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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine wedding photographer who creates evocative and timeless wedding photography for couples who would like their love story to be told authentically. Although she is located in Bangor, Maine (central Maine), she happily travels to coastal and southern Maine, and throughout New England to capture unique wedding photos and engagement portraits. She has been featured on Style Me Pretty, recently named as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the United States by Weddzilla, and published in Maine Magazine and Real Maine Weddings.

Lauren, according to her father, had dreamed about having her wedding at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church since she was a small child, so on July 19th she made her wish into reality and married Hunter in that very spot.  A reception followed immediately after at the breathtaking Colony Hotel, where delicious food and drink was consumed and dancing was intense and passionate… but I’ll share more below!

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Lauren got ready amongst family and friends.

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Lauren was so stunning! Her makeup and hair were done by Delphine’s Hair Studio, and her bouquet was designed by Bittersweet Lane Florists.

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Loved seeing Lauren’s father’s reaction when he saw her in her wedding dress!

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We stopped to take a few photos in Kennebunk on our way to the church– what a gorgeous view, right?  The wedding party wasn’t too bad themselves! ;)

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Meanwhile, Hunter and his groomsmen were getting ready at the Colony Hotel, which was photographed by Tammie.

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Eventually, it was time for the ceremony, located at St. Ann’s in Kennebunkport.

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After a sweet ceremony, which included singing of “America The Beautiful” to honor Hunter and many of his family member’s service, we took some quick portraits and jetted back to the Colony for cocktail hour!

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Lauren collected ginger jars so she could have enough for her centerpieces.  They were gorgeous!

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The reception officially began with Lauren and Hunter’s first dance, followed by speeches and adorable parent dances.

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The dance floor was kept alive by Red Hook Orchestra who hail from Brooklyn!  These guys certainly knew how to get people out of their chairs and onto the dance floor!

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A special shout out goes out to Justin Joslin Wedding Films– he was great to work with and I’m looking forward to seeing the upcoming film!

Thanks, Lauren and Hunter, for having me document your day!  It was an honor (and a lot of fun)!

Vendors:

Venue: Colony Hotel
Ceremony: St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Coordinator: Laura Levine
Band: Red Hook Orchestra
Florist: Bittersweet Lane Florists
Dress: Amsale
Makeup/Hair: Delphine’s Hair Studio
Videographer: Justin Joslin Wedding Films
Ceremony Musician: Kathryn Pillsbury
Rentals: A Plus Party Rental

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Last week I met with Marissa, a Poland Regional High School 2015 senior and her mom, Julie in Bangor to do Marissa’s senior portraits.  We spent a beautiful day in a few different locations creating unique and gorgeous portraits of Marissa, and I had a blast.  We started in the Bangor city forest… but I’ll share more as we go along!

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Marissa is one of those people who does it all– not only is she on the honor roll, but she competes in track (pole valuting, to be specific), soccer, and basketball!  She’s even the Western Maine champ for pole vault!

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We did a few quick portraits on a nearby overgrown hill, which had the most perfect clouds and sky available, and Marissa had the perfect dress to match the scenery!

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We finished up on the Bangor Waterfront, where we were witness to a killer sunset that kept getting better and better.

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I had such a great time with you, Marissa and Julie!  I hope our paths will cross again!

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