Eyes up, heart open

Two brides kiss after their wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington CT
Bride and groom with their King Charles spaniel at their wedding at The Delamar in Greenwich CT
Two brides cry at their emotional backyard wedding Glastonbury CT
Two grooms walking their dogs at their Lord Thompson Manor wedding, Thompson CT
    Carla Ten Eyck

    Inclusive + Joyful Wedding + Family Photographer

    Carla Ten Eyck is a family, wedding + event photographer based in Hartford, CT.  

    Storytelling, connection + inclusivity fuel her photographic work as she joyfully documents your wedding, event or family. She travels the world over for your event.

    Finding a photographer for your event can be overwhelming! Let Carla's 18+ years of expertise help guide you through the process.

    Eyes up, heart open.

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    Meet Carla

    Connecticut Wedding Photographer Carla Ten Eyck

    Carla has been joyfully photographing weddings, families + events for over 18 years throughout New England and all over the world.

    Her photography has been featured by Vogue, Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, The Knot, and The Bridal Guide among  many other publications. Carla is a published author of two beautiful coffee table wedding books, The White Dress: In Color and The White Dress: Destinations.

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    “I always get asked who did my wedding photos. Carla Ten Eyck. Best photographer. Ever. But she is so much more. She is an amazing human with a soul so bright it could light up the night sky. Literally a god damn genius. Talent at its best. Thank you for these pictures Carla Ten Eyck. They are timeless.

    – Annie Stone

    "Carla was a joy to work with on our engagement and wedding photos! Our photos could not be more perfect and Carla managed to make it all feel so seamless. I have been to weddings where the photo time seems infinite but she got amazing, personal photos done so quickly. She has a big bubbly personality and is incredibly vibrant. She makes you feel amazing while she's taking the shots and the portraits but during the event she totally disappears but somehow manages to be everywhere and take pictures of everything! It was great working with her and I would definitely recommend her. The quality of her work is incredible!"

    – Anna Costello

    "If you've read all of the reviews, you already know that Carla is an incredible photographer. At the end of the day, this is why we wanted to work with her. But, what we loved most about working with Carla is how she makes you feel when you are with her. In our early meetings, she made us feel at ease. We had soo many questions and she was very patient with us. She is fun, loving and just exciting to be around. We talked for two hours straight! We knew we wanted her energy at our wedding. On the wedding day, she was equally incredible. Every idea and inspiration that she had made her so excited. This positive energy was directly passed to us and made us feel so special. She also managed the wedding party extremely well. One huge surprise that she gave us was posting some pictures to her blog shortly after the wedding. Rather than having to wait to see pictures, we were SO thrilled to get a sneak peak so soon! Carla's talent was very evident. They were amazing! She is amazing"

    – Katie Hasson

    "Carla was absolutely amazing!! If you are looking for a photographer who will not only make you feel comfortable, but will also make you laugh and take the most AMAZING photos, then Carla is the one for you! She took both our engagement photos and our wedding photos, and it was by far the best decision we made! We were so happy with all of the photos, it has been so hard to narrow down some to be framed! THANK YOU CARLA!"

    – Jessie Presbie

    Connecticut + New England Wedding Photography

    Real weddings throughout Connecticut photographed by Carla Ten Eyck.

    A bride and groom embrace during their spring Hartford elopement

    Hartford City Hall Spring Elopement

    Photographing Hartford City Hall elopements are very quickly becoming one of my specialties and most favorite ways to work! As a native to the Hart Beat, as we Read More

    A bride and groom dance in the snow during their Pavillion at Crystal Lake wedding in Middletown CT

    Pavilion at Crystal Lake Middletown CT Winter Wedding

    Paul was the first client I zoomed with when the pandemic first started in the Spring of 2020. We discussed her wedding at The Pavilion at Crystal Lake in Read More

    Rustic Wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

    Danielle and Jake’s rustic winter wedding at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown CT was on a super chilly day. We didn’t let that stop us one bit Read More

    Destination + Wedding Photography

    Carla has photographed destination weddings at beautiful locations including Scotland, Puerto Rico, New Orleans, Costa Rica and beyond.  She also frequently travels throughout New England, including Boston, Newport, and the Hudson River Valley to capture intimate memories for her clients.

    A bride and groom walk on a sandy path at their Wellfleet Preservation Hall wedding on Cape Cod MA

    Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wedding Cape Cod

    A fall Wellfleet Preservation Hall wedding on Cape Cod sounded PERFECT on its own. Add to that the bride- Hannah- is the daughter of one of my most wonderful Read More

    A bride and groom laugh during their New Hampshire wedding

    Woodsy Lakeside New Hampshire Wedding

    Where do I even begin with Courtney and Matt’s woodland fairytale magical New Hampshire wedding?? Perhaps the inquiry is where it all started… and the short story is, we Read More

    Two Brides One Fun Aruba Wedding

    Michelle and Julie’s Aruba wedding this past week was BEYOND. Strap yourselves in, folks this is a looooong post! A few years back, Michelle and I were single together, Read More

    Family Photography

    Real families throughout Connecticut photographed by Carla Ten Eyck.

    A couple snuggles during their maternity session at Harkness Park in Waterford CT

    Harkness Park Maternity

    Yes. I do indeed photograph families! Ellen and Ken’s Harkness maternity session is beautiful proof of this. I am realizing the more I see past clients of mine with Read More

    Downtown Hartford prom photos

    Downtown Hartford Prom Photos

    From the moment that I heard that my daughter was going to have her Hartford prom this year, I was ELATED. Not only for the absolute spaz out session Read More

    Class of 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic Hartford CT

    COVID-19 is this the end for the class of 2020

    COVID-19 and the Class of 2020. How is this all going to go down?
    This March of 2020, our kids are all unexpectedly home from school in an effort Read More


    From intimate backyard weddings that Carla photographs alone, to over the top destination weddings with a team of photographers, Carla is happy to create a package that fits your coverage needs.  Carla also accepts a limited number of branding, engagement, couples, and maternity photography sessions each year.

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