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Carla Ten Eyck

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an afternoon with coral pheasant and some prime rib

Late this Spring I got the chance to spend some time with my former client, designer and great friend Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery and Design. We hung out at her new-ish house in New Haven, and it is just something you have to see to believe! Her and her husband Tim has got SUCH an incredible sense of style. Like. It’s the kind of stuff that belongs in some kind of over the top awesome stylish architectural magazine! Seriously! The first time I was over I freaked out. Everything. Every, little, sweet corner was just perfectly thought Read More

portraits of my friends at engage!2014 bachelor gulch colorado

In early June I flew to Beaver Creek, Colorado to present at one of the most exclusive, amazing and over the top conferences called Engage!14 (this year anyway, as the number changes each year) The conference- created by the genius that is Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce- was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch thanks to the super sweet Syd Sexton who I had the pleasure of meeting at my first Engage a few years back at The Mandarin Oriental in Vegas. I remember Syd telling me how amazing Engage! would be there, and I was on board Read More

seattle washington family portrait with carla ten eyck

I recently got the chance to visit with one of my oldest friends from my photo days at RIT, Gus. Oh, Gustav! Having Gus and his adorable little family in front of my camera again was like coming home. I have photographed Gus since freshman year in college, he was so good in front of the camera, had such presence and confidence and…. everyone adored shooting him. So much so, that our Photo 1 teacher Dan Larkin said no mas! Flash forward to Gus and Anna Fahey‘s wedding on the untamed Cypress Island in WA and it was like coming Read More

Sacred Spaces

personal projects have brought me back to life this winter.
sacred spaces is a celebration of the creative process. the mystical energy spun out of working with your hands. the gentle and knowing voice of your intuition. and the space we carve out to allow these parts to grow.
so thankful i took the time to quiet myself so i could see the path was just under my feet.
 

so much more to come: www.jasminetataphotography.com

time with my friends

One of my favorite things to do besides spending serious quality time with my friends is to spend serious quality time with my friends while making their portraits! Some of you may know me for my colorful hair, and this is thanks to my close friend and stylist Catie Bane of Catie & Amy. We have been friends a long time, and our friendship started the way many of my current friendships started, through work. We did another good friends wedding together, Geoff and Kate Boka and I loved watching Catie work her magic on Kate… she was so… good! Read More

block island family portrait session with carla ten eyck

In my industry, when a colleague hires you to photograph their most precious- their family- it is the highest honor for me. I don’t photograph a ton of families, I like to be selective and really make sure I have the time to spend with them to really draw them out and see who they are within the frame work of their family. Christen and Erik brought me over to Erik’s home town, Block island, Rhode Island and it was such a fantastic day! We started with a bang- with me literally fighting with my stupid navigation system on Read More

great gatsby shoot by carla ten eyck for the white dress in color

When I was younger I used to love playing dress up with my dolls. I would set up elaborate houses made of kleenex boxes and weird odds and ends that I would find to substitute for not having the Barbie Dream House! It was bootleg at best, but I had fun getting creative with what I had! Flash forward to today- and I pretty much am the same! Except… that I have friends in the industry who have access to some pretty pretty stuff, add models, sparkly stuff, a beautiful mansion and me and my camera and bada bing! Read More

20 dramatic portraits using a one light setup

I recently hosted a photography shootout in New Haven with about 20 photographers and a handful of models.  The concept was for each photographer to spend 10 minutes with each model to produce unique images.
My personal challenge for the day was to create dramatic images using a minimal lighting setup.   I went with a classic one light setup to create all of the images.  Enjoy!

if green was a feeling

 
jenna and john stole my heart this day. we floated amongst the lily pads with the wind in our hair and went where the day took us. in my opinion, there is no better way to spend an afternoon. jenna and john have hearts of gold, and are deep down good to their bones. not to mention adorable together, with lots of charm and spark to keep things exciting. their wonderful and patient friend AJ, was my boat buddy, guiding us where we needed to go and even gave amazing direction. i think i may hire him to Read More

snowy day portraits, a personal project

The other day, we had a big old snow day!  I had a blast photographing my favorite subjects, my twin daughters, Ellie & Eres.  I even got a new head shot of myself taken by my very talented protege Ellie!  Here are some of my favorite images of my favorite girls.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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