Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck


Hartford City Hall Elopement

Ari and Matt’s Hartford City Hall elopement brought me so much JOY.
When I got an email from Ari about her Hartford City Hall elopement to her fiancé Matt, I squealed with such delight. Before Covid hit I had been really wanting to focus a bigger part of my photography business on more intimate weddings and events. After photographing weddings and events for over 18 years and traveling the world over, I was looking forward to focusing more on celebrating Hartford more with smaller events. I was born and raised in Hartford, and just love this city so much. Read More

Intimate Winvian Wedding Morris CT

Rachel and Rob had been planning their intimate wedding at Winvian Farm in Morris CT way before covid hit. Their wedding at Winvian was the only wedding I didn’t have to adjust or literally change a thing for, except wearing a mask and staying farther away than normal. What a blessing! Their wedding was perfect. Even the threat of rain during our portrait time before the cocktail party began was nothing crazy. Rachel had the best mindset and was open for anything I suggested. Since it was just spattering out I suggested we just take what we could Read More

Two Brides Wed at Wadsworth Mansion


Stacy and Jessica’s wedding at The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill in Middletown CT almost didn’t happen due to this crazy year. These two held fast to making their wedding happen this year as safely as they could. They just wanted to be married, it was super important to them. Their day was absolutely GORGEOUS, with the gift of a beautiful day, high hopeful spirits and just so much love. Like most people I was a little nervous to be around people and curious how it would affect my work. After a few minutes I just slipped into Read More

Intimate Chatfield Hollow Inn Wedding

One of my favorite things that happened this fall was my Chatfield Hollow Wedding with my sweet couple in Killingworth CT. 2020 has been… a challenge, specially for the wedding and events industry! We have not been able to host parties or events – understandably of course- since March in the way that we used to. Sizing has changed, mandates have changed and we have all just been trying to do the best we can with the information we have. I know I sure have been. When Alex and Alexa reached out asking if I was available for their Read More

Lighthouse Point Park Wedding New Haven CT

Danielle and Victor’s intimate wedding at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT was amazing. The weather was so perfect I kept pinching myself to make sure it was real. Can you look at those blue skies? For Danielle and Victor to be able to have their wedding during this Covid pandemic on such a brilliant and perfect day felt like a gift, for us all. This year has been hard, for me, my family, my business, my clients, so many people. Having these intimate micro weddings feels like sunshine on my face after a long, hard cold rain. Read More

Intimate Backyard Wedding

Lauren and Brian’s intimate wedding in Brian’s parent’s back yard, was the perfect way to spend a gorgeous Saturday! Like many of my couples this year, Lauren and Brian have had many ups and downs with postponing their bigger celebration until 2021. Also like many of my clients, they have decided to get married this year, and move their bigger wedding celebrations to the following year, when things will, hopefully- fingers crossed! be much safer for us all.
Long before Covid-19 struck I have been wanting more intimate weddings on my calendar. They are so… for lack of a Read More

Chatfield Hollow Inn CT Engagement Session

Alexa and Alex’s golden hour engagement session at The Chatfield Hollow Inn in Killingworth CT was incredibly magical! I arrived a little early to The Chatfield Hollow Inn and the sky was ominous; while one side featured bright blue sky with big puffy clouds the other side was dark grey and a little scary looking! A guest at The Chatfield Hollow Inn stopped when she saw me and said rain was about 7 minutes away, so I took a deep breath and started scoping the area looking for reprieve from the impending storm.
One of the things many of Read More

Rustic Micro Wedding

Rayne and Colin’s micro wedding during the current Covid-19 pandemic was about as perfect as a wedding could be. After photographing weddings for almost 20 years, I have made my way around the wedding dance floor, so to speak. Their wedding was absolute perfection. It was laid back and relaxed, despite the impending rain and nerves surrounding having an event during a pandemic. How could that be possible, you might ask. I would have to say that Rayne and Colin just wanted to be married. They met on the campus of Wheaton College (where my son is headed to Read More

Castle Howard Wedding with Sarah Haywood

Castle Howard hosted day two of the most EPIC weddings I have photographed. Designed and planned by the incomparable Sarah Haywood, named one of the top international wedding planners by Vogue. In an article on the Business Insider, they tout Sarah with planning weddings for billionaires that even celebrities can’t afford. It’s true! I’ve seen them! This particular wedding took place first at Selby Abbey in York, England for the wedding ceremony, and then wrapped up the next day with a helluva party at Castle Howard in North Yorkshire England.
The party guest count totaled about 65 guests, and Read More

Branford House Groton CT Winter Wedding

A winter wedding at The Branford House at Avery Point UCONN in Groton CT where the Winters get married? Yes PLEASE! Alex and Liane had a brisk winter day as the setting for their long awaited wedding. I met Liane years ago way back in 2012 for a photoshoot for Bliss Celebrations Magazine. She was stunning…and quirky as hell and I loved her! Over the years our photo shoots took us all over, even to Paris with her then boyfriend Alex Winter. They were such good sports, even when we got kicked out of the Eiffel Tower spot for Read More

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