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Carla Ten Eyck


Styled Wedding Shoot at 19Main – New Milford, CT. by Dave Noonan

Check out this new wedding inspired styled shoot I photographed with CT’s most talented team of wedding professionals.  These types of shoots are super fun for all as it allows the top local wedding vendors to showcase their talents and have some fun together in the off season.  This shoot features models Viviann, and Nyiah from The Beauty Within Model Management.  We shot the series at one of my new favorite venues, 19Main in New Milford, CT on a Sunday afternoon this Spring.  Of course, my garage built 1970 Honda Brat vintage motorcycle makes a little cameo with bride, Viviann, Read More

The Inn at Mount Pleasant Farm in Torrington, CT Editorial Shoot-by Dorian Patrick

The Inn at Mount Pleasant exudes charm. A classic New England b&b turned stunning wedding venue. The Inn is a restored 18th century farmhouse on 40+ acres of land. The property has beautiful views to the south and west. There are meadows, wooded areas, stone walls, a historic barn and trails to the Nickel Brook creek. You know, the stuff you need for a quintessential New England wedding. Bob and Maggie, the owners of the farm, are downright fantastic people. I’m relatively sure they are the one’s responsible for this ridiculous rainbow.
The creative team could not be beat. It’s so Read More

What if it rains on my wedding day? – by Dave Noonan

What do I do if it rains on my wedding day?  The truth is; You really only have one choice.  EMBRACE IT!  Listen, I know it’s a scary thought.  You’ve spent endless hours and even months planning your dream wedding right down to the tiniest of details.  And now it’s a week before your wedding day and you’ve been checking the wedding forecast incessantly hoping the forecast will change.  Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to make inclement weather go away.  What you can do is, welcome it by going with the flow.  After all, is there anything more Read More

Spotlight on CT’s Newest Wedding & Event Venue – 19Main – New Milford, CT. by Dave Noonan

I recently had the pleasure of photographing an editorial shoot to spotlight Connecticut’s newest wedding and event venue, 19Main, in historic downtown New Milford on the green.   Perched on the corner of picturesque Main & Bank Street on the green, sits 19Main, a former bank restored to all of it’s glory to now celebrate weddings and events. The building was originally built in 1903 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It features 3 original bank vaults, each one unique and amazing on their own but (get this!) the vault in the bridal suite was converted into Read More

Engage!15 Nizuc – Cancun – Signature Landscapes by Dave Noonan

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of working in Cancun at Nizuc Hotel, Resort, and Spa with an amazing team of photographers Lead by the one and only Carla Ten Eyck.  We were the official photography team of Engage!15, the premier conference for wedding industry leaders around the world.   The experience was overwhelming and it was a ton of hard work but I will cherish the friendships I made with these amazing people.  While there, I spent some hours going back to my roots and enjoyed creating some landscape images of the unique Nizuc Pier.  There is so much Read More

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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