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
Hair and Read More

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

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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Tara and Ben’s Intimate Island Wedding

No words can express how sincerely grateful I am to have been able to spend the day capturing those priceless moments when a couple “ties the knot”. But Ben and Tara’s wedding was different in so many ways and certainly one I won’t ever forget. Their private Pot Island (Part of the Thimble Islands) intimate family wedding was highly emotional, personal, and simply story tale-esque. From the fact that they only had 30 or so people attend their wedding which overlooked Long Island sound, to the undeniably positive and rock-solid bond that Ben has with his nieces and nephews. And Read More

rustic tyrone farm wedding – pomfret ct

Sarah + Rafal had a beautiful country wedding at one of my new favorite venues, Tyrone Farm.  The weather was perfect, the mood was right, and I couldn’t have asked for better light to photograph their day.  One thing that sticks out to me about Sarah and Rafal is how important their family is to them and I think that love will show through in the photographs in the blog.  This was a special day for so many reasons including the fact that they were married on the same date that Sarah’s Grandparents were married 67 years ago.  Seriously, how Read More

Happy, Happy Birthday Lillian Jane – by Jacob

Today, my little lady, you turn two. No words can describe the profound joy you have brought your mother and me. There is no doubt you will be equally as amazing to your baby brother when he comes at the end of August. We love you to the end of the world and back and we can’t wait to see what the next year brings.

The Instagrams below are some of my favorite moments from birth until now. There may be better images that I have taken, but these images highlight some of our moments together.
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Sara and John Say Yes in Derby, CT: A Raw Wedding

Meet Sara and John, a Raw couple. They chose for their First Look to take place at the historic secondary school, Choate Rosemary Hall, where Sara’s mother has worked for many years. The arts center was a perfect backdrop for some of the most exciting photos we (Anthony and I) have taken.
This was the second of Eric’s weddings that I have photographed with Anthony. Each one is special and emotional. With each wedding, we approach the wedding as a cohesive team with Eric in our hearts and use that personal connection to create emotional and meaningful images that we Read More

Chelsea and Matt’s Mystic Wedding – In honor of Eric Langlois

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Chelsea and Matt’s wedding at the Mystic Seaport with my good friend Anthony DeCarlo. Although it was an absolutely beautiful day, no one could forget that our good friend Eric Langlois of Raw Photo Design who passed away recently was originally hired to shoot the wedding. Chelsea and Matt were incredibly understanding to the situation and Anthony and I couldn’t have asked for a better to couple to spend the day with creating images in honor of Eric . Stay tuned for more images from Anthony.

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