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Carla Ten Eyck

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My most important job as your  photographer is to tell the story of your wedding day while making you and your family and friends comfortable.

I believe the more comfortable you are, the better your pictures will be.

My typical client loves their family + friends over anything. Always, always. They value time spent together, and are able to appreciate the quieter moments in their relationships, that strung together, share a story of deep love.

They appreciate beautiful photography, art and design. Someone who lets me do what I do best, and trusts my many years of experience in the industry. Whether you are the most camera-shy person or the biggest ham, there is no cookie-cutter approach to every client.

I will get you comfortable in a way that is best for you.

Here you can view my most recent weddings, events and other fun sessions. Grab a cup of coffee and get comfortable, I have been happily blogging since 2006, so there is all of the content to do a deep dive and see if I am the right fit for you and your event.

I pride myself on being a welcoming + inclusive photographer + human being and embrace everyone. I am so happy you are here to view my work, stay as long as you’d like and please feel free to leave a comment or share any posts! XO Carla Ten Eyck

Autumn Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding

 
After two years of planning and re planning their Autumn Saltwater Farm Vineyard wedding, my clients Jessica and Mick were FINALLY able to exchange their vows! It’s sadly a story that too many couples can identify with (and wedding professionals!) When their party finally happened the joy and excitement was palpable, along with some bittersweet feelings as most of Mick’s family in Ireland couldn’t make it because of travel restrictions due to Covid.  Mick kept a brave face on the whole weekend and was fully present for every moment he spent reveling with his family that was there Read More

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 friends, Kate and it just gets better! Photographing weddings is something I love intensely, which is why I am going strong into my 20th year of business. You heard that right- TWENTY YEARS of photographing weddings, families, destination weddings and events and branding sessions and parties still with just as much, if not more passion than when I first got into this industry. Hannah and Chris’ Wellfleet Preservation Hall wedding Read More

Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park Engagement

Any opportunity to return to Harkness Park in Waterford CT for a wedding, family session, engagement or senior session is a MUST. There are so many reasons and so many seasons why this is the absolute BEST spot for portraits. Literally every season is a stunner at Harkness. I am going to put it out there that I want to go back after a fresh snow and do some sessions there!The grounds and Eolia Mansion are literally that gorgeous that they don’t need a single leaf or blossom to make it any more beautiful!
When Katie reached out to Read More

Camp Lenox Summer Camp Wedding

Alex and Chris’ summer camp wedding at Camp Lenox in Lee MA this September felt like a dream. Alex grew up attending this sweet summer camp, Camp Lenox and decided to have their wedding there, since both families were all over! It was quite the destination location for everyone for this adorable summer camp wedding. After a year of many big changes for my couple, their wedding went off without a hitch and they celebrated in a relaxed summer camp wedding dream with perfect weather and great spirits!
Their wedding day had a fall crispness in the air that Read More

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

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