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.

Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding : Kate and Patrick

Lord Jeffery Inn

After first meeting on a camping trip, Patrick proposed to Kate on their five year dating anniversary at Quabbin. A short time later they had their fall wedding at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst.

Both got ready in separate rooms at the inn, making it easy to simply walk downstairs for their outdoor ceremony during which their friend officiated and Kate’s brother sang and played guitar. After the ceremony Kate was surprised by her friend who got time off from his service in the military to attend the wedding.

They had a green and white theme at the reception, with granny smith apple details around the tent and on their cake. We even had the opportunity later in the evening to make some night time portraits. 

Kate + Patrick had additional help on their day from…
Reception and Ceremony Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Kate’s Dress : In White
Patrick’s’ Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Marx Entertainment
Florist : Mark Henry Florist
Kate’s Makeup : Sephora
Kate’s Hair : Bellucci Salon
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

eyelash detail
bridesmaid dress hangars
wedding dress
bridesmaids
wedding details
groomsmen
Lord Jeffery Inn
groom seeing bride
Lord Jeffery Inn
giving away the bride
flower girl, ring bearer
first kiss
Lord Jeffery Inn
Lord Jeffery Inn
kids at weddings
Lord Jeffery Inn
reception surprise
wedding details
cake cutting
groom portrait
mother-daughter dance
wedding reception
wedding reception
final dance
wedding rings

Berkshires Wedding at the Kemble Inn: David and Amanda

creative wedding portrait

I’ve known David + Amanda for several years, first as wedding vendors and soon thereafter as friends. Knowing them independently as single people, then as friends, then as friends who are dating, then seeing David propose to Amanda (which is it’s own unique and special story), culminating in a truly special weekend in the Berkshires has been a pleasure.

As both David + Amanda are involved in the wedding industry, he the owner and lead cinematographer of Epic Filmmakers and she the catering services manager at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst, they’ve each seen their share of weddings and wedding traditions. Creating something unique to them was a challenge which they accomplished beautifully.

With their engagement featured as a cover story in a local wedding magazine billing them as “The Wedding Power Couple”, David + Amanda have had a unique path to and fair amount of attention paid their wedding.

The Kemble Inn in Lenox was the host to their wedding weekend. Their rehearsal, family dinner, and a bonfire that went long into the night began the weekend. Saturday was the big day with David + Amanda both getting ready on different floors of the venue, leaving separately to have an emotional first look at the nearby Wheatleigh which was also the site of a planned photoshoot. From there they went their separate ways so David could spend time with his brothers, son, and father while Amanda went off to surprise David with a whole new look with different hair and makeup.

With few dry eyes by its end, their ceremony at the Kemble Inn concluded with waves of yellow rose petals dropped upon them from a balcony as they kissed. After the formals they spent time alone with their wedding party before being introduced into the reception with much energetic dancing alongside their groomsmen and bridesmaids, followed by their first dance.

During the night we had the opportunity to make a few additional portraits, both in the field behind the Kemble as the sun set and also utilizing the colorful uplighting in the front of the venue once the sun set, including a paparazzi-style photo we’d planned in advance.

As the reception went on the Kemble Inn was transformed into “Club L” for an after party that featured a club DJ and uplighting that was amazing to see. After a full day’s worth of events and celebration, somehow everyone still found the energy to dance. 

David + Amanda had additional help on their day from…
Wedding Planner : The Wedding Belle
Reception + Ceremony Location : Kemble Inn
First Look Location : The Wheatleigh
Amanda’s First Look Dress : In White
Amanda’s Ceremony Dress : Madeline’s Daughter
Amanda’s Veil + Headpiece : Pearl Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid’s Dresses : Ci Ci Boutique
David’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Hair + Makeup : Larissa Lake
Officiant : Dale Desmarais
Ceremony Performer : Shawn Santanello
Reception Entertainment : Shaded Soul Band
After Party DJ : Jason Palermo
Uplighting, Step + Repeat, and Ceremony Backdrop: CJC Lighting
Florist : Forget Me Not Florist
Wedding Cakes : A Little Imagination Cakes
After Party Cannoli : La Fiorentina
Vintage Furniture + Lounge Furniture : General Eclectic
Dance Floor + Reception Tent : Classical Tents
Cigar Rollers : J & J
Videographer : JPod Productions
Second Photographer : Walter van Dusen
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride details
bride makeup prep
wedding details shoes jewelry
groom prep
emotional bride
wedding dress
groom prep
emotional groom
bride portrait
groom and best man
groom portrait
wedding day first look
wedding day first look
custom burbon labels
creative groomsmen portrait
creative wedding bouquet
bride eyelashes
portrait
bridal hair prep
bridal makeup prep
bride and her mother
bride and her father
bride portrait
portrait
bride processional
wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony hand binding
emotional weddings
wedding rings
first kiss roses
bride and groom kisses
wedding champagne toast
first dance dip
first dance
wedding moments
wedding cakes
sunset wedding portrait
bride spinning
creative wedding food
creative wedding cakes
creative wedding portrait
wedding cake cutting
creative wedding portrait
wedding reception
wedding uplighting
wedding uplighting
wedding uplighting
wedding uplighting
wedding reception

Kathy - November 24, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Seth! You captured our friends so Beautifully!!!

Log Cabin Wedding: Joelle and Charlie

 

sunset wedding portrait
Joelle + Charlie’s wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect. From the beautiful weather of their outdoor ceremony, to their choreographed moves during their first dance to John Legend’s “All of Me”, to the fun their guests had throughout the night.

They both began their day at the same hotel, and thankfully on the same floor, meaning I could simply walk down the hall to photograph each of them getting ready. From there they made their way to the Log Cabin for a moving ceremony followed by family portraits, and ended the day surrounded by family and friends. 

Joelle + Charlie had additional help on their day from…
Reception and Ceremony Location : The Log Cabin
Joelle’s Dress : Giggi’s Bridal Boutique
Charles’ Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Marx Entertainment
Florist : Durocher Florist
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride getting ready
bride prep
creative bride photo
wedding details
groom getting ready
groom prep
groom getting ready
groom portrait
bride and garter
bride before the ceremony
kids at weddings
outdoor wedding ceremony
wedding portrait
first dance
kids at weddings
surprised baby
champagne flute
creative ring shot
wedding portrait
dancing couple
kids at weddings
fun bride dancing
groom and friends
creative reception photo

Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding : Sharon + Chris

wedding portrait

Sharon + Chris were first introduced by a mutual friend and look forward to New Year’s Day as their official dating anniversary. They were together a few years before Chris proposed to Sharon at Howe Caverns during his 30th birthday weekend.

Their wedding day at the Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst included a lot of emotion with their parents and family, plus a few well placed details.

Sharon + Chris had additional help on their day from…
Reception and Ceremony Location : Lord Jeffery Inn
Sharon’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Chris’ Suit : Men’s Warehouse
Sharon’s Hair and Makeup : Crystal Vazquez & Company
DJ : And the Beat Goes On
Officiant : Mikki Viereck
Florist : Langones Florist
Cake : Greggory’s Pastry Shop
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

bride prep
wedding toenails
wedding details
groom and groomsmen
father of the groom
father of the bride
bride looking out a window
ready to get married
groom, dad, grandfather
wedding flowers
father of the bride
aerial wedding photography
cell phones at weddings
exchanging rings
just married
sunset portrait
bustling the dress
wedding details
first dance
cake cutting
Lord Jeffery Inn wedding
Lord Jeffery Inn
fireplace portrait
reception dancing
last dance of the night
wedding rings

Top 20 Wedding Photographer in Boston

I’m proud and humbled to announce that bridebox.com has listed me at #7 of the Top 20 Wedding Photographers in Boston. While my studio is in the western part of the state I do travel all around New England photographing weddings, and have had some great experiences photographing couples in Boston and the surrounding areas.

Here is a link to the original article if you’d like to read it for yourself.