congratulations on your wedding Kate + Richard!’ that literally flew over at the exact right time, just as Read More
One of my favorite creative outlets I get as a photographer is doing styled shoots with my creative partners. One of my favorites is Bliss Celebrations Magazine. I have known Amy Blau, the publisher since she started the magazine, and had the absolute honor of having my work on three of their six covers. They are so loyal to me and supportive and this translates to them giving me freedom to show up at a styled shoot for their magazine with nothing but a smile on! Well, trust me, I am still rocking my nerdy fanny pack camera bag, Read More
Last Summer found me in the Hamptons surrounded by a team of creative professionals that I am also lucky enough to call my great friends, sisters even! This team was assembled for the second year in a row to photograph the Donna Morgan campaign, led by the amazing Kathleen McFeeters, who has come to be a dear friend of mine thanks to the Engage Luxury Business Summits! I met Kathleen in Grand Cayman as she sat for me while I was ‘portraiting’ with some of the attendees at the conference and she patiently waited for me and then we Read More
On any given day I am always up for an impromptu photo session with my daughter. She is inspired, inspiring and willing to do whatever we need or want for the shot! This was how she always was for me, and I have been photographing her for her whole life! There was one time we did a shoot in a field and it was COLD and all she was wearing was a dress made of flowers and leaves and she was barefoot but she had a wand and that was all she needed to keep her warm! She did Read More
Carly + James are two of the most easy going and fun clients turned friends I have had in my years of working as a photographer! Easy with a laugh for me and my super corny jokes (I’m here till Thursday, try the veal!) Add to this the fact that Mr. James just loves to have his picture taken and flip me over, I am DONE! We had all of that and the best creative partners for the day- my bestie Beth Chapman provided the amazing lace gown that Miss Carly absolutely rocked! Then! Oh! The floral goodness that Read More
Mary + Mike booked with me via the talented lady crew that is Sixpence for your Shoe without even a phone call- which is quite a thrill! Then when I learned what these two smarty-pants do I was super intrigued. They have such unique jobs and they found each other! Mike studies endangered small mammals in the Florida Keys and Mary studies invasive tilapia species in North Carolina. I mean. Seriously! So the animal theme at their wedding was super appropriate for them both, and gives you all a bit of back story on it! I loved seeing how passionate Read More
Emily + Brad were two of the most laid-back and go with the flow people I have met, which I can’t lie is like the cherry on top of my favorite type of client. People can love my work, or love me, or be so fun and energetic or kind and thoughtful on the phone when we meet, but the wedding day, as we all know, can bring out all kind of emotions! Add rain to that mix and Lord knows what can happen to the emotions of all involved on a wedding day! The one thing I love Read More
Being a local Hartford CT gal, when I get the opportunity to do an engagement session at my favorite park- Elizabeth Park, I get really excited! Most photographers long for the coast line of an unfamiliar place for sessions, which I totally get! Maybe it’s because I do get an opportunity to squeeze some travel in here and there that I can really and truly appreciate the place that I get to call home. Plus, I have to say I love rediscovering all of the nooks and crannies of a park that I grew up going to at different Read More
Many of you know how much I love to travel, and having the job I do, as your fun-loving photographer I am afforded that opportunity on the regular. Lucky me, can I get an amen! But…! Some of my favorite places to travel are those that are a drivable distance from me and my good ole’ state of CT. Squad Lake in New Hampshire is one such place. Like. Whoa. My clients Kate and Colin wanted to do their engagement session up there since it’s a super meaningful place to them both. Kate’s family has a lake home there Read More
Jessica and Chris had their wedding, designed and planned by Nicole (Jessica’s sister!) at Sixpence for Your Shoe – at one of the coolest venues in CT- South Farms in Morris. From the beautiful rustic interior to the rolling hills and fields that surround the property, this place is just a magical space to celebrate your wedding or event! Especially in October, I am not sure I could pick a more magical month! The colors of the foliage, the feel of almost rain the whole day, to the palpable love, excitement, and revelry that was in the air just made for Read More