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Izzy and Alex get married!

Kristin and James get married at the Galilee beach club

Kristin and James get married at The Galilee beach club

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

 

Portrait and Wedding photographer Seth Jacobson: self portraits with phone

My series of self portraits highlighting the disconnect that I see around me from the use of the little magic boxes we all carry with us. I am guilty of this myself from time to time. These images are meant to show me missing out on the beauty around me because I’m looking at my phone. To steal a quote from John Lennon, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” I do love what my phone allows me to do. Please don’t mistake my intentions, I just need a reminder (as I believe many of us do) to put the phone down sometimes and take in the beauty around us

Castle Hill By Seth Jacobson Photography

Castle Hill By Seth Jacobson Photography

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet by Seth Jacobson Photography

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Mount Hope Bridge by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Mount Hope Bridge by Seth Jacobson Photography

Trinity Church Newport RI by Seth Jacobson Photography

Trinity Church Newport RI by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Old Lyme Inn by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Old Lyme Inn by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Newport Bridge by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Newport Bridge by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Chanler Newport RI by Seth Jacobson Photography

The Chanler Newport RI by 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

Gay Marriage makes it to Rhode Island! Seth Jacobson Gay Wedding Photographer

Gay Marriage was made legal yesterday by the state of Rhode Island! I am so proud to have witnessed this historic event! I want to tell you a short story of the changes I have seen in my lifetime in public opinion regarding gay folks.

In 1991 when I was 17 years old and a senior in High school, I was given an assignment to give a persuasive speech to my fellow students. The topic I chose: Gay Rights. As a young person living  in conservative Wisconsin, this seemed like a worthy topic, and something that seemed SO basic and easy to explain, but as it turned out, I didn’t persuade very many people. In fact I really angered quite a few folks. I should say that I am not gay, but just for suggesting that gay people ARE  people, and deserved a basic level of respect, I received a huge amount of grief from the community. A fellow classmate of mine punched me in the face, I got death threats written to me, and people left terrible mean messages on my family’s home phone machine, saying they were going to beat me up and cut off my hair (which was quite long at the time) etc… Being the stubborn person that I am and supported by a wonderful group of friends and family, I pushed back against that bad behavior and thumbed my nose at those people. Somehow I got my hands on a button that said “bend over, I”ll drive” I wore this to school and my friend Karl and I walked down the hallway holding hands. I was a rebellious young man and it felt at the time that I was making a difference, or at least I was speaking the truth in the face of bigots and that felt right. Looking back, I don’t think it changed anyones mind, or helped make any bit of a difference but I could hold my head high and know that I stood up for what was right.

Here I am now 22 years later living in RI and yesterday Governor Chaffee signed into law the Marriage Equality bill. I was on hand to see this historic gathering with a TON of Media, and about 1,000 other folks. It was a joyous and happy event. It is amazing to me that so much has changed in my lifetime. I can only hope things continue to move in the same direction for all people. Look at this couple  if you can’t read the notes they are wearing it says “waiting since 1976” WOW

Gay Marriage finally reaches Rhode Island

Gay Marriage finally reaches Rhode Island

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

Photos from Taste of The Towers wedding sampler

The Towers in Narragansett RI put on its annual Taste of the Towers event tonight featuring a wonderful array of fantastic food prepared by the region best catering companies. Here are some photos of this wonderful event.

Here are some of the companies featured here with links to their websites!

Westbay Gourmet

Coastal Gourmet

Tom’s Market

Blackstone Caterers

Pranzi 

Simply Devine Catering

McGrath Clambakes

Decadent Catering

Wild Wood Catering

The Shelter Harbor Inn

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 Contest Winners at The Garde Theater, New London CT

Congratulations to Kristen and Jason who celebrated their marriage yesterday at The Garde Art Center in New London CT. I was honored to photograph this event that was a wedding give away put on by The Day Newspaper Grand prize was a complete wedding for Kristen and Jason and 50 guests, thrown by The Day! The wedding was held on Sunday, March 25.

It was quite a lovely day with a lot of people putting in a lot of hard work that all ended up  FABULOUS ! I am super happy to have been a part of this event that was donated my some very generous people!

Wedding photo at The Garde Theater New London

The prize package included:

* Hair and beauty for the bride provided by Bella vita Salon
* Ceremony and reception location provided by the Garde Arts Center
* Catering by Coastal Gourmet
* Photography by Seth Jacobson Photography
* Rings provided by Mallove’s Jewelers
* Entertainment by Pierce Productions
* Cake provided by You Take the Cake
* Linens and place settings provided by Arrow Party Rental
* Videography by Marsal Studios
* Dress provided by Pentangle Fashion Boutique
* Tuxedo by Colin’s Tux Shop

*Flowers by Adam’s Garden of Eden

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!

 

Meredith and Charles at Trinity Church and Regatta Place Newport RI

Meredith and Charles are wonderful people! I was very pleased to have the honor of photographing their wedding at Trinity Church in Newport and then moving on to photograph the reception at Regatta Place on Goat Island.

Here are their photos!