Thursday, June 28, 2007

meeting of the minds I















To celebrate the first day of summer, among other reasons, Sandra Downie, Make Up Artist extraordinare and I coordinated a bridal fashion shoot in Hartford's Elizabeth Park, when all of the roses were in super full amazing bloom! We could not have done it without the help of so many talented and wonderful people: Christina on hair, Emily & Kim- our amazing talent; Stevedepino.com my right arm shooter and comic relief; Stephanie Nelson & Amanda Harris as assistants to the stars; Pamela from Philip David Jewelers in West Hartford Center; Sandy from A Special Place in West Hartford for the to die for flowers and Brides to Be, a Dress Consignment Shop in Glastonbury and the amazing Geoff Boka form The Light Mill Studios who was filming the whole experience! We all had so much fun running around, setting things up and working together to achieve some of the most amazing images. We were almost done shooting when it looked like an extremely threatening storm was headed right for us! Luckily for us there happened to be a HUGE while tent set up smack in the middle of the park where we were able to relocate and shoot what we thought was the final shot of the day. The rain was CRAZY- we had to cover Emily with a table cloth to keep her and the dress dry and work super fast. So we shoot, we celebrate and then Geoff shouts- 'turn around!' I turned to see the most amazing gift of light bursting through the clouds- Steve and I started flailing trying to get Emily into her dress, grab a veil, grab a bouquet and R-U-N! for the crazy light! Emily was such a sport, she ran through the park while we shot like nuts, only to look up and see a rainbow to finish off the day! Come on, right? What a killer way to end a long day of working hard by everyone.

A special shout-out to my boy RE PhotoDesign for hooking me up this afternoon with his non-action action work on some of my images. Mad skillz! And Jaq, you are SO an art director waiting to bloom, sister!

17 comments:

STEVE DePINO said...
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STEVE DePINO said...

KILL-ER!!!!!
WOW I have some work to do before I post my pix!

Eric Foley said...

SPEECHLESS! Incredible images Carla, they all have tremendous impact.

carla ten eyck said...

.com- can't wait to see what you post! I know you have some incredible stuff- get on it, brother!! Eric- thanks a lot!!

face first films said...

whoa. fantastic stuff! I'm a sucker for any shot with a big fat flare in it, but that one takes the cake. the rainbow is another favorite. was the photo you shot of steve representative of his work ethic that day?

carla ten eyck said...

Pretty much! LOL! You know it is super hard to look so cute wearing a mike in your butt, but I think he did a fabulous job! he is SO gonna blow me away now with his images!!

face first films said...

it is hard. I was trying to replicate it this morning and it did not go well. and stop selling yourself short for chrissakes!

Matthew J. Wagner said...

Great stuff! Wish I could have been there!

Jacklyn Greenberg said...

SWEET SHIT SISTA! ooowwww!!! HOT! HOT! HOT!

nikki nicole photography said...

amazing love the shot with the rainbow in the back....the photos blow my mind!

Teresa Wagner said...

AMAZING!!! You worked it girl!!!

carla ten eyck said...

thanks everyone for the love! There will be more soon!!

Jay said...

Gorgeous!!!! Those shots ROCK!!!!

Mary Bess said...

OMG!! absolutely amazing! I LOOOOOOVE that one of her in front of the tree!! It's so midsummer nights dream HAUT!!!


xoxo
M:)

Orchard Cove Photography (Amanda Harris) said...

Beautiful as I knew they would be. Rock it on sista'

Millie said...

These are kick tail... way to rock it out girl! Totally publication worthy!

carla ten eyck said...

Millie!! Thanks sister! Yeah now let's see me get it going! ;)