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

The White Dress in Color – Winter & Spring Book Appearances

Over the past few years I have spent quite a bit of time doing styled shoots with some pretty amazing friends and vendors in the industry. These shoots have taken us all over the world, and honestly it’s part of my job that I just LOVE. I love brainstorming ideas and shoot locations and trouble shooting and thinking on the fly and trying not to throw a tantrum when security denies us access to the Eiffel Tower to shoot but then come up with something even WAY better than I thought I could! I love to DIG DEEP and Read More

Jessica and Ben’s Riverhouse Wedding in Haddam CT

Happy 2014! What better way to start off the year than with a blunt, honest and heartfelt blog post about weddings, love and why I do what I do..! I couldn’t think of better clients to help usher in this new approach to blogging and business than Jessica and Ben. See, I met Jessica after she booked me to photograph her wedding and we just clicked on such a deep level. Not only that, but Ben and I did as well, I swear I could feel the love from them both. They were so open and honest in front of Read More

Melissa and Jeff’s Fall CT Engagement

Melissa and Jeff and I and their super cute doggies Jack and George!!!!! Yes! You heard me correctly, those are indeed my kids names!!…. had the most fun on a brisk fall afternoon a few weeks back doing our engagement session in Shelton at the Historical Society! The air was crisp and sharp, and the light was soft and pretty! There were nooks and crannies to be found, and these two were so natural and comfortable in front of the camera! I can’t wait for their wedding this June at Harkness!!

Like. Please. Melissa, you are killing it!Read More

Wedding at The Inn at Long Shore Westport CT

Erika and Darren were married this past July and had their ceremony and reception at  The Inn at Long Shore in Westport CT. My trusty second shooter Mike Romano was with me for the day, alongside our buddy, Jim Altieri of Vintage Cinema! We always have such a blast working together, and let me tell you that day was no exception!

Erica’s lacy dreamy super beautiful Rivini gown was from my favorite shop The White Dress by the Shore in Clinton CT! I loved her belt!

Dana Bartone and Company was on beauty duty! They looked so Read More

L’Escale Wedding Greenwich CT

Any chance to photograph at L’Escale in Greenwich is always a YES. Roseanne and Iain were married on gorgeous and unseasonably warm October day with a wedding at L’Escale in Greenwich, CT, and they were no exception! It was a hearty YES for us all from the start! Both the bride & groom got ready at the super beautiful Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, CT. I spent the morning with Roseanne and her family, while my trusty second photographer spent some time with Iain and his family. Even though rain – TONS of it!- threatened to fall all day, it never did Read More


This is when it gets hard. The dust is settling, and everyone’s life goes on. Posts about coffee, and gardens and family vacations and puppies and fun pictures with your friends flood my feed. It’s life. It does in fact go on. It’s bittersweet to see, coming off the craziest week of my life, where I felt frozen in the worst dream. I am now slowly waking with a tender and wounded heart. Still in shock and disbelief. At times forgetting that Eric is no longer here. Yesterday an alert popped up on my phone MEETING WITH RAW 9:30. I Read More

great gatsby inspired editorial shoot with the white dress by the shore


The Great Gatsby movie opens this weekend, and to much fanfare- more for the fashion or for the actual movie, who knows! There is something so romantic about the fashion and styling of this era, and to be able to do an editorial shoot that was Gatsby-Inspired was like a total no-brainer for me! What’s not to love? Visually I was overwhelmed with deep red lipsticks, feathers, texture, opulence on every level- from the styling of every little detail that our model Liane wore to the rich, beautiful paper Read More

my inspire photo retreat 2013 experience

This February was crazy. For so many reasons! That Blizzard. Man oh man was I bitter about this, but really only for the shoveling part, otherwise it was kinda pretty.
Aside from 36” of snow the next craziest part of my month was the shake up I got while attending the Inspire photography conference in Sturbridge. I am on the planning team, so nothing about this conference should have been much of a surprise, right. Like, I totally knew what we had planned! Because I helped planned much of it!
And yet.
The internal shake up that followed- and Read More

c10 studio ezine issue two

To say I am over the moon right now is the understatement of this fine Thursday! Just in general, yes I am ANNNDD I am so pumped to share our second edition of the C10 Studio Ezine with all of you!!! This has and will continue to be such a labor of love for me. It is something I love to see as a finished designed product, and actually gives me butterflies. Nerdy, I admit! But true.
I feel so honored to work with so many amazing people at each wedding: from my sweet personable and trusting clients to each Read More

2013: the year of the personal project

Winter time is the time for (most) photographers to stretch out, take a seminar and get their learn on. Many wedding photographers don’t have weddings until the spring or early summer, so this can be a nice break. Me? Nah. There’s no crying in baseball and there’s no breaks for Mami! While a short teeny tiny break in say, St. John is nice (har har) a months long no shooting break would literally break my spirit! So what to do? I say it’s the absolute perfect time for educational things like workshops, seminars, retreats etc. and also for the personal Read More

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