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

Beth + John met while students at UMass Amherst and were together for six years when John proposed back on the UMass campus. I met them shortly thereafter at a bridal expo and before long was photographing their wedding at the Riverview in Simsbury, CT.

Their day began at the nearby Simsbury Inn where each got ready with their attendants, after which we made our way down the road to the Riverview. We made some portraits of Beth and her bridesmaids and John and his groomsmen by the river behind the venue, making sure to keep them out of sight from one another until the ceremony.

Dancing featured prominently throughout the night, first with an energetic first dance and later a fun choreographed routine with the bridesmaids and then the groomsmen. From then until the end of the night there was high energy dancing with most of the guests on the dance floor, having fun until the lights went on.

Beth + John had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Riverview
DJ + Photobooth : Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Beth’s Makeup : Glow
Beth’s Hair : Elite Image
Beth’s Dress : Wendy’s Bridal
John’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses : Bridal Corner
Florist : Floral Illusion
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

groomsmen toasting
bride details
laughing grandmother
bride in a mirror
wedding details
balancing bridesmaids
bridesmaids
groomsmen
tented wedding ceremony
creative wedding
first kiss
reception details
fun bride and groom
first dance
creative reception
reception details
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
fun reception
ring shot

Public House wedding portrait

When we first met, Lisa + Eric described the plans for their wedding day as “romantic and rustic”. Having shared with me that their third date was an 18-day trip to Turkey I knew they were a couple who knew how to enjoy themselves.

We couldn’t have asked for nicer weather when the big day arrived. Their ceremony in the meadow behind the Public House was a perfect location and one we took advantage of for family and wedding party portraits afterward. Moving inside the Publick House for the reception later in the day they got the rustic feel they wanted from the beginning. With some meaningful toasts from family and friends and so much energetic dancing that went on into the night, their wedding day was really something special.

Lisa + Eric had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Publick House
DJ : Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Lisa’s Hair + Makeup : Beauty In Motion
Lisa’s Dress : Ceremony Boston
Eric’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Florist : The Flowering Vine
Ceremony Violinist : Linda Beers
Rings : Hannoush Jewelers
Cake Topper : CreativeButterflyXOX
Second Photographer : Walter van Dusen
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride and bridesmaids
bride
wedding notes
bridal details
wedding flowers
groom prep
groom and groomsmen
ringbearer
walking down the aisle
father of the bride
first kiss
high five
groom details
wedding party portrait
bride and groom portrait
reception details
bride and groom introduction
first dance
emotional wedding moment
funny wedding moment
father daughter dance
mother son dance
reception details
flowergirl high five
groom lifting bride
reception dancing
reception dancing
bride and groom and mothers

Garden House wedding portrait

One Thanksgiving day Tony presented Nicole with a notebook that contained all the reasons he loved her. She accepted his proposal and before long they were planning their wedding day.

They expressed their desire for natural photos from their wedding day. “Nothing too fussy” Nicole told me during our first meeting. When the big day arrived she and Tony were their natural selves in front of their friends and their families and my camera. With so many real and precious moments throughout the day I was thrilled with the collection of photographs I’m able to present to them.

Nicole + Tony had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Garden House at Look Park
DJ : Brian Nicks Productions
Nicole’s Hair + Makeup : Salon 322
Nicole’s + Bridesmaid’s Dresses : Mariella Creations
Tony’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Florist : Jan’s Flowers & Gifts
Cake : Cerrato’s Pastry Shop
Caterer : Seth Mias Catering
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Kat Miller

Here are some photos from their day…

bride getting ready
champagne cork popping
groom getting ready
wedding dress details
bridal makeup
bridal portrait
happy flowergirl
emotional wedding moment
bride details
wedding bouquet
first look
first look
wedding high five
fun bride
emotional wedding
wedding recessional
wedding recessional
groom with daughter
wedding details
reception details
wedding details
wedding toast
Garden House wedding portrait
reception dancing
final dance
ring shot

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