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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

rustic connecticut engagement session with carla ten eyck

These two. What do I even say??? Ashley and Ray (or Ray Ray as I got to calling him) are like photography family to me and my studio. A few years back I photographed Ashley’s sister Jessica’s wedding and got to know their family and just fall in love with them then. They were so warm and open and loving with me, and made me feel like one of their own right from the start! They were giving with their hugs and love and support over the years, and this will never, ever leave me. Now I am pretty Read More

how and when should you hire employees a podcast by carla ten eyck

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Josh Rossi, creator of fulltimephotographer.com a site dedicated to helping and educating photographers looking to go and stay full time. A lot of what I do I used to do myself, until I had enough business to support bringing in a support staff of the most amazing people to help me run my studio like a well oiled bee hive! Many photographers do pretty much everything for their businesses… from taking the pictures, to designing the albums, the website, their branding, managing their studio, booking their clients, shipping Read More

essex connecticut engagement session with carla ten eyck

One of my favorite things about my job (aside from having wonderful clients to work with, of course!) is getting to travel. Now, I am sure you all think immediately about exotic trips, or Paris or places far far away. Which are awesome, no doubt and most certainly a job perk that I enjoy…. but what I am talking about is getting to travel in my sweet little state of Connecticut! There are so many cute, quintessential little New England towns right here in this little state (I mean, we are the third smallest state in the US… a Read More

mechanics hall wedding by carla ten eyck

One wedding that has stood out to me over the years was the classic, beautiful Greek wedding of George and Demetra at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA. There was so much tradition, family, love, laughing and old school chivalry happening all day, I couldn’t help but smile the entire day. From their families sweet loving ways to the fresh baked pastries and Demetra’s DRESS??? When I saw it for the first time I was over the moon and in love with the texture and color and beading and just…wow…! What a gown!! And that George. So dapper in his Read More

trump soho wedding with carla ten eyck and dm events

Going to school for photography certainly has its perks. Aside from the crazzyyyy student loans (which I finally paid off in 2012, and I graduated in 1995…yes. yes. omg. YES.) I was lucky enough to get some sizable scholarships to the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY (and STILL had sizable loans… what the heck) and while there I not only got my learn on, but I made some pretty amazing friends that have become friends for life. Like, here I am, what, twenty-three years later and these friends from my Brick City days in good ole’ Read More

great gatsby shoot by carla ten eyck for the white dress in color

When I was younger I used to love playing dress up with my dolls. I would set up elaborate houses made of kleenex boxes and weird odds and ends that I would find to substitute for not having the Barbie Dream House! It was bootleg at best, but I had fun getting creative with what I had! Flash forward to today- and I pretty much am the same! Except… that I have friends in the industry who have access to some pretty pretty stuff, add models, sparkly stuff, a beautiful mansion and me and my camera and bada bing! Read More

C10 Studio e-zine volume three

There is so much I get excited about with my work, and one of the things that gets me fired up is being able to show my work the way that I think it should be shown. What better way to do this than by teaming up with my favorite designer like… EVAH… my bff Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery and Design! Nichole has a way of seeing my work and laying out each page of my e-zine with such care… I look through this and forget this is my work each time!
I love sharing some of Read More

Mystic CT engagement session by Carla Ten Eyck

When I met Lisa and Jay for their engagement session in Mystic I was so excited. See Jay here is like the Mayor of Mystic. And while I thought I knew Mystic pretty well after spending years going down there Jay showed me areas of Mystic I just didn’t even know about! We started at my new favorite place for Happy Hour- The Oyster Club right on Water Street. They have $1 oysters! ONE DOLLAR! I am a huge oyster lover so this was (obviously) where we would end up after our shoot was done for some oysters and Read More

Guilford Yacht Club Wedding by Carla Ten Eyck

Brooks’ and Kevin’s Guilford Yacht Club wedding is one of my all time favorites, even to this day! The weather was absolute perfection, the mood for the day was happy, and light and everyone was just in the most happy mood all day! The colors kept me feeling pretty happy and bright too- who doesn’t love navy and yellow for a seaside tented wedding on the Connecticut shore? I know, right! Brooks designed the most perfect day and I just loved photographing every well thought out detail, from the picnic basket centerpieces filled with happy yellow flowers to the fun Read More

Gillian & Mike’s New York City Wedding by Carla Ten Eyck

What can I say about Miss Gillan and her husband Mike? They are two of the most kind, and funny people I have met, and spending time with them from their engagement session to their wedding was so… easy. Effortless. Like we were old friends! We all laughed easily, and man-oh-man they were both so incredibly comfortable in front of my camera! OK, so they are also both actors, so yes, that has a little to do with it… lucky me! Their New York City wedding at the Manhattan Penthouse was so beautiful and was filled with well-wishing family and friends. Read More

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