Styled Shoot: Cinco de Mayo Shoot by  Carla Ten Eyck Photography

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we have a super fun styled shoot to share with you today. The colors and details in this shoot look like they’re straight out of a Frida Kahlo painting! This shoot comes to us from Carla of Carla Ten Eyck Photography and here’s what she has to say:

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Do any of you know what you are celebrating, besides having an excuse to have Margaritas after work? Neither do I!!! The best part is that my Father is from Mexico, so we have this running joke every year where I ask him what the hell Cinco de Mayo is all about. And he tells me. And then I forget! And then I ask him the following year!! Pretty funny stuff you say, no? Well not really. I am sure it’s more than a little irritating to my poor padre but what are you gonna do!

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This past year has been such a fun year for me photographically- I have created some fun photo challenges for myself and partnered up with some truly amazing creative professionals. They have not only become the creative salve for my soul, they have become true, close, real friends to me. To think that only a few short years ago I felt so incredibly alone in my industry that I had to fly my friend in from Wichita to second shoot with me at a wedding in Mexico because I didn’t know anyone here! True Story!!! Well, have things changed!

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OK, back to this shoot. It came about because in all honesty I haven’t really ever seen an abundance of people of color on the blogs- especially in the editorial sections. So as a nod to my heritage I got Alicia and Carlos (who are both Puerto Rican btw) to literally pose as Mexicans for my Cinco de Mayo shoot!!

Thanks Carla, that was wonderful! For more about Carla Ten Eyck Photography, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Event Designer:Diana Chouinard for Jubilee Events
Hair Stylist:Catie Bane of Dana Bartone and Co
Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant
Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden
Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore
Veils and headpieces:Twigs and Honey