The colorful Carla Ten Eyck lives with her two totally great kids Jack and Georgie in her childhood home in Hartford, CT.
Carla has been joyfully photographing weddings for the past ten years all over the New England area and beyond. She received her BFA in photojournalism from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in 1995. Her photojournalism field work includes interning at The Hartford Courant, The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle / Times Union and The Associated Press in New York City. Carla’s segue into documenting weddings was natural and combined her best skill sets of photographing people, moments and emotions with style, beauty and a sense of humor. Carla also has amazing crowd control skills! Maybe being one of nine children helped with that??
With four associate photographers and a team of amazing support staff, Carla runs her bustling studio out of her renovated childhood home in Hartford’s historic West End.
In Fall 2013 Carla’s book The White Dress in Color: inspirations for the modern bride was published by Shiffer Publishing with co-authors and fellow CT weddings vendors Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore and Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events! It is available at your local book seller and online via Amazon! She has already started producing the second book, tentatively titled The White Dress: Destinations and has been to Paris, Arizona and Barbados to shoot!
In addition to photographing weddings, for almost seven years Carla has been teaching photographers to step outside of their comfort zones and grow as artists in monthly photography workshops called Ten Eyck Tuesdays. There they can focus on a variety of classes that Carla enjoys teaching- from Back to Basics to Posing to Lighting to the behind the scenes business aspect of running a successful wedding photography business.
Carla has been honored to be a speaker at Pictage’s Partner Con in New Orleans in 2010; and Inspire Photography Retreats for 2010-2014; at the Vermont Professional Photographer’s Convention in April 2013, and at the CT Professional Photography’s (CTPPA’s) yearly convention in 2009.
Her ability to teach and inspire is evidenced by her consistently packed workshops and speaking engagements as well as a successful and loyal student-base.
Carla enthusiastically breathes energy, excitement and fun into everything she does from turning ideas into reality; to shooting in new locations around the globe and to simple things like snuggling with her kids and hiding in the studio trying to scare her employees.
Carla is a proud member of the following professional organizations:
PPA (Professional Photographer’s Association)
CTPPA (CT Professional Photographer’s Association)
WPJA (Wedding Photojournalists Association
WPPI (wedding + portrait photographers Intl)
Best of Weddings, an invitation only site
Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book preferred vendor
Her work has been featured in the following publications:
Martha Stewart Weddings
Town and Country
The Knot NY
The Connecticut Bride spring 2011 + 2012 issue / cover / editorial spread and real wedding
New England Gala Weddings Magazine / cover and 11 page editorial spread
Bliss Celebrations Magazine / cover / editorial spread and real wedding
Newport Weddings Magazine
Southern New England Weddings
Southern New England Weddings Destination Magazine