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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.

Krista and David had been together for sixteen years prior to their wedding and had just never gotten around to tying the knot, but finally decided it was time for the two of them to finally take their relationship to the “next level.”  The pair, along with many of their friends and family, traveled all the way from Wisconsin to celebrate on Mount Desert Island.  Their ceremony took place at the stately Maine Seacoast Mission, which provided a stunning ocean view with lovely landscaped grounds, and guests traveled afterwards to Southwest Harbor to celebrate at the Causeway Club.  This wedding had it all- several surprise toasts (one featured the letter that Krista sent to her college roommate when she learned they would be rooming together which was so innocent and unknowingly hilarious that it had me laughing behind my camera), multiple drinking songs that were performed by all, sipping shots, which were sipped during and between songs, and more.  It was a relaxed, warm affair that really represented and celebrated Krista and David’s long, established relationship, not only with each other, but with their valued guests.

Other vendors that deserve special recognition for making Krista and David’s wedding day spectacular are Fleurishes, who put together stunning centerpieces, bouquets, and floral crowns, Bar Harbor Catering Company, who always go above and beyond with their catering work, and Cyndi of From This Day Forward, who helped enhanced Krista’s natural beauty.

Krista and David, your rehearsal and wedding were beautiful and so much fun, and I’m glad I got to capture it for you.  Here are a few of my favorites from your wedding day- I can’t wait for you to see the rest!

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Ceremony: Maine Seacoast Mission
Venue: Causeway Club
Coordinator: Mandy Fountaine
Officiant: Pastor Michael Brecke
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Caterer: Bar Harbor Catering Company
Florist: Fleurishes
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Events
DJ: Erik Klausmeyer
Ceremony Musician: Ryan Blotnick
Makeup: From This Day Forward
Hair: Echo Salon
Dress: Saja
Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids
Suits: Brooks Brothers
Wedding Favors: Door County Love Artisan Granola


Maine has a variety of pretty backdrops- while most people known Maine for its rocky, picturesque coastline and quaint lighthouses, there are also stunning views to be found in the woods, mountains, and lakeside.  Christina and Nate, who have family connections in the area, favored the stunning scenic views of Moosehead lake in Greenville Maine for their wedding day which made the Blair Hill Inn the perfect venue for their elegant destination wedding.  The pair, who currently live in Minnesota, shared Greenville with their friends and family by partaking in a stunning sunset cruise on the Katahdin the night prior, and then wining and dining their guests at a mouthwatering five course meal after their emotional ceremony.  Dancing followed as twilight descended upon the property.

I have to give major props to Jessica Candage, who did both hair and makeup for Christina and her wedding party.  Not only did they look flawless, but throughout the evening I kept hearing them exclaim over how they loved the quality of her work and how they felt, so she’s definitely someone to check out if you are looking for a makeup artist!

Here are a few of my favorite images from Christina and Nate’s wedding.

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Venue: Blair Hill Inn
Day of Coordinator: Ruth McLaughlin
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Caterer: Blair Hill Inn
Makeup/Hair: Jessica Candage
Band: New Shades of Blue
Baker: My Three Cakes
Florist: Petals Plus
Dress Shop: Posh Bridal
Dress Designer: Nicole Miller
Suits: Atmosfere
Stationary: Chelsey Emery
Ceremony Music: Chris Gardner
Wedding Favors: Fudge Corner Shop