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.

wedding portrait
Tracy + Stephen had their first date after Stephen’s neighbor, who worked with Tracy, insisted she set them up. Three years later he proposed while cooking for her, which led to their recent wedding at Sturbridge’s Publick House.

They had beautiful weather for their ceremony in the Publick House’s meadow where Tracy’s brother officiated, after which we took a few family portraits and then headed inside for their introductions. With lots of dancing and lots of children having fun, plus the addition of an actual wedding crasher, it was a very memorable day.

Tracy + Stephen had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Publick House
Band : Moose and the High Tops
Tracy’s Dress : Bridal Corner
Tracy’s Hair + Makeup : Crystal Vazquez & Company
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride portrait
bride details
bridal jewelry
father seeing bride
bride at window
bride and her father
father walking bride down the aisle
groom seeing bride for the first time
kids at weddings
emotional groom
first kiss
bride and groom celebrating
reception details
reception details
first dance
emotional mother of the bride
great light wedding reception
happy bride
bride and groom dancing
wedding rings

wedding portrait

Lissa + Jeremy were engaged for just two weeks when I met them about a year before their wedding day. Lissa described her ideal day as “something elegant”, and when then time came it was certainly that and more.

We caught up with them on their wedding day in the early afternoon. Both were at their respective parent’s homes to get dressed, and during that time each opened letters and gifts from the other. A limousine separately carried each of them to the Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke for their ceremony, and afterward up the street to the Yankee Pedlar Inn for their reception.

Twice during the day we had the opportunity to make a few portraits. First at Wistariahurst with their wedding party as the sun shone as well as just the two of them on the venue’s great staircase, and again later at night outside the Yankee Pedlar Inn.

The reception went on into the night with a lot of great music and dancing, and with guests visiting their photobooth up until the end of the night.

Lissa + Jeremy had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony Location : Wistariahurst Museum
Reception Location : Yankee Pedlar Inn
DJ + Uplighting : Hard at Play
Florist : Durocher Florist
Lissa’s Dress : Lauren’s Bridal
Jeremy’s Tuxedo : In White
Lissa’s Hair + Makeup : Che Bella Salon
Wedding Cake : Cerrato’s Pastry Shop
Videographer : Rockstar Cinema Productions
Photobooth : Seth Kaye Photography
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

flowergirl playing with bride
bride reading groom
emotional father of the bride
groom getting ready
bride arrving
waiting bride
groom before the ceremony
bride before the ceremony
corvette wedding rings
wedding bouquet details
father of the bride
groom processional
first kiss
emotional groom
bride portrait
groom portrait
bride and groom portrait
wedding cake details
wedding reception details
first dance
reception dancing
balcony wedding reception
bride and groom dancing
wedding rings

sunset wedding portrait

Rachel + Jory originally met online and were together for two years when Jory asked Rachel to marry him while Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House” played in the background. I soon after met them at a local wedding expo and before we knew it their wedding day had arrived.

The day began at both of their parent’s homes where each got ready with the help of their friends and families. We made our way to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in West Springfield for their ceremony and then family formals with a wall of beautiful flowers in the front of the church. From there I traveled with them in the limo to document their exchange of gifts on the way to the Log Cabin for the reception.

Rachel + Jory had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony Location : The Log Cabin
Reception Location : Saint Thomas the Apostle Church
DJ + Uplighting : Marx Entertainment
Florist : Carey’s Flowers
Rachel’s Dress : vintage family heirloom
Jory’s Tuxedo : Men’s Warehouse
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding cats
bridal makeup
wedding dress details
wedding guests
father walking bride down the aisle
candid ceremony photography
first kiss
candid wedding moment
private wedding moment
wedding portrait
bride and groom in the limo
wedding details
wedding cake cutting
kids at a wedding
emotional bride
bride and groom dancing
fun wedding reception
bride and groom wedding reception
creative ring shot

winter wedding portrait

I knew Jackie + Chris were my kind of couple when potential themes for their engagement session included Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Buffy, and both Stars and Trek and Wars. We decided on the classic film True Lies since it was what they watched on their first date and also because they were incorporating touches from the movie into their wedding day. They learned the tango for their first dance and their cake topper was bride and groom spies (which you may see below in this post).

Their winter wedding had other personal touches as well, including Jackie’s dress that was a re-tailored vintage family heirloom, her mother’s charm bracelet and grandmother’s shawl, which she also wore. After the ceremony she changed into a contemporary dress for the reception.

Friends and family danced a LOT that night, and Jackie + Chris were right out there on the dance floor with them. We did take a little break to go out into the chilly winter night for some portraits, and then it was back inside to be with everyone.

Jackie + Chris had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Hair + Makeup Artist : Kaitlan Wilson
DJ + Uplighting : Style by Sound
Florist : The Frugal Flower
Jackie’s Dress : vintage family heirloom
Chris’ Tuxedo : Men’s Warehouse
Cake : Gerardo’s Italian Bakery
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride prep
groom prep
wedding details
wedding dresses
father of the bride
bridal makeup
bride before the ceremony
groom before the ceremony
bride high five
wedding processional
groom seeing bride
emotional groom
wedding ceremony
ring exchange
first kiss
wedding details
reception details
bride and groom toast
bride and groom kiss
cake and flowers
cake cutting
tango
bride and groom dancing
wedding reception
ring shot with fire

Hotel Northampton Wedding

Abby + Nick met on a blind date, and four years later Nick proposed in a helicopter over Lake Mead in Las Vegas. Not too long after that they had a beautiful winter wedding at the Hotel Northampton.

Their day was spent entirely at the hotel, starting with hair and makeup for Abby and her bridesmaids leading into her first look with Nick in the atrium of the hotel. We then proceeded with some family photos and a few portraits of just the two of them.

After the ceremony we bundled up and went outside for some additional portraits as the sun was setting, and then it was time for the reception. After the first dance and toasts we utilized the hotel’s elevators for some fun wedding party portraits, and then it was lots of dancing and partying through the end of the night.

Abby + Nick had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Hotel Northampton
Videography : Epic Filmmakers
Makeup Artist : Crystal Vazquez & Company
DJ + Uplighting : All That Events
Florist : Florence Village Flowers
Abby’s Dress : Pronovias
Nick’s Tuxedo : Nordstrom
Cupcakes : Frosted Swirl
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding hair and makeup
bride prep
groom details
groom and groomsmen
groom prep
wedding dress
bride prep
bridal jewelry and shoes
bride details
first look hotel northampton
first look hotel northampton
hotel northampton wedding portrait
hotel northampton wedding ceremony
hotel northapton wedding
groom high five
winter wedding portraits
hotel northampton wedding portrait
wedding details
first dance
hotel northampton first dance
bridesmaids portrait
groomsmen portrait
wedding party portrait
hotel northampton bride and groom portrait
wedding cupcakes
hotel northampton wedding cupcakes
mother son dance
mother daughter dance
reception dancing
wedding rings