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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

new year new definition of my comfort zone and how to avoid it like the plague

Oh 2016, you poor thing! I keep seeing all of these New Year’s posts where everyone is talking about spanking you, or grabbing you by the balls, or kicking your ass! So aggressive, I say! Well loosen up and get ready to be cuddled, my sweet friend, you and I are going to be friends with benefits! I’m not scared of you, not one little bit. I am looking forward to watching you unfold like a freshly cleaned sheet that was drying in the late afternoon sun! I am ready to tuck you in and feel you against my skin, Read More

maternity session with carla ten eyck

One of my favorite things about my job is being able to reconnect with my clients after their wedding. Many times it’s through social media, I see they got a new house, or they moved to another part of the country. Maybe they changed jobs or changed careers. And many times, it’s them having a baby. When the stars align and I am able to photograph my brides pregnant, it just makes me so happy.
Sarah and Mike are two of my all-star faves. Like. Legit. They are always good for cracking a joke, spouting off gangster rap lyrics Read More

portsmouth new hampshire engagement with carla ten eyck

When Kate + Richard said they wanted to do their engagement session in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, I was like … whaaaaat! That means an aggressive yes, as this little gem of a town on the coast of New Hampshire was always on my radar as a place I wanted to visit! I only wish I could have stayed longer and poked around the shops, eaten at like ALL of the adorable little restaurants that dotted the windy streets… it was the cutest little spot to go and I am so glad that we shot there! Kate, Richard and I Read More

silver sands engagement session with carla ten eyck

There is no time I enjoy more than the tail end of summer, right as fall starts to kick in and change the leaves, and the temperatures, and our mindset as we start preparing for fall and the holidays. It’s when kids go back to school, boots start coming back into our daily wardrobe and sweaters make their way out of the closets. I love this time of year so much, and any chance I get to be outside and enjoy a warm day with clients on the beach, well. That is just the icing on my seasonal cake! Read More

saybrook point in wedding with carla ten eyck

 

When I walked into the suite where Courtney was getting ready I just about fell over. She was absolutely GORGEOUS and her gown just about knocked me off my feet! Way to go Amsale! It was the best way to start their day and I was in it and beyond excited to spend the day with Courtney and Pete and their families! Despite the rain which seemed to follow us from their engagement session (no matter! we still got amazing photos!) we had a wonderful time showcasing the weather and how in love both Courtney and Pete are Read More

bohemian wedding in new york with carla ten eyck

 

When a photographer asks you to be their photographer for their wedding… well. It’s a huge honor. But when it’s also someone who you have known for years, someone who you have grown with as a person and as a photographer with, that’s got even more of a heart achy-GAH-I am so flattered and excited and shit I hope you like what I do vibe to it! Like, I just want you to love how I see your day, how I see your closest friends and family and the love of your life. I hope you like how Read More

Lord Thompson Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

There were so many things that I loved about Kirsten + Thomas’ wedding at The Lord Thompson Manor this summer. So many!! First off, and most importantly, I just adore Kirsten and Thomas and how easy going and light they are! Nothing seemed to stress them out, not during our engagement session, or during our pre-planning meetings and come the day of the wedding with all of the moving parts that a wedding day has in it… nothing fazed them! And why would it? When you have the beehive of efficiency that is the staff at the Manor, nothing Read More

Sperry Tented Private CT Estate Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

A tented wedding at someone’s home is always one of my favorite locations for a wedding. It’s like a bit of a blank canvas, with a tent (and a Sperry tent at that! My favorite!) you can create something that is truly a reflection of the couple and their taste, mixed in with the personal, with it being at a family home and all. I love it! Seeing the magic that Sarah True and her team at True Event put together on this blustery and quite rainy day was spectacular to watch! Everything went off without a hitch, and we Read More

Bushnell Memorial Hartford Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

This year has been the year of just, soul-mate clients! And I am not talking about for each other, because, like, DUH if you’re not..! Then we have bigger issues, am I right? I am talking about my clients being my soul-clients. And not all of them are, which is, (in the real world anyway) the norm, am I right? But there is something magical about this year’s lineup… something really deep and real, and I am so happy about it!
Enter Laura and Rob. My first clue that they were something special should have been the fact that Laura Read More

michael and michael’s castle hill wedding with carla ten eyck

 

I can’t say enough about the Michaels. From our first chat on the phone (where I feel like I was squealing on the inside, and quite possibly it was on the outside!) after hearing how excited they were to marry each other with the love and support of their friends and family at one of the most beautiful venues in Newport… Castle Hill..(!) I just couldn’t wait to see how it all unfolded. How dashing they would look in their tuxes. How they would so tenderly look into each others’ eyes as they exchanged vows. Read More

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