Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck


this isn’t goodbye

After our first shoot together, Jazz and I pulled over on the side of the road to look at our images. We squealed like loonatics in my car, we were so proud. That was 4 years ago. It’s been a wild ride, guys. Filled with love, laughter, whiskey, wigs, tea, adventure, light. For the past 4 years I’ve spent my time meeting some of the most wonderful and talented friends, mentors, couples, teammates, soul mates. This isn’t goodbye, at all really. But a way to honor our silliness as my new adventure begins.
I hope you all laugh so hard, that you snort a Read More

Lake Of Isles Wedding, North Stonington, CT

Allison and Dan were recently married at Lake Of Isles in North Stonington, CT.  The weather was perfect, the mood was just right, and there was plenty love in the air.  After getting ready at the Grand Pequot Tower, we moved onto the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church in Mystic, followed by formal portraits in beautiful downtown Mystic.  Here are some of my favorite moments from their wedding day. Enjoy! The Team:
Lead Photographer: Dave Noonan
Second Photograapher: Mike Romano
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Just a typical Sunday stroll in the park ;)

From the training right up to the actual race, running an ultra marathon is a journey. Let’s take a step back and clarify something. A marathon is 26.2 miles. No longer, no shorter. An ultra marathon is any distance longer than 26.2 miles. Generally distances are 31 (50k,) 50 miles, 100k (62 miles), and 100 miles. There are stage races where you run set distances over the course of three days (i.e. 25, 50, 25), and there are adventure ultras (Not even remotely fun adventures).
If Yogi Berra were to describe an ultra marathon, he would say 90 percent of an 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 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

april by the water

maggie and rob are absolute sweethearts. they radiate as individuals and when they are together, there is a beautiful brightness about them. their family and friends cast that same brightness, and my lens was filled with light all day. thank you so much for welcoming us so warmly.
a huge thank you to my amazing second shooter anna, who is not only talented, but hilarious, and to my keenly observant third shooter sam, who always manages to surprise me.
hugs to maggie and rob! wishing you many wonderful years ahead! xo


kate + chad + gatsby

“There are all types of love in this world, but never the same love twice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
All it takes is just one look at these two and it’s clear that Kate and Chad found a very sweet kind of  love.  When Chad catches a glimpse of his lovely little lady, his eyes sparkle like there is no tomorrow. And Kate sparkles back. They are so cute.
Surrounded by their loving friends and family, Kate and Chad wed on a sunny April day, and then partied into the night. Gatsby style.
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harrington farm wedding, massachusetts

Diane & Mike were recently married in a very intimate ceremony at Harrington Farm officiated by Mike’s daughters, Amy and Nicole.   Diane’s daughter, Amber, was her Maid Of Honor.  I love non-traditional weddings and this one was as unique as they come.  After the ceremony, the families held a quaint gift exchange following a nice lunch.  The afternoon was completed with a sundae bar for the guests to enjoy.  Here are some of the photos from their wedding, enjoy!
Dress: Ann Taylor
Hair & Makeup: Hey Good Look’n
Venue: Harrington Farm
Florist: Kathy’s Flowers



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seaside avenue

kathleen and tanner are pretty much models. with a tolerance for chilly weather that i admire. we planned for a warm sun kissed april shoot, because you know, it’s spring. well, this year spring has been taking it’s time reaching us, so we made do with a super breezy, frigid ocean afternoon. and i have to admit, i loved how i got to play with kathleen’s gorgeous hair in the wind. if panteen is hiring, they need to hire this girl!
congrats to you both. i am soooooooo excited to see you guys this summer on the farm!
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sacred spaces

this is a preview of a personal project i’ve been working on, that gives me goose bumps every time i think of it. the project is about artists at play in their sacred studio spaces. i’ve been exploring my own sacred space and my intuitive process, and am so interested in other artist’s relationship with this magical dance. more to come soon!

winter tipi

i couldn’t be happier to be working with stella and brian this year. they truly are some of the nicest people i’ve met. as soon as i read their questionnaire i was giddy with excitement. they are both so down to earth and love and appreciate artistic expression in all forms. during my chat with stella she talked about their love of cinematography and the feel of Wong Kar Wai movies which she wanted her wedding photography to emulate, and are now on my movie list this winter. i love getting to know what makes my clients hair stand Read More

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