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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

Bill Miller’s Castle Wedding Branford CT

Jaine Coann and Ken’s jubilant summer Bill Miller’s Castle wedding in Branford CT was so much fun! When I met Jaine Coann and Ken for the first time on the phone, their energy and enthusiasm about well, everything was just contagious. They asked the best questions and we just dug deeper and deeper into life even beyond just their wedding and engagement session. I knew at that point we would become friends! I was not wrong! They have been so kind as to model for me during a styled inspirational shoot at the amazing Mayflower Inn and Spa in Read More

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 were just absolutely meant to work together. Courtney’s energy is unmatched. Her smile, her laugh, her very presence makes you feel like you are getting in a sun-warmed car after hours in the air conditioning; your skin tingles as it heats up and it just feels SO DAMN GOOD. Being around Courtney is a special feeling. You are the most important person, the most loved, the funniest, the BEST. She Read More

Magical Lord Thompson Manor Wedding

Trica and Bill’s magical Lord Thompson Manor wedding in Thompson Connecticut was so much fun to photograph I could barely contain myself! There are so many reasons why I was beyond thrilled to work with such a lovely couple at one of the absolute BEST wedding venues in the New England area for weddings. Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson CT is a weekend destination wedding space. When you have your wedding or event at Lord Thompson Manor, you have it for the entire weekend from your rehearsal dinner, to your ceremony (if you choose to have it there) to Read More

Fairfield University Wedding Fairfield CT

Erin and John’s Fairfield University wedding in Fairfield CT was seriously one of the highlights of my photography career. It was all the reasons I do what I do as a photographer, it was my WHY all rolled into one big, fun wedding! That was actually a vow renewal! See, John and Erin met  back when they were in college at Fairfield University, they started dating and eventually married one another. They started a family and have three of the most amazing kids I have met. When they got married twenty five years ago their wedding was fun! They Read More

Fox Hill Inn Wedding Brookfield CT

Rachel and Glenn had the most gorgeous day for their Fox Hill Inn wedding in Brookfield CT this June. After the crazy year we have all had, their wedding felt like a return to normalcy for everyone present. The Fox Hill Inn was the most perfect space for all of Rachel and Glenn’s  family and friends to all come together to celebrate their families, see people they have not seen for the year and dance the night away!
When I did Rachel and Glenn’s engagement session last summer at Lake Waramaug, it was also a gorgeous late summer day. Read More

Milford Audubon Society Engagement Session

A Milford Audubon Society engagement session in Milford CT is one of the most sunset-y beachy spots for a session. When Paula and I chatted about where she was considering for her engagement session location, she said she wanted something with a bohemian feel to it. After chatting with my close friend and amazing CT wedding planner Amy Champagne, she sent me the link to this beautiful styled shoot she did at the Milford Audubon Society in Milford CT. After scrolling through her shoot I was hooked; I knew this was the spot for Paula and Justin’s engagement session!Read More

Litchfield CT Intimate Backyard Wedding

Intimate weddings are here to stay, and I am fully on board! Jeannette and Matt’s backyard Litchfield wedding was emotional, sweet and I think exactly what they envisioned. when Jeannette and I first chatted she opened up about how little she and Matt enjoyed being photographed. At the same time, they both value photography at their wedding enough to know they needed and wanted it to be photographed, but they just didn’t want to pose for any photos. They wanted them to feel natural, real and represent the day as it unfolded naturally. 
Hearing how much couples want candids Read More

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 families who don’t come to me for sessions with their families, the more I am realizing that I do not indeed share this enough. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING FAMILIES! Most people think (I am guessing here) that I really only photograph MY family, because I happen to have kids who really enjoy being photographed. I don’t take this for granted, trust me.
My favorite part about photographing families is watching them Read More

Portsmouth New Hampshire Engagement

An opportunity to drive a bit and see another beautiful part of New England is always a yes for me. Courtney and Matt’s Portsmouth engagement session was exactly what I needed to get my season back to the ways of years past. Not that I am in any rush, I have to be honest. If there is one thing I have been enjoying from this past year, it was the time I had to just…be. To be home, in my garden, with my kids. My cats. Enjoying thoroughly all of the things I have worked so hard for over Read More

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 we would both have obsessing over gowns and hair styles and nails and shoes and ACCESSORIES OMG.  OK, maybe all of that! Mostly, it just felt … normal. Like the olden days of yore, before covid, before we all knew what quarantining felt like. Before the phrase social distancing was ever in our vocabulary. Before we thought about masks coordinating with your prom gown. (Which, hello, we made sure it Read More

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