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.

Leicester Country Club Wedding : Jeannine and Christian

wedding portrait in the woods

When we first met, Jeannine + Christian told me what they were most looking forward to about their wedding day was being able to say they were married. With a beautifully sunny fall day for their wedding, it was apparent to everyone around them that that was undoubtedly so.

Jeannine + Christian had their first look in a nice shady spot away from the mid-afternoon sun, after which we took a couple of golf carts to a nice area with a covered bridge in the woods. Their late-afternoon ceremony was followed by family portraits as the sun began to set behind the mountains, leading into a reception with great toasts and lots of dancing.

Jeannine + Christian had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : Leicester Country Club
Hair + Makeup Artist : Christine LaValley
Florist : A Beautiful Bouquet
Jeannine’s Dress : Vows Bridal Outlet
Christian’s Tux : Men’s Warehouse
DJ + Uplighting : Champagne Toast Entertainment
Wedding Cake : Cakes by Chris Gudaire
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding dress
groom prep
groom prep
wedding details
flower girl
bride prep
bride prep
first look
first look
first look
covered bridge wedding portrait
bride and son
emotional bride and father
golf course wedding
first kiss
wedding recessional
bridal portrait
grooms portrait
wedding details
wedding cake
cutting the cake
happy baby
wedding flowers
creative wedding reception
last dance of the night
creative wedding rings

Northampton Country Club Wedding : Sharon and Steve

creative wedding portrait

Sharon + Steve had known each other since high school but didn’t date a the time. They reconnected years later which led to Steve proposing on a beach in Niantic, CT.

They had a beautiful and emotional wedding ceremony in an old chapel in Conway followed by a colorful reception at the Northampton Country Club. The weather was perfectly cooperative and allowed us to make some nice family and group photos outside in between the ceremony and reception.

The purple uplighting at their reception made a great backdrop for photographing inside the venue, both for dancing as well as a few additional group photos with family and friends.

Sharon + Steve had additional help on their day from…
Prep Location : Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holyoke
Ceremony Location : Saint Mark Mission, Conway
Reception Location : Northampton Country Club
Makeup Artist : Makeup by Lay with Leandra Rivera
Florist : Forget Me Not
Sharon’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Steve’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ + Uplighting : Rob Alberti’s Event Services
Caterer : Whatley Inn
Wedding Cake : Greggory’s Pastry Shop
Assistant Photographer : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding eyelashes
groom portrait
bridal jewelry
ctying bride
bride portrait
waiting to begin
bride and mom
emotional bride
wedding processional
kids at weddings
cell phone wedding
wedding ceremony
wedding details
firsr dance
funny wedding moment
bride and family
mother son dance
wedding reception
wedding flowers
wedding rings

Garden House Northampton Wedding : Allie + Starr

portrait at night

Allie + Starr first met while in high school but began their love story more recently. They became engaged when Starr proposed to Allie on the ferris wheel at the Big E, and not too far afterward I was honored to be photographing their wedding.

Getting to know Allie + Starr and corresponding with them leading up to the big day, including having them generously model for me during a stylized shoot at Smith, I knew theirs was going to be a unique and memorable wedding. From a great dress and a great suit, to all kinds of great details and distinctive personal touches (I hadn’t seen a garter/flask combo until then), Allie + Starr’s wedding was unforgettable.

Allie + Starr exchanged gifts earlier in the day while getting ready at the Hotel Northampton, and each took their own limo to the Pines Theater at Look Park for their ceremony. There’s was some involved coordination by their friends to make sure neither saw the other prior to the ceremony, but it all worked out fine. At the conclusion of the ceremony we did a few portraits in front of the ivy covered entrance and then made our way to the Garden House for the reception.

As a photographer I’m usually attuned to the personalities of the people I’m working with and the people they choose to have around them on a wedding day. Allie + Starr’s wedding party was not only super nice, but I’m relatively certain I’m in the background of more selfies taken in a single day than likely the rest of the wedding season.

Allie + Starr had additional help on their day from…
Prep Location : Hotel Northampton
Ceremony Location : Pines Theater, Northampton
Reception Location : Garden House, Northampton
Hair + Makeup : Crystal Vazquez & Company
Florist : Forget Me Not
Allie’s Dress : Bridal Corner
Starr’s Suit : Express
DJ : David Blazze
Caterer : Seth Mias
Wedding Cake : Greggory’s
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding dress
wedding details
funny wedding moments
bride portrait
eyelashes detail
bride getting ready
bride and bridesmaids
wedding details
drinking in the limo
bride portrait
outdoor wedding
same sex wedding
wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony
lesbian wedding
Pines Theater wedding
Pines Theater wedding
gay wedding
brides portrait
wedding party
wedding details
same sex wedding
gay weddings
reception details
wedding party dance
Garden House wedding
Garden House wedding
wedding rings
instagram wedding rings

Kimberly Warner - December 29, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Your photographs are simply stunning

The Ranch Golf Club Wedding : Emily and Steve

The rain couldn’t keep Emily + Steve from having a great wedding day. While the plans for the day moved indoors there was no shortage of great moments and emotions to photograph. We dodged some raindrops for the family formals, but otherwise everything was as fun and at times emotional a story as I could have hoped to document.

A self-described Etsy Bride, Emily had all kinds of great customized details from hangers for her and her bridesmaids dresses, to a card box, to centerpieces and table decorations, to pie stands, to framed signs. More personal items were on display as well, such as her mother’s, grandmother’s, and great-grandmother’s wedding rings tied into Emily’s bouquet, and Steve wore his grandfather’s bracelet. It was really something to see and photograph. 

Emily + Steve had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony + Reception Location : The Ranch Golf Club, Southwick
Wedding Coordinator : Jill Larkin
Emily’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Steve’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : New England Disk Jockeys
Florist : Forget Me Not
Wedding Pies : Atkins Farms Country Market
Second Photographer : Sandra Costello
Assistant Photographer : Kat Kattler

Here are some photos from the day…

Lord Jeffery Inn Wedding : Andrea and Sanford

Lord Jeffery Inn wedding portrait

Andrea + Sanford met as neighbors, having lived next door to each other, and were together three years when Sanford proposed. During our initial meeting Andrea described their wedding plans as “elegant simplicity”, and I think they pulled it off pretty well.

Their day began in an airy church in Hadley with lots of natural light, after which everyone went back to the Lord Jeffery Inn for the family formals and the reception. It was fun to watch Andrea + Sanford interact with their friends and family, with all kinds of joking and laugher throughout the day and into the night. 

Andrea + Sanford had additional help on their day from…
Ceremony Location : First Congregational Church, Hadley
Reception Location : Lord Jeffery Inn, Amherst
Andrea’s Dress : David’s Bridal
Sanford’s Suit : Men’s Warehouse
DJ : Shawn Santanello
Florist : Durocher Florist
Second Photographer : Lesley Arak
Assistant Photographer : Ian Pouliot

Here are some photos from the day…

wedding dress
bride details
groom before ceremony
walking down the aisle
wedding ceremony details
first kiss
funny wedding portrait
emotional wedding
happy bride
wedding details
cake cutting
wheelchair on dancefloor
taking a break
last dance
wedding rings

KWarner - December 22, 2014 - 11:25 am

The photos capture such beautiful moments, you can feel the emotions. Just beautiful.