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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, Seacoast Weddings, and Real Maine Weddings.


I’m so glad I can finally share this with you all!  A year ago, I joined a team of vendors in putting together a stylized wedding shoot in the middle of winter.  While it was a bitterly cold day (I remember it being below ten degrees out!) everyone cheerfully pitched in to make it happen.  It was just published on Junebug Weddings last week, and I’m happy to share some of the photos from this snowy, yet cozy shoot.  Check it out here and warm up with some hot cocoa, coffee, and tea as you look through the photos we created.

By the way- have you thought about having your wedding in the winter?  It may be cold, but it results in gorgeous, scenic photos and it essentially requires you and your guests to snuggle up to one another for warmth, which sounds pretty romantic to me!  I just second shot my first winter wedding a few weeks ago, and it was incredible!  A light snow fell as the ceremony was held outside, and after the couple was invited to kiss a horse-drawn carriage whisked the couple away for a quiet, romantic moment alone among the quietly falling snow.  Breathtaking, right?  I’m excited to be shooting one of my own this December, and am hoping to add a few more winter weddings to my calendar, so make sure to contact me and tell me about your winter wedding!

Here are the vendors who made this shoot possible.  Thanks, everyone- you all put so much energy into this project, and I’m fully grateful for that!


Photography – Kate Crabtree Photography
Event Planning – Pencil Events
Venue – Merrill House
Floral Design – Watershed Floral
Catering – The Good Food Store
Cake – Wild Oats Bakery
Officiant – A Sweet Start
Invitations – Parrot Design Studio
Makeup Artist – Stacia Tetrault
Groom’s Apparel – Find
Jewelry – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum
Pottery & Servngware – Edgecomb Potters
Minerals & Gems – Maine Mineral + Gem Museum
Fur Stole – Vintage Finery
Bride’s Wedding Dress – Goodwill
Models – Cait and Myles


After a few weeks of searching I was able to procure a few copies of Seacoast Weddings magazine (thanks Eric for sending a few copies!).  I knew I had a few images published in their 2015 issue, so I couldn’t wait to see it!  For those of you who don’t know about Seacoast Magazine and are currently planning a wedding, it’s an inspirational magazine, chock full of tips and full of photography inspiration that is provided by New England photographers primarily in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.  While I know many couples are primarily keeping their search online, carefully curated magazines like Seacoast provide a quick dip into the pool of local vendor talent that can’t be matched with national inspirational sites like the Knot.

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Arielle and Jesse’s Harbor View at Jones Landing wedding on Peaks Island was featured on multiple pages.

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Loved seeing the advertisement by the awesome Black Tie Company, featuring Arielle and Jesse’s wedding (upper left hand corner)!

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Also, check out Arielle and Jesse’s maple syrup favor (middle of the grid)- super cute!

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Maleah and Vinnie’s stone escort cards (bottom center) were featured as well (they were some of my favorites from last year).

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See that summer cover mention by my portrait?  Here’s a fun announcement- one of my images from Arielle and Jesse’s wedding will be gracing the Seacoast Wedding’s cover this summer!  Can’t wait to have it in my hands and show it here– it’s always an honor to have work published, but an exceptional honor to have an image chosen for the cover of a magazine!  Thanks, Seacoast Weddings!


Magazines should be on newsstands now in southern Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire- make sure to pick up a copy and start your wedding planning process right!