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  • Kate Crabtree is an award winning Maine documentary wedding photographer who creates exuberant wedding photography for couples who wear their hearts on their sleeves. 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.

Jake originally contacted me in the hopes of having me photograph his proposal in Acadia during a weekend he and his girlfriend, Trish, would be visiting.  Although I love photographing Acadia proposals, I was photographing a wedding that weekend, so I had to decline.  Then, Jake suggested that he propose to Trish that weekend and that we schedule an engagement session for Monday- would that work?  Sure!  So we planned to do it bright and early on Monday, right before they planned to leave for home.

During the weekend the proposal went off without a hitch (yay!), but the forecast called for rain.  Jake assured me they were ready to deal with it if need be, so I brought along my good friend Lexi to hold an umbrella over my head and we drove to MDI, watching as the fog rolled in and the rain continued to pour down.

Meeting Trish and Jake was a breath of fresh air- even though the weather wasn’t blue skies and sunshine, these two were riding the high of their new engaged status.  I felt so much love for these two, and really enjoyed working with the atmospheric fog and rain that continued to persist throughout our session as we created portraits at Jordan Pond and the Asticou Azalea Garden.  I would have expected many couples to have been disappointed about the weather, but these two didn’t mind, provided they were in each other’s arms. By the way, I think everyone should do their engagement session two days after their proposal so we can work with such joy as these two possessed!

Here are a few of my favorites from Trish and Jake’s engagement.  Jake and Trish, come back to Maine and visit me- or, even better, have your wedding in Maine! <3

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My favorite weddings are filled with people who I simply adore, and I found myself just so happy and so at home with Megan, Mike, their friends, and their family.  Megan’s entire family (including the boys!) was with her as she got ready in her parent’s home, and it was clear as the day went on how close they were to each other- just look at the photo where Megan is putting on her gown, and you can see how many people were surrounding her that morning!  And keep an eye out for a prominent sign in Megan’s parent’s house that alerted me to the fact I was in the presence of some very awesome people.  After a very memorable ceremony by Father Phil Tracy at St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth, we spent some time at Kettle Cove for some beachy Maine portrait goodness, then retired inland to the Portland Club for drinks, toasts, sweet parent dances, and lots and lots of open floor dancing.

I had a ball, Megan and Mike.  Here’s hoping these photos help you remember how wonderful your wedding day was!

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The Portland Club Maine wedding photographyVenue: Portland Club
Church: St. Bartholomew Church
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: Black Tie Company
DJ: Goodtimes DJ Services
Coordinator: Diane York
Officiant: Father Phil Tracy
Florist: Harmon’s and Barton’s
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suits: Antoine’s Formal Wear
Makeup: Flawless Professional On-site Hair & Makeup
Hair: Acapello Salon

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