Eyes up, heart open
COVID-19 and the Class of 2020. How is this all going to go down?
This March of 2020, our kids are all unexpectedly home from school in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The virus has wreaked havoc the world over, shutting down literally…everything.
At this point, due to concerns about flattening the curve and slowing the spread of the coronavirus it’s uncertain when or if they will be returning to school for the remainder of the 2020 school year. While many kids may let out a collective fist pump of joy at being Read More
My winter maternity session at near and around Case Mountain in Manchester CT with Colleen and her wife Kristyn was literally the stuff that my dreams are made of. When Kristyn told me that she and Colleen were going to start trying for a family I was so happy. Soon after starting their journey Colleen was pregnant! I hoped they would want to do photos with me, but I was not totally sure since my buddy Kris legit hates having her photo taken. I did all of the photography for her training studio’s website, Move Strong and it took Read More
Frozen Two, the movie, just blew my mind. I was so not prepared. What started out as a snow day for the kids morphed into a photoshoot in our favorite spot, Elizabeth Park. After I joyfully processed the images, my daughter and I headed to the movies to see Frozen Two. On the way I asked her to remind me of the plot, since it was about 5 or 6 years ago that I saw Frozen and despite really enjoying the film I completely forgot what it was about. She filled me in on the five minute drive and Read More
Every once in a while (not often enough, I say!) there are people that enter your life who are just wonderful, caring and special humans. They smile easy, are quick with a hug, radiate positive energy and leave you feeling better than you were before. Hope is one of those people for me, and I am so lucky to know her.
A few years back I photographed her wedding to Owen, and it was one of the most emotional days. Mostly because it’s a surreal thing for those of us who work in the wedding and events trenches to Read More
Real talk time! I’ve been struggling with social media these past few years and it’s affect on our perception of what’s actually real in people’s lives. Love it or hate it, the reality is that with my job, I have to partake in it, and for the most part, I actually really enjoy how I choose to. I am honest, I show the good and the bad, I post ridiculous selfies that most people would probably delete, because HELLO THIS IS WHAT I ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE! And, with no sarcasm here, I really do love myself.
I am not Read More
‘I’ll light the fire
you place the flowers in the vase
that you bought today
staring at the fire
for hours and hours
while I listen to you
play your love songs
all night long for me
only for me’
Our House – Graham Nash
When a client inquires with you about photographing them, it’s a bit of a wild card. Do they love your work and can see what makes you…you? Are they price shopping and just looking for the best deal, as long as everything is in focus? Did they speak to a past client of yours Read More
On any given day I am always up for an impromptu photo session with my daughter. She is inspired, inspiring and willing to do whatever we need or want for the shot! This was how she always was for me, and I have been photographing her for her whole life! There was one time we did a shoot in a field and it was COLD and all she was wearing was a dress made of flowers and leaves and she was barefoot but she had a wand and that was all she needed to keep her warm! She did Read More
When I first got into weddings that is all I wanted to focus on, and quite frankly it’s all I was able to handle at the time! I had upwards of 40 wedding clients a year, and for a boutique studio that was, quite frankly, way too much. I updated my approach to my business, and decided to focus more on the client experience than just saying yes to everyone who wanted to hire me for their event. Doing this gave me more breathing room to connect with the clients that not only had chosen me, but who I Read More
Black + White Holiday mini sessions are here!
Are your kids home for Veteran’s Day this Friday, November 11, 2016? If they are, come create a beautiful black + white portrait with your family for the Holidays with Carla Ten Eyck at her home studio in Hartford CT. She will have portrait stations set up around her home, both inside and out! You will photograph outside as well, weather depending so plan on accessorizing with some hats and scarves, and dress warmly! Since this is a session in black and white, you also don’t need to obsess about Read More
When I was but a wee lass back in 1996 and had just graduated from RIT and was studying photojournalism with the high hopes of working for a newspaper when I graduated. Wedding photography was not even on my radar. Wait. Strike that. Reverse it! .. As Willy Wonka Would say! It was on my radar but not very highly regarded. In fact, I do believe that you would be ridiculed if you ever even uttered the words ‘wedding’ and ‘photographer’ in the same sentence! So to say this was not a dream job of mine way back when Read More
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