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Carla Ten Eyck

weddings

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

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

Cold Spring Farm Wedding in Colchester CT

 
Diana and Phil’s autumn wedding day at Cold Spring Farm in Colchester CT was blustery, blue-skied and crisp! Since I knew that wind was a factor I showed up a bit earlier than expected to get the lay of the land and scope some potential portrait spots out ┬áto help the day run as smooth as possible. Diana and Phil have two children under 3 and a brand spanking new puppy named Draco, so, any little bit of time saving I could manage I knew would be super helpful! I poked around the farm and found some really Read More

Autumn Wedding at Aria in Prospect CT

Michaela and Artur’s windy November wedding at Aria in Prospect CT was filled with so many gregarious, tall and well dressed frail and friends, it felt like I was at a fashion show instead of a wedding! Even Michaela played the part by having a dress change midway through her reception. Her bridesmaids gowns were some of my favorite this year, they were long, fitted navy dresses with long lace sleeves and a cool back, and each lady looked so elegant and willowy in the dress, even my sweet little shorty bridesmaid! The crazy wind didn’t seem to impact Read More

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