Wednesday, November 14, 2007

mallory + chris e-shoot

















Mallory & Chris capped off my four day shooting intensive (I will post about the other 2 weddings soon!) with a really fun engagement shoot in their hometown of Stratford, CT. One of my favorite parts of my job is learning about new places right here in Connecticut. Stratford, you say? I say STRATFORD!! What a cute place! We met up at Short Beach which offered the best of it all, a nice beach, baseball diamonds, and a golf green! Plus I love the drives, gives me time to think and strategize about my shoot- like trying some new things I've wanted to do but haven't yet, or figuring out a new way to shoot the ring, one of my favorite things, some of you will agree. Oh and feet, can I not get enough? No!! Especially when Mallory wears cowboy boots! You guys just keep feeding my foot & shoe shot addiction! I guess there could be worse things in life. Mallory & Chris were so natural and tender and caring with each other, it made photographing them a piece of cake. Seriously, every time I would think 'oh- I wish Chris would just look up' BAM! He would. Mallory would tilt her head just so, right when I was thinking it or they would just completely change it up as I was thinking it! They had ESP- Engagement Shoot Perception. I told them that if there was an Engagement Shoot Olympics they would totally medal. Can I get an AMEN??

*on an aside, not sure how to weave this in- but thank you so much Mickie for the referral! I have to give a shout out to all of my loyal supporters who plug me relentlessly- like Renee and Jen and Susannah and Jaime and all of my past clients and current clients and friends. It means so much to know I have all of your love and support for my business!

21 comments:

face first films said...

wonderful work as usual, carla, but I guess I was hoping for more classic 80's comedy posters like Caddyshack or Sixteen Candles. You could put captions of thought bubbles over your clients pictures "no more wanky my cranky donger need food" "hey wang what's with the pictures it's a parking lot" ya know stuff like that

more trivia: what do local stratfordians call stratford? (who the hell do I think I am Pat Sajak?)

Carla Ten Eyck said...

wow, I felt the love and admiration just radiating from your post. I guess you could say to me 'stop whining IT'S BAD FOR YOUR COMPLEXION!!'

face first films said...

lame joke based on yesterdays Vacation post...you know I love your work carla!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

we are totally even. Guess you didn't like my obscure 16 Candles quote! Maybe my next blog post will be 'when lame movie quotes go bad and ruin friendships' :P

face first films said...

haha exactly! I blame Susanah. good sixteen candles quote by the way, I totally missed it. you even ALL CAPPED on the right lines...
"I'm not really a farmer...I'm a freshman"

Carla Ten Eyck said...

If I could quote the kazoo song on the bus I would, let me just throw that out there

Jaime said...

Great pics and I'm so glad to see that people outside of Kansas wear cowboy boots, too.

face first films said...

THAT would be something! I always wanted to use "Promise" to my mom if she threatened me with a punishment that wouldn't mean anything.

"What are you bitching about, I gotta sleep under a chinaman named after a duck's dork" "You don't spell it son, ya eat it"

Carla Ten Eyck said...

this should be its own whole thing- movie quote tag. huh.
AUTO-MO-BILE???

face first films said...

"he's drunk as a skunk"

Carla Ten Eyck said...

'i just wanna be with YOU guys!!'

face first films said...

whoa carla just took it to the next level. that was beautiful! damn that was impressive

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Michelle-Thanks! ask Justin Marantz, he is the king of the big blog photos (it's where I learned it)!! See you at the next PUG meeting!

Jacob Bergmeier said...

Ok not to break up this Carla/FFF back-and-forth, but I love the first image! It really grabbed my attention.

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Focus, Jacob, FOCUS!!!
'I had a dream last night and you were in it.'

Jean said...

OMG! those boots are the bomb!

tomas flint said...

great work carla...really clever stuff!!

Robin Dini Photography said...

i wish i was clever enough to come up with a quote but alas...i can't.

love the second image carla. the littliest detail stands out for the entire image to pop. i love that.

daria said...

Hi there Carla,
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Your photos are SWEET!!
You are wicked creative!
hope to meet you sometime, because Amanda says such nice things about you.
Have a beautiful day!
daria

Jacob Bergmeier said...

Whoa...A dream about ME(!!!???) Now I'm intrigued. Tell me more.

Carla Ten Eyck said...

Jacob, Jacob, Jacob. RUN, don't walk to Blockbuster and rent '16 Candles' Like, NOW! :P