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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

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

Downtown Hartford Engagement Session

A downtown Hartford engagement session is the direct way to the very center of my heart! When I met Tricia and Bill we clicked instantly. Tricia has such wonderful energy and when I saw them both together they just made sense. Their care for one another was evident as we poked around my beloved city of Hartford. I also loved how Bill thought Hartford was such a lovely city! It really is, in case those reading it have not noticed. Check out these amazing buildings and sculptures! We met up on Main Street in Hartford by Hartford City Hall Read More

Spring Engagement Session Harkness Park

Jennifer and Jared’s Spring Harkness engagement session in Waterford CT was the perfect semi official start to my 2021 wedding and event season. After many delays and postponements from 2020 it sure feels like the starting bell has gone off and the world as we knew it is back in action. I admit it feels incredibly overwhelming, so I have challenged myself with staying focused on the task at hand. Today’s task: photographing this beautiful spring Harkness engagement session with two lovely people!

Harkness Park in the Spring is a beautiful thing. Actually it’s a beautiful thing 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, living our best lives. We met up for happy hours, commiserating about online dating and the duds we were meeting. Until she met Julie! I watched their romance blossom online through Instagram and Facebook; from Patriots games to barbecues to cooking the most amazing pasta sauces from scratch to the absolute Holy Grail of Bloody Mary’s. MY KIND OF PEOPLE!!! When Michelle told me the news- they were engaged and Read More

Red Hat on the River Wedding Irvington NY

The excitement for their wedding to be at the Red Hat on the River in Irvington NY was the first thing I noticed when I first chatted with Maggie and Dave about their wedding. I was immediately intrigued. While I certainly love working at spaces that host weddings regularly, the opportunity to photograph a wedding at a new space is always fun. The Red Hat on the River did not disappoint! Not only that we had the most absolute gorgeous day for their wedding. Literally the day before they told me there were whitecaps on the water because of Read More

Hartford City Hall Elopement

My two grooms, TJ and Shawn called me, super excited for their elopement in Hartford this Winter. They knew they wanted to have their dinner at republic at the Linden in Hartford, but weren’t exactly sure where they wanted to have their ceremony. They couldn’t have googled a better photographer for their Hartford elopement, am I right? My only option for them, hands down was the opulent and amazing Hartford City Hall, right on Main Street in Hartford CT. The truth? It’s not built like other city halls. Need proof? Just take a look for yourself!
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Winter Engagement Silver Sands Beach Milford CT

A winter beach engagement session at Silver Sands beach in Milford CT has been on my mind for the past few months. I think I saw some friends post while down there alone, walking the desolate beaches in the off season that reminded me about this gorgeous park. I was aching to bring a couple down there for some winter beach-y fun… so I just kept thinking about this place. Early on in my career I did an engagement session here and I remember having so much fun! I returned a few times since then but this time, with Read More

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