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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.

Delaney House Wedding Portrait

It was a chilly and windy fall day in October when Ashley + James were married at the Delaney House in Holyoke.

Their day began at the D Hotel where Ashely had help from her bridesmaids and James had assistance from his groomsmen in their respective suites. They each opened cards and gifts from the other, with Ashley receiving a full camera kit and James a really nice watch. From there we made our way to the Log Cabin’s Upper Vista for their first look, where they saw each other for the first time that day with the valley spread out behind them. Their family and wedding party were all good sports about braving the cold and the wind for family formals which were also at the Upper Vista.

We then headed back to get ready for their ceremony in the Delaney House’s tent. Because we took care of the family portraits after their first look and before the ceremony, Ashley + James were able to join their family and friends during the cocktail hour.

Ashley + James had their first dance immediately following their introductions into the reception, which was followed by a few heartfelt toasts, including a very meaningful one by Ashely’s father. After dinner, a cake cutting, and parent dances, the dancing got underway and didn’t stop for the rest of the night.

Ashley + James had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Delaney House
Makeup Artist : Liz Washer
Hair Stylist : The Lift Salon
Officiant : Dale Desmarais
DJ : And the Beat Goes On
Florist : McClelland’s Florist
Ashley’s Dress : Bridal Corner
James’ Suit : Jos A Bank
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride and bridesmaids getting ready
groom and groomsmen getting ready
bridesmaids helping bride get dressed
bride reading card from groom
portrait of the bride
portrait of the groom
first look at the Log Cabin Upper Vista
first look at the Log Cabin Upper Vista
bride texting
bride checking her makeup before the ceremony
Delaney House Wedding Ceremony
Delaney House Wedding Ceremony
bride showing off her ring
bride making a funny face with her bridesmaids
bride and groom introductions
first dance at the Delaney House
father of the bride toasting the couple
funny cake cutting moment
father daughter dance
bride and groom dancing at their reception
Delaney House wedding reception
Delaney House wedding reception
colorful wedding reception dancing
bride and groom dancing
kids making faces while dancing

Lord Jeffery Inn bride and groom wedding portrait

Julia + Jeff were married on a fall October day, with their ceremony and reception at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst.

They started their relationship off as roommates, and as Julia described it they “broke the golden rule of never date your roommate.” Things clearly worked out as three years later they had their wedding day.

Their day began getting ready in separate rooms at the inn, and before long they lined up for their ceremony in the inn’s tent. Their rings were first handed to their parents, and then passed from guest to guest in a ring warming ceremony before they made their way back up front to be put on. Following the ceremony we walked to the inn’s library for family formals and also took some portraits of Julia + Jeff in front of the venue. 

After their introductions into the reception Julia + Jeff had their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love”, which was followed by several heartfelt toasts. The dancing kicked off after dinner and their cake cutting, and there was even a grilled cheese station unveiled later in the night.

Julia + Jeff had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist : Crystal Vazquez and Company
DJ : Marx Entertainment
Florist : Daisy Stone Studio
Julia’s Dress : Madeleine’s Daughter
Jeff’s Tux : Men’s Warehouse
Cake : Greggory’s Pastry Shoppe
Ceremony Musicians : Occasional Brass and Strings
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

groom opening a card from the bride
bride getting ready
Lord Jeffery Inn bride details
groom and his groomsmen
kids at weddings
Lord Jeffery Inn bride
reflective bride
bride and her father about to walk down the aisle
ringbearer
crying bridesmaids
Lord Jeffery Inn wedding ceremony
bride and groom kissing after their ceremony
wedding cake and table settings
bride and groom introduction
happy bride
bride
wedding reception details
Lord Jeffery Inn wedding
father daughter dance
bride singing
groom playing air bass
wedding reception dancing
bride and groom dancing
groom dancing with friends
reception dancing
last dance
last dance of the night

wedding portrait with cigars

Alex + Bill were married in October with a ceremony at St. Patrick’s Church in Chicopee and a reception at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst.

Bill got ready at home with his groomsmen while Alex got ready at the Lord Jeffery Inn, which was to be the site of their reception later in the day. They each opened gifts from the other which were both heartfelt, handmade items.

After their ceremony we made a surprise stop at Alex’s aunt’s house. She couldn’t make it to the ceremony, so as it was just down the road the limo pulled up in front of her house and she and Bill greeted her as she waited on her porch.

Later during the reception they showed a video of Alex’s grandfather describing how he met her grandmother. It was at times sweet and other times hilarious. It was a huge crowd pleaser. Afterward the dance floor was cleared and Alex + Bill danced alongside her grandparents, and at the end they all took a bow.

Alex + Bill had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony Location : St. Patrick’s Church in Chicopee
Reception Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Makeup Artist : Crystal Vazquez and Company
Hair Stylist : Michelle Ann Hair Design
DJ : Marx Entertainment
Florist : McClelland’s Florist
Alex’s Dress : In White
Bill’s Tux : Men’s Warehouse
Cake : Greggory’s Pastry Shoppe
Ceremony Musicians : Classic Music Ensemble
Limousine : Deluxe Limousine Service
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride getting ready with reflections
groom opening his gift
bride wedding details
bride opening her gift
riding in the limo to the wedding
a father walking his daughter down the aisle
funny wedding moments
blessings at the altar
just married
visiting family after the ceremony
in the limo on the way to the reception
bride and groom
first dance
pumped groom during the best man
funny cake cutting moment
father daughter dance
energetic father daughter dance
Lord Jeffery Inn wedding portrait
wedding reception details
video of grandfather
bride hugging her grandmother
reception dancing with uplighting
wedding reception dancing

wedding portrait at the Eric Carle Museum

Megan + Matt were married in October later in the day, with a ceremony and reception at The Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA.

We began their day with Megan getting ready at the Lord Jeffery Inn and Matt at a nearby Airbnb, both in Amherst. Matt and his friend took a walk around Amherst Center, getting a slide of pizza while they were out, and then made their way to the Eric Carle Museum. Once Megan was ready she also drove to the museum for their first look.

The rain held off while they saw each other for the first time that day, followed by their family formals behind the museum. Their ceremony started as the sun began to set, and we finished up just as it was getting dark, after which Megan + Matt went off to be alone in the museum’s auditorium.

Prince featured prominently in two events during the day. Lyrics from “Let’s Go Crazy” were read by friends during the ceremony, and they later had their first dance to “Diamonds and Pearls”. This was followed by Megan’s father’s toast which left not many dry eyes in the room once he was finished. Matt’s sister played piano during both parent dances, which were great emotional scenes before the evening’s dancing got underway.

Megan + Matt had additional help on their day from…
Getting Ready Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Ceremony + Reception Location : Eric Carle Museum
DJ : Audible Chemistry
Caterer : Blue Heron
Megan’s Hair and Makeup : Vici Hair Studio and Beauty Bar
Megan’s Dress : Watters
Matt’s Tux : Brooks Brothers
Florist : Little Pond Flower Farm
Limousine : Michael’s Limousine Service
Second Photographer : Sandra Costello
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

bride getting ready
driving from the Lord Jeffery Inn to the Eric Carle Museum
bride checking her makeup
groom and best man in Amherst
groom and best man getting pizza
emotional father of the bride
first look high five
first look at the Eric Carle Museum
bride and groom portrait
wedding rings and ring box
father about to walk his daughter down the aisle
groom and father of the bride embrace
grandmother
emotional groom
emotional bride
Eric Carle Museum Wedding
just married
bride and groom kiss after getting married
bride and groom embrace after their ceremony
first dance
kids playing at wedding reception
father
father daughter dance

wedding portrait

Lauren + Alvin were married on a cloudy but otherwise perfect day in October, with a ceremony and reception at The Inn at Longshore in Westport, CT.

Their days began separately, each getting ready at a different location. They saw each other for the first time that day, dressed for the events to follow, during a first look along the shore at their venue. We took some time to make a number of family formals, and they then went off with their maid of honor and best man to await the ceremony.

The ocean was the backdrop for their ceremony, as it was for the portraits we would later make after sneaking them out of the reception to laugh in the cool early evening air.

After dinner, once the reception really got underway, there was no stopping the dancing that went on through the final song of the night.

Lauren + Alvin had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Inn at Longshore
Makeup Artist : Glamour by Steph
Hair Stylist : Tony Isham
Florist : Blossoming Blessings
Lauren’s Dress : In White
Alvin’s Tux : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Steve G. Productions
Favors : Fliquor Bean Whiskey
Second Photographer : Walter van Dusen
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

flowergirl getting ready
bride getting ready
ringbearer getting ready
groom and his father
crying flowergirl
wedding details
before the ceremony
emotional father of the bride
father walking his daughter down the aisle
wedding ceremony
bride and groom after the ceremony
popping the cork on a champagne bottle
bride and groom
wedding reception first dance
ringbearer takes the microphone
bride and groom wedding portrait
bride and groom kissing
father daughter dance
mother son dance
wedding reception details
wedding reception dancing
wedding reception dancing
bride and groom dancing
groom smoking a cigar