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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.

Cecilia and Mike had the prettiest of wedding days, but what made their Bar Harbor Club wedding sparkle was the two of them.  Not only was their loving relationship obvious to all, but Mike and Cecilia were both so happy to see their family and friends amongst them on their wedding day.  Cecilia and Mike (especially Mike) hugged everyone as hard as they danced, which you’ll see below.  I’ll share more as we go along– I’m sure you want to see photos!

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We started our day in Salon NaturELLES as the ladies had their hair done for the wedding.

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Don’t worry- this was NOT the hairstyle Cecilia rocked out for her wedding :).

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We then headed over to the Bar Harbor Club to finish with makeup and final preparations.

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We had a moment to take a classic bridal portrait of Cecilia prior to the ceremony– she’s stunning, right?

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Meanwhile, Tammie photographed the guys getting ready and leaving in classic cars for the upcoming ceremony.

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Mike’s reaction to Cecilia walking down the aisle was priceless.

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Pretty tears were shed by all.

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After the ceremony we took some portraits with this stunning, classic car.

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We also took a few wedding party photos on the balcony of the Poolhouse.  What a sky, right?

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The ballroom was stunning– the tall floral arrangements added even more drama to the space.

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The party started once Cecilia and Mike were introduced and did their first dance.  Wavelength was an amazing addition to their wedding, and really provided the talent and energy needed to make their wedding go from a good time to a crazy, energetic dance frenzy.  I’m so glad I’ll be working with them again in October (and hopefully more next year!)

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We snuck outside for a few portraits at sunset.  The light is  almost always at its best toward the end of the evening, so I always recommend to my couples that we take a few portraits during the reception to take advantage of the soft, flattering light.

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What a night!  I’m still smiling over how much fun it was, even though I couldn’t dance as hard and well as all of you with my two cameras strapped to my body!  Thank you, Cecilia and Mike, for letting me be part of your wedding day!  Have fun on your honeymoon!

 

Vendors

Venue: Bar Harbor Club (Harborside Marina)
Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Band: Wavelength
Baker: Celebration Cakes
Florist: Fleurishes
Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal
Wedding Dress: Pnina Tornai
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair: Danielle Hostins, Salon NaturELLES
Wedding Favors: Fiore Oils

  • Brenda Jones - Very nice photos! It was a wonderful celebration for a very special couple. They will have a very happy life together and I wish them all the best!ReplyCancel

  • Rick Vanderbeck - Very,very nice work. I really like the use of B/W and the silhouettes.Was that girl in the yellow dress part of the bridal party? If so,then she will remember that day on her on wedding.ReplyCancel

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I have a special love for North Haven, as one of my early weddings was captured on North Haven Island on an incredibly, delightfully foggy day.  Ashley, who had been at Susie and Gard’s wedding, contacted me soon after she was engaged to lock me down as her photographer. How could I say no to a friend of Susie and Gard AND a North Haven Island?  I can’t wait for their wedding at Turner Farm next year!

If I wasn’t lucky enough… Ashley and her fiance, Rod, wanted their engagement session on North Haven as well, so they boated me over on a gorgeous, softly sunny day.   We spent part of our session at Ashley’s family’s summer home and part of it driving around the island at sunset.  I’ll share more as we go through the images.  Seriously, what a sunset, right?

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Ashley and Rod live in New York city, but take as much time in the summer as they can to relax with family on North Haven.

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Olive and Popeye, Ashley and Rod’s two furbabies, joined them for a part of their session.  We were going to incorporate them a bit later into the session, but then Popeye escaped through the window in order to join his parents, which resulted in the laughter on the left.  Being a fan of Maltese pups, I may have cuddled Olive as much as humanly possible.

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Olive was a really good poser, but Popeye clearly thought that was a little too dull, except for the one tiny moment where I got him to look right up at me.

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We had hamburgers for dinner, thanks to Ashley’s dad (they were delicious– thank you!), and we headed out in search of a sunset.  We stopped at Tartank Beach, where the sunset was pastel shades.  But by the time we drove to a nearby dock, the sky had turned dramatically bright, as seen by the photo on the top of this post.  It was hard to not be excited by how amazing the sunset was!

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coastal-maine-engagement-portraits-ar (3)Thanks for the adventure, Ashley, Rod, Olive and Popeye!  See you four next year!

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