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.
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
Sara and Mike’s romantic fall Harkness Wedding on the Connecticut shoreline at Harkness Memorial Park was so much fun to photograph! They had a massive wedding party, and the mix and match approach with the bridesmaids dresses all in that sparkly champagne color left me feeling all excited- yes, color can do that to me! Well, maybe it’s the sparkles and glitter that sends me into orbit, let’s be honest! Add to this already romantic feeling the incomparable Jane from Just for You Florals and her full, lush designs; the cake? Oh my God the CAKE!! But a Dream Read More
Paige and Geoff invited me to Paige’s Grandparents beach house in Rhode Island to spend the afternoon for their Engagement Session, and I happily obliged! We started our session at one of their favorite places, The Weekapaug Inn, and if you haven’t been before I highly recommend making the trip there to see for yourself! It’s nestled right on the water and run by the same folks who run The Ocean House, one of my very favorite places in the universe to go and enjoy the spa for the day or the beach and the food? ooohhhmmmyyggoooddd so good! Read More
Spending the afternoon with Courtney and Mike in my favorite park Elizabeth Park was, dare I say, a walk in the park! You snort laughed, I heard you! It’s always a fun challenge to photograph my couples or families in the Elizabeth Park that I grew up going to, since I have been seeing it with the same eyes ever since I was a little girl. The challenge is in seeing this park, my Elizabeth Park, with fresh, new eyes. Every couple I bring here brings something new and different to our session, so I let that guide me, Read More