Tuesday, November 06, 2007

jennifer + geoff e-shoot
















Last Thursday began what was a whirl wind of four straight intense days of shooting for me, all of which I LOVED!! It all started with an engagement shoot with Jen & Geoff who are getting married next year at one of the coolest new places in Hartford, The Gershon Fox room in the old G. Fox building right on Main street. This place is SO cool and art deco and I love it! If you are still shopping around for a venue you must check it out! So when we were planning our shoot they decided on doing a mini tour / pub crawl of downtown Hartford! Since I have been working so much lately I have been completely out of the downtown loop and was so excited to just walk around and check out all of the new places (and there are TONS) that are popping up all over Hartford! We started off, or tried to, at The Half Door, right around the corner from my studio, but it was closed for renovations- should be open now, don't worry!! We then moved on to Vaughn's on Pratt street for a pint (as Shrek says 'Can't we just settle this over a pint?') and some shots at one of their tables by the window. After that we popped in to Joe Black's, another really cool reception venue in Hartford- they let us look around and take a few shots in their space. Then we checked out the Gershon Fox room, and stumbled upon a new restaurant called Rosco's Big Dog right behind City Steam. It also turned out to be their first day open! Geoff was pumped as he is a big hot dog fan. Though he likes them plain, which is just totally weird!! So the owner made them a Big Dog on the house and they ate it Lady & the Tramp style! How cute are they? Had to do a ring shot with the mustard. Right?
Then it got crazy- we went to Tapas on Ann, the tiniest cutest place that makes the BEST pumpkin martini's; over to Agave for their killer Margaritas and guacamole and empanadas! Discovered a few new places, Dishes and The Tavern on Something right next door to Agave- it looked really swanky but in an approachable way swanky. Then we had to check out The Arch Street Tavern, my old haunt- this is where I met my husband Dave! Here we ran into some people from the Real World cast, Jen has an eagle eye for reality tv stars, what can we say? Don't ask me which season, I don't know- but one of them was Paula? And lastly, yes we hit one more place, we had to cap the night off at Mayor Mike's!! We had so much fun- I can't wait for the slide show as I have some special Carla Ten Eyck stop motion tricks up my sleeve from our shoot!! Thanks Jen & G Man for a super fun night!

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

We love the pics ---- thanks for making the night "legendary" --- and of course thanks for the many bomb cars we shared!

Teresa Wagner said...

WE THEM, ESPECIALLY THE ONE OF THEM WITH THE CT TRANSIT BUS AND THE LAST ONE. AWESOME!!!!!

Jaime said...

I love settling things over a pint. Looks like you three had a great time. Great snaps!

Robin Dini Photography said...

You're the official tour guide for downtown Hartford!!! I think this is the best e-session you have posted...EVER! so fun. you pick the best locations. Let's all get together and do a bar crawl when season ends. I've never been downtown. Hope all is well.

Jean said...

HOT DAWG!
the FUN factor just pops right out of them carla! love the spotlight shot.

MEG said...

NIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEE!
Love the lights...LOVE the beer shots, and Love the buses in the background!
I saw three empties...did you drink on the job ;o)

nikki nicole photography said...

you are rocking the engagments....I want to come on one you seem to have so much fun!

Katie Humphreys said...

Carla! These are fantastic! I love how unique they are, and how I feel like I kind of know the couple, even though we've never met. You did a wonderful job doing something different and really showing who they are! Great job!!

How are you these days?! It feels like it's been months since partnercon!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

HECK yeah I drank on the job! ;) I mean, I am all about making my clients feel comfortable and me not drinking would have been totally rude! We had a blast- Jen you are too funny I kept calling the car bombs bomb cars for some reason...maybe it was b/c I did two of them? It was truly a legendary night!
Katie!!
- I am great- just winding down with the shooting so far, I have my last wedding this Saturday and then possibly some more engagement shoots before 2008!

I really hope to see you and your fabulous husband Chris at WPPI? Any hopes of that happening??

Robin- sounds like a plan, sister, let's set it up!
Nikki Nicole in the house!! Come on sister, join me! :)

JAG Studios said...

killer shoot carla! as always though!!! I love the reflection in the pub window, takes a second to see their hands... miss you girl, looks like all is well in your world. maybe we should bomb some car bombs soon too!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Can you see me in that shot too? I'm there!

Eric Foley said...

I love the bus shot and I'm all about the Irish Car Bombs!!!

Let's get together soon and do some!

okay, maybe just 2, that's all I can handle.

Ginger Murray said...

These are all wonderful... amazing work.

May I ask what kind of lens and camera you shoot with?

Carla Ten Eyck said...

You sure can, Miss Ginger Murray! :) I shoot with a Nikon D200- most of these were shot with the 17-55 2.8; some may have been with the 70-200 2.8 VR. I am planning on getting the new D3 soon, I am super excited for it!

Geoffrey said...

So what...I like to enjoy my hot dog(s) for what they are...there is no need to mask the goodness of a hot dog with petty condiments! Carla, you are the weirdo! The Leonards/Shannons love the pictures! Thanks again!

Randy said...

Your work continues to floor me!! You WILL shoot me...oh, yes, you will!! Even if I have to get engaged just so you'll do it! Keep up the great work, all the best.
Your fav radio boy,
Randy

STEVE DePINO said...

Not sure how I missed these...Wow you rocked this session!!!!

Picture Perfect Photography by Michelle said...

Wow These are GREAT!!! I love your vision Carla, One question, how do you post your images so large??
See you soon!

<3 M

Studio Foto said...

Irish Car Bombs? Where... can I have a few :P Carla its so cool to see people we have had the opportunity to get to know in your fotos as a e-shoot. Jennifer and Geoff look amazing... must of taken some work :)

Love you CTE
See you l8er

PS gotta love all the wedding blog slang thats startign up :(