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.

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
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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

Log Cabin Fall Wedding

The sunset was perfect for romantic portraits on Caitlin + Nathan’s wedding day at the Log Cabin, as was the fall weather for their outdoor ceremony.

I began my coverage of their big day at their home where Caitlin was getting ready with her bridesmaids, and from there we drove to the Log Cabin where she got into her dress and met up with Nathan for their first look. That gave us the opportunity to make wedding party photos before the ceremony, leaving plenty of time for the family formals that were to come afterward.

Later, once the family and wedding party were introduced and Caitlin + Nathan had their first dance, several heartfelt toasts were made which led into the cake cutting. From there on out there was a lot of dancing, laughing, and emotion to finish out the night.

Caitlin + Nathan had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Log Cabin
Caitlin’s Hair + Makeup : Crystal Vazquez and Company
Flowers : Durocher Florist
DJ : After Hours
Caitlin’s Dress : Bridal Heirlooms
Nathan’s Suit : Jos. A. Bank
Assistant Photographer + Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

sunset wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
sunset portrait
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
cake cutting
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
Log Cabin Fall Wedding
ring shot
Pabst Blue Ribbon

Kimberly + Patrick’s wedding at the Log Cabin…

Log Cabin Wedding

Kimberly + Patrick were married at the Log Cabin in Holyoke one day after their five year dating anniversary. They were introduced by Kimberly’s sister and down the line Patrick proposed during a trip to Cape Cod, even setting up a GoPro to capture the moment.

We began their wedding day with some prep coverage before heading to the Log Cabin where Kimberly also got into her dress. The weather was perfect for their ceremony overlooking the valley as well as family portraits before the reception got under way. They wanted an idea for a wedding party photo they hadn’t seen before, so we picked up some of the chairs and set up a faux battle between the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

After the toasts, parent dances, and the beginning of the dancing we went back outside for some sunset photos. Once back inside the Log Cabin the dancing started up again and continued through the end of the night.

Kimberly + Patrick had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Log Cabin
DJ : Hard at Play
Kimberly’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Patrick’s Tuxedo : Men’s Warehouse
Flowers : Durocher Florist
Officiant : Mikki Viereck
Assistant Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding
Log Cabin Wedding