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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.

Cole and TJ traveled all the way to Maine from Georgia to elope in Acadia National Park on a sunny (albeit mildly cold) day in September.  We started with a few portraits at Jordan Pond, and then met TJ’s grandfather, his wife, and Barbara Colby, their wedding officiant, at the top of Cadillac Mountain for their ceremony.  We found a secluded spot on the mountain at sunset, and not only were we treated to a sweet ceremony and amusing vows (Cole promised to never lay a finger to TJ’s motorcycle), but gorgeous views as well.  Afterwards, we took a few more portraits on what we called “marriage rock,” and I finally left Cole and TJ so that they could celebrate their new marriage with TJ’s grandfather and wife over dinner.

Elopements are such special events to photograph- I love how intimate they feel, and feel so lucky to be a part of them when the guest list is tiny or nonexistent.  Here are a few of my favorite portraits and moments from Cole and TJ’s elopement- enjoy!

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At first, I thought we’d have to reschedule Kayla and Shawn’s engagement session in Camden- the forecast called for storms.  But, I decided to press forward when it appeared that the storms would recede an hour or so prior to our session time, and hoped we’d luck out with some dramatic skies.  And, lo and behold, the rained stopped before we began and we were treated to the most dramatic, red skies at sunset while we were on Mt. Battie.  When in doubt, I like to take risks, and I was so glad Kayla and Shawn were willing to chance rain during their session because it resulted in skies that were truly one of a kind!

I met Kayla and her mom for coffee a few months ago, and had been looking forward to seeing Kayla again (and meeting Shawn) for their engagement session.  Kayla’s exuberance and bubbly nature makes her not only a joy to be around, but easy to photograph.  And Shawn, while a bit quieter, is a breath of fresh air and balances out Kayla’s energy and very apparent zest for life.  He keeps her grounded, and she brings out his best qualities to the forefront.  It’s impossible not to love how they compliment each other so well!

I’m SO looking forward to their French’s Point wedding next year, and am so sad I have to wait ten months for it.  But, it’ll be here before I know it!  For now, let me share some of my favorite photos of Kayla and Shawn.  Thanks for letting me photograph your love!

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