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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.

I had only shared a phone call with Kelly and Heidi prior to their wedding day, so I didn’t know them very well, but as I scouted out the property with Tammie we ran into both of them as they put the final touches on the ceremony site.  And within moments of being in their presence I felt so lucky to be able to spend the entire day with these two incredible ladies.  For the most part, these two put together their wedding entirely by themselves- Heidi helped with the decorations, Kelly did all of the floral work, and I was, and still am, 100% impressed by all of the work they put into their big day.  Their wedding took place close to peak foliage at Lake Parlin Lodge in Jackman, Maine, and the view across the steely grey lake was perfectly fall in Maine.  From the ceremony, where guests surrounded Kelly and Heidi in a very cozy and intimate manner, to the reception, which featured a bonfire and a really, really, really energetic dance floor kept alive by the fabulous DJ Jodi, I didn’t really want to leave.

Thanks for letting me be part of your day, Kelly and Heidi!  So glad I got to capture your love!

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A wedding at Lake Parlin Lodge in Maine

Vendors:

Venue: Lake Parlin Lodge
Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
DJ: DJ Jodi Entertainment
Caterer: Bob LaFleur
Officiant: Liz Wiesen

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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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