Seth Kaye Photography » Western Mass, Berkshires, Boston, Hartford, Providence, Northampton, Springfield, New England Wedding Photographer

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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.

first dance with vintage airplane

Julie + Sean had their ceremony in Seattle where they currently live, but as Julie’s family lives in Western Massachusetts they opted for another east cost reception to continue the celebration. Since there was no ceremony this time around, after a first look we spend some time walking through the Quadrangle making portraits and utilizing the great Dr. Seuss statues on display.

We had the opportunity to use the Wood Museum and some of its classic vehicles in portraits as well, and the vintage airplanes that hung from the ceiling made it a unique venue for a reception.

It turns out Julie and I are distant cousins, and it was fun for me to be introduced to family I hadn’t met before, including some who knew my great grandfather whom I never had the opportunity to know.

Julie + Sean had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum at the Springfield Quadrangle
Wedding Planner : Inspired Marketing 
Hair + Makeup : Salon 511
Florist : The Flower Box
Cake : Cerrato’s Pastry Shop

Julie’s Dress : Bridal Corner
Sean’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Marx Entertainment
Caterer : Elegant Affairs
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

first look
fancy crosswalk
Springfield Museums Wedding Portrait
Springfield Quadrangle Wedding Portrait
Dr. Seuss Wedding Portrait
Dr. Seuss Wedding Portrait
Dr. Seuss Wedding Portrait
Springfield Quadrangle Bride Portrait
Springfield Quadrangle Bride and Groom Portrait
Springfield Quadrangle Groom Portrait
classic car bride portrait
wedding details
bride and groom introductions
cutting the cake
bride and groom first dance
creative bride and groom dancing photo
dancing the hora
hora dancing
creative wedding photography
bride and groom last dance of the night
creative wedding ring photo

Longmeadow Country Club

Carol + Mark were recently married on a beautifully sunny day at the Longmeadow Country Club. Both avid golfers, they decided what better place to have their ceremony and reception than at the country club they belong to.

The day began at their home where Carol and her daughters had their hair and makeup done. Mark made a quick appearance at the house and people quickly jumped in to make sure he and Carol didn’t see each other before the ceremony.

The aisle where they had their ceremony was lined with rose petals leading up to where Carol + Mark stood, which was also in front of a colorful mound of flowers. That made a nice backdrop for the family formals that followed, and then Carol went inside to have her dress bustled before her and Mark’s introduction and first dance.

What followed were two toasts by friends and then a nice dinner. We stole away for some sunset photos on the golf course, after which Carol + Mark went back inside and danced for the remainder of the night.

Carol + Mark had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Longmeadow Country Club
Wedding Planner : Events by Jackie M.
Hair + Makeup : Crystal Vazquez & Company
Florist : Amy Tyler Designs
Cake :
Pete’s Sweets
Carol’s Dress : Alfred Angelo
Mark’s Suit : Jos. A. Bank
Band : Good Acoustics
Reception Pianist : Ed Voight
Officiant : John O’Brien
Transportation : Michael’s Limousine Service
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bridal getting her makeup done
groom getting ready
bridesmaids getting ready
bride getting ready
bridal prep
bridal details
wedding details
bride getting dressed
bride putting on her shoes
bride leaving for the ceremony
tie instructions
groom prep
wedding processional
walking down the aisle
an uninvited observer
wedding ceremony
wedding ring exchange
first kiss
reception details
bustling the dress
first dance
happy wedding guests
bride and groom kissing
wedding deserts
wedding rings
golf ball and wedding rings
bride and groom portrait

creative wedding portrait

Amanda + Michael were high school sweethearts who were together for ten years when, one Christmas, he asked her to marry him. Their wedding day came soon after and was filled with originality, love, and great moments.

The day began with Amanda and her bridesmaids getting ready on site at the Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury, CT. Michael and his groomsmen arrived shortly before the ceremony and took their positions on the outdoor stage. Their dog Putin, a french bulldog, acted as ringbearer and also had a GoPro attached to his collar so they would have a unique perspective of the day’s events.

The ceremony concluded with a butterfly release by both Amanda + Michael and their guests, who had envelopes to open which contained butterflies of their own.

After family formals we went inside the country club for their first dance and toasts. After the cake cutting we took Amanda + Michael for a few portraits on the grounds, and then off site down the road to the Pinchot Sycamore, the oldest tree in Connecticut. We posed them in front of the epic tree and they then agreed to hike up their dress and pants and wade into the adjacent stream for a few different kind of portraits.

We made our way back to the venue where nearly everyone danced through the very end of the night.

Amanda + Michael had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Tower Ridge Country Club
DJ + Photobooth : Pryme Tyme Entertainment
Hair + Makeup : Kennedy & Co.
Florist : Events by Amy
Cake : Susan Stone & Co.
Amanda’s Dress : Mariella Creations
Michael’s Tuxedo : Samuel Ltd.
Second Photographer : Christopher David
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride getting ready
dog ring bearer
mother walking bride down the aisle
groom seeing bride for the first time
peacock feathers
butterfly release
after the ceremony
overflowing champagne bottle
wedding details
first dance
emotional best man toast
bride and groom kissing
funny cake cutting
Tower Ridge Country Club Wedding
Pinchot Sycamore
portrait by a stream
bride and groom in the water
reflection in the water
groom and dog ringbearer
wedding selfie
energetic wedding reception
creative dancing photo
wedding reception reflections
creative dancing photo
final dance of the night

Salem Cross Inn Wedding

Being musical and versed in the ways of Japanese anime and heavy metal, Alice + Joules had some unique touches on their wedding day at the Salem Cross Inn. From the studded leather wristbands that wrapped around the candleholders on the tables to the combat boots Alice wore, which were her favorites from high school, theirs was a day to remember.

The day began with Alice getting ready upstairs in the venue, working on her vows and playing Pokemon Go. After putting her dress and boots on, her parents walked her down the aisle where Joules saw her for the first time that day. After the ceremony we took some time for family portraits and made our way back inside.

Alice’s father and Joules’ mother each made toasts, then Alice sang while Joules played guitar in lieu of a first dance. During dinner two of their friends addressed the long table with toasts of their own, then Alice + Joules cut two cakes, one of which nearly fell over while being cut.

Alice + Joules had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Salem Cross Inn 
Florist : Barry’s Flower Shop
Alice’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride writing vows
Pokemon Go wedding dress
bride putting on her dress
bride putting on her choker
wedding combat boots
bride makeup and eyelashes
goth bride portrait
bride using her teeth
wedding processional bride and her parents
groom seeing bride for the first time
bride and groom laughing
guests blowing bubbles
goth wedding details
wedding details
wedding rings on a guitar
bride and groom singing and playing guitar
bride and groom hugging
cake cutting mishap
wedding cake cutting
bride and groom reflections
heavy metal bride and groom

bride and groom wedding portrait with trees

Catherine + Tim’s wedding in a not-too-well-know-spot on the UMass Amherst campus was embellished by beautiful scenery, loving family and friends, and weather that was almost too perfect.

Their day began at home where they both got ready, after which we walked through a sunny field with tall grasses, stopping for the occasional portrait. The path we took connected to another at the back of the venue where Catherine + Tim joined their waiting guests and their ceremony commenced.

We then spent a little time taking family portraits and segued into the tent where Catherine + Tim had their first dance, after which both sets of parents toasted them.

Then, instead of a cake to cut they had a croquembouche. Catherine wielded a long sword while Tim stood a respectful distance behind, and lopped off the top of the tower of cream filled pastries.

Soon after the sun began to set so we took a short walk to a large tree on the edge of the main field that had a swing hanging from one of it’s branches for one final portrait before the dancing really got under way.

Catherine + Tim had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies 
DJ + Uplighting : Hard at Play
Musicians : Amherst String Ensemble
Florist : Atkins Farm
Catherine’s Dress : J. Crew
Tim’s Suit : Bonobos
Caterer : UMass Catering
Croquembouche : Tart Baking Company
Honey Favors : Warm Colors Apiary
Alfajor Favors : Chilean Sweets
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

groom helping bride get ready
groom getting ready
flowergirl waiting patiently
wedding portrait in a field
bride and groom outdoor silhouette portrait in a field
bicyclist interrupting bride and groom walking
outside wedding ceremony with trees
wedding ceremony in a field
groom struggling to put a ring on bride
bride and groom exchange rings
wedding details
wedding favors, flowers, and details
tent wedding first dance
toasting the bride and groom
cutting croquembouche with a sword
cutting croquembouche with a sword
engraved hammer and chisel
silhouettes of wedding guests
bride and her father at wedding reception
kids dancing, tent reception, uplighting
kids playing, tent wedding, uplighting
bride and groom uplighting silhouette
sunset wedding portrait in a field with a big tree