Photos of The Current Quarterly

There’s very few places where you can go on Cape Cod where they don’t know about the Current Quarterly or it’s Creator Amanda Converse.

Not only is it an awesome little magazine that comes out… yes you guessed it, QUARTERLY! but it’s always full of awesome gift ideas, local places to visit and check out.

I have been blessed to be the photographer for the last year and a half, creating new portraits on Cape Cod. I always get giddy when I get that message asking me if I’m available to do the next one. Amanda is full of great ideas and plans for each season and always finds great local people to be our models.

The team that comes together to create the magic of Hair, makeup and clothes is always a powerful one because we LOVE what we do, and the passion each of us has, brings out the pure beauty every time.

I wanted to share with you all some of the images over the past year that have NOT made it into the magazine. I feel like we have made some magic with these and they need to see the light of day.

If you are looking for a makeup artist for an event or for your cape cod wedding, you would be sorely lacking if you did not check out Andrea Kooharian Makeup. She’s cute as a button, sweet as can be and is amazing with her talents.

Hair has been done by the talented Stacey Kuehn Hair. She’s funny, sweet, cute and works effortlessly to make your hair stunning.

A few of the locations featured in this post are:

The WestEnd Hyannis restaurant
The Nauticus Marina 
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
The Spilt Milk Tattoo Parlor

 

 

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Wedding Day at the Red Jacket Resort

One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is being able to play with my client’s friends and families. They aren’t clients anymore, they are my friends. We laugh, we cry and we dance with you.
Allie and Ryan are so adorable, with one just look you start grinning so big, your cheeks start to hurt!
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October 7th, 2017 was a wicked cool day at the Red Jacket Resort in South Yarmouth, MA. The perfect kinda of day for a Cape Cod Wedding. It started off really foggy, I hoped it would burn off but I really wasn’t sure. If you know Cape Cod, you know that the weather can change on a moments notice. As I tell my kids, even in summer, be ready with layers.

Allie’s bridesmaids were adorably giddy and welcomed me into their cottage smiling and chatting away like we were old friends. I can’t say enough warm things about Allie and her Mom Katy. I am truly lucky to have met them.

Allie is a girl after my own heart. She’s pulled to the beach like the tide with the ocean. When she mentioned she wanted to get into the water, I think I actually did a little yelp of glee! It definitely wasn’t the perfect beach weather for families, but it didn’t stop one beachgoer from admiring our couple and helping out by holding the Bouquet. (never a shortage of awesome people coming to the cape!)

After a full day of vows, amazing speeches, pictures on the beach, we were blessed with an amazing sunset.

Congratulations Allie and Ryan. We couldn’t have asked for better friends… er I mean clients. ❤

Ceremony Location: Our Lady of the Cape
Reception Location: Red Jacket Resorts
Hair and Makeup: Salon Justine
Wedding Dress: Brides by Natalie, Alexandria, VA

Rose Family at the Beach

Hi again, Peeps!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so amazing to work with. That’s true of my session with the Rosi family, too!

I met up with them this summer at their home in Dennis and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. It was warm and sunny, with an impeding storm over the ocean, giving us very moody clouds in the distance. While the weather was fine, it was the Rosi family that made this shoot such a joy.

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“Our favorite parts were the candid moments playing with the kids or enjoying the sunset and chatting.,” says Tina Rosi.

As you can see from the comments above and the photos below, this family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. They are lucky to have each other and enjoy spending as much time together as possible.

See below for some teasers from our session!

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Current Quarterly at the Cape Cod Airfield

Good Morning Fall!

I have been chomping at the bit to share with you the photos from this amazing collaboration that I was lucky to be apart of.

Back in September I was approached by Amanda from the Current Quarterly and Shift, and asked if I would help with her fall season photoshoot for their quarter magazine. I was beyond excited, especially after we learned of her ideas and inspirations. Not to mention the other artists I would get to work with.

So without further ado… here is the gorgeous Fiona Murphy at the Cape Cod Airfield with Hair by Kate Scott of Hair & Lifestyle Design, Makeup by Andrea Kooharian-Simpson, Clothes by  Homegrowntrades, Stylings by Amanda Converse from Shift and Photography by Me, Michelle Kaye Photography.

McCarthy Family

Next up is the fantastic McCarthy Family.

As I drove into the parking lot, I spotted the numerous group of family members all dressed to the nines in white and navy, and a little bit of Red, White and Blue.
See if you can spot the red Cowgirl boots! Love them.

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I met up with them at Seagull Beach at West Yarmouth, MA and the weather was perfect for photo-taking. A gentle breeze rustled the tall beach grass with soft puffy clouds floated over the water. The sun set behind the grass, gently brushing the sky with amazing pinks, purples and blues.  While the weather was fine, it was the McCarthy family that made this shoot such a treat.

The kids ages range from 2 years old all the way to 13 years  old. They even brought adorable Scally Caps from the grandparents trip to Ireland in April.

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This is their 11th year for their family reunion on Cape Cod and I could tell they are a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. I enjoyed being included in their play time.

 

Maldoon pups

I had the pleasure of capturing a friend’s four legged kids a few weeks ago. The weather was extremely hot and we were able to play and get great photos before it started to rain.

In a small location in Onset, MA, we walked all four legged kids to an overgrown dirt road. It was a great setting for these cute pups. They play there all the time and knew it well.

Sweet and beautiful German Shepards.

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(left to right) Rookie II, Chloe, Roary, Jet

These puppies have such a strong bond with each other and with their dad, John. I adored watching him play and seeing them run and listen.

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Kelly Family

Welcome guys and gals!

The fourth of July, holiday weekend brought with it many splendid events, including an amazing  session with the Kelly family. Large family portraits sometimes bring with it a need for being loud and trying to get everyone to listen. That did not happen with this incredible family. The kids were well behaved and adorable as ever! Playing with them was one of the highlights of my holiday.

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Due to high winds we needed to change plans from the open beach to the Harwich Overlook, at Whychmere Harbor . I love shooting at the Harwich Overlook  because the clouds never disappoint and it’s a classic cape cod landscape. Beautiful boats and the gorgeous ocean.

For our shoot, the Kelly’s wore a mix of blues, whites and coral. Such a great choice even for a change in our location. I love how the coral pops but it all mixes together so nicely. A great choice.

It truly was an amazing photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, consider contacting me today to get your family session booked before we fill up!

Okay, on to pictures of the Kelly family!

Rennie Family

Hi Everyone! How was your Fourth of July? A great weekend was had by all on my small sandy spot on Cape Cod.

I recently had a super fun session with the Rennie family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. This family played around and joked, with me and around me, making me feel like I was with my own sisters.

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We met at Grays Beach in Yarmouth Port. We had to move the date because mother nature had made other plans on us. It was meant to be, however, as the sky was gorgeous for our shoot night.

I loved shooting at Grays Beach because there are rocks on the side, a great spot for kids or adults to sit/stand on. Gorgeous green marsh to one side with the ocean on the other. Sand and a long boardwalk make this spot a great location with various looks.

For our shoot, the Rennie’s brought a couple college t-shirts, where the daughter’s were attending.  I thought it was a cute touch and a really great way to keep a moment in history. When they look back they’ll be able to have a beautiful visual of where they were at that time in their history.

It truly was an amazing photo shoot.

Okay, on to pictures of the Rennie family!

Proposal Photography- it’s a thing!

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Proposal Photo Services Available

Did you know that Michelle Kaye Photography offers proposal photo services? That’s right! We will come to your proposal and photograph the whole event for you! Don’t worry, we’ll be discreet – she’ll never even know we are there until after she says yes and you tell her we are there. You may not know this, but photographers are also trained in the art of being spies.

You may not think it is important, but girls want secret proposal photography almost as much as they want the ring. (Well, maybe not quite that much, but a lot.) This is one of the most important moments of your soon-to-be-wife’s life and all of her friends and family are going to be ask how it happened. What better way to share that moment with them than with amazing, professional photos? I’m telling you, your girl will brag about you for years to come!

You can purchase this service a la carte, or we can add it on to your engagement or wedding package. For pricing and booking information or if you have any questions about this process, please contact us at info@mkayephoto.com.

Gorgeous Proposal in Wellfleet

Hi everyone!

Let’s all give it up for one of the cutest couples on earth: Nabil and Ashley.

Ashley and Nabil told me they first met when Nabil, after being stationed on Cape Cod for the Coast Guard, moved in Next Door! Their first meeting actually happened at a nearby Cape Cod Landmark, Ocean Edge. Love happened to be a stones throw away!

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The Proposal was EPIC. She had no idea. Nabil and Ashley had their first date at Duck Harbor Beach in Wellfleet. Nabil wanted to bring her back to that first moment and so he made sure Ashley’s parents would be able to help get her to their favorite spot. A little nervous, Nabil waited at the end of a very long path that opened up on the beach. He texted to Ashley’s mom to let her know he was ready and then… waited for her to come over the hill. As soon as she saw him, she grinned from ear to ear. Holding a huge bouquet of flowers that included her favorites, blue hydrangea, they embraced, just before he knelt down on one knee to ask her the big question.  Of course, she said Y-E-S!

Their wedding date is set for September 9th, 2017. They will be getting married at the beautiful Ocean Edge in Brewster. Ashley’s very excited about the flowers at the wedding and they both can’t wait to have their families together to celebrate.  They’re also excited to spend the rest of their lives together. It’s so clear that this couple is head-over-heels for each other!

You’ll see what I mean when you see the photos.

SO special. Thank you Nabil and Ashley for sharing this moment of pure Bliss!

ALL Photographs by Michelle Kaye Photography