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Carla Ten Eyck

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Eustis Estate Wedding with This Beautiful Life

Brandon and Michael’s wedding at the gorgeous Eustis Estate in Milton MA could not have been more perfect. It was a quintessential autumn day in New England in October with crisp air and  vibrant color. I arrived early and scouted the grounds and was immediately taken with the wispy fields, and colorful trees. There were sculptures scattered about the 80 acre property and I found myself wishing I had a golf cart to tool around in and get access to the many picturesque spots with my grooms. But, with limited time and light, I had to make do with Read More

The Spa at Norwich Inn Wedding Norwich CT

The Spa at Norwich Inn, Norwich CT was one of the most perfect of spots to host Courtney and Bernard’s wedding on the most perfect of September days. The temperature was just right, there was just the right amount of sun and cloud cover and warmth and I couldn’t have picked a better day if I tried! After hearing how Courtney and Bernard met and actually interacted; a murder mystery dinner party where Courtney stayed in character the entire time, not getting the hint that Bernard was interested in her, I was hooked! For someone so outgoing (me) I Read More

Aria Wedding in Prospect CT

 
Mackenzie and Steve’s Indian summer Aria wedding in Prospect CT was filled with love and dancing and more dancing! That would be Steve dancing the night away from the very moment we arrived to the very moment we left! when I walked into the bridal suite where Mackenzie and her ladies were getting all beautified, it was filled with a haze of hairspray cut through only by the flash of sequins adorning the bridesmaids gowns! I squealed when I saw them and Mackenzie immediately confesses how much she LOVES sparkly things! A girl after my own heart, for Read More

Family Session in Old Lyme CT

 
Yesterday’s afternoon family session in Old Lyme with Tosh and Keith was a salve for my chapped soul, at a time right when I needed it. I remember a few years back when I was working a wedding at one of my favorite little Inns, The Bee and Thistle Inn with Tosh at the helm. She told me she had ventured into the world of online dating. we commiserated about our perceived lack of just, good, real people out there in the complicated web of online dating. It certainly felt hopeless to me, and so I stopped. Not Read More

Wedding at Harkness Park Waterford CT

 

 
Jill and Mike’s September wedding at the Eolia Mansion at Harkness Park in Waterford CT was much like their engagement session last summer. To read more about that adventure, check it out HERE. Instead of horses and dogs and the thread on Lyme disease we had the groomsmen, who were like a pack of hyper puppies with boundless energy, with Mike at the helm! No matter! A big part of my job as a photographer turns into crowd control, pivoting for things like weather and calming any nerves on the day of a wedding. At one point my Read More

Owenego Inn Wedding Branford CT

A summer outdoor wedding at The Owenego Inn in Branford CT was exactly what Casey and Dave had envisioned for themselves. It was absolutely gorgeous out! It was a warm summer day with beachgoers at the club watching the wedding day unfold from their seats at the beach. I loved the charm The Owenego Inn offers, and had visions of being a member there myself, enjoying the summer with my family, having a cold cocktail on the patio. It’s a really sweet spot and I was so happy to be there that day while Casey and Dave exchanged their Read More

Inn at Mystic Wedding Mystic CT

Kristin and Chris’ summer wedding at The Inn at Mystic in Mystic CT was on a gorgeous day. They decided to host an intimate wedding with those closest to them for their wedding, so every person there was someone very special. I love intimate weddings, and Kristin and Chris’ wedding was no exception. When I met with them before booking, they both mentioned being a little nervous being photographed, as most of my couples are! We opted for an engagement session to help them feel more comfortable so that their portrait session during their wedding would be easier. I Read More

Edson Hill Wedding with Storied Events in Stowe Vermont

Alison and Weston’s epic wedding at Edson Hill in Stowe Vermont was impeccable! Designed and planned by luxury wedding and event planners Storied Events, this wedding was romantic,  fun and over the top incredible! When I first talked with Alison and Weston, they both told me how much they loved the idea of having a weekend event tucked away in Vermont. I loved the idea of it, and the reality was even better. They both also expressed an interest in getting to know their photographer better before their wedding, since they are both ‘incredibly awkward’ (their words!) in front Read More

Flamig Farm Wedding Simsbury CT

A Flamig Farm wedding in Simsbury CT, you say? I said HECK YES to this when Sarah met with me and told me her plans for this epic day…how could I not? Let me back up a bit. I first met Sarah at her Dad’s wedding that I had the honor of photographing at The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa in Old Saybrook CT about 3 years ago. As if that wasn’t enough of a push in my direction I find out Sarah boards her horses at one of my childhood friends’ barns in Granby! Julia is super outspoken and Read More

Riverview Wedding in Simsbury CT

There wasn’t a better day for Samm and Jelan’s wedding at The Riverview in Simsbury than the one we had, on a Thursday! The weather currently and coming up is some of the hottest I have ever experienced here in Connecticut and I am beyond thankful that we had such a perfect day! Samm got ready at The Simsbury Inn in Simsbury CT in their light-filled bridal suite with her best girlfriends and family all hustling and bustling around her. I first met Samm in the gym of Classical Magnet School in Hartford, where Jelan was one of my Read More

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