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Izzy and Alex get married!

Rhode Island Wedding Photographer Seth Jacobson at The Hyatt Newport RI

Stephanie and Nick got married at the Hyatt in Newport RI earlier this year this is a small showcase from their beautiful wedding!

Gay Marriage Rhode Island, Seth Jacobson

 

I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of a beautiful couple this week. Keri and Jess got married, and what a day it was! I have long been a proponent of equality (see this post) when it comes to gay marriage, and gay rights. These two beautiful woman brought me as a part of their day and I am so grateful. Thank you for trusting me with your memories!

Gay marriage RI Seth Jacobson Photography

Gay marriage RI
Seth Jacobson Photography

 

Portraits, Weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s OH MY 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, here are just a small taste of the photos we created during 2013! Dig it!

Taste of The Towers In Narragansett: Wedding Photographer Seth Jacobson

The Towers in Narragansett in Hosted their annual event “Taste of the Towers” featuring the regions best catering companies preparing food and drinks for all to enjoy. This has been a favorite of mine for a long time now. I make sure to arrive hungry and they didn’t let me down! I was wowed by some incredible food, thank you for all the great tasting, finger licking delectables!

Here is a list of some of the great companies represented  with links to their websites

West Bay Gourmet

Coastal Gourmet 

Blackstone Catering

Decadent Catering

Cozy Catering

The Shelter Harbor Inn

The Meadowbrook Inn

Simply Devine

Wildwood Catering

Parnzi Catering

The Matunuck Oyster Bar

Ripe Hospitality

Tom’s market

Glorious Affairs

The West Valley Inn

McGrath Clambakes

Ignite Talk about Photography and Truth

I had the pleasure of being the very 1st presenter in front of a sold out crowd at the very 1st Ignite Southern RI put on by The Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce 

This was an exciting and inspirational evening of speakers that was an honor to be a part of! Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make it come together!

Wedding photos at The Waterman Grill Providence RI

wedding photo at The Waterman Grill Providence RI 

 

Wedding and Event Photography- Bridal Tasting at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet is one of the last of the great dance halls left in America. A venue that used to house the likes of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. While Rhodes still houses many wonderful concerts it also serves as a fantastic place to have your wedding! Russell Morin Fine Cateringis the exclusive catering company working there and last week they hosted a tasting for bride, grooms and their families to come in and see what a wedding could look and feel like!

This great event was sponsored by a bunch of great wedding and event folks that I was proud to work with!

Mike from Artistic Wedding Video did the Video. I got a sneak peek and it looked amazing!

Golden Gate studios  made the stunning flowers!

Felicia’s perfect setting provided the beautiful decor

Russell Morin Fine Catering did the food and WOW did it taste great!

Groove Entertainment provided the wonderful music to set the mood just right!

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet by Seth Jacobson

Wedding Photos of Cranston Country Club

Taking advantage of the beautiful fog rolling in after a pretty overcast day, I created these two beautiful photos at Cranston CC tonight while second shooting for Kelly Meyer of KM photography We worked with the very fun Daylight Production Video company check out there website!

Which one do you like better? I can’t decide…

beautiful wedding portrait at Cranston CC

Beautiful Wedding portrait at Cranston CC

How to plan a great wedding!

How to create a beautiful wedding!

A Simply Stunning Wedding: How to Design a Perfect South County Celebration

A Simply Stunning Wedding: How to Design a Perfect South County Celebration Webinar
Recently, Adornment Fine Jewelry hosted an informational workshop for Brides, Grooms and their Families.  Representatives from local bridal businesses and event planning experts shared trends, tricks, and techniques: virtually everything a bride and groom should know before they plunge into planning their event.

This seminar was not a sales pitch, rather it was an open forum that will gave information and guidance to couples on helping them plan their special event in South County.

Please take a look – you will be surprised by the great information contained within!

Guest Speakers

Calvin Campany: Jeweler and Owner of Adornment Fine Jewelry

Seth Jacobson: Photographer

Ginny Cauley: Owner of AAirline Express Limousine & Car Service, Inc.

Joseph Farias: Celebeautique Hair Spa, beauty expert

Brandi Lacoste: Blissful Events, Wedding Planner

Ann Petronio: Annie’s Escapes, Travel Planner & Escape Artist

Wedding photos at The Kay Chapel and The Officers Club in Newport RI

Kristen and Dave got married yesterday at the Kay Chapel in Newport Rhode Island, and what a beautiful day it was! The ceremony was lovely and then we headed out to take some photos around Newport, and then headed over to the Officers club on the naval base for the reception.

I worked with the very talented Bryan and Nikki of Hindsight Wedding Films Do your self a favor and check out their website!!

At the Reception Sound Design DJ’s kept everybody going! Thanks for a fun night! A good DJ can really make a party and they certainly did!

 

Wedding at The Towers Narragansett

I was a second shooter for Kelly Meyer at KM Photography today. It is always fun to do second shooting for another photographer and is good for getting another perspective on a wedding day. Here are 2 photos I took of the boys in front of the Towers. We certainly had fun!!!

Wedding Party at The Towers!

The Officers Club Newport Naval Base Wedding photo

I get to visit some of the most beautiful places on the planet with my job! This is the Newport Bridge viewed from the Officers Club on the Newport Naval base. I took this while at a wedding the night before Hurricane Irene stuck us what a wonderful job I have!!!

The Newport bridge from the officers club in Newport by Seth Jacobson

Wedding Photo Newport RI

Here is a recent portrait from a wedding I photographed in Newport RI last weekend. We were working at the officers Club on the Naval Base at the Naval War College which has a beautiful view of the Newport Bridge! I was working with Michael David Spirito as a second shooter which was super fun! He is a great guy and fun to work with. I set up this shot and had Mike hold an umbrella (and used pocket wizards to trigger the speedlight) over the couple on a boom which gives that soft romantic light cascading over them. I  waited until the sun was over the horizon but there was still a little light left in the sky to give that beautiful blue hue to the background.

Wedding portrait Newport RI

Wedding Photos at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol RI

Mikhaela and Tony Got married at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol Rhode Island yesterday and WHAT A DAY IT WAS!!! Wow it was a roller coaster of weather! First it was SUPER HOT and sweaty then the Clouds came up and a nice light breeze swept over the wedding and then that built into incredible winds and lightning and rain! We had to evacuate the tent right in the middle of Mikhaela and Tony’s first dance! Everyone left the tent and filed into the Mansion for about 45 min until we got the ok to go back out side. Mikhaela and Tony were AWESOME!!! We actually had fun with it!!! After we got back into the tent and the Black Tie band kick it in then the dancing began and we had a blast!!! Thanks to all involved for a wonderful night and mostly congrats to the lovely bride and groom!

The dedicated staff at Blithewold Mansion did a great job with it all   and worked perfectly with

the Fabulous staff at Russell Morin Fine Catering

The band was my favorite Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band

Flowers were by the Mother of the Bride and the lovely Polly from Robin Hollow Farm

Beautiful Wedding Photography taken at the Ledgemont Country Club

 

I had the great pleasure of photographing the wedding of Kim and Dan this past weekend at the Ledgemont CC 

They really run a tight ship there which makes everyone’s life so much better on a wedding day. Thank you to Nathan for doing such a great job making everything flow well.

Luke T. Renchen of Luke’s DJ  provided the music and did a great job getting everyone in the mood to dance! Thanks for making everyone happy!

 

 

Photoshopping behind the scenes

I get asked all the time what amount of photoshopping I do to my images and the truth is not very much. Most of the time I prefer to do my work before hand using good composition, good lighting, and just generally get the fundamentals of photography “right” in camera. But sometimes I do take extra time and really tweak and tweeze a photo in the computer to push it to another level. Also let me be clear I have NO problem AT ALL with using the computer to enhance, change or manipulate a photo. There is an erroneous idea out there that with the invention of Photoshop so came the invention of the manipulated image. This is simply NOT SO. Here two examples of people using the dark room, airbrushing, and other techniques to manipulate enhance or just change an image…

The great master Jerry Uelsmann

And Joseph Stalin not only wiped people out with guns, but in photos too…

But I am getting a little off topic here, I love the computer and Photoshop, and have no problem using them to execute my vision of what a photograph should look like. Maybe on another day I will spend some time writing about this and going into in with more detail, but for now I want to show you what I have done with this image of a beautiful woman who I photographed this week. This 1st shot is straight out of the camera no changes at all to the image. Pretty good ha?

This 2nd version has been adjusted in Adobe Lighroom 3

I added just a tiny bit of green and yellow to the white balance of the photo, removed the mole from her chest and brightened the shadow on her face just a little. It’s getting better…

This finished version was exported into Adobe Photoshop CS5 and changed a little more there.

I added a little more yellow to the photo softened just a tiny bit, and cleaned up the stray hairs on her head, and last softened the shadow on her chest. So this is my vision of what this photo should look like as realized by the computer. I hope this helps illustrate to those of you who are interested what can happen behind the scenes on an image. As I said at the beginning of this post, I mostly don’t do this much work on my photos. Because there is something to be said for a more “natural” look. But sometimes I feel the desire to push an image to that next level…

A few from this past year

Here are a few wedding, portrait and client photos from this past year in Rhode Island. It was a great year for photography! I grew as a photographer and got to know some wonderful people along the way!!!

THANK YOU!!!

Kinney Bungalow at Sunset Farm

I photographed the very beautiful Kinney bungalow tonight at sunset.

Karen and Phil wedding at the Towers in Narragansett

It was a very stormy day for Karen and Phil on their wedding day in Narragansett. But while the skies were dark the spirits were bright! And despite the weather we had a wonderful day and this beautiful couple ended the day as a married couple! The wedding ceremony was supposed to take place outside but that soon became clear that it simply wasn’t an option…

But we adjusted and moved it inside the Towers, no problem. It was a great day hosted at the Towers in Narragansett RI

here is their website

The Flowers were by Weedweavers from Wakefield RI Beautiful as always Elaine!

Here is their website

Catering by Westbay Gourmet who ran the day  flawlessly under difficult circumstances. Great job KC!

Here is their website

The music and entertainment was done by Jason from Music mixers and he never fails to get them up and dancing another slam dunk!!!

Here is their website

And here is a preview of some of the photos! Hope you like them as much as I do!!!

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