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  • Seth Kaye is a multiple award-winning documentary wedding photographer who has been called one of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the United States, one of the Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Boston, and one of the best wedding photojournalists in New England.

    His years of experience as a photojournalist, combined with an academic background in the fine arts, make him uniquely qualified to document weddings in an unobtrusive, respectful fashion.

    Seth’s narrative photographic style reflects a philosophy in which the photographer observes rather than directs, where real moments are free from manipulation and interference.

    His work belongs to a tradition of photography which relies on seeing and understanding the significance of the moment, and capturing it.

Lord Jeffery Inn wedding

Liz + Jon had perfect weather for their recent wedding at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst. Everything from prep to the ceremony to the reception took place at the Inn, which made their day and ours run very smoothly.

After getting ready, Liz + Jon had their first look on the Inn’s rooftop patio, which was followed by a short list of family portraits. They then took a few minutes to themselves before their outdoor ceremony, and after joined their guests for drinks during the cocktail hour. Later and into the night they socialized with friends and danced, taking a few minutes to make some fun outdoor nighttime portraits.

Liz + Jon had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Lord Jeffery Inn 
DJ : Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Makeup Artist : Sarah Victor Beauty
Florist : Forget Me Not
Officiant : Mikki Viereck
Liz’s Dress : J Bridal Boutique
Jon’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride getting ready
flowergirl
groom in a bar
wedding dress
bridal makeup
wedding jewelry
wedding portrait
waiting for the ceremony to begin
wedding bouquet
bride and groom portrait
bride before the ceremony
outdoor ceremony
wedding high five
sunglasses reflection
flowergirl and ringbearer
reception details
wedding reception introductions
creative wedding portrait
creative ring shot

creative wedding portrait

Laura + Steve met when her college roommate dated his and they were soon after introduced. Then on Valentine’s Day 2015 Steve had planned on proposing during a carriage ride in Central Park. A snowstorm put a damper on those plans, but as they walked along and entered one of the castles overlooking the park, he then presented her with a ring.

On the big day this spring they both got ready at the Simsbury 1820 House, right around the corner from The Riverview where both the ceremony and reception were held. A little rain moved the festivities inside, but with enthusiastic friends and family in attendance there was no shortage of laughter and celebration.

Arriving separately at The Riverview, Laura + Steve had their first look followed by a ketubah signing and then had their ceremony in the ballroom. After family formals we braved the weather and made some portraits of the wedding party outside in between the raindrops, and then moved inside for the remainder of the reception.

At the end of the night we tried something new and made a pink portrait outdoors in honor of Laura’s favorite color.

Laura + Steve had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Riverview 
Getting Ready Location : Simsbury 1820 House
DJ : Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Officiant : Megan Barber Ceremonies
Laura’s Dress : Cleo and Clementine
Steve’s Suit : Macy’s
Barbershop Quarter : Vocal Revolution
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride prep
bride getting ready
unique wedding dress
bride getting dressed
groom prep
first look
behind the scenes
bride and her mother
dog ringbearer
Riverview wedding
Riverview wedding
dogs at weddings
funny ceremony moment
funny wedding moment
reflections
wedding details
reception details
first dance
emotional wedding moment
wedding rings and ketubah
creative ring shot
bride and groom dancing
wedding cupcakes
bride and groom dancing
reception dancing
parasol wedding portrait

Union Station wedding portrait

I first met Beth + Tim a couple of years ago when I was photographing the wedding of one of her best friends. When they contacted me about their own wedding this spring at Union Station I knew it was going to be just as much fun. Since they had their first date at the Haymarket it was only fitting to celebrate being in Northampton on the big day as well.

The ceremony and reception were both held in the newly renovated Union Station. We took some time to set up a fun wedding party portrait in the Tunnel Bar underneath the venue, as well as portraits of just the two of them outside on the path that runs over Main St. 

Earlier, however, we were treated to witnessing Beth’s grandfather Hal as he officiated the ceremony, as well as hearing Princess Bride and Indiana Jones theme music during the processional and recessional. This was naturally followed by the Star Wars Imperial March as they were later introduced into the reception.

At the conclusion of the reception I took the opportunity to spend some time in Northampton with Beth + Tim, their wedding party, and a few friends, documenting their journey as they visited a few bars still dressed up from earlier in the day.

Beth + Tim had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Union Station 
DJ : Tony Pluta of Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Flowers : Durocher Florist
Beth’s Dress : Bridal Barn
Tim’s + Groomspeople’s suits : Jackson & Connor
Cake : La Fiorentina
Candy Table : Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

groom at Union Station Northampton
bride eyelashes and makeup
bride high five
Northampton wedding details
bride at Union Station
Union Station Northampton MA
Union Station wedding ceremony
Northampton wedding ceremony
bride and groom at Union Station
Wedding at Union Station
Northampton sunset wedding portrait
Tunnel Bar Northampton Wedding Party
Union Station wedding details
father of the bride wedding toast
Union Station Wedding
Union Station Wedding
Union Station first dance
Northampton Wedding Portrait
Northampton Wedding
Union Station Wedding
bride at Union Station
groom at Union Station
bride doing shots
Bride and Groom at the Toasted Owl in Northampton

Springfield Country Club

Chrissy + CJ met at church, so it was especially fitting when he proposed to her two years later in the church’s bell tower. She read a letter he wrote to her surrounded by flowers and candles he’d set out, after which they rang the church bells in celebration.

Their wedding on New Year’s Day began at Chrissy’s parents’ house where she and her bridesmaids prepared for the day. After a short limo ride to Holy Cross Church in Springfield we waited in the vestibule for the ceremony to begin, joining CJ and his groomsmen where they had already gathered.

Mass was the most important part of the day for Chrissy + CJ, and the beautiful service concluded with a military sword ceremony on the steps of the church.

From there we travelled to the Springfield Country Club for their reception which began with meaningful toasts and included a cake cutting using one of the military swords. After much dancing and celebration the evening concluded with laughter and hugs and singing.

Chrissy + CJ had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony Location : Holy Cross Church
Reception Location : Springfield Country Club
DJ : Hard at Play
Flowers : The Gilded Lily
Chrissy’s Dress : vintage family heirloom
Videography : Myers Video Productions
Cake : Cerrato’s Pastry Shop
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride praying
going to the ceremony
arriving at the church
before the ceremony
bride and her father
flowergirl
Holy Cross Church
Holy Cross Church
military sword ceremony
wedding rings
sword cake cutting
first dance
first dance
reception dancing
reception dancing
bride and grandfather
groom lifted up
bouquet toss
reception dancing
reception dancing
Springfield Country Club Wedding

Delaney House

Christen + Scott knew each other in high school but it wasn’t until years later that they began to date, which eventually led to their colorful and emotional wedding last fall at the Delaney House. While they both got ready for the day at the adjoining D Hotel, we did a bit of coordinating so we could make portraits of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen without Christen + Scott seeing each other until the ceremony.

Later in the evening Christen had an energetic dance with her father that made everyone laugh, which was followed by A Lot of dancing by family and friends. With purple uplighting at the reception the whole room looked great and made a colorful backdrop for photos until the house lights went up at the end of the night.

Christen + Scott had additional help on their day from…
Getting Ready Location : D Hotel
Ceremony + Reception Location : Delaney House
DJ, uplighting, photobooth : Hard at Play
Officiant : Dale Desmarais
Cocktail Hour Entertainment : Freddie Marion
Flowers : McLelland’s Florist
Christen’s Hair + Makeup : Ochoa Salon
Christen’s Dress : Stars of Avon
Scott’s Tuxedo : Men’s Warehouse
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistants : Ian Pouliot + Karen LaDunphy

Here are some photos from the day…

D Hotel
D Hotel
D Hotel
D Hotel
D Hotel
D Hotel
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House
Delaney House