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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

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

Litchfield CT Intimate Backyard Wedding

Intimate weddings are here to stay, and I am fully on board! Jeannette and Matt’s backyard Litchfield wedding was emotional, sweet and I think exactly what they envisioned. when Jeannette and I first chatted she opened up about how little she and Matt enjoyed being photographed. At the same time, they both value photography at their wedding enough to know they needed and wanted it to be photographed, but they just didn’t want to pose for any photos. They wanted them to feel natural, real and represent the day as it unfolded naturally. 
Hearing how much couples want candids Read More

Harkness Park Maternity

Yes. I do indeed photograph families! Ellen and Ken’s Harkness maternity session is beautiful proof of this. I am realizing the more I see past clients of mine with families who don’t come to me for sessions with their families, the more I am realizing that I do not indeed share this enough. I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHING FAMILIES! Most people think (I am guessing here) that I really only photograph MY family, because I happen to have kids who really enjoy being photographed. I don’t take this for granted, trust me.
My favorite part about photographing families is watching them Read More

Portsmouth New Hampshire Engagement

An opportunity to drive a bit and see another beautiful part of New England is always a yes for me. Courtney and Matt’s Portsmouth engagement session was exactly what I needed to get my season back to the ways of years past. Not that I am in any rush, I have to be honest. If there is one thing I have been enjoying from this past year, it was the time I had to just…be. To be home, in my garden, with my kids. My cats. Enjoying thoroughly all of the things I have worked so hard for over Read More

Downtown Hartford Prom Photos

From the moment that I heard that my daughter was going to have her Hartford prom this year, I was ELATED. Not only for the absolute spaz out session we would both have obsessing over gowns and hair styles and nails and shoes and ACCESSORIES OMG.  OK, maybe all of that! Mostly, it just felt … normal. Like the olden days of yore, before covid, before we all knew what quarantining felt like. Before the phrase social distancing was ever in our vocabulary. Before we thought about masks coordinating with your prom gown. (Which, hello, we made sure it Read More

Downtown Hartford Engagement Session

A downtown Hartford engagement session is the direct way to the very center of my heart! When I met Tricia and Bill we clicked instantly. Tricia has such wonderful energy and when I saw them both together they just made sense. Their care for one another was evident as we poked around my beloved city of Hartford. I also loved how Bill thought Hartford was such a lovely city! It really is, in case those reading it have not noticed. Check out these amazing buildings and sculptures! We met up on Main Street in Hartford by Hartford City Hall Read More

Spring Engagement Session Harkness Park

Jennifer and Jared’s Spring Harkness engagement session in Waterford CT was the perfect semi official start to my 2021 wedding and event season. After many delays and postponements from 2020 it sure feels like the starting bell has gone off and the world as we knew it is back in action. I admit it feels incredibly overwhelming, so I have challenged myself with staying focused on the task at hand. Today’s task: photographing this beautiful spring Harkness engagement session with two lovely people!

Harkness Park in the Spring is a beautiful thing. Actually it’s a beautiful thing Read More

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