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Carla Ten Eyck

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Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit Solaz Cabo San Lucas Mexico

Last week was the Engage Luxury Wedding and Business Summit’s last event of 2018 at Solaz Los Cabos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I have been to Mexico many times before, it’s my father’s native country and also, hello it’s MEXICO and it’s warm and beautiful and colorful and my soul loves it! Cabo was amazing and even though, regrettably I didn’t get to explore the area much at all (save for our pre Engage dinner with some of my most favorite people EVER) I have to say I would come back for the Solaz resort alone. It was Read More

Joyful Tented Wedding in Lordship CT

Coco and Joe’s tented wedding in Lordship CT this weekend was one of the most joyful, emotional and amazing weddings, like, ever. I met Courtney in 2009 when her older sister Liz married her now husband Greg, and hired me as their photographer. During that initial meeting Liz and I laughed, we cried and were bonded from that moment on as friends for life. I am beyond happy to call Liz one of my closest friends, and in the process have absorbed the Stafford crew as my own as well. I was able to capture some really powerful moments Read More

The 3 Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Connecticut

As a wedding photographer and event photographer in Connecticut, I have the opportunity to see a lot of different wedding spots, from intimate wedding venues to massive ballrooms.  I witness them in pre-action and in full action. After sixteen years photographing every type of wedding and event over the years in all of the places you can imagine, as far away as Scotland and Costa Rica, I have seen some events!
Despite all of the amazing travel (which, trust me, I love love love) one of the best parts of traveling is coming home. I hail from Hartford, Connecticut Read More

Chatfield Hollow Inn Styled Shoot with Everthine Bridal

Get ready to peep one of the dreamiest venues that I have ever seen: The Chatfield Hollow Inn, located in the windy roads of Killingworth CT. Not to be confused with Chatfield Hollow State Park, which is about 10 minutes away, this little gem of a spot is its own jam. From the very second you pull up the long, tree lined driveway complete with stone walls, groves of ferns and clusters of delicate birch trees you know exactly why!
I discovered that this was a bed and breakfast and that they only host an exclusive number of weddings Read More

Lynn and Dan’s Rustic Wright’s Mill Farm Wedding

Lynn and Dan’s joyful, rustic Wright’s Mill Farm wedding in Canterbury CT was everything I had hoped it would be! I love that dance we all do as small business owners in the wedding and event industry; we field a call or email from a prospective client, we reach out, we meet. And then we either connect, or we don’t. So much these days can get lost in translation via email or text, and there is nothing quite like a face to face meeting, where you can read the emotions that play across their faces as you ask them Read More

Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding with KLW Design Co.

Katya and Neal’s epic wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington CT yesterday was heaven-sent. There were cherubic adorable little flower girls and ring bearers floating around angelically all day, and an abundance of romantic and ethereal details that set the tone for their wedding day! I have known Katya forever- since she was in grade school, and I coached her and my cousin Stephanie in soccer when they were little, and I have loved watching her grow into the amazing young woman that she is today. We got to bond recently when Stephanie married Greg in Mexico and Read More

InterContinental Boston Wedding

Christina and Ryan’s Greek meets Irish wedding at the InterContinental Boston (in, you guessed it, Boston) was filled with color and family and THAT GOWN! and just all of the things that make doing what I do as a photographer soul-fulfilling. Christina and Ryan’s obvious love for their families and the hustle and bustle of a busy wedding day kept the day moving at full speed ahead, and just made the day fly by! I knew the ceremony would be emotional, as both Ryan and Christina have lost their fathers, and I know not having your Dad there to Read More

The Riverview Simsbury CT Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

Here is a quick peek from yesterday’s CRAZY FUN wedding of Mia + Brian at The Riverview in Simsbury, CT. There were tears, and so many funny antics by the kids AND the adults, I couldn’t stop laughing and saying out loud ‘is this really happening’? It was such a pleasure being welcomed back into the Siracusa Family Fold – I photographed Melissa + Mike’s wedding ages ago- but it felt like yesterday since I saw them all! Their ability to just be who they are, loud and proud just attracts me to them all, and I laugh right Read More

Tyrone Farm Pomfret CT Wedding with Carla Ten Eyck

Jessie and Zack’s wedding at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret CT was the stuff that my dreams are made of! Romantic, beautiful, with every little touch point thought of… I was in pure heaven from the moment that I showed up on property until I left! Jessie did her research, and was relentless in her quest to assemble a group of creatives who spoke to her vision for her wedding to Zack. I would have to say, she done GOOD! The second those flowers – crafted by the uber talented ladies of Stems Floral Design- showed up… I just about Read More

Intimate Wedding at The Bee and Thistle Inn

 
Annie and Chris’ wedding at The Bee and Thistle Inn, in Old Lyme CT was one of the most emotional weddings I have ever photographed. Maybe it was the connection I made with Annie before, or maybe it was watching the love and adoration that Annie and Chris had for one another during their engagement session in New Haven that made me even more excited for their wedding? I’m not entirely sure, but what I do know is how openly Annie and Chris showed their love and adoration for one another, every smile, every tear, all of it. Read More

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