Eyes up, heart open
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
Last week’s intimate, colorful LGBTQ wedding that was filled with surprises! Lindsey and Amanda’s wedding skyrocketed me back into full on wedding glory orbit. It was full of all of the things that make my heart beat extra, love; two gorgeous brides ready to join their families together, bold, unapologetic color, the perfect weather, SURPRISES!, did I say love? So much LOVE LOVE LOVE. For the past eight years I have worked with the talented ladies of Amy Champagne Events, lead by their fearless and amazing leaders, Amy Jones. Our industry is pretty close knit and Amy and I Read More
Alexa and Alex’s golden hour engagement session at The Chatfield Hollow Inn in Killingworth CT was incredibly magical! I arrived a little early to The Chatfield Hollow Inn and the sky was ominous; while one side featured bright blue sky with big puffy clouds the other side was dark grey and a little scary looking! A guest at The Chatfield Hollow Inn stopped when she saw me and said rain was about 7 minutes away, so I took a deep breath and started scoping the area looking for reprieve from the impending storm.
One of the things many of Read More
Lake Waramaug in New Preston CT is one of the most special places for an engagement session! I hadn’t been there for years, but when my clients Rachel and Glenn suggested it for their engagement session a few weeks back, I was instantly on board. I remembered it being peaceful and quintessential Connecticut. Not only that, but the location that Rachel and Glenn chose was super special to Glenn. He and his family have worked at the beach club on Lake Waramaug for years, so literally every nook and cranny of the space carried memories. The beach club on Read More
Before working at The Greenbrier in West Virginia I had never heard of it before. Ever since learning about The Greenbrier a part of me has not stopped thinking about it. Perhaps it’s mostly for The Greenbrier’s absolutely insanely beautiful and colorful and daring decor by famed interior designer Dorothy Draper.
When I stepped foot inside The Greenbrier, my heart stopped for a second, then absolutely IMPLODED inside of my chest. WOW! I had never been inside such an inspiring and whimsical space. It was fancy, but so so fun. I felt out of place but so at home Read More
Rayne and Colin’s micro wedding during the current Covid-19 pandemic was about as perfect as a wedding could be. After photographing weddings for almost 20 years, I have made my way around the wedding dance floor, so to speak. Their wedding was absolute perfection. It was laid back and relaxed, despite the impending rain and nerves surrounding having an event during a pandemic. How could that be possible, you might ask. I would have to say that Rayne and Colin just wanted to be married. They met on the campus of Wheaton College (where my son is headed to Read More
The final day of the Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summit was hosted at the historical Kensington Palace in London. Kensington Palace is one of those spaces in the world that I honestly never thought I would visit, let alone have backstage access to! What a treat to be able to work in such a grand space as Kensington Palace in London. Literally a dream come true, was a bold enough to even dream it in the first place!
My great friend Sarah Haywood produced such an over the top event this entire week, I was blown away by Read More
Lauren and Anthony’s Milford CT engagement session was amazing! Despite the heat, they happily snuggled and enjoyed some sense of normalcy surrounding their wedding during their socially distant engagement session. After not being able to work, and even now, this isn’t really working… it felt so normal to get back into the flow together. We met at their boat dock in Milford and popped around the docks and area for the amazing view. Thankfully there was a nice breeze on the water while we established some comfort together! I always explain to my couples that the first few minutes Read More
Day two of the Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summit in London was maybe my favorite day. For lunch we got to enjoy an amazing lunch at the Rosewood London while the Juke Joints strolled around serenading us! I had the pleasure of meeting these gentleman this past summer in August on the Belmont Royal Scotsman as we journeyed across Scotland for a week long 50th birthday adventure produced by Sarah Haywood. My first introduction to these fellas was after a rainy hike through rolling hills filled with heather in bloom. We returned to the train platform with waiters Read More
October in the UK at the Rosewood London? Sign me UP. Well, actually that’s not entirely true… I have been attending / speaking at and photographing the esteemed Engage Luxury Wedding + Business Summits since 2012. For 2019 I made a promise to myself that I would do all of the follow up this year, and treat myself once I had, by attending again! Well, my dear friend Sarah Haywood had other plans when she decided to take on the gigantic task of producing the next Engage all over London! She and I met in 2012 and have worked Read More
Mount Hope in Bristol Rhode Island is hands down one of my favorite spots for a place to let loose and get creative. I have worked there twice, both for Bliss Celebrations Magazine. Both times I left while floating on a cloud, it felt like! As a creative person it feels really validating to be given free reign to choose spots to create work with a team of equally talented partners. Mount Hope has so many nooks and crannies to poke around and create magic in, and I feel so lucky to have had the opportunities I have Read More
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