Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck


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

Winter Lord Thompson Manor CT Wedding

A winter Lord Thompson Manor wedding was the PERFECT was to end my 2021 wedding season! I met Jenn and Shawn last Spring as they were in full planning mode for their winter Lord Thompson Manor wedding. There was so much to decide on, and the choices were plentiful. The good thing is, the team at Lord Thompson are so incredibly skilled at throwing a party and not overlooking any detail!After chatting with Jenn and Shawn and hearing how overwhelmed they were feeling, I reassured them. Jackie and her team at the Manor would have it all under Read More

Mamaroneck Yacht Club NY Wedding


Stephanie and Adam’s winter wedding at Mamaroneck Yacht Club in Mamaroneck NY was a long long LONG time in the making. I’m not just talking about covid delays here, although they had their fair share! They have been together off and on since high school, their lives intertwined in lots of beautiful ways, as you would imagine after so many years. They have a beautiful daughter together, they share a beautiful home together and their families are all quite familiar with one another. Even the priest at the wedding made some ‘it’s about TIME’ jokes during the ceremony! Read More

Goodwin Hotel Wedding Hartford CT

A Goodwin Hotel wedding in Hartford CT, filled with modern white details, gorgeous florals and the happiest couple is the BEST way to spend a Saturday for me! I LOVE my hometown of Hartford CT so much. The venue options here are really unique and beautiful and tap into the rich history that Hartford has. One of my absolute favorites is The Goodwin Hotel. It closed down in 2008 and I was always so hopeful that it would live to see another wedding or event again. I had my senior prom there and it was MAGICAL! Lucky for us Read More

Van Wilgen’s Garden Center North Branford CT Wedding

Taylor and Ben’s autumn wedding at The Fields at Van Wilgen’s Grande Center in North Branford CT could not have been on a more perfect day. I know I say that a lot, and hopefully I am not jinking myself now by saying it again, but GUYS it was so true! Down to the time that it started to get the teeniest bit crisp and people had to grab their soft fleecy blankets that Taylor and Ben provided for them… it was just what fall in New England is all about. We started their wedding day at Taylor’s Read More

CT Apple Orchard Engagement Session

I have a favorite season. FALL. The end! In New England, of course! So when Hilary and Jon said they wanted to do their engagement session during the fall at an apple orchard, I was pumped. Now, I have a confession to make… I have never been apple picking! As a CT native this is kind of embarrassing, especially since I love all things to do during the fall in New England! Not only that, in almost 20 years of photographing weddings and engagements I had never done an apple orchard engagement session before. So there we were, in Read More

Belmont Country Club Belmont MA Wedding

When I first met with Emily and Alex about their Belmont Country Club wedding in Belmont MA, they had a problem. They were overwhelmed by all of the choices for photographers out there. At the time we met, they had already talked with other photographers and as far as they were concerned, perhaps I was just another one there to overwhelm them! As our zoom meeting progressed I listened to what they were looking for, and realized that sometimes THAT is the problem itself; sometimes you have NO IDEA what you are even looking for when you start out!Read More

Smith College Engagement Northampton MA

Getting to explore the Smith College campus in Northampton MA for an engagement session on one of the most gorgeous fall days this year felt like an absolute dream. When Liz and Lisa reached out to me for their engagement session there I was thrilled. First off, I adore Northampton MA so much but I was also really excited to explore the Smith College campus. Especially with people who know it well! Although to be fair- whether I know a space or not I am driven by where the light is and what inspires me as well, so it Read More

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

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