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

Jonathan Edwards Winery Wedding

Colleen and Kean’s joyful Jonathan Edwards winery wedding in North Stonington CT was so much fun! We had beautiful light, a sudden storm in the middle of the day that gave us some dramatic clouds (thank you Mother Nature!) and lots of laughter, hugs and love. This just about sums up my perfect day of work: bearing witness to the love that two people share for one another while everyone looks their best.
When I first met Colleen and Kean I knew we would get along wonderfully. They are the perfect balance of just a little bit of shy Read More

Summer Elizabeth Park Hartford Engagement Session

Kristin and Chris’ golden engagement session at Hartford’s famous rose garden in Elizabeth Park was just so beautiful! We met at the absolute perfect time on the longest day of the year and also the very first day of summer. The light was perfect and despite both Kristin and Chris being a little nervous to start- which honestly everyone is!- we segued very quickly into our flow state! When I start each session I make it clear to my couples that it is totally natural to feel… unnatural. I mean honestly, who has their photographs taken professionally on the Read More

Sarah Haywood Wedding Selby Abbey Yorkshire UK

Prepare yourself for part one of a two day wedding event at Selby Abbey in Yorkshire UK as planned by Luxury Wedding and Event Planner, Sarah Haywood. Sarah and I had met years before and knew we would be collaborating in the future, we just had to wait for that first epic event. Well, this wedding proved to be just that! Sarah flew me across the pond to photograph all of the details and behind the scenes work for her, which was the first of several jobs I would do for her. What a smart idea, I thought, Read More

Mount Stuart Scotland Wedding with Sarah Haywood

Prepare yourself for the rest of this gorgeous Highlands wedding in Scotland on the Isle of Bute with London based luxury wedding planner Sarah Haywood! When Sarah assembles her teams together for an event, it is unmatched. Even though I had photographed the Highland games earlier in the day, I was not prepared for how gorgeous all the rest of the event would be. It was so understated yet luxurious at the same time, and I loved photographing this wedding so much.
The feast on the evening of the first night was a short walk from Mount Stuart on Read More

Intimate Boston Public Garden Wedding

Andrew and Emma’s intimate wedding in the Boston Public Garden was sweet, emotional and set the tone for a really beautiful day. According to Emma, Andrew is a relaxed southern gentleman which balances her fast talking high strung Bostonian-ness and after meeting them both I couldn’t agree more! They are such a balance for one another and so deeply in love. When I walked in to Emma’s getting ready suite, I was immediately welcomed into the family fold and joined into the lively conversation about the season finale of Game of Thrones, while photographing Emma having her Read More

CT Backyard Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

Alyssa and Garth’s backyard Connecticut wedding was such a joy to photograph. From the second I showed up to the wedding I was treated like family by both Alyssa and Garth and I immediately felt at home, and so welcomed. Alyssa had been following my work for years. In fact, her aunt was Georgie’s second grade teacher. Georgie is now going into her sophomore year of high school so you do the math! When Alyssa and I spoke she was certain I was her photographer from the first moment, and it filled my heart. With such a saturated photography Read More

Highlands Party with Sarah Haywood Mount Stuart Scotland

When London based Luxury Wedding and Event Producer Sarah Haywood contacts you for an event, it’s a thing. When it’s a multi day affair in Scotland at a historic castle, peppered with custom tartans, fireworks, Scottish drummers, Highland Games on the lawn, and a staff ratio of 250 for 65 guests…? It’s an epic event! Epic events are Sarah Haywood’s specialty. I have had the honor of working with her on a few events and let me tell you this: WOW. I love being a part of the buzzing beehive of production that surrounds each event at the highest Read More

Spring Publick House Wedding Sturbridge MA


Katrina and Luke had the most perfect wedding day at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge MA. The rain held off just enough for us to get our first look in and sneak some portraits on the property before tucking away inside the venue and finding little nooks and places to create some beautiful portraits together.
But let me back up a little here. If Instagram brings me anything, any joy or value or happiness, it is this. Instagram is how Katrina found me, many years ago. She followed along on my adventures and weddings and fun Read More

Classic Wedding Le Chateau South Salem NY

Kristen and Tim were married this past week at the First Congregational church of Danbury and then partied the night away at Le Chateau in South Salem Ny. It was one of the very first gorgeous Spring days we have had, and it was glorious! Kristen got ready at her parents home with her sweet dog Charlie, surrounded by her very fun bridesmaids and her parents. Once she slipped that wedding gown on designed by Antonio Gaul it was like it was made for her and her alone! Simple, classic and so elegant, Kristen pretty much floated around Read More

Cayman Vows Magazine Shoot

Asking for something can be really hard. Except for the salt, I can ask for that no problem! This past December marked the 16th Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summit conference I had attended at the Solaz Luxury Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. I was on the photography team, and had a ball working the event, as always. I enjoy switching up my role from attendee, to photography team member to photo team leader and also as a four time speaker.
Each experience is different and affords me different opportunities. Enter: The Hard Part. The follow up. Read More

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