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.

Top 20 Wedding Photographer in Boston

I’m proud and humbled to announce that 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.

American Horror Story Inspired Engagement Session : Andrea + Ryan

American Horror Story

When making plans for their engagement session, Andrea and Ryan thought a bit higher concept for the photographs they wanted to make. Being big fans of American Horror Story, they put themselves in my hands to create something a bit darker and edgier than average.

We decided to take on American Horror Story Season One: Murder House. Rather than literal interpretations we instead made images inspired by that season. We traveled to a sprawling mansion in Danvers, MA that has built into its architecture parts of the now-demolished Danvers State Hospital, which in different times was also named the State Lunatic Hospital at Danvers, the Danvers Lunatic Asylum, and the Danvers State Insane Asylum. 

Collaborating on the day were…
Hair + Makeup Artist : Karrie Welch
Lighting Assistant : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the session…

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
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American Horror Story
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
American Horror Story

Day in the Life Session : Amanda + David

I’ll be photographing Amanda and David’s wedding this fall, and instead of a standard engagement session I spent all day with them for a day in the life session.

We started and ended the day with portraits on the beach, and in between spent time with their family and friends at a cozy beach house playing bocce, grilling, and later making s’mores in a firepit once the sun set.

Here are some photos from the day…

Log Cabin Wedding : Amanda and Shawn

sunset portrait

Amanda and Shawn met six years ago when they both worked at Fresh Acres and were engaged near the end of last year. They had their ceremony earlier this year in Trinidad, where Amanda’s family is from, having a second reception locally that included some of her family as well as Shawn’s.

The day included a pet lizard, a steel drum band during the cocktail hour, peacock feathers in Amanda’s bouquet and on the shot glasses they gave to guests, and colorful lighting throughout the reception. We even had the opportunity to make some portraits as the sun set behind the horizon.

Amanda and Shawn had additional help on their day from…
Reception Location : The Log Cabin
Amanda’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Shawn’s Tuxedo : Mr. Tux
Florist : Durocher Florist
DJ : DJ Munch
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak

Here are some photos from the day…

eyelashes detail
wedding lizard
creative ring photo
pinning the boutonniere
bride portrait
wedding shoes detail
groom leaving
wedding detour
wedding portrait
reception details
groom singing to bride
first dance
fun grandma
wedding details cake shoes drink
sunset portrait
sunset portrait
sunset portrait
cake cutting
parents dance
colorful reception
wedding rings in shot glass

Amber and Zack’s Artistic, Eclectic Outdoor Wedding

nighttime wedding reception

Amber and Zack met as counselors one summer at a camp in the Berkshires. Fast forward a few years and Zack was proposing at a bird sanctuary in the Florida Keys.

Their fun, artistic, and eclectic wedding at a beautiful estate in Holyoke fit perfectly with their personalities. In addition to laughter and tears (the good kind), their day featured stuffed animals and real cats and bunnies, personalized Chuck Taylors, a custom embroidered dress (with more bunnies), lots of Etsy-sourced details, a bouncy castle, and a bonfire. Their wedding even brought together friends and family from 20 states and 7 countries.

Mid-ceremony they invited guests (and the photographers) to join them while they and their wedding party led everyone in a dance to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, and they ended the ceremony with a post-first kiss wedding selfie with their guests in the background that was a hit on Facebook.

It was definitely a wedding to remember.

Amber and Zack had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony and Reception Location : Bandian Manor at the Ridgelea Estate
Amber’s Dress : Avail & Company
Zack’s Kilt : The Kiltmaker’s Apprentice
Florist : Maryniski’s Flowers
Caterer : Bub’s BBQ
Cake : Atkins Farms
Second Photographer : Sandra Costello
Assistant Photographer : Kat Miller

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding makeup
bridesmaid prep
wedding iPhone
wedding day iPhone message
wedding dress details
bride and bunny
groom prep
wedding sneakers
first look
wedding laughter
ceremony surprise
first kiss
wedding selfie
wedding flowers
cocktail hour kid
wedding portrait

wedding portrait
wedding portrait
wedding details
reception details
wedding details
wedding introductions
first dance
first dance
bouncy castle

bounce house
bounce house
wedding reception
wedding rings