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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.

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!


There’s nothing like a wedding on Mount Desert Island, and the Asticou Inn, located in Northeast Harbor, Maine, didn’t disappoint with its quintessentially Maine charm and spectacular ocean views.   Jess and Alan invited their closest friends and family to take part in the blending of their two families, and the results were simply heartwarming AND picturesque.

I’ll share more as we go along.  Onto the photos!

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Bella Spa did a great job on Jess’s makeup and was such a calming, relaxed presence– a plus at any wedding!

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Meanwhile, Tammie photographed Alan, and his two sons, Evan and Dylan, while they prepared for the wedding.

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Jess and Alan shared a first look so that they could do their portraits prior to their ceremony.  Look how happy Alan is to see her!

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coastal-maine-photographer-ja (1)After the portraits, we took a quick breather and then went on to the ceremony!

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Evan and Dylan did great with transporting the rings to their father.

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Jess’s grandfather shed tears of joy!

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Is there not the prettiest ceremony backdrop?  It’s one of the very best in Maine!

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Jess and Alan went to enjoy cocktail hour.  All of the gorgeous bouquets/centerpieces/bouts/etc. were carefully put together by Cottage Flowers.

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And then on to the reception they went, where toasts were given before dinner.

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It was too pretty out to dance under the tent, so a few cocktail tables were moved and all of the first dances were done with the lovely lawn and ocean as a backdrop.


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If you look closely, Jess’s grandfather is up in the window.  He sat there and applauded for all of the dances!

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The dance floor was jazzed up by Joe Dionne, who especially got Evan and Dylan grooving and pulling out their best moves (including splits)!

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Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Second Photographer: Tammie Wardwell
Venue: Asticou Inn
Caterer: Asticou Inn
DJ: Joe Dionne
Florist: Cottage Flowers
Makeup: Bella Spa
Hair: Echo Salon
Dress: Custom, Modern Trousseau
Suits: Macy’s
Wedding Rentals: Wallace Tent & Party Rentals

  • Lily Saratoga - Beautiful pictures! Congratulations Jess and Alan! Jess, it was a pleasure getting to know you and your mom. You were a gorgeous Lily Bride and we wish you all the best!ReplyCancel