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, internationally published documentary photographer who has been called “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.

Mount Holyoke Wedding : Janet and Marge

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Janet and Marge are an inspirationally upbeat couple who laughed and smiled with their friends the whole time I was with them. They’ve been together for 17 years, and being residents of a state that doesn’t yet recognize gay and lesbian weddings they traveled to Massachusetts to legally marry.

Joined by 12 of their closest friends we spent a few hours together at Mount Holyoke College for their ceremony and portraits, both within Abbey Chapel and walking around the campus. A life-sized cardboard cutout of Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon was brought in as an additional guest with whom everyone also posed for portraits with.

Janet and Marge had additional help on the day from…
Ceremony and Portrait Location : Mount Holyoke College
Florist : Forget Me Not Florist
Officiant : Amanda Brown
Assistant Photographer : Kat Miller

Here are some photos from the day…

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Mary Lyon
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Mount Holyoke Wedding
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Mount Holyoke College Wedding
Mount Holyoke College Wedding
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Engaged Connecticut Launch Party

Engaged Connecticut

Ever wonder what it looks like when wedding vendors let loose? Engaged Connecticut had a launch party at their new office space in West Hartford recently and invited me to set up my photobooth. What followed was an evening of conversation, congratulations, and as the party went on, more and more shenanigans captured by the photobooth.

Engaged Connecticut has a post about the evening on their own blog, though here are a few more photos to give you an idea of how the rest of the evening went.

Engaged Connecticut
Engaged Connecticut
Engaged Connecticut
Engaged Connecticut
Engaged Connecticut

Society Room Wedding : Alison and Paul

I had the opportunity to photograph Alison and Paul’s wedding with my friend Walter van Dusen Photography & Co. recently. Often I’m photographing the bride getting ready but with Walter being the lead photographer I got to spend time with Paul and his groomsmen as they got ready and made their way to the church.

I really enjoy the behind the scenes moments at weddings, the little pieces of time that make each wedding unique. Very often it’s these slices of time that really make the story of a couple’s wedding day come to life. The unstaged, unposed, and unplanned events that capture personalities and show the viewers of these photographs who the couple really are.

After Alison and Paul’s ceremony in a beautiful church in Springfield we made our way to The Society Room in Hartford for their reception. With lots and lots of dancing throughout the night we had no shortage of opportunities to capture the couple enjoying themselves with their family and friends. Later in the night we took Alison and Paul into the Society Room’s vault for some creative portraits, and then outside for a few more.

As the night went on a belly dancer joined the reception for a colorful show that was a surprise for the attendees. Here are some photos from the day…

Mount Pollux Amherst Wedding : Mya and Nicole

Mya and Nicole had a romantic, fun, and intimate wedding recently when the leaves were still on the trees. It was a brisk morning at Mount Pollux in Amherst and we were fortunate to have beautiful light streaming in over the mountains in the background.

Mya and friends arrived first to bring flowers, a little red wagon, and hard cider for later, with Nicole arriving shortly thereafter for their first look. Nicole then walked back down the scenic hill and repeated her walk toward the park’s iconic double trees for the ceremony. With five close friends in attendance the ceremony was followed by music, toasts, portraits, and wagon rides.

We finished the morning with Mya, Nicole, and their friends climbing trees, playing in the leaves, and much laughter.

Here are some photos from the day…

Susan - December 12, 2013 - 7:31 am

Such a beautiful album. Congratulations and mazel tov to both of you. Looks like a fun day in a beautiful setting. Such a perfect time of year to have an outdoor celebration. Four bottles of champagne for five people? Now, that’s the kind of wedding reception I like! :D May you have many years of happiness and good health together.