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Carla Ten Eyck

Carla Ten Eyck

my very own surprise ct backyard vow renewal

As a recap to this year of 2011, I can’t think of a better event to close with and start 2012 with then our very own vow renewal in our very own back yard!! Here’s how it came about…
I have been thinking long and hard about doing a video on the studio, to show what we are all about without being too melodramatic or taking ourselves too seriously whilst straddling that very fine line of not being too unprofessional in the process! It’s a thin, badly drawn line at times for us photographers and we have all been known Read More

inspire 2012 speaker line up!!

I am so excited to post the official list of speakers for the Inspire 2012 Photo Seminar! For those of you that don’t know- Inspire is one of the most intimate, personal and fun photography seminars out there. I have been honored to be a part of Inspire for three years now as a speaker and board member with an amazing team of fellow photographers led by the dynamic duo of Matt and Enna Grazier of Grazier Photography! They had a dream and worked long and hard to make it a reality to better their photography community. I am Read More

behind the scenes of the SNEW magazine shoot video

Check out my good friend and amazing cinematographer Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema’s behind the scenes take from our shoot for Southern New England Weddings Destination Magazine!
 
 

Southern New England Weddings: Destination Edition from Jim Altieri on Vimeo.

the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me

Today would be my Mom’s 65th birthday. She loved birthdays while we were little and always put so much effort into our cakes and our backyard parties! I am filled with such great birthday memories, thanks to her! So in honor of my Mom, who was the champion of the underdog like crazy… and who also loved an unsung good deed, I am going to out one of my favorite people and let her know that she has done the most kind thing for me in my whole life. Ever.
To prep: I am not going to totally out Read More

full circle

It’s after 11 p.m. and after a full day of teaching a workshop, video chatting with prospective clients, and editing, I am still sitting here. I missed dinner! … but more importantly I missed bed time. I sat here and worked. What the hell is wrong with me? This month has been flat out bat shit crazy for me, yes. Before you judge my workaholic ways too harshly…to be fair, I have cut back on frenzied work schedules these past few years and made room for some major C10 family time. We have taken many a vacation and Read More

RIP blankie aug 2004 – aug 2011

Last week we lost blankie while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. It seems so… permanent. She is gone forever. I am so devastated. See, I bought blankie for my little girl Georgie before she was born. This blankie was a bit of a place holder at that point. See, in my eyes I thought she would be temporary until I could make her a blankie myself. You know, with all of my free time being a new mom to my second child.
What I didn’t realize then was that there wouldn’t come a time for me to make that blankie Read More

news flash: i’m not dead…

… yet!! Yeah I know. This will be one of those blog posts that when I DO die (and I will, It’s a proven fact) people may go back and read and be all like ‘how creepy!’ But whatever, that is neither here nor there, and those people will be missing the point anyway.
Here is my point. I am finally at it, five years later.
Today marks the five year anniversary of the day we had to take my Mom off life support. At 1:30 p.m. in the hospital for special care, surrounded by my amazing family. As my Read More

imma NYC PUG speakin’ kinda gal

For those of you professional (or newbies) photographers in the New York City area tomorrow (TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 2010) looking to while the evening away from, say, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and / or anyone looking to heckle me can feel free to do so at the New York City Pictage User’s Group meeting at Calumet Photographic 22 West 22nd Street NY, NY!
OR! If you would like to have an honest, open discussion about the ins, out, ups and downs of second shooting from a second shooters perspective AND from the lead shooters perspective- then come on Read More

costa rica editorial beach wedding

What feels like years ago, but was in reality, only a few months back in the fine spring of this year, I had an opportunity to take a trip. Me, the one who said pretty loud and pretty proud that I did not really want to be what every photographer thinks they want to be at some point in their career: a destination wedding photographer.
Now, keep your skirt on- I’m not taking it all back- but- turns out I had some amazing traveling opportunities come round my way that left my head spinning and my camera shutter going at Read More

buttonwood farms sunflower family video

Seriously. There are times in my life where I am like, what did I do to deserve having all of these wonderful, amazing people in my life. Like, really. REALLY!
I know there are love fests in the world, faux and real- but let me tell you something. My team is the real deal. 100% certified really- really- I’d get in a bar fight for you REAL.
It extends beyond my studio- which is big, beautiful and filled with wonderful, amazing people! Candice from Jubilee Events, Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the Shore and Tony from Datura a Read More

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