Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck


bee and thistle inn wedding with carla ten eyck

One of the best things when photographing weddings locally, is working with an amazing team of fellow creative partners. When I get a wedding at The Bee + Thistle Inn, in Old Lyme CT, I almost squeal with delight (OK, so maybe I did actually squeal, because come on. It’s amazing there!) Not only is the property so pretty, but the people that run the day there (Hellerrrrrr Tosh, Jack, Jake and crew!) just make me smile, laugh and have the absolute best day. They are so kind to their clients, so attentive, so knowledgeable and five steps ahead Read More

Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall Wedding- Dorian Patrick

I knew Maureen and Niall were my people when the list of things they can’t live without include bacon, music and whiskey. Not to mention Niall is from Buffalo and is 6’4″. Brother from another mother moment. But I digress. These two had the most perfect day for their nuptual mass in Maureen’s childhood church right down the street from her parents’ house. Followed by an amazing reception at The Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall which is better known for their performances than events. But I’ll tell you what, it was an amazing setting for all of Read More

south farms wedding with carla ten eyck

I first met Kate years ago while shooting on Block Island- she had walked into my shot and I put my camera down to yell ‘HEY!’ (jokingly of course) and realized it was her and another CT photographer I knew! And on and on over the years, we ran into one another at venues, parks and the like as we both went about photographing our couples. When Kate got engaged to Lee, she reached out to me to be her photographer, and I cold not have been more flattered! Being the photographer who photographs other photographer’s weddings is a true Read More

martha’s vineyard same sex wedding with carla ten eyck

One of my favorite things about living in Connecticut is its proximity to some pretty amazing locations! We have New York City, Boston, Newport, Vermont, The Hudson River Valley and one of my favorite places: the island of Martha’s Vineyard! Once you step foot off the ferry it’s like you are transported to another place and time… add to this the most loving and amazing couple and just hit me over the head with a frying pan I am done! Sarah + Beth are two of the most happy and roll with it people I have met- which Read More

tented wedding in ct with jubilee events and carla ten eyck

What a WEDDING!!!  Our day was absolutely filled to the brim with such love and light and happiness from the moment we showed up to literally the moment we left! Amanda + Joe and their families were the most welcoming people ever. They made our whole team feel like a part of the day and just let their personalities and love for one another shine through. From every single detail thought out and taken care of by the lovely ladies Diana + Libby of Jubilee Events, to the literal send off with a bang (courtesy of some family friends!) Read More

nyc wedding at the pratt house with carla ten eyck

When I got the request to photograph Allie + Chris’ wedding this spring I was ecstatic! Just last summer I had the absolute pleasure to photograph Allie’s sister Kristen’s wedding at the Castle Hill Inn in Newport (you can see their full gorgeous wedding post HERE) and got to know their family really well over both of their wedding planning periods! Allie and Chris’s wedding at the Harold Pratt House in New York City was the definition of pure city elegance! They got ready at the downright gorgeous Loews Hotel in Manhattan, what a stunning place for a bride Read More

Kunal & Christina’s Madison Beach Hotel Wedding

Sunday morning wedding. Officiated by the groom’s sister. Arranged around the bride’s brother’s return from Japan. Yes, early on I knew this Madison Beach Hotel wedding was going to be special.
Kunal and Christina wanted a day to honor their love and love in general. They did that with an intentional celebration this past Sunday. It was a beautiful ceremony between two incredibly driven and kind individuals. A little nerves gave way to a easy day. Once Christina saw Kunal, she relaxed, knowing she was marrying the right guy. And Kunal, seemingly always self-assured, stole glances at his wife Read More

mystic ct tented wedding with carla ten eyck

When Caity + Ryan first reached out to me to do their engagement session, it was just for that. They didn’t have firm plans for their wedding laid out and wanted to make sure they had time to get some photographs taken in the height of fall in CT and I was more than game. We met at Gouveia Vineyard in Wallingford CT (you can see their blog post here) and spent the afternoon literally frolicking around the property, laughing and shouting (with glee!) because we were so, so happy to me creating such amazing images together, it felt Read More

Lighthouse Point Park Wedding- Dorian Patrick

Gray skies, a cold wind and rain most of the day couldn’t dampen the spirits of these two Southern California kids on their wedding day at Lighthouse Point Park. Kelsea and Scott are two of the most genuinely awesome people I’ve met, not to mention had the pleasure to work with.  They are such a laid back couple they just rolled with the punches mother nature threw their way. I am such a fan of this handmade ring box. Designed and constructed by Kesea’s dad.
Mules were the name of the game and the signature drink. 
The carousel is a must Read More

ocean house wedding with carla ten eyck

Jessica + Jeremy had the most intimate, perfect wedding at one of my favorite resorts, The Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. I have done many weddings there, and they vary from the whole shebang of 150 people and all the bells and whistles to an intimate dinner for 20 or even more intimate ceremony for 6! I love the variety of celebrations I have been able to experience here, and this one is by far at the top of the list. They had their ceremony in the herb garden overlooking the ocean, and we could hear the Read More

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