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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 is a lover of photography, art and design. They are someone who has to have beautiful photographs. 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 and inclusive photographer and 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

Castle Howard Wedding York England with Sarah Haywood

 

Castle Howard hosted day two of the most EPIC weddings I have photographed. Designed and planned by the incomparable Sarah Haywood, named one of the top international wedding planners by Vogue. In an article on the Business Insider, they tout Sarah with planning weddings for billionaires that even celebrities can’t afford. It’s true! I’ve seen them! This particular wedding took place first at Selby Abbey in York, England for the wedding ceremony, and then wrapped up the next day with a helluva party at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire England.
The party guest count totaled about 65 guests, Read More

Cuban Inspired Styled Shoot with Gather and Lounge

Gather and Lounge, a furniture rental house in Bridgeport CT, has hosted some of the most fun wedding and event industry parties in the winter. Their Havana Nights themed party a few years back was to me, and apparently to Danielle, too, just a wonderful excuse to do a styled shoot and showcase the gorgeous design of their party. Carrie Wilcox, of Carrie Wilcox Floral Design, absolutely outdid herself with that KILLER arch for the ceremony! It was lush and tropical, and warmed us up on that chilly January day. Luckily I have worked with Carrie and Danielle on Read More

Ice Hotel de Glace Montreal Engagement Session

An engagement session at the famed Ice Hotel  The Hotel De Glace in Montreal, Quebec? YES PLEASE!A few winters back I was so lucky to have my close friend and colleague Tammy Swales, a Rochester NY based wedding and event photographer, invite me to join her on a trip to Quebec to photograph her couple at the infamous ice hotel! I had heard about this place and was super intrigued and curious and instantly on board for the adventure. It just so happened that I was going to be in Vermont not too far from where we needed to Read More

Connecticut Winter Maternity Session

My winter maternity session at near and around Case Mountain in Manchester CT with Colleen and her wife Kristyn was literally the stuff that my dreams are made of. When Kristyn told me that she and Colleen were going to start trying for a family I was so happy. Soon after starting their journey Colleen was pregnant! I hoped they would want to do photos with me, but I was not totally sure since my buddy Kris legit hates having her photo taken. I did all of the photography for her training studio’s website, Move Strong and it took Read More

Branford House Groton CT Winter Wedding

A winter wedding at The Branford House at Avery Point UCONN in Groton CT where the Winters get married? Yes PLEASE! Alex and Liane had a brisk winter day as the setting for their long awaited wedding. I met Liane years ago way back in 2012 for a photoshoot for Bliss Celebrations Magazine. She was stunning…and quirky as hell and I loved her! Over the years our photo shoots took us all over, even to Paris with her then boyfriend Alex Winter. They were such good sports, even when we got kicked out of the Eiffel Tower spot for Read More

Frozen Two Crushed It Also: I Did a Photo Sesh With My Kids

Frozen Two, the movie, just blew my mind. I was so not prepared. What started out as a snow day for the kids morphed into a photoshoot in our favorite spot, Elizabeth Park. After I joyfully processed the images, my daughter and I headed to the movies to see Frozen Two. On the way I asked her to remind me of the plot, since it was about 5 or 6 years ago that I saw Frozen and despite really enjoying the film I completely forgot what it was about. She filled me in on the five minute drive and Read More

Whittmore Wedding Vyne Restaurant Middlebury CT

A fall Vyne Restaurant wedding in Middlebury CT with Kristina and Joe closed out my fall season in the best way. Kristina is the last sister in the Ford family who’s wedding I was honored to have photographed. Even typing that is making me feel so nostalgic and just ramble on down memory lane. In 2007 I photographed her sister Alicia’s wedding, then in 2009 sister Marissa with Michael Pratt (he will always be a two namer for me!) followed! Ten years alter so oh so worth the wait was my girl Kristina and her beau Joe. I adore Read More

Valley View Farm Engagement Session

Valley View Farms was host to an engagement session for Rayne and Colin and is one of the most beautiful properties I have been on in a long time. My friend Michelle works at Valley View Farms in Haydenville MA and reached out to me about coming up for a site tour and visit and I jumped at the chance. Enter Rayne and Colin and our need for a rustic farmy type location and I was so excited to connect these dots and bring them to the amazing Valley View Farm!
I have known Rayne since before she was Read More

Eustis Estate Wedding with This Beautiful Life

The Eustis Estate wedding of  Brandon and Michael in Milton MA could not have been more perfect. It was a quintessential autumn day in New England in October with crisp air and  vibrant color. I arrived early and scouted the grounds and was immediately taken with the wispy fields, and colorful trees. There were sculptures scattered about the 80 acre property and I found myself wishing I had a golf cart to tool around in and get access to the many picturesque spots with my grooms. But, with limited time and light, I had to make do with what Read More

The Spa at Norwich Inn Wedding Norwich CT

The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich CT was one of the most perfect of spots to host Courtney and Bernard’s wedding on the most perfect of September days. The temperature was just right, there was just the right amount of sun and cloud cover and warmth and I couldn’t have picked a better day if I tried! After hearing how Courtney and Bernard met and actually interacted; a murder mystery dinner party where Courtney stayed in character the entire time, not getting the hint that Bernard was interested in her, I was hooked! For someone so outgoing (me) I Read More

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