Carla Ten Eyck

Owner/Photographer, Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Carla has been joyfully photographing weddings for the past 15 years all over the world. She received her BFA in photojournalism from the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in 1995. Her photojournalism field work includes working 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?

Carla runs her boutique studio out of her renovated childhood home in Hartford, CT’s historic West End. She is co-author of the inspirational coffee table book The White Dress: in Color, Wedding Inspiration for the Modern Bride; her second book The White Dress: Destinations is due out in 2017; is a former co-producer of Inspire Photo Retreats; is a member of the Photography team for the Engage Luxury Business Summits most notably for her Portrait Project that she started in 2013 and has delivered many speaking presentations all over the country to help inspire and motivate wedding and industry professionals.

‘Eyes up, heart open’ has been Carla’s motto for life, and she works hard to enthusiastically breathe 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 family!

In addition to photographing weddings, Carla’s second love is fostering connections with others the world over, by hosting a podcast called Eyes Up Heart Open, where she talks candidly with people about love and loss, and allows her love of storytelling to shine through.