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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

Central Park Engagement Session NYC

Who decides to head into Central Park in New York City during a pandemic? I do! At this point during this pandemic, I have learned to operate safely and not put myself or my clients at risk. As much as I love my job, it’s just not worth being unsafe. When Maggie and Dave asked me if I would travel into the city for their session, I didn’t hesitate. I knew it would be an amazing experience, since I had assumed Central Park at this point would be pretty empty. Add to it being early afternoon on a chilly Read More

Two Brides Wed at Wadsworth Mansion

 

Stacy and Jessica’s wedding at The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Middletown CT almost didn’t happen due to this crazy year. These two held fast to making their wedding happen this year as safely as they could. They just wanted to be married, it was super important to them. Their day was absolutely GORGEOUS, with the gift of a beautiful day, high hopeful spirits and just so much love. Like most people I was a little nervous to be around people and curious how it would affect my work. After a few minutes I just slipped into Read More

Boston Engagement Session

Emily and Alex’s Boston engagement session began on the famed Acorn Street. It is literally dubbed ‘the most famous street to be photographed in America’ and for good reason! It’s… freaking GORGEOUS! I have to say if I lived there I would be pretty annoyed by the deluge of instagram influencers that walk around like they own the place, leaning up on doors in droves, in their not Acorn Street suitable heels. But honestly, how can you blame them? This craggy little cobblestone street, covered with freshly fallen leaves… just about took my breath away. Emily, Mark and I Read More

Smith Farm Gardens East Haddam CT Engagement

 
Smith Farm Gardens in East Haddam CT is one of the most magical wedding and event venues in all of Connecticut. I can’t stress this enough! The owners are the sweetest people with the biggest hearts and the greenest thumbs. As a fellow gardening nerd I appreciate the landscaping and flower gardens on a whole other level each time I visit. My favorite part is how beautifully they transition through the seasons, they are truly unmatched! So when my clients Jaine and Ken wanted to do their engagement session somewhere with amazing fall foliage, I knew the exact Read More

Intimate Chatfield Hollow Inn Wedding

One of my favorite things that happened this fall was my Chatfield Hollow Wedding with my sweet couple in Killingworth CT. 2020 has been… a challenge, specially for the wedding and events industry! We have not been able to host parties or events – understandably of course- since March in the way that we used to. Sizing has changed, mandates have changed and we have all just been trying to do the best we can with the information we have. I know I sure have been. When Alex and Alexa reached out asking if I was available for their Read More

Lighthouse Point Park Wedding New Haven CT

Danielle and Victor’s intimate wedding at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT was amazing. The weather was so perfect I kept pinching myself to make sure it was real. Can you look at those blue skies? For Danielle and Victor to be able to have their wedding during this Covid pandemic on such a brilliant and perfect day felt like a gift, for us all. This year has been hard, for me, my family, my business, my clients, so many people. Having these intimate micro weddings feels like sunshine on my face after a long, hard cold rain. Read More

Intimate Backyard Wedding

Lauren and Brian’s intimate wedding in Brian’s parent’s back yard, was the perfect way to spend a gorgeous Saturday! Like many of my couples this year, Lauren and Brian have had many ups and downs with postponing their bigger celebration until 2021. Also like many of my clients, they have decided to get married this year, and move their bigger wedding celebrations to the following year, when things will, hopefully- fingers crossed! be much safer for us all.
Long before Covid-19 struck I have been wanting more intimate weddings on my calendar. They are so… for lack of a Read More

Intimate Colorful Wedding by Amy Champagne Events

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

Chatfield Hollow Inn CT Engagement Session

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 CT Engagement Session

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

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