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!

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

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.

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

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


Love Yourself in Pictures

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If you can’t remember the last time you loved photos of yourself… then now is the time to book a new session. I am your personal cheerleader and I will show you all the beauty of you in our session. We’ll laugh, we’ll play and in the end you’ll ooh and ahhh at your photos.

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Let me show you how you can make your home a self empowering castle for your every day life. Contact me today!

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March and More…. Thank You

Wow, January 8th was the last time I posted? been a long time. Lots of things have happened and more growing still is happening…

First and foremost I need to thank everyone that made the Boudoir Marathon a success!
The location was a stunning Mansion in Falmouth and I owe the biggest Thank you to Judy Shaw for lending it to me.
The lighting was perfect, the rooms were amazing and the photos came out stunning!

I had a great time, learned a lot about what I would do differently next time, and enjoyed each and every beautiful woman!!

Next, I am getting ready to teach a photography class to Realtors TOMORROW! Can you believe it? It’s been over a year since I taught photography to anyone, and I’m refreshing my memory with staging and using point and shoot cameras but I’m really excited. I can’t wait!

Also, I have two new assistants, ready and excited to start working with all of 2013 clients. They are great and will be introduced at a later date. Combining minds around photography has always been one of the best parts about the business. The creativity that comes out of talking, playing and working together is amazing and always helps me to continue to do more. Offer more. and just laugh more.

Bookings into the 2013 season for Weddings and Portraits are well on their way. One of my most recent bookings is for June with Abby and Jason. Just listening to their wedding plans has me SO excited for summer. A combination of Old cars, yard games, and a beautiful location… It’s going to be so much fun. They always have me smiling when I leave a meeting with them!

Let’s see… anything else? Oh Yes! The Flash Drives are ordered! No more Cd’s (unless you’re buying only a few digital files). But Weddings are all Flash drives now. Safer, cleaner, and easier to use on most computers and devices. I’ll post photos once they arrive.

I am also a new member to PPOCC Professional Photographers of Cape Cod.
This is a big deal for me because it’s getting to be around more like-minded professionals that put their clients first! I can’t wait to attend the first meeting.

I truly feel blessed to be back home on Cape Cod and working in the best profession.
I will attempt to blog a little bit more… but wedding season is starting in March for Michelle Kaye Photography which usually makes it a busy time…

So Don’t miss a moment, call me today to make sure we have your photography investment on the calendar.

All The Best!

A Beautiful Wedding in NY

I’ve been away from blog posts for too long…

Last weekend I was honored to be the photographer for a great couple… I played Roller Derby with the bride for 3 years and love her dearly! They also own R’Eisen Shine farm… If you haven’t checked them out, PLEASE do! They are an organic farm that you can buy into and enjoy the harvest all year long! (Wish we still lived in New York so I could do it myself!)

I’m so excited to share with you a sneak peek from their amazing Day!
Congratulations Kim and Ejay, you are a beautiful couple, inside and out!






Moss Covered Letters

A little known fact about me… I’m in love with Crafting!
I follow tons of crafting blogs (I am momma hear me roar, Martha Stewart Etc.) I get tons of ideas from… and one in particular was this, Moss Covered Letters.

Not only was I proud to photograph my cousin’s wedding, March 31st, but my sister and I offered to make her some Moss Covered letters. It was just something, we thought, she HAD TO HAVE to complete her wedding!
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We used instructions from Pinterest but soon learned we’d have to just do it our own way. It’s nice to look at other people’s results but it’s not always easy to get what they get for materials nor is it always easy to do it the way they do it. So if you’ll let me, here are pictures from our Moss Covered Letters.

First let me say that it was easy except my almost two year old crawling ALL over our project. Hahahaha She is priceless, and my pride & joy. 🙂

*To the Bride and Groom: I thought you might get a kick out of seeing the process that went into making you the moss letters. Really fun for us and I hope, funny for everyone!

Cardboard or Foam
Scissors (We also used a Rotary blade to cut the moss)
Glue Guns with TONS of Glue Sticks
Fork (Yup, it helped with patching bare spots)
Rubber Pot Holder (I know! Strange, but it’s called HOT Glue for a reason!)
Rolls of MOSS (there are two kinds, get the “Super Moss, Instant Green” Comes in a blue bag. It’s made better, and has no Plastic smell to it)

The creator of the directions for Moss letters that we found, had stacked cardboard together to make the inside of the letters. We also saw that you can buy Cardboard letters on Etsy etc. But We had some HUGE foam lying around and it actually seemed better for us and cheap, because we had it at home already.

First we used large cardboard to make a template. We thought we might actually glue it to the foam for stability when shipping (yes we mailed it from MA to VA). Actually we just used it as a template. It really helped. It gave us something for scale. We used it to trace onto the Foam so we had less work at that step.

Making the template Tracing M onto Foam

Getting things done

After we traced the new “M” onto the cardboard we attempted to cut it out but had trouble with an exacto knife, so we ended up using a bread knife! Aweful sound, lots of foam, but really funny photos!

Covered in Foam beads

Next we just drew on the smaller foam pieces for the “C” & “N”. Much easier to do since they were much smaller. *can’t tell you how perfect my sister’s estimations were for the size of the letters for the space of the room! They were spot on!

Smaller Letters

After we had the letters, we started to plan our attack of the Moss. We only had one roll of the “good stuff” (Super Moss Instant Green). Our Process was to lay out the roll of moss, lay the letter on top, make an outline on the “back” of the moss and cut with a rotary blade. Make sure to leave at least an inch extra from the edge to overlap on the edges. We used the scissors to cut slits into the edges where they needed to overlap on the edges.

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We were unsure how much moss rolls we would need so we bought One roll with the thought we’d just get more when we knew how much we needed. Bad Idea. We covered one side of the “N” and then ran out. So we planned on going back to Joanne’s to get more, however we had a small hiccup. Joanne’s had a big fire the night before we were trying to glue moss! Can you believe it??? What are the odds? Michael’s and All other craft stores on Cape Cod did not carry the Super Moss Instant Green. Without any other options we went for the “other” stuff. There’s no comparison. The “other” stuff falls off the roll (plastic backing) and makes it ten times harder to get a good layer. You end up getting holes where the white foam shows through. (I guess that’s where the cardboard would have helped). We ended up having to go back and fill in spots with the moss that had fallen off. It made for a much longer process. *LESSON: Buy More than you need at once, so that you have the same kind of GOOD moss!
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Once we were all covered though, they looked pretty great! We also purchased paper flowers and flower pins with the pearl heads to add to the Large M. We wanted it to have a splash of color since the theme/color of the wedding was wild flowers. We decided to bring those with us and do it there.
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So that was our process, I hope others might find it useful or just funny. We had a great time making it and learned a lot about the process we took. Good Luck to you
and again, Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Metcalf!

Michelle Kaye Photography

Metcalf Photobooth!

Congratulations to the NEW MR. & MRS. Noah Metcalf!

First let me start with I’m soooo Sorry Cara and Noah but I just can’t wait anymore! I have posted the photobooth images for your guests to find and laugh at!
Here’s the link! If you can’t figure out the password from the clue send me an email.

I hope you all enjoyed the wedding as much as I did. Not only was I blessed to photograph my cousin and her new husband on their wedding day, I was able to show my family a little taste of what I do… What I LOVE to do! Hope it was fun for you all too!

So much love and happiness to you, Cara and Noah! We love you!

Photobooth Photos (Click link to get to gallery)