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Carla Ten Eyck

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Life Milestone: Our First Home Together

‘I’ll light the fire
you place the flowers in the vase
that you bought today
staring at the fire
for hours and hours
while I listen to you
play your love songs
all night long for me
only for me’
Our House – Graham Nash
When a client inquires with you about photographing them, it’s a bit of a wild card. Do they love your work and can see what makes you…you? Are they price shopping and just looking for the best deal, as long as everything is in focus? Did they speak to a past client of yours Read More

Autumn Elizabeth Park Engagement Session

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

snowy session with my daughter and a nikon 105mm lens

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

black and white mini portrait sessions with carla ten eyck

When I first got into weddings that is all I wanted to focus on, and quite frankly it’s all I was able to handle at the time! I had upwards of 40 wedding clients a year, and for a boutique studio that was, quite frankly, way too much.  I updated my approach to my business, and decided to focus more on the client experience than just saying yes to everyone who wanted to hire me for their event. Doing this gave me more breathing room to connect with the clients that not only had chosen me, but who I Read More

black and white holiday mini sessions with carla ten eyck

Black + White Holiday mini sessions are here!
Are your kids home for Veteran’s Day this Friday, November 11, 2016? If they are, come create a beautiful black + white portrait with your family for the Holidays with Carla Ten Eyck at her home studio in Hartford CT. She will have portrait stations set up around her home, both inside and out! You will photograph outside as well, weather depending so plan on accessorizing with some hats and scarves, and dress warmly! Since this is a session in black and white, you also don’t need to obsess about Read More

twenty year anniversary session with one of my first wedding clients

When I was but a wee lass back in 1996 and had just graduated from RIT and was studying photojournalism with the high hopes of working for a newspaper when I graduated. Wedding photography was not even on my radar. Wait. Strike that. Reverse it! .. As Willy Wonka Would say! It was on my radar but not very highly regarded. In fact, I do believe that you would be ridiculed if you ever even uttered the words ‘wedding’ and ‘photographer’ in the same sentence! So to say this was not a dream job of mine way back when Read More

mt. hope farm editorial for bliss celebrations magazine with carla ten eyck

There are publications and teams that I love working with, and these ladies are at the top of the list! My good friend Amy Blau is the publisher of one of the most super gorgeous magazines ever ever in the world AMEN! called Bliss Celebrations Magazine. When she puts an idea out there for me to collaborate on with her I immediately start drooling because I just know that what she will put in front of me will be the stuff that dreams are made of! This shoot we did at Mount Hope Farm in Rhode Island? Was no exception!!! Read More

mother’s day mini sessions with carla ten eyck

This is a year of new things, and I am excited, nervous and ready for it all! After years of turning work away to do family portraits for people, I have decided to say yes to it… but with some stipulations. I want to create portraits my way. With light that gives me butterflies, in a space that I love, with a finished product that I am proud to share. Proud to hang in my home, have framed by my bed, where I can wake up to images of my family that fill me and help me see how Read More

sunday husband time with carla ten eyck

There is something really romantic about a lazy Sunday morning at home. Your space is filled with warm, thick late morning light, there is nothing on your schedule for the day besides relaxing with your love. You have your cozy pants on, maybe slipper socks, maybe bare feet that can soak up the warmth on your sun-soaked floor… your person by your side. Who doesn’t want a day like that, am I right? It seems harder and harder to get that lazy free time in these days, with so much on our plates. We have so many commitments to show up Read More

baby time with carla ten eyck

I don’t do a ton of baby portraits, but when I do… I question why I don’t! I photographed this little bug’s parent’s wedding at Elizabeth Park in the sweetest little spot, with the most buttery and thick light, surrounded by the tightest knit group of family on a Thursday afternoon. It was, and has been one of my most favorite weddings I have photographed. Lauryn and CJ’s love for one another is tangible, open and easy to see. They live close by and are fun to see when I bring my kitties in to visit CJ at the Read More

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