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Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

November 2010

imma NYC PUG speakin’ kinda gal

For those of you professional (or newbies) photographers in the New York City area tomorrow (TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30TH 2010) looking to while the evening away from, say, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and / or anyone looking to heckle me can feel free to do so at the New York City Pictage User’s Group meeting at Calumet Photographic 22 West 22nd Street NY, NY!
OR! If you would like to have an honest, open discussion about the ins, out, ups and downs of second shooting from a second shooters perspective AND from the lead shooters perspective- then come on Read More

fundraiser for paxton holmes

Please join me this Friday December 3, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at 300 Oxford Street Hartford CT to help raise money for a dear friend of ours’ son- seven year old Paxton Holmes. Paxton was born with a rare disease- Maple Sugar Urine Disease (MSUD) . Because of the toll this is taking on his body, Paxton is on a transplant list to receive a new liver and is on standby right now for one. When a liver becomes available Paxton and his family would need to get to PA within 4 hours time Read More

pictage’s partner con in new orleans 2010

WHO DAT! The past month feels like such a whirlwind month for me, and I am no stranger to the whirl o’ the wind let me tell you! After my Day of the Dead opening with my pops, then an awesome hometown CT wedding we were OFF to New Orleans for Pictage’s Partner Con 2010. Now I have been to many a photo workshop / seminar / trade show in my day. I have to say- this was one of the best this year! It was packed with emotional hot topics right in Pictage CEO Jim Collins’ opening speech! He Read More

caitlin and scott’s wedding at the waterview

As the fall geared up here in CT, we headed to the southwest corner of our little Nutmeg state for the wedding of our sweet couple Caitlin and Scott at the Waterview in Monroe. We had amazing weather and a great group of people to help make their day the best! Along for the ride with me were my trusty two: Mike Romano and Greg Lewis, who never fail to keep me laughing all day long!
I started the day off with Caitlin getting ready at her family home, where she grew up.

Caitlin’s flowers had a Read More

mariah and dan wedding at beckwith pointe, new rochelle, ny

Mariah and Dan’s wedding in Greenwich and New Rochelle was the perfect way to wrap up a double header wedding weekend. Dan is a friend and coworker, so once again the day felt less like work and more like a celebration with friends. Their reception at Beckwith Pointe in New Rochelle, NY offered a stunning ocean backdrop and we were treated to a spectacular sunset. Congratulations Mariah and Dan!

A HUGE “thank you” to Hildi Todrin and Renee Descoutures for offering their talents and shooting with me!

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jessica and shawn wedding at the society room

If I could script a Hartford wedding myself, it would no doubt include a First Look and some quintessential Hartford locations like The Carousel in Bushnell Park and a venue like The Society Room. Jessica and Shawn’s wedding included all three – and it was epic. To top it all off, Shawn is a friend and coworker, and for me the day was less like work and more like a celebration with friends. Congratulations Jessica and Shawn!
Kudos to the incredibly talented Rebecca Hales for shooting with me and contributing a ton of amazing images!
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paul and krystal’s ct backyard wedding final chapter

I’m sad to see the final chapter be here for Paul and Krystal’s crazy amazing 10-10-10 wedding… Let me just say that I have been there from way back when. Back when Paul KNEW he was going to ask Krystal to marry him, and gave him the tip on the place where he got her ring- AND! was even going to be there when he popped the question! But, sadly my schedule was too crazy and rather than be a selfish gal, which I TOTALLY wanted to be! and have them wait for me to be available to be there, Read More

paul and krystal’s epic ct backyard wedding part deaux

The second installment of the SUPAH amazing 10-10-10 wedding that was Paul and Krystal’s crazy detailed backyard extravaganza!! Jumping right into the ceremony… or the moments right before…. Some of my very favorite moments of Paul seeing Krystal coming down the aisle toward him. But first. The way his Mom looks at her son, my, friend, Paul. Just got me.

My boy was a wreck…!

Here are my sweet guys! Aren’t they such stunt doubles??

One of my great friends and favorite floral artist, Tony of Datura a Modern Read More

part 1 of paul and krystal’s ct backyard wedding

So you think today is just another day, do you? Well prepare for your day to just about explode with how much more awesome it’s going to be- just by checking out images from one of the coolest weddings I have ever photographed in my life. Ever. EVER. eeevvveeerrrrrr. Period.
Not only that! The couple, Paul and Krystal of Studio Foto are also amazing professional photographers…. yeah, I know! No pressure! AND! Even better they are two of my closest friends. Again with the pressure… to not cry all day! Which I pretty much am prone to anyway at a Read More

catherine and scott’s urban decay-ish anniversary session

One of the ultimate compliments to me is when I get asked to photograph my fellow photographers… it is such an honor. But the pressure! LOL Well, with fellow photographers Catherine and Scott Dove of Dove Photography in New Jersey the only pressure is how to not pee in your pants from laughing so hard while shooting! Now THAT is some pressure!! I met the Doves a few years back and have run into them about once a year since- and every time we laugh and enjoy each others company and curse the fact that we live so far away! Read More

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