Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck


meet nikki nicole

A few weeks ago I photographed my close friend, the one and only Nikki Nicole. She just changed her blog up and needed a new head shot to go with her fresh new look. Nikki is a photographer in Wethersfiled, and loves shooting newborn and kids portraits. Check her out!
One of the things that I love about Nikki is that she is not afraid to just bring it for the camera.And boy did she! Our main man, Principal shooter extraordinaire Erik Maziarz shot this with me and we had so much fun bopping around Hartford, laughing the entire Read More

cari and steve wedding at the guilford yacht club

Saturday the 30th brought the second of our triple play- this time at the quintessential New England- Guilford Yacht Club download Toy Story . What a spot! Right on the water with a beautiful green lawn for a ceremony area- a balcony area perfect for a bird’s eye view of the reception hall- and the sunsets this place gets are OUT OF THIS WORLD! So I’m hooked!
Now Cari and Steve and just two of the kindest people I have had as clients. They are completely in love with each other, and are in tune to one another like nothing Read More

jess and eric wedding at laurel view country club

Last Friday brought the top of our triple header… the much anticipated wedding of my client turned friend, Jessica, to her fiance Eric at the Laurel View Country Club in Hamden, CT. Jessica is one of the most enthusiastic and sweet people I have met. From the moment we met, I knew she got what we were about. She trusted me to do my thing, and gave us plenty to work with! Here she models her cute Mrs. shorts for me before getting dressed…

Now Jessica loves her some Twilight!! She brought her four book series in for Read More

samar and shane wedding at lyndhurst hudson ny

part three in a series of three
The last installment of our Samar and Shane wedding extravaganza took place at the breathtaking Lyndhurst Estate in Hudson NY. What a spectacular place for a wedding! We had such perfect weather the entire weekend and Monday was no exception. There was no formal ceremony- but there were many new things to see: new Monday wedding clothes, of course!! And all new details for us to photograph…. all so tasteful and beautiful.
Samar and Shane, Mike and I went off to photograph some portraits before they headed to the cocktail hour. The light Read More

samar and shane wedding at oak hill, hudson ny

part two of three in a series
Continuing our three day shooting festivities was our Saturday wedding at the fabulous Oak Hill Estate in Hudson NY. Tammy Baldwin from Charmed Places event planning ran the day’s events as smoothly as possible, and everything went off without a hitch. Linda Baldwin of Linda Baldwin Flowers and Decor did another amazing job on Saturday as well!! There were even some awesome little spontaneous surprises thrown in for us that we were all excited about and can’t wait to show you!
But first, the details. Samar’s shoes were so simple and pretty Read More

samar and shane mehndi wedding celebration at oak hill estate in ny

part one of three posts

Friday was the start of one of the most incredible events I have photographed to date: a three day Pakistani + Irish wedding at the Oak Hill estate in the Hudson River Valley. Do I honestly need to elaborate?? Oh but I will!! There was COLOR to spare, emotional, wonderful, loving people- and details like I have never seen before.
The first event we shot I brought along Mike, my steady second shooter and Katie and Graham, my associate photographers to cover Samar and Shane’s wedding(s). Yes, it was big enough to warrant Read More

tara and mark wedding at the new haven lawn club

Once upon a time there was a looooong blog post! Get ready, because you are in for a treat- filled with color, details, emotion and the cutest little kids, with the cutest little wreaths! Tara and Mark did their engagement shoot with Mike and I not too long ago up in Northampton. They are the nicest, sweetest, most smiley couple- and we had a great time getting to know them in their town. Then at their wedding on Saturday at the New Haven Lawn Club we got to meet all of their friends and families- and this is the part Read More

nicole and matias korean wedding ceremony

The Easter Egg Adventure movies
The day after our crazy beautiful Harkness Wedding with Nicole and Matias Mike and I took a ride down to Nicole’s parents for their more traditional Korean wedding ceremony. Their families were so hospitable, open and sharing of their home and space. Here is some of what we got from the afternoon!

The lush details had me in a frenzy, as you can imagine. I love the forks vs chopsticks shot, and who doesn’t love a pineapple?

The food was amazing….. and so beautiful

Mike was Mr. Mom Read More

nicole and matias wedding at harkness park

This past wedding weekend at Harkness Park in Waterford with Nicole and Matias was like the sort of proverbial starting gun for us here at the studio. I say sort of because we shot this weekend, but then we have Mother’s Day weekend off, because that is a sacred and holy weekend for all to honor thy Madre!! Yes, it is all about me getting pampered, snuggled and loved by my kids. OK, so we get a break and then FORGET ABOUT IT, we are off like a speeding bullet, we’ll see you in November!!
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rob and jen urban engagement shoot

Last week, on one of our more beautiful days, Mike and I had our engagement shoot with my October couple, Rob and Jen. Now I say ‘my’ for the simple fact that Mike will not be technically shooting this wedding with me. He has the honor of being the best man in their wedding! Rob and Mike grew up together, and Rob was Mike’s best man at his wedding. Now all I have to say is watch out Rob, I am sure Mike will have some tricks up his sleeve! And I will be there to catch it all….
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