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

nicole and matias san francisco engagement shoot

UG! I have been staring at the screen for like 20 minutes and I don’t know where to start with this post!!! I’m just going to have a brain dump then…. Mike and I just got back from the most whirlwind trip to San Francisco late last night. My stomach still hurts from all of the laughing I did, and my calves? Well. That is a different story. Let’s just say that I am disabled. Or out of shape, is probably more accurate!
Our clients Nicole and Matias were just nuts. Let me rephrase that. Our FRIENDS Nicole and Matias Read More

tara and mark northampton engagement shoot

The Sunday after our Saybrook Point Inn Wedding Mike and I journeyed up to Northampton way to photograph our May 16th clients Tara and Mark. Let me just warn you that they are so cute together!! So we started off at their apartment before we headed out to a few areas that they like for photos.

Strays full
Their hallway was so colorful and awesome, you know I had to play there

come ON

We played around on their back porch area with their shadows
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Read More

april ten eyck tuesday

Our May Ten Eyck Tuesday is BOOKED! If you are interested in joining us for an intense day of learning, shooting, eating and critiquing…and LAUGHING… sign up for our June class! There are only a few spots left for June!!

Yesterday’s Ten Eyck Tuesday photography workshop was a real success, despite the freezing winds! One would think that the cold would keep us in the studio, but nooooo…. I decided to break free for this class and so we traveled to downtown Hartford. I had it in my brain that a parking garage would be a good option since Read More

jaime and chris wedding at the saybrook point inn

This past Saturday Mike, Katie and I shot our gregarious bride of many faces… Miss Jaime and her now husband Mr. Chris Thurber! If there is a poster for a New England church it has GOT to be the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme… how pretty was this church?!! We capped off the day with a hoppin’ reception at the fabulous and newly renovated Saybrook Point Inn in Old Saybrook CT.

Here are our photographic adventures from the day, complete with commentary from yours truly…. of course!

So, I shoot the rings, Read More

maternity shoot in where else? HARTFORD!!

Middletown psp
I’m a mind reader and I know you want more of Mr. and Mrs. Scobey! I know I do!! These two… well. Not sure what I could write would even remotely do their session justice. They are cute x 1,000,000 anyway and then add to the mix Ashley’s cute little belly, and then how in love these two still are with each other! I know, they look like they are like 12, but they have been in love since they were like…12 actually! So the reality is they have been in love longer than me and Dave, Read More

guest blogger: graham scobey

Escaflowne rip
As many of my current and past clients know, I hope that I can get you comfortable enough to open up with me and be yourself. When you are yourself around Mike and I… and our cameras? Well…. it just works. We get you, as you truly are. Comfortable, happy.
On the flip side, I understand the importance of showing who I really am. How can I expect you to bare all and then not know anything about me? And so… I blog about, well, everything in my life. Photography, my family, the struggles of being a Read More

rest in peace, little Boots

Liberty Stands Still release

Bringing Up Bobby movie download
Walk All Over Me movie full

Hydra release

This little scamp of a cat has lived at my house since 1992. I think he may even be older than Graham!! I remember coming home on a visit from RIT during the fall of 1992 and my brother had found him. He was such a mellow cat, cuddly and just all around nice. He used to come into our house but we had this crazy lab Cassie who HATED cats- and she was BIG and Read More

maternity session at the studio

Maternity sessions are in full swing here at the studio! And while I feel like I am earning the rep for being an ‘urban maternity’ shooting kind of gal, we decided to change it up a bit and shoot only at the studio for Christy’s session. Well, that and the fact that it was way too chilly out to go parading around all exposed and stuff.
Maternity sessions for me are starting to really become my ‘thing’ – in addition to weddings. My husband and I were talking about this today- about how to really make your Read More

sage and young wedding at the peabody essex museum

A couple weeks ago Mike and I second shot for the super cali-fabulous Miss Shyla ! I met Shyla a few years back at Pictage’s Partner con in LA and just knew we would be friends. She has this infectious smile and energy and is easily one of the best photographers out there. At WPPI this year we discovered that she needed a second shooter for this incredible wedding in Boston in March and I absolutely jumped at the chance to learn from one of the best. Her clients, Sage and Young, are two of the most easy to Read More

richard esposito: mr. new haven

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of photographing my friend and colleague, Richard Esposito– or RE to us photographers. I have known RE for a few years now, and can always count on him for help or to bounce ideas around about work stuff. This is great, but I am also really enjoying getting to know him more as a person, and as a newly married man. His wife Kelley is one of the most gregarious and thoughtful people, and she is adept at bringing out the more sensitive side of my friend….which I am truly getting a Read More

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