Carla Ten Eyck Photography 2013 C10 Studio E-zine Vol. 1

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2012 || november




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2012 || november Hey clients, friends and dear appreciated followers of our work here at the C10 studio! What’s this you’re sending me you ask? Well it’s not your Momma’s newsletter that’s for sure! We know that with everything online all the time you have access to so much visual stimulation! Keeping track of it all can be a daunting task! Putting it out there for people can be a full time job as well, as we all here at the studio are finding... so I thought, what better way than to have an online e-zine beautifully designed by our client and studio BFF Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant! Here, many of our favorite shoots can be seen as a finished product, all design-y and pretty, just how we like ‘em!

When I shoot, I try to keep the finished product in mind whether it’s your wedding album, the inspirational wedding book I am currently shooting for or a magazine editorial. How it all fits together visually helps tell the story of whatever I am shooting, and I love it!



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€ € € 04 c10 photo tip 06 sage & andrew

22 nikki & rob

14 rachael & adam

30 vendor love

36 editorial

34 a bride's advice

42 fave photo 46 c10 personal



Your parent dances are a time for you to take

a moment

and just be with your Mom and Dad during your wedding. Some advice that I wish I could impart for your parent dances – stop talking and watch! Or if someone approaches you, have them enjoy the dance with you and watch on. Don’t let anyone interrupt your pausing to take in the sweet and emotional moment your spouse is having with their parent.



Sage and Andrew had a romantic estate wedding at the Elm Court Estate in the quaint town of Lenox, Massachusetts. The flowers were so dreamy and the epitome of romantic! Sage’s dress from the Plumed Serpent was flowy and soft, paired with her intense fuschia Kate Spade shoes and made this photographer soooooo happy. Sage and Andrew had an emotional first look and the rain stopped just in time for the ceremony to be outside, just as they both dreamed!



venue the elm court estate, lenox, massachusetts « dress paloma blanca via the plumed serpent « shoes kate spade « flowers crocus hale « bridesmaids dresses dave + johnny « paper invitations by crane + co. via kate’s paperie, save the dates by paperheartsdesign via etsy, menus by platinumdesign via etsy and calligraphy by tucci cursive « music boss band


Rachael and Adam had a rustic and soft wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, Connecticut. Designed by Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events, the wedding had a palette of soft yellows and creams filled with romantic florals done by the talented Elizabeth of Blush Floral Design.



venue the barns at wesleyan hills, middletown connecticut « dress jim hjelm « shoes sam edelman « flowers blush floral design « bridesmaids dresses lula kate « paper coral pheasant stationery + design « music the rhythm shop band « coordinator jubilee events


new orleans


Heading to New Orleans for a destination wedding on the streets of the French Quarter? Yes please! Despite the rain, Nikki and Rob had a BLAST bopping around the Quarter with me ducking in alleys to stay dry while having fun the whole time. The bride had her totally gorgeous succulent bouquets done by Datura: A Modern Garden flown down all the way from Connecticut! We ended the night with Nikki and Rob snuggled at the foot of the stunning fountain covered in candles... hands down some of my favorite pictures I have ever taken!



venue hotel mazarin, the french quarter, new orleans « dress modern trousseau via the white dress by the shore « shoes jimmy choo « flowers datura: a modern garden « bridesmaid dress victoria’s secret « paper designed by the bride « music the young pin stripes and dwayne burns « coordinator nola bash



|| hana floral design

Anytime I get a wedding that Yumiko of Hana Floral Design and Boutique is a part of, I jump up and down inside! Yumiko creates some of the most romantic and pretty floral arrangements and bouquets. I know my brides are always happy! Selfishly, I am a lover of all things pretty so as a photographer I am always happy as well!



FLORAL DESIGN & BOUTIQUE 15 Holmes Street, Mystic, CT

860.572.2929 www.hanafloraldesign . com



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BRIDE TO BRIDE ADVICE Our year of wedding planning unexpectedly transformed into a period of meaningful and memorable time spent with one another and among family and friends. Take time during your wedding to remind yourself of these special moments and how all that love is swirling around one room. -Talia Bennick-





One of my favorite magazines to shoot editorials for has got to be Bliss Celebrations Magazine. It is always such a trusting collaboration of some of the most creative people in the industry. On this shoot I worked hand in hand with the art director and publisher of Bliss to create the perfect cover photo for the magazine. It was almost like solving a visual puzzle and I loved every minute of it! Once the cover was secured they let me have complete creative control of the inside editorialwhich is the highest form of creative trust and I just shot from my heart! I was incredibly lucky to work with the following vendors on this shoot – all of whom consistently bring their A-game to each and every shoot we collaborate on together! fashion and styling beth chapman from the white dress by the shore « table design candice coppola of jubilee events « floral art tony palmieri of datura: a modern garden « paper craziness nichole michel of coral pheasant stationery « special thanks to carla's assistant julie morawski and our studio cover model rebecca hales!! the gold sequined vintage dress was from tove's vintage shop in old saybrook, ct. it is personally owned by carla ten eyck (because everyone asks!!)




|| liz and greg

It was hard enough picking sixty images to put into our wedding album but picking my top two favorite pictures from the best day of my life was nearly impossible. My first pick is the one of Mr. K twirling me around mid smooch in the middle of Pratt Street with a car headed in our direction. While our guests were enjoying a mix of some of our favorite songs Carla snuck us away to grab some air and time to ourselves near the end of what had been an incredible day. I think that’s a big part of what draws me to this picture. The picture itself looks like it should be in a movie and its hard to believe that’s us. The lighting is awesome and the background of the brick road, streetlights and cars make for a unique picture that could only be ours. -Liz Kurantowicz-


My second pick captures an impromptu dance party in the middle of dinner. I was walking the tables greeting some of our guests when our song came on. I yelled to my Dad to meet me on the dance floor and slowly my siblings joined us. Unfortunately for our guests not only did they have to watch us play the air guitar, saxophone and various other invisible instruments but we sang too and at the top of our lungs. My Dad has played this song for me in the car since I was a little girl and my siblings and I know every word, beat and pause to this song. The song is “Desert Skies” by Marshall Tucker and it sums up a whole lot for the Stafford family. This picture captures the absolute joy of a family who didn’t think we all might be able to enjoy the day together. I don’t think I ever remember seeing us all so happy. -Liz Kurantowicz-

This June

my family and I had the thrill of going to Kauai for the first time. It was a dream come true on so many levels. We stayed on the south west side of the island in Waimea. It was non-touristy and had some real local flavor, exactly what we were looking for! The kids and I enjoyed adventuring around the island and exploring new beaches, many of which were hard to find so actually getting there was part of the excitement! We lived each day out of the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook – it never steered us wrong in the things it suggested for us to do. If you ever plan a trip to Kauai this book is a MUST HAVE!


yum Another favorite pastime was trying to find the best shave ice on island. Believe me when I tell you it was a very fun project! A lot of hard work, but I took one for the team in the effort to find it. I will let you discover which is your favorite when you go, since they are all different.



One of the best beaches we went to was Poi’pu on the south shore. It is awesome for families and was some of the best snorkeling I have ever done. The beach has a cool layout where two beaches meet in the middle then leads out to an awesome lava pool area perfect for kids to explore. Hands down the best vacation we have been on; I can’t recommend Kauai enough!

A hui hou kakou UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN