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Eyes up, heart open

Carla Ten Eyck

November 2011

essex ct fall engagement session

 
 
 
During our super short fall season here in New England I had the pleasure of photographing Stefanie and Shaun in my new favorite CT town.. Essex! It is like a step back into a time machine there, it’s so super quaint and typical New England- there is nothing not to love about this town. My clients Stefanie and Shaun brought their A game and dressed the part for our shoot- how cute are they!! We were lucky enough to have met the owners of The Griswold Inn who also happen to own this amazing car… and they Read More

new york city engagement session

Earlier this fall, Jazzy and I had the pleasure of meeting Mandy and Reid in NYC. Mandy and Reid are two of the funniest people that I have ever met, and the fact that they found us equally as amusing…well, it was a match made in heaven. We walked around the city, laughed, had a crazy cab ride, and made a scene hootin’ and hollerin’ about how awesome the high line is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
C’mon, how pretty is Mandy? So pretty. And that dress? Love.
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west end of hartford fall engagement session

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of photographing two long time original gangsters of the West End of Hartford, Addy and Will. They wanted to focus on their personal studio work spaces as our location, since those spaces really represent who they both are. What a great way to get to know the two of them and really see who they both are in their element. An added bonus, we were smack in the middle of my neighborhood! We started off at Addy’s studio space by Real Art Ways in Hartford. Addy runs Hartford Prints! and creates some Read More

marie and chris’s country-fair-themed branford house wedding

 Marie and Chris were married in September right after that gnarly hurricane moved through CT. However, there wasn’t any sign of it on their absolutely gorgeous day! The Branford House is such a beautiful place to get married and celebrate your wedding and Marie and Chris made it even more beautiful with their Big E themed wedding! It was so fun! Amazingly yummy food stations, lawn games, kites, a photo booth, popcorn, fritters, and so much more! It was definitely a day to remember! Alison and I had a fabulous time!

Love and happiness was everywhere!

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balance and chicken light

So there was this trip to Costa Rica a few years back, right. We meet some amazing locals who offer to help in any way we need- and boy, do they ever. They model, they let us borrow surf boards as props, they show us some pretty rad spots to shoot in… we are collectively in a tropical, creative and pretty sweaty form of heaven. But what did I know. So we stop by the shop to pick some boards out, and there, in this dusty little courtyard with dogs roaming about and shirtless locals working I find my heaven. Read More

rebecca and stephen’s coventry engagement session

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Just a few short weeks before Alfred blanketed the Connecitcut landscape with snow, Rebecca and Stephen treated me to a visit to their family’s campground in rural Coventry.  Complete with a rustic cabin, a small pond and a grassy meadow, this location had real country charm and was the ideal setting for their autumn engagement photos.  Congratulations Rebecca and Stephen!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 
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lindsay and dan’s village at boulder ridge wedding

Lindsay and Dan!
Your wedding day was so sweet, happy, emotional, genuine, fun and just plain beautiful.
Thanks for having Alison and I as part of your day. We had an amazing time with you guys, your families, and friends!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison’s awesome image on the right. LOVE her perspective here!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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belle mer wedding in newport rhode island

Remember Leanne and Toby from their super sweet engagement session at the pink barns? Well they are back now with their summer wedding at Belle Mer in Newport, Rhode Island! Belle Mer is one of my favorite places to shoot- it’s so different from what you expect from Newport- it’s so… white… and crisp and modern and I love it! We had the perfect summer day for their wedding, not a cloud in the sky, bright blue skies and plenty of laughter and tears! My trusty sidekick for the day was none other than Miss Cheryl Cronin… we always have Read More

wooster street new haven engagement session

One of my favorite things about my job as a photographer is the traveling. Now, I know you are thinking all of the exotic places – Costa Rica, Mexico, Vienna… but what I got so excited about last week was heading down to New Haven CT! What’s that, you say? Yes. I officially have a city crush on New Haven! (but keep it down I don’t want my beloved Hartford to hear!) But man, this place has some uh-MAY-zing restaurants!! Many of the better known italian places that are pretty famous for New Haven are located on this unassuming little Read More

goodspeed opera house engagement session

During my super crazy two months straight of shoots every day (!) I had these two cuties in the lineup: Lauren and Mike. Now I can tell you that Mike is pumped to be called a cutie… but he totally was! One of the things I told them I was going to point out was what they wore for our shoot. This has to be the most asked question from my clients: ‘What do we wear for the shoot?’ Lauren and Mike did such a great job in picking comfortable, casual clothes that meshed well together without being too matchy. Read More

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