Eyes up, heart open

Hartford, CT, New England & beyond

Wedding + Lifestyle Photography


Yep, it’s that simple. But how do you get comfortable? Well, that requires two things:

1. Being open to the process
2. Trusting your photographer

The more comfortable you are, the better your photos will be. 


  So, lift up your eyesopen up your heart.

Getting photographs full of emotion requires that you let your guard down. It requires that you’re surrounded by people you love and trust. And it requires honesty and vulnerability.

And for me, that's a good thing! Because the number one thing I hear from my clients is: how comfortable I make them feel.

Hiring a photographer can feel like a trust fall. Let me put all of my life experience to work for you on your wedding day. I promise, I will catch you!

Emotion-Fueled Legacy Photography

is the heart and soul
of what you'll get

True. Beautiful. Vibrant.
Just like you.

I'm a  natural care giver and lover of an organized and well-planned session. Wait, you thought I was 'just' a photographer? As if!

These qualities can help you feel comfortable, making it easier to connect and create photos you love. 

With over 20 years of experience as a Connecticut wedding photographer, I can help you with vendor recommendations, timelines, locations, styling and more. You know, all the things you don't yet know.

So, if you're looking for emotive and vibrant  photography, all while being super comfortable AND having fun, then I'm your girl.

I'm Carla Ten Eyck

With my eyes up and my heart open, I'm ready to be your guide.

"Just thinking about the photos that Carla has produced for me is causing me to bawl my eyes out!"
- Courtney Joaquin

"I needed help with my wedding planning + she gave me so many wonderful recommendations"
—Stephanie Schmidt

You want to enjoy your day and feel like someone is looking out for your best interests. Right? Well, that'll be me, ushering you both effortlessly throughout your day.

You can focus on being present for every single moment - fully immersing yourselves in the fun of your wedding day! While I create meaningful photographs for you to cherish of you being your authentic selves.

You'll get photos of you being you


Here's how it works:

I'll send a custom proposal based on your individual needs. Then, when you're ready to book me, you can let me know with a call, email or text. Just sign your contract, send in your deposit and your date is secured. 

Step Three


We'll do a Zoom call to talk more about what you're planning. We'll laugh, chat and get to know one another. And I'll answer any question you may have about the process. Don't worry, I've got you!

Step Two


If I have your date available, I'll quickly send over a questionnaire so I can learn more about who you are. This is really important to me because I value connections  and your story deeply!

Step One


Now it's time to take a breath, relax and get excited for how much fun we're about to have together!

"She was so great and able to adapt to last minute changes- even a surprise downpour on our wedding day!"
 - Joe Gill


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Building trust with your photographer takes time. We can start that trust journey with your engagement session or your wedding. When your wedding is over we can keep that established trust going with sessions that best reflect what's important to you! Whether it's buying your first home together or a maternity or family session, the sky is the limit. Not having a family but love your pets, bring it on! Are you starting a new business and need some personal branding photos for your website and socials? I love creating content with you for the walls of your home, your holiday cards or for online content.

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let's do this!

Want to have a stress-free wedding or lifestyle session and create photographs that feel authentically YOU?

I am really looking forward to connecting with you!